30.10.14 Beauty, Hair, Makeup

Get The Look: Kat Dennings amfAR LA Inspiration Gala Makeup

Kat Dennings amfar makeupCelebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell and celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson worked with Kat Dennings for the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala on Wednesday (October 29).


On his beauty inspiration Gregory said, “We decided on a high-shine wave set to complement Kat’s gown tonight.”

Here’s how to get the look.

On damp hair, he applied R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse through the roots and lengths of the hair. He then blew it out with a ceramic round brush and pin curled each section, securing with clips. He then curled each section with a 1 inch curling iron and again pin curled to cool.

After hair was cooled, starting at the nape, he softly brushed out each section with a Mason Pearson Popular Brush. Once brushed all the way through, he sprayed Serge Normant Dry Oil through the lengths and brushed again until his reached his desired shape.

Finally, he pinned the waves where he wanted them and set the style with R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray.


R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse
Serge Normant Dry Oil
R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray


Sharing his beauty inspiration, Beau said “Kat really is a natural beauty, so I wanted to accentuate that. The inspiration for this look came from the beautiful colours in the skin from classical paintings. I wanted to heighten the beautiful skin colours I see naturally in Kat’s face and take them to a surreal level.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Her skin was kept matte using Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation on a flat brush. He used Cinema Secrets Concealer under the eyes and on any redness, and powdered the skin with La Mer Loose Powder.

Bobbi Brown Blush in Pretty Coral gave a soft natural flush to the cheek and sculpted the cheekbone and jawline using Surratt Blush in Grisaille to contour.

Her eyelids are naturally a really pretty peachy-brown, so he mixed two shades of blush from NARS (Silvana and Gina) and washed them (using a soft domed shadow brush) over her eyelids, blending them to slightly above the crease of her eyes to give a heightened sense of colour.

On her lips he applied Tom Ford Lipstick in Casablanca, blotted it, and then dusted on a tiny bit of loose powder to make it matte.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
Cinema Secrets Concealer
La Mer Loose Powder
Bobbi Brown Blush in Pretty Coral
Surratt Blush in Grisaille
NARS Blush in Silvana
NARS Blush in Gina
Tom Ford Lipstick in Casablanca

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Kaley Cuoco In Monique Lhuillier – The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Unveiling

Kaley Cuoco In Monique Lhuillier - The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Unveiling

Kaley Cuoco was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday afternoon (October 29) in Hollywood, California where she was supported by her husband Ryan Sweeting and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ co-stars.

Her orchid-pink guipure lace blouse with a floral-embellished collar and matching midi skirt from Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2014 collection was the perfect choice for such a gloriously sunny day with its vibrancy.

While I don’t like to point out a negative, especially on such a special occasion, my eye went straight to her chest.

Like, what is going on there? That bra is so very unforgiving.

Since I’m on a roll, I am not a fan of the haircut either.

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Lily Collins In Houghton – BAFTA Los Angeles and the Britannia Awards

Lily Collins In Houghton - BAFTA Los Angeles and the Britannia Awards

Lily Collins attended the BAFTA Los Angeles and the Britannia Awards held at Chateau Marmont on Wednesday (October 29) in Los Angeles, California.

With the sun beaming in the backdrop, she wore a pretty light-weight Houghton Spring 2014 ivory silk plaid crop top and skirt oozing with feminine grace and exuding a dreamy romanticism that is perfect for sunny day out.

Styling her look with gold accessories including a Jimmy Choo ‘Charlize’ clutch, the actress opted for fresh, natural makeup which gave her a radiant glow.


You can buy Lily’s Jimmy Choo ‘Charlize’ Clutch from Jimmy Choo US and JimmyChoo.com.

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Taylor Swift In Marco de Vincenzo – SiriusXM Studios

Taylor Swift In Marco de Vincenzo - SiriusXM Studios

Taylor Swift attended ‘1989’ ‘Town Hall’ airing live on SiriusXM Hits 1 at SiriusXM Studios on Wednesday (October 29) in New York City.

The singer has been on quite a roll; however, on this occasion she wore something a little less predictable, donning a Marco de Vincenzo rib-knit optical sweater with a metallic lurex pleated skirt from the Fall 2014 collection.

While I love the futuristic nature of the skirt, the psychedelic top is a bit jarring. I much prefer the top on the runway, but I do appreciate that the chosen top gave the look a more daytime feel.

Jerome C. Rousseau ‘Dragonette’ Mary Jane pumps rounded out her look.

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Jennifer Lopez In Naeem Khan – ‘American Idol’ ‘Hollywood Week’ Auditions

Jennifer Lopez In Naeem Khan -  ‘American Idol’ ‘Hollywood Week’ Auditions

‘American Idol’ judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. continued filming for the ‘Hollywood Week’ auditions on Wednesday (October 29) in Los Angeles, California.

Following on from her epic ICB look from the day before, JLo continued to shelve the micro-mini dresses in favour of another trousered look.

On this occasion the trousers were courtesy of Alice + Olivia, but the focus of attention here is clearly her Naeem Khan Pre-Fall gold chain beaded t-shirt.

Glamorous without being revealing in any way, and eye-catching for TV, I love how sexy, chic and modern she looks here, even though I wish her Giuseppe Zanotti pumps didn’t feel so heavy.

A dark cherry lip and simple topknot completed her look.

lopez alice + oliiva

Alice + Olivia High-Waist Pleated Gaucho PantsNeiman Marcus
Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Ankle-Strap PumpsBarneys.com

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Michelle Monaghan In Zac Posen – ‘Best of Me’ Mumbai Premiere

Michelle Monaghan In Zac Posen - 'Best of Me' Mumbai Premiere

Michelle Monaghan attended the ‘Best of Me’ premiere held at PVR Phoenix Mills on Wednesday (October 29) in Mumbai, India.

The actress continued her epic run wearing a retro-silhouetted Zac Posen sleeved floral jacquard dress with drop shoulders and a fitted waist from the Resort 2015 collection.

The dress is stunning, but the accessories perfect the look. I love the addition of the gold Christian Louboutin laser-cut ‘Impera’ heels giving an edge to this ladylike offering, with a coral clutch enhancing the floral blooms on her frock.

In the running for promo tour star of the year, methinks.

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