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26.11.13 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Nicole Richie’s Golden American Music Awards Makeup

2013 American Music Awards - ArrivalsFor Nicole Richie’s glam appearance at the American Music Awards, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen gave her a sultry, golden smokey eye to compliment her white Emilio Pucci gown.

To get the look, first, Lauren used YSL Touche Eclat Foundation all over Nicole’s skin. She contoured her cheeks with Lorac TANtalizer Baked bronzer.

On Nicole’s brows, Lauren used Votre Vu Arche de Triumphe Brow Definer to give them a bit more definition.

To get the glam eyes, Lauren used Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Metal Eyes, sweeping the gold shade (number 2) over the lid and using the dark grey (number 4) to define the outer corner of both the upper and lower lashline and create the wing.

Next, Lauren lined the upper and lower lids with Avon Kohl Eye Liner in True Black, and finished the eyes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara to provide va-va-voom lashes.

A simple, subtle lip was created with Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Naturally Nude.

The result? A glowing, gilded effect that was perfect for the occasion–and would be great to try at home for upcoming holiday parties.

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YSL Touche Eclat Foundation
Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer
Votre Vu Arche de Triumphe Brow Definer
Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Metal Eyes
Avon Kohl Eye Liner in True Black
Avon Mega Effects Mascara
Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Naturally Nude

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22.11.13 Beauty, Makeup

Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Promo Tour Beauty Looks

Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘The Hunger Games Catching Fire’ Promo Tour Beauty Looks

When Jennifer Lawrence debuted a new pixie cut mere days before heading into the promotional tour for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, all of us red carpet trackers drew a united gasp of excitement in anticipation of how the star would style her new ‘do for her highly photographed next few weeks. And, I think I can speak for us all when I say that she not only didn’t disappoint in the hair department, but she also gave us some stunning makeup looks, as well. While her co-star, Elizabeth Banks kept things a bit more safe, Jennifer played to her young age and really took some risks, which paid off quite well for her.

In Madrid, the star really played up the piecey cut of her pixie, and went for a daring, angular, spiked out look–which she pulls off amazingly well. For her makeup, the inky blue and black modern cat eye is perfectly balanced with a downright girly berry-stained, glossy lip. To achieve skyhigh, sculptural hold in your own hair, try AG Hair Cosmetics Style Welding Paste Extreme Hold.

In Paris, Jennifer took another risk, and ended up looking as high-fashion and intrinsically ‘Parisian’ as Elizabeth Banks did that night (link to the Elizabeth Banks beauty round-up post). By starting off with a pale foundation, Jennifer’s makeup artist ensured that every other aspect of the beauty look would really draw the eye. Her ultra-dark red lip, the perfectly sculpting cheek bones, and the kohl-rimmed eyes are stunning, and the slicked down hair completes this look that really does deserve every bit of buzz it’s been getting. To get a lip as vampy as Jennifer’s, try Dior’s Addict Extreme Lipstick in Black Tie.

In Los Angeles, Jennifer’s look is slightly reminiscent of her Madrid look, but is definitely a softer version. Her hair has a slightly tousled effect, while her eyes are a more muted, smokey blue. Her glossy pink lips are also a deeper hue of pink. If you’re interested in emulating Jennifer’s look, this is probably a bit ‘safer’ for us mere mortals, since everything is softer. To recreate her smokey blue eyes, try experimenting with the shades in Dior’s 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette in Navy Design–it should have every colour you need to get the gorgeous look.

In New York, Jennifer further experimented with the range of her pixie by pushing much of it forward and leaving the ends wispy. Her makeup had a warm, golden quality to it, due in part to the bronzed cheeks, and almost naturally-coloured lipstick. The heavy, brown eyeshadow is winged out above and below the eye to complete the warm and sultry look. To get similar contouring on your cheeks, go with a matte bronzer like Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder.

Which is your favorite Jennifer Lawrence makeup look?

Lawrence Makeup

AG Hair Cosmetics Style Welding Paste Extreme Hold
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Black Tie
Dior 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette in Navy Design
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

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14.11.13 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Naomie Harris’ Glowing Red Carpet Makeup

AFI FEST 2013 Presented By Audi Premiere Of The Weinstein Company's "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" - ArrivalsWhen the gorgeous Naomie Harris hit the red carpet for the AFI Fest premiere of her film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, her feminine makeup was the perfect accompaniment to her Oscar de la Renta dress.

To create the look, makeup artist Mylah Morales first cleansed Naomie’s skin with Koh Gen Do’s Cleansing Spa Water. Then, she moisturized with La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion.

Next, she applied Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation all over Naomie’s face with a Beauty Blender, followed by a lighter shade of the same foundation on the t-zone, forehead and under her eyes for a contouring effect.

To finish the complexion, Mylah mixed a combination of Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer with Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer to mask any uneven places on the skin, and then used Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze to contour Naomie’s forehead, cheekbones and jawline.

For the cheeks, Mylah had Naomie smile, and then mixed NARS Blush in Exhibit A and Liberté and applied the custom shade to the apples of her cheeks.

