Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Lupity Nyong'o -- SAG Awards Manicure copy

SAG Award winner, Lupita Nyong’o was certainly the bell of that ball at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. While the beautiful star stunned in a teal-blue Gucci gown, it was her copper manicure that was doing most of the sparkling. Deborah Lippmann took her nail expertise to the next level by creating a unique look exclusively from her nail lacquer collection for the featured red carpet starlet.

Starting with a fortified and chip resistant base, Deborah chose to coat nails in her Gel Lab Base Coat. This starter coat not only prolongs a manicure but it protects nails without any harsh gel lights.

For colour, Deborah created a new shade by layering two polishes. For the first color, she opted for a single coat of Swagga Like Us, an oxidized cooper color with a hint of teal. The mirrored chrome finish of the polish served as a festive base for next nail shade.

Deborah followed with one coat of Chain Reaction, a dirty brass glimmer colour. Featured in her latest ‘Rock This Town’ trio collection, the muted shimmer finish of the polish looked especially radiant layered over the previous shade. The blended polished made for a beautifully shimmering copper colour that perfectly complimented her full look.

Finally, to seal the picture perfect manicure, Deborah polished nails in Gel Lab Top Coat.

A fabulous blend that rivaled the lovely metal tones of the SAG Award, this manicure is a must-have look. Would you try this polish blend for your next manicure?

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Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Set (Base & Top Coat)
Deborah Lippmann ‘Swagga Like Us’
Deborah Lippmann ‘Chain Reaction’

Kirsten Dunst -- L'OrealWith a brand new year comes a new set of branded advertising. This year started off with two super exciting announcements by famed hair care brands, L’Oreal Professionnel and Pantene. After much consideration, L’Oreal Professionel has chosen Kirsten Dunst as their first ever spokesperson whereas seasoned supermodel, Gisele Bundchen has signed on as Pantene’s newest ambassador to North America.

In a first for the brand, L’Oreal turned to Hollywood to select their ideal spokesperson. Kirsten Dunst’s perfectly fit the bill as she feels close to the brand and thoroughly appreciates L’Oreal’s stylistic efforts. She recently spoke with Women’s Wear Daily about her thoughts on the evolving brand. “…I admire its commitment to innovation, constantly creating new professional services and products to achieve the most on-trend styles,” says Kirsten.

The radiant star looks stunning in the new campaign in which she sports effortless beach waves, a chocolate smoky eye and bronzed neutral lip. Kirsten’s signature blonde locks and striking looks were previously seen in various advertisements for Bulgari when she appeared as the face for their Mon Jasmin Noir Fragrance in 2011.

Aiming for another notable blonde, Pantene is excited to feature Gisele’s highly covetable blonde tousled locks as their North American Ambassador. Having been the ultimate hair inspiration to many girls, the Brazilian beauty’s impeccably waved hair can now be achieved by the masses. Kevin Crociata, Marketing Director of North American Hair Care at Procter & Gamble noted the qualities that make Gisele both an ideal ambassador and phenomenal person overall. “We want to celebrate Gisele not only for her beauty, but also her genuine passion to empower women to be their best selves,” says Kevin, “she is truly a woman who has it all – not only does she have one of the most iconic heads of hair in the beauty world but she is also a true role model with a huge heart.”

We can’t wait for the upcoming hair looks these blond beauties will be sporting in upcoming campaigns.

Credit: L’Oreal

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Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" - Red CarpetCelebrity makeup artist Kate Lee created Keira Knightley’s smouldering smudged-eye look for the ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ LA premiere yesterday evening.

Here is how she created Keira’s look.

Considering Keira wore a navy Chanel dress with white details, Kate wanted to keep her looking more of the moment, and so she went for a creamy navy smudged eye.

As Keira had just got off the plane a few hours earlier, Kate prepped the skin with Chanel Hydra Beauty to hydrate and give a great base for a natural-looking complexion. Kate then used Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 20 Beige to give a nice uniform glow. On the eye she started out by lining the inside of the upper and lower lash lines with Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Marine.

Next she reached for Chanel Illusion d’ Ombre Apparition, which is a beautiful shimmering navy, to melt away the lines and give a soft effect. To finish off the eyes, she curled the lashes and gave them one coat of Chanel Inimitable Noir Mascara.

On the cheeks, for definition and a nude blush she used Chanel le Blush Creme de Chanel Cheeky (Summer 2014 Collection).

To finish, Kate used Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle for a natural blushing lip.

keira Chanel Makeup

Chanel Hydra Beauty
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 20 Beige
Chanel Illusion d’ Ombre Apparition
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Marine
Chanel Inimitable Noir Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle
Credit: Courtesy of Chanel

Vanity Fair 5th Anniversary Party In MadridYou no longer need to do the duck lip pose in your selfies in order to get high cheekbones.

We’ve got the lowdown on how you can recreate the envied jawline of Nieves Alvarez with a few simple tools. The key to achieving a structured look is to enhance the shadows and play up areas where the light naturally hits your face.

Start by choosing a contouring shade that is two shades darker than your complexion.  This will give you the coveted shadow of a high cheekbone. According to Jennifer Jane, Celebrity Makeup Artist who has worked with the Best Dressed International Star, the key to a sleeker jawline is to remember less is more.

Piling on the product and forgetting to properly blend can leave your face looking dirty. So, as Jane says, “Blend, blend, blend until all edges have disappeared.” In addition to blending, the right tools are essential to a sculpted look. Use an angled brush such as the Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush to perfect your application.

After you’ve exaggerated the hollowed area, it’s time to highlight. Pick a shade slightly lighter than your normal foundation to brighten the area right above your blush. A radiant product, such as the Illuminator by Nars, will dramatically intensify the reflection of light, making cheeks pop.

Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush

Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Contour Brush
Illuminator by Nars

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Nail Trends Spotting Chic White Manicures

White nails were first spotted on the runway at Nanette Lepore’s Spring 2014 runway show. Now chic red carpet regulars have recently been seen dressing their nails in this pristine shade and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Most recently, Kristen Wiig was seen sporting an ultimate white manicure to the ‘Spoils of Babylon’ film premiere. Whether it’s intense, opaque whites or creamy blends, here are some tips to sport this clean shade all season long.

Nail Styles: If you’re feeling a bit edgy, try pairing white polishes on longer squared tipped nails, like the stylish Kylie Jenner did on the red carpet at various events. A manicure in a richly opaque blend of white, like Essie’s Blanc, offers a fresh approach to the otherwise simple shade. Take a note from ‘Revenge’ star, Ashley Madekwe and keep the look elegant with rounded edges and a creamy, slightly translucent white polish, like O.P.I polish in Alpine Snow.

Polish Finishes: Another fantastically fashionable way to update the white manicure is choosing a polish in an expected finish. For a slightly glamorous touch, try polishing your nails in a white with a sheen finish, like Deborah Lippmann’s ‘Silks’ Nail lacquer in Pseudo Silk Kimono. Dressing your nails in a white shimmery, pearlescent finish makes white nails look a bit more luxe. If you desire a more high fashion look, try a white polish in a matte finish. Snag a bottle of Jin Soon’s Matte Maker and layer over your favorite white (or any colour) for a modern matte look.

White Polish

Essie ‘Blanc’
O.P.I ‘Alpine Snow’
Deborah Lippmann ‘Pseudo Silk Kimono’
Jin Soon Matte Maker

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