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Emmy Rossum Critics Choice MakeupEmmy Rossum dazzled on the red carpet at the 4th Annual Critic’s Choice Television Awards in more ways than one.

The fuchsia Monique Lhuillier gown was paired with a rich coral lip.

Take notes, because fun hues are replacing the classics in beauty. High intensity shades can be worn on any complexion and are an easy way to update your normal routine.

Emmy’s makeup artist for the evening, Jo Baker, says that experimenting with bold tones is something that every woman should try.

Her tips make it easy for anyone to take a shot at the trend and also recreate Emmy’s look.

First, lips were prepped using Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care. Generously moisturizing before applying lipstick helps the product glide on evenly while also minimizing cracked skin.

There’s nothing worse than wearing a bold color that highlights dehydrated crevices.

After massing the balm in, Givenchy Le Rouge in 201 Rose Taffetas was applied in several layers. The multiple coats maximize the pigment’s saturation.

Take a closer look and you’ll notice that the color doesn’t stop there. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Pool Boy was smudged into Rossum’s lash line, creating an aquatic haze.

If you’re not quite ready to mix two extreme shades, Baker recommends pairing slightly off hues to subtly intensify saturation. For instance, try mixing red with orange. The two tones will appear soft yet striking at the same time.

Emmy Rossum Critics Choice Makeup 2

Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care
Givenchy Le Rouge in 201 Rose Taffetas
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Pool Boy

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2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - ArrivalsJoan Smalls took us all by surprise with her new ‘do at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.

New York based hairstylist, Amoy Pitters, told us, “Joan was ready for a change. She didn’t want to appear too done up, but she was hoping for a fresh, easygoing look.”

The new bangs and carefree waves gave her exactly that. Amoy shared the step-by-step process of Joan’s big transformation.

After washing hair, Amoy Couture Hair Sapphire-Jojoba Leave-in Conditioner was mixed with one pump of the J.F. Lazartigue Serum with Shea Butter.

Mixing these two products will further moisturize strands and add shine to the finished look. Be sure to evenly distribute the blend to achieve a smooth consistency.

A blow dryer was used next to absorb any remaining moisture. The secret to achieving Joan’s bouncy waves is to make sure you do not blow dry your hair pin straight. Use a paddle brush in an upward motion on roots to create height.

Amoy separated Joan’s tresses into sections as she used a 1-inch barrel curling iron. Each wave was locked into place using Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray. Hold the curler towards the end of the hair and be sure to twist each piece in the same direction to mimic the beach texture.

The bangs truly transformed Joan’s look. Amoy recommends that you avoid a blunt cut. Instead, ask your stylist to cut strands on an angle. An edgier cut will create natural movement and add dimension to the tousled waves.

Joan Smalls

Amoy Couture Hair Sapphire-Jojoba Leave-in Conditioner
J.F. Lazartigue Serum with Shea Butter
Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray

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2014 Billboard Music Awards - ArrivalsThe Modern Family actress, Sarah Hyland lit up the red carpet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in more ways than one.

Her Pucci ensemble and Oscar Tiye sandals featured metallic accents, so naturally she made sure her makeup included a bit of sparkle as well. Read on to recreate the shimmering look at home.

L.A. based makeup artist, Allan Avendano, prepped Hyland’s skin with Orlane Paris Super Moisturizing Light Cream. Don’t forget to show your lips a bit of TLC as well. Apply Dior’s Crème de Rose Balm for that smoothing effect.

Avendano always starts with eyes and Diorshow Backstage Eye Prime is the trick to preventing eyeshadow from creasing throughout the evening.

You’ll need three shades of a light reflecting eyeshadow to pull off the smokey eye. Diorshow Fusion Mono in Meteore was first applied to Hyland’s entire upper lid and also under the eyes.

Next Diorshow Fusion Mono in Chimere was blended from the center to the inner corners on the top and bottom of eyes. The lightest shade, Diorshow Fusion Mono in Lune was lightly blended to the inner corners of the eyes.

For eyeliner, focus on the outer corners, creating the illusion of a more opened eye. Dior Eyeliner Waterproof in Intense Brown enhanced Hyland’s soft smokey look.

Both Diorshow Black Out and Diorshow New Look were used on lashes. For the boldest of lashes, apply two to three coats of mascara and focus on the outer strands, creating a fanned out effect. Sarah’s effortless brows were filled and shaped with Dior Sourcils Poudre in Sand, which helps to diffuse the color and create a natural shape.

Diorskin Nude Foundation was used on Hyland’s face along with Diorskin Glow Maximizer to highlight. To intensify skin’s radiance, Diorskin Nude Tan Powder Bronzer in Sienna was applied to cheeks.

The lips are where the fun begins. You too can create a metallic color by mixing eyeshadows and lipstick as Avendano did for Hyland. Rouge Dior Lipstick in Trench was combined with Diorshow Fusion Mono Shadows in Meteore and Chimere. Eyeshadows can be rather drying on lips; so don’t forget to add a lip balm once complete to maintain skin’s moisture.

Sarah Hyland Billboard Music Awards Makeup 1Sarah Hyland Billboard Music Awards Makeup 2

Orlane Paris Moisturizing Light Cream
Dior Crème de Rose Balm
Diorshow Backstage Eye Prime
Diorshow Fusion Mono shadows (Meteore, Chimere, Lune)
Dior Eyeliner Waterproof in Intense Brown
Diorshow Black Out
Diorshow New Look
Dior Sourcils Poudre in Sand
Diorskin Nude Foundation
Diorskin Glow Maximizer
Diorskin Nude Tan Powder Bronzer in Sienna
Rouge Dior Lipstick in Trench

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Beauty Trend Spotting Side-Swept Bangs

Whether you’re growing out a cut or ready for a seasonal change, side-swept bangs are the way to go.

Celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Michelle Obama, Gia Coppola, and Amber Valletta are all setting the tone for this trend. It’s a look that suits any age and face shape, so why not give it a try?

Start by parting your hair directly above the arch of the eyebrow on your preferred side.

The key to mastering the swoop is to part the hair at an angle, working towards the center of the crown. Start at the roots and brush the bangs forward while pushing strands towards the ear as you approach the ends.

Complete the look with John Frieda Extra Strength Six Effects + Serum to tame strands and fight frizz away.

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The Cast Of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Lights The Empire State Building In Honor Of Be Amazing Volunteer DayThe fringed hairstyle is picking up momentum this season as many celebs are deciding to frame their face with perfectly chopped strands.

Emma Stone leads the pack by showing constant versatility with her bangs. We went straight to the source to find out how her bangs never end up looking dull.

Emma’s hairstylist, Mara Roszak, told us that the key to achieving such versatile bangs is to keep the cut on the longer side, creating a tousled look that has amazing movement.

To get Emma’s look ask your stylist for a thick bang that is longer on the side which will softly frame the face.

Think Olivia Newton-John or Jane Birkin. The 70’s played a big role in the inspiration for Emma’s cut, a time when bangs were worn longer and drew attention to the eyes. While at home you can style bangs down or to the side with the Sedu Revolution Nano Tourmaline Iocic Styling Iron.

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