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16.05.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Rita Ora’s Poppy Bronzed Met Gala Beauty Look

Rita Ora dazzled in a dramatic adorned Prada noir gown at this Monday’s Met Gala, though it was the poppy embellished design of the gown which served asthe inspiration for her beauty look.

Makeup artist Kathy Jeung wanted the makeup to complement her ensemble and look just as bright with bold tones like fuchsia and bronze with holographic finishes.

The final makeup look was structured and brightly colored with a soft romantic appearance. Using Pat McGrath Labs versatile collection, here’s how she created this look:

SKIN: Prior to makeup, Kathy really wanted to treat Rita’s skin, providing it with amply moisture and ensure a radiant and youthful base. She used an array of Valmont skincare products to prep Rita’s skin. To exfoliate the skin, Kathy used the Valmont Clarifying pack, she then masked the skin with the Valmont Energy Prime Renewing Pack, to de-stress the skin and inject some radiance while ridding any signs of fatigue. She moisturized the delicate under eye and lip area with Valmont Prime Contour. For an extra boost to the skin, Kathy also used the ultimate skincare product, Biologique Lotion P50 1970.

CONTOUR/HIGHLIGHT: Once the skin was prepped, primed and set, Kathy contoured and highlighted her flawless complexion. To define her cheeks, Kathy blended ‘Gold Rush & Gilt Trip’ (bronze shades) from the Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette onto the hollows of Rita’s cheeks. For stunning warmth and a bronze finish, Kathy used the same shades and dusted it along the temples, along the hairline and under the chin. Once the skin was bronzed, Kathy added lustrous radiance along Rita’s cheekbones using the MOTHERSHIP III: Subversive Eye Palette. To complement the stunning shades on Rita’s dress, she used the ‘VR Pink’ shade to the tops of Rita’s cheekbones, softly blending and diffusing outwards.

EYES: For that glamorous almost opalescent bronze smoky eye, Kathy used the Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette. Blending all the bronze shades from the palette helped her created a subtle and elegant colored eye look. For an eye-opening touch, she applied ‘SkinshowFever’ from the MOTHERSHIP III: Subversive Eye Palette in the inner corner or her eyes (tear ducts). To further enhance the eye makeup and create a more uniform look, Kathy used her finger and applied ‘VR Pink’, the same product used to highlight the upper cheekbones, onto the center of her eyelids. Finally, to define the romantic bronzed eye makeup, Kathy lined Rita’s eyes with Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Blitz Brown.

LIPS: To create that poppy fuchsia lip, Kathy opted to use a lasting matte product. She evenly applied Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Color in Heartbeatto Rita’s full lips.

Valmont Clarifying Pack
Valmont Energy Prime Renewing Pack
Valmont Prime Contour
Biologique Lotion P50 1970
Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHIP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette
Pat McGrath Labs MOTHERSHIP III: Subversive Eye Palette
Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Blitz Brown
Rimmel London Stay Matte Lip Liquid in in Heartbeatto

11.05.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lily Collins’ Dramatic Sparkle-Accented Met Gala Beauty Look

One of evening’s most creative and striking beauty looks, Lily Collins’ ultra-sparkly and dramatic makeup made quite the style statement at this year’s Met Gala. Beautifully interpreting the Gala’s theme – “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” — in an innovative fashion, makeup artist Fiona Stiles created an artistic makeup that was dark and intense while remaining incredibly chic.

Serving as a stunning contrast to the angelic renaissance beauty looks of the evening, here’s how Fiona created this dramatic look:

SKIN: Every great beauty look starts with a makeup-free and freshly cleansed face. To prep Lily’s skin, Fiona began by massaging Lancôme Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate onto her face. Once the skin was primed and hydrated, she continued by blending Lancôme Le TeintIdole Ultra 24H Longwear Foundation (in 110 Ivoire C) onto her skin for a flawless complexion. She them worked to blurany imperfections and adding additional brightness with Lancôme Effacernes(in 110 Ivoire) concealer. She locked in the look with a dusting of Lancôme Absolue Powder (Ecru Light).

CHEEKS: To sculpt Lily’s cheeks and face, Fiona used Lancôme Le Duo Contouring and Highlighting Stick (in Ivoire) and blended it out for an effortless finish. For radiance and dimension, Lily’s face was highlighted with Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter (in Shimmering Buff).

