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14.01.14 Beauty, Nails

Nail Trend Spotting: 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Nail Trend Spotting 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Dark polishes made their appearance during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. And with manicures getting more and more coverage (hello, mani cams), nails are becoming a trend all on their own.

Taylor Schilling donned Essie’s Berry Naughty, a beautiful oxblood shade. Celebrity manicurist, Beth Fricke, wanted a color that would look gorgeous against her dark, kelly-green gown.

Celebrity manicurist Christina Aviles decided on a deep red to stand out against Jessica Chastain’s dark dress. Essie’s Poor Li’l Rich Girl was the perfect shade to complement.

Michelle Saunders, celebrity manicurist for Kate Beckinsale, went with what she thought was a bold choice for the red carpet. “But she pulled it off flawlessly,” says Michelle. The colour?

Essie’s Licorice, which gave off the effect of patent leather–the perfect addition to her metallic gown.

Have you been sporting the dark nail trend? If not, you’ve still a few weeks left before lights and pastels start making their rounds for spring.

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Essie Berry Naughty
Essie Poor Li’l Rich Girl
Essie Licorice

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14.01.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kate Beckinsale’s 2014 Golden Globes Punk-Inspired Hair Do

Get The Look Kate Beckinsale's 2014 Golden Globes Punk-Inspired Hair Do

Kate Beckinsale brought a gorgeous edge to the Golden Globes – not only in her metallic Zuhair Murad gown, but with her messy side chignon.

What inspired the hair look? “With her wholesome, English rose good looks, Kate can get away with quite a bit of edginess in her hairstyle, so we went with a punk-inspired diva look that’s a bit different from her usual soft flowing waves,” says Sascha Breuer, celebrity hair stylist.

Sascha started by spraying Moroccanoil Root Boost directly onto her damp roots, which quickly adds body, movement, and flexible hold. He used a skeleton brush at first while blow drying, but switched between the brush and his fingers to add texture and more volume. Once her hair was 100% dry, he separated the crown and clipped the top section away.

Focusing on the bottom section, he secured it into a low, side ponytail with an elastic, then coiled it into a bun. He made sure to keep the look imperfect and tugged a few strands out of the bun, causing some tendrils to fall out. He secured with bobby pins then moved back to the top section. Before doing anything, he backcombed the roots with the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush for bigger volume and a naturally untidy texture. He then secured this section into the existing loose bun with more bobby pins.

Sascha completed Kate’s look with some shine and hold with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. His finishing touch tip? Spritz some hairspray onto your fingertips and fuss over single strands to really define them.

Kate Beckinale

Moroccanoil Root Boost
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

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14.01.14 Beauty, Hair

Golden Globes Hair Trend Spotting: Deep Side Parts

Golden Globes Hair Trend Spotting Deep Side Parts

While plenty of different beauty looks were seen on the red carpet at Sunday’s Golden Globe awards, there was one major trend we spotted on the stars: deep side parts. Whether the hair was left down or pulled into a ponytail or updo, the deep side part was definitely the look to have.

Sandra Bullock’s hair was given a deep side part before being pulled into a relaxed side ponytail, and Emma Watson’s hair was sleeked into a side part before being wrapped into a messy-but-chic chignon.

A deep part was the foundation of Cate Blanchett’s retro-inspired faux-bob, and Kerry Washington’s hair was given a side part before being coiffed into shiny, loose waves.

Other stars who wore the trend include Reese Witherspoon, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Margot Robbie, Kaley Cuoco and Sarah Paulson.

To get the look at home, use a rat tail comb to get a precise line. Then, if you want a voluminous final look, apply a soft hold mousse, like Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse and for a sleek final ‘do, go for a shine serum like Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Polishing Serum.

Hair Trend Spotting Deep Side Parts

Black Diamond Rattail Comb
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Polishing Serum

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13.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Amber Heard at The Golden Globes

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.

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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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10.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Jessica Alba’s Luminous People’s Choice Awards Makeup

Jessica Alba People Choice Awards MakeupThough her white, form-fitting Jason Wu dress was definitely a stunner, Jessica Alba’s gorgeous, bright skin and subtle smoky eye was definitely swoon-worthy. The unpretentious look paired with sleek hair parted down the middle, Jessica’s look gives minimalistic a totally new meaning.

Makeup artist Monika Blunder was inspired by Jason Wu’s Spring 2014 runway show, which featured clean, understated makeup looks.

For Jessica’s look, Monika started with Lancome Teint Visionnaire, smoothing out the canvas for flawless skin. She then followed up with Naked Flushed by Urban Decay and created dimension along the cheekbones and outer perimeters of the face. Next was a dusting of Lancome Blush Subtil Palette in Menage A Trois Glow, a rosy mauve coupled with a pale pink highlighter for extra radiance.

For Jessica’s eyes, Monika kept the look neutral with Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-On 5 Shadow and Liner Palette in Taupe Crauze. She blended a bit of the soft peach all over the lids to really brighten the eyes and added a hint of glitter to amp up the glam factor. Jessica’s eyes were lined with the Lancome Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond for definition.

Her lashes were then sculpted with generous coats of Lancome Definicils Mascara.

Monika finished off the look with a swipe of Lancome Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Fall in Rose, a dazzling pink to really make her lips pop.

The end factor? A beautiful, dewy face and immaculately defined eyes–the perfect compliment to the perfect dress!

Get The Look Jessica Alba’s Luminous People's Choice Awards Makeup

Lancome Teint Visionnaire
Naked Flushed by Urban Decay
Lancome Blush Subtil Palette in Menage A Trois Glow
Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-On 5 Shadow and Liner Palette in Taupe Crauze
Lancome Artliner 24H Eyeliner in Black Diamond
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Lancome Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Fall in Rose

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