02.09.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Dascha Polanco’s Emmy Awards Ethereal Beauty Look

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsUnlike her character on ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ Dascha Polanco sparkled on the Emmy Awards red carpet. While her goddess-like Johanna Johnson flowing gown was an inspiration for celebrity makeup artist, Lucky Smyler, the look was all about highlighting Dascha’s natural features.

Luminous skin, cool iridescent tones and highlights were essential characteristics in Dascha’s ethereal Emmy’s beauty look. Lucky took the opportunity to accentuate Dascha’s beautiful eyes and skin and used unexpected tones of light mint.

Here’s how you can achieve this glamorous and whimsical look yourself:

SKIN
Prep: To achieve that radiant creamy canvas, Lucky prepped Dascha’s skin with SheaMoisture Misting Toner and followed with SheaMoisture Primer, evenly applying it with a foundation brush.

Foundation: The goal was to create a smooth and creamy even finish. Lucky achieved that by applying SheaMoisture Sheer Liquid Foundation in Yasuni Honey with a dampened sponge and gently stippled the product along the skin. He proceeded by sweeping SheaMoisture Concealer in Snowdonia Fawn along her under eyes with his ring finger.

Set: He continued by sculpting the face with Color Correcting Contouring and Highlighting Palette in Medium Light, neatly contouring the face along the hairline, cheekbones and jaw area. To lock in the freshness and dewy quality of the skin, Lucky applied Yala Golden Pressed Powder to skin.

Finish (Glow): To achieve that glowing ethereal look, Lucky illuminated the skin with SheaMoisture Illuminating Powder in Cinnamon Ceylon and Mandalay Dusk. He enhanced the previous contouring and applied a final dusting of SheaMoisture Annecy Maroon Mineral Blush along the apples of the cheeks.

EYES
Prep: To prep the lids, Lucky dusted SheaMosture Eyeshadow in Cecilia on the lid and brow bone. The pale tone of eye shadow served as a highlight and framing shade for the additional colors.

Color: Lucky used a damp shadow brush to apply a mixture of the base shade and Deysi Eyeshadow to the lids. Due to the iridescent quality of the shadows, a dampened brush allowed for a more intense pigment upon application.

Finish: He framed Dascha’s eyes with a swipe of black liquid liner and followed with generous layers of a volumizing and lengthening mascara to her lashes.

LIPS
Prep: To achieve a pillow soft lip, Lucky exfoliated, moisturized and primed Dascha’s lips with SheaMoisture Lip Exfoliator.

Color: Once the lips were primed, Lucky applied SheaMoisture Roberta Lipstick Crayon and blotted. This allowed the color to set as more of a stain rather than flat color and followed with a final coat of the same product.

Finish: To further highlight her lips, Lucky finished with a layer of SheaMoisture Lipgloss in Rosie.

Dascha Polanco’s Emmy Awards Ethereal Beauty Look

SheaMoisture Misting Toner
SheaMoisture Primer
SheaMoisture Sheer Liquid Foundation in Yasuni Honey
SheaMoisture Concealer in Snowdonia Fawn
Color Correcting Contouring and Highlighting Palette in Medium Light
SheaMoisture Yala Golden Pressed Powder
SheaMoisture Illuminating Powder in Cinnamon Ceylon and Mandalay Dusk
SheaMoisture Annecy Maroon Mineral Blush
SheaMoisture Eyeshadow in Cecilia & Deysi Eyeshadow
SheaMoisture Lip Exfoliator
SheaMoisture Roberta Lipstick Crayon
SheaMoisture Lipgloss in Rosie

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02.09.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lena Dunham’s Emmy Awards Pink Metallic Manicure

Get The Look Lena Dunham’s Emmy Awards Pink Metallic Manicure

Lena Dunham isn’t one to play it safe when it comes to red carpet style and the 2014 Emmy Awards was no exception. The vibrant ‘Girls’ star stepped out in a daring Giambattista Valli Couture gown and equally statement making manicure.

While her whimsical tulle layered dress featured a gradient of pink hues, nail superstar, Deborah Lippmann dressed Lena’s nails in a metallic magenta that perfectly set off her full look.

Here’s how you can recreate this luxe chrome manicure yourself:

Prep: Deborah prepped Lena’s nails using her signature 5-step manicure technique: cleanse, shape, exfoliate and hydrate (hands/nails). Starting with Deborah Lippmann The Stripper, she removed any polish and impurities from Lena’s nails and proceeded to shape them using Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator, a 4-way multi nail buffer.

Once nails were clean, Deborah used her Cuticle Remover and hydrated the nails and surrounding skin with Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil. She finished by generously coating Lena’s hands in Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl SPF 2 Hand Cream and massaging it into the skin.

Foundation: To insure a clean and even base on the nails, Deborah applied a layer of her Ridge Filler Base Coat to nails. Not only does this fill in any bumps, ridges and inconsistencies in the nail bed, but this vital product acts as a concealer on the nail.

