Gift sets are like the holy grail of Mother's Day presents, much like buying mum luxe beauty products. More bang for your buck means you can spend a little and get a lot. While bathroom goodies always work a treat with mum, don't forget fragrance and mascara — the staples! And just because she doesn't wear it now, doesn't mean she won't if you gift it. From skincare to smellies and even the perfect lipstick set, click through.
Carolina Herrera wanted her models to look gorgeous, and that they did. For the elegant look, Orlando Pita for Moroccan Oil gave a new twist (if you will) to the victory roll, while Diane Kendal for Mac Cosmetics added a gorgeous shade, Hot Tahiti, on the lips. Nails were adorned with Essie's Ladylike to streamline the elegant factor.
Bold lips and matte finishes are huge for Fall 2013, and the crimson version at Vera Wang was the focal point of the overall beauty look. The hair was left wavy and slight undone, and the nails were a soft grey.
Who would wear it: We can see Florence Welch rocking this look.
Key products: Clé de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in Mister Lincoln and Tuscany.
Trends: Bold, matte lips.
This week has been awash with trackside style; from Saturday's Derby Day to Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, to tomorrow's Stakes Day — it's been all systems hats, heels and horses at Sugar HQ. We've been reminiscing over our favourite all-time trackside looks, and there's one favourite across the board: Kate Bosworth in Collette Dinnigan at Derby Day way back in 2006. Bella and I have put our collective skills to work to show you how you can recreate this iconic look in time for the Spring racing season's last hurrah. Wanna see how?
Kate Hudson manages to make even a simple hairstyle look like a million-dollar affair. On Thursday night at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, Kate styled her signature waves into a low ponytail that combined the sleek with the tousled. To get her contrasting textures, curl the entire head, leaving the ends straight. Next, apply a low-hold cream or hair spray, like MoroocanOil Luminous Hairspray Flexible Hold ($19.95), to hands and gather the hair into a ponytail at the nape. After smoothing the sides down, lightly tug at the hairline with your fingers to create lift. Rake through the waves once or twice to position your strands as you like, but keep manipulation to a minimum so that individual waves stay intact. Finally, wrap a small section of hair around the ponytail holder and fasten with bobby pins. Finish the look with a shimmering shadow, fully rimmed eyes, and a touch of gloss, just like Kate. Kate's not the only one who's been working ponytails of late — everyone from Nina Dobrev and Gwyneth Paltrow to Emilia Clarke and Coco Rocha have been giving this massive hair trend a go!
Curly-haired women know: hydration is the key to achieving defined ringlets and waves. Let Moroccanoil's intensely conditioning and frizz-reducing Intense Curl Cream ($44.50) be your hair's secret weapon. While you can apply this product on wet hair with a diffuser, another way to use this argan oil-rich product is to refresh second-day strands. For thicker hair, try twirling it into individual curls after spritzing with water. And for waves, scrunch the cream in with your fingers, resetting your style with a diffuser. A little bit goes a long way with this cream, but if you use too much, spray hair with water to avoid a weighed-down finish. If you have a sensitive nose, this floral-scented cream might not be for you. But fragrance lovers will find that thanks to its high-sillage effects, this scented cream might even replace their perfume.
We'd all like bombshell strands like Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley but when faced with approximately 3.7 million products in the haircare aisle, it can be tricky knowing what new shampoo, conditioner or styling product to try. Luckily you're one step closer to finding out as our readers have helped crown the best of the best when it comes to repairing, frizz-fighting, colouring, cleansing, styling and refreshing your strands. Care to find out the results?
When you're hot, you're hot, and right now, Emma Stone is on fire. At the LA premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma, dressed in a white and pink Chanel frock, looked radiant, almost ethereal, wearing black and white eye makeup — Revlon ColorStay crème gel eyeliner in Black ($24.95) and Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fantasme ($48) — with just a hint of pink on her cheeks and lips. "I wanted Emma's makeup to be effortless and elegant," said makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.
The same mind-set rang true when it came to Emma's hairstyle. Celebrity stylist Mara Roszak for Moroccanoil explained, "I felt it should play against the dress and look sleek in an effortless, textured way." To do this, Roszak spritzed Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray in Strong ($34.95) on Emma's blow-dried strands. She then pulled Emma's hair back low at the nape, twisted it into a knot, and tucked the ends under. A Cartier diamond brooch was attached at the back for a chic finish.
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As soon as the season changes we bring out those rich face creams, up the ante on the elbow moisturising and switch from a lightweight lotion to body butter, but what about our hair? It tends to get left behind feeling all dry and sorry for it after a sun-soaked Summer. The good news is, it's easy to inject some much-needed hydration back into distressed tresses with a nourishing moisture mask. Much like the kind you'd use on your face. Here are five fab finds that'll do the job and restore moisture (and with it, that salon-worthy shine) in no time.
Suboo kicked off the last day of Fashion Week in style this morning. Liz Kelsh (Max Factor) said that while she wanted to "pay homage to the [beach style] origins of the brand," she didn't want to just create a beachy makeup look. "I wanted it to be fashion forward." That meant a glossy chartreuse eye — a colour picked out from the collection itself — with the pigment being taken slightly underneath the eye too. As well as being used on the lids, Max Factor Vibrant Curve Effect Lip Gloss was also used to highlight the cheeks and make the catch the light. For the hair Robert Ham (MoroccanOil) created a sleek ponytail "that's woven at the sides" to create a macramé effect. "It's not too feminine," Ham said. He used the hero MoroccanOil Treatment, Hydrating Styling Cream and Glamorous Shine Spray to "create a shellac finish."