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    Ugly Models: The Alternative Modelling Agency

    Fashion models are often referred to as clothes horses or glorified hangers thanks to their often unattainable ‘flawless’ physiques – but it’s the 21st century..aren’t we all past that shallow hogwash? I mean, we’ve all seen enough Top Model franchises to know that the pretty girl is always deemed “too commercial” anyway, so that in itself is a testament to how personality and edge is what will make or break a model in the industry. Realising this need in a relatively untapped market, Ugly Models is a modelling agency that markets “cool” instead of just plain ol’ boring pretty – we mean alternative beauties (boys and girls) with tattoos, coloured…

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    Tutorial: Shu Uemura x PaperSelf for Valentine’s Day

    Add a dash of romance with these gorgeous delicate paperlashes and let your eyes do the talking  When you think Valentine’s Day, you typically think pink and all that girly goodness but Shu Uemura’s take on romance with the Calligraph: Ink Spring 2014 eyeshadows and PaperSelf collaboration will set you apart from the rest. In this romantic look done by Shu Uemura’s elite makeup artist Lisa Yap, she played with shades of tangerine and shimmery golds as the backdrop to the striking black paperlashes which evokes a feeling of a beautiful sunset or the flutter of wings from a Monarch butterfly. Now, Shu Uemura is famous for its Tokyo lash…

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    Tutorial: 1-Minute Chunky Organic Braid (With No Elastic Band)

    Learn how to get your long hair out of the way in a chic messy braid sans elastic band to keep it in place! We love sharing a good tip, and we learnt a really good hairstyle trick from Michael Shaun Corby of Alterna Haircare – celebrity stylist to the stars such as Britney Spears, Blake Lively and Nicole Richie when he was in town last week. Let’s say you have no rubber/elastic bands on you, it’s sweltering hot out there (which it almost always is), and you’re about to rip your hair out. Fret not, we’ve got the solution for you. Messy braids are such a great way to…

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    M.A.C Autumn/Winter 2013 Trending Looks

    The art of makeup is one that is very interesting for a girl like me who does not wear any except for the occasional mineral powder and eyeliner. It is always fascinating to see how you can transform one’s look from blah to ta-daa. It’s always about the techniques or skills you used that make you stand out from one to the other. Thus, when you are presented with an opportunity to learn from a professional, you take up the chance. Recently, MAC held a presentation on the Autumn/Winter 2013 trends and VenusBuzz.com sat down to an intimate session with Haritha Shan, MAC’s Senior Makeup Artist who had the privilege…

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    Bridal Makeup According to Bobbi Brown

    The key to looking the part of the blushing bride is in the makeup, and perhaps the biggest faux pas you can commit on your wedding day is to try something completely different with your everyday look and go nuts with the heavy smokey eye make up like you’re going to paint the town red! Unless super heavy makeup plays a huge part of your personality on a daily basis, or you’re going for a classic 50s theme you might want to stay away from dark eye makeup and bright red lips and keep the look as natural and dewy as possible on your big day. “On your wedding day…

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    Dior Spring 2013 Chérie Bow Makeup Collection: Pinks & Houndstooth

    Christian Dior’s love affair with all things romantic like the bows and ribbons worn by the Duchesse de Fontanges has resulted in the Spring 2013 Chérie Bow collection! This gorgeous makeup look by Tyen creates a uniquely fresh fusion of the House of Dior’s iconic codes; pink, black, and grey. We love the ultimate Dior signature houndstooth, which makes its mark on the eyeshadows, turning these beauty accessories into the couture must-haves of the season. Palette Chérie Bow (001 Rose Poudre/002 Rose Perle), RM230 The star palette hides colours created by Tyen: a trio of velvety eyeshadows available in two harmonies, one around vintage powder pink, contrasting with grey and…

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    Backstage@Khoon Hooi: M.A.C Spring/Summer 2013 Makeup Trends

    Being backstage at a fashion show is always exciting, and very often you hear of the hustle behind the scenes and how hectic everything is – but not so at Khoon Hooi’s Spring/Summer 2013 show, held at KLPAC yesterday. Everyone was calm and collected, and everything had been planned out and was going on schedule – perhaps, this was due to the fact that this was a solo Khoon Hooi show as opposed to a typical collaboration featuring two to three designers at one go. VenusBuzz.com were invited backstage by M.A.C who were collaborating with the designer for the first time on a solo show, to get a glimpse of…

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    Dior Spring/Summer 2013 Techno Butterfly Beauty Look

    We love taking a look at new beauty trends on the runway, and with Pat McGrath you know you’re in for a treat! Christian Dior’s Spring/Sumer 2013 show was full of bright eyes and multi-coloured bursts of Swarovski crystals to complement each eye colour. Called ‘Techno Butterfly’, all attention was brought to the eyes by applying Diorshow eye shadow in bright colours such as fuschia, orange, violet, blue or green across the eyelids. The eyes were then lined along the lashes and Swarovski crystals were applied with a row glued over the liner and further crystals scattered across the lids. Keep the rest of the look relatively simple as you…

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    MAC Halloween Tip or Trick Makeup Ideas & Techniques

    With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your costume (if you haven’t already) and head out to the stores or costume rentals before all the good stuff flies off the shelves! But fear not, if you can’t find anything or are not willing to spend that money on items you’ll only wear once – a good trick is to go super out there with your makeup and transform your face using cool makeup techniques whilst keeping the outfit simple. We spoke to a few talented M.A.C makeup artists recently and were inspired by the looks and techniques they showed us! Hopefully, these ideas will inspire…

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    HAIR TREND: Ponytail Fever – The Classic, Modern, & Futuristic

    Gone are the days of long tresses worn down with large curls ala Victoria Beckham and Miley Cyrus during their heavily hair-extensioned days; stripper-chic is out and thankfully, sassy ponytails are in. We say, if it’s good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, it’s good enough for us! Recently, coiffeur extraordinaire John Barrett opened up Ponytail Bar, a concept at his luxe salon on the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman in New York after the success of his previous braid bar, to venture into the realm of tied-back ‘dos. Ranging from USD$50 for a regular ponytail, to over USD$100 for a ponytail with added clip-in extensions, fashionistas can pop in…