Makeup

Beauty Q&A

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley spills her beauty secrets

RHW

Even RHW wasn't immune to 90s beauty mistakes.

Cartoon beauty

This skilled (crazy?) makeup artist turns her mouth into popular cartoon characters

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Sarah MacKenzie And most of us struggle to apply bright lippy without veering into clown territiory.

Futuristic beauty

Could electronic make-up be the future of beauty?

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RACHEL CLUN Virtual makeup and 3D printed eye-shadow. It has to be seen to be believed.

Must-watch beauty

The only beauty tutorials you need to watch on YouTube

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08:  A model get makeup applied backstage during the Harbison presentation during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Milk Studios on February 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Anyone with a laptop, internet connection and face can make a YouTube beauty tutorial, but these keen vloggers have well and truly earned their clicks.

Famous faces

Get excited about these celebrity makeup lines

STYLED TO ROCK --  Season: 1 --  Pictured: Host Robyn Rihanna Fenty -- (Photo by: Matthias Clamer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE We’ve just caught word that two of our favourite beauty icons are making makeup now.

Sneak preview: check out the beauty products Sephora is bringing to Australia

Sephora Australia will open in December in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall.

JENNA CLARKE Sephora has given beauty fans a sneak preview of what to expect from its first Australian store.

Beauty horrors

When contouring goes horribly wrong

MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12:  Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attend the Grand Opening of DASH Miami Beach at Dash Miami Beach on March 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The art of contouring is some complicated beauty business.

Beauty buzzwords

Your guide to reading beauty labels

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE You try to avoid foods with preservatives, flavour enhancers and other nasty E-numbers, but how about your beauty products? When it comes to reading labels on eye creams and makeup, things get very complex indeed.

Flawless concealer

How to apply concealer like an expert

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The crazy thing about concealers is, if used incorrectly, they end up doing the exact opposite of what they're supposed to.

Online beauty

Why you shouldn't buy makeup on eBay

A hair-stylist prepares Polish model Magdalena Frackowiak on backstage before the Elie Saab 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT        (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Here's what you should know if you're searching the WWW for a beauty bargain.

Heel and toe

Christian Louboutin matches your nails to your shoe soles

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10:  Christian Louboutin attends at 'Chambre Syndicale De La Haute Couture' Cocktail in Hotel Salomon de Rotschild, in Paris on July 10, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee Joe The standout shade is, of course, Rouge Louboutin.

Beauty beat

Get eye-bright with earthy new shadows and steady-handed eyeliner

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling becomes a fan of truffle-hued eye shadow and gets the lowdown on applying eyeliner.

90s throwback

Are you ready for the return of this beauty trend?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE It's about to hit the runway, red carpet, and your local supermarket aisle.

Beauty beat

Try winter-chic elfin nails and gold-toned highlighter

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling discovers a cult serum, indulges in a facial and shows it's easy to be green with the latest nail colours.

Beauty hacks

25 amazing beauty hacks for lazy-broke gals

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE There are plenty of beauty tips that we care not to listen to. Who actually throws out their mascara after six months? We ain’t got time for that.

Beauty tips

You should really try this beauty trick

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07:  A model gets makeup applied backstage at the Cushnie Et Ochs fashion show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Milk Studios on February 7, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Leonie Barlow A misunderstood beauty product that might just solve your eye-makeup woes.

Marge Simpson x MAC

Check out 'The Simpson's' themed MAC collection

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Effie Mann Marge Simpson branches out with a new makeup collaboration.

Tips for lips

How to maintain a perfect pout

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11:  Models prepare backstage at the Luca Luca Spring 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park September 11, 2005 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Leonie Barlow Combat winter's drying chill with these simple tips for perfect lips.

Winter beauty

We try new Chanel brights, a Moisturise massage and source expert winter haircare tips

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling's weekly beauty round-up.

Beauty beat

The best new floral fragrances

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling gets a much-needed hair treat, sniff tests the latest floral fragrances and talks to Lancome's super scientist.

Beauty vloggers

The alternative beauty vloggers you should be following

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Though many would quickly brush off fashion and beauty vlogging as frivolous pastimes - what with so many "better things to do" - we plainly disagree.

Easy nail art

Finally, a nail art design you can actually achieve

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  Natalie Cantell, wearing an outfit by Ginger & Smart, arrives at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)

Melissa Williams-King Here's a nail design you don't need three hands and an Archibald to create.

Beauty beat

We find the solution for tired eyes, a tonic for healthy skin and give facial threading a try

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling tries the ancient technique of threading and finds the best eye creams.

Vintage beauty

Great hair and makeup moments from 'Grace of Monaco'

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Effie Mann Beautiful beauty inspired by the iconic Hollywood-actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly.

Alexa nails it

Alexa Chung reclines on a bed of kale in the name of beauty

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Effie Mann Alexa Chung adds another beauty collab to her list, and simultaneously becomes the face of kale...

Bright eyed

Don't be scared of a bright eye shadow

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22:  Barbara Palvin attends the 'All Is Lost' Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2013 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Bee Shapiro A wardrobe update can start at the beauty counter, where this season both candied brights and matte pastels are sprinkled like sundae toppings.

Beauty beat

Flawless matte foundation and a dainty nail-art pedicure

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Stephanie Darling heads feet first into nail-art nirvana and finds a flawless finish for her foundation.

Beauty beat

Nude lips teamed with smoky eyes form a winning combination

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling embraces the latest nude lip trend and sees the (infrared) light.

Nail art history

Woman's love of art reflected in amazing nail designs

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Jessica Catcher When Susi Kenna became interested in nail art, she brought her lifelong love for art history with her to the salon.

