02.09.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lena Dunham’s Emmy Awards Pink Metallic Manicure

Get The Look Lena Dunham’s Emmy Awards Pink Metallic Manicure

Lena Dunham isn’t one to play it safe when it comes to red carpet style and the 2014 Emmy Awards was no exception. The vibrant ‘Girls’ star stepped out in a daring Giambattista Valli Couture gown and equally statement making manicure.

While her whimsical tulle layered dress featured a gradient of pink hues, nail superstar, Deborah Lippmann dressed Lena’s nails in a metallic magenta that perfectly set off her full look.

Here’s how you can recreate this luxe chrome manicure yourself:

Prep: Deborah prepped Lena’s nails using her signature 5-step manicure technique: cleanse, shape, exfoliate and hydrate (hands/nails). Starting with Deborah Lippmann The Stripper, she removed any polish and impurities from Lena’s nails and proceeded to shape them using Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator, a 4-way multi nail buffer.

Once nails were clean, Deborah used her Cuticle Remover and hydrated the nails and surrounding skin with Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil. She finished by generously coating Lena’s hands in Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl SPF 2 Hand Cream and massaging it into the skin.

Foundation: To insure a clean and even base on the nails, Deborah applied a layer of her Ridge Filler Base Coat to nails. Not only does this fill in any bumps, ridges and inconsistencies in the nail bed, but this vital product acts as a concealer on the nail.

Colour: Once dry, she applied two even coats of 12th Street Rag, a metallic magenta luxe chrome nail colour. This ultra-rich shade is a new polish from her Fall 2014 collection, New York Marquee.

Finish: To further enhance Lena’s metallic manicure, Deborah followed with a coat of her Gel Lab Top Coat, leaving her nails dressed in a high gloss finish.

Lena Dunham's Emmy Awards nails

Deborah Lippmann The Stripper
Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Remover
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil
Deborah Lippmann Ridge Filler Base Coat
Deborah Lippmann 12th Street Rag
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Top Coat

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01.09.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Halle Berry’s Emmy Awards Soft Smoky Beauty Look

Halle Berry Emmys Makeup

Halle Berry was the picture of true elegance at the 2014 Emmy Awards (August 25th). Gliding along the red carpet in a stunning Elie Saab gown, celebrity makeup artist, Kara Yoshimoto Bua, was deeply inspired by the soft dusty rose tones of the dress.

Keeping with its fluidity and soft nature, Kara created a look that highlighted these stunning aspects. She emphasizes that choosing a proper shadow tone is crucial in achieving a specific look.

“To create a softer and sexier smoky eye, stay away from dark greys and blacks and use warm browns and burgundies with red undertones that compliment all skin tones,” says Kara.

Here’s how you can recreate this irresistible look yourself:

SKIN
Prep: For a richly hydrated foundation, Kara moisturized Halle’s skin with CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux.

Foundation: Once prepped, she evened out Halle’s skin with CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15 in 60 Beige. For a more shapely and multifaceted effect, Kara contoured her face with the same foundation in shade 104 Ambre.

Cheeks: Kara highlighted Halle’s cheekbones with REVLON Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow and applied REVLON Cream Blush in Pinched to her cheeks for a brightened flush of color.

EYES
Kara primed Halle’s lid with REVLON PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan and blended REVLON ColorStay 16H Eye Shadow Quad in Adventurous on her lids. She followed by defining the eyes with REVLON Luxurious Color Eye Liner Pencil in Sueded Brown and neatly smudged it out along the lash lines. For a final eye framing effect, Kara layered REVLON Growluscious Mascara in Black on her lashes.

Kara proceed with a clean grooming of Halle’s brows. She use CHANEL Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair on the brows for a defined yet natural finish. She topped the eyes by gently blending CHANEL Eclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen in 50 Medium Deep along the under eye for a eye opening highlight.

LIPS
For the perfect nude pout, Kara first applied REVLON ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue to Halle’s lips and followed with a generous coat of CHANEL Glossimer in Sweet Beige.

