How many times have you gone out and bought a new hair product only to get it home and never use it? Yes, us too! But there's a few products we've put in the bathroom cupboard and then actually taken out again. These are the products are editors' see as hairstyling staples, so you can us trust us when we say they work! Try them! Let's go.
The benefits of priming your hair are three-fold. First and foremost, you protect those locks of yours. Exposed to the elements at all time, your hair cops a lot of heat — literally and figuratively — so looking after should be your top priority. Benefit number two: Primer will make your hair smoother (bye bye, frizz!) and easier to work with, as well as providing it with a base that will hold any style for much longer than naked strands would. And last, but certainly not least? Primer simply makes your hair look better. With in-built shine enhancers and detanglers, the products in this gallery will eliminate a few others you've got in your beauty cabinet. . . Convinced yet? Come this way to shop out top 10 picks!
Beautiful hair, glowing skin, enviable makeup . . . there are very few reasons not to love everything about Blake Lively's look. Yet the actress, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, is happiest at home. "I love cooking!" Blake told Marie Claire. "But I never follow recipes."
It's with this eclectic palette that the actress has pieced together her beauty regimen. The list includes a shampoo from Kérastase ("Divine," Blake gushes) and a sumptuous candle from Le Labo ("They make good gifts"). Peruse — and shop — Blake's beauty list inside!
Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia we spotted more than a few beauty trends, but we also kept a tally of the most-used products. Session stylists and makeup artists work hard and fast behind the scenes, and it's the "heroes" that become their multi-tasking, fix-all, use everywhere and on everything products. If you're wondering what your next beauty purchase might be, step this way.
When you spend the time and money to get your hair done, the last thing you want is it to fade after a few washes. Instead of going in for a touch-up every few weeks, learn how to keep your hair colour from fading by using three at-home products. On Kirbie: dress from Rent the Runway.
We always look forward to kaftan queen Camilla's Australian fashion week showing. A delight of colour, music and celebration always fills the rooom, and today's event in a giant teepee in Centennial Park was no exception. Prema Salon's Jimmy Kim used Goldwell products to create silky, earth mother hair; while Max May gave us two unique looks for Mac Cosmetics. He refers to the late, great Australian artist, Vali Myers, who tattooed a moustache-like design on her face; and his interpretation of shooting stars on the eyes. Intrigued? You should be.
Both hair and makeup referenced "boyish beauty" as an inspiration for the final look at By Johnny. "It's boyish beauty without being androgynous," said lead makeup artist Amber D (MAC). Think fluffly brows and a sexy glossy eye. If you're wanting to emulate the look, the important thing is to be flexible. "Gloss moves," Amber said. "It's not always going to look perfect, but that can still be beautiful too." Start with a MAC Cream Colour Base (Amber used Antique Gold for the show) which has a sheen to it but stays put. Brown mascara was used through the brows to give that boyish edge and the look was teamed with a "modern twist on a '50s boy hairstyle". Created by Melanie Boyd (Goldwell), the style once again used the braiding internally technique to flaten and quash volume. Goldwell Lagoom Jam gel was used to create the notion of "short back and sides," while the front section was crimped to create volume and texture, before being fashioned into a quiff.
"Aurelio Costarella doesn't really follow trends," hair director Lee Preston (Goldwell) said backstage. That meant that a sleek ponytail, the hot style of the season, had to get a fresh feel to it so Preston went down the equestrian route and created two ponytails on the occipital bone that were then "knotted" together to give the style a "slick, directional feel." But it didn't end there. Chalk powder was mixed in with a Goldwell gel to create a white paste that was brushed over models' part in the front. The makeup was equally eye-catching. James Molloy (MAC) created the 1920s gothic-inspired look, saying of the eye: "It's shadowy by not eye shadow." He didn't want any graphic lines, instead it was to look as though it was an effect from lighting. The look took lots of layering. First a taupe was applied all over the lid and outside of the brow bone, then a cream-base moss green was patted on top, and then finally a gold-green pigment to finish the "mesmerising melancholic look."
Dmitri Papas (Goldwell) was inspired by James Dean when creating the hairstyle for the Dylan Cooper show. "It's very strong, and masculine, a female James Dean look,' he said. The Goldwell Power Whip was used to prep the hair to help achieve that height in the front, while the sides wore worn sleek with the ends being fashioned into a French roll. Alphie Sadsad (Bobbi Brown) was inspired by the fabrics when creating what he called a "very '80s glamour" look. The lower lash line got a pop of purple and the lip finish was iridescent. Sadsad recommended just playing up one of other feature in reality though. Also, if the prospect of a berry lip seems too daunting, he advised to pat the colour into the lip to wear it as a stain, rather than a sheen.
Camilla's collection focused on gypsies travelling from seven different countries including Africa, Brazil, India and Australia, and the beauty look was really about representing each nation's culture. Sharon Blain (Goldwell) created a collection of braids, ponytails, top knots and beachy waves to really tell the story of these gathering nomads. Tanya Tiropanis (Napoleon Perdis) gave each model a unifying earthy smoky eye which then got a "pop of pizazz" courtesy of some under-eye glitter liner. The glitter look was created using Loose Eye Dust in Bronze Ambition, Back to the Fuchsia or Glitteratti Gold depending on which country the model was representing. The eyes didn't get to have all of the fun. The lip was also eye-catching, too. Equinox Gel Eyeliner (Tiropanis said it's shaping up to be the Fashion Week must-have) was blended with Front Row Red lipgloss on applied to the Cupid's bow, fading towards the lower lip.