Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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

Credit: Getty

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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Get the Look Nina Dobrev’s ‘Knot-Hawk’ at the People’s Choice Awards

Periodically, at award shows, a star brings a stunning makeup look or hair style to the red carpet that becomes the talk of the beauty world. At the People’s Choice Awards, the star that created the buzz was Nina Dobrev, and the look was her unique ‘knot-hawk’, which was created by hairstylist and Nine Zero One Salon Co-owner Riawna Capri.

I jumped on the phone with Riawna and got all the details about how she created Nina’s chic-but-fierce style, and the good news is it’s surprisingly easy to achieve!

Riawna is a personal friend of Nina’s, and the pair had just finished a 16-day vacation to Australia, during which Riawna said she was inspired by how Nina’s hair looked after getting out of the ocean. So to recreate that textured ocean hair, first Riawna sprayed KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray all over Nina’s hair, and then let it air dry.

Once the hair was dry, Riawna made four mini ponytails starting at the nape of the neck and then moving up two inches for each one, with the fourth pony at the top of the crown. She left the hair on the very top of the head loose.

Next, Riawna took the lowest ponytail, split it in two pieces, and tied a knot–”Just like when you’re tying your shoes,” says Riawna. She tied knot after knot until she was at the end of the hair, and then wrapped the ends around the knot and pinned it.

She then repeated this process on the remaining three ponytails. “Since there is more hair as you move up the head, the knots were just naturally bigger as they got higher, so it naturally created more volume as I moved up the head,” says Riawna.

Then Riawna took the top, loose section of hair and curled random pieces before pulling it loosely back toward the knotted section and pinning pieces into place.

“The key is not to pull the knots too tight, so you get plenty of body,” shares Riawna.

Finally, she sprayed the finished look with KMS California Hair Stay Maximum Hold Spray to make sure the look stayed in place all night.

And when you recreate this look, don’t forget to give create where credit is due: ”Nina came up with the name knot-hawk,” says Riawna.

KMS

KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray
KMS California Hair Stay Maximum Hold Spray

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Sandra BullockThis past weekend, Sandra Bullock wowed all at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in a fresh-faced, rosy beauty look that has me itching for spring. Although this bubbly pink combination might feel a little too young, Sandra’s look reads more mature with a subtle smoky eye and sleek hair. Here are some simple tips to achieve this rosy, updated look.

Eyes: Sandra opted for a sultry bronze smoky eye look. To achieve this softly dramatic look, try Lancome’s Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Bronze Amour. Apply the medium brown shade from the lash line to the crease, softly blending color onto the lid. The must-have makeup artist tip to open up eyes with color is to place a light shimmery champagne shade around the tear duct, as Sandra did with this look. Pick up the lightest shade in the palette and apply accordingly. Pack a liner brush with the shimmery dark chocolate shade and apply to the top and lower lash line. Finally, coat lashes with the luxurious Smokey Extravagant Mascara by Make Up For Ever. The tapered edge of the wand allows you to coat every lash.

Face: The star of Sandra’s pink beauty look is her masterfully blended rosy blush. Make sure not to pick up a shade that is too pink, as that can be too youthful and out of place. To take the guesswork out of picking, celebrity makeup superstar, Edward Bess has created a blush that mimics a natural flushed look with a touch of color. His Blush Extraordinaire comes in three flattering colors which makes choosing the perfect pink tone effortless. Pack some color on to a fluffy blush brush, pat on your hand to remove the intensity on the brush and softly apply to the apples of your cheek, blending outwards.

Lips: Sandra’s pink lipstick made her lips appear pillow soft. To get this look yourself, try a lipstick in a creamy blend like YSL’s Rouge Voupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in 9 Caress Pink. The muted pink tone provides the ideal pink shade that compliments this rosy look well.

Will you dare to try this soft spring look?

Sandra Bullock Rosy makeup

Lancome’s Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Bronze Amour
Smokey Extravagant Mascara by Make Up For Ever
Edward Bess Blush Extraordinaire
YSL’s Rouge Voupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in 9 Caress Pink

Credit: Getty

2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala - Inside ArrivalsAt the 2014 National Board of Review Awards Gala on Tuesday, French actress Lea Seydoux stunned with a moody makeup look quite different from what we are typically seeing on the red carpet right now–Understated brows and no mascara–and the look is divine.

Makeup artist Jake Bailey was inspired by the rich colors in Lea’s attire to create a bold jewel-toned lip and subtle gilded eyes.

First, he prepped her face with Sjal Skincare Cela Intuitif Light Cellular Renewal Crème and her lips with By Terry Baume de Rose. Once everything was moisturized, Jake then buffed a small amount of Estée Lauer Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup all over Lea’s face and neck.

Then he set to work on the eyes. Jake used the NARS Balthazar Duo Eyeshadow and focused the gold shade (left) on the inner corners of the eyes, and then used the saffron colour (right) on the middle of the lid and in the crease. Then he took the green shade (left) in the NARS Blade Runner Duo Eyeshadow and applied it to the upper and lower outer corners of the eyes and in the crease for added depth and to pick up the emerald green of her blouse.

Jake left Lea’s brows completely natural–almost unheard of for a red carpet appearance–particularly right now–and simply set them in place using clear brow gel.

On her cheeks, Jake used Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light and mixed equal parts of both shades to create a “glowy, bronzy cream blush” and then blended it onto the cheeks and lightly across the hairline and temples.

Finally, for the bold lips, Jake used Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Wine all over the entire lip and then added a touch more of the By Terry Baume De Rose for some shine.

The result is a look that offers a stunning, understated drama. Perfection.

Lea

Sjal Skincare Cela Intuitif Light Cellular Renewal Crème
By Terry Baume De Rose
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup
NARS Balthazar Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Blade Runner Duo Eyeshadow
Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Wine

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Hair Trend Spotting People’s Choice Awards Relaxed Waves

Many of the beauty and hair looks at last night’s People’s Choice Awards were effortless and unfussy. Wildly trending on the red carpet was relaxed waves. This toned down yet impeccably chic look paired well with glamorous dresses served as a fresh pairing usually reserved for more low-key events. While Naya Rivera debuted new blonde tresses, she too sported this waved look alongside Sandra Bullock and Malin Akerman. Whether you’re blonde or brunette, here are some professional tips to achieving this celebrity hairstyle.

Prep: Maintaining hair’s shape and look throughout long award presentations is essential in red carpet beauty. Before styling make sure to prep hair with an extender that will offer lasting results. Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender is an ideal product that will not only maintain the hairstyle longer but it reduces the need for touch-up and provides a delayed need for shampooing. After that is thoroughly applied, make sure to protect hair with a strong heat protectant like ghd’s Heat Protect Spray.

Style: After hair is blown out, it’s time to add effortless waves. Part hair in even sections and clip away hair that is not being styled. Depending on your desired look, take a one to one and a half inch curling iron or wand and gently wrap hair around, concentrating below the roots.

Finish: After hair is curled, finger comb curls to loosen to achieve nice waves. For a more polished and smooth look, work a small portion of Drybar’s The Chaser shine pomade onto the ends of hair to prevent frizz and pesky flyaways. Finally, spray with Bumble & Bumble’s Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish hairspray for a lasting hairstyle without heaviness and sticky residue.

Hair Trend Spotting People’s Choice Awards Relaxed Waves 2

Living Proof Prime Style Extender
ghd Heat Protect Spray
Drybar The Chaser Shine Pomade
Bumble & Bumble’s Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish Hairspray

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