It's most fun being female — but it can also cost a pretty penny trying to keep up with cool new products and trends to try! That's where these goodies come in. All coming in at less than 20 bucks each, these are the kinds of products you can fill your makeup bag (gym bag, car, bedroom, house. . .) with. And, with everything from gradual tanners and bold lipsticks to great-quality Kabuki brushes and long-lasting top coats, you'll be covered for Spring as well as maintaining a stocked-up essentials kit. Ready to splash a minimal amount of cash? This way!
Fake tan is the way to go all year round — as opposed to sunbaking — but it's extra high on the beauty priority list come Spring racing because we're always chasing that beautiful, sun-kissed glow to match our amazing frocks. But what do you do if you've had an unfortunate encounter with the beloved self-tanner the night before? Our guess is that even though you followed the directions carefully, you ended up looking less sex kitten, more striped kitty! Have no fear, we're going (un)streaking. For tips on how to make the patchwork look a little less obvious, just keep reading.
It's Spring and we are excited. The sun is shining and the products are getting equally as bright, as brands release their warm weather offerings. There's an essential skincare set from Chanel, perfect red lipstick from Elizabeth Arden and a new, more mature fragrance from our girl Taylor Swift. But that's not nearly it, click through.
We've had a week filled with colour and all things Summer, thanks to a few incredible launches, some delicious treats and a concert that has to be seen to be believed. Our health and beauty editor Alison and fashion editor Jasmine hit the frantic backstage scenes of the David Jones Spring Summer Fashion Launch during the week, chatting to Jessica Gomes, Montana Cox and more before they hit the runway — see the coolest style trends from the show here! Celebrity and entertainment editor Jess and associate editor Gen took in the spectacle that is P!nk's concert, and it was every bit as fun as it sounds, while the whole office stepped up and out in their best denim for Jeans for Genes day today — have you done the same? There's a whole lot more to see from our week, click through and have a squiz!
If you're headed off to a wedding that's set in a remote location, beautifying as a guest, bridesmaid, or even the bride can be a challenge. From not being able to tote your entire hair and makeup stash with you to no salon in sight, you might have to pull a beauty MacGyver. Or perhaps you just want to look fabulous without making that trip to the salon. Find out how you can fake a professional service when you keep reading.
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Kate Moss showed off her flawless figure when she posed nude for her new St. Tropez ad. She was recently named the face of the self-tanning product line and the skin-baring campaign marks Kate's first for the brand. Kate was excited about her new appointment with St. Tropez, sharing, "I'm so excited to be working with St. Tropez. I've been using the products since they started and it's really a trustworthy, cool brand." It seems Kate really does trust St. Tropez since she shed all of her clothes for the risqué shoot.
Her new ad is not the only place Kate is making waves, as she is also prepping for her June Vogue UK cover launch. The issue will be the publication's first double issue with Miss Vogue, which features Kate on the cover along with alternate versions starring model Cara Delevingne.
It's that time ladies — Spring! That means fun in the sun but also exposed skin. Cue hair removal madness and bronzing products. Whether it's for your face, arms, legs, shoulders, chest or feet; using a bronzer of any description promotes a beautiful, sun kissed look, and who doesn't want that? We asked our editors to reveal their favourites this week — from powders to gels and beyond — and found a surprising cross-over... Kim Kardashian is our bronzing queen! Click through to find out our top picks.
If there is a new tan on the market, you can bet your way-too-brown elbow I'll trial it. Self tanning is the easiest way to look fresh and glowing, and you don't have to sacrifice your skin's health! There's a lot to choose from in terms of brands, but what I'm often confused with is the shades — we're all pretty fair-skinned here at Sugar, so, should we stick to a light to medium tan? Or can we rock dark as well? Applying a dark tan can be nerve racking if you're naturally fair — just ask FabSugar's editor, Ali (left). We had her try St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Mousse ($59.95 200ml), while I gave the staple St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse ($53.96 240ml) a go. Click through to find out the results.
Well, well, well, look what day it is — budget buy Friday! With only three weeks till Spring, we're ready to feel the sunshine on our faces and let our legs see some light! In honour of that, we're featuring some cheap but very cheerful bronzers and self tanners to get you ready for The Big Reveal. In keeping with our sunny theme, we've got bright lipsticks, even brighter nail polish and some mascara that isn't black... click through to see our top 10 budget beauty buys for this week. Let there be light.