Colour: Once dry, she applied two even coats of 12th Street Rag, a metallic magenta luxe chrome nail colour. This ultra-rich shade is a new polish from her Fall 2014 collection, New York Marquee.

Finish: To further enhance Lena’s metallic manicure, Deborah followed with a coat of her Gel Lab Top Coat, leaving her nails dressed in a high gloss finish.

Lena Dunham's Emmy Awards nails

Deborah Lippmann The Stripper
Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Remover
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil
Deborah Lippmann Ridge Filler Base Coat
Deborah Lippmann 12th Street Rag
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Top Coat

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01.09.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Halle Berry’s Emmy Awards Soft Smoky Beauty Look

Halle Berry Emmys Makeup

Halle Berry was the picture of true elegance at the 2014 Emmy Awards (August 25th). Gliding along the red carpet in a stunning Elie Saab gown, celebrity makeup artist, Kara Yoshimoto Bua, was deeply inspired by the soft dusty rose tones of the dress.

Keeping with its fluidity and soft nature, Kara created a look that highlighted these stunning aspects. She emphasizes that choosing a proper shadow tone is crucial in achieving a specific look.

“To create a softer and sexier smoky eye, stay away from dark greys and blacks and use warm browns and burgundies with red undertones that compliment all skin tones,” says Kara.

Here’s how you can recreate this irresistible look yourself:

SKIN
Prep: For a richly hydrated foundation, Kara moisturized Halle’s skin with CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux.

Foundation: Once prepped, she evened out Halle’s skin with CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15 in 60 Beige. For a more shapely and multifaceted effect, Kara contoured her face with the same foundation in shade 104 Ambre.

Cheeks: Kara highlighted Halle’s cheekbones with REVLON Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow and applied REVLON Cream Blush in Pinched to her cheeks for a brightened flush of color.

EYES
Kara primed Halle’s lid with REVLON PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan and blended REVLON ColorStay 16H Eye Shadow Quad in Adventurous on her lids. She followed by defining the eyes with REVLON Luxurious Color Eye Liner Pencil in Sueded Brown and neatly smudged it out along the lash lines. For a final eye framing effect, Kara layered REVLON Growluscious Mascara in Black on her lashes.

Kara proceed with a clean grooming of Halle’s brows. She use CHANEL Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair on the brows for a defined yet natural finish. She topped the eyes by gently blending CHANEL Eclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen in 50 Medium Deep along the under eye for a eye opening highlight.

LIPS
For the perfect nude pout, Kara first applied REVLON ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue to Halle’s lips and followed with a generous coat of CHANEL Glossimer in Sweet Beige.

Halle Berry

CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux
CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15 in 60 Beige & 104 Ambre
REVLON Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow
REVLON Cream Blush in Pinched
REVLON PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan
REVLON ColorStay 16H Eye Shadow Quad in Adventurous
REVLON Luxurious Color Eye Liner Pencil in Sueded Brown
REVLON Growluscious Mascara in Black
CHANEL Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair
CHANEL Eclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen in 50 Medium Deep
REVLON ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue
CHANEL Glossimer in Sweet Beige

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26.08.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Lorde’s MTV Video Music Awards Bold Waves

Always one to make a statement, award-winner singer, Lorde sported a beautifully bold waved hairstyle at MTV Video Music Awards (August 24th).

Celebrity hairstylist, Andy LeCompte drew inspiration from Jerry Hall’s signature waved tresses and developed a look that perfectly topped off Lorde’s look of the evening.

It was essential that the hairstyle look elegant and touchable while retaining its sheen long after its initial styling. This touchable and glamorous hairstyle can easily be recreated by following these simple tips:

Prep: Staring with clean, freshly washed hair was a must. Andy washed and conditioned Lorde’s hair using Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner.

Styling (blowout): Once hair was thoroughly washed, Andy prepped her hair with Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray. He applied the product while the hair was still damp to insure the perfect base for heat styling. He followed by blow drying the hair using a large ceramic brush to create natural and smooth volume.

Styling (wave): To create the classic Jerry Hall look, Andy parted Lorde’s hair in a deep side part and curled the hair with an 1 ½ inch ceramic curling iron. Starting from the base all the way to the crown of the hair, Andy created long loose waves.

Setting: To get that impeccable shine, he applied 2-3 pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir and warmed it up between his palms. He gently ran the product through the curls to neatly define the waves and lock in the sheen.

Finish: Andy added a final finishing touch to the hair by lightly misting the waves with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray. Not only does this tame any pesky flyaways but hair looks healthy and touchable long after the first spay.

Try your hand at this chic hairstyle and you’ll surely fell like a royal all evening.

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Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir
Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

27.06.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Keira Knightley’s ‘Begin Again’ New York Premiere Soft Glamorous Waves

KeiraKeira Knightley attended the New York Premiere of her latest film Wednesday (June 25) in a beautiful Valentino dress.

While the navy number was enough to wow onlookers, it was her soft tousled hairstyle that truly pulled the full look together.

