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06.05.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: Light Pink Lips at The EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund Benefit

Light Pink Lips Trend

Much like red lips, light pink lips will never go out of style. And this spring, the so-sweet colour is a great complement to the fresh-faced trend we’re all trying to achieve.

But lest you think there’s no way you could pull off the hue, there are a wide variety of shades that fall into the ‘light pink’ category, and several of them were on display on the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund Benefit.

Actress Amber Valetta went for a subtle stain that almost makes you wonder if her lips could be that colour naturally. Of course they aren’t, and you can recreate her soft wash of colour with COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Blush Twist.

Julianne Hough opted for a pink so pale that it’s almost nude, and you can get a similar pinky-nude shade with just the slightest shine with Clinique’s Different Lipstick in Sugared Grapefruit.

Singer Kylie Minogue went for the sweetest pink of the three, and amped up the trend with a bolder wash of colour than the other two. Estee Lauder’s Pure Color lipstick in Power Pink is a very close match to this shade, and the name is quite accurate–pink is a power colour, too!

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03.05.13 Beauty, Makeup

Carey Mulligan’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Promo Tour Barely There Makeup Look

Carey Mulligan's Makeup - No Makeup 'The Great Gatsby' Fresh Faced Look

Despite the fact that her ‘The Great Gatsby’ character, Daisy Buchanan, is known for dramatic 20s beauty looks such as bold berry lipstick, smokey eyes and dazzlingly adorned hairbands and wraps, actress Carey Mulligan has been opting for a much more subtle approach to beauty during the press tour for the movie thus far.

Her makeup was so subtle at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball and the Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada ‘The Great Gatsby’ Dresses Opening Exhibit–matte skin, a simple coat of mascara, no eyeshadow and a subtly glossed natural lip–that the barely there approach she took at the film’s world premiere in New York yesterday, almost looks bold! Almost. Makeup artist Georgie Eisdell gave Carey a slightly darker brow, a berry lip and lined her eyes a bit more heavily, all while staying well within the realm of ‘barely there’.

I think it was smart for Carey and Georgie to develop these subtle looks for the Gatsby tour, since the film has such an over-the-top opulence to it that anything dramatic could have come across quite costumey. Also, on the heels of Carey’s stunning but heavily made-up Vogue cover shoot, the subtle approach is a good change of pace for Carey.

Something tells me that Carey might continue these super subtle looks and then pull out all the stops at Cannes, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Carey Mulligan Makeup

To get Carey’s Gatsby World Premiere look, line your top lid only directly in the lashline with a soft pencil like Tarte EmphasEYES High Definition Eye Pencil in Brown.

Add slight contouring to your lids with warm brown tones like those in Dior’s 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Rosy Tan. Then, define your brows with Bobbi Brown’s Light Brow Kit for a strong, but natural effect, and finally, give your lips a subtle, matte hint of color with a matte pencil like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie.

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15.04.13 Beauty, Makeup

M.A.C. x Hayley Williams Collection At The 2013 MTV Movie Awards

2013 MTV Movie Awards - ArrivalsM.A.C. teamed up with Paramore front-woman Hayley Williams in creating a four-piece collection, which is available now exclusively online.

The collection features an orange lipstick, coral eye shadow, Mineralize Skinfinish, and an orange nail lacquer, all of which combined to create Hayley’s red carpet look at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday evening.

Sounds Like Noise is a bright true orange matte lip colour.

Daydreaming is a frosted mid-tone coral eye shadow, which is a highly-pigmented powder with a frosty finish.

Lightscapade is a soft candlelight beige mineralize skin finish with multi-dimensional shimmer. The luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish smoothes on, and adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.

Riot Gear is a bright true orange nail lacquer made with a high-gloss cream formula.

MAC x Hayley Williams (Paramore) Collection

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09.04.13 Beauty, Makeup

Diane Kruger: The Newest Face for Chanel Beauty

Diane Kruger Chanel Beauty4Diane Kruger has been named as the newest face of Chanel Beauty.

This isn’t Diane’s first time as a beauty spokesperson. Back in 1996 she was the face of Chanel’s Allure fragrance; she’s since gone on to work with L’Oreal Paris in 2009.

Back in 2007 she was the face of Chanel’s Paris-Biarritz handbag advertising campaign, shot by Karl Lagerfeld. So she has plenty of experience working with the brand.

With her flawless complexion, natural beauty and her love of all things Chanel, the partnership really comes as no surprise – Diane has a knack of exuding that natural elegance that Chanel celebrates.

The ads will be released later this year.

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19.03.13 Beauty, Makeup

Emilia Clarke’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Smoky Eyes

Premiere Of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 3 - ArrivalsMakeup artist Dawn Broussard has shared how to get Emilia Clarke’s ‘Game of Thrones’ smoky eyes.

“Emilia’s Victoria Beckham dress had royal-blue tones, so we didn’t want it to contrast too much with her makeup. We wanted timeless glamour with a hint of something excitable” said Dawn.

First Dawn prepped Emilia’s skin with Bioré Acne Clearing Scrub to create the perfect canvas and a beautiful, luminous complexion.

The scrub gently cleanses and polishes skin without harsh side effects or over-drying.

A primer was massaged into the skin with a tissue used to remove the excess product.

Black liner was smudged on the upper and lower lash lines, followed by some silver and stone-grey eye shadow to create the smoky eye.

Black mascara coated the upper line to add some drama, with brown mascara on the lower lashes for a neater finish.

Apply a soft, matte bronzer to cheekbones, under the chin and on the nose, then blend a soft, baby pink blush upward into the bronzer. Finish with a pale pink highlighter that is a few shades lighter than the blush on the apples of the cheeks.

For the lips, select a colour a few hues darker than your natural lip tone and dab onto your fingertip to create a stain.

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