Making beauty news this week; OPI nail polish is an unexpected medium to be used in this year’s Archibald Prize, Rihanna teams up with M.A.C and check out the award-winning beauty products at the Product of the Year Awards.
We’ve always said makeup is art, and now it’s been confirmed. Artist Jen D’Arcy, who is painting a glamour portrait of comedienne Julia Morris, has used purely OPI lacquers for her entry in this year’s prestigious Archibald Prize.
D’Arcy used over 1071 bottles of OPI that were lacquered directly onto the canvas from the individual bottles to complete the impending masterpiece.
Julia Morris said of the artwork, “I am a massive fan of Jen D’Arcy’s work, so when she approached me with her genius idea of using nail lacquer to paint my portrait, it really appealed to my sense of humour. In fact, as young people would say; it made me LOL!”
This artwork is bound to appeal to the beauty buffs and we know who we’ll be voting for at this year’s Archibald prize!
“That’s right baby, I’m a #MACgal now!” reads Rihanna’s Instagram post. The best-selling starlet who seems to be infiltrating not only our airwaves but also the fashion and beauty world, has announced her collaboration with colour powerhouse M.A.C, bang on her 25th birthday.
For Rihanna fans, this news is MAC-tastic and we have to say if her GRAMMYs beauty look is anything to go by we’re sure to wooed by the aptly named lippy RiRi Woo, inspired by Rihanna’s favourite M.A.C red lipstick Ruby Woo.
“When you think of make-up, the brand that pops into your mind — for something legit — is M.A.C,” Rihanna told WWD. “Whatever colour you want, it’s like ‘Let’s go to M.A.C.’ I’ve been using M.A.C on tour for such a long time it was a natural fit for me. I have always loved make-up, and I always said that if I do it, I want to do it with a credible brand.”
The singer is no stranger to collaborating (hello River Island London Fashion Week debut and we’ve got high hopes for the 31-strong collection of Ri-markable products.
We love beauty that makes us look and feel good, but nothing sparks our beauty antenna more than products that claim ‘multi-benefit’, ‘double-action’, ‘innovative’ and ‘high-tech’ features. Congratulations to these serious beauty products who won awards in the 2013 Product of the Year Awards, drawn from Australia’s largest independent consumer survey of exciting, innovative and new products:
Body Lotion Winner: Vaseline Aloe Fresh SPF Hydrating Lotion
Female Grooming: BIC Soleil Savvy
Skin Care: Garnier Dark Spot Corrector
Hair Care: Schwarzkopf Extra Care Daily Oil Elixir
Hair Colour: Schwarzkopf Permanent Colour Shake It Up Foam
Hair Styling: Schwarzkopf Extra Care Instant Volume Powder
Male Grooming: BIC Hybrid 4 Advance
Male Skin Care: Nivea For Men Q10 Skin Energy Face Wash
The survey also found 70 per cent of people said they often compare prices of private labels with manufacturer goods and 60 per cent believe supermarkets offer similar quality.
So what’s your verdict, do you prefer quantity or quality?
image credit: beautyheaven.com.au