Red Carpet Fashion Awards

86th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsKate Hudson looked divine while taking to the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars in Atelier Versace on Sunday.

Inspired by both Veronica Lake and Jerry Hall, celeb hairstylist Chris McMillan created a gorgeous, 1940s look. He started with using Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender to seal Kate’s hair and protect it from frizzing in the rain. “[It] was our most important tool for creating a look that would last the whole night.”

He applied this to wet hair and began blow-drying it with a round brush. He gave Kate a deep side part for “a touch of glamour” and used the Living Proof Satin Hair Serum just on the ends for sheen.

To give the ends more bounce, he used a 1-inch curling iron throughout and then brushed through with the Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush.

To keep it all together, he spritzed Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray all over.

Kate Hudson

Living Proof Prime Style Extender
Living Proof Satin Hair Serum
Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush
Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray

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London Fashion Week Beauty Trend Easy, Effortless Hair

Amid the intricate updos and ornate styles, there was a beauty trend we all could appreciate: uncomplicated, ‘day-two’ tresses. There’s nothing more annoying than spending over an hour fussing over your hair in the morning, but judging by these simple hair looks, the fall season might just be kind to your hair (and your time).

At Christopher Kane, models sported shiny, textured locks. Guido Palau comments that Kane wanted “the girls to look how they look”, which meant as natural as possible. Using Redken Shine Flash, he applied through the hair for glossiness and a somewhat undone, bedhead look. Then, he made a sharp center part and tucked some pieces behind the ears.

Burberry sported a similar look, but hair master Neil Moodie focused more on the natural wave of the hair, using Bumble and Bumble Tonic and a curling iron, which resulted in a styled, but not-too-styled appearance.

Center parts also made an appearance at Topshop Unique, where hairstylist Anthony Turner created sleek, straight strands. He applied L’Oreal Mythic Oil to the ends to truly make them shine. The best part? He gave each model’s mane a quick ruffle before they walked out as if they “had been up to something naughty”.

London Fashion Week Beauty Trend

Redken Shine Flash
Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion
L’Oreal Mythic Oil

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New York Fashion Week Beauty Trend Fresh, Dewy Skin

There’s nothing better than clear, fresh-looking skin–and we saw exactly that during fashion week. From subtly sculpted cheeks to the perfect placement of highlighter, this look is not only wearable, but it’s totally easy to imitate.

The look at Diane von Furstenberg was ballerina chic. Makeup artist James Kaliardos focused on the contouring of the models’ cheeks by using different shades of concealer. He widened their eyes with a nude liner just on the waterline and topped off the lids with a creamy gray shade and a mauve lip hue for additional sheen. Finishing off with coats of mascara, he truly made the models look as if they were ready for their final bow.

Diane Kendal, for Prabal Gurung, skipped powder to keep a dewy finish for her look. She started with MAC Cosmetics Face and Body foundation as a base and then layered on a rosy cream blush, for the ultimate “flushed” appearance. Brows were brushed up, for a touch of unruly youth. Kendal wanted very little color in the lips, so she applied just a hint of foundation to tone down color.

Rag & Bone also debuted highlighted features and clean skin, but with a twist. Makeup artist Gucci Westman was inspired by Katharine Hepburn and created a contrasting, thick line of black liner that flicked into a wing at the ends. He used pointed Q-tips to clean up the liner shape, making it look really graphic.

Rose and apricot were the shade combo that Tom Pecheux used on models’ cheeks at the Ralph Lauren show. His trick to perfectly flushed apples? Instead of swiping the brush onto the skin, he pushes it in. “Otherwise it just sits on top,” he explained. The top lashes were given generous coats of Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara in black, and the bottom in brown.

NYFW beauty

tarte lights, camera, lashes™ inner rim brightener
M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara

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Beauty Trend Spotting 60’s Inspired Makeup

You may find it difficult to modernize bell-bottoms or a crushed velvet blazer, but with a perfectly winged eye and a naturally pale lip, anyone can channel the beauty trends of the 1960’s. Stars such as Kelly Rowland, Zoey Deutch, Mélanie Laurent, and Bella Thorne have all went retro during their recent red carpet appearances. Here’s how to make the trend your own in a few easy steps.

