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British beauty Kate Beckinsale has been consistently wowing us on the red carpet with her flawless skin and fabulous hair.

Tinseltown colourist Tracey Cunningham, who is also responsible for co-star Jessica Biel’s pretty ombre locks, created Kate’s new look for the ‘Total Recall’ promo tour.

Tracey said: “Kate is the classic brunette beauty. I love the golden chestnut brown we created for her. We rarely do highlights but I went for it this time. The result? Perfection.”

Meanwhile, stylist Mara Roszak created a range of looks for Kate throughout the ‘Total Recall’ press junket from undone updos to glamorous retro waves. Mara gave us the scoop on her ‘must-have’ products to create any style.

Greyl Voluforme Hairspray – It’s a great lightweight hairspray that can be brushed through and moulded, yet still gives the hair a great hold.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray – A “texturizer” for the hair. It makes the hair feel like you’ve spent a day at the beach.

Batiste Dry Shampoo – It’s not only great for second-day hair, but also for styling! It gives the hair a great voluminous fluffy texture, perfect for updos.

Phyto Phytovolume Spray – A must-have for blow-drying hair. Everyone benefits from a little lift at the roots, and that’s exactly what this product does without weighing the hair down.

Greyl Eclat Natural – It’s the perfect lightweight cream to use on dry hair, to break up the style and calm frizz.

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Jessica Biel has been pounding the red carpet hard the last few weeks promoting her new movie ‘Total Recall’, and at each event she has been perfectly coiffed thanks to colourist Tracey Cunningham and hairstylist Adir Abergel.

Tracey, whose A-list clientele includes Drew Barrymore, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron, said: “I’m really happy with the way Jessica’s hair has turned out.”

“I used a new line of hair colour from Redken called Chromatics that is ammonia-free and doesn’t compromise the integrity of hair…..She looks great and the ombre is perfect for summer.”

Adir Abergel decided to trim Jessica’s fringe to emphasize her eyes during the press junket. “Before, her bangs were rounded and very ’60s,” Adir said. “I cut them straight across and made them a little shorter to open up her eyes. It gives them more of an edge.”

To beat the heat, instead of blowing out Biel’s bangs, Abergel let them air-dry and separate naturally., “I used a big brush to dust it along her roots, and ran it through her bangs with my fingers,” he said.

“It soaked up the oil and added to the piecey texture without me having to use a lot of product.”

He finished with a light spritz of Frederick Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray.

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With summer at its peak, the time is ripe to heat things up on the lipstick front, and so the nude, neutral lip is giving way to a deliciously seasonal coral hue – perfect for complementing a sun-kissed glow.

“Coral embodies that just-back-from-the-beach look,” says Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, whose clients include Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. “It makes you look like you have just been on a summer vacation.”

Not quite pink, not quite orange, this is a shade that perfectly offsets bronzed or pale skin and brightens up the face like no other.

Dark and olive complexions look great in shades with a tangerine base while paler, fairer skin suits shades with salmon undertones.

And while you might think that redheads are a bad fit for the trend, Rachel says that pure, warm peachy shades look great.

But keep the rest of your makeup minimal: tinted moisturizer, a few coats of black mascara and defined brows are all you need to go with a sheer coral lip. For brighter, richer textures add a sweep of light bronzer.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in Iridescent Icy Coral is a sweet pinky-coral.

Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Tipsy has a warm golden sheen.

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in Coral 45 with SPF 10 gives a hint of color with a glossy finish.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in True Coral is perfect for a bolder evening look.

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She’s been clocking up some serious air miles on The Amazing Spider-Man world press and premiere tour and with each new city, actress and Revlon spokeswoman; Emma Stone has rocked a different coloured eye.

Rachel Goodwin, Emma’s make-up artist has got the art of the statement eye down to a tee.

By keeping to the same basic lined eye and adding a sweep of eye shadow in ever changing hues (depending on Emma’s outfit) over the brow bone, she has been able to create the illusion of a host of different looks over the course of the tour.

