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.
You'd know her for her bright orange hair (oh, and that amazing voice!), but did you know rock chick Hayley Williams has a soft spot for makeup? The Paramore front-woman has collaborated with Mac Cosmetics on a line that heavily features, you guessed it, the colour orange. "I didn’t wear makeup at all. Photographers would beg me to wear chapstick and I’d say no," she told People. "I went to a [store] and picked up orange eyeshadow from Mac [Cosmetics], that was the beginning of the end. It's been key in making me feel like I have an on-stage personality." Her collection, which features an orange lipstick, nail polish and eyeshadow, hits US stores next month.
This week, celebrities made the case for ditching red lipstick in favour of a more shocking orange. Even though these ladies are in the middle of Winter, they prove that there is room for brights year-round. Coco Rocha tried out a carrot colour on her lips, paired with a sleek cat eyeliner, while Poppy Delevingne wore a neon tangerine lipstick to pick up the bright design in her sequined top. Emma Stone wore a red-orange lip hue, which brought warmth to her fair complexion and blonde updo. Whose lip colour do you like best for a rainy weekend pick-me-up?
A fan of the dramatic, January Jones outdid herself on the SAG Awards red carpet. A dramatic up 'do gave the actress some serious height, while orange-tinged lipstick kept things trendy. Are you a fan of her dramatic style?
Reds and pinks get plenty of colour play on the lips, but shades of orange are a flattering way to quickly add some glow to your complexion. Just this week, we've seen three different celebrities showcase three different ways to wear orange hues, ranging from daring to demure.
Bright red-orange: A modern take on a classic red, Nikki Reed showed that an orange base can help add warmth to your makeup — no matter which season you're in. Try Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave ($39) and pair it with plenty of blush to stand up to the boldness of the hue. Top things off with a rich, warm shadow.
Matte orange: Jessica Alba proved that tangerine, last year's It colour, is here to stay. She kept it seasonal with a matte finish, while her bright blond highlights added a luminous touch. Olive-undertoned complexions look gorgeous in colours with yellowish undertones, just like Jessica's full-on orange version. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera ($42) is a perfectly vibrant option.
Muted coral: If going matte and/or vibrant is a little too intense, why not try a muted peach shade like Garcelle Beauvais did? Try a colour like L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick in Magnetic Coral ($20.67) and build up to an intensity you're comfortable with.
Out of all the celebeauties to hit the red carpet at yesterday's Golden Globes, Jessica Alba was a huge stand out. The ridiculously pretty actress went daring with bright orange lips and Old Hollywood waves — a look we'll be trying at our next big event. We did some beauty snooping to find out the exact lip product she wore, and sought advice from Alan Buki, co-founder of Original & Mineral and creative director of Sydney salon Original A, on how to get those waves. Click through!
Today marks the date 12/12/12, and what better way to celebrate than with our top 12 party-ready lipstick picks? A bright lip is a bit of a commitment, so be sure to keep everything else relatively low-key in the makeup department. We love a matte, bright lip with very full lashes and nude eyeshadow, for example, because it's a look that's both office Christmas party and girls night out appropriate. If you want your loud lips to stay put through more than one champagne, be sure to exfoliate and moisturise with balm, and then go in with a similar-coloured lip liner all over the lip before applying lipstick. Ready for our top 12?
The party season is in full swing and let us just say, it's a feast of bright lips and perfect manis. We love a good lesson in beauty maths, and today's schooling is on party lip and nail combos. Sometimes the most unlikely colours can look pretty breathtaking together, and we've got five options we think you'll love.
As a beauty editor, it's fair to say I search high and low for different shades of orange lipstick. The fruity shade has been big on the beauty scene for a while now, and we're starting to see different textures and finishes hit shelves (hooray). When Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Jenna ($44) hit my desk, I very nearly overlooked it. Not because I'm not a major fan of her products (quite the opposite!), but because the colour of the stick didn't look overly vibrant. I'm so glad I tried it because on the lips, it's the best orange I've tried to date. The perfect bright orange-red with a matte finish, Jenna forms part of a colour collection inspired by looks Bobbi created for the runways. Notable mention also goes to Calypso and Valencia Orange, but Jenna's the pick of the bunch. It's super moisturising and lasts for up to eight hours, but feels very light — almost like I'm not wearing any lipstick.
Sure, this week marked the scariest day of the calendar year, but our Halloween-inspired makeup story is quite the opposite. Wearing colours like green, orange and even vampy lips — à la Stacy Keibler — doesn't have to mean scary. Orange has been having a beauty moment for quite some time now, and we love to pair matte orange lips with dewy skin, bare eyes and some bronzer. See? Not so bad after all. For other wearable Halloween-inspired makeup, click boo!