makeup

Pinterest Picks: 30 Cat-Eye Makeup Looks to Inspire

It’s Tuesday and it’s nearly home time — you know what that means.
Pinterest Picks: 30 Cat-Eye Makeup Looks to Inspire

It’s Tuesday and it’s nearly home time — you know what that means. . . Pinterest! The cat-eye makeup look is synonymous with sex appeal, and dates right back to Cleopatra’s days as a, well, goddess. Today, the technique has been adapted for many runways, photo shoots and campaigns; and Pinterest is the perfect place to browse them all. Practice makes perfect with this feline look, so don’t be scared to give it a go when you get home from work each day — that way there’s no pressure if you mess up. Invest in an angled brush and a gel pot, and get inspired by 30 of our favourite Pinterest picks.

Products Reviews

Reader Reviews: Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

We put the call out to see who wanted to review Maybelline New York’s Dream Matte Mousse Foundation ($21.95) — an air-whipped, mattifying cover-up that uses elastomer powder to give the product bounce and has a soft focus finish.
We put the call out to see who wanted to review Maybelline New York’s Dream Matte Mousse Foundation ($21.95) — an air-whipped, mattifying cover-up that uses elastomer powder to give the product bounce and has a soft focus finish. Round one of your verdicts are in, let’s see what you had to say.
lipstick

Kristen Wiig Proves That Yes, Redheads Can Wear Red Lipstick

Earlier this week Kristen Wiig sent a clear message on the Anchorman 2 red carpet in New York: whoever started the rumour that redheads can’t wear red lipstick was clearly missing the boat.
Earlier this week Kristen Wiig sent a clear message on the Anchorman 2 red carpet in New York: whoever started the rumour that redheads can’t wear red lipstick was clearly missing the boat. Kirsten recently brightened up her dark brunette colour with burgundy highlights. And for the premiere, she wore a bright crimson shade of lipstick that was a complement to her hair colour, not a distraction. “Anyone can wear a red lip — especially redheads,” Neil Young, senior artist for Mac Cosmetics, says. “Still, it’s important to remember that there are as many textures and shades of reds as there are types of redheads.”

So how does one decipher which shade of red works best for them? “Often times, the depth of your red hair can help determine the best crimson shade for you. Those with deeper auburn tresses can wear true reds, like Mac Cosmetics Rubywoo or Russian Red,” Young advises. If you have brighter red hair, go for a shade with an orange base. And if your hair is more copper? ” Copper redheads look great in those shades with cooler undertones.” Kristen clearly isn’t afraid to break the red-lip rule, but with her track record of picking offbeat roles, we can’t say we are too surprised.

skincare

December Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

We’re celebrating the festive season with 25 new beauty products to hit shelves this month.
December Must Haves: 25 Things You Need to Own This Month

We’re celebrating the festive season with 25 new beauty products to hit shelves this month. Whether you’re looking for Christmas presents, new lipgloss, nail polish or perfume — there’s a treat in here for you. Oh go on, you deserve it. Come shopping!

Want more? See our other must have new beauty products here.

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22 Reasons Why Lupita Nyong’o Deserves the Buzz

You may not be familiar with the name Lupita Nyong’o, but you should be.
22 Reasons Why Lupita Nyong'o Deserves the Buzz

You may not be familiar with the name Lupita Nyong’o, but you should be. Not only is she one of the stars of 12 Years a Slave, which is already generating a whole lot of Oscar buzz, but she’s also on the verge of completely blowing up the beauty world, and for good reason. Lupita is clutch at pairing bright, bold colours with her makeup on the red carpet . . . a talent not many women have. But when you’re brave enough to rock a shaved head, bright hues are just a stroll in the park. Ahead, we have 22 red carpet reasons why Lupita should be on your radar.

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Buy Now, Regret Never: They All Hate Us x Max May “It Kits”

“A combination of different brands make up my must-have [products] list, and after chatting with Tash one day we were like — imagine if you could get everything in one place, essentially buy your look in a kit.
Buy Now, Regret Never: They All Hate Us x Max May "It Kits"

“A combination of different brands make up my must-have [products] list, and after chatting with Tash one day we were like — imagine if you could get everything in one place, essentially buy your look in a kit. . . And that’s how the It Kits were born,” says visual merchandiser and style blogger Elle Ferguson. One tanned and toned half of the popular Sydney-based blog, They All Hate Us, Elle and her partner in fashion, Tash Sefton, have teamed up with makeup artist (and recent POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards judge) Max May to produce bi-monthly get-the-look kits. Aptly named the Elle Kit and the Tash Kit, brands on board include St. Tropez, Dermalogica, Giorgio Armani and Benefit Cosmetics.

“We met Max last year when he did our makeup for a photo shoot,” Tash says of their relationship with celebrity and editorial makeup artist, Max. (Beauty note: He’s known in all the right circles as the skin king for his ability to achieve a stunningly luminous finish. See Lara Bingle.) “He really is an amazing makeup artist and has taught us so much about how to get the right look the right way, while still remaining us,” she says.

“We always ask him so many questions about his secrets, and thought it would be great to share these with our readers. We have filmed him teaching us so now our readers can watch him in action [in the new e-magazine, The Beauty Edit] and learn what we have. The Kits are also a way to try out new products you may not have known about.”

Click through for a special, behind-the-scenes look at the girls and Max on set shooting for the It Kits, and if you’d like to bag your very own Elle or Tash Kit ($129.95 each), stayed tuned over at maxmade.theyallhateus.com.

beauty

Karl Lagerfeld Brings a Gold Rush to Texas For His Chanel Show

What does iconic French style look like when it hits Texas?
What does iconic French style look like when it hits Texas? According to Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Métiers d’Art collection, it’s a mix of Western motifs with the models looking frontier chic. That translated to textured hair that was parted down the centre and topped with a hat or feathered accessory.

For the makeup, Peter Philips created the metallic face art to complement the collection. He started off with the new Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation (available Spring 2014), and the Éclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen to perfect the skin. The eyes were shaded with neutral hues from the Quadra Eye Shadow in Tissé Gabrielle (available late 2014), and he lined the eyes using Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense.
But the pièces de résistance were the signature Chanel tweed marks that were swiped across the models’ temples and cheeks. Philips used Chanel Blending Foundation Brush #7 to swipe the gold and platinum pigments onto the face. Chanel’s Spring 2014 showfeatured one of the newest makeup trends: eye art. This leaves us wondering if face art will be the newest way to play with your makeup? We already know eye art is making waves with the beauty crew.

long hairstyles

Vanessa Hudgens Makes Waist-Length Hair Cool Again

There are very few women who can pull off waist-length hair without looking dowdy, but Vanessa Hudgens proves that extra-long locks can be less flower child and more fashion forward.
There are very few women who can pull off waist-length hair without looking dowdy, but Vanessa Hudgens proves that extra-long locks can be less flower child and more fashion forward. At Friday’s amfAR Inspiration Gala in LA, her hair was super sleek and straight.

Getting hair this sleek starts before you even leave the shower. Rinse hair with a blast of cold water to help seal in moisture and promote shine. Then, blow-dry using as little product as possible (the more product you apply, the more limp your style will look). Instead of using a round brush to dry hair, opt for a flat paddle brush instead. Volume is something you don’t want with this look. Flat-iron one-inch sections of hair to complete the stick-straight style.

Vanessa finished off her look with lots of eyeliner and a glossy pink lipstick. Her red glitter manicure (below) was a festive addition to spotlight the season.