Looking through this gallery, it almost feels like we've grown up with Katy Perry. She's been on the scene since she was a fresh-faced 20-year-old with the world at her feet — today, as we celebrate Katy's 29th birthday and the release of her new album Prism, we think it's safe to say this ever-evolving lady is still sitting on top of the world. With her constantly-changing hair colour and cool makeup looks, she's provided enough visual stimulation to keep us going for a few days. From black to pink to yellow to blue to black again, there's no end to Katy's adventurous spirit — click through now to see all of her best beauty adventures!
The Victoria's Secret Angels are doing their runway thing today, and all that bronzed limb action and dewy skin got us thinking about our go-to, make us sexy — quick — products. You know the ones, whip it out and five seconds later you may as well be an Angel. Whether it's that certain shade of red lipstick that you know drives the boys crazy, or an illuminator that makes your skin sing, we all have a beauty favourite that makes us feel one trillion dollars. To see what the Sugar editors turn to in times of drab, click through.
Wearing false eyelashes is one of the easiest ways to give your face a lift. But with all the different shapes and lengths to choose, it can be daunting to find the right pair. Just let your eye shape be your guide. To find out which fake lashes will suit you best, keep reading.
Sometimes one mascara isn't enough to get the faux-lash effect. Don't settle for second best, though. Double down on your formulas instead. Combine a lengthening lash-enhancer with a thickening formulation, or top a defining mascara with a curling one. The combinations are endless. For lashes even Kim Kardashian will envy, find a few top mascara pairings when you keep reading.
False eyelashes are one of those beauty products that give you a serious boost when used correctly, but can also look terrible when things go awry. "The key to false lashes anytime, whether you're backstage or at home wearing them, is to fit them to the eyes. You have to cut the band and make them shorter, otherwise they'll drag your eyes down," explains Stila key makeup artist Sarah Lucero, who created the flirty eye makeup look for Alice + Olivia's Spring 2013 show. To see her insider tricks for getting false lashes right, keep reading.
Individual false lashes lend a serious wow factor to any beauty style. And because they're so lightweight and you control how many to apply, the results are surprisingly natural looking. They thicken the lash lines making you look like you have lashes for days, but depending on your technique, you can transform yourself with sexy fringe or even a pretty doe-eyed style. Watch now to see how you can accentuate your flutter with flair. Product prices in US dollars.
For special evening events or a night on the town, false eyelash strips (in lieu of individual lashes) provide glitz and eye-popping power to make the time and effort worth it. Armed with a few cool tricks up your sleeve, you can easily blend them in with your natural lashes so they don't look overly obvious. Here, celebrity makeup artist and Vanitymark Cosmetics founder, Brett Freedman, offers some tips to make false eyelash strip application a lot easier...
While false lashes might not be your everyday-in-the-office kind of beauty get-up, when you've got a big event on, a little extra oomph can make all the difference. The fast-track to a full and flirty flutter is individual lashes. Not as dramatic as a full faux lash line, they can be applied at the outer edge of your natural lash line to open the eyes or wherever you're a little sparse. Whilst most falsies are re-useable, that only applies if you avoid sleeping on them and look after them so if you're not ready to treat them with TLC, start off at the cheaper end of the shopping scale!
We're proud to present celebrity makeup artist and Vanitymark Cosmetics founder Brett Freedman's last column for us.
Long, lush lashes. Who doesn't want them? With the trend toward brighter lips and a sparser eye, a vivid lash line is even more important. So many gals ask me about amping up their flutter with faux lashes. It's actually pretty easy. Here's my technique to give your peepers a little extra pop. Find out when you read more.