Chris Martin and Tom Ford were among the stylish men in attendence at Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Summer party in London today but when it came to the ladies, Kate Hudson took out the best beauty award. She doesn't usually do a lip — usually opting for hair and eyes — so it is nice to see this bright, matte lip on the actress. Thinking about trying your own version of a punchy pink lip and all-white ensemble? We've got three you'll like, after the jump.
"I love wearing matte lipsticks, but I find that within an hour or so after applying, my lips are so dry! Should I just put more lipstick on? I don't want to lose the matte effect by using a balm." — Jess, Sydney
Every week the POPSUGAR editors share the beauty products they are (most) obssesed with — from face oils, a unisex scent, to the perfect lip pencil, there's just some things a girl can't live without. And because it's Friday, there's no better time to stock-up on a few needed essentials that you can pamper yourself with, all weekend long. So, what exactly are the editors most coveted beauty items this week? Come see!
It's usually wise to stay away from sweeping generalisations, but it's pretty safe to say that red lipstick will never go out of style. From dark brick to candy apple, red lipstick has been a staple in makeup kits since the beginning of beauty time (whenever that was). On lips, this fiery hue conveys both sophistication and fearlessness. You'll find numerous shades for different skin tones, every occasion, and complementary eye-makeup ideas when you peruse this celebrity-inspired guide.
There's nothing quite like a new, shiny Chanel makeup collection. For Summer 2013 — on shelf right now — the L’été Papillon De Chanel offering is inspired by "butterfly wings with eyelids in endless combinations". Le sigh. The colour palette has been taken straight from nature — think blues, greens and pretty neutrals. Click through to see the collection, all limited edition.
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If you’re new to the oversize lip pen trend, then you’ll want to get your hands on the Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick ($9.95). It isn’t a lipstick as such, rather a giant crayon, but the colour and texture is just as good, if not better! It seems they’ve combined the best qualities of a lipstick and lip balm into one fancy tool — super glossy, pigment-rich colour and really hydrating. Above all else, the best thing about using this jumbo pen stick over a lipstick is the control you have over the application. The sculpted tip makes it easy to define the lip creases without smudging or bleeding through.
There is currently six shades in the range — with a mix of bright and dark tones like dusty pink and intense plum. Put one to the test with a meal and a few drinks, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with its long-lasting colour and shine. Itching to try one out? Well you won't have to wait much longer, they're hitting the shelves this month so keep your eyes peeled!
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Overstuffed bags or just plain clumsy moments can lead to pulverised powders and chopped ChapSticks. But you can still squeeze more months out of your favourite product with a bit of craftiness. Plus, you can even use these mishaps to your advantage to create a completely customised palette. Learn how to bring broken cosmetics back to life when you read more.
With the theme Punk: Chaos to Couture for this year's Met Gala, choosing our favourite beauty moment was always going to be hard, but we put the POPSUGAR editors' to the test! From Diane Kruger's pink-tipped ponytail to Cara Delevingne's sultry smoky eyes, we've got the look and the product we'll be using to get it at home. It's time to get your punk on, let's go!
Earlier this week Lauren Conrad hosted the launch of Malibu Island Spiced, and she wore a hot-pink lip colour that was perfect for the event's island theme. Lauren balanced her vibrant magenta shade with a subtle eye look. She skipped her signature cat eyeliner, opting for a smudged look along her top lashes instead. Tip: To keep your lipstick from smearing, apply a lip liner to the entire lip before applying a coordinating colour on top.
Gift sets are like the holy grail of Mother's Day presents, much like buying mum luxe beauty products. More bang for your buck means you can spend a little and get a lot. While bathroom goodies always work a treat with mum, don't forget fragrance and mascara — the staples! And just because she doesn't wear it now, doesn't mean she won't if you gift it. From skincare to smellies and even the perfect lipstick set, click through.