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07.06.12 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: Dramatic Cat Eyes

At the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards this week, Zoe Saldana may have worn Prabal Gurung but she took the inspiration for her dramatic cat eyes straight from the Jonathan Saunders Spring 2012 show, where Lucia Pieroni used M.A.C. Blacktrack Fluidline Eyeliner applied with an angled brush and M.A.C. False Lashes Mascara to create a striking retro, fifties-looking eye.

Devon Aoki, Stacey Bendet and Doutzen Kroes also went for a thick, black-lined eye ending in an upward flick, something that makeup artist Val Garland, who went for a double-lined eye at Marios Schwab’s Spring 2012 show, described as ‘film noir Fellini’.”

Los Angeles-based makeup artist Sonia Kashuk says the trick to achieve this look is to use a gel liner, which can be easier to apply than a liquid liner as it stays in place, has great wear, and is easy to manoeuvre.

“If you have a hard time seeing what you are doing while drawing on the eyelid, try applying a gel formula with a Pro Angled Eyeliner Brush, which has a bent tip to give you a better view of the eye during application,” she says.

First prime the eyelid with a nude-coloured cream eyeshadow like Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow.

Start by dotting the liner into the spaces between the lashes, wiggling the liner into the lashes. The result is not supposed to be a line. It’s supposed to look as if the lashes themselves are super thick at the root.

Then, holding the skin of your upper lid taut, apply a line from the inner corner out, extending the line upward at the outer corner of eye. Go over the line several times until you get the width you want.

To make the eyes appear wider and pop, trace the inner rims of the eyes with a white pencil or highlight the inner corners of the eyes with a light shimmer powder.

Apply lashings of mascara to finish.

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07.06.12 Beauty, Makeup

Jessica Pare’s Makeup-No Makeup CFDA Fashion Awards Look

At first glance I assumed that Jessica Pare wasn’t wearing any lipstick when she took to the red carpet for the 2012 CFDA Awards on Tuesday evening.

Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto shares that Jessica lips were kissed with Jouer’s Lipstick in GiGi, which is a pale neutral shade.

The rest of her makeup-no makeup look included a light layer of M.A.C. C3 Studio Fix and Laura Mercier’s Dune Bronze to warm up her lids.

Ultra Eye Shadow in Sable was used in the creases with Chanel’s Eye Pencil in Gris Scintillant along the lash line.

On the top corners of the eye, Stephen used Bloom’s Eye Pencil in Black with Hourglass’ Liquid Liner in Script on the top.

The finishing touches came via Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara in Black for gorgeous rich black lashes and for the cheeks he dabbed on NARS blusher.

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05.06.12 Beauty, Makeup

Emma Watson’s “Fairytale-With-A-Little-Edge” MTV Movie Awards Makeup Look

Emma Watson may have rocked an edgy Brood dress to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, but her makeup was soft and pretty.

Celebrity makeup artist Roz Music created the look for the Lancôme ambassador.

She called Emma’s look, “fairytale-with-a-little-edge”, taking inspiration from the jacaranda trees blooming in LA.

Here’s how to get Emma’s MTV Movie Awards exact look:

Face:
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in #230 Buff Wlancome-usa.com

Blush:
Lancôme Subtil Blush in Soft Pink #308lancome-usa.com

Eyes:
Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes in So Black lancome-usa.com

Lancôme Liner Design Gel Eye Liner in Black Fishnetslancome-usa.com

Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Palette in Mint Jolielancome-usa.com

Lips:
Lancôme Rouge in Love in Lasting Kisslancome-usa.com

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01.06.12 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Diane Kruger’s Award Winning Beauty

Diane Kruger wins our Palme D’Or for looking the most fabulous throughout the 12 day Cannes Film Festival.

The model-turned-actress, who claims to have no stylist and takes only 45 minutes to get red carpet ready, made jury duty look effortless with her glamorous, yet simple look: a smoky eye, highlighted cheek bones and a natural lip.

How does she do it?

Here is Diane’s beauty routine: ‘I always wash my face with Surgras soap. Then I’ll apply Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion and follow up with Roséliane d’ Uriage cream—it’s the only cream I can use on my sensitive skin.’

‘I don’t like to wear too much makeup so I’ll often just do it myself. I learned all the tricks during my modeling years—like never use foundation all over, just use something to cover imperfections. I prefer to use cover sticks, like Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier.’

‘I have fair skin and blonde hair so I have to keep in mind that some looks can make me seem washed out.I usually go all out on lashes and eyebrows and I love red shades so I tend to go all out on lipsticks. I’m a huge fan of the smoky eye but I also like a fresh and natural look, so it just depends on my mood.’

‘The best beauty advice I was ever given came from my mom: Less is more. I’ve always preferred the natural look.’

Diane’s beauty arsenal:

Kiehls Blue Astringent Herbal Lotionkiehls.com
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Surgras Cleansing Barskin-etc.com
Uriage Roseliane Creamfrenchcosmetics.net
Uriage Makeup Removal Lotionfrenchcosmetics.net

In her make-up bag:

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealerlauramercier.com
Stila Colour Push-upsdermstore.com
Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminatesaks.com
The Backstage Beauty Collection Smoky Eye & Eyeliner Quadbettesboutique.com
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Explosion Mascaraboots.com
Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duolauramercier.com
Lancome Juicy Tubessephora.com

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25.05.12 Beauty, Makeup

Recreate Katy Perry’s Billboard Awards Gothic Makeup Look

Katy Perry opted for a 90s gothic twist with her Blumarine dress for her 2012 Billboard Awards red carpet look on Sunday.

Celebrity makeup artist Todd Delano used Lancôme products to line and define her eyes, contour her cheeks and plump up her pout with a rich wine-colour.

Here’s how to get Katy Perry’s Billboard Awards look:

Eyes:

Lancôme Colour Design 5 Pan Palette in Taupe Craze – Sephora.com

Lancôme Liner Design Gel EyeLiner in Black Fishnets – Sephora.com

Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in Black – Sephora.com

Lips:

Lancôme Le Lipstique LipColouring Stick in Portelle – Sephora.com

Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Fiery Attitude – Sephora.com

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24.05.12 Beauty, Makeup

Recreate Cheryl Cole’s Cannes Makeup Look

Cheryl Cole didn’t let the rain dampen her appearance on the red carpet for the ‘Amour’ premiere during Cannes Film Festival where she wore a figure-hugging Stéphane Rolland Couture gown with red ostrich feathers and David Morris jewels.

L’Oreal, who have been the official makeup artist at Cannes for the past 15 years, are very proud to have Cheryl as spokeswoman:

“Cheryl is a glamorous, stylish and talented young woman whose warmth and charm has captivated the nation and helped to establish her as an inspiration.”

The singer opted for smoky chocolate/black eyes, lashings of black mascara and a nude/grapefruit glossy lip combination for her perfect red-carpet appearance.

Here’s how to recreate Cheryl’s look:

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow – Eternal Black #14 and Endless Chocolat #12Boots.com

L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic MascaraBoots.com

L’Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Nude IngueneBoots.com

L’Oreal Glam Shine Fresh Lip Gloss in Aqua GrapefruitBoots.com

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