Dressing up your eyes can be fun to do any day of the year, but Winter is the time to go bold, rock out the smoky eye, and play around with different sparkly textures. This week the POPSUGAR editor's are sharing their most coveted seasonal eye makeup products — including metallic and cream shadows, eye pencils and a coloured mascara that will make any lash dazzle. It's all in here for you to take a peek and of course, shop! Ready?
It's been a lovely start to Winter for us in the POPSUGAR office, with fresh Spring/Summer collections, pretty must-have products and a visit from Steve Carrell brightening up the darker days. Fashion editor Ali caught wind of Witchery, Cue and River Island's new drops, with neon stripes, monochrome and silver jewellery making a statement, while health and beauty editor Alison tried out new makeup collections courtesy of Rimmel, Lancôme and Estée Lauder, to name a few. And back on the celebrity entertainment front, Jess caught up with Steve Carrell and Miranda Cosgrove at the world premiere of Despicable Me 2 in Sydney. Click through to see all the pictures!
Whether you're the type of person who carries your life with you everywhere or you're a minimalist, you've gotta admit that a night out is much more fun when you've only got a small bag instead of a shoulder pain-inducing handbag that knocks everyone in your way. As it's New Year's Eve we thought it was a good time to revisit party bag essentials — click through to see the only things you need to bring (aside from super essentials such as your phone, keys, ID and money), from fold-up flats to lipstick with an in-built mirror, and have a fantastic time tonight whatever you're doing!
This week, many stars set out to show us exactly how to do the bared-faced look right. Taylor Swift looked stunning at the American Music Awards, mainly because her skin was smooth, evenly-toned and glowing all night — it's the kind of natural look we're always striving to perfect, and we've found a product that lends a helping hand. Hayden Panettiere showed off a punchy coral lip colour that we fell head over heels for (Kate Bosworth's a fan, too!), while Victoria Justice, pictured above, reminded us of the power of a good, highly-pigmented lip gloss. There are even more beauty looks to see (and copy!) so click through the gallery to check them out!
Beauty took a step backwards this week, as many celebs opted for pared-back versions of their beautiful selves. Think bronzed skin, nude lips, natural hair and brows that do all the talking, courtesy of lovely Aussie ladies Rose Byrne and Lara Bingle. Love a bit of colour? Don't you worry! There were a couple of stars out this week sporting sexy lip shades we can't wait to get out hands on — like Kate Bosworth (who we chatted to in Sydney) in rosy coral. And just wait 'til you see the hair! From Kylie to Kate Hudson and Diane Kruger, there are many more celebrities whose beauty looks you'll want to steal, so get clicking and enjoy!
Sometimes one mascara isn't enough to get the faux-lash effect. Don't settle for second best, though. Double down on your formulas instead. Combine a lengthening lash-enhancer with a thickening formulation, or top a defining mascara with a curling one. The combinations are endless. For lashes even Kim Kardashian will envy, find a few top mascara pairings when you keep reading.
We've been loving Jennifer Hawkins' looks since way back in the day, but none more so than what we saw on the catwalk at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival this week. Walking for Myer, Jen looked sleek in a sass & bide dress, but it was her chic and sexy — yet totally natural — beauty look that stopped us in our tracks. We thought you might love it too, so we've tracked down ten beauty products that will give you gorgeous Jen's look. And the best part is, each and every product is under $20! We reckon you deserve a night out . . . How very convenient that it's Saturday and you have a new makeup look to try!
If you're thinking about stealing a weekend away, a camping trip is a good getaway choice. But we don't often hear "beauty products" and "camping" mentioned in the same sentence! And while packing your entire makeup routine up for a weekend in the bush is a bit extreme, there are definitely some products that should come along with you when you rough it. Find out after the break.
Good news, lipstick lovers! Kate Moss is following up on her successful collaboration with Rimmel, releasing six new shades of Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick ($9.95) this month. Flirtier and fresher than the original line-up, the new hues range from creamy nudes to punchy pinks. Infused with light-reflecting black diamond, the colours are not only seriously long-lasting but they have great colour pay-off and depth. The good news is they're not drying so even though they're technically designed as Spring colours, you can wear them this Winter without worrying that your pout is going to look parched. The classic black packaging adds Kate's signature rock'n'roll edge to what's otherwise considered a sweet and feminine offering and true fans will note that the super's signature has been updated to tie in with the key colour on offer. This cerise has fast-tracked its way to #1 in our lipstick wardrobe replacing old fave Red N Chic.
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It's that time of the week again — budget beauty Friday! We've been feeling the chill this week but more than that, we miss the way a little bit of sunshine makes everything look and feel better. So to pep you up (and ourselves), we've picked 10 budget buys that will make you smile as we head into the weekend. From Hawaiian nail wraps to multitasking stains and a luxe hand cream, click through to get inspired!