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24.01.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Allison Williams’ SAG Awards Old Hollywood Glamour Bold Beauty

Allison Williams sported a dramatic beauty look for the 2018 SAG Awards, a first for her this awards season, swapping her otherwise romantic and soft beauty styles for a bolder and statement making look.

The stunning look created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan was all about recreating the beauty and magic of Old Hollywood.

Her stunning and quite sparkly beaded and tasseled Ralph & Russo Couture gown was reminiscent of the dresses worn by the stylish socialites of the Jazz Age, and Kelsey wanted to incorporate some of that vintage glitz into her award’s look. To complement the drama of Allison’s dress, Kelsey kept the focal point of the look on a bold, classic red lip with a wine undertone. Here’s how she created this ultra-glam look:

SKIN: Kelsey really concentrated on treating the skin prior to applying the makeup. She believes that properly prepping the skin allows for an even and radiant base for foundation and beyond. Additionally, she loves to use a mask prior to any glam session if time permits. Thankfully, this was the case for this session and started off by applying Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask to Allison’s skin. Its five-minute application allowed the skin to brighten up and instantly boosted its radiance. For added radiance and diffusing of any fine lines or wrinkles on the skin, Kelsey applied a layer of Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate after the mask.

Hydration was the next crucial factor to tackle during her skin prep as parched, lack-luster skin rarely holds makeup well. She massaged a layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream onto Allison’s skin and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado to her under eye area. The skin under the eyes is more delicate than that of the rest of the skin and requires an extra layer of hydration. This also prevents the concealer from creasing or looking dry later in the evening.

FACE: Once the skin was properly prepped and moisturized, Allison primed the skin with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector to diminish any excess shine and created a flawless canvas for foundation. Using a foundation brush, she blended the product onto her forehead and cheeks. Kelsey then, using a damp sponged, lightly buffed a layer of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Number 3.5 onto the skin and brought it down to the décolletage. To brighten up the eye area, she dotted Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer in Neutral and blended it out. For a subtle contour, Kelsey sculpted Allison’s cheekbones with Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in Medium and highlighted them with Avon True Color Illuminating Stick for added glow. To mimic that natural lit from within radiance, she tapped the Illuminating Stick onto the cheeks and blended the iridescence with her finger.

EYES: Moving to the eyes, Kelsey dusted the lids with Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder to serve as a base for shadow. Using the Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline, she blended Shade #3, which is a grey-toned black, to the lash line and outer corners for definition. For further definition and drama, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black was applied to the upper lash line. Finally, to finish the eye look, Kelsey coated Allison’s lashes with a few layers of Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black.

LIPS: Prior to applying color, Kelsey primed Allison’s lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm for a smooth and ultra-hydrated pout. She then used a blend of Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Superb Wine and Supreme Red to create that bold red lip seen on Allison.

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Number 3.5
Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer in Neutral
NEW Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in Medium
NEW Avon True Color Illuminating Stick
Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder
Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline

Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black
Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm
Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Superb Wine and Supreme Red

24.01.18 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon’s SAG Awards Elegant Side Swept Curls

Vintage Hollywood glamour came to mind the moment Reese Witherspoon stepped onto the SAG Awards red carpet this past Sunday.

The Big Little Lies actress stunned in a form-fitting, emerald toned Zac Posen gown that hinted at the classic styles of old Hollywood movie stars. The timeless off-the-shoulder silhouette of the dress beautifully framed her soft, side swept curled hair style.

Hairstylist Lona Vigi wanted to create a timeless hair look that felt Old Hollywood yet modern, much like the dramatic chevron print dress Reese wore for the evening’s event. The inspiration for the look came from a conversation with fashion stylist Petra Flannery where they both worked on a campaign for Elizabeth Arden. The final look was all about touchable curls that elegantly fell to her shoulders without losing shape. It was a fresh take on what Lona described as “total movie star hair.” Here’s how you can recreate this beautiful look yourself:

PREP: Starting with freshly washed hair, work in a heat protective leave in conditioner to damp hair. Using your fingers, apply the conditioner from the roots to tips and evenly distribute throughout the hair.

STYLE (Part 1): Once the priming layer of heat protectant is applied, Lona sections the hair and focuses on styling the front, face-framing sections of the hair. She applies gel to the front sections of hair and gathers each into a wave. To promote hold and to further develop the wave shape, she secures each section with flat clips. Once these front sections are dry, Lona sprays each with hairspray to set the desired wave.