EYES: Once the skin was perfected, Fiona moved onto the eyes which was the focal point of the beauty look. To create that softly diffused smoky eye look, she used two essential eyeshadow shades. Lancôme Color Design eyeshadows (in Volcano Shimmer and Smokey Brown) were blended onto the lids and crease. Opting out of eyeliner, Fiona framed the look by coating Lily’s lush lashes with Lancôme Hypnose Drama (in Excessive Black) mascara. For that dazzling sparkle design, she strategically placed rounded crystals along the center of Lily’s upper and lower lash lines.

BROWS: Already full and beautifully shaped, Fiona groomed Lily’s brows with Lancôme Sourcils Styler (in Transparent).
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LIPS: For a stained-glass look,Fiona saturated Lily’s pout with Lancôme Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer(in Purple Onyx).

BODY: Much like her beauty look, Fiona wanted Lily’s skin to glisten, she achieved that sheen with a blend of Lancôme TeintIdole Ultra Custom Highlighter Drops in Champagne Glow and Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter in Shimmer Buff.

Lancôme Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancôme Le TeintIdole Ultra 24H Longwear Foundation
Lancôme Effacernes Concealer
Lancôme Absolue Powder
Lancôme Le Duo Contouring & Highlighting Stick
Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter in Shimmer Buff
Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadows Volanco Shimmer and Smokey Brown
Lancôme Hypnose Drama Masacara
Lancôme Sourcils Styler Brow Styler
Lancôme Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer
Lancôme TeintIdole Ultra Custom Highlighter Drops
Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter in Shimmer Buff

25.04.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Maren Morris’ Molten Metallic ACM Awards Beauty Look

Much like her show-stopping ACM Awards performance, Maren Morris’s beauty look was all about rich molten metallic tones. Allan Avendaño, makeup artist to Hollywood’s trendiest starlets, made sure to create a unique look for Maren which was sure to dazzle on both the red carpet and Awards stage.

Incorporating the jewel-like aubergine tones of her oil-slick style Christian Siriano red carpet dress, the final look was glamorously glowing and everything luxe. Using Kat Von D’s versatile beauty collection, here’s how to Allan created this metallic look:

SKIN: Beginning with a cleansed and moisturized face, Allan proceeded with foundation. He evenly blended Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in shade 54-Medium Cool onto Maren’s skin. He then used Kat Von D Lock IT Concealer Creme in 13-Light Bisque Cool to brighten up the under eye area. To seal in the flawless base and add longevity to the look, Allan dusted her skin with Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder.

CHEEKS: Moving to the cheeks, Allan wanted a defined look with a glamorous metallic glow. Using the Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Palette, Allan sculpted Maren’s with the Shade Contour Powder in Sombre (taupe). For that lustrous metallic sheen, he blended Gammaray, an opalescent peach shade with pink and gold crystals, shade from the Kat Von D Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette on the tops of the cheeks bones and high points of the face.

EYES: For the mesmeric metallic eye look, Allan used an array of Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows. These bold shades each feature bold and lasting pigments with a metallic finish which made the eye look pop and remain immaculate throughout Maren’s outstanding performance. Before creating the daring smoky eye look, Allan primed her eyes with Kat Von D Lock It Concealer. He used Thrasher, the molten gold shade with Synergy, a deep bronze as the base shade. To create the colorful purple smoke of the eye look, he blended burgundy (Raw Power) and purple (Danzig) to the outer corners of the eyes. To frame Maren’s eye look, he lined her eyes with Kat Von D Tattoo in Trooper, an intensely pigmented satin black color.

BROWS: Once the eyes were complete, Allan groomed Maren’s brows with Kat Von D Brow Struck Dimension Powder and Signature Brow Precision Pencil (both in shade Walnut), which defined the overall shape and filled in any sparse areas.

LIPS: For the final beauty bit to this rich look, Allan was sure to include the essential prismatic metal elements when creating the lip. Due to the bold nature of eyes and defined glistening skin, Allan opted to accentuate Maren’s pout in a multi-dimensional crushed metal nude. Firstly, he lined her lips with Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolita II. He then saturated the lips with Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noble. Lastly, Allan layered Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick in Thrasher for that ultra cool pigmented gold metallic finish.

Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in 54-Medium Cool
Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme in 13-Light Bisque Cool
Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder
Kat Von D Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Palette
Kat Von D Metal Crush Highlighting Palette
Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thrasher, Synergy Raw Powder Danzig
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper Black
Kat Von D Struck Dimension Powder in Walnut
Kat Von D Signature Brow Precision Pencil also in Walnut
Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner Lolita II
Kat Von DEverlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noble
Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil in Thunderstruck

09.03.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Mary J Blige’s Elegant Modern Oscars Beauty

Inspired by the beautiful Old Hollywood beauty looks by makeup pioneer Max Factor, Celebrity Makeup Artist, D’Andre Michael found that Mary’s stunning features were similar to those of the stunning Hollywood starlets of the past.

Ultimately, his vision for Mary’s Oscars look was to feature elements of that classic Old Hollywood look while remaining current and unique to her beauty. The result was an elegant and modern makeup with striking eyes and radiant, glowing skin:

SKIN: The key to creating a flawless base is to start with freshly cleansed skin. D’Andre wanted to make sure Mary’s skin had a glamorous glow prior to makeup application and prepped the skin with Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer. This skin smoothing and hydrating primer added an instant boost of radiance to her skin and served as a nutrient-rich base for a lasting foundation application.

FACE: Once the skin was primed, D’Andre blended a custom pairing of Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation SPF 25 in shades Deep Y500 and Tan Y480. Much like the foundation, he blended a custom layering of blush and highlight to create unique look that beautifully complemented Mary’s striking features. He layered Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in Flesh & Fantasy on the apples of her cheeks and diffused the color outwards. For that red carpet highlight and superstar glow, Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter was used on the tops of her cheekbones.

EYES: To achieve that stunning Old Hollywood-like eye makeup, D’Andre used two Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes. Beginning with the Glambition palette, he applied the “Over The Top” shade to the full eyelid. He then softly smudged “Glamour” along the lower lash line. Moving to Scandalust, the second Eye-Conic Palette, he continued the look by sweeping the “At The Office” shade along the brow bone. To define the eyes, “Little Miss” was blended into the crease. To achieve that vintage liner, D’Andre used Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner to line the upper lash line and wing it outwards. For the final framing touch, Mary’s lashes were layered in Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir.

LIPS: While many vintage Old Hollywood looks are finished off with a red lip, D’Andre softened the look and gave it an elegant finish by opting for a lustrous nude tone. D’Andre enhanced Mary’s already full and perfect pout by applying Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Taboo.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundatiion SPF 25 (in shades Deep Y500 and Tan Y480)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo (in Flesh & Fantasy)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes (Glambition & Scandalust)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara (in Noir)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss (in Taboo)

08.03.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Emma Stone’s Powerfully Feminine 80s Inspired Beauty

Emma Stone’s Oscars beauty look was all about recreating the magic of early 1980’s high power glamour while remaining modern in style and execution.

Celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin also wanted to incorporate the statement making tones of Emma’s elegant suit and created a look with beautiful pink shades and metallic accents. Using NARS cosmetics versatile and luxurious collection, here’s how Rachel achieved this look:

FACE: After cleansing the skin, Rachel moisturized and primed the skin to ensure a smooth canvas for foundation. To achieve that flawless, fresh base, NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation was expertly blended onto Emma’s skin.

EYES: Once the skin was set, Rachel moved onto the eyes. To create that stunning burgundy diffused eye look, she used an array of shades from the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette. The overall look was about creating a gradient effect from burgundy to soft pink, all featuring a metallic finish. Starting by concentrating the deeper shade along the upper lash the line, the luxurious shade was softly diffused to the crease. To create that soft blended even look, the pink shades were buffed into the crease. The result was a seamless eye look that was finished off with navy liner and a few coats of mascara on Emma’s lashes.

CHEEKS: Cheeks were a focal point for this look. While the glamorous women of the 1980s catered to a stronger and more defined pink blush look, Rachel borrowed elements of this classic style when creating the cheek shades for Emma’s Oscars makeup. To modernize that strong cheek, Rachel used the new NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette and applied the soft pink shades onto the apples of Emma’s cheeks and buffed the product outwards.

LIPS: To tie in this youthful and statement-making look, Rachel chose a lip that was full of color and complemented the shades in this makeup. Using NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy, Rachel layered the product onto Emma’s lips and finished off the lip with a transparent gloss.

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation
NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette
NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palette (Launched March 8 at Ulta.com)
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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