09.12.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot.

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Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Why not treat your sister, friend, colleague, mother to a Charlotte Tilbury gift set.

You will find everything you need to recreate one of the ten Charlotte Tilbury celeb inspire looks. Each coming with a complimentary make-up bag printed with the fabulous lip prints of some of the most iconic women in fashion.

The Ingénue: Inspired by Mia Farrow, Alexa Chung and Kirsten Dunst.

The Golden Goddess: Inspired by Ursula Andress, Elle McPherson, Gisele and Kate Moss.

The Uptown Girl: Inspired by Grace Kelly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton

The Sophisticate: Inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman.

The Rock Chick: Inspired by Brigitte Bardot, Anita Pallenberg, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.

The Dolce Vita: Inspired by Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz and Beyonce Knowles.

The Bombshell: Inspired by Marilyn Moore, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Scarlett Johansson.

The Vintage Vamp: Inspired by Lauren Bacall, Louise Brooks and Rihanna.

The Glamour Muse: Inspired by Jerry Hall, Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Lopez.

The Rebel: Inspired by Debbie Harry, Grace Jones and Lady Gaga.

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04.12.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Karolina Kurkova’s Easy-Looking Rimowa Opening Event Hair

Get The Look Karolina Kurkova's Easy-Looking Rimowa Opening Event Hair

Celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett worked with Karolina Kurkova for the Rimowa opening event on Wednesday in Miami, Florida.

Explaining his beauty inspiration, Bryce said, “Karolina’s Delpozo look was strong yet feminine so we wanted to go with feminine, easy-looking hair. We decided on a very low loose pony.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Bryce blew her hair out with Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice, set it in soft waves and then brushed them out.

He secured the pony with a very small clear elastic band slipped over the hair (not doubled up) so that it just barely held the hair together and sat very low on her shoulders, giving the appearance it was barely secured.

The look was finished with a few drops of Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel through the ends.

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Leonor Greyl ‘Au Lotus’ Volumizing Mousse
Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel

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25.11.14 Beauty, Nails

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Starlight

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Starlight

Earlier this year Christian Louboutin debuted their beauty range with a line of nail polishes, first a signature red shade before launching more colours ranging from bright colours to nude and rich autumn shades.

Those cylinder-shaped polishes started at a budget-friendly £36, but their latest offering, the Rouge Louboutin Starlight, costs a lot more – £495/$675 to be precise.

And here’s why: the Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour has been transformed into a rare exquisite jewel with 1,500 two-tone Strass crystals hand applied with the utmost attention to detail, creating a reflective garment that magnifies the architecture of the faceted glass bottle and extreme height cap, glorifying the iconic red nail colour.

The glimmering Rouge Louboutin is preciously encased in a velvet soft black insert, sitting in a jewellery-like box with a black lacquered finish, showcasing a red reveal. Two leather and Strass flowers borrowed from Fall 2014 ‘Pensamoi’ rest delicately as a decorative accent on the box cover.

Only 1,000 pieces have been made available worldwide due to the intricate handcrafting of the process Rouge Louboutin Starlight.

You can buy the Rouge Louboutin Starlight from Christian Louboutin boutiques and online, Harvey Nichols, Nordstrom and Sephora.

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25.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Kylie Jenner’s AMAs Makeup

2014 American Music Awards - ArrivalsKendall Jenner may be the it-model of the moment, but it’s her little sister Kylie Jenner who also turns heads on the red carpet. The family’s go-to makeup artist, Rob Scheppy, worked with worked with Kylie Jenner for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Her skin was evened out using the Makeup Forever Foundation Palette in Medium. With 11 shades in one kit, this set ensures you’ll receive flawless coverage no matter your complexion. Scheppy added depth to Kylie’s face with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. Makeup Forever Super Matte Loose Powder was applied over foundation to set the look.

The eyes were lightly smoked with Eyeko Me and My Shadow in Chocolate. A shadow that doesn’t crease is a must for long award shows. Scheppy filled Kylie’s brows with Eyeko Brow Liner and locked strands in place with Eyeko Brow Gel. Lashes are key to Kylie’s look, so he added length with Eyeko Lash Wardrobe. The faux corner lashes offer a more natural look than whole strip options. Scheppy finished the eyes with a coat of Eyeko Black Magic Mascara.

For added moisture, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm was smoothed over Kylie’s pout. To create the lip color, which complimented Kylie’s Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress, Scheppy didn’t use lipstick at all. The hue is simply MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy.

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Makeup Forever 11 Foundation Pallette in Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Makeup Forever Super Matte Loose Powder in Translucent Natural
Eyeko Me and My Shadow in Chocolate
Eyeko brow liner
Eyeko Brow Gel
Eyeko Lash Wardrobe
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm

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24.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Elizabeth Banks’ AMAs Makeup

2014 American Music Awards - ArrivalsCelebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles worked with Elizabeth Banks for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Fiona explains her beauty inspiration. “Clean with colour was the inspiration to complement Elizabeth’s dress for the American Music Awards. She looks so great with a strong brow and a bright lip – it’s my favourite way to make her up.”

Here’s how to get the look

She began with Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #023 and Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium/Light. She also used a bit of Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder.

For contour and highlighter, she used Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. To bring out those cheeks she used NARS Sex Machine and Chanel Les Beiges #30 blush.

Fiona said that a little contour gives a modern, sculpted look with just a touch of blush for a subtle flush. Plus it keeps the contour from looking too severe.

On the brows she used Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.

For the eyes, she just used a combination of a powder highlighter and contour instead of eyeshadow (Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder and MAC Lightsweep Highlighter). She likes using taupe because it adds depth without looking like a lot of makeup. It makes the eye colour pop and it doesn’t compete with the rest of the makeup. She used Antonym Eyeliner in Noir, a deep inky black pencil, to line the upper lid right along the lashes and then swiped Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir on top of it to make it even blacker.

Loads of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black were applied on the top and a coat on the bottom to give the eyes a bit of 60s flavour.

For the lips she didn’t want to exactly match the colours in her dress so she mixed an orange and fuchsia to get a custom electric pink that lands in between the red and orange of the dress (Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling).

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Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #023
Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium/Light
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
NARS Sex Machine
Chanel Les Beiges #30
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder
MAC Lightsweep Highlighter
Antonym Eyeliner in Noir
Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling

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18.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot.

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Le Métier de Beauté has achieved cult global status with its results-focused makeup range.

I’m excited that the brand have recently launched their Fashion Eye Collection Palette exclusively on Net-A-Porter.com.

You to customize your look from neutral to dramatic with their eight-colour palette of matte and shimmer shadows. Channel your inner Angelina Jolie with ‘Refresh’ (matte cream) or go for a more intense pigment like ‘Bordeaux’ (a plum shimmer) to escalate you to Kate Moss levels of sexiness.