STYLE (Part 2): Moving to the bottom sections of the hair, she uses a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and meticulously blow dries each section with an Ibiza Hair Round Brush. Using Dyson’s high powered dryer not only cut down styling time but left Reese’s hair smooth with a healthy sheen. Once dried, Lona parted the hair to the side, grabbed a curling iron and curled each freshly blown out section in vertical curls.

FINISH: When the hair is fully curled and the pins are let out, gently brush the hair to blend while focusing on preserving the sexy, modern Old Hollywood waved shape of the hair. To lock in the look and add an extra touch of body, back comb various sections of the hair once in a swift motion. To tame those pesky fly-aways or baby hairs along the face, Lona’s favorite red carpet trip is to sprtiz a toothbrush with hairspray and brush down these troubling hairs.

ghd Style™ Heat Protect Spray
Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Ibiza Hair Blonde Extended Cork Round Brush
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong Finish

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23.01.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Nicole Kidman’s SAG Awards Glistening Copper Beauty

Nicole Kidman has been a shining star this awards season and the SAG Awards were no exception.

The actress dazzled in a sparkling copper-toned Armani Privé gown as she took home yet another award (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries) for her brilliant performance in ‘Big Little Lies’. Nicole was evidently radiating joy at Sunday evening’s awards ceremony but it was her equally glistening warm-hued beauty look that wonderfully tied her whole look together.

Inspired by the stunning iridescence of her gown and her radiant personality, Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly Stern created a look that complemented her evening’s sartorial choice. Opting for a look that incorporated shimmering copper shades and emphasizing the high points of her face, Nicole’s beauty look was fresh and topped off with a bold lip and lush lashes. Using Neutrogena’s extensive skin and color collection, here’s how Molly created Nicole’s winning look for the evening:

SKIN: Always star with a makeup-free, cleansed face. For well hydrated and prepped skin, Molly massaged a layer of Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream onto the skin. This created a smooth canvas for foundation while the anti-aging properties absorbed into the skin.

FACE: Once moisturized, Molly buffed Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup in Natural Ivory onto the skin. She then followed with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector in Fair to brighten up the under eye area. To warm up the skin, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed was blended onto the cheeks for a subtle glow. For an added pop of color, Molly diffused Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in Rosy atop Sunskissed.

EYES: To warm up the look even further, Molly incorporated the luxurious coppery shade of Nicole’s dress into her eye look. She began by saturating and blending Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Primer – in Soft Taupe, a copper-toned shadow onto the lids. She framed the eyes by lining them in Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Liner in Spiced Chocolate. The final step to creating Nicole’s elegant eye look was layering a couple of coats of Neutrogena’s new Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara in Black onto the lashes. “The Hydro Boost mascara was easy to use and really gave her a feathery, fluffy lash that always completes the look,” says Molly.

LIPS: For an added dose of luxurious color, Molly chose a bold wine lip with a soft finish to tie up the full look. To create the dramatic pout, Molly applied Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Velvet Wine to the lips.


Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup in Natural Ivory
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector in Fair
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in Rosy (blush)
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Primer – in Soft Taupe (copper shade)
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Liner in Spiced Chocolate
Neutrogena New Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara in Black
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Velvet Wine

12.01.18 Beauty, Makeup

Mandy Moore’s Poppy Coral Golden Globes Beauty Look

This year’s Golden Globe Awards red carpet was flooded with beautifully styled and elegantly designed black gowns, but it was the bright coral belt on Mandy Moore’s Rosie Assoulin gown that helped her shine among this stylish crowd. Similarly, her beauty look conveyed the same pop of color that presented a fresh spring-like look for this winter event.

Inspired by this bright shade and 80’s Roxy Music album covers that depicted sculpted skin with dewy accents and bold lips and eyes, Celebrity Makeup Artist Matin, created a chic look that highlighted Mandy’s best assets. Here’s how to achieve this playful and youthful look:

SKIN: A well-hydrated face provides a healthy canvas for flawless makeup application. To achieve a bright and evenbase, Matin applied Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask. This smoothing mask instantly revived the skin and replenished radiance. For added moisturize to the skin, he followed by blending Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream onto her face, neck, shoulders and arms and primed the skin with the color-correcting Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow.

