Makeup Looks

Get the Look: Katy Perry’s Glam Retro Makeup

Katy Perry rocked the perfect retro makeup look at the American Music Awards 2013, pairing her gorgeous rock-prom Oscar de la Renta gown with classic red lips and va-va-voom lashes. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey created the look using COVERGIRL.

Jake started with a sheer application of COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Buff Beige #825. “This foundation is perfect for the red carpet because it provides full coverage but can be blended sheerly for light yet durable coverage,” said Jake. “It lasts forever and the 20 SPF is great for a daytime red carpet event because they have to stand in the sun for so long!”

To set the foundation, he finished with a light dusting of COVERGIRL + Olay Pressed Powder in Light #330.

For Katy’s rosy, radiant blush, Jake applied Clean Glow Blush in Roses #100 on the apples of her cheeks.

Jake created a classic Hollywood eye line using COVERGIRL Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire #410. He then deepened the crease of her lid using Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel #330.

For Katy’s seriously black lashes, Jake finished with Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black #800.

For Katy’s classic red lip, Jake used COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Hot #305 with matching liner, using the liner to create the perfect lip shape before filling in with lipstick.

Are you a fan of Katy Perry’s retro makeup look?

Get the Look: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Makeup

The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was held in New York City yesterday. Supermodels including Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Cara Delevingne, Doutzen Kroes and Aussie Jessica Hart strutted down the catwalk in a glittering cavalcade of skimpy lingerie, paired with sexy makeup of bronzed glowing skin, come-hither smokey eyes and a glossy nude pout.

Here’s how to get the Victoria’s Secret Angels makeup direct from backstage makeup artist Dick Page (with some amazing makeup tips even we didn’t know about!).

“I start off with lipstick on the nose and the cheeks and buff it in with a brush,” Page told Grazia UK. “It’s a rosy shade and then I follow it with foundation and tinted moisturiser which is also blended with a brush. I’m looking to create something that is very transparent and light.”

Page used the multi-purpose VS Tinted Moisturizer & Primer SPF 15 on the face.

On the cheeks, apply VS Makeup Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet, a pretty light pink shade that adds a natural flush to all skin tones.

Page applied just a little bit of VS Makeup Eye Liner in Dark Chocolate and completed the eyes with theVS Makeup Eye Quad in Eye Contact.

“Then I’ll let the girls apply their own mascara. I could be gone for days and they’d still be doing it.” His mascara of choice? VS Makeup Volume Lift Mascara.

For that sexy glossy pout, use VS Makeup Color Drama Lipstick in Flawless.

Have you tried Victoria’s Secret makeup? What do you think?

Get The Look: Dianna Agron’s Retro Makeup

How pretty does Dianna Agron look at last week’s Whitney Museum of American Art Gala & Studio Party in New York last week! Her inspiration? Vogue magazines from the early 1960’s, which you can see in the pastel blue eyeshadow, bubblegum pink lips and soft beehive.

Here are the makeup tips and exact products used direct from celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin so you can recreate Dianna’s pretty retro makeup at home!

Daniel started by creating Dianna’s flawless base with Giorgio Armani Maestro Cream Compact Foundation in #5.5 and Maestro Eraser Concealer in #4.

To get Dianna’s gorgeous glow, he applied Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #2 on the cheeks and on the bridge of the nose to reflect the light.

Finally, Daniel set her makeup with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder #5.

For Dianna’s rosy cheeks, Daniel used Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #2 on the cheeks, and #5 to sculpt and create definition.

For those pretty pastel eyes, Daniel used the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quad in Pantelleria, setting the look with a thick line and flick using Maestro Liquid Eyeliner on the upper lash line, and finally Eyes To Kill Mascara on the lashes.

Dianna’s pretty-in-pink hue is simply a slick of Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in #504 Flesh.

Are you a fan of Dianna Agron’s retro makeup?


Makeup Tips: Spring Racing Beauty

You’ve got the frock, you’ve got the fascinator – now complete your Spring Racing look with beautiful, natural makeup just like Jessica Alba’s using one of our favourite beauty brands Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Here are the products you need for classic Races makeup that suit all skin tones, types and ages – plus they last all day so you can focus on the Champers and not retouching your lippie!


Mineral Primer
Start by applying a small pump of this irritant-free primer to enhance the performance of your makeup – ideal for keeping your makeup fresh while you’re out all day.

Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation
This cream powder foundation is light-as-air and gives you a natural look with a luminous finish. You don’t feel like you’re wearing makeup at all.

Mineral in the Mist in Recharge
This hydrating mist is ideal for popping in your handbag to refresh and brighten up the skin throughout the day (plus it smells divine).

Mineral Crushed Blush in Tropical Glow
I love blush, so choosing a favourite blush is like choosing a favourite child…but Youngblood’s Tropical Glow is definitely in my top three blushes. Pop on the apples of the cheek for instant glow.


Lip Liner in Au Naturel
This is the perfect your-lips-but-better lip liner that suits all lip shades, and simply enhances your natural lip line so you can pair with any lipstick of gloss.

Hydrating Lip Creme
Hydrate lips with this smoothing lip cream that is not glossy or sticky at all.


Pressed Eyeshadow in Gilded
This super fine bronze shadow makes all eye colours pop, and the shadow last all day.

Eye Gel Liner in Eclipse
Super smooth, even if you’ve never used gel eye liner you’ll love this liner for creating either a thin line on the upper lashes, a dramatic cat eye or even lining the water line for seriously sexy smokey eyes.

Mascara in Black
Complete your beautiful makeup look with two coats of mascara and you’re ready to go!

What are your favourite makeup products for the Races?

Get The Look: Lea Michele’s Glowing Makeup

Lea Michele simply glowed at yesterday’s ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, pairing slicked back hair with radiant cheeks and a your-lips-but-better nude lip. Such a pretty look for summer parties and weddings. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis created the look.

Melanie started with L’Oréal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup in Sun Beige. For Lea’s radiant cheeks, she applied L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Nude Lift.

Lea’s clean eye makeup only needed a slick of eyeliner and layers of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara to elongate and curl Lea’s long lashes.

Melanie applied L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Eternally Nude for Lea’s perfectly nude lips – the perfect lip stain for summer tan skin.

Are you a fan of Lea Michele’s glowing makeup?

Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon’s Pretty Makeup

Doesn’t Reese Witherspoon look flawless at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills? Here’s how to get her pretty makeup look direct from her celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern.

Molly used Lancôme Teint Visionnaire on Reese’s skin, layering with YSL Crème de Blush in Audacious Orange and Lancôme Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose for a radiant, yet natural glow.

To create Reese’s subtle bronze smokey eye, Molly used Lancôme Color Design Sensation Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold in Fashion Label and Shu Uemura Matte Eye Shadow in Medium Brown.

She used Lancôme Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Bronze Amour and Lancôme Artliner 24H in Chrome for drama. She finished with Lancôme L’Extrême Mascara on Reese’s lashes.

Molly’s exert beauty tip: ”To get a smouldering eye without the look becoming too dark, apply a highlighting illuminator on the inside lid for added sparkle and shine.”

To create Reese’s luminous nude lip, Molly applied Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo and Lancôme Rouge in Love in Jolis Matins.

What do you think of Reese Witherspoon’s pretty makeup look?

Get The Look: Kerry Washington’s Pretty Emmys Makeup

Kerry Washington is one of our best dressed celebrities at the Emmys in her spectacular Marchesa princess gown, but her makeup was also a standout, with soft, smokey eyes and nude lips. Celebrity makeup artist Carola Gonzalez created this perfect makeup look and shares the exact products she used. “The inspiration came from the delicate dress,” Carola said. “Although I like a matte finish, especially for awards shows, I added a radiance to her skin with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light. It’s the perfect shade for Kerry.”


Prime the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and follow withHourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Warm Beige. “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Carola. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Honey.


Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition to the inner corner of the eyes and the lids, and the eggplant shimmer shade to the outer edge of the eye and beneath the bottom lash line. Blend the two shades together. Apply Ardell Natural Lashes in 110, line the eyes with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.


Apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.


Prep lips with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.

What do you think of Kerry Washington’s Emmys 2013 makeup?

Photo: Just Jared

Get The Look: Olivia Wilde’s Pretty Summer Makeup

With summer around the corner, we’re crushing Olivia Wilde’s bright pink lip and glowing skin at the Third Person premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis created this pretty summer makeup look.


Melanie mixed Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with Revlon Photoready Skinlights Illuminator for the base.

