Our Instagram feeds were on opposite ends of the spectrum this week, with half of our favourite stars bracing themselves for the cold of the Norther Hemisphere Winter, and the other half soaking up the sun in Australia. Jesinta Campbell was one s star taking in the heat, sharing snaps of her incredible figure (not to mention some seriously cool Mikoh swimwear), and revealing some behind-the-scenes action on a beach shoot. On the other side of the globe, Lara stayed cosy in bed with her boyfriend Sam Worthington — the pair were in New Orleans — while Jessica Gomes rugged up in Paris and a bunch of Victoria's Secret models partied together in New York City. And Miranda Kerr? As usual, there were so many pictures of this local beauty — but we were particularly enamoured with the one in this gallery. Keen to see them all? Click through now!
We may be well into the swing of Summer, but there's one Winter trend that just won't quit — the sexy, dark, dangerous lip look. Dramatic description? It may well be, but a makeup craze this good deserves a bit of extra attention. There's something so mysterious and luxe about slicking dark red, purple or berry-hued colours across your lips — it's the easiest way to make like a modern femme fatale and knock the socks off anyone who stands in your way. As these celebrities beautifully exhibit, there are so many ways to interpret the trend. No matter your complexion and hair colour, there's a version in here that you can take and make your own this season. Because while we love a bright, light lip for long lunches in Summer, there's nothing quite like a vampy vibe to carry you through the balmy nights.
Classic Curls: To get the side-swept waves, you can go really old-school and dust off your hot rollers. Use the medium-sized curlers to set dry hair. While you're waiting for the waves to sink in (about 20 minutes), steal Blake's makeup look below. No time to wait? You can get a similar but more relaxed curl using a one-inch iron. Wrap hair around the barrel so that curls fall away from the face, leaving a few inches out at the roots. Hold for 30 seconds. Finish hair with a holding spritz like KMS California Stay Anti-Humidity Seal ($27.16).
Modern Makeup: While a typical cherry-red lipstick would complete the Old Hollywood theme, reach for something vampier for an updated take on the classic instead. Try ModelCo Party Proof Matte Lipstick in Smitten ($16.95), a dark wine lipstick and nail polish duet. To balance out the moody lip, it's best to go light on the eye makeup. Blake wore champagne shadows to brighten up her blue eyes. We like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash in Beige ($40) because it can work for most skin tones. Apply the shadow to lids and inner corners. Then, wet an angled liner brush and swipe on the shimmering shadow along the lower lash line, too. You want to avoid overusing eyeliner and focus on the mascara for this look. Bring it full circle by dusting the same metallic shadow under brows and on cheekbones for a glow that rivals Blake's gala-ready style.
Lily also paired some grungy waves with an after-dark makeup look, but instead of focusing on the eyes, Lily swept a deep red lipstick across her lips. She created an ombré look by focusing the dark lip colour on the outer part of her lips to add some edge. Dakota went Parisian gamine with her twisted up 'do that wrapped across the crown of her hair. She complemented the look with flirtatious winged liner and a pretty pink pout. The people of Dallas may have raised a brow or two over the fashion-forward beauty looks these ladies brought to town, but we love a girl who can shake things up. We're curious, which look was your favourite of the night?
Lea Michele is a scene-stealer for many reasons: Her chills-inducing pipes, her role as the fearless Rachel Berry on Fox’s hit show Glee, and, of course (for us beauty fanatics), her gig as the face of L’Oréal Paris haircare. So it’s no surprise that the cover art for her first solo album, Louder (out March 4), shows the triple threat in a strong, of-the-moment beauty look. Hair pro Mark Townsend created her wet bed head (which we already know is a major trend for Spring 2014), and makeup master Melanie Inglessis gave her an ultra-smoky, smudgy eye.
To copy Lea's look, simply apply heaps of eyeliner, head to a spinning class, and then let your hair down. OK, seriously: if you’re going to try this style at home, follow Lea’s lead by sweeping on bronzer and keeping the rest of your face minimal (her nude lips work perfectly). As for the hair, take a bit of pomade or gel in your hands and rub it onto your strands to add a dewy texture — but go easy as you want it to look slick and not greasy.
While we do have to wait until March (and counting!) for the full album to drop, you can stream her first pop single, “Cannonball,” which just dropped today:
And preorder her album on iTunes.
Tyra Banks, 1998Tyra's crimps proved how curly girls could have some flexibility with their style. "It's best to start with a smoother texture," Solano advises ladies with curly or natural hair. "Blow-dry the hair first using tension to make your curls a little more sleek and pulled out." See more big moments in crimping after the jump.
Blondes like Sienna can adopt her rose-gold colour by using just a touch of pink dye, while ladies with darker locks might reach for a pink that's just a bit brighter — or play with new colours altogether. To get a dye job like Sienna's, focus the pigment on the middle section of your hair, keeping the hue out of your roots and away from the ends. This will add just a touch of colour in an edgy, unexpected way. Then, when you're ready to be done with the colour, simply shampoo and carry on with your natural colour. We're loving Label M Powder Pink Spray ($28.95) and Fudge Paintbox Raspberry Beret ($15.19).
On Pregnancy Beauty
"I maintained my normal skincare routine while I was pregnant but found myself using less products. I've always been pretty healthy but while pregnant, I made it an even greater priority to drink lots of water and eat loads of veggies, get fresh air and sun every day, sleep well and relax my body. I think this all contributes to the skin's condition."
On Her Relationship With Makeup
"I love the effects makeup can create. I think it's fun getting creative and it can certainly make you feel beautiful and more confident. I enjoy wearing makeup that isn't heavy and overly noticeable, so on a day off I'll apply mascara, a light mineral powder and a balm or gloss on my lips. I love the selection of lip care at The Body Shop."
Lessons in Beauty
"Mum always taught me the importance of taking pride in my appearance and treating my body with care. I used to love watching her get ready for work in the morning and smelling her perfume around the house. I always wanted to wax my eyebrows super thin, I'm glad I listened to her when she told me not to!"
"The best thing about being a woman is getting to experience motherhood. Welcoming Violet into the world has been an experience I can not measure anything against, with it brings joy beyond words. I can't wait to watch her grow and guide her through anything that life brings although no doubt it will be challenging. I hope she always asks for my help and is never afraid to speak her mind. I think having an inner confidence is very beautiful."
— As told to POPSUGAR Australia Beauty
Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but the girl has the best wigs in show business — better than Cher and Liza Minnelli combined. This year, she kicked off her ARTPOP album tour, giving us the best hair Gaga had to offer. For her performance at the VMAs, she sang and danced while changing her look five times. We don't know how much of her touring budget is devoted to hair, but there's no doubt that she is the queen of hairpieces. See the most gorgeous (and ghastly) of Gaga's wigs ahead.