FACE: To further emphasize the radiance of Mandy’s skin, Matin applied Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter in 5 (to launch March 2018) to the high points of her face, tops of her cheekbones and brought down to her shoulders and back. This new product mimics the flawless effects of social media filters and provides a youthful and glamorous glow upon application. To even out her skin, Matin buffed in Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation in 5 and sculpted the face with Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Want in Light/Medium. For future definition of the color and highlight, he followed with Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow in Light/Medium. For brightness and a demure flush of color, Matin blended Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek to Chic Blusher in Ecstasy onto her cheeks. Finally, to set the skin, he lightly dusted Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish in 2 to the face.

EYES: For the classic Charlotte Tilbury mesmeric eye look, Matin used Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita. To define Mandy’s eyes, he saturated the entire lid with Charlotte Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon in Golden Quartz and followed with The Dolce Vita palette. He then applied a healthy coating of Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black to her lashes which resulted in incredibly voluptuous lashes which framed the completed eye look.

LIPS: To tie in the poppy coral accent of her dress, Matin chose Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick in Walk of Fame, a statement-making lip in a lush orange-based red tone.


Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in 5 (to launch March 2018)
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in 5
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Want in Light/Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow in Light/Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher in Ecstasy
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish in 2
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Golden Quartz
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Matte Liquid Lipstick in Walk of Fame

11.01.18 Beauty, Hair

Hair How-To: Claire Foy’s Strong and Sleek Golden Globes Hair

Much like this year’s powerful theme, Claire Foy’s sleek look for the evening certainly made a statement.

In contrast to the regal look she sports on her show ‘The Crown’, Claire stunned on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards in a custom-made Stella McCartney black suit. In keeping with the suit’s sharp look, celebrity

Celebrity hairstylist Jillian Halouska created a structured hair look that perfectly paired with the black tailored look.

Inspired by vintage imagery by Yves Saint Laurent and Helmut Newton, both Jillian and Claire opted for a hairstyle that had masculine tones but was still feminine. The final result was a pulled back structured look that was modern and softened with a deep side part. Here’s how she achieved this look:

PREP: The best hair looks begin with just washed clean hair. To prep the hair before drying, Jillian sprayed her damp tresses with OGX Protecting + Silk Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray prior to blowing out the hair for an added layer of heat protection and shine. She then blew out Claire’s hair using the portable and high powered Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer with a flat paddle brush. This kind of brush allows the hair to get an even, straight look.

STYLE: Once blown out, Jillian worked OGX Natural Finish + Aspen Extract Texture Molding Paste onto small 1-inch sections, meticulously applying product from root to tip. The application technique is similar to that of hair color application and worked incredible well for Claire’s cut. While tedious, working with small sections of hair allows for a complete saturation of product and helps achieve overall shape of the style. To ensure a uniform look and shape, Jillian used clips in the back of the hair.

FINISH: For an elegant touch, Jillian chose to part the hair on the side and swept away from the face. The final look beautifully framed her flawless skin and makeup. To ensure hold and longevity of the shape, Jillian generously sprayed the hair with OGX Smoothing + Shea Humidity Blocking Hairspray before sending her off to the red carpet.

OGX Protecting + Silk Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
OGX Natural Finish + Aspen Extract Texture Molding Paste
OGX Smoothing + Shea Humidity Blocking Hairspray

Credit: Getty

10.01.18 Beauty, Hair

Hair How-To: Katherine Langford’s Golden Globes Hair That Sparkled

Celebrity hairstylist Christian Wood worked with Katherine Langford for the 2018 Golden Globe Award’s on Sunday.

When it comes to the inspiration Christian said, “As soon as I saw her custom Prada dress I wanted to carry the sparkle on the waist band through to the hair.

Here’s how to get the look.

“I started by applying Wella Eimi Full Volume Mousse through-out her wet hair and blow dried smooth with a round brush. Blow dry all the hair backwards lifting at the roots for extra volume.

Next add Wella Eimi Luminous Reflective Oil through- out the ends to add shine and smoothness and make the hair more manageable.

Spray Wella Eimi Dry Me throughout all the roots and leave for 5 minutes to absorb. Once the 5 minutes are up brush all the product out. This helps keep volume in the hair and acts as a powder to prevent natural oils occurring which can make the hair heavy later on.

