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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.

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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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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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"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsFashion Designer and TV Personality, Nicole Richie dazzled in more ways than one on the red carpet of the 2014 Met Gala.

The lavender haired beauty opted for an elegant sage-colorred Donna Karan Atelier gown for the evening’s festivities.

Upon looking at her dress and vibrant hair, celebrity makeup artist, Beau Nelson was reminded of an oceanic goddess. The soft accents of her dress and hair inspired Beau to create a look featuring soft shimmers and delicate tones.

“I accented Nicole’s features with subtle highlighting and touches of glitter to complement her teal dress and colorful hair,” says Beau.

Using an array of NYX cosmetics, here is exactly how you can achieve this effortless yet super color look yourself:

Face (complexion): Beau wanted the skin to be multi-dimensional and achieved the look using NYX Cosmetics Mineral Stick Foundation in a variety of tan shades. He concentrated a lighter shade of foundation (Golden Beige) in the center of the cheeks and face and used darker shades (Cool Tan, Warm Tan) on the other perimeter of the face. Using multiple tones on the skin allows for a more contoured and shapely effect to the face.

Cheeks: To further define and enhance Nicole’s face shape, Beau swept NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Powder under her cheekbones. He proceeded by dusting a touch of NYX Cosmetics Baked Blush in Foreplay for a hint of color along the tops of her cheekbones and the Cupid’s bow above her lips.

To achieve that metallic goddess-like glow, Beau applied NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid in Sunbeam along the same areas.

Eyes: To keep with the softness of the full look, Beau applied the soft russet shades from the NYX Cosmetics The Natural Shadow Palette to her eye lids. To frame the eyes, he applied two cats of NYX Cosmetics Lush Lashes Mascara and a pair of NYX Cosmetics Fabulous Lashes in Nirvana for added volume. For an unexpected tough of added glamour, Beau applied a transparent glitter atop the eye shadow for an ethereal and luxurious finish.

Lips: Keeping with the shimmery oceanic inspirations, Beau topped the look with NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Spirit—a pink nude tone that perfectly complemented her radiant makeup look.

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NYX Cosmetics Mineral Stick Foundation Golden Beige, Cool Tan, Warm Tan
NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Powder
NYX Cosmetics Baked Blush in Foreplay
NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid in Sunbeam
NYX Cosmetics The Natural Shadow Palette
NYX Cosmetics Lush Lashes Mascara
NYX Cosmetics Fabulous Lashes in Nirvana
NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Spirit

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"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsMarion Cotillard stunned on the red carpet on Monday’s Costume Institute Gala at the Met.

While her beautifully intricate navy Christian Dior dress wowed both onlookers and attendees, it was her classic and elegant makeup that truly made the full look exceptional. Seeking inspiration from bombshells of the past, celebrity makeup artist, Christophe Danchaud created a look that was both timeless and ultra-luxurious.

“The dress makes a graphic statement and we complemented it with glowing skin, iridescent eyes and richly pigmented lips,” says makeup artist Christophe Danchaud.

Here is how you can recreate this beautiful look:

Face (complexion): To begin, Christophe prepped Marion’s skin Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum. He followed with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in 1.5 and Hourglass Corrective Concealer in Pearl. To finish the skin and give it a glowing from within look, Christophe applied Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light all over the face. The dusting of this powder along the skin created a flattering soft-focus effect.

Cheeks: Keeping in line with the skin’s luxurious glow, he applied Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta. The golden fuchsia tone of the blush gave the cheek a perfect touch of color and radiance.

Eyes: Using Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow in Exhibition, he began applying the shimmering lilac shade to the entire eye lid area. He then proceeded to blend the dark mauve shade in the duo palette close to her lash line. To lighten and brighten the look, Christophe used a gold pigment on the lids as well. Moving to the lashes, he applied several generous coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

Brows: To frame Marion’s face, Christophe defined her brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.

Lips: To achieve that richly pigmented lip color, Christophe began by lining lips with Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner in Raven (Summer Launch) and followed with a mixture of Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Raven and Muse, all of which created a sensual orange red shade.

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Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum
Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in 1.5
Hourglass Corrective Concealer in Pearl
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta
Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow in Exhibition (sold out online)
Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette
Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner in Raven
Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Raven and Muse

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Lupity Nyong'o -- SAG Awards Manicure copy

SAG Award winner, Lupita Nyong’o was certainly the bell of that ball at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. While the beautiful star stunned in a teal-blue Gucci gown, it was her copper manicure that was doing most of the sparkling. Deborah Lippmann took her nail expertise to the next level by creating a unique look exclusively from her nail lacquer collection for the featured red carpet starlet.

Starting with a fortified and chip resistant base, Deborah chose to coat nails in her Gel Lab Base Coat. This starter coat not only prolongs a manicure but it protects nails without any harsh gel lights.

For colour, Deborah created a new shade by layering two polishes. For the first color, she opted for a single coat of Swagga Like Us, an oxidized cooper color with a hint of teal. The mirrored chrome finish of the polish served as a festive base for next nail shade.

Deborah followed with one coat of Chain Reaction, a dirty brass glimmer colour. Featured in her latest ‘Rock This Town’ trio collection, the muted shimmer finish of the polish looked especially radiant layered over the previous shade. The blended polished made for a beautifully shimmering copper colour that perfectly complimented her full look.

Finally, to seal the picture perfect manicure, Deborah polished nails in Gel Lab Top Coat.

A fabulous blend that rivaled the lovely metal tones of the SAG Award, this manicure is a must-have look. Would you try this polish blend for your next manicure?

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Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Set (Base & Top Coat)
Deborah Lippmann ‘Swagga Like Us’
Deborah Lippmann ‘Chain Reaction’




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