15.04.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’ MTV Movie Awards Disco-Inspired Eyes

Get The Look Lupita Nyong’o’ MTV Movie Awards Disco-Inspired EyesCelebrity makeup artist Nick Barose went with a show-stopping silver metallic eye look, with products from Lancôme, for Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

Starting with her skin, Nick used the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 550 Suede and concealed with the Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede.

To set the canvas, he dusted the Lancôme Dual Finish Powder in Suede over her face for long-lasting wear.

Her cheeks were brightened with the Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind and contoured with the Star Bronzer Palette (from an upcoming Summer 2014 collection).

Her gorgeous, sparkly eyes were dressed up in the Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H in Unlimited Silver and topped with the Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Glitters.

Nick then lined her eyes with the Lancôme Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond and finished off her lashes with the Lancôme Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara in Deep Black.

Lupita’s lips were kept subtle with a touch of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Saffron Silk and Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate.

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H #550 Suede
Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede
Lancôme Dual Finish Powder in Suede
Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind
Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H in Unlimited Silver
Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Glitters
Lancôme Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond
Lancôme Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara in Deep Black
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Saffron Silk
Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate

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09.04.14 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get the Look: Miranda Lambert’s ACM Awards Red Carpet Glow

Miranda Lambert ACM MakeupMiranda Lambert was truly the one to watch at the 49th Annual Academy Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Her Randi Rahm gown did sparkle, but it was her beautiful skin that really lit up the red carpet. You too can get the Miranda glow by following just a few steps.

The key to glowing skin is to start with healthy skin. Celebrity makeup artist, Karolina Kangas, took care of Miranda’s already gorgeous skin using Dermalogica’s Age Smart line.

The products are a favourite for red carpet skin as they fight off visible signs of aging before they even begin.

The Multivitamin Power Serum was smoothed over Miranda’s skin for a capsulated dose of Vitamins A, C, and E, which together help to firm and smooth the tissues.

Next, Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer was liberally applied to boost luminosity and radiance.

Following the skin care, Kangas, applied Chanel Cosmetics to further illuminate the skin.

The Lift Lumière Foundation combined with the Concealer Correcteur Perfection create an even canvas and the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour’s versatility brightens and bronzes skin perfecting Miranda’s red carpet glow.

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Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum
Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer
Chanel Lift Lumière Foundation
Chanel Concealer Correcteur Perfection
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour
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04.04.14 Beauty, Makeup

Lupita Nyong’o for Lancôme

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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01.04.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: The Perfect Pink Lip

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.

Pink Lip

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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24.03.14 Beauty, Makeup

‘Divergent’ Makeup Exclusively At Sephora

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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.