Then, she created a healthy glow with the Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in Star Struck bronzer to the apples of her cheeks.


Melanie applied a very thin black eyeliner to the upper lash line, and painted the entire eye lid with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Cool Lilac. She finished the look with a heavy coat of Revlon Lash Potion Mascara on the upper lashes only.


Melanie used MAC Lip Pencil in Fuchsia to line and also fill into the entire lip to make sure the colour didn’t fade all night (great tip!).

She finished with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime on the lip.

What do you think of Olivia Wilde’s bright pink lip and summer-inspired makeup?

Get The Look: Polished Natural Makeup at NYFW

One of our favourite makeup looks at New York Fashion Week is the glowing, natural makeup at BCBGMAXAZRIA, the perfect makeup for the office and days when you want to look polished but not overly made up.

Celebrity makeup artist Val Garland shares the products she used to create what she calls a “veil of perfection” with spotless, sunkissed skin and that your-lips-but-better nude finish on the lips.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan in Tantric
Jose Maran Argan Illuminizer


Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze Perfect Tan in Tantric
tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener
Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara in True Black


Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in 01 Nude
Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No 5

What makeup products do you use to achieve that natural makeup look?

Get The Look: Amy Adams’ Hollywood Makeup

Amy Adams rocked her signature Hollywood look at the Man of Steel premiere. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created the look using glam beauty brand Votre Vu.


Stephen started by prepping Amy’s skin with Votre Vu Attentive Crème du Jour

He then concealed using Votre Vu Love Me Deux Moisture Tint & Concealer in Champagne all over the face, then dusted Beauté en Bronze in Monaco along the hairline, temples, tip of her nose, and under her cheekbones for contouring.

For the cheeks he applied Vu-On Rouge in Bouqet Rose onto Amy’s cheekbones in a tapping motion.


Stephen swept Gilt, a coppery shade from the Votre Vu Palette Play eyeshadow quad in Copper all over Amy’s eyelid and along her bottom lash line.

He then used Votre Vu Le Joli Crayon in Aubergine along the outer third corner of Amy’s upper lash line, and along the row of bottom lashes.

He finished the eyes with Eiffel Power mascara, and Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe brow definer in Warm to give her brows definition.


He first used Luxe Lip Moisture lip balm in the bébé Duette on her lips.

-Stephen finished the look with a bright red lip, using Votre Vu’s French Kiss in Annette.

What do you think of Amy Adams’ Hollywood makeup?

Get The Look: Autumn Beauty At Paris Fashion Week

Just in time for autumn, celebrity makeup artist Tom Pecheux created this sultry makeup look for the Anthony Vaccarello show at Paris Fashion Week. Here’s how to get the look using Estée Lauder.

MAKEUP: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder


Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup

Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder in Transparent

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer

Illuminating Perfecting Primer


Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup*
Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Plum Couture**
Pure Color EyeShadow Duo in Vanilla Pods


Automatic Brow Pencil Duo


Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil in Wine

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Plum Couture

Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder in Transparent***

NEW Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Hot Lava

NAILS: Christina Conrad for Estée Lauder

Nails : Pure Color Nail Lacquer shades were used to create the look: Bittersweet, Fallen Angel and Smoked Chrome

Are you a fan of this plum-inspired autumn makeup?

* The face product used to create the look on the eye was part of the creative collaboration between professional makeup artist Tom Pecheux and designer Anthony Vaccarello. Estée Lauder does not recommend using products intended for the face on the eyes.

** The lip product used to create the look on the eye was part of the creative collaboration between professional makeup artist Tom Pecheux and designer Anthony Vaccarello. Estée Lauder does not recommend using products intended for the lips on the eyes.

*** The face product used to create the look on the lip was part of the creative collaboration between professional makeup artist Tom Pecheux and designer Anthony Vaccarello. Estée Lauder does not recommend using products intended for the face on the eyes.

Get The Look: Rose Byrne’s Romantic Makeup At The SAG Awards

Doesn’t Rose Byrne’s romantic makeup at the SAG Awards look amazing? We think this would be a gorgeous look for summer brides. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo created the look using ck one color.

The inspiration

“When creating actress Rose Byrne’s makeup for the SAG Awards we wanted to complement the dress she was wearing with a soft romantic smoky eye in pastel shades. Then a bright pink lip added a pop of color to complete a beautiful and modern look.” Hung Vanngo, ck one global makeup artist.


