Are you counting down for an early finish so you can hit the highway, blast Pharrell Williams x Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" while wearing your new silver nail polish? Us, too. It's the long weekend and if you're planning a trip away, you'll need to downsize your beauty routine without compromising on versatility and quality. Travel sized products don't have to be daggy, you know. Get in here.
It's nearly time to up the ante in your skin-moisturising regimen, but instead of getting new products for the cooler months, try reaching for a night cream for daytime skin relief. Yes To Carrots Repairing Night Cream ($24.99), for example, is formulated for sensitive skin so natural ingredients like beta-carotene will protect skin from damaging free radicals. It also has trusty vitamin E for that extra boost of hydration, while the dead sea mud cleanses rids toxins — and there's plenty of those floating around on windy days... But the main beauty tip here? Try using you night cream during the day this Winter, and save your pennies for that new illuminator you have your eye on.
Usually wearing more than one beauty trend at a time can cause a clash, but Emmy Rossum proved that the key is choosing the right combination. She matched emerald smoky eyes and nude lips with an easy braid and white nails at yesterday's The 20/20 Experience album release party.
By incorporating Pantone's Colour Of the Year, Emmy's green shadow is spot-on for 2013. To re-create the look, apply Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Green ($9.95) in the lower waterline and on the upper lids. Then top with a golden shadow in the inner corners and on the center of lids. Emmy balanced the bold shadow with a glossy nude lip — yet another trend right now. Her effortless french braid is similar to styles seen on the Honor and Marchesa Spring 2013 catwalks. Finally, for nails, swipe on a few coats of Orly Nail Lacquer in Dayglow ($18.95) for a bold white manicure that has been spotted as a celebrity favourite. Which trends will you be mixing and matching in the coming months?
For those of us needing a little help transitioning our makeup from from Spring brights to warmer hues, look no further than Karlie Kloss. The model was lounging poolside yesterday with her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels to celebrate the launch of the brand's 2013 swim collection. But instead of the string bikinis, it was Karlie's makeup that left us totally inspired. Her metallic smoky eye was the perfect juxtaposition for her dewy makeup and pink lips and cheeks, creating an ace pairing of Spring makeup transitioning to Autumn/Winter.
To get the look, start out with your metallic shadows on your lids. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Painted Purple ($11.95) with a dusting of Bobbi Brown Metallic Cream Shadow in Candlelight ($50) in the corners of eyes is a great combo to mimic Karlie's application. Then keep your lips and cheeks very Spring with a cream blush like Prestige Mineral Blush in Peach ($22.50) to add a soft glow to the apples of your cheeks. Finish with a swipe of a pearlescent pink like Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple ($21.95). You'll give new life to your makeup look this season.
Big call, I know. I'm pretty particular about my topcoat, so after hearing the buzz about French offering Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (approx $18.23), I just had to try it. Now this glossy star isn't new at all — it's actually been around for over a decade and still claims to be "the finest and most highly acclaimed top coat for nail polish in the world". So modest. But jokes aside, I love a proud product, so my expectations were high... Keep reading.
Out of all the celebeauties to walk the red carpet at yesterday's SAG Awards, we were flawed by the perfection that is Rose Byrne. From her glossy finger waves, adorable doe-eyes covered in a light shimmer of taupe shadow to those candy pink lips, Rose proved that sticking to your signature style always works on the red carpet. Click through to zoom in on that skin, and shop our product picks to get her look at home.
So you know we're going a little loco on the Australiana theme this week — but what better time to celebrate all that is great about Aussie celebs and products made Down Under than the lead-up to Australia Day? We always look forward to events like the Logies and any Australian film premiere, because we get to see stars including Jodi Gordon, Lara Bingle and Rose Byrne flexing their makeup muscles. We asked the Sugar eds to pick their all-time favourite Australian beauty moment; plus the product they'll be purchasing to get thy look at home.
You might be familiar with the Australian beauty brand Models Prefer. It's Priceline's very own "luxe for less" range that offers makeup, hair tools and fragrances. Now, Models Prefer also offers a comprehensive skincare line (Hydrate, Rejuvenate and Purify) that rivals some of the bigger, more high-end brands on the market. You see, it has been developed in conjunction with one of Italy's leading laboratories, and contains similar ingredients to like-minded products sold for at least double the price.
The buzz word in the Models Prefer skincare range is Aqua Flex — an active ingredient derived from purified pomegranate extract. And as we know, pomegranate has super healing powers, but is also good for acne and anti-ageing. We've included a breakdown of our favourite products from the range, so click through.
Models Prefer stockists: Priceline
Australia Day doesn't have to mean Southern Cross tattoos and the Aussie flag worn as a cape — it is possible to style it up right. Enter patriotic nail duos! If you want to keep your love for our sunburnt country a little low-key this week and right through into the weekend, why not go cobalt or navy blue with a red feature nail, or visa versa? Just remember to keep your talons short, neat and chic. Click through to see our favourite, perfect Australia Day nail polish pairs.
Dewy skin has been popular of late, but come the hottest days of Summer, sometimes you just want to go matte — right? Matte-look skin is one-dimensional in the sense that the skin doesn't necessarily "pop", but it's a clean makeup look and one that gives that faux contoured look when applied correctly. The key is to start very slow, and build. Dip your brush on the palette, tap excess, and lightly move in a circular motion around all the highest points of your face and along the jawline. We've got five, firm favourites (go on, say that five times fast), and there's one at every price point.