Makeup Styles

How To Modernise 1970s Beauty Trends

There’s no denying that 70s beauty and fashion is back and bigger than ever. We’re passing on the fashion this time, and focusing on beauty and makeup trends which are so easy to adapt into your usual routine. Think of icons such as Lauren Hutton and Farrah Fawcett who reigned in the makeup department, and are still giving us major makeup inspiration.

RELATED: How To Wear Coloured Makeup

Coloured eyeshadow

Where: Atelier Versace

Coloured eyeshadow was trending at Atelier Versace, where the 70s trend was reflected in both fashion and makeup. Make sure to blend-out coloured shadows well – especially since they can look muddy.

How To Modernise 1970s Beauty Trends

Orange lips

Where: Chanel

Make like Farrah Fawcett and try this popular seventies trend which suits all skin tones. Use a lip liner to define the sides, then colour in the rest of your lips with a matte lip colour. To make them shine, apply a clear gloss over the top.

How To Modernise 1970s Beauty Trends

Winged liner

Where: Elie Saab

Try a standard winged liner, with a twist. Use coloured liner pencil to make blue and green eyes pop, and make sure your lashes are big with lots of mascara. Feel free to apply a strip of false lashes for extra drama.

How To Modernise 1970s Beauty Trends

Coral lips

Where: Vena Cava

Coral lips are one of the biggest makeup trends to come from the 70s. Simply apply a thin layer onto both your top and bottom lips, and you’re done!

How To Modernise 1970s Beauty Trends

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5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your Wedding

Tired of all the mainstream makeup looks that brides are constantly using for their wedding day? What a coincidence, so are we! Rather than wearing the same-old glossy lip and dewy skin combination, we have pulled some inspiration from the recent shows at New York, Milan and Paris fashion week which are also appropriate for any bridal look!

RELATED: Check out the Unique Wedding Ideas here

Dewy skin

Where: Valentino Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Well, maybe we love dewy skin a little bit too much to let this one go! For this look you don’t need to venture out and create a large contouring spectacle of yourself. Keep it simple and use a foundation which is almost identical to your natural skin tone. The only way to make this look natural is by buffing the product really well into the skin – by using a Beauty Blender.

Lightly run some cold water over the sponge, squeeze out the excess water, then dab the foundation into the skin. Make sure to moisturise well before applying any makeup, since this is a foolproof way to avoid any dry patches.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingBronze cheeks

Where: Balmain Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

If your skin needs a little vitamin D before the big day, don’t fret! Bronzer can be your best friend if applied correctly, and more importantly – blended out really well. Bring a little life to your skin tone by concentrating the product onto the apples of your cheeks, and blending it out into the hairline.

Dip the blush brush lightly into a cream or powder, tap it against the lid to remove any excess product, then apply onto the cheeks. It’s always easier to add more product, since this look can be extremely sun-kissed if used incorrectly – less is more.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingLip stain

Where: Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Too scared to go for a bold-lip on your wedding day? Choose the second best option and try and lip stain instead. You can still use your desired lipstick, but there’s a slightly different process to mastering this look. Firstly, you need to exfoliate your lips really well – a few days before the wedding at least.

Take a clean toothbrush and run it across both your top and bottom lips to remove any dry patches or excess skin. Then apply a hydrating moisturiser and let your lips soak in the product before applying the lipstick. We have a step-by-step tutorial on how to apply a lip stain, which will tell you everything you need to know.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingCat-eye flick

Where: Emilio Pucci Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Did you think we forgot one of our all-time favourite looks, the cat-eye? Give this classic flick a bit of a modern twist by drawing the flick just above your lash line. If you suffer from oily eyelids, you might want to avoid this – since it probably won’t last very long without smudging.

The best way to master this look for all eyes is to keep the flick small and close to the lash line as possible, especially if you have hooded eyes. Use an eye primer before starting, and dab it into the eyelid until it’s completely set.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingStrong brows

Where: Boss Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear

Regardless of your makeup look for the big day, you cannot forget to fill in your brows… ever. Depending on the shade of your brows, you might need to use 2 different shades to achieve a natural look. Take turns between applying the product and using a brush to make it look like it’s your own – this is the best way to achieving flawless brows each and every time.