Using a GHD Soft Curl in Large, take medium sections of hair and wrap around the barrel holding for 10 seconds. Do this through the entire hair in a backwards motion so the hair curls away from the face. Leave to cool completely.

Once cool brush out the waves with a Mason and Pearson till the curls resemble soft glamorous waves, next using a tail comb put a deep side part into the hair and flip the larger side over to create volume and height. Sweep one side back and secure with the individual sparkly stars and gently loosen with your fingers gently pulling the hair for a little added volume.

Shake out the waves with your fingers to add a tiny bit of texture and spray the entire hair with Wella Eimi Stay Firm hairspray for long lasting results.

To finish give the hair a quick spritz with glam mist spray to add a little extra shine.

And for the final touch, Jennifer Behr Venus Bobby Pins and the Vega Bobby Pins Set were added to complete the look.”

Wella Eimi Full Volume Mousse
Wella Eimi Luminous Reflective Oil
Wella Eimi Dry Me Spray
GHD Soft Curl Iron
Wella Eimi Stay Firm Hairspray

Credit: Getty

15.11.17 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Gigi Hadid’s Bronzed Beauty Glamour WOTY Look

While Gigi Hadid stunned in an intricately designed, nude and gold embellished Zuhair Murad gown at this year’s Woman of the Year Awards, it was her elegant bronzed beauty look that tied the whole look together.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Patrick Ta created her look for the evening, using similar bronzed and iridescent tones seen on her couture gown. Having worked with the Maybelline New York spokesmodel for four years, Patrick drew inspiring from her natural beauty, ultimate creating a flattering look that was both youthful and glamorous.

Using Gigi Hadid’s debut collection with Maybelline, here’s how Patrick created this golden goddess-like look:

SKIN: Starting with a freshly cleansed face, Patrick applied a hydrating facial oil to create a luminous and smooth complexion. It is essential to drench the skin with as much moisture to build a foundation that is both dewy and radiant. He followed with Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Liquid Strobe in Iridescent on the high points of the face, which maximizes the glowing effect on the skin, ultimately looking as though it is lit from within.

FACE: In keeping with the fresh look, Patrick skipped the heaviness of foundation and opted for a lighter look with Gigi Hadid x Maybelline West Coast Glow Tinted Primer in Medium Deep. To sculpt and enhance the face, he applied the bronzer and highlighter from the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Jetsetter Palette, softly contouring the cheeks and mimicking a golden candle-lit glow along the tops of the cheekbones. Using the blush shade from the same Jetsetter palette, Patrick dusted the product onto the cheeks in a soft buffing motion. This diffuses both the color and contour together giving the skin a youthful bronzed finish. To lock in the effortless and dewy look, Patrick recommends misting the face with a setting spray for a lasting luminous finish.

EYES: Using the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline West Coast Warm Eyeshadow Palette, Patrick created a mesmeric look that beautifully framed Gigi’s bright eyes. Beginning with the Monte-Cito shade, he blended the shaded onto the crease of the eyes using Gigi Hadid x Maybelline West Coast Glow Contour Brush. Following with the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Eyeshadow Brush, he saturated the eyelids in the Summer-Land shade and blended it upwards to the crease. To enhance both the upper and lower lash lines, Patrick followed by blending Pacific Coast Highway along both and layering the shade Firehouse atop that. To soften the brown liner-like look, he lightly blended Summer-Land along the lower lash line. Finally, to brighten the eyes, apply the shade Blondie in the inner corners for an eye-opening effect. Finish the eyes by giving the lashes a good curl and coating them twice in Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Fiber Mascara.

BROWS: To achieve that glamorous look of fuller and more defined brows, Patrick applied Maybelline New York Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde along her brows.

LIPS: For the finishing touch to this warm and glamorous look, Patrick chose a universally flattering nude tone. He enhanced the lip shape while providing depth in color with Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Liner in McCall and followed with Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Matte Lipstick in the same shade.

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Liquid Strobe in Iridescent
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline West Coast Glow Tinted Primer in Medium Deep
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Jetsetter Palette
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline West Coast Warm Eyeshadow Palette
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline West Coast Glow Contour Brush
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Eyeshadow Brush
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Fiber Mascara
Maybelline New York Brow Precise Micro Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Liner in McCall
Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast Glam Matte Lipstick in McCall

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