Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Lupita Nyong’o for Lancôme

Following an epic red carpet run during awards season, which saw the actress experiment with a wide array of lips colours and eye shadows thanks to her makeup artist Nick Barose, I knew it would only be a matter of time before Lupita Nyong’o was scooped up by a beauty brand.

The Oscar winner has been snapped up by French giant Lancôme, joining Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Lily Collins as a celebrity ambassador for the brand this September.

Of her new appointment, the ambassadress said “I am particularly proud to represent [Lancôme’s] unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Lupita will be the first woman of colour to represent the French brand since Dominican model Arlenis Sosa in 2008.

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Beauty Trend Spotting The Perfect Pink Lip

Spring usually comes in the form of florals or soft pastels, but this season, it’s all about the hot, poppy pink lip.

We’ve been seeing this flash of flush all over the red carpet-Shailene Woodley, Margot Robbie, Caitlin FitzGerald, Kaley Cuoco, Debby Ryan and Lea Michele have all been donning the gorgeous shade.

For a seriously bold look, go for a semi-matte lipstick, like the NARS Lipstick in Schiap. But first, prime your lips with a waterproof lip liner, like the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip. This will make your lipstick truly budge-proof. After applying the lipstick, you can opt to add just a bit of gloss in the center of your lips for fullness.

To go a bit sheerer, a lip lacquer is the perfect product. It marries the beautiful pigment of a lipstick as well as the dewy finish of a gloss. Try the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Coril Fauve, a lovely, shiny pink. Plus, the gloss is super lightweight, so you won’t feel that icky greasy residue on your pout.

Just want a hint of pink tint? A lip stain is as subtle as it gets! We love Benefit Benetint (you can also use this as blush!) for the ultimate rosy-colored lip look. You can be as heavy-handed or light-handed as you’d like.

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NARS Lipstick in Schiap
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Coril Fauve
Benefit Benetint

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To coincide with the release of the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s book ‘Divergent’, which opened to a $56 million weekend, Lionsgate partnered with Sephora to release limited-edition makeup products based on the colours of each ‘faction’ (five cities separated based on specific traits) in the novel.

This isn’t the first time fashion/beauty have collided with a film release, as Lionsgate was also responsible for the Capitol Couture fashion collection inspired by ‘The Hunger Games’ which was sold exclusively on Net-A-Porter.com.

The limited-edition makeup collection inspired by the film is sold in three pieces.

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The Divergent Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit ($59.50) consists of twelve high-pigment eye shadows and three high-gloss transforming shadows, which look transparent when you apply them dry but show up translucent when wet. The kit also includes four lip glosses, a cheek palette and a double-ended application brush.

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The Divergent Multi-Piece Collector’s Palette ($32.50) is like a mini version of the Collector’s Kit, offering three high-pigment eye shadows, a long-wear blush, a matte bronzer and a high-shine lip gloss.

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And the Divergent 7-piece Nail Art Kit ($27.50) includes five long-wear nail polishes plus a clear High-Gloss Transforming Nail Lacquer to wear over any of the shades to create a shimmering finish, as well as an assortment of water-transfer nail tattoos to create an easy nail-art look.

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Burberry Makeup

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Natural and innovative, the Burberry Make-up range reflects the ready-to-wear mood by enhancing your skin. The range is breathable, lightweight and looks imperceptible.

Net-A-Porter.com’s hero buy is the Fresh Glow Fluid – illuminating and hydrating, it will leave your complexion glowing.

Beauty Trend Spotting Orange Lipstick

With brighter skies comes brighter lipstick, but celebs aren’t waiting for the weather to heat up to try the latest beauty trend- orange toned lipstick. The citrusy color makes a flirty statement and celebs such as Shay Mitchell, Cobie Smulders, Jamie King, and Kristen Bell are setting the tone.

Celebrity makeup artist, Veronica Chu, demonstrated the fiery-orange hue on Shay Mitchell’s pout using Covergirl Lipperfection Lipliner in Passion and Covergirl Lipperfection Lipcolor in Fame.

Cobie Smulders’ tangerine hue can be replicated with a bold colour like Givenchy’s Rouge Interdit Satin Finish Lipstick in Fruity Orange.

Jamie King opted for a tone with a hint of coral. Urban Decay Super- Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Punch Drunk has similar undertones.

Kristen Bell made the look her own with a soft shade similar to the Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Sweet Orange.

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Chrissy Teigen Bold Pink LipChrissy Teigen looked stunning wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown to the 2014 Oscars on Sunday.

Lauren Andresen, celeb makeup artist for Avon, focused on giving Chrissy a bold lip while leaving the rest of her face soft and natural looking.

Starting with Chrissy’s brows, she applied Votre Vu Brow Wax to groom the hairs.

A soft pink eyeshadow from Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Emerald Cut was dusted onto Chrissy’s lids. Her lashes were then fully coated with Avon Mega Effects Mascara.

Her sun-kissed glow was created by using YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation then layering a Lorac Bronzer over it.

Her look was topped off with a swipe of Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pure Orchid.

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Votre Vu Brow Wax
Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Emerald Cut
Avon Mega Effects Mascara
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
Lorac Bronzer
Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pure Orchid

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