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05.04.17 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Kelsea Ballerini’s ACM Awards Sultry Smoky Eye

Kelsea Ballerini graced the 2017 American Country Music Awards red carpet on Sunday (April 2) with a sexy smoky eye to balance out her sweet Monique Lhuillier frock. While she didn’t take home any awards that night, she definitely was a winner in our books for her pretty and playful look.

Celebrity makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan created Ballerini’s fresh face by first prepping the skin with Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream and following up with the Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm. To make sure the eyes were extra hydrated, Deenihan applied Skyn Iceland’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels under the singer’s eyes for about ten minutes to hydrate and firm the eyes. To finish off the skin prep, the makeup artist applied Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield to prime the skin and control shine.

After Deenihan prepped the skin she applied Armani Power Fabric Foundation in shade 5.5 to Kelsea’s face and neck. “This foundation leaves the skin with the perfect amount of coverage and keeps the skin looking fresh all night – even with four look changes” explains the makeup artist, “I like to apply foundation with a damp beauty blender sponge for added moisture and a slightly dewy look.”

To start on the boldest part of the look, Deenihan framed the eye by defining the brows by slightly filling them in using Dior’s Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil in Universal Brown. Then to start the shadow, Deenihan used the matte chocolate brown shade from the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 268 Candeur Et Experience and covered the whole lid up to the crease and then smudged underneath the bottom lash line. Then to highlight the shadow to accentuate the eyes, the makeup artist used Avon’s mark. All Time Eye Hook Up Shadow in Sun Ray. According to Deenihan, “[adding] it to the inner corners of the eye really opens the eyes when the shimmer of the shadow hits the light.” To finish the eyes, she used a couple coats of mark. Lash Act Build and Define Mascara in black for an extra boost of drama and dimension.

To highlight Kelsea’s cheekbones, Deenihan used mark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Amped up on the hollows of her cheeks and mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palettes on the high cheekbones for a radiant glow. To finish off the cheeks, she added a hint of La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Berry Glow, “I love this cream blush because it blends over powders seamlessly and really illuminates the skin” says Deenihan.

Finally, to finish off the look, Kelsey explains that the singer loves a natural lip so she used mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All for a hint of color and long lasting moisture.


Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm
Skyn Iceland’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
Armani Power Fabric Foundation in 5.5
Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil in Universal Brown
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 268 Candeur Et Experience
mark. Lash Act Build and Define Mascara
mark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Amped up
mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palettes
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Berry Glow
mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All

01.03.17 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Kate Bosworth’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party Old Hollywood Charm

One of Kate Bosworth’s finest red carpet moments came at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party where she wore a stunning green fairy princess J. Mendel gown.

We love how her her gorgeous gown was complimented by absolutely flawless makeup.

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo for Marc Jacobs created a romantic and timeless look for the actress that can only be categorized as old Hollywood meets modern day vamp.

Here is how he created her look.

To prep Kate’s skin before makeup application, Vanngo used Olehenriksen Truth Serum and Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer.

He then mixed Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in Bisque Medium 26 with Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter and buffed a thin layer over Kate’s entire face, blending a bit down her neck for the ultimate glow on the red carpet.

He then brightened the center of her face with Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen Rendezvous 1. In areas that required extra coverage he applied Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able full cover concealer Alive 2.

For added warmth and dimension he patted Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator to the high points of her face and then dusted Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Bronzer Perfect Tan along her temples and cheekbones.

To get her eyes to compliment her gown Vanngo applied Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Intro(vert) 52, onto Kate’s eyelids and under her lower lashes. He then used a brush to blend the liner to further define her eyes.

Vanngo then smudged Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyelinerin (brown)ie 53, into her lashes on the outer part of her eyes. He then sealed the deal a few coats of Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara on her top and bottom lashes.

To fill in Kate’s brows he used Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil Taupe 2 and brushed them up using Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Tamer Grooming Gel.

To pull attention to her lips he defined them in a colour similar to her complexion and chose Marc Jacobs Beauty (P)outliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil Currant Mood 308 and used a brush to on Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick Blow 210.

He complemented her lips by using Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in 500 Lush & Libido – petal pink/orchid pink duo, on her cheeks.

He finished her look off with Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder– Featherweight Foundation Ivory Bisque 200 and set it all with Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist.


Olehenriksen Truth Serum
Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in bisque medium 26
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen Rendezvous 1
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able full cover concealer Alive 2
Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Bronzer Perfect Tan
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Intro(vert) 52
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyelinerin (brown)ie 53Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil Taupe 2
Marc Jacobs Beauty (P)outliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil Currant Mood 308
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick Blow 210
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in 500 Lush & Libido
Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder– Featherweight Foundation Ivory Bisque 200
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist

28.02.17 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Hailee Steinfeld’s Oscar Double Ballerina Buns

Hailee Steinfeld was one of our favourites at the 2017 Oscars. Though her look was simple it also had an air of elegance and maturity beyond her 20 years.

