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23.02.18 Beauty, Skincare

Celebrities Love…Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

This soap-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and affordable cleanser is a go-to product for the stars.

“I use the cheapest possible skin care — not because it’s cheap, but because it’s the best,” says Olivia Wilde.

“Dermatologists have recommended it for years and I’ve never paid attention. But recently I started using Cetaphil cleanser and CeraVe moisturizer. They’re gentle and simple.”

Zoe Saldana considers the cleanser her most trusted skincare product, saying, “I’ve always used Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. My skin’s not very sensitive, but because I travel so much, it sometimes reacts to the change in environments.

Claire Danes and Charlize Theron also regularly use the cleanser, the latter saying she loves “the clean smell”.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
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22.02.18 Beauty, Skincare

Celebrities Love…Aquaphor

This soothing balm is clinically proven to help support skin’s own regeneration process. “It costs nothing and it’s amazing for dry skin, which I have,” says Nicole Kidman. “I put it on my face and it’s very, very good.”

Charlize Theron was recommended the product by the doctor for her son Jackson. “When I started using it on him, I realised it’s one of the best hand creams ever. Great on lips too,” said the ‘Atomic Blonde’ star.

Beyoncé smears Aquaphor all over her face right before going to bed. “I go to bed looking totally greasy,” said the singer. “It’s not all glamour all the time.”

Meanwhile, actress Lucy Liu turned to the product when she was shooting a film in Montreal. “It was freezing. If you take a little bit of Aquaphor and dab it on your face, it keeps your skin looking fresh”. She dubbed the cream, “Aqua For Everything”.

Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm

21.02.18 Beauty, Skincare

Celebrities Love…Crème de la Mer

The name literally means ‘cream of the sea’ and stars swear by its ability to renew and restore skin.

“I’ve become quite a La Mer devotee,” said Amy Adams in a Vogue interview. “I’ve tried other things, and I just keep coming back to it because it seems to repair the dryness in my skin”.

But with a starting price at £120, the actress added, “Sometimes I’ll use The Treatment lotion. It doesn’t always have to be the heavy cream”.

Charlize Theron says, “If it’s winter, or if I’m visiting a place that has a dry climate, this is all I use. It’s the only thing that keeps my skin moisturised,”.

Meanwhile, tennis icon Serena Williams says: “I’m forever putting this on my face”.

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La Mer The Treatment Lotion

26.01.18 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get The Look: Kristen Bell’s SAG Awards Plum-Toned Smokey Beauty

Chosen as the inaugural host for 2018 SAG Awards, Kristen Bell was certainly the belle of this ball at this year’s awards ceremony.

While the bubbly actress chose a stunning pink J.Mendel gown for the red carpet, she sporting a trio of beautifully designed black dresses throughout the ceremony. To complement her collection of ensembles during the evening, Celebrity Makeup Artist Simone Almekias-Siegl created a beauty look that was bold and injected a bit of elegant color throughout.

In discussion with both Nicole Chavez (fashion stylist) and Jenny Cho (hairstylist), Simone chose a look that harmonized with Kristen’s full look. Focusing on skincare, a personal passion for Simone, she created a flawless and ultra-moisturized foundation before creating her plum-toned beauty look. Using Neutrogena’s versatile collection, here’s how she achieved this look:

SKIN: Prepping skin was crucial for this look. Starting with cleansing the skin with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Simone followed with an intensely hydrating and skin smoothing Neutrogena HydroBoost HydroGel Face Sheet Mask. A favorite for her, Simone details the many benefits of this mask. “It plumps the skin and smoothens out fine lines under your eyes,” says Simone. To further moisturize both the skin and under eye area which also acted as a primer, Simone massaged Neutrogena Hydro Water Gel and Eye Cream into Kristen’s skin.

FACE: For a flawless and breathable base, Simone blended Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint (Foundation) in Buff onto the skin. For brightness under the eyes, she followed by applying Neutrogena Hydro Boost Concealer Stick in Light. To make Kristen’s cheeks pop, she softly buffed Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed on the cheeks.

EYES: To create that seductive and elegant plum smoky eye look, Simone used a blend of both Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow with Primer in Cool Plum mixed with Cocoa Mauve. For a final eye-framing finish, Simone coated Kristen’s lashes with a few layers of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mascara in Black/Brown for lasting volume and definition.

LIPS: Prior to color, Simone primed Kristen’s lips with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Treatment for a nourishing base. She followed up with Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment in True Nude for a delicate nude color.


Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Neutrogena Hydro Boost HydroGel Face Sheet Mask
Neutrogena Hydro Water Gel and Eye Cream
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint (Foundation) in Buff
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Concealer Stick in Light
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed (blush)
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow with Primer in Cool Plum
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow with Primer in Cocoa Mauve
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mascara in Black/Brown
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Treatment
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment in True Nude

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12.02.15 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get The Look: Lady Gaga’s Grammy Awards Metallic Beauty Look

57th GRAMMY Awards - ArrivalsLady Gaga is one artist that is sure to never go unnoticed on the red carpet and Sunday evening’s Grammy Awards was no exception. The seasoned superstar stepped out in a shimmering silver custom Brandon Maxwell gown and sported an equally statement making beauty look.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Sarah Tanno was undoubtedly inspired by the sleek metallic tones of her gown and mimicked those notes in her beauty look. Sarah created a look that emphasized on elongating the eyes and framing them with bold shimmery shadows.

While keeping the rest of the look neutral, Sarah achieve this playful look with these simple steps:

Sarah’s goal was to keep the skin fresh and lit from within. She achieved that brightness by prepping the skin with Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask and followed by blending Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum to the skin. For further hydration and suppleness, she continued by working Shiseido Bio-Performance Advance Super Restoring Cream into Gaga’s skin.

Once skin was prepped, Sarah blended Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foudation SPF 17 onto the skin from the center of the face out to the framing perimeters.

For a brightening effect along the skin and under eyes, Sarah applied Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector in Natural. She followed by softly dusting Gaga’s skin with Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder.

For that lustrous defined cheek, Sarah subtly contoured Gaga’s cheeks with Shiseido Bronzer in Medium. She continued to add a natural flush of peach color with Shiseido MAQuillAGE Dramatic Mood Veil Blush in RD100 to the apples of the cheek.

To get that ‘soft metallic shimmer,’ Sarah began by applying Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Tin to the lids and followed with Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist in the inner corners of the eyes.

Sarah proceeded by smudging Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar along the lash line and outer corners of the lids for a more accented touch. She set the cream shadow with Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Lido. Following with an added layer of drama, Gaga’s eyes were heavily lined with Shiseido Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black and blended upon application.

For the finishing bold touch, Sarah topped Gaga’s lashes with a couple of coats of Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume in Black.

With such a dramatic look, Sarah opted for a soft muted pout. She defined Gaga’s lips with Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Hazel and swiped the lips in a coat of Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Carnelian. A favorite of both Sarah’s and Gaga’s, the result was a soft lip with a satin finish.

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Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask
Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum
Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream
Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foudation SPF 17
Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector in Natural
Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder
Shiseido Bronzer in Medium
Shiseido MAQuillAGE Dramatic Mood Veil Blush in RD100
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Tin
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Lido
Shiseido Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume in Black
Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Hazel
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Carnelian

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28.08.14 Beauty, Skincare

Get The Look: Emmy Awards Red Carpet Ready Skin

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Hair and makeup artists aren’t the only experts who make sure celebrities are ready for the cameras during award shows. Their dermatologists also play a big role in prepping for red carpet appearances.

Harold A. Lancer, MD FAAD is a favorite amongst celebs and it’s clear to see why. His procedures and products have been used on Hollywood’s most famous faces and bodies. At this year’s Emmy Awards two of the many celebs he worked with were Sofia Vergara, and Julianna Margulies. With his help the ladies were picture perfect for the evening.

Sofia Vergara prepped her skin for the red carpet with the Venus Concept Legacy treatment. It’s a non-surgical body contouring, cellulite reduction, and skin tightening remedy. There are three different types of Venus Treatments the Swan, Freeze, Legacy. Each treatment works with, “Multi-polar radio frequencies which cause a thermal reaction that stimulates the body’s natural healing response.” The fast result make it a celebrity fave before important events.

The secret to Julianna Margulies’ skin starts with Dr. Lancer’s three-step method: polish, cleanse, and nourish. The Method focuses on the dermis and allows the skin to repair itself. Most skincare routines recommend that you exfoliate the skin last, but Dr. Lancer’s process is reversed, as he believes that products will work more effectively if the skin is first exfoliated.

Sounds like the beginning of a flawless selfie.

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05.06.14 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get The Look: The Olsen’s Radiant CFDA Fashion Awards Beauty Look

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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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