If your brows are a bit unruly, run a little eyebrow gel into the arch to keep it from smudging throughout the festivities.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your Wedding

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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?

Makeup Tips: Pretty Bridal Makeup

Yes, you can do your own bridal makeup! Bobbi Brown shares her favourite products and tips for looking beautiful and radiant all day and for the all-important wedding photos.

Wedding jitters keeping you up at night? We love Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit and Corrector to erase dark under-eye circles and help you look well-rested and bright-eyed on your big day.

After concealing, even out skin tone with Bobbi’s Foundation Stick. Bobbi’s best foundation tip? Flash photography emphasises pink tones, so use a yellow-toned foundation to balance it out.

Avoid looking shiny by setting concealer and foundation with Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. Not only does it extend the wear of your makeup, it ensures that skin looks polished in pictures.

Every bride looks extra radiant with a little bronzing powder, and Bobbi’s is one of our favourites. It’s a universally-flattering shade with zero orange. If your dress has an open neckline, be sure to warm up your neck and chest with a light dusting of Bronzing Powder.

To truly be that blushing bride, Bobbi suggests using two shades of blush. First, a neutral shade, with a brighter “pop” shade applied just on the apples of the cheeks.
Get the look: Desert Pink (neutral shade) and Pale Pink (“pop” shade) Blush look great on most complexions.

You’ll be kissing a lot on your wedding day. Make lipstick and lip gloss last longer by lining and filling in lips with before applying colour.
Get the look: Pink Mauve Lip Liner.

Neutral and pale lip colours might look good day-to-day, but they look washed out in photographs, so choose brighter shades of pink, rose and plum to brighten up your face.
Get the look: Rich Lip Color SPF in Bikini Pink

Finish with a complimentary gloss to catch the light, and don’t forget to take it with you for touch-ups.
Get the look: Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lip Gloss

Cream eye shadow is brilliant for long wear, and we’re obsessed with Bobbi Brown’s award-winning Long-Wear Cream Shadow. It stays colour-true and crease-free all day.
Get the look: Sand Dollar Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Don’t let raccoon eyes ruin your photos. Whether you want a classic eye liner or a sexy cat eye flick, Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is your friend.
Get the look: Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

After applying all your eye makeup, finish with a light highlighter shade on the browbone to make eyes sparkle.
Get the look: Bone Eye Shadow

Don’t go overboard with mascara – 2-3 coats are all you need. Just make sure it’s waterproof and budge-proof.
Get the look: Black No Smudge Mascara

What’s your favourite bridal makeup look?


Your Guide To Classic Makeup Styles

Makeup styles might change, but some looks will always be universally popular. We break down classic makeup styles for ever occasion, from evening makeup to bridal makeup.

The natural look
This makeup style is perfect for women who just want to cover a few blemishes and lightly enhance their natural features. Natural is always beautiful, so why transform the way you look? Simple enhancements for that ‘just you but better’ look include a dab of concealer under the eyes, clear lip gloss, a sweep of rosy blush, or one coat of mascara.


Evening makeup
If you’re going out to a bar, club or dinner you’ll likely want to glam yourself up a bit more than you do in the day time. Take the challenge and try a bold and sexy makeup style for nighttime. We love a smokey eye with cherry or deep red lipstick like on Milla Jovovich, or softer eyes paired with a  vibrant coral lipstick.


Bridal makeup
Bridal makeup is often soft and natural to compliment the beauty and sophistication of a bridal gown. Popular bridal looks include soft eye makeup, nude lips and a pop of cheek colour, which looks good on everybody, or a soft smokey eyes with a light rose lipstick. If you’re considering a less traditional look, try a bold lip – it looks amazing in photos!


Anti ageing makeup
You can actually use makeup as an anti ageing tool. There are lots of makeup products on the markets that contain anti ageing ingredients that not only enhance your features but reduce the appearance of wrinkles and create a more balanced skin tone. Look for products like BB and CC creams that hide imperfections, ad radiance and bring out your natural beauty. Our favourite anti ageing beauty tip? Use a lip gloss over your lipstick (or alone) to make your lips like fuller and soften the fine lines around your mouth. And remember less is more with mature skin, so apply makeup with a lighter hand.


