25.11.14 Beauty, Nails

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Starlight

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Starlight

Earlier this year Christian Louboutin debuted their beauty range with a line of nail polishes, first a signature red shade before launching more colours ranging from bright colours to nude and rich autumn shades.

Those cylinder-shaped polishes started at a budget-friendly £36, but their latest offering, the Rouge Louboutin Starlight, costs a lot more – £495/$675 to be precise.

And here’s why: the Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour has been transformed into a rare exquisite jewel with 1,500 two-tone Strass crystals hand applied with the utmost attention to detail, creating a reflective garment that magnifies the architecture of the faceted glass bottle and extreme height cap, glorifying the iconic red nail colour.

The glimmering Rouge Louboutin is preciously encased in a velvet soft black insert, sitting in a jewellery-like box with a black lacquered finish, showcasing a red reveal. Two leather and Strass flowers borrowed from Fall 2014 ‘Pensamoi’ rest delicately as a decorative accent on the box cover.

Only 1,000 pieces have been made available worldwide due to the intricate handcrafting of the process Rouge Louboutin Starlight.

You can buy the Rouge Louboutin Starlight from Christian Louboutin boutiques and online, Harvey Nichols, Nordstrom and Sephora.

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25.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Kylie Jenner’s AMAs Makeup

2014 American Music Awards - ArrivalsKendall Jenner may be the it-model of the moment, but it’s her little sister Kylie Jenner who also turns heads on the red carpet. The family’s go-to makeup artist, Rob Scheppy, worked with worked with Kylie Jenner for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Her skin was evened out using the Makeup Forever Foundation Palette in Medium. With 11 shades in one kit, this set ensures you’ll receive flawless coverage no matter your complexion. Scheppy added depth to Kylie’s face with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. Makeup Forever Super Matte Loose Powder was applied over foundation to set the look.

The eyes were lightly smoked with Eyeko Me and My Shadow in Chocolate. A shadow that doesn’t crease is a must for long award shows. Scheppy filled Kylie’s brows with Eyeko Brow Liner and locked strands in place with Eyeko Brow Gel. Lashes are key to Kylie’s look, so he added length with Eyeko Lash Wardrobe. The faux corner lashes offer a more natural look than whole strip options. Scheppy finished the eyes with a coat of Eyeko Black Magic Mascara.

For added moisture, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm was smoothed over Kylie’s pout. To create the lip color, which complimented Kylie’s Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress, Scheppy didn’t use lipstick at all. The hue is simply MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy.

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Makeup Forever 11 Foundation Pallette in Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Makeup Forever Super Matte Loose Powder in Translucent Natural
Eyeko Me and My Shadow in Chocolate
Eyeko brow liner
Eyeko Brow Gel
Eyeko Lash Wardrobe
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm

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24.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Elizabeth Banks’ AMAs Makeup

2014 American Music Awards - ArrivalsCelebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles worked with Elizabeth Banks for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Fiona explains her beauty inspiration. “Clean with colour was the inspiration to complement Elizabeth’s dress for the American Music Awards. She looks so great with a strong brow and a bright lip – it’s my favourite way to make her up.”

Here’s how to get the look

She began with Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #023 and Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium/Light. She also used a bit of Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder.

For contour and highlighter, she used Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. To bring out those cheeks she used NARS Sex Machine and Chanel Les Beiges #30 blush.

Fiona said that a little contour gives a modern, sculpted look with just a touch of blush for a subtle flush. Plus it keeps the contour from looking too severe.

On the brows she used Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.

For the eyes, she just used a combination of a powder highlighter and contour instead of eyeshadow (Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder and MAC Lightsweep Highlighter). She likes using taupe because it adds depth without looking like a lot of makeup. It makes the eye colour pop and it doesn’t compete with the rest of the makeup. She used Antonym Eyeliner in Noir, a deep inky black pencil, to line the upper lid right along the lashes and then swiped Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir on top of it to make it even blacker.

Loads of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black were applied on the top and a coat on the bottom to give the eyes a bit of 60s flavour.

For the lips she didn’t want to exactly match the colours in her dress so she mixed an orange and fuchsia to get a custom electric pink that lands in between the red and orange of the dress (Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling).

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Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #023
Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium/Light
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
NARS Sex Machine
Chanel Les Beiges #30
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder
MAC Lightsweep Highlighter
Antonym Eyeliner in Noir
Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling

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18.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot.

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Le Métier de Beauté has achieved cult global status with its results-focused makeup range.

I’m excited that the brand have recently launched their Fashion Eye Collection Palette exclusively on Net-A-Porter.com.

You to customize your look from neutral to dramatic with their eight-colour palette of matte and shimmer shadows. Channel your inner Angelina Jolie with ‘Refresh’ (matte cream) or go for a more intense pigment like ‘Bordeaux’ (a plum shimmer) to escalate you to Kate Moss levels of sexiness.

13.11.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kristen Stewart’s Rocker Chic ‘Still Alice’ Screening Edgy Look

unnamed (1)Celebrity hairstylist Giannandrea worked with Kristen Stewart for the AFI FEST 2014 premiere of ‘Still Alice’ last night (November 12), creating an edgy look for her Chanel frock.

Giannandrea’s inspiration was simple: “Rocker Chic”.

Here’s how to get the look.

He started on wet hair and applied ample amounts of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer to the entire head. Then he created a deep side part on the left side of the head.

Then he combed the hair up and back as if he were creating a pompadour, and with a round brush he blew the hair dry adding extra volume. Next he smoothed the sides back with Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Treatment, giving the hair a sleek, tight look.

Once the whole head was dry he took a good amount of Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream and ran it throughout the whole top with his hands to create a heavy texture.

Next he took a flat iron and flattened it a bit at the ends to give it an extra edgy look.

To finish, he sprayed the hair with Macadamia Professional Control Working Spray, which set the hair in place without being too stiff.

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Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer
Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Treatment
Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream
Macadamia Professional Control Working Spray

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