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05.03.14 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get The Look: Camila Alves’ Classic Look at the Oscars 2014

86th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsCamila Alves looked gorgeous on the red carpet wearing Gabriela Cadena to the 2014 Oscars on Sunday.

Celeb makeup artist Patrick de Fontbrune started with Camila’s skin. First, he moisturized her face with vbeaute’s Undercover Agent Anti-Wrinkle Protecting Serum, then patted vbeaute’s Eye Never Anti-Aging Eye Cream around the eye area.

After prepping her base, he then used a tinted moisturizer to even out her complexion, but still giving her more of a sheer coverage. Using Votre Vu Belle Poudre in Golden Medium and Medium, he applied this to her forehead, nose, and eyelids as a primer.

He dusted her lids with Votre Vu’s Palette Play in Copper, specifically choosing a brown beige and gold colors together. He then lined her eyes with a soft, black eyeliner and finished her eye look with coats of mascara.

Her beautifully flushed cheeks were all thanks to Vu-On Rouge in Amourette (available this coming summer). He then contoured her face with bronzer.

Camila

vbeaute Undercover Agent Anti-Wrinkle Protecting Serum
vbeaute’s Eye Never Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Votre Vu Belle Poudre in Golden Medium and Medium
Votre Vu Palette Play in Copper

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25.02.14 Beauty, Makeup

New York Fashion Week Beauty Trend: Fresh, Dewy Skin

New York Fashion Week Beauty Trend Fresh, Dewy Skin

There’s nothing better than clear, fresh-looking skin–and we saw exactly that during fashion week. From subtly sculpted cheeks to the perfect placement of highlighter, this look is not only wearable, but it’s totally easy to imitate.

The look at Diane von Furstenberg was ballerina chic. Makeup artist James Kaliardos focused on the contouring of the models’ cheeks by using different shades of concealer. He widened their eyes with a nude liner just on the waterline and topped off the lids with a creamy gray shade and a mauve lip hue for additional sheen. Finishing off with coats of mascara, he truly made the models look as if they were ready for their final bow.

Diane Kendal, for Prabal Gurung, skipped powder to keep a dewy finish for her look. She started with MAC Cosmetics Face and Body foundation as a base and then layered on a rosy cream blush, for the ultimate “flushed” appearance. Brows were brushed up, for a touch of unruly youth. Kendal wanted very little color in the lips, so she applied just a hint of foundation to tone down color.

Rag & Bone also debuted highlighted features and clean skin, but with a twist. Makeup artist Gucci Westman was inspired by Katharine Hepburn and created a contrasting, thick line of black liner that flicked into a wing at the ends. He used pointed Q-tips to clean up the liner shape, making it look really graphic.

Rose and apricot were the shade combo that Tom Pecheux used on models’ cheeks at the Ralph Lauren show. His trick to perfectly flushed apples? Instead of swiping the brush onto the skin, he pushes it in. “Otherwise it just sits on top,” he explained. The top lashes were given generous coats of Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara in black, and the bottom in brown.

NYFW beauty

tarte lights, camera, lashes™ inner rim brightener
M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara

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14.02.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: 60’s Inspired Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting 60’s Inspired Makeup

You may find it difficult to modernize bell-bottoms or a crushed velvet blazer, but with a perfectly winged eye and a naturally pale lip, anyone can channel the beauty trends of the 1960’s. Stars such as Kelly Rowland, Zoey Deutch, Mélanie Laurent, and Bella Thorne have all went retro during their recent red carpet appearances. Here’s how to make the trend your own in a few easy steps.

After completing your usual foundation routine, line upper lashes using black gel eyeliner. Celebrity makeup artists love the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. The creamy texture gives you more control for creating straight lines and tend to stay put longer, minimizing smudging. As you work your way to the outer corners drag the fine tip brush lightly upward to create the winged effect. Continue this motion working slightly over the line you’ve created until you get the desired thickness. No 60’s look is complete without intense lashes, so get Twiggy with it and layer on the mascara.

The trick to flawless lips is exfoliation. The pros tackle chapped lips by dabbing their finger in oil and sugar to create a natural scrub. Once your canvas is smooth pat on liquid foundation to even discoloration. Choosing the perfect nude can be a daunting task, but just remember these key things when picking the right shade. Light complexions should opt for nudes with a peach base, as they add warmth to your face. Nudes on the rosy side help to illuminate olive or medium toned skin and a hint of gold makes darker skin glow. Mirror Brigitte Bardot’s creamy lips with NYX Butter Gloss, which has a shade for every complexion.

60s

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
NYX Butter Gloss

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31.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: Bold Brows

Beauty Trend Spotting Bold Brows

If the eyes are the windows to the soul then your brows are the window treatments. The way you style your eyebrows is just as important as the way you wear your hair. Celebs such as Keira Knightley , Rita Ora, Janelle Monae, and Lily Collins are boycotting the overly plucked look and are rocking standout brows. You can make a statement with your eyebrows as well by following a few simple steps.

Although this trend is all about embracing a thicker shape, brows should be bold not messy, so you’ll need to tweeze any stray strands. Before you pick up the tweezers start by moisturizing your brows. This softens the hair, which will eliminate some of the sting. Your usual facial moisturizer will get the job done, such as Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

Now it’s time to fill in any sparse areas. Pencils can create a waxy residue that leaves eyebrows looking like an art project. Instead, opt for a powder that matches your brow natural color and an angular brush to create hair-like strokes. Focus the pigment on the ends of your brows and fade the color as you work way inward. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes has multiple shades and the right tools to get the job done.

Next, tidy things up using a concealer. Go one shade lighter underneath your brows and the same shade as your complexion on the top. Complete your look with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, which gives you two shades of concealer.

Finally, lock hairs in place using a clear brow gel. Try Ulta Eye Brow Gel to lock your bold brows in place.

Do you think bold brows are here to stay, or a fad that will be gone tomorrow?

Brows

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Ulta Eye Brow Gel

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29.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Sara Bareilles’ 2014 Grammy Awards Textured Braids

Get The Look Sara Bareilles’ 2014 Grammy Awards Textured Braids

Sara Bareilles, known for her beautiful voice and lyrical impact, donned no-fuss, textured tresses at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Celebrity hair stylist Rolando Beauchamp described the look as “rough, beautiful hair that pulled her face up and back.”

Beauchamp prepped the hair first, using Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray on Sara’s damp hair. In order to create the texture, he rough-dried the strands. When the hair was dry, he made two loose cornrow braids from the front to the back of her head.

He used a 1 1/4 inch curling iron on the rest of the hair; wrapping around just the ends. Using a bit of Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Move It Manipulating Gel, he worked it into Sara’s hair, section by section. This created more of a “slightly slept-in” look.

To set the hair, he gave it a few spritzes of Garnier Fructis Style Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

The result? Effortless waves and braids to compliment her feminine Blumarine gown.

Get The Look Sara Bareilles’ 2014 Grammy Awards

Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray
Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Move It Manipulating Gel
Garnier Fructis Style Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray

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