Her Ralph & Russo Couture gown was sheer elegance, and when she turned we were entreated to two ballerina buns down the back of her head that sat atop each other. They mirrored the two rosettes on the back of her gown.

Celeb stylist Chris Appleton said that he took inspiration from her frock in order to create this sleek updo style. “We went for a bold style to compliment the mixture of classic and modern vibe given from her gown.”

Here’s how to create the look.

Prep clean wet hair with TONI & GUY Prep Heat Protection Mist. Section your hair and blow dry it backwards and away from your face using a paddle brush.

Once dry, section off the top half of the hair and gather the lower half into a ponytail at the back of the head.

Then apply TONI & GUY Style Spray Wax throughout the top section for a high-shine effect and begin curling hair using a 1-inch curling iron.
Once your hair is cooled, gently brush the curls out and join to the existing ponytail.

Wrap sections of hair from the pony tail in a clockwise motion above and below, twisting into a flower shape. Secure with pins.

Set the look with TONI & GUY Medium Hold Hairspray.


TONI & GUY Prep Heat Protection Mist
TONI & GUY Style Spray Wax
TONI & GUY Medium Hold Hairspray

03.02.17 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Dakota Johnson’s ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Fifty Shades Darker Braid

Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend created Dakota Johnson’s amazing hairstyle at for the LA premiere of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ last night.

He said, “For the Fifty Shades Darker premiere, we really wanted the focus to be on Dakota’s gorgeous dress. We decided to keep her hair out of her face by doing a long, textured braid in the back.”

“I started by spraying TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Root Boosting Spray to her damp roots and then blew her hair out with my mixed bristle round brush.”

“Once her hair was dry, I set the top mohawk section with duck bill clips to create volume. I then sprayed my paddle brush with Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo and vigorously brushed all of her hair in the back for volume and texture.

“Once her hair had the perfect texture, I went in and twisted uneven sections of her locks into braids and twists. As I went along, I used dark bobby pins to keep the loose bits secured.”

“When I was happy with the plait, I secured it with a few Blax elastics. I then released the mohawk section from the duck bill clips and used a bit of Dove Absolute Curls Crème Serum to get a bit of shine on the front.”

“I topped this look off by pulling her front pieces back and securing it with dark scunci bobby pins. The result is a perfectly imperfect play on a plaited textured look.”

TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Root Boosting Spray
Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
Dove Absolute Curls Crème Serum

Credit: Mark Townsend instagram & Getty

04.12.15 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Emmy Rossum’s Gotham Awards Makeup

Emmy RossumCelebrity makeup artist Quinn Murphy worked with Emmy Rossum for the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday (November 30) in New York City.

“Emmy was wearing a black and brown Simone Rocha mini dress to the Gotham Awards. I wanted to do something sexy and to bring out her beautiful eyes. I used black, chocolate brown and camel hues to give the smoky eye effect,” said Quinn.

Here’s how to get the look.

He started by using a very tiny amount of Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #4. Emmy has amazing porcelain skin, so very little is needed. He then lightly filled in her brows with M.A.C. Pencil in Lingering, focusing on the outer third of the brow.

For the eyes, he lined the top lash line with his favourite Votre Vu Pencil in black. It stays put basically forever, so it’s great for long wear at events. He increased the thickness on the outer ends of the eyes and gave them a mini cat like shape. Next he used a duo of NARS Shadows on top of the black liner to create the ‘smoky’ effect.

First, a deep chocolate brown – Bengali – and then a warm taupe called Blondie that he blended past her crease. Next, he linked the bottom lash line with a Kevyn Aucoin brown Pencil Liner. Brown on the bottom isn’t as heavy and one-dimensional as black. He finished with black mascara on top and bottom lashes.

He bypassed blush and instead used a bronzer to keep the look cool and tough. He used NARS in Casino on the edges of her face and slightly towards the apples of the cheek.

For the lip, he didn’t want to do anything too ‘makeupy’ – something resembling her natural lip tone to keep it cool and unfussy. He lined the lip with Kevyn Aucoin Medium Lip Pencil and filled in the entire lip. He topped with basicChapstick for moisture and touchups.

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Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #4
M.A.C. Pencil in Lingering
Votre Vu Pencil
NARS Shadows Bengali & Blondie
Kevyn Aucoin Brown Pencil Liner
NARS in Casino
Kevyn Aucoin Medium Lip Pencil

Credit: Getty