Celebrity hairstylist Ben Skervin aimed to create a glamorous yet elegantly waved look without looking too harsh.

Ben was inspired by the flowing movement of her dress and felt that Keira’s hair should look and move similarly without losing its shape.

The final classically tousled waved hairstyle perfectly complemented her bold look of the evening.

Using products from the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series, here is how you can recreate this versatile hairstyle yourself:

Prep: After a proper wash and conditioning, Keira’s damp hair was prepped with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse. Using a tennis ball amount of product, Ben applied the mousse throughout the hair at the roots and lengths for soft, touchable volume.

Style: Once mousse is evenly distributed, he neatly blow dried her hair in sections with a medium round brush. The barreled shaped of the brush helps lift the hair at the roots and gives hair added volume you’d otherwise lose if using a flat brush. Once hair is fully dried and evenly blown out, set hair in a centered part.

Wave: To create Keira’s perfect waves, Ben used a 1-inch barrel curling iron throughout the hair. He sprayed each 1 inch section with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray before wrapping each section of hair down the iron. Using this method in place of the classic style of coiling hair up the iron created a soft and polished wave as opposed to a pristine curl. Once each section is set around the iron, release and let cool.

Once hair has sufficiently cooled, give it a naturally tousled look by running fingers through the hair which breaks up the the flawlessly set waves and loosens it up.

Finish: To finish the look, spray hair with a texturizing spray like Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Repair & Finish Spray at the roots for a relaxed and perfectly disheveled look that lasts all evening.

Vidal

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray
Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Repair & Finish Spray

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05.06.14 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get The Look: The Olsen’s Radiant CFDA Fashion Awards Beauty Look

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen receiving the Accessories Designer of the Year for their brand The Row during the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 2). While the accolade was enough to keep the twosome glowing, it was celebrity makeup artist, Ana Marie Rizzieri’s expert beauty work that truly made the Olsen’s skin radiate.

Using an array of Elizabeth Arden skin and beauty products, Ana created a look that accentuated each sister’s natural beauty all while exuding the timeless and chic look they’re known for. The final results featured warm tones and fresh luminous skin.

Here’s how you can recreate this covetable Olsen beauty look yourself:

Skin: To ensure a flawless makeup application, properly treating the skin is essential. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s skin always looks picture perfect and this event was no exception. After cleansing, skin was prepped with Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum and Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum. To combat chapped and rough lips, Ana applied Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream to lips.

Face (complexion): For the perfect radiant base, Ana applied Elizabeth Arden Flawless Perfectly Nude Makeup in Alabaster to their skin. She followed by highlighting the under-eye area with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector in Shade #1. For added radiance, gently dab Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Cool Radiance Highlighter above the cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose, and middle of the forehead.

Cheeks: On Ashley, Ana chose Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Terra Rose for a delicate and pretty flushed cheek whereas on Mary-Kate, Ana opted for Blushing Pink. For a touch of warmth, both women had a final dusting of Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder in Warm Glow.

Mary-Kate’s Eyes & Lips: Both Olsen’s wore radiant, warm toned shadows to highlight their eyes. Ana primed Mary-Kate’s lids with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector and followed with a generous dusting of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Sandstone. She then applied Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define and Highlighting Eyeliner Duo in Golden Sands from the top lash line to the crease as well as the bottom lash line. For a brightening and widening effect, Ana applied the pearl end of the liner to the inner corners of Mary-Kate’s eyes. For a more dramatic and smoky look, Ana blended Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Cinnamon into the crease. To finish the eyes, lashes were curled and coated in Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black. A coat was also applied to the bottom lashes which gave the look a bit of a 70’s edge. Although naturally full, Ana defined Mary-Kate’s Brows with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Natural Eye Brow Liner in Brunette.

For that natural rosy pout, Ana swiped Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Beautiful Color Gloss Stick in Pink Sky.

Ashley’s Eyes & Lips: Ana began by priming the lids with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector and layered Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Glisten as a base color. For contoured eyes, Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye shadow in Truffle was blended into the crease. Ana then applied Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define Highlight Eyeliner Duo in Castaway along the upper lash line and smudged it out for a smoky effect. The shimmering blush-toned end of the Castaway liner was applied to the lower lash line and layered the chocolate shade on top. Ashley’s lashes were curled and coated in the same mascara. Ashley’s full brows were defined with the same brow liner used on Mary-Kate as well.

Due to the more dramatic eye look, Ana opted for a nude pout on Ashley. To create the lush lip, Ana lined and filled in the lips with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Honey. She topped the lip with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Golden Nude.

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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Perfectly Nude Makeup in Alabaster
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector in Shade #1
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Cool Radiance Highlighter
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Terra
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder in Warm Glow
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Sandstone
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define and Highlighting Eyeliner Duo in Golden Sands
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Cinnamon
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Natural Eye Brow Pencil in Brunette
Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Beautiful Color Gloss Stick in Pink Sky
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Glisten
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye shadow in Truffle
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define Highlight Eyeliner Duo in Castaway
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Honey
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Golden Nude

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