Whether it's to get into the Summer spirit or just to add some colour to your makeup routine, a standout lip shade is the quickest way to make the beach-to-bar transition this season. Not into bold lips? These pretty nudes will have you covered. When going for a strong lip hue, all you really need is a light covering of foundation and a subtle dose of mascara — it's best to let your lips do all the talking with this look! These 10 lip shades range from pinks to extra-dark plums, and there's an affordable colour for every skin tone and personality. Click on to find your perfect match!
It's Spring. You know what that means? The races are here! It's time again for everyone to get dolled up, pop on their fascinators and trot out to watch the horses. Of course, a large portion of the fun happens before the actual event — if you're anything like us, you could spend hours playing with new makeup looks and different hairstyles. And the finishing touches? They're the best part! From pretty tints and glosses to makeup finishing sprays and blotting papers, there are all sorts of cute and convenient goodies that you need to cap off your hard beauty work. Here, we've rounded up the 10 best products we could find — best of all, they're all under $20! Click through and check out the best races-ready budget buys this week.
We're taking our beauty cues from the runways in New York this week. Some of our favourite designers have put on breathtaking shows, and subsequently, the beauty looks have been diverse, innovative and surprisingly, easy to recreate at home. Some of our favourites include Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Jason Wu and Victoria Beckham, but that's not to say the others weren't equally inspiring. If we were going to sum up the key trend, it would have to be minimalist, and skin? Well, it's shiny and dewy — very Spring, very now. We've rounded-up 10 products under $20 that will help you recreate the runway trends at home, because high fashion doesn't have to cost a fortune.
I've been facing that daily dilemma of what to wear on my lips of late: gloss or lipstick? I've been a strict lipstick girl for quite some time but lately I'm leaning towards gloss. Now though, instead of carting around 1,001 different products with me, I can take just one bargainous, multi-tasking one: BYS Lipstick & Lipgloss Duo ($4.95).
I'm not sure if you've heard of BYS before but you should keep it on your radar as it's one of the best bargain basement brands out there for on-trend colours. Its singular eyeshadows retail for $2.95 and are available in 137 hues. Impressive. Even more impressive is their pigment and the fact that they are easily as long-wearing as other more expensive brands that I've put through their paces. Oh and it's Australian. Booyah.
This newest product, the Lipstick & Lipgloss Duo, comes in 14 shades, but two stand out as being definite must-haves: Sweet Sugar Rush and Chilli Red.
Stockists: BYS (03 9551 4666)