Goodwin, a Chanel make-up artist, always starts by tracing black liquid liner along the lash line and then applies a strip of false lashes followed by two coats of black mascara.

Then, using a quad eyeshadow palette, she lines the eye again with an angled brush using a grey or brown shade; next, using the colour of choice, she will blend and sweep from the eye socket all the way up and out along the brow bone.

Goodwin finishes off with a dab of Vaseline over the shadow on the outer part of the brow bone for a dewy glow.

Here are some of Emma’s favourite products.

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black
Chanel Ecriture Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Noir
Revlon ColorStay 16Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Precocious
Revlon ColorStay 16Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Goddess
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Prelude
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Vanites
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black
Chanel Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel in Noir

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Bad skin days are something we all suffer once in a while, but looking at the red carpet you would be hard pressed to believe that problem skin is ever a problem that these ladies have to deal with.

In fact, Hilary Swank, Selma Hayek, Katy Perry, Megan Fox and Cameron Diaz are just a few big names who have had to brave the cameras in the midst of a nasty break-out.

Thankfully, cosmetics companies have wised up to the need for make-up that both conceals and treats pesky blemishes at the same time and with a bit of regular maintenance and forward planning you should never be caught looking anything less than camera ready. Here’s how to fake it ‘till you make it.

Start by committing to taking a regular multivitamin for your skin. I love Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Supplement.

Invest in a Clarisonic Cleansing Brush with an Acne Cleansing Brush Head and Clarifying Cleanser.

Stop using liquid sunscreen and switch to mineral powders. I swear by Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Spf 15.

Look for double duty make-up and use it – but lightly. The trick is to make the most of the good, clear skin and keep any heavy coverage to the problem areas.

Prep the skin with a calming anti-acne primer like Colorescience PRO Let Me Be Clear Primer for Problem Skin or Clearprep FX Matte Foundation Primer and Anti-Acne Treatment.

Use a foundation that reduces redness, like Clinique Redness Solutions Foundation which also contains probiotics.

If you do have blemishes, using a clean make-up brush, apply concealer onto problem areas blending gently outwards. Try Acne Treatment Concealer by Murad and Jane Iredale Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer.

Finally set it all with a powder like Dermablend Loose Setting Powder and a spritz of Fix + from M.A.C..

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Actress Jessica Chastain has been wowing us on the red carpet for some time and it seems she has also caught the eye of the folks over at YSL as she has just been named the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s new fragrance, Manifesto.

‘We were won over by the very subtle strength of Jessica Chastain, her solar charm, her free mind,” said Stephan Bezy, international general manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté at L’Oréal. “Jessica embodies the quintessence of Saint Laurent’s femininity, a woman of her day and age, independent, determined, never where you expect her to be.”

How does she pull it off? The alabaster-skinned red head is a devout vegan and yogi, but make-up artist Mary Greenwell also knows what beauty products it takes to achieve her stunning red-carpet looks.

Jessica gets her flawless complexion with the help of Suqqu primer, Chanel Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup and Crème de la Mer concealer under the eyes.

For her old-school Hollywood glamour look at the Cannes premiere of ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’: smoky black eyes using Bourjois Ombre Strech Eyeshadow in Glitter Black and lots of Tom Ford Beauty Extreme Mascara in Raven for thick, long lashes with Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Noir in the roots of the lashes. Chanel Espiegle blusher mixed with a bronzing powder called Soleil Tan de Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder and lips painted with the classic Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Gabrielle.

For her daytime look on Kelly! Live (top left): a mix of Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Epatant #84 and Chanel Ombre Essentielle Blazing Gold #407 eyeshadows to warm up the eye and layers of Chanel Sublime de Chanel Mascara in black to open it up. Guerlain Brow Pencil in Blonde to fill in the brows, Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiegle, and for the lips, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Empreinte lined with Bobbi Brown Lip liner in Ballet Pink.

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