Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" - Red CarpetCelebrity makeup artist Kate Lee created Keira Knightley’s smouldering smudged-eye look for the ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ LA premiere yesterday evening.

Here is how she created Keira’s look.

Considering Keira wore a navy Chanel dress with white details, Kate wanted to keep her looking more of the moment, and so she went for a creamy navy smudged eye.

As Keira had just got off the plane a few hours earlier, Kate prepped the skin with Chanel Hydra Beauty to hydrate and give a great base for a natural-looking complexion. Kate then used Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 20 Beige to give a nice uniform glow. On the eye she started out by lining the inside of the upper and lower lash lines with Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Marine.

Next she reached for Chanel Illusion d’ Ombre Apparition, which is a beautiful shimmering navy, to melt away the lines and give a soft effect. To finish off the eyes, she curled the lashes and gave them one coat of Chanel Inimitable Noir Mascara.

On the cheeks, for definition and a nude blush she used Chanel le Blush Creme de Chanel Cheeky (Summer 2014 Collection).

To finish, Kate used Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle for a natural blushing lip.

keira Chanel Makeup

Chanel Hydra Beauty
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 20 Beige
Chanel Illusion d’ Ombre Apparition
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Marine
Chanel Inimitable Noir Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle
Credit: Courtesy of Chanel

Vanity Fair 5th Anniversary Party In MadridYou no longer need to do the duck lip pose in your selfies in order to get high cheekbones.

We’ve got the lowdown on how you can recreate the envied jawline of Nieves Alvarez with a few simple tools. The key to achieving a structured look is to enhance the shadows and play up areas where the light naturally hits your face.

Start by choosing a contouring shade that is two shades darker than your complexion.  This will give you the coveted shadow of a high cheekbone. According to Jennifer Jane, Celebrity Makeup Artist who has worked with the Best Dressed International Star, the key to a sleeker jawline is to remember less is more.

Piling on the product and forgetting to properly blend can leave your face looking dirty. So, as Jane says, “Blend, blend, blend until all edges have disappeared.” In addition to blending, the right tools are essential to a sculpted look. Use an angled brush such as the Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush to perfect your application.

After you’ve exaggerated the hollowed area, it’s time to highlight. Pick a shade slightly lighter than your normal foundation to brighten the area right above your blush. A radiant product, such as the Illuminator by Nars, will dramatically intensify the reflection of light, making cheeks pop.

Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush

Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush
Illuminator by Nars

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71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsAt the Golden Globes, ‘Girls’ star Allison Williams cemented herself as a red carpet favorite. Her unique black-and-white Alexander McQueen gown was flattering and unique, and her makeup was stunning.

Avon’s Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Anderson created the glam look, and here’s how you can recreate it at home.

On Allison’s face, Lauren applied YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation, and then dusted on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light. She defined her brows with Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer.

For the eyes, Lauren tightlined the upper and lower lids with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black, and then she played up Allison’s blue eyes by creating a smokey eye with Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline, focusing the white shade (number 1) in the inner corners and the light gray (number 2) on the outer corners.

To finish the dramatic eyes, Lauren coated the lashes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara.

On the apples of Allison’s cheeks, Lauren swiped Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal, and to complete the look, she used Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Ripe Rose (this colour will be available for purchase soon).

Allison Williams Makeup Golden Globes

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light
Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer
Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black
Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline
Avon Mega Effects Mascara
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal

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Cate Blanchett's 2014 Golden Globes Romantic Makeup LookCate Blanchett went with classic black with her Armani gown, though her makeup artist, Jeanine Lobell wanted to stay away from the classic red lip when it came to Cate’s pout.

“We didn’t want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown,” says Jeanine. “So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors for dimension.”
Jeanine made what was essentially custom lip color for Cate. She mixed Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Scarlatto and Boudoir. Her trick? She first applied Scarlatto (a raspberry rose) then applied Boudoir (a nude rose) directly over it.