After completing your usual foundation routine, line upper lashes using black gel eyeliner. Celebrity makeup artists love the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. The creamy texture gives you more control for creating straight lines and tend to stay put longer, minimizing smudging. As you work your way to the outer corners drag the fine tip brush lightly upward to create the winged effect. Continue this motion working slightly over the line you’ve created until you get the desired thickness. No 60’s look is complete without intense lashes, so get Twiggy with it and layer on the mascara.

The trick to flawless lips is exfoliation. The pros tackle chapped lips by dabbing their finger in oil and sugar to create a natural scrub. Once your canvas is smooth pat on liquid foundation to even discoloration. Choosing the perfect nude can be a daunting task, but just remember these key things when picking the right shade. Light complexions should opt for nudes with a peach base, as they add warmth to your face. Nudes on the rosy side help to illuminate olive or medium toned skin and a hint of gold makes darker skin glow. Mirror Brigitte Bardot’s creamy lips with NYX Butter Gloss, which has a shade for every complexion.

60s

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
NYX Butter Gloss

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Beauty Trend Spotting Bold Brows

If the eyes are the windows to the soul then your brows are the window treatments. The way you style your eyebrows is just as important as the way you wear your hair. Celebs such as Keira Knightley , Rita Ora, Janelle Monae, and Lily Collins are boycotting the overly plucked look and are rocking standout brows. You can make a statement with your eyebrows as well by following a few simple steps.

Although this trend is all about embracing a thicker shape, brows should be bold not messy, so you’ll need to tweeze any stray strands. Before you pick up the tweezers start by moisturizing your brows. This softens the hair, which will eliminate some of the sting. Your usual facial moisturizer will get the job done, such as Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

Now it’s time to fill in any sparse areas. Pencils can create a waxy residue that leaves eyebrows looking like an art project. Instead, opt for a powder that matches your brow natural color and an angular brush to create hair-like strokes. Focus the pigment on the ends of your brows and fade the color as you work way inward. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes has multiple shades and the right tools to get the job done.

Next, tidy things up using a concealer. Go one shade lighter underneath your brows and the same shade as your complexion on the top. Complete your look with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, which gives you two shades of concealer.

Finally, lock hairs in place using a clear brow gel. Try Ulta Eye Brow Gel to lock your bold brows in place.

Do you think bold brows are here to stay, or a fad that will be gone tomorrow?

Brows

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Ulta Eye Brow Gel

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L’Oreal Paris is rolling out their new Volume Filler range for fine, thin hair ad campaign which features their latest ambassador Blake Lively.

In the ad, which waxes lyrical about how the shampoo range, made with Filloxane, increases the diameter of your hair, Blake wears a sexy black keyhole dress and her wedding ring.

The ad ends with the famous line, ‘You’re Worth It”.

Hair Trend Spotting Chic Bobs

Bobs have been extremely popular in Hollywood for quite a few months now, and never has that been more apparent than at Tuesday’s Stand Up For Cancer event, when everyone from host Reese Witherspoon to attendees Emma Roberts, Lily Collins and Jessica Alba arrived with their own version of the season’s hottest hairstyle.

The best part is how truly versatile this chic cut can be. To get Reese’s slightly messy-with-bangs version, use a texturizing product such as Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist, and create subtle waves with a curling wand, such as Conair Infiniti Curling Wand Styler.

For Emma’s sleek and smooth version, blow dry with a paddle brush, and use a glossing product like John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist.

And to get Lily’s smooth on top, but messy on the bottom look, combine the two techniques: Keep the top smooth, but add a texturizing product from half way down the shaft to the ends of the hair, and then after creating waves, comb through them with a wide-tooth comb to give the hair a slightly ‘undone’ look. Finish it off with a flexible hold hairspray.

chic bobs

Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist
Conair Infiniti Curling Wand Styler
John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray

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