“First I prepped Rose’s skin with face moisturize and eye cream, then I used a foundation brush to apply the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup (sand) with few drops of the ck one skin illuminator (warm). After that, I added a touch of the ck one mousse concealer (fair) underneath the eyes and around the nose.

Finally, I used ck one airlight pressed powder (fair) on Rose’s t-zone to set her makeup.”

Foundation: ck one 3-in-1 face makeup in sand 300, $55

Base: ck one skin illuminator in warm, $35

Powder: ck one airlight pressed powder in fair 200, $45
Concealer: ck one mousse concealer in fair 200, $30


“For the eyes, I applied the ck one double-ended eyeliner (tender/vicious) using the brown shade to line the upper outer corner of the lash line. I then used the pink shade for the upper inner corner and lower lash line blending them really well so it didn’t look like Rose was wearing eyeliner. After that I applied the ck one powder eyeshadow quad’s (angel and disco). I used the lavender color in the disco quad mainly on the upper corner of the eyelids, and soft pink color in the angel quad on the rest of eyelid, blending the shades together.

Finally, I swept two coats of the ck one mascara (show) on upper lashes and one coat in the lower lashes.

To shape Rose’s brows, I just extended and filled them in a little with ck one brow pencil + gel duo (wily brunette).”

Brow: ck one brow pencil + gel duo in wily brunette 300, $30

Mascara: ck one mascara in show 800, $30

Eye shadows: ck one powder eyeshadow quad in angel 800 & disco 200, $55 each

Eyeliner: ck one double-ended eyeliner in tender/vicious 100, $28


“I used ck one cream + blush duo(posh) on her cheekbones and little bit on the temples, using the cream blush first then setting it with the powder blush. To highlight and add dimension I applied the ck one skin illuminator (warm) on top of the cheekbones, nose and forehead.”

ck one cream + powder blush duo in posh 300, $45


“For a pop of color we used the ck one pure color lipstick (wow), a stunning bright pink shade, I skipped using lip liner so the lips looked soft on the edges.”

ck one pure color lipstick in wow 110, $35

Are you a fan of Rose Byrne’s romantic makeup at the SAG Awards?

Get The Look: Katie Holmes’ Natural Makeup

Katie Holmes is the new face of Bobbi Brown, and we’re crushing her natural, yet modern makeup. Here’s how to get the look using – what else? One of our fave brands, Bobbi Brown.


Concealer as needed

Corrector as needed

Foundation Stick
Bronzing Powder in Medium


Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso

Ivory Eyeshadow all over the eye and brow area

Grey Eyeshadow on the crease

Cement Eyeshadow on the lower lid

Extreme Party Mascara


Creamy Lip Color in Blue Raspberry

High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Naked Plum


Blush in Pretty Pink

Are you a fan of Katie Holmes’ natural makeup?

Get The Look: Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes Makeup

Didn’t Sofia Vergara bring the va-va-voom back to the Golden Globes red carpet? She completely nailed Old Hollywood glamour.

The inspiration

“I wanted to do a brick red lip on Sofia—something a little deeper and more interesting than a classic red lip. Old Hollywood glamour is a trend for awards season, so Sofia and I did our own twist on the look!,” makeup artist Kayleen McAdams for CoverGirl.


1. Apply CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Classic Tan all over and set with CoverGirl + Olay Pressed Powder in Medium.

2. Apply a light dusting of CoverGirl Cheekers Bronzer in Golden Tan and CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Iced Cappuccino, a warm blush, on the apples of the cheeks.


1. “I wanted to give the eye a wash of shadow, so I used only one shade,” says McAdams Softly blend CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Brown Smolder over the entire lid.

2. Apply CoverGirl LiqulineBlast Liner in Brown Blaze along the bottom lash line and extend it past the lash line to give a slight wing.

3. Finish off the look with three coats of CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara on top to really emphasize the lashes, followed by one coat on the bottom.


1. Apply CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipcolor in Into the Red straight from the tube. (Not available in Canada; instead, try mixing CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Bewitch and the lighter end of CoverGirl Blast Flipstick in Cheeky.) Blot and add another coat to make it last all night.

Are you a fan of Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes makeup?

