It's been a lovely start to Winter for us in the POPSUGAR office, with fresh Spring/Summer collections, pretty must-have products and a visit from Steve Carrell brightening up the darker days. Fashion editor Ali caught wind of Witchery, Cue and River Island's new drops, with neon stripes, monochrome and silver jewellery making a statement, while health and beauty editor Alison tried out new makeup collections courtesy of Rimmel, Lancôme and Estée Lauder, to name a few. And back on the celebrity entertainment front, Jess caught up with Steve Carrell and Miranda Cosgrove at the world premiere of Despicable Me 2 in Sydney. Click through to see all the pictures!
You just have to love a balm or cream that you can put anywhere, on anything, right? Insect bites, dry skin, burns, cold sores — you name it and there's a cream for it, but who has enough space in their Wang for more than one? We live for hardworking, use anywhere beauty products, and after asking the question, we soon found out that the other Sugar editors do, too! From the heroic to the iconic, we seem to use them all. Click through to find out the 10 products we collectively can't leave the house without.
Well, well, well, look what day it is — budget buy Friday! With only three weeks till Spring, we're ready to feel the sunshine on our faces and let our legs see some light! In honour of that, we're featuring some cheap but very cheerful bronzers and self tanners to get you ready for The Big Reveal. In keeping with our sunny theme, we've got bright lipsticks, even brighter nail polish and some mascara that isn't black... click through to see our top 10 budget beauty buys for this week. Let there be light.
A staple if ever there was one, everyone from guys and girls, young to old uses a lip balm. Or two. Or three. Which means everyone should have their say on which new release gets crowned Best Lip Balm in our awards. Will it be Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast which offers a fruity hit of SPF and antioxidants, Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter which is clinically proven to offer four hours of hydration, Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit which really nourishes the lips thanks to vitamins C and E from the grapefruit seed oil, Maybelline New York Baby Lips SPF 20 Lip Balm in Mango Pie which is enriched with centella essence to improve cell turnover and turn your pout form drab to fab or Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm which has a clear stain gloss finish and features vitamin E and aloe to moisturise as well as SPF 15 to protect lips.
In a world where how "green" you are is as important (if not more) as how good you look, it can be difficult finding beauty products that fit the bill. Sure, more and more brands are jumping on the environmentally-friendly bandwagon, but sometimes you just can't go past an old reliable. Which is why it's always good to hear about a cult fave getting its green on. Carmex has made a change to the bottom of its iconic yellow jar and now that it has a deeper indent, it uses 20 percent less plastic, saving a huge 35 tonnes in freight shipping which makes a big dent in its carbon footprint. You can check out its new environmentally-friendly packaging in store now.
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It might be one place you forget to look after when you're thinking about sun protection, but your lips are one of the more frequent places you'll get burnt. Unfortunately, lip gloss doesn't count — in fact, shiny surfaces attract sunlight so we've dug up ten of the best lip balms featuring SPF. The good news is they also offer the soothing benefits of vitamin E, aloe vera and cocoa butter. Check out our top 10 now!
With Derby Day happening next Saturday and Melbourne Cup just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the beauty essentials that should make it into your clutch for the big day. And don't despair if you're not off to Flemington for a day of fashions on the field, these purse-friendly products will keep you looking fresh and fab all day long, whatever the occasion!
With her picture-perfect smile and luminous skin, it's easy to see why we wanted gorgeous Australian television presenter Sophie Falkiner to share her favourite beauty buys. As well as her presenting duties she's also a mum to two young kids, which means she loves products that can cut her beauty prep time in half! To get the lowdown on the hair product she calls a "Godsend" and the lip balm she carries everywhere, walk right this way and take a look through her makeup bag!
Kirsten Dunst and Dakota Fanning were just some of the celebs braving the chilly English Summer to take in the tennis at Wimbledon yesterday. And no doubt they joined the masses in snacking on the traditional treat of strawberries and cream while watching a match. But you needn't jet all the way to London to enjoy a strawberrylicious beauty snack — just check out these sweet face, bath and body treats that have been infused with strawberry. The fruit is great for skin as it's packed with antioxidants and fruit acids, which help to refine the texture of the skin. Start off your day with a lightweight lotion from The Body Shop and use Kit's richbody butter before bed. Keep lips in tip-top condition with Carmex's lip balm and revive dull skin with Mario Badescu's strawberry scrub. Finish with Lush's massage bar and your skin will be glowing before you can say "new balls, please."