Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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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Get The Look Julia Roberts' 2014 Golden Globes Glamour Updo

Hairstylist Serge Normant created Julia Robert’s stunning sixties-inspired updo for the Golden Globe Awards. Serge emulated a modern take on a classic Sophia Loren look. Here is how to recreate Julia’s Globes glamour look for yourself.

On wet hair spray Serge Normant meta lush volumizer from roots to tips. Then create a side part low enough to give it more edge.

Blow dry your hair with a medium size brush, giving as much lift on the crown as possible.

Add Serge Normant meta revive dry shampoo, especially on the crown and in the back. It will help create texture and volume. Make sure you brush out all residue, if any.

Using a tail comb, tease hair, emphasizing the crown area and below it. Keeping a sixties-like volume on top, pull hair into a ponytail, tease it, spray it with Serge Normant meta luxe hair spray and wrap it on its base to create a bun. Then secure it with hair pins.

Work all the volume in a flattering way, adding more or less volume and pulling pieces here and there to give it a natural and loose touch. Using the Kerastase Initialise give a little separation and pieceiness on the front sweep – the more dramatic the better. Add more hair spray if necessary.

Julia Roberts Serge Normant

Serge Normant meta lush volumizer
Serge Normant meta revive dry shampoo
Serge Normant meta luxe hair spray and wrap
Kerastase Initialise

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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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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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