Get The Look: Emma Stone’s Sexy Gangster Squad Premiere Makeup

Emma Stone looked amazing at the LA premiere of her latest film Gangster Squad (also starring Ryan Gosling!) this week, rocking a blunt fringe and sultry, smokey eyes. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin created the look.

The inspiration:

“I wanted to create a very glamorous look inspired by the vivid cherry red Lanvin dress Emma was wearing. I played with jewel tones on the eyes and lips and kept the skin looking dewy for a modern twist. The whole look is light and playful and reminds me of the late ’70s or early ’80s,” Chanel celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.


Chanel Base Lumière Illuminating Makeup Base

Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup in Vanilla

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base


Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black Brown

Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Pop Art (Goodwin used the emerald green shade wet as a liner and dry as the shadow)

Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Noir

Chanel Sculpting Eye Brow Pencil in Brun Natural


Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous

Are you a fan of Emma Stone’s Gangster Squad premiere makeup?

Get The Look: Claire Danes’ Sultry Emmys Makeup

Claire Danes’ stunning Emmys look was crowned by US Weekly as the “Best Easy Elegance”.

Laura Mercier’s International Artistry Director MATIN MAULAWIZADA created Claire’s makeup for the night, saying that “a seductive, smoky eye was our focus”.


For even, sheer coverage Matin used the new Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation ($59.00) in Sunny Beige on Claire.

He then concealed imperfections with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($49.00).

For a healthy flush he used bright pink blush – Laura Mercier Crème Cheek colour in Oleander ($35.00) on the apples of the cheeks.

He then set the face with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent ($58.00).


Matin started by enhancing both eyes with Laura Mercier Black Extreme Eye Pencil ($30.00).

He then went over this line with Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Gold ($30.00) which picked up the yellow in Claire’s dress.

On the lids he used a mixture of Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in Burnished Copper and Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Black Ice ($35.00) to create a sultry intensity.


Claire’s gorgeous nude pout was created by layering the lips with Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Praline and Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic.

Are you a fan of Claire Danes’ sultry Emmys makeup?

Get The Look: Sofia Vergara’s Smouldering Emmys Makeup

Gorgeous Sofia Vergara went cheap and cheerful at the Emmy Awards this week, choosing CoverGirl makeup (she is the face, after all!). Here’s how to get the look in a few easy steps.


NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in Nutmeg #360

Clean Pressed Powder in Soft Honey

Cheekers Blush in Sierra Sands


Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Brown Smolder

Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Espresso

Queen Collection 1-Kit Shadow in Copper Penny

LashBlast Volume Mascara


LipPerfection Lip Color in Captivate

LipPerfection Lip Liner in Smoky

Queen Collection Lipgloss in Sugar and Spice

Are you a fan of Sofia Vergara’s Emmys makeup?

Get The Look: Fresh Summer Makeup By Tom Pecheux

Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux created this fresh makeup look for Anthony Vaccarello’s Spring/Summer 2013 show at Paris Fashion Week. Here’s how to get the look direct from the show.


Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup

Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder in Transparent

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer SPF10

Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher – applied over the makeup on the cheeks


Pure Color Blush in Brazen Bronze

Pure Color Blush in Blushing Nude


NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Pink Zinc – launching March 2013

NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Sinister – launching March 2013

NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Steel – launching March 2013

NEW Pure Color Eyeliner Kajal Intense Duo in Black/Blue – launching September 2013

Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara

Pure Color Gloss in Opulent Opal**


Automatic Brow Pencil Duo


Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Vanilla Truffle

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Barely Nude

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder

** Estée Lauder does not recommend using products intended for the lips on the eyes.

Are you a fan of the Anthony Vaccarello Spring/Summer 2013 makeup?

Get The Look: Estée Lauder For Derek Lam At NYFW


Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux created this stunning makeup for Derek Lam’s Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week runway show. Here’s how to get the look which is perfect for the warm months ahead.


Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup


NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Cosmic – launching March 2013

NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Extreme Emerald – launching March 2013

NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Halo – launching March 2013

NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Steel – launching March 2013

NEW limited edition Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée Blush in Tease – launching 2013


*NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Halo – launching March 2013

*NEW Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in Pink Zinc – launching March 2013


Pure Color Blush in Brazen Bronze


Pure Color EyeShadow in Wild Truffle

Pure Color EyeShadow in Wild Sable

Photo: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

*Estée Lauder does not recommend using products intended for the eyes on the lips.

