21.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong’o Feminine-but-Fierce Makeup

Premiere Of "12 Years A Slave" - ArrivalsThe stunning Lupita Nyong’o is making quite a big splash in Hollywood and on the red carpet, and her feminine but bold look at the LA premiere of her film ‘12 Year a Slave’ is completely divine.

To get the look, makeup artist Nick Barose first prepped her skin with two different shades of M.A.C. Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation. “By blending a lighter shade in the center of the face, you create a candlelit glow that is perfect for photos,” Barose explains.

Next, he dusted M.A.C. Pressed Blot Powder in Dark on Lupita’s T-zone and around the perimeter of her face to tone down shine and set the foundation.

The create a sultry eye, Barose lined the upper lash lines in Dolce & Gabbana Glam Liner Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense 1. “I made the line thick and winged it out, and this liner is pitch black and almost looks rubbery, so it’s super dramatic,” Barose says.

Then, he smudged the Violet Impact shade from M.A.C. Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes: Violet palette along the upper and lower lash lines, adding more purple to the inner corners. Then, he added Carbon (from the same palette) to the outer corners to pull the eyes upwards.

He finished off the eyes with false lashes topped with two coats of mascara.

To add drama to Lupita’s brows, Barose used Votre Vu Arch de Triumph Brow Definer to accent her arch and elongate the tails.

For the lips, Barose used NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Lipstick in Full Frontal, and to tie everything together, he applied Jouer Tint in Dahlia on the apples of the cheeks using a BeautyBlender.

On her nails, Barose painted Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in African Violet. “It’s the most gorgeous purple nail shade, ever,” he says.

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M.A.C. Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation
M.A.C. Blot Powder Pressed in Dark
Dolce & Gabbana Glam Liner Intense Liquid Eyeliner
M.A.C. Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes: Violet
Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer
NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Lipstick in Full Frontal
Jouer Tint in Dahlia
Beauty Blender
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in African Violet

17.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Katy Perry for CoverGirl

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Yesterday, CoverGirl announced that singer Katy Perry would be the next face of the brand, joining the likes of Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, Janelle Monae and Drew Barrymore.

Katy’s first campaign will debut in the spring of 2014, but the singer and the brand both shared this picture yesterday.

In a press release, the brand teased that Katy will be promoting ‘bold new beauty looks’ created by makeup artist and CoverGirl global creative director Pat McGrath.

To get the romantic look Katy is rocking in the photo, try CoverGirl’s Clean Glow blush in Roses, Clump Crusher Extensions Lash Blash mascara and LipPerfection lipstick in Euphoria 360.

What do you think, is Katy the perfect face for the brand?

Are you excited to see the rest of her photos roll out?

Clean Glow Blush in Roses
Clump Crusher Extensions Lash Blash Mascara
LipPerfection Lipstick in Euphoria 360

Credit: Courtesy of CoverGirl

15.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Laura Mercier Has Arrived At Net-A-Porter


From runway to ad campaigns, Laura Mercier’s eponymous makeup line is used to create natural and photo-ready complexions.

Known for her artistry, Laura personally created colours based on a classic and always-current palette.’s edit includes innovative foundations, concealers and setting powders to give skin the perfect canvas for a flawless face.

Some of the cult favorites are the Secret Camouflage concealer and the must-have Tinted Moisturizer (available on NAP US only).

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02.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Lily Collins for Lancôme

Lily Collins for Lancôme

Maybe it was her hypnotic eyebrows (which have their own Twitter page), her flawless skin, her love of bold lip colours, or a combination of the three which enticed Lancôme to snap up Lily Collins as a new rose (an English rose) to represent their brand amongst their already blossoming English actress hall of fame, which already includes Emma Watson and Kate Winslet.

The 24-year-old actress and daughter of 80s pop icon Phil Collins will be kicking off her brand ambassadorship in January with their spring makeup collection ‘Ballerine’.

“With her charm, gracefulness, modernity and lively wit, Lily Collins is the perfect embodiment of femininity according to Lancôme,” stated Françoise Lehmann, general manager of Lancôme International.

Credit: Courtesy of Lancôme

02.10.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: Striking Eyes at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party


The next generation of Hollywood elite were out in full force at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party, and while the beauty looks were as diverse as the career trajectories, ‘look-at-me’ eyes were certainly on display.

Hailee Steinfeld and her makeup artist Jenn Streicher kept with her grunge-themed look by tight-lining her eyes with black liner, going heavy on the mascara and finishing off the edgy look with a thick silvery gray liner right below the bottom lashes–a version of a long-standing beauty trend.

Makeup artist Grace Phillips made Holland Roden’s eyes pop by giving her a fresh take on the cat eye: After tight-lining the star’s eyes with black liner, she then added a heavier line from the center of each eyelid toward the outer corners. Finally, a shimmery gray shadow was applied and given a subtle wing to create that modern cat eye effect.

And proving that sometimes the eyelashes can do all the talking, Victoria Justice hit the red carpet with eyelashes for miles, for a timelessly gorgeous look.

Credit: Getty

30.09.13 Beauty, Makeup

Rihanna Hearts M.A.C. Fall Collection

Rihanna Mac

While we already know what to expect from Rihanna’s partnership with M.A.C. after the release of her summer collection, next week marks the launch of the RiRi Hearts MAC Fall collection, and it’s much more expansive than its predecessor.

The collection will include two eye shadow quads–one with warm browns and nudes, and the other with cool blues and grays–four lipsticks–a nude, orange and deep plum, along with the RiRi Woo matte red shade that was previously released, along with blush, two brushes, mascara, eyebrow pencils, liquid eyeliner, two lip pencils, a lip gloss and more.

And just as we’ve seen before, the collection will be packaged in beautiful rose gold and marked with Rihanna’s signature (which also happens to be pressed into the lipsticks and the powder blush duo).

The collection will be available in M.A.C. stores in the U.S. on September 26, online September 30, and in international stores in October.

Are you a fan of M.A.C.’s celebrity collaborations, and will you be checking out this one?