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.

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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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24.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Elisabeth Moss’ SAG Awards Chic Red Lip

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - ArrivalsStylists and makeup artists alike seem to be against the matchy-matchy trend, but Elisabeth Moss may have just proved them wrong. With bold red lips to complement her bold red Michael Kors gown, Elisabeth stepped out looking gorgeous (and not the least bit matchy-matchy).

Celebrity makeup artist, Jenn Streicher for Maybelline New York, was inspired by the city of love. “When Elisabeth stepped into her dress, elegance, grace and Paris all came to mind!” says Streicher.

Streicher prepped Elisabeth’s skin with Hourglass No 28 Primer Serum, then sponged on Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #5 and blended outwards. The liquid foundation was set with the Maybelline New York Dream Wonder Powder, which was applied on Elisabeth’s nose, forehead, and chin.

Elisabeth’s cheeks were brought to life with Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Glaze in Just-Pinched Pink.

For her eyes, Streicher kept it simple as not to clash with the lip color. She swept Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded over her lids and also along her bottom lash line. She completed the eye look with a quick flick of Lancome Liner Design in Black Fishnets.

Next was Elisabeth’s pout, which was dressed up in Maybelline New York Color Elixir Lip Color in Signature Scarlet. Streicher applied extra product onto the middle of her mouth for more definition.

Elisabeth carried both the Maybelline powder and lip colour in her clutch throughout the night for touch-ups.

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Hourglass No 28 Primer Serum
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #5
Maybelline New York Dream Wonder Powder
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Glaze in Just-Pinched Pink
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded
Lancome Liner Design in Black Fishnets
Maybelline New York Color Elixir Lip Color in Signature Scarlet

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24.01.14 Beauty, Nails

Nail Trend Spotting: 2014 SAG Awards Chic Naturals

Nail Trend Spotting - 2014 SAG Awards Chic Naturals

A few of the gorgeous ladies who attended the annual SAG Awards showcased some lovely, light-coloured manicures. Though each manicurist had different inspirations in mind, they all lead to the same thing: elegance.

Celeb manicurist Lisa Postma was inspired by “something very Parisian” and dressed up Elisabeth Moss’ nails in a beautiful neutral color: Essie’s Cocktails and Coconuts, which is part of their upcoming resort collection.

Christina Aviles, Sarah Hyland’s manicurist, went for something simple and clean. Essie’s upcoming Vanity Fairest looked gorgeous against Sarah’s baby pink gown.

Michelle Dockery sported quite a cocktail of pinky lights thanks to celeb manicurist Christina Aviles. The combo: Essie’s Ballet Slippers and Mademoiselle. She wanted to pair Michelle’s classic black and white gown with something class and fresh.

Essie

Essie Cocktails and Coconuts
Essie Vanity Fairest
Essie Ballet Slippers
Essie Mademoiselle

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14.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Cate Blanchett’s 2014 Golden Globes Romantic Makeup Look

Cate Blanchett's 2014 Golden Globes Romantic Makeup LookCate Blanchett went with classic black with her Armani gown, though her makeup artist, Jeanine Lobell wanted to stay away from the classic red lip when it came to Cate’s pout.

“We didn’t want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown,” says Jeanine. “So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors for dimension.”
Jeanine made what was essentially custom lip color for Cate. She mixed Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Scarlatto and Boudoir. Her trick? She first applied Scarlatto (a raspberry rose) then applied Boudoir (a nude rose) directly over it.

Cate’s matte, even-toned look all began with prep work. Jeanine prepped Cate’s skin with the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. Afterwards, she applied the Lancome Translucence Mattifying Silky Press Powder. She layered the Nars Highlighting Blush in Satellite of Love to highlight Cate’s cheekbones, giving her a beautiful flush.

Using the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition, Jeanine blended the pinky-beige and goldy-beige shades together and dusted them from lid to lash line. She then used the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emervielle for a hint of colour to add dimension without the need for liner. Countless coats of Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custome Volume mascara were used to really make Cate’s lashes pop.

To complete Cate’s look, Jeanine used the Nars Brow Shader and Brow Gel to create a defined, but not-too-harsh brow.

Cate Blanchett Golden Globes Makeup

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Scarlatto and Boudoir
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
Lancome Translucence Mattifying Silky Press Powder
Nars Highlighting Blush in Satellite of Love
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emervielle
Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custome Volume mascara
Nars Brow Shader
Nars Brow Gel

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14.01.14 Beauty, Nails

Nail Trend Spotting: 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Nail Trend Spotting 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Dark polishes made their appearance during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. And with manicures getting more and more coverage (hello, mani cams), nails are becoming a trend all on their own.