Are you a fan of Estée Lauder’s makeup for Derek Lam?

Get The Look: Jessica Biel’s Red Carpet Makeup

Not only is Jessica Biel’s makeup for the Hollywood premiere of Total Recall flawless, but we think it’s the perfect makeup for a spring wedding (even if you’re not marrying Mr Timberlake!). Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua created the look using Chanel.


Chanel Sublimage La Crème Yeux Ultimate Regeneration Eye Cream.


I applied Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige 20 to even out skin tone, then Chanel Eclat Lumiere Highlighting Face Pen in Light Medium to highlight cheekbones and brow bones. Lastly, to set the look, I used Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Natural.


I applied Chanel Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin to create soft looking cheeks.


Instead of creating a retro black hard line across her entire lash line, I opted to soften the look by placing Chanel Long-Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Grenat just on the outer and inner eye. I applied Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir lightly to define eyelashes.


On the lips I used Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Praline D‘Or lightly to round out upper lip line slightly and then added Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Superstition all over the lips.

Are you a fan of Jessica Biel’s natural looking red carpet makeup?

Get The Look: Miranda Kerr For David Jones – how to

?Napoleon Perdis shares his favourite makeup trends for spring/summer, looks that suit all skin tones.

“Spring/Summer is always about colour and this year it’s no different,” says Perdis. “Working with stylist Kelvin Harries, I had a preview of some of the pieces and noticed that there’s a strong trend for saturated primary colours – especially reds, oranges, and pinks. So I’ve reflected that direction through to two strong lip hues to anchor the whole look: a matte orange and a matte red.

“The other strong message for this season: it’s all about pastel power! I love a pastel palette for summer – for David Jones I’ve customised two gorgeous shades of eye shadow in a powdery blue and a soft spearmint. I’ve added some white into both hues to keep it chalky and totally matte. I think the spearmint is my favourite…and it looks amazing against brown eyes. The clash of pastels against the red and orange lips is a really modern way to wear colour – just keep it matte!

Napoleon’s how-to on Miranda Kerr:


“Just a little of The One Concealer and a light application of Camera Finish Powder Foundation.


“New Mosaic Powder in Flushing (a pretty mosaic of pink and peach hues) mixed with a little Loose Eye Dust in Starlight to highlight her cheek and brow bones.


“I did some contouring work in her sockets with some subtle neutrals from a lab sample of my new Ultimate Nude Palette (available in October) and applied lots of Mesmer-Eyes Mascara to further accentuate those brilliant blue eyes.

“Then I managed to talk Miranda into lining the inner rim of her eyes with a brown pencil for a more casual smoky eye.


“I customised a colour for her which was a blend of DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Aphrodite pressed into the lips with some of my new NP Set Lip Balm With Benefits in Baja.”

Are you a fan of Miranda Kerr’s makeup for David Jones?

Get The Look: Peachy Keen Makeup

Brighten up with a peachy glow – a look that’s gorgeous all year round and suits all skin tones, as seen on Ashley Olsen. One of our favourite beauty brands, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics recreates the look in 4 easy steps.


Apply Liquid Mineral Foundation using a liquid foundation brush.


Shape a fill brows with Artiste Brow Kit.

Use the Crease Smudge Brush to apply Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow in Golden Beryl to the lid blending into Gilded in Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow. Use the Eyeshadow Brush to apply Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow in Pink Diamond under the brow bones. Use the Luxurious Angle Brush to trace Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Eclipse on the top and bottom lash lines.

Apply generous coatings of Blackout Lengthening Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.


Sweet on MIneral Radiance in Sundance on apples of the cheeks. Add Luminous Creme Blush in Pink Cashmere for an added pop of colour.


Finish with Bared Lip Gel.

Are you a fan of Ashley Olsen’s radiant makeup?

Get The Look: Jessica Biel’s Glowing Makeup On A Budget

How gorgeous does Jessica Biel look? The future Mrs Timberlake exuded natural radiance at Comic Con this week, and it’s such an easy look to recreate with only 5 products – and they’re all under $15!

1. Natural tan

Use Face of Australian Tanning Mousse, RRP $11.95, for a super natural glow all over, then top with Pressed Bronzer, $11.95.