Cate’s matte, even-toned look all began with prep work. Jeanine prepped Cate’s skin with the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. Afterwards, she applied the Lancome Translucence Mattifying Silky Press Powder. She layered the Nars Highlighting Blush in Satellite of Love to highlight Cate’s cheekbones, giving her a beautiful flush.

Using the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition, Jeanine blended the pinky-beige and goldy-beige shades together and dusted them from lid to lash line. She then used the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emervielle for a hint of colour to add dimension without the need for liner. Countless coats of Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custome Volume mascara were used to really make Cate’s lashes pop.

To complete Cate’s look, Jeanine used the Nars Brow Shader and Brow Gel to create a defined, but not-too-harsh brow.

Cate Blanchett Golden Globes Makeup

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Scarlatto and Boudoir
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
Lancome Translucence Mattifying Silky Press Powder
Nars Highlighting Blush in Satellite of Love
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emervielle
Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custome Volume mascara
Nars Brow Shader
Nars Brow Gel

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71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsA presenter at Sunday’s 2014 Golden Globe Awards, Amber Heard sparked in a midnight blue Atelier Versace gown. While the stunning actress wowed in the elegant frock, it was her romantic up-do and glamorous makeup that made the full exceptionally unique. Celebrity makeup artist Matthew VanLeewen collaborated with Amber to create a look accentuated her flawless features.

“Amber brought some of her own ideas to the mix, says Matthew. “She liked the idea of focusing on sultry chocolate eyes, creamy skin and soft nude lips.”

Here is how to recreate this glamorous look:

Face (complexion): Before priming the skin with Hourglass No.28 Primer Serum, Matthew moisturized Amber’s skin with Cle de Peau’s Gentle Nourishing Emulsion. “No. 28 hydrated beautifully but it also creates a magical finish,” he says. With skin prepped, Matthew concealed with Hourglass Hidden Corrective Conceal in Warm and followed with the Veil Fluid Makeup in Light Beige.

Eyes: The star of the look was Amber’s sultry, brown smoky eyes. To begin, Matthew chose the shell shade from the Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Palette as a full lid shade (base). He continued to blend a bronze shimmery shade (Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy) into the crease and under the eyes. To intensify the bronze, apply the brown shade from the Vol. 6 palette in the same areas.

For unexpected touch of drama, line the eyes with a plum liner (MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella). “Amber brought some of her own ideas to the mix, says Matthew. “I also smudged the line with the black shadow from the palette,” he says. For added dimension, apply a high-shine pearl shadow to the inner corner of eyes.

Finally, top the eyes off with a coat of Hourglass Film Noir mascara. Allow the initial coat to dry prior to curling lashes. Add an extra layer of fun with individual lashes like Ardell Duralash Flare in Medium Black.

Cheeks: Matthew brought out the beauty of Amber’s face by applying the sheer rose shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to her cheeks. He followed with a sheer champagne highlighter (Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Due in Bronze Light). To mimic a moonlit glow, Matthew recommends going over the initial highlight with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light.

Lips: To wrap the look up, Matthew chose a liner and lipstick combination. Start by lining lips with Hourglass Trace Liner in Bare and follow with a swipe of Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Whisper.

The finally result was a glamorous yet understated look that encapsulated the best of bronze and gold-y tones. Skip the traditional dark smoky eye and try this updated look for you next night out.

Amber Heard Golden Globes MakeupAmber Heard Golden Globes Makeup 2

Face: Hourglass No.28 Primer Serum
Cle de Peau’s Gentle Nourishing Emulsion
Hourglass Hidden Corrective Conceal in Warm
Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Light Beige

Eyes: Hourlgass Vol 6 Eye palette
Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy
MAC Eye Kohl in Prunella
Hourglass Film Noir mascara
Ardell Duralash Flare in Medium Black

Cheeks: Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

Lips: Hourglass Trace Liner in Bare
Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Whisper

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