Halle Berry

CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux
CHANEL Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15 in 60 Beige & 104 Ambre
REVLON Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow
REVLON Cream Blush in Pinched
REVLON PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan
REVLON ColorStay 16H Eye Shadow Quad in Adventurous
REVLON Luxurious Color Eye Liner Pencil in Sueded Brown
REVLON Growluscious Mascara in Black
CHANEL Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair
CHANEL Eclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen in 50 Medium Deep
REVLON ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue
CHANEL Glossimer in Sweet Beige

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27.08.14 Beauty, Makeup

Emmy Awards Beauty Trend Spotting: The New Nude Lip

Emmy Awards Beauty Trend Spotting The New Nude Lip

This isn’t the traditional nude that camouflages your lips, making them unnoticeable. The new nude lips actually accentuate the natural tones of your skin allowing lips to pop in the subtlest way. Take cue from Julia Roberts, Kerry Washington, Lizzy Caplan, and Natalie Dorimer who were amongst the many celebs that flaunted the updated au naturel trend on the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Carole Gonzalez balanced Kerry Washington’s navy smokey eye with an updated nude lip. Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel was used to make her neutral pout pop. The shimmering shade provides sheer wash of color and is ideal for complexions with warm undertones. When choosing a nude it’s important to pay attention to your skin’s undertones.

Los Angeles based celebrity makeup artist, Jake Bailey played up the flesh tones on Natalie Dorimer. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide- On Lip Pencil in Naked was used to line her lips. You can even make more room in your clutch and leave this one at home. This waterproof liner will get you through the entire evening. It also doubles as a primer to prep lips for lipstick or a gloss.

Bailey topped off Dorimer’s look with L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance. This shade works well on those who have cool undertones and it won’t leave lips feeling dry like other stains.

nude lip

Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide- On Lip Pencil in Naked
L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance

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26.08.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Natalie Dormer’s Emmy Award Defined Eyes

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsCelebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey created Natalie Dormer’s beauty look for the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Talking about his beauty inspiration, Jake said “The focus of Natalie’s look was most definitely her eyes. She has such gorgeous blue almond-shaped eyes and I really wanted to showcase them.”

Here’s how to get the look.

When doing this much eye makeup, Jake always begins with the eyes so that any eyeshadow that falls on the face during application can be cleaned up afterwards, before applying foundation or blush.

He began by lining her top lash line with Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion and blending it softly with his fingertip. Then he applied a warm shimmery brown shade, Lancome Color Design Shadow in Pose, all over her lids and into the crease. He lined her lower lash line with Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Smog, blending it with his fingertip to soften. Then he applied a pair of mink lashes from Velour called ‘Are Those Real?’ and coated them with Urban Decay Mascara in Perversion.

Once the eyes were finished, Jake buffed a small amount of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Creamy Vanilla over her skin using a soft flat-tipped kabuki brush.

Warming her cheeks using a combo of equal parts Le Blush Crème de Chanel blush in Affinite and NARS Luminizer in Copacabana, he mixed the two on the back of his hand to create a custom glowy blush.

He then dusted her face with a touch of Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder in Ivory. Once powdered he used NARS Contour Blush in Olympia to accentuate her cheekbones by blending a small amount into the hollows of her cheeks.

Jake finished the look by lining her lips with Urban Decay 24/7 lip liner in Naked and topping it with L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion
Lancome Color Design Shadow in Pose
Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Smog
Velour Are Those Real? Lashes
Urban Decay Mascara in Perversion
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Creamy Vanilla
Le Blush Creme de Chanel blush in Affinite
NARS Luminizer in Copacabana
Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder in Ivory
NARS Contour Blush in Olympia
Urban Decay 24/7 lip liner in Naked
L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance

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26.08.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Alexandra Daddario’s Movie Star Glamour Emmy Awards Makeup

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsCelebrity makeup artist Lottie created Alexandra Daddario’s beauty look for her stunning Reem Acra gown at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Lottie explains her inspiration: “Alexandra wanted 40s movie star glamour so we went with a classic beauty look.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Lottie started off by prepped Alexandra’s skin with Caudalie Beauty Elixir and Moisture Sorbet.

She then used Hourglass Immaculate Foundation and Chanel Les Beiges Multi-Colour Powder. For contour, she used Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.

On her cheeks, she used Tom Ford Pink Frenzy Powder Blush.

On Alexandra’s eyes, she used Dior 5 Colour Palette #754 Rosy Tan and Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes, with Tom Ford Brow Definer in Chestnut applied to her brows.

On her lips, Lottie used Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil #8C and Aqua Rouge #8.

Finally, she used a bit of Prtty Peaushun on her body.

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Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Caudalie Moisture Sorbet
Hourglass Immaculate Foundation
Chanel Les Beiges Multi-Colour Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Tom Ford Pink Frenzy Powder Blush
Dior 5 Colour Palette #754 Rosy Tan
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Tom Ford Brow Definer in Chestnut
Make Up For Ever Aqua LipPpencil #8C
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #8
Prtty Peaushun

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