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14.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Allison Williams’ 2014 Golden Globes Makeup Look

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsAt the Golden Globes, ‘Girls’ star Allison Williams cemented herself as a red carpet favorite. Her unique black-and-white Alexander McQueen gown was flattering and unique, and her makeup was stunning.

Avon’s Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Anderson created the glam look, and here’s how you can recreate it at home.

On Allison’s face, Lauren applied YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation, and then dusted on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light. She defined her brows with Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer.

For the eyes, Lauren tightlined the upper and lower lids with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black, and then she played up Allison’s blue eyes by creating a smokey eye with Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline, focusing the white shade (number 1) in the inner corners and the light gray (number 2) on the outer corners.

To finish the dramatic eyes, Lauren coated the lashes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara.

On the apples of Allison’s cheeks, Lauren swiped Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal, and to complete the look, she used Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Ripe Rose (this colour will be available for purchase soon).

Allison Williams Makeup Golden Globes

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light
Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer
Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black
Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline
Avon Mega Effects Mascara
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal

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14.01.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Cate Blanchett’s 2014 Golden Globes Romantic Makeup Look

Cate Blanchett's 2014 Golden Globes Romantic Makeup LookCate Blanchett went with classic black with her Armani gown, though her makeup artist, Jeanine Lobell wanted to stay away from the classic red lip when it came to Cate’s pout.

“We didn’t want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown,” says Jeanine. “So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors for dimension.”
Jeanine made what was essentially custom lip color for Cate. She mixed Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Scarlatto and Boudoir. Her trick? She first applied Scarlatto (a raspberry rose) then applied Boudoir (a nude rose) directly over it.

Cate’s matte, even-toned look all began with prep work. Jeanine prepped Cate’s skin with the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. Afterwards, she applied the Lancome Translucence Mattifying Silky Press Powder. She layered the Nars Highlighting Blush in Satellite of Love to highlight Cate’s cheekbones, giving her a beautiful flush.

Using the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition, Jeanine blended the pinky-beige and goldy-beige shades together and dusted them from lid to lash line. She then used the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emervielle for a hint of colour to add dimension without the need for liner. Countless coats of Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custome Volume mascara were used to really make Cate’s lashes pop.

To complete Cate’s look, Jeanine used the Nars Brow Shader and Brow Gel to create a defined, but not-too-harsh brow.

Cate Blanchett Golden Globes Makeup

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Scarlatto and Boudoir
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
Lancome Translucence Mattifying Silky Press Powder
Nars Highlighting Blush in Satellite of Love
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emervielle
Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custome Volume mascara
Nars Brow Shader
Nars Brow Gel

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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.

essie

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.

Amber Heard Golden Globes MakeupAmber Heard Golden Globes Makeup 2

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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