See that Avon serum? It garnered a 60,000-strong waiting list in the UK, and this month, you can buy it. And what's that funny looking nail polish? Oh, that's just a tie-dye top coat (!). If you've been searching for your next beauty buy — and let's be honest, when aren't we? — then you're going to want to pop inside this here gallery.
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.
Call it whatever you like — taupe, greige, mushroom — but we've been big fans of this wear-with-anything shade for some time now. In fact when we wear it, it is the nail polish colour we get the most comments on. A bit more on the brown side of the colour spectrum rather than grey, greige can and will match anything you decide to wear and won't confuse your overall beauty look. It was a big hit on the red carpet recently, with celebrities including Marion Cotillard and Debra Messing rocking the non-committal hue. Click through to see 10 of our favourites.
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.
It's likely you have a few bottles of clear nail polish lying around in your manicure kit. Now it's time to expand the horizons of your trusty clear lacquer into other areas, from furniture to fashion. We've collated our top 10 favourites, click through to learn more.
Clear mascara is one of those makeup products you might not use all that often, but it offers a little bit of something for everyone. At its basic level, clear mascara defines and separates the lashes, adding volume, the illusion of length, and a touch of brightening sparkle to the eyes. It also works to moisturise and condition eyelashes. But did you know that there are other ways you can utilise this multitasking wonder? It will all be crystal clear when you read more.
From innovative mascara formulas and wands to colour-adjusting makeup, there are so many things to buy, try, and fall in love with at the chemist. And with such great prices, you can afford to make a mistake or two when it comes to choosing a new foundation or lipstick. But of everything you bought this year, which makeup brand came out tops? Vote below and tell us what you think.
So we've covered the boy, the beach babe, gifts packs and even very amazing eyeshadow palettes — now onto some cute budget buys. If you've got a $20 limit, there's still plenty of beauty prods to choose from to suit even your most difficult present people. You know the type, they're so fussy! From makeup bags to luxe hand cream and brush sets, click through.
Navy blue is having a moment. Every second Autumn/Winter '13 showing I attend has a sea of the classic hue (cue internal fist pump). Bella too has been bitten by the navy blue bug — expounding the appeal of an inky smoky eye, just this morning. We're far too impatient to wait until the weather turns cold to try out the trend, so we went through our Icon Kit files to find something a little more seasonally relevant. May we introduce ... Poppy Delevingne, wearing Louis Vuitton at the label's S/S '12 Paris fashion week show way back in October of last year. Still so good.
On the back of the announcement Alexander Wang will take over from Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, we think a nail tribute to the designer's simple, sporty aesthetic is in order. We fell pretty hard for the reverse t-bar sandals that hit the catwalk during his Spring '13 collection showing at New York fashion week, the silver in particular. Aluminium-style polish is perfect for some feature nail action, but it also looks super luxe when painted on all nails. The key is three coats for maximum coverage. Ready?