On Naomie’s eyes, Mylah used Tom Ford Eye Shadow Quad in Silvered Topaz. She applied the lightest color (top left) on the entire lid as a base, and then used the smokey brown (bottom left) in the crease. She lined the top eyelids with NARS Eye Paint in Black Valley, and to give that final look of glam, applied Ardell Individuals Flare Black Medium lashes followed by two coats of Dior Diorshow Mascara in black.

On the lips, Mylah mixed Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in 503 and Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Naked for the perfect pink shiny lip.

Naomie 1
Naomie 2

Koh Gen Do’s Cleansing Spa Water
La Mer The Moisturizing Lotion
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Beauty Blender
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze
NARS Blush in Exhibit A
NARS Blush in Liberté
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Silvered Topaz
NARS Eye Paint in Black Valley
Ardell Individuals in Flare Medium Black
Dior Diorshow mascara in black
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in 503
Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Naked

08.11.13 Beauty, Makeup

Lucy Hale’s CMA Awards Makeup Look

47th Annual CMA Awards - ArrivalsLucy Hale looked radiant on the red carpet for the 2013 CMA Awards; makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan describes her inspiration for the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ actress’s who is also the mark celebrity brand ambassador.

“Lucy wore a gorgeous pastel flowy Julien Macdonald dress so her makeup had to be glamorous and standout, but not overpower the sweetness of her overall look. We decided on a fresh look focusing on her eyes and drew shadow inspiration from the colours of her dress.”

“I began by prepping her skin with Nourish moisturizer by Lancer Skincare. This product soaks into the skin leaving it hydrated throughout the night, allowing the makeup to continually look even and fresh. For Lucy’s skin, I mixed Armani luminous silk foundation in 5 and 5.5 and applied it with a fluffy brush, working from the centre of her face outward. For any areas that needed extra coverage and to brighten under the eyes, I used Clé de Peau Beauté concealer in Ivory. Next I applied mark Just Blushing Powder Blush in Cameo to create a deep contour and topped off the cheeks with the pinks of the mark Wonder Glow Blush & Glow All Over Face Palette. I swept it high across Lucy’s cheekbones, allowing the subtle shimmer to illuminate her skin.”

Eyes:
“To make Lucy’s eyes pop, I used the mark 10 Year Anniversary Eye Shadow Palette in the left two colours (the M and A) all over her lid. I lined the top and bottom with both mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Jet Set and Foxy Brown. For the inner corners of her eyes, I used the white shade (on the far right) of the mark 10 Year Anniversary Eye Shadow Palette. The brightness in the corners of her eyes allows the shadow to catch the light and reflect it and makes Lucy’s eyes appear larger. I finished her eyes with two generous coats of mark Scanda-Lash mascara in Blackest Black.”

Lips:
“To finish Lucy’s look, I applied mark Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Naturally. This sweet peachy-pink allows the focus to be on her eyes, but also complements her dress and her overall look.”

lucy hale makeup2

Nourish Moisturizer by Lancer Skincare
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Ivory
mark Just Blushing Powder Blush in Cameo
mark Wonder Glow Blush & Glow All Over Face Palette
mark 10 Year Anniversary Eye Shadow Palette
mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner
mark Scanda-Lash mascara in Blackest Black
mark Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Naturally

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29.10.13 Beauty, Makeup, Nails

Solange Knowles’ Trend-Setting Beauty Look

Solange Knowles’ Trend-Setting Beauty Look

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Solange Knowles is always on the cutting edge of fashion, but last week at the after party for the eBay Future of Shopping Event in New York City, she proved to be a trendsetter in the world of beauty, as well.

Instead of following the typical rules of dark makeup colors being apropos for fall, Solange took two runway trends and melded them into one fierce look.

She took cues from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 collection with a deep-hued lip, and then took inspiration from Lela Rose’s Fall 2013 collection by rocking a bright nail polish shade in the cooler months. We also saw minty nails on the runway for Chanel’s Fall 2009 collection.

To get Solange’s totally cool deep berry lip and mint green mani and pedi, try the following products.

Solange Knowles’ Beauty Look

Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick in Deep Red
RGB Nail Color in Minty

25.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: Fresh Faces at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event Hosted by Mark Holgate, Lisa Love, Federico Marchetti, And Diane von Furstenberg

While the CFDA may be one of the biggest associations in the fashion world, celebs weren’t just thinking fashion at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event on Wednesday–they were also on their best beauty behaviour.

And while there was plenty of diversity with manis (white, turquoise and nude were all flaunted) and lips (nude, peach and deep berry), one thing was consistent almost across the board: Fresh, flawless faces. The beautiful crowd left their heavy bases and bronzers at home, and put their gorgeous skin on display.

Camille Belle went for a completely understated, matte beauty look to compliment her bright green frock, and Rachel Bilson paired her floral ensemble with glowing skin.

Emmy Rossum added just a hint of pink to her cheeks giving a delicate flush to her flawless complexion, and while Mary Elizabeth Winstead made a bold statement with her lipstick, she kept her eyes understated and her face was fresh and matte.

Typically you think of heavier makeup as the weather gets colder, but I’m loving this fresh, clean look. Do you agree?

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