Wondering what nail polish colours will be hot this Summer? The POPSUGAR Australia editors' have their well-manicured fingers on the pulse of all things trend related, and nail polish is no exception. We saw varying shades of nude on the international runways, but that's no fun, is it? Click through to see the colours you need on your digits this Summer.
Ever find yourself frantically trying to pick a colour for your pedicure while the manicurist taps her foot impatiently? Talk about stressful! You want to get it right and try to visualise any social plans for the next fortnight and oh dear, she's still waiting. We're taking the hard work out of picking a pedi colour by featuring our ultimate top 10 toe nail favourites. Click through and you'll never get it wrong again.
Budget beauty products can be one of three things: good, bad or just OK. We're here to talk about the former, but better than good, we're highlighting the best. Within you'll find our top picks from the budget category for each essential item in your beauty kit. Best mascara under $20? Got it. Best concealer under $20? We're using it. Come budget-conscious beauties, come.
You're right, we'll use any excuse to feature more of the orange lipsticks and nail polishes we love! Orange is the trend of the season — straight from the international runways to your hands and lip — but it's also perfect for Halloween. Maybe you don't want to go crazy with a costume and would prefer to have small details that say boo?! Try orange lips and black nails, or even orange nails and blood red lips. . . Click, click.
Then, while my nails were still wet, I painted on the black shape of the kitty's face using Essie Licorice. To create the ears, I used a fine-tipped brush to draw on triangle shapes at the top. Next, I used the same brush to paint on eyes with Essie Blanc ($15.95). For the final touch, I dabbed on pupils for the eyes using the same black polish. You still have a few more days to get in the Halloween spirit, so why not let a black cat cross your manicure this Halloween?
It's Spring and we are excited. The sun is shining and the products are getting equally as bright, as brands release their warm weather offerings. There's an essential skincare set from Chanel, perfect red lipstick from Elizabeth Arden and a new, more mature fragrance from our girl Taylor Swift. But that's not nearly it, click through.
The neo-romantic collection coming down the runway at Nanette Lepore's Spring 2014 show translated directly to a beauty look consisting of wispy hair and bright red lips. "The look is soft but edgy," lead stylist Jeanie Syfu for Tresemmé said. Therefore, Syfu created a "whimsical, matte texture" in the hair to complement the light and airy fabrics in the collection. To get an edgy feel, she set the hair with elastics to achieve natural-looking bends in the hair. Shine was minimised by applying Fresh Start Colour Care Dry Shampoo.
Makeup artist James Kaliardos for Mac Cosmetics went for a soft, contoured complexion paired with a red lip colour: Velvetease Lip Pencil in Lovers Lane. The chunky pencil created a soft line that made it less harsh than a typical red lip hue. And Michelle Sauders for Essie used Blanc ($18.95) on the nails, a crisp white that Nanette's daughter picked for the show.
Frida Kahlo may have inspired the hair and designs at Naeem Khan Spring 2014, but not in the literal sense. Lead makeup artist James Boehmer for Nars interpreted the look into a raspberry lip hue and metallic-flecked eye makeup. The pout was a layered look that started with Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil in just the centre.
Boehmer then applied loose powder to the outer edges of the lip before adding a layer of Yu Satin Lip Pencil. The finished look was a lip with blurred edges. The hair was a play on Frida Kahlo's famous milkmaid braids. The roots were slicked back using Sally Hershberger Plump Up. Lead stylist Sally Hershberger added extensions to thicken the braids, and they were mussed before hitting the runway to give the style a two-textured feel. To complement all the red shades in the collection, lead manicurist Michelle Saunders gave the models a crimson manicure with Essie A List ($18.95).
Remember the greatest disco moments of the '70s? They're back on the Jenny Packham runway for Spring 2014. The designer was inspired by the film Picnic at Hanging Rock, which is set in the Edwardian era but was filmed in the 1970s. Both influences can be seen in the movie, clothing collection, and beauty look.
Lead makeup artist Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier used the Radiance Foundation Primer ($45), followed by tinted moisturizer, to illuminate the face. She then applied Cheek Contour in Sunrise to give models the innocent glow of the 1900s. To finish, a silver glitter scattered about the eyes served to harken back to the disco ball days of the '70s.
The nails also had a touch of sparkle. Gina Edwards layered on Essie Eternal Optimist ($18.95) topped with Allure ($18.95). Pink and silver glitters were then mixed in. "We wanted to create a cascading effect on the nail, kind of like it's there, and then it trickles down, and its not there," she said. "The key to glitter is you never want to take a full brush because it's just going to be a blob. You want to wipe the excess off so it's just at the end. Then, dab it on."
The hair was a definite nod to the disco era with big, backcombed curls. Lead hairstylist Jeanie Syfu curled each model's hair using Tresemmé Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray. The smallest irons were used near the nape, medium-sized barrels at the crown, and larger-sized barrels near the part. The hair was pinned up while cooling; just before the runway it was teased with a wide-tooth comb for volume.