Natural skin

Foundation-free skin shone at fashion week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model walks the runway at the Michael Lo Sordo show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for Redken)

Eleanor Pendleton Women with low-maintenance beauty routines rejoice. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, make-up artists were calling foundation a dirty word. Find out why.

Beauty beat

How to extend your summer glow

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling goes for gold, discovers the unexpected, and finds a winning treatment to boost winter skin.

MBFWA beauty

Backstage beauty cheat sheet

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model showcases designs by Aje on the runway at the Aje show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at Carriageworks on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE What tips, tricks and wonder products were responsible for those stunning faces you saw on the runway?

Expert tips

MBFWA makeup tips for when you're running out the door

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  A model walks the runway at the Bec and Bridge show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE What to slap on when you’re running out the door (or in between work drinks and your last meeting for the day)? MBFWA makeup artists have the answers.

Makeup tips

When should you throw out your beauty products?

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RACHEL CLUN We are all guilty of hoarding old beauty products. From the dozens of different shampoos, conditioners and moisturisers we've tried and abandoned, to eye shadows and nail polishes bought years ago that we swear we'll use again one day. Teal eye shadow will come back into fashion, right?

Comments

Makeup Ads Reveal True Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

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Andrea Romano These "camo confessions" are quite moving.

Sweet luxury

The most iconic fragrances

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SARAH OAKES So many sweet smelling memories.

Makeup tricks

How to find a foundation that suits you

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 17:  Actress Emma Watson attends the premiere of 'Noah' (Noe) at Palafox Cinema on March 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling traces a trend for luscious lashes and test-drives a fresh-looking foundation.

Lorde for MAC

Lorde nabs exclusive collaboration

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 23: Lorde attends the Delta Air Lines 2014 GRAMMY Weekend Private Reception And Performance With Lorde held at Soho House on January 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Sarah Mackenzie Not content with her reign over the music charts, Lorde is about to take the beauty world by storm.

Eyes to envy

A no-nonsense guide to beautiful eyes

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 13: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2014 TCA Winter Press Tour FOX All-Star Party held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 13, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Tracey Strange Everything you need to know when emulating J-Lo's luminous eyes.

Easy beauty

Beauty tips for busy women

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 03:  A guest seen wearing a Louis Vuitton bag outside the Elie Saab show on March 3, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Cassy Small Looking good needn't take long.

Must-haves

The products beauty editors swear by

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Eleanor Pendleton Eleanor Pendleton reveals the must-haves beauty editors favour.

Manicure tips

At-home mani no-nos

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Fashion blogger Valentina Siragosa wears a an Antonio Marras dress and a Roger Vivier bag on day 6 of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, Paris September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/FilmMagic)

NICOLE ELPHICK Expert tips for perfecting DIY nails.

Charlotte Rampling for NARS

NARS casts 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling as the face of their anniversary campaign

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Effie Mann Perhaps the cosmetics brand heard Daily Life’s call?

Budget beauty

Top three chemist cult buys

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NICOLE ELPHICK There are plenty of budget beauty buys – but which ones can actually hold their own against their luxe brand counterparts?

Camera ready

How to look fabulous in photographs

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NICOLE ELPHICK We asked Max May, celebrity hair and makeup artist, to share his tips on the basics of camera-ready beauty...

NYFW nails

Best nails from New York Fashion Week

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NICOLE ELPHICK A few designs you may want to recreate during your next TV binge watching session...

Cosmetic lust

The beauty products we're pining for

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Love, by its very definition, requires a degree of faithfulness. When it comes to beauty, however, fidelity can be vastly overrated.

Beauty muse

Cassandra from Wayne’s World

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NICOLE ELPHICK Tia Carrere’s character was indeed a total ‘Babe-raham Lincoln’...

Beauty collab

Derek Lam x Estee Lauder is casually luxurious

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NICOLE ELPHICK A limited edition five-piece make-up set will be debuted at the designer's Spring 2014 show.

Beauty beat

Have you tried blue mascara?

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds joy in being blue, discovers a concentrate with a feel-good factor and takes a whole heap of weight off her feet.

Best brushes

The 4 must-have make-up brushes

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  A model is prepared backstage at the Kristian Aadnevik show during London Fashion Week SS14 at The Royal Horseguards on September 15, 2013 in London, England.  The model wears Frontcover Cosmetics. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

NICOLE ELPHICK We asked celebrity make-up artist Rae Morris to help us narrow things down.

Beauty ingredients

What exactly are you rubbing on your face?

Keeping my skin clean

ELEANOR PENDLETON From bee venom to snail mucus, we look at some of the weird and wonderful ingredients appearing in beauty products.

Un-boring beauty

You need to get creative

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the GQ Men Of The Year Party  at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

NICOLE ELPHICK Our favourite looks for party people sick of boring beauty.

Summer beauty

It's time to get summer ready

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Stephanie Darling How to achieve the perfect bronzed glow and treat troublesome toes.

Eye-shadow magic

Mind-blowing eye-shadow art works

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This Israeli make-up professional creates the most amazing eye-lid art works.

Beauty backlash

Australians are paying far too much for cosmetics

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Caroline Zielinski Some brands cost up to 200 per cent more than they do in the US or UK.

Party face

Eye-catching party make-up

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Stephanie Darling goes Christmas shopping for eye-catching make-up palettes, then gets party-ready with permed lashes and a favourite blush .

Break the rules

Favourite beauty rule breakers

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NICOLE ELPHICK A salute to the women who have no time for cookie cutter conformity.

Foundation tips

How to achieve flawless foundation

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  Actress Michelle Williams arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere

NICOLE ELPHICK Make-up artist and beauty blogger, Bonnie Gillies, shares her secrets.