Taylor Schilling donned Essie’s Berry Naughty, a beautiful oxblood shade. Celebrity manicurist, Beth Fricke, wanted a color that would look gorgeous against her dark, kelly-green gown.

Celebrity manicurist Christina Aviles decided on a deep red to stand out against Jessica Chastain’s dark dress. Essie’s Poor Li’l Rich Girl was the perfect shade to complement.

Michelle Saunders, celebrity manicurist for Kate Beckinsale, went with what she thought was a bold choice for the red carpet. “But she pulled it off flawlessly,” says Michelle. The colour?

Essie’s Licorice, which gave off the effect of patent leather–the perfect addition to her metallic gown.

Have you been sporting the dark nail trend? If not, you’ve still a few weeks left before lights and pastels start making their rounds for spring.

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Essie Berry Naughty
Essie Poor Li’l Rich Girl
Essie Licorice

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14.01.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kate Beckinsale’s 2014 Golden Globes Punk-Inspired Hair Do

Get The Look Kate Beckinsale's 2014 Golden Globes Punk-Inspired Hair Do

Kate Beckinsale brought a gorgeous edge to the Golden Globes – not only in her metallic Zuhair Murad gown, but with her messy side chignon.

What inspired the hair look? “With her wholesome, English rose good looks, Kate can get away with quite a bit of edginess in her hairstyle, so we went with a punk-inspired diva look that’s a bit different from her usual soft flowing waves,” says Sascha Breuer, celebrity hair stylist.

Sascha started by spraying Moroccanoil Root Boost directly onto her damp roots, which quickly adds body, movement, and flexible hold. He used a skeleton brush at first while blow drying, but switched between the brush and his fingers to add texture and more volume. Once her hair was 100% dry, he separated the crown and clipped the top section away.

Focusing on the bottom section, he secured it into a low, side ponytail with an elastic, then coiled it into a bun. He made sure to keep the look imperfect and tugged a few strands out of the bun, causing some tendrils to fall out. He secured with bobby pins then moved back to the top section. Before doing anything, he backcombed the roots with the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush for bigger volume and a naturally untidy texture. He then secured this section into the existing loose bun with more bobby pins.

Sascha completed Kate’s look with some shine and hold with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. His finishing touch tip? Spritz some hairspray onto your fingertips and fuss over single strands to really define them.

Kate Beckinale

Moroccanoil Root Boost
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

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10.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Jessica Alba’s Luminous People’s Choice Awards Makeup

Jessica Alba People Choice Awards MakeupThough her white, form-fitting Jason Wu dress was definitely a stunner, Jessica Alba’s gorgeous, bright skin and subtle smoky eye was definitely swoon-worthy. The unpretentious look paired with sleek hair parted down the middle, Jessica’s look gives minimalistic a totally new meaning.

Makeup artist Monika Blunder was inspired by Jason Wu’s Spring 2014 runway show, which featured clean, understated makeup looks.

For Jessica’s look, Monika started with Lancome Teint Visionnaire, smoothing out the canvas for flawless skin. She then followed up with Naked Flushed by Urban Decay and created dimension along the cheekbones and outer perimeters of the face. Next was a dusting of Lancome Blush Subtil Palette in Menage A Trois Glow, a rosy mauve coupled with a pale pink highlighter for extra radiance.

For Jessica’s eyes, Monika kept the look neutral with Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-On 5 Shadow and Liner Palette in Taupe Crauze. She blended a bit of the soft peach all over the lids to really brighten the eyes and added a hint of glitter to amp up the glam factor. Jessica’s eyes were lined with the Lancome Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond for definition.

Her lashes were then sculpted with generous coats of Lancome Definicils Mascara.

Monika finished off the look with a swipe of Lancome Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Fall in Rose, a dazzling pink to really make her lips pop.

The end factor? A beautiful, dewy face and immaculately defined eyes–the perfect compliment to the perfect dress!

Get The Look Jessica Alba’s Luminous People's Choice Awards Makeup

Lancome Teint Visionnaire
Naked Flushed by Urban Decay
Lancome Blush Subtil Palette in Menage A Trois Glow
Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-On 5 Shadow and Liner Palette in Taupe Crauze
Lancome Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Lancome Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Fall in Rose

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