Celebrity makeup
Celebrities are always on the cutting edge of makeup styles, and the red carpet is a great source of inspiration for new makeup looks. Look to celebrities with similar skin tones, hair or face shapes.


Glowing, tanned skin
Tanned skin looks good on most people, giving you a natural radiance, but you can always fake an afternoon in the sun by using a tinted moisturiser, bronzer or fake tan products. Finish with a hint of luminiser to get your glow on.

Hollywood Style – And How To Get It

Don’t we all love watching celebrities on the red carpet at gala events? With all that glamour and style on display, you can’t help but ooh and ah at the fabulous gowns, hairdos and makeup! While the faces and figures are constantly changing, Hollywood style is classic. Here are a few things we can learn from movie star glamour.

The gowns
There are several things that make a gown totally stunning, but the most important are that it must be flattering and it has to fit. The designer gowns celebs wear to awards shows are immaculately tailored to fit their shapes, and while the rest of us don’t have out own personal stylists, we can be sure that what we wear suits our figure and highlights our best points.

Costumers to the stars have always known how to make a woman’s body look totally perfect, even if wasn’t. Even the ravishing Rita Hayworth had her dresses designed especially to conceal a tummy bulge from having two children. Stars of today have their own secret of making those figure faults disappear—Spanx and other hard-working undergarments. How do you think those celebrity new moms manage to look so slim just weeks after giving birth?

The hairdos
Isn’t it infuriating how gorgeous stars like Charlize Theron or Anne Hathaway can look with practically no hair? Alas, most of us don’t have their bone structure, which is why we should try for the style that makes us look and feel beautiful.

For decades, the stars have used wigs and hairpieces, not to mention hair colour, to achieve their perfect look, so why shouldn’t we civilians do the same? There’s nothing wrong with relying on a little artifice, as long as the result looks completely natural—and expresses your personality. Where would stars like Beyonce or Britney Spears be without those luxurious extensions?

4 Secrets Of Hollywood Style - And How To Get It

The makeup
When you have to look your best for an important occasion, use a bit of your favorite star’s red carpet style, but do pick a celeb that shares your colouring. If you have blonde or red hair and pale skin, make Nicole Kidman or Naomi Watts your style beacon. Angelina Jolie is a great choice for brunettes.

Smokey eyes and bright red lips are classics that can be adapted to work for most women, especially on special occasions.special occasions. Don’t be afraid to go for the glam!

4 Secrets Of Hollywood Style - And How To Get It

The attitude

The most important thing we can learn from Hollywood style is that if you think you look hot, so will your audience. According to legendary Hollywood hairdresser and makeup artist George Masters, Marilyn Monroe was rather ordinary without makeup, but once she was all glammed up, the film goddess exuded a high-wattage sex appeal that made her irresistible.

Who is your favourite Hollywood style icon?

Get The Look: Emily Blunt’s Golden Glow

Emily Blunt was the golden girl on the red carpet of this week’s Gotham Awards. Steal her pretty and feminine look – perfect for the holidays – in 4 easy steps using Calvin Klein Cosmetics.

FOUNDATION: ck one 3-in-1 face makeup fair 200

EYE SHADOW: ck one eyeshadow quad in nymphete

MASCARA: ck one mascara in show

BRONZER: ck one cream + powder bronzer in lightly golden 200

Are you a fan of Emily Blunt’s golden makeup?

Get The Look: Keira Knightley’s Classic Hollywood Makeup

Keira Knightley epitomises Hollywood beauty on the red carpet for her latest film Anna Karenina: flawless skin, bold red lips and va-va-voom eyes. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Katie Lee created the look – it’s the perfect look for the holidays!


Apply Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Palpitante, then blot.

Swipe Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Rebelle over the top for a sheer red gloss.


Line the eyes with Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Navy, then blend Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Lagons to set and extend the lash line (a great tip if you have small eyes).

Curl the eyelashes and finish with two coats of Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir.

Are you a fan of Keira Knightley’s red carpet makeup?