2. Smoky eyes

Her chocolate brown waves and fringe really frame her face, especially with those smoky eyes. We love the Face of Australia Colour Max Eye Shadow palette in Gold Mine, $10.95. Press the deep brown shade into the lash line and softly under the lower lash line, and highlight with the gold shadow on the lid and inner corner of the eye.

3. Pale lips

Jessica’s frosty, pale lip looks amazing against her bronzed skin. Face of Australia’s Lip Queen Lipstick in Pink Champagne is the perfect nude colour without washing you away, $9.45.

Are you a fan of Jessica Biel’s Comic Con makeup

Get The Look: Penelope Cruz’s Red Hot Makeup

Brighten up a dull, winter’s day with a splash of romantic red lipstick – and we’ve found the perfect shade that suits everybody! Here’s how to recreate Penelope’s gorgeous makeup in 4 easy steps using one of our favourite beauty brands Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.


1. Line lips using Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ Truly Red Lip Pencil, then apply Vixen Lipstick to the entire lip.


2. Red lipstick looks amazing paired with bronzed skin, so apply Sundance Mineral Radiance to the cheeks.


3. Brush Gilded Pressed Individual Eyeshadow to the lid, then define the inner rim and upper lashline with Blackest Black Eye Pencil.

4. Finish with lashings of Blackout Mineral Lengthening Mascara and you’re set!

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Catriona Rowntree’s Beauty And Skincare Tips

Catriona Rowntree has spent virtually every day outdoors, so how has she maintained such amazing skin? The travel queen shares her tips for healthy skin plus her favourite beauty bargains.

1. Like most of us, you seem to spend plenty of time outdoors. What are your tips for taking care of your skin whilst still enjoying the sun?

Aside from wearing sunscreen, there are many other tricks I learned while travelling. Wearing light-coloured clothing will keep you cool and help to deflect the sun’s harmful rays. I always try to wear a hat and long-sleeves if possible, especially when filming during the middle of the day. The sun’s rays are the most harmful between 10am and 2pm.

2. Having grown up in Australia, I’m sure you’re also concerned with how the sun can damage our skin and lead to premature ageing. What are your tips for healthy-looking skin?

Personally I think prevention is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. Obviously when we spend a day at the beach as a family, we all wear the maximum SPF sunscreen and ‘slip slop slap’ every two hours, even if we haven’t been in the water. But I also make sure I wear a facial moisturiser with SPF30+ every day of the year regardless of the weather. It’s important to remember that even if you’re in a shaded area, damaging UV rays can still filter through clouds, clothing and the shade of a tree.

3. What are you top sun protection tips? What products do you use?

Keep your protection plan simple so you action it daily. If you need five different sunscreens for each member of the family, it becomes a hassle and will no doubt fall by the wayside. I swear by SunSense Ultra Milk for my body, and my husband and I both use SunSense Daily Face year round so we’re getting SPF30+ protection to fight off any further premature ageing.

4. What SPF do you use for yourself and your family? 

SPF 30+ for everything.  We would never use anything with a lesser SPF.

5. Your best beauty tip?

Try to keep your skin as clean as possible, drink lots of wear and trust me, sunscreen really is something we should all be wearing daily. Only let a professional touch your eyebrows and leave the perm for poodles!

6. What is your top beauty bargain?

You can’t go past what the kitchen cupboard has to offer! I’ve always loved homemade remedies like oatmeal masks, Manuka honey for grazes and cuts, sugar body scrubs and a dollop of olive oil in your bath.

7. What are your beauty bag essentials?
I’m into easy beauty. SunSense Daily Face, Lanolin on the lips, olive oil on the nails…and just about everywhere else for that matter.

Catriona is a big believer in sun protection. So much so she is the ambassador for an important education program travelling the country this summer. The SunSensibility UV Photobus is a roving skin clinic that offers free UV skin checks in a bid to educate us all on better protection practices and how we may just be able to reverse some of the damage done.

“I was a shocked to see the results of my UV image,” said Rowntree. “Sure, I’ve spent virtually every day outdoors growing up in Australia and travelling for work, but I thought because I’d worn a daily SPF for 20 years I’d be fine. Nope, you can never be too careful…. and it goes to show that SPF in makeup isn’t enough to prevent skin damage. It’s been an important wake-up call and something I’d encourage everyone to do if they can.”

For more information on the SunSense UV Photobus dates, locations and how to get involved, visit

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