15.04.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’ MTV Movie Awards Disco-Inspired Eyes

Get The Look Lupita Nyong’o’ MTV Movie Awards Disco-Inspired EyesCelebrity makeup artist Nick Barose went with a show-stopping silver metallic eye look, with products from Lancôme, for Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

Starting with her skin, Nick used the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 550 Suede and concealed with the Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede.

To set the canvas, he dusted the Lancôme Dual Finish Powder in Suede over her face for long-lasting wear.

Her cheeks were brightened with the Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind and contoured with the Star Bronzer Palette (from an upcoming Summer 2014 collection).

Her gorgeous, sparkly eyes were dressed up in the Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H in Unlimited Silver and topped with the Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Glitters.

Nick then lined her eyes with the Lancôme Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond and finished off her lashes with the Lancôme Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara in Deep Black.

Lupita’s lips were kept subtle with a touch of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Saffron Silk and Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate.

Lancome

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H #550 Suede
Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede
Lancôme Dual Finish Powder in Suede
Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind
Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H in Unlimited Silver
Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Glitters
Lancôme Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond
Lancôme Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara in Deep Black
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Saffron Silk
Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate

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01.04.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: The Perfect Pink Lip

Beauty Trend Spotting The Perfect Pink Lip

Spring usually comes in the form of florals or soft pastels, but this season, it’s all about the hot, poppy pink lip.

We’ve been seeing this flash of flush all over the red carpet-Shailene Woodley, Margot Robbie, Caitlin FitzGerald, Kaley Cuoco, Debby Ryan and Lea Michele have all been donning the gorgeous shade.

For a seriously bold look, go for a semi-matte lipstick, like the NARS Lipstick in Schiap. But first, prime your lips with a waterproof lip liner, like the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip. This will make your lipstick truly budge-proof. After applying the lipstick, you can opt to add just a bit of gloss in the center of your lips for fullness.

To go a bit sheerer, a lip lacquer is the perfect product. It marries the beautiful pigment of a lipstick as well as the dewy finish of a gloss. Try the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Coril Fauve, a lovely, shiny pink. Plus, the gloss is super lightweight, so you won’t feel that icky greasy residue on your pout.

Just want a hint of pink tint? A lip stain is as subtle as it gets! We love Benefit Benetint (you can also use this as blush!) for the ultimate rosy-colored lip look. You can be as heavy-handed or light-handed as you’d like.

Pink Lip

NARS Lipstick in Schiap
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Coril Fauve
Benefit Benetint

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05.03.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kate Hudson’s Glamorous Waves at the Oscars 2014

86th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsKate Hudson looked divine while taking to the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars in Atelier Versace on Sunday.

Inspired by both Veronica Lake and Jerry Hall, celeb hairstylist Chris McMillan created a gorgeous, 1940s look. He started with using Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender to seal Kate’s hair and protect it from frizzing in the rain. “[It] was our most important tool for creating a look that would last the whole night.”

He applied this to wet hair and began blow-drying it with a round brush. He gave Kate a deep side part for “a touch of glamour” and used the Living Proof Satin Hair Serum just on the ends for sheen.

To give the ends more bounce, he used a 1-inch curling iron throughout and then brushed through with the Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush.

To keep it all together, he spritzed Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray all over.

Kate Hudson

Living Proof Prime Style Extender
Living Proof Satin Hair Serum
Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush
Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray

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25.02.14 Beauty, Makeup

New York Fashion Week Beauty Trend: Fresh, Dewy Skin

New York Fashion Week Beauty Trend Fresh, Dewy Skin

There’s nothing better than clear, fresh-looking skin–and we saw exactly that during fashion week. From subtly sculpted cheeks to the perfect placement of highlighter, this look is not only wearable, but it’s totally easy to imitate.

The look at Diane von Furstenberg was ballerina chic. Makeup artist James Kaliardos focused on the contouring of the models’ cheeks by using different shades of concealer. He widened their eyes with a nude liner just on the waterline and topped off the lids with a creamy gray shade and a mauve lip hue for additional sheen. Finishing off with coats of mascara, he truly made the models look as if they were ready for their final bow.

Diane Kendal, for Prabal Gurung, skipped powder to keep a dewy finish for her look. She started with MAC Cosmetics Face and Body foundation as a base and then layered on a rosy cream blush, for the ultimate “flushed” appearance. Brows were brushed up, for a touch of unruly youth. Kendal wanted very little color in the lips, so she applied just a hint of foundation to tone down color.

Rag & Bone also debuted highlighted features and clean skin, but with a twist. Makeup artist Gucci Westman was inspired by Katharine Hepburn and created a contrasting, thick line of black liner that flicked into a wing at the ends. He used pointed Q-tips to clean up the liner shape, making it look really graphic.

Rose and apricot were the shade combo that Tom Pecheux used on models’ cheeks at the Ralph Lauren show. His trick to perfectly flushed apples? Instead of swiping the brush onto the skin, he pushes it in. “Otherwise it just sits on top,” he explained. The top lashes were given generous coats of Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara in black, and the bottom in brown.

NYFW beauty

tarte lights, camera, lashes™ inner rim brightener
M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara

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29.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Sara Bareilles’ 2014 Grammy Awards Textured Braids

Get The Look Sara Bareilles’ 2014 Grammy Awards Textured Braids

Sara Bareilles, known for her beautiful voice and lyrical impact, donned no-fuss, textured tresses at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Celebrity hair stylist Rolando Beauchamp described the look as “rough, beautiful hair that pulled her face up and back.”

Beauchamp prepped the hair first, using Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray on Sara’s damp hair. In order to create the texture, he rough-dried the strands. When the hair was dry, he made two loose cornrow braids from the front to the back of her head.

He used a 1 1/4 inch curling iron on the rest of the hair; wrapping around just the ends. Using a bit of Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Move It Manipulating Gel, he worked it into Sara’s hair, section by section. This created more of a “slightly slept-in” look.

To set the hair, he gave it a few spritzes of Garnier Fructis Style Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

The result? Effortless waves and braids to compliment her feminine Blumarine gown.

Get The Look Sara Bareilles’ 2014 Grammy Awards

Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray
Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Move It Manipulating Gel
Garnier Fructis Style Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray

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