We're still in Victoria's Secret land and we're in the mood to look a little more sexy than usual. Those crazy manes and glossy lips have us thinking about date night, hot rollers and nude lip liner, so we thought we'd ask the POPSUGAR Australia editors' what products they turn to when they want to look and feel outrageously hot. Curious?
With beauty more accessible than ever thanks to online shopping and havens like Mecca Maxima opening left right and centre, we're often knee-deep in makeup trends that go as quickly as they came. One thing that never changes? The tools we use in our day-to-day regimes. Often overlooked in a world of bright colours and fancy fragrances (roll-on perfume, anyone?), these pieces of equipment have been by our sides for years and we'll never stray. From nail buffers and disposable mascara wands, to mini hair straighteners and top-quality eyelash curlers, there's no rhyme or reason for the brands in this gallery — all we know is that these tools make our lives that little bit easier and deserve some love. Click through to check them out!
When it comes to eyelash curlers, none are more iconic than Shu Uemura's offering. Found in the kits of the world's best makeup artists (Gina Brooke, who counts Madonna, Katy Perry and Gisele as clients swears by them) and responsible for making flutters the world over look flirtier, the must-have makeup tool is now getting a makeover of its own. Starting next month, a luxurious 24K gold-coated version of Shu Uemura's Eyelash Curler is available — for the same price. A little bit of luxury that we can all afford. Sign. Us. Up.
Shu Uemura's 24K Gold Eyelash Curler ($40) is available from July 2 exclusively at David Jones.
They're the not-so-secret weapon of the entire beauty industry. Eyelash curlers, that is. Look in any makeup artist's kit and you'll most likely find the cult classic, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. Lara Bingle's makeup artist Max May swears by them. But if forty bucks is a little too steep for your budget, there are plenty of other options out there that provide a long-lasting curl. Step right this way to see our edit of the best eyelash curlers whatever your budget.
Every girl needs a tool kit. And we're not talking about the ones that contain screwdrivers and drills (though these are also pretty handy to have in your life). We mean your beauty tools. Like eyelash curlers, nail clippers, foundation sponges and such like. If your kit is looking a little empty or a little bland, you're in luck, as today Kit Cosmetics has added to its line-up of brushes with some basic tools that mix pretty packaging with useful items, making them the perfect gift.
Stockists: Kit Cosmetics
So yesterday we spoke to Madonna's makeup artist who shared her top tips for mascara application. Thanks, Gina! And as any beauty expert will tell you — especially Gina Brooke — the key to having flirty-looking lashes (besides a great mascara, obviously) is to curl your eyelashes. Which sounds simple, but not everyone's doing the triple curl like the pros so we thought it's high-time for a video on using this indispensable makeup tool. If you still haven't got one in your life, try ModelCo Turbo Lashwand Heated Eyelash Curler ($35) or Lash Me Compact Eyelash Curler ($6.50) for on-the-go touch-ups. Do you use an eyelash curler?
Soon as I saw deets on the latest ModelCo GWP I thought, a-ha, somebody's trying to trick me. No way would you get a Turbo LASHWAND Heated Eyelash Curler (valued at $35) for FREE when you spend just $39 or more on ModelCo bits at David Jones. Too good to be true, I thought. Send it back. Someone's trying to have me on. But they're not. It really is true. I triple checked. So all that's left for me to say is get thee to a David Jones. Stat. Luscious lashes await you, my friend.
Conditions apply. Offer available exclusively at David Jones from now until September 5 (or until stocks last).
Topshop has already been rocking my world with their purse-friendly fashion makeup range and more recently their hot collection of transfer tattoos. Now they've launched a new range of makeup tools and accessories to stores. Check them out! The range includes everything from blusher brushes, to eyelash curlers, eyeshadow brushes and tweezers, all priced between approx $5 to $17. For approx $35 you can also get a full makeup brush set complete with travel case. Their sleek black and white design also gives them a professional feel. (No doubt we'll see them being tried out backstage at the Topshop Unique show in September's London Fashion Week.) I'm wondering where they'll take things next. Will we see Topshop haircare soon, or a fragrance? Are you a fan of Topshop Beauty?
Well lookee what we have here. The little love children of Mr. Tweezerman and Mrs. Benefit. Are they just adorable? Yes, that's right. Two of the biggest (and best. Just sayin') beauty brands have joined forces to bring us four fabulous brow and lash tools. There's the Tweezerman for Benefit Slant® Tweezer ($49), the Pointed Slant® Tweezer ($52), the Brow Shaping Brush ($24) and the ProCurl Curler® ($45). I'm loving the retractable brow brush and the pink tweezers. Super cute. Good one, Tweenefit. Way to make brow shaping more exciting.
The Tweezerman for Benefit brow and lash tools will be available from July 10.