A popular show on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia calendar, the makeup for Manning Cartell is headed-up by Max May for Mac Cosmetics. Max drew on both the top line collection colours and the cold, industrial feel of the Carriage Works venue. Hair took on a tribal feel thanks to ghd's Alan White, who used their newest straightening hero to take strands to new levels of sleek. Click through to see the action from backstage.
Happy Good Friday, everyone! We're making like the rest of the country, and taking a highly-anticipated long weekend to rest our weary bones (flop on the couch and catch up on Girls), rehydrate (sip cocktails) and help out the economy (buy hundreds of tiny Cadbury chocolate eggs). That said, this week just past has been pretty great, too! We welcomed a new team member, Steph — she's our new health and beauty writer and you can meet her in this gallery — Ali and Marisa put their styling caps back on and had a go at the beautiful new Zimmermann range, Alison got in front of the camera for Dior (just for laughs!), Jess hit up a film screening and her first-ever yoga class and Gen kept Heath Ledger's memory alive in a charitable way. There was plenty more keeping us busy — click through to see it all, and happy Easter!
This morning we were treated to a first look at Zimmermann's Spring/Summer '13-'14 collection. Simone and Nicky Zimmermann may not be showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia this year (sniff), but the fact that they let us select, style and shoot our favourite look from the range almost made up for it. Nicky talked us through the range, explaining that her and Simone took inspiration from their collective memory of watching St Trinian's on TV — manifested mainly via preppy, PE-uniform shapes. Elastic-waisted tunic dresses were cool in illustrated school-shield emblems, the humble netball skirt was pretty in botanical florals and windcheaters were made feather-light thanks to fluid silks. Treated laces in shiny black and solid gold and silver metallics were a particular standout for eveningwear, with striking panelling and flirty silhouettes stealing our hearts.
But our absolute favourite was a bow-backed embroidered gingham crop top, which we paired with a full floral silk skater skirt. BYO trumpet. The collection will be dropping globally in June/July, just in time for our S/S season — but this delectable line-up is sure to be devoured by Zimmermann's international customer base too prior to their first New York fashion week show in September. If this first taste of S/S '13-'14 is anything to go by, the season is going to be a good one. Image courtesy of Holly Blake and Zimmermann.
We're delighted to bring you an exclusive, stop motion video from celebrity makeup artist Max May. He's known in the industry for creating really luminous, dewy, sexy makeup looks (see Lara Bingle), and in this video he shows us how. A cool, new take on the makeup tutorial, Max runs us through his homage to the loud, proud and colourful world of high-end cosmetics in the '80s, after the jump.
When Lara does a red lip — especially a matte one — we want to know exactly which lip product she used so we can go out and buy it. You see, Miss Bingle just has that effect on us. The man behind her lip brush is celebrity makeup artist Max May, a pro responsible for more than one cult Lara beauty look over the years. We fell hopelessly in love with her dewy skin meets scarlet lip and spidery mascara at last night's Dior event, so who better to tell us how to get it at home then Max himself? Click through to shop the products he used and find out how he applied them.
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We know him best as Lara Bingle's main makeup man, but what Max May is known for in beauty circles, is the bronze eye/red lip combo. This beauty look is so Summer, and works perfectly with dewy skin and thick lashes. Max has put together a very cool, fly-on-the-wall style video revealing how to create the look at home (and wanted Bella readers to see it first!), and let us just say, we picked up more than a few tips. He also recommends products along the way which we love, because if anyone knows a good luminous foundation or highlighting prod — it's Mr May. Enjoy beauties.
Our favourite blonde was the centre of attention at Cleo’s annual swim issue party last night. The petite bombshell rocked a really natural beauty look alongside incredibly sexy thigh-high boots. Lara's hair is getting longer, and last night she kept it straight and clean with a centre part. Her makeup artist, Max May, says the style they wanted to achieve with her makeup was a "refined sun-kissed look". To find out the five steps he took to get Lara's look — along with the products he used — keep reading...
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You probably know by now that we're kind of obsessed with social media here at BellaSugar. Namely, celebrities on social media. Why? It's like a gateway to the innermost workings of their days, with countless stars sharing their beauty secrets, private photos, funny thoughts and money-can't-buy advice to anyone who follows them with the click of a button. So far this week, we've brought you the top 10 people, brands and beauties to stalk follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, but now we've rounded out our top 10 overall. Yep, that's right — in this very gallery, you'll find ten of coolest, cleverest and most-worthy social media stars to get acquainted with. So whatcha waiting for? Click through and get social!