As a beauty writer, I often get asked what I look for when writing about a beauty product.
At times, it can be difficult with hundreds — if not thousands — of products flooding the market each week. But, something that always remains a constant for me is finding a point of difference.
I'm always looking for that hook; that sparkle that makes a beauty product different to others.
When it comes to selecting the perfect foundation shade, there's...
Red nails are perennially chic.
But, finding the perfect red isn't always easy.
Enter Chanel Le Vernis in Holiday — the ultimate rouge hue.
"Red is making a come back with '90s make-up and matching red nails — as seen at fashion weeks around the globe," says nail guru (and my go-to), Jocelyn Petroni, founder of Jocelyn Petroni, Sydney.
Petroni recommends wearing red nails that are short in length with a soft square shape to keep hands...
On Tuesday March 4 2014, Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris' Grand Palais into un grand magasin - a giant Chanel supermarket.
Showcasing an epic celebration of consumerism, Lagerfeld ensured the store shelves were fully stocked with everyday products that had been recoded in pure Chanel speak. From soda and potato chips to chic black cotton buds sold as bâtonnets élégants; 2.55 bags sealed in cling film; and, best of all, a hardware department that featured a...
Micellar cleansing water? Come again? What on earth is that?
Ask any makeup artist if they use micellar cleansing waters and they'll probably respond by saying, "60 per cent of the time, it works every time". Well, if they're die-hard Anchorman fans they will.
But, really... Any beauty shoot I've worked on, the makeup artist always has a bottle of Bioderma Crealine H20 stashed in their kit. I personally never go an evening without...
When I was in New York recently, I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with super babe, Erin Wasson.
Here, she exclusively chats to GRITTYpretty about her latest musings...
Short of being reincarnated as Gisele Bündchen, the easiest way to get tousled waves is with a curling tong.
When creating textured tresses, the key is to not curl sections perfectly.
To recreate this look at home, follow my steps:
STEP ONE: Begin by washing your hair and thoroughly towel-dry.
STEP TWO: Divide the hair into small sections and spray John Frieda Root Awakening Lift & Refresh Root Spray into the damp roots. Next, tip your...
One of the most common questions I get asked on Instagram is what makeup I wear every day.
So, to answer your question, I've listed some of my current favourites and why they're staples in my cosmetics case.
Tell me, what day-to-day makeup essentials do you swear by?
Dropping temperatures and cold winds can go hand-in-hand with dry, sullen skin. But—they don't have to.
Cold winter air lacks humidity and dries up your skin's natural oils, causing it to lose moisture. The solution? Skincare products that offer intense hydration.
When planning your winter skincare regimen, you should consider any existing skin conditions you may have. The harsh wintry weather not only irritates the healthiest of skin but can also make current skin conditions — dandruff,...
Guillaume Henry, creative director of Carven, wanted a fragrance that embodied the spirit of the French fashion house.
Of course, when it comes to scent, even a fashion designer with an ultra-sophisticated sense of smell is an amateur — partnership with a professional perfumer is a must. And, who better for Henry to tap than French fragrance aficionado Francis Kurkdjian. Kurkdjian, a man behind many iconic scents such as Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea and Elie...
Considered minimal and chic, white nails are hanging around for yet another season.
But, can everyone wear it? "Yes, anyone can wear white nails," says Gaynor August, Salon Director of Sydney's Lash & Lacquer. "But, there are many different looks and effects to suit certain complexions."
If you're new to wearing white talons, August recommends trying "a sheer or shimmery neutral to start". "For medium skin tones, opt for a blue-based white or a pale...
At Giulietta A/W 14-15, romance was taken into a fairytale direction complete with floral-printed catwalk.
Inspired by a girl getting lost in the forest, the Giulietta collection went to dark places, weaving a wicked magical tale consisting of substantial fabrics, flattering jumpsuits, and plenty of jewel tones.
Makeup Director, Dominique Samuel for Maybelline NY, drew upon inspiration of the pieces to create a dark take on Disney's fairytale character, Snow White. "She looks fresh...
Last Tuesday evening, Witchery unveiled their autumn/winter 2014 collection, attracting an A-list crowd of front row show-goers.
Held at Sydney’s heritage-listed Carriageworks, models showcased a sharp edit of A-line skirts, black leather jackets, slinky silk camisoles and classic grey marle.
While oxblood is leading the charge in nail trends this coming autumn/winter, it seems fresh faces for skin is equally as well.
At Lacoste A/W 14-15, models' skin was kept completely foundation-free complementing the brand's signature sporty-chic style. "It's fresh, strong and very nude," says Makeup Director, Mayia Alleaume for Maybelline NY. "We used products that give a natural effect on the skin — we didn't want to take any personality away from the models."
Inspired by "extreme conditions and survival" in the concrete jungle, Alexander Wang A/W 14 which was presented last night at Duggal Greenhouse — a new event space in Brooklyn's Navy Yard — had all of Manhattan's fashion elite crossing the river on a wintry weekend.
Considered one of the most anticipated shows of NYFW, Alexander Wang saw high expectations and he delivered — sending androgynous models with bleached brows and matte painted ponytails down the...
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