2012 has been a good one for Lena Dunham. Her hit HBO show Girls has gained cult-like status (has you seen the season two trailer?), she's scored herself a $3.5 million book deal and was nominated for an Emmy. And now she's gone a got herself a new look. We usually love Lena's low-key, fuss-free but interesting sense of style, but Entertainent Weekly has done the unexpected and given Hannah Lena a chic, Twiggy-inspired makeover for their latest issue. Floral-print shift dresses, pointy toed pumps and pea coats are a step up on the polished scale for the writer/director/actress, and we like it! Take a look inside and zoom in on Lena's new '60s style. Images courtesy of and Ruven Afanador and Entertainent Weekly.
There's nothing better than having your makeup done by a professional, and last week, I was lucky enough to sit with one of the country's leading makeup artists, Maria Gabriel. As the creative director and general manager of Make Up Store Australia, Maria heads up the company's training and recruitment, as well as tending to her regular celebrity clients and planning beauty looks for runway shows. I was headed out to a friend's birthday drinks that night, so we decided to go with a soft, metallic eye and bold red-orange lips — a beauty look I've always wanted to try. Click through to see a step-by-step account of my time in the makeup chair, along with a bevy of tips Maria dropped along the way.
Jennifer Aniston has her signature style down pat and we rarely see her stray from her sun-kissed strands, golden glow and naturally beautiful makeup palette. One woman who isn't convinced by the whole look? Ellen DeGeneres, who decided to give her A-list friend a makeover to promote the 10th season of her talk show. Saying that she loves coming on Ellen's show as the host "takes care of you from the moment you get there," the hilarious video then cuts to Ellen vacuuming Jennifer's arm pit, getting her to suck her cheeks and attacking Jennifer's hair and body with a lint roller! The result? Messy bed-hair and a liberal amount of rouge on the lips and cheeks. It's Jennifer as you've never seen before. Check out the video and end result now.
Remember waaaay back, when we gave you a glimpse of moi camping it up on set with Westfield? Well, the final product is in! I went head-to-head with Westfield stylist Ken Thomspon in a 'Back To Work' style challenge. The aim? To give new mum Jamie a makeover for her return to work, head-to-toe, for under $750. Easy peasy! As Jamie was in a house-bound rut, my goal was to give her a youthful new look that was appropriate for her semi-corporate/semi-creative role in events, but would also work back with her pre-baby wardrobe. No offence to Ken, but I think her 'after' FabSugar look ticks all the boxes — do you? You can vote for your favourite get-up when you see the ad on Foxtel (press the green button), or simply have your say here, or here, or here. We want to win (badly!) so spread the word Fab-ettes!
Lots of reality shows have makeover episodes, but in most cases, it’s about making the contestants look hotter than ever (The Biggest Loser and Beauty and the Geek to name two). Not so on Please Marry My Boy. On last night’s episode, the four mums organised for their sons’ potential wives to undergo a “reverse makeover,” where they were transformed into elderly ladies. The test? It was all about inner beauty, and for the sons to experience what their wives could be like in 50 years’ time. Matt didn’t seem to be too affected by the results, saying, “That could be my wife for 50 years, so I thought they were all beautiful, even though they were like 90,” while Tony made a comment about trading in an older wife for a younger one. Not all the girls were up for the challenge, in particular Tammy-Lee and “Little” Anna, but with the power of film studio special effects makeup, they all traded in their long hair and clear skin for grey wigs and wrinkles. Click through to see the funny results!
If you thought that the makeovers on Beauty and the Geek were over, then think again because last night's episode saw four of the eliminated geeks return — to be made-over by their fellow geeks that remain in the competition! Theo, Nathan, Colin and Adam were treated to a top-to-toe overhaul so if wondering what they look like freshly-shaved, step right this way!
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The first round of makeovers on Beauty and the Geek last week were a huge hit, with most of you loving Helen and Lachlan's new looks. Last night it was time for the four remaining geeks to get primped and preened. Dying to know what Julian looks like without his braces? And how Jimmy and Bendeguz fare without facial hair? Step this way to check out the transformations now!
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If you're anything like us, you love a good makeover. It's always the episode we get most pumped for when Australia's Next Top Model is on and last night, on Beauty and the Geek, the style switcheroos began to take place with Helen and Lachlan getting top-to-toe makeovers courtesy of style guru Henry Roth. What do you think of their new looks? Stay tuned for more makeover action next week!
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So far we've managed to turn our gaming editor into a spray tan convert, get our IT guy to up his hairdressing spend by $30 (being a uni student, that's no mean feat) and now we're turning our attentions to James, who's getting married next year. Having explained that brides start their big day prep six months out, can we get him on a similar routine? Find out now . . .
You know how some of the super high-end, old school fashion houses have that air of regimented tradition about them? I never find that with YSL. Despite it being one of the most luxurious brands on the planet, it's still managed to stay young and fresh and most of all FUN. This silly season they're calling out for people to come join them and have some of that fun. On Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th of December, you can have a personal one-on-one makeup lesson with a couture artist and some bubbles, of course. There you'll learn how to assert a presence. To break a few rules. And to live the most glamorous life. LOVE. See you there . . .
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