Standing in Priceline or Myer, lingering around the makeup counters and wondering which powder bronzer is going to give you Nicole Richie's just-been-on-an-island glow? Us, too. We've done some research and found the top 10 powder bronzers on shelves right now, and ordered them by price. So no matter what your budget, girl, you too can glow.
It's the second day of Summer and we're celebrating with 25 new beauty products to hit shelves this December. Whether you're looking for Christmas presents, new lipgloss, nail polish or perfume — there's a treat in here for you. Oh go on, you deserve it. Come shopping!
Want more? See our other must have new beauty products here.
That's right, a cleanser specifically designed for your makeup brushes, not your face. Definitely not for your face. Now that Spring is officially underway, it's time to give your makeup and the tools you use everyday a good once over. Ideally, you should clean your makeup brushes once a week (we like to do ours on a Sunday morning all fresh for Monday) to remove all the dirt and leftover product from the previous seven days. This will ensure you don't transfer any nasty bacteria onto your face and cause a breakout.
Just think, every time you use your brushes — especially during a touch up — you're picking up the dirt and sweat on your face and leaving it to fester on your brushes. Charming! Cleaning brushes doesn't have to be a chore, it is actually really quick and easy. Wet the brush under warm water, spray or dunk in some brush cleanser and then rinse until clean. Just be sure to reshape the hairs before leaving out to dry. Click through to see our top five brush cleansers — happy cleaning!
Getting a professional manicure is one of life's simplest and greatest pleasures, but it's not always a smart move to skip rent payments just so you can have good-looking nails (sigh). We have good news for you, though — giving yourself a manicure to rival a professional's is actually so easy — all you need is a little bit of time up your sleeve and the right tools. Got a spare half an hour? Click through our 11-step gallery to see what you need (our last tip is almost too good to be true), and we'll guide you step by step. Isn't it time you took some time for yourself? We thought so!
To recreate this perfect pout this weekend (watch out, world!), you need to arm yourself with a good lip balm, a liner, and a red to rival Sandra's. Slather your lips in balm at least a few hours before the big event, to moisturise, plump and seal them, then line and lightly fill them with a red liner to match your lipstick colour. In this instance, we suggest using Napoleon Perdis Lip Pencil in Rococo Red ($23.80). Once your lips are lined, coat them in NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella ($39). Smooth the colour with your fingertips, ruffle your hair with your fingers, and you are ready! Too easy.
When it comes to spending your hard-earned cash on products, you want to know that they're going to work. That's the great thing about the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards, you see, because like-minded beauty lovers have come together to vote on the products they believe in and actually repurchase. Today's second round of winners is dedicated to makeup, with most finalists courtesy of fashion and celebrity makeup artist, Max May. To see the Best Foundation, Lip Product and more, click through!
- Benefit Fake Up
- Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick
- L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Les Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
- Maybelline NY Eyestudio Color Tattoo Eye Shadow
- Napoleon Perdis The One Concealer
Editor's Pick: Benefit Fake Up. "This category was so hard to judge, and picking a favourite even harder! I genuinely love and use all of the finalist products, so they definetely have my seal of approval. But in the end, I can't go past Benefit Fake Up. I've never met a more hydrating concealer, it does wonders for my skin after 3pm." — Alison Larsen, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor
Which one gets your vote? Don't forget to make your clicks count in all the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards categories!
Yes we know, BB creams are so yesterday, right? Wrong! While CC creams have taken some of the skin perfecting limelight, there's still a very big place in your beauty cupboard for a BB. Always remember that BB stands for blemish (or beauty balm), and CC stands for colour correcting (or colour control). So if you suffer from breakouts or large pores, BB cream is still your go-to. If it's redness, fine lines and scarring you want to address, try a CC. Big brands are constantly improving their formulas and bringing you new BB creams to smooth and correct, and we've got 10 newbies we think you'll want to try.
Fleur Wood End of Season Sale
When: Now until stocks last
Where: In store and online
What: Up to 75% off the A/W 2013 Collection
YB J'AIME By Yeojin Bae Final Markdowns
When: Now until sticks last
Where: Online (shop.yeojinbae.com)
What: Up to 80% off
Maurie & Eve Warehouse Sale
When: Sat 13th July
Where: 33/ 14 Polo Ave, Mona Vale, NSW
What: Up to 75% off selected A/W 2013 styles
This month marks the middle month of Winter, eek! By now your beauty regime should have gone into full, cold weather swing; with cream cleansers, thicker moisturisers and even a warmer-smelling scent. If you still need to tick a few of these boxes, it's not too late. The beauty world is bursting with some stand out new products, from super serums to affordable, smile-inducing blush.