Red Carpet Beauty In 4 Quick Steps

Red Carpet Beauty In 4 Quick Steps

Celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin played up Jennifer’s Aniston’s effortless radiance for this red carpet look. Recreate her natural glow in these 4 quick steps:

1. Complexion

Create the perfect base with La Mer Fluid Foundation. It’s pricey but worth it, packed with sea minerals to nourish the skin, softening fine lines and allowing your natural radiance to shine through.

2. Eyes

Blending from light to dark, define eyes with browns and coppery rose shades from the Chanel Tentation Cuivré eyeshadow palette. Use Stila Gel Eyeliner in Black to line the upper lashes. Finally coat lashes with two coats of Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir. This mascara is amazing! It adds length and holds the curl all day without a single clump.

3. Blush

Dust Chanel Powder Blush in softest pink Rose Pétal over the apples of your cheeks.

4. Lips

Keep lips naturally glamourous with Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in the perfect ‘your lips but better’ shade Cashmere.

Are you a fan of Jennifer Aniston’s red carpet look?

Beauty Tips For Party Season

Party girl glamour

Keeping things simple is the key to going swiftly from desk slave to dancefloor diva. Here?s our recommendations for looking and feeling great this holiday season!

Body language

Party princesses need perfect skin all over, especially if you’re flashing a lot of flesh in a sexy backless number. Apply Bloom’s Aloha Shimmer Body Cream ($20) on shoulders, arms, legs and d?colletage for luxurious moisture and a glamorous, all over glow.

Being a dancing queen all night can be hard work on your feet, so make sure you pay special attention to your tootsies this party season. Summer shoes mean feet on display, so give cracked heels and rough edges the flick. Soak your feet in David Jones Foot Soak ($12.95) and your feet will feel like they?ve just had a half hour massage. Essential for high heel loving chicks like the SheSaid beauty team.

Give tired, less than fresh smelling feet a treat with David Jones Foot Talc ($14.95). Looks like a moisturiser but turns to powder once applied, cool huh? But what?s really cool is the menthol and essential oils that refresh and deodorise this often neglected body part! From David Jones nationally.

Lip service

Want juicy lips and enough cash left in your wallet to by a round of Lychee martinis? Choose Face of Australia cosmetics for top quality, value for money lip gloss in a sensational range of colours. Lipglaze is easy to apply, is packed with vitamin E and jojobo oil and comes in 11 delectable colours. Our picks for summer South Yarra – Warm Apricot, Kings Cross – Blackberry with Sparkle, Darling Harbour – Strawberry Shimmer. $8.95 from Big W, Priceline, K-Mart and Coles stores nationally.

Nutrimetics Endless Shimmer Lip Gloss ($15.95) gives your lips a freshly licked sheen that will work a treat with your golden summer glow ? faked, of course! Available in pink and white, a quick slick of this glossy wand is all you need for pearly shine and moisture this summer. For more info call 1800 732 233.

Seeing eye to eye

Light and compact in size, Lash Wand from Aussie co ModelCo, is a must-have for every beauty junkie?s handbag. Celebrities love it and it?s no wonder ? perfectly curled, glamour-puss lashes can be yours in seconds. Stockists 02 8354 6700 or www.modelco.com.au

Get a whole new look this summer with cosmetic contact lenses from FreshLook. Your friends will be green with envy! Available in three exotic shades – Pacific Blue, Sea Green and Caribbean Aqua. For more info ask your optometrist or visit www.freshlook.com.au.

Andrew Collinge Styling Range

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from Andrew Collinge

Fine, limp hair is a common problem and adding the body and volume it lacks naturally and achieving that ‘just stepped out of the hairdressers’ look is not easy. Andrew Collinge understands just how difficult it can be for women with fine hair to find styling products that do not weigh their hair down and has developed this spray on instant body thickening lotion to give fine, flyaway hair everything it needs

straight & smooth no kinks straightener

from Andrew Collinge

Sleek straight hair is once more at the forefront of fashion on this year’s catwalks, with

straight & smooth no kinks straightener

shiny healthy hair being the optimum in chic. Now Andrew Collinge Salon Solutions has developed straight & smooth no kinks straightener to help you achieve those glossy heads of straight sexy hair with ease.

