We know him best as Lara Bingle's main makeup man, but what Max May is known for in beauty circles, is the bronze eye/red lip combo. This beauty look is so Summer, and works perfectly with dewy skin and thick lashes. Max has put together a very cool, fly-on-the-wall style video revealing how to create the look at home (and wanted Bella readers to see it first!), and let us just say, we picked up more than a few tips. He also recommends products along the way which we love, because if anyone knows a good luminous foundation or highlighting prod — it's Mr May. Enjoy beauties.
Our favourite blonde was the centre of attention at Cleo’s annual swim issue party last night. The petite bombshell rocked a really natural beauty look alongside incredibly sexy thigh-high boots. Lara's hair is getting longer, and last night she kept it straight and clean with a centre part. Her makeup artist, Max May, says the style they wanted to achieve with her makeup was a "refined sun-kissed look". To find out the five steps he took to get Lara's look — along with the products he used — keep reading...
Forget about Kristen Stewart's personal life. We're more interested in how she always stands out on the red carpet. Enter celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson, the man behind many of Kristen's looks, from her red lips at Cannes to her casual flair at Comic-Con. Here, he reveals how to cover up blemishes for flawless-looking skin, how to enhance your eyes as Kristen does, and the products he turns to again and again.
Kristen Stewart's impeccable skin and piercing blue eyes make it impossible for her not to be a showstopper. Pairing her Reem Acra gown with a matching red lip just takes it to the next level. Her makeup artist, Beau Nelson, shares the tricks to create this look. Learn how to do it, and you'll want to make your own colour match.
As Rachel Zoe's beauty guru on The Rachel Zoe Project, celebrity hair and makeup artist Joey Maalouf let The Coveteur inside his home this week. Our favourite photo, of course, was from his beauty cupboard. "Nothing makes me happier then opening my 'Glam Closet'. I never have less then 10 bottles of [L'Oreal] Elnett in my house at all times." Love it! Highlights include quotes from Mean Girls, his cool art collection, what he spent his first big pay cheque on and some very cute model-like shots. See the entire shoot here.
Christmas parties are just around the corner and creating a festive makeup look couldn't be easier. To take your look from day to night, makeup artist Desirae Cherman has a few tips that will help you stand out after hours. Get the lowdown on this look now.
- Covergirl LiquilineBlast Eyeliner Pencil in Black Fire, $17.95
- L’Oreal Paris mascara — we like Extra-Volume Collagene Million Lashes, $27.95
- Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Icon, $45
Gina Brooke is the Artistic Director for Hourglass Cosmetics and works with gorgeous A-listers like Madonna, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Campbell and Gwen Stefani. She has a wealth of beauty knowledge and for the next few weeks, Gina will be sharing her expertise as our new guest blogger. We can't wait to read her amazing content! Take it away, Gina:
I’m thrilled to be guest blogging for BellaSugar. Beauty has been a longtime obsession of mine. According to my mother, I showed an early affinity for makeup. At the age of four I borrowed her lipstick, scrawled on the living room walls and then attempted to eat it. A little too enthusiastic, admittedly.
My philosophy is that there are no rules when it comes to makeup. Experimentation is key, and it helps build confidence. After that the possibilities are endless. Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing insider tricks, key products in my kit and the secret to glowing skin. I hope you find the posts informative, educational and inspiring.
We're jumping back on the We Heart Australia bandwagon today, and the makeup maestro himself Napoleon Perdis is in the hot seat. Napoleon's makeup career started early on at the age of 13. After opening his first flagship store on Sydney's Oxford Street in 1995, the brand has grown in leaps and bounds, with now over 65 concept stores, PLUS the store on Hollywood Boulevard. Wowza. Here he tells us about celebrity texts, his life as a wedding makeup artist and the hunt for a Napoleon Perdis ambassadress . . .
When did you know that you wanted to become a makeup artist? I always had a passion for makeup. It’s creative, artistic and empowering. As a kid I was entranced by my mother’s relationship to makeup—she was and is an extremely glamorous woman. She would let me do her makeup before heading out to soirées. One night she'd channelled Elizabeth Taylor; the next Sophia Loren. I’ve been hooked since.