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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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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

Credit: Getty

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?

Credit: Getty

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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