supple hold styling cream

from Andrew Collinge

Short and sassy, wicked, wavy, groomed and glossy, whatever you desire – with the right styling product you can create the shape you want and give it pliable, lasting support. Andrew Collinge Salon Solutions has developed this new supple hold styling cream to twist, tweak, chunk, or simply work through for incredible texture with up to date modern movie star glamour.

supple hold styling cream

stay put styling gel

from Andrew Collinge

Coolest celebs glam it up with a bit of hair drama, turn up the heat by sleeking hair back for ultimate groomed look. ‘Put it up’ and pull out strands for that striking effect, whether you want chic or just cheek, Andrew Collinge Salon Solutions new total control stay put styling gel will have your hair looking great, lasting all day or night with ease.

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Winter winds, drying heating, air conditioners and rain all play havoc with our hair causing flyaway and frizz which is difficult to control. However Andrew Collinge

stay put styling gel

Solutions have now developed all day control and hold styling moussing gelle to keep your style in place without cementing it down. If you want the body and volume of a mousse, with the hold and shine of a gel, then all day control and styling moussing gelle is a superb product for you. (N.B. The Special Offer excludes this product as we are not able to post aerosol products)shape up controlling wax

from Andrew Collinge

Play it cool with shape up controlling wax to mould and hold short, spiky or layered style. It also works well on longer, de-constructed looks

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create the ultimate in funky versatile catwalk hair this season. Separate strands of hair for a tousled textured style, muss it up with both hands for that un-groomed look so popular at the moment, or simply smooth it back for a super sleek finish.messed up moulding gum

from Andrew Collinge

Catwalk looks this season are all about retro glamour, tousled locks and glamorous up-do’s, short androgynous sassy cuts or spiky sections. Its about creating whatever look you want for the ultimate flexible hairstyle anytime, anywhere. Flexibility is the key with choppy cuts and messed up hair. Speed is of the essence

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creative products like Andrew Collinge Salon Solutions new messed up moulding gum makes styling hair in a funky fun way easy and quick and what’s more the style will last all day long.Andrew Collinge Celebrity Hair Secrets – Sarah Jessica, Cameron and Halle all have The Look – Find out how!

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Luring the enemy

Not that men are the enemy, but you know what we mean. You?ve got to choose your weapons well to capture their attention and defeat the opposition – other girls. It?s like fishing, darts or bullfighting. Red is where it?s at and red will make him look twice. It?s the colour of passion, so if you want some, you better learn how to get it this month.The power of the product:

How many times has a man asked you ?What?s that scent?? That question can seal the deal. Here they are –

  • Clarins Eau Dynamisante ($55)
  • Hermes Rouge Hermes ($80)
  • Samsara by Guerlain ($76)Never skimp on nails – go for

    Mecca manicure in Desdemona ($20)

    Dirty Girl Gloss in Pomegranate ($20)

    Turn Heads in Red

    Nothing gets you noticed more quickly than a slinky red evening dress-a la Samantha in Sex in the City. Find our faves at:




    If you?re in Sydney head to Seduce

on Oxford Street, Paddington. You?ll find plenty of red.If the occasion is casual, match it with your footwear. In Melbourne, head to Prime, (227 Barkly Street, 03 95370344), for the latest in street wear. Our hot tip is the red Birkenstock.

Lingerie – yes sirrreeee. Give him what he wants and don?t disappoint when it comes to your under garments. Lingerie is the word and it?s also the weapon. Look out for the recently launched Zimmerman lingerie line. Think hot and red. For stockists contact 03 95371900.

Lay on the charm

With your accessorising you can weave magic. New line Tatty, started by Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, has the latest most eclectic mix. Men love a girl with her own style and these accessories pack a punch. They range from giant beads in ice-cream colours to kooky watches. We love the guitar plectrum charm bracelet. Available at Zimmerman, YPV and Empire.


If you don?t want to go red, go animal. Wear your animal instinct on your sleeve, in the form of Carla Zampatti?s latest leopard-print top. Exotic and powerful-this top answers the call of the wild. Around $300

Kiss kiss

Sometimes all the red you need is a slash of colour on your lips. It?s a strong look and requires very little other makeup. We love Shine Delice Sheer Shimmering Lipcolour in Cherry Cola by L?Oreal