29.08.14 Beauty, Nails

Get The Look: Kelly Rowland’s MTV Video Music Awards Mani

Get The Look Kelly Rowland’s MTV Video Music Awards Mani

It’s obvious to see that Kelly Rowland is having fun with her pregnancy when she took to the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. I love how her artsy nails complemented her braided halo and sparkling Kaufmanfranco gown.

Celebrity manicurist, Sarah Bland-Barbuto, who has worked with Kelly on several occasions, created a design for Kelly called the half-moon mani.

A small area of the nail around the cuticle is lined in one color and it resembles the shape of a half moon. The glitter that is used is from Sarah’s own line Artiglio. The glitter is cosmetic grade glitter that is specifically made for use in manicures.

Sarah says to start with the gold polish first. She used Nail Labo Presto Gel #155 on Kelly.

Follow by applying the nude Nail Labo Presto Gel #63 with a round brush. The gel polish prevents chips and will help prolong the life your manicure.

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28.08.14 Beauty, Skincare

Get The Look: Emmy Awards Red Carpet Ready Skin

Emmys Skin

Hair and makeup artists aren’t the only experts who make sure celebrities are ready for the cameras during award shows. Their dermatologists also play a big role in prepping for red carpet appearances.

Harold A. Lancer, MD FAAD is a favorite amongst celebs and it’s clear to see why. His procedures and products have been used on Hollywood’s most famous faces and bodies. At this year’s Emmy Awards two of the many celebs he worked with were Sofia Vergara, and Julianna Margulies. With his help the ladies were picture perfect for the evening.

Sofia Vergara prepped her skin for the red carpet with the Venus Concept Legacy treatment. It’s a non-surgical body contouring, cellulite reduction, and skin tightening remedy. There are three different types of Venus Treatments the Swan, Freeze, Legacy. Each treatment works with, “Multi-polar radio frequencies which cause a thermal reaction that stimulates the body’s natural healing response.” The fast result make it a celebrity fave before important events.

The secret to Julianna Margulies’ skin starts with Dr. Lancer’s three-step method: polish, cleanse, and nourish. The Method focuses on the dermis and allows the skin to repair itself. Most skincare routines recommend that you exfoliate the skin last, but Dr. Lancer’s process is reversed, as he believes that products will work more effectively if the skin is first exfoliated.

Sounds like the beginning of a flawless selfie.

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27.08.14 Beauty, Makeup

Emmy Awards Beauty Trend Spotting: The New Nude Lip

Emmy Awards Beauty Trend Spotting The New Nude Lip

This isn’t the traditional nude that camouflages your lips, making them unnoticeable. The new nude lips actually accentuate the natural tones of your skin allowing lips to pop in the subtlest way. Take cue from Julia Roberts, Kerry Washington, Lizzy Caplan, and Natalie Dorimer who were amongst the many celebs that flaunted the updated au naturel trend on the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Carole Gonzalez balanced Kerry Washington’s navy smokey eye with an updated nude lip. Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel was used to make her neutral pout pop. The shimmering shade provides sheer wash of color and is ideal for complexions with warm undertones. When choosing a nude it’s important to pay attention to your skin’s undertones.

Los Angeles based celebrity makeup artist, Jake Bailey played up the flesh tones on Natalie Dorimer. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide- On Lip Pencil in Naked was used to line her lips. You can even make more room in your clutch and leave this one at home. This waterproof liner will get you through the entire evening. It also doubles as a primer to prep lips for lipstick or a gloss.

Bailey topped off Dorimer’s look with L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance. This shade works well on those who have cool undertones and it won’t leave lips feeling dry like other stains.

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Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide- On Lip Pencil in Naked
L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance

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26.08.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Lorde’s MTV Video Music Awards Bold Waves

Always one to make a statement, award-winner singer, Lorde sported a beautifully bold waved hairstyle at MTV Video Music Awards (August 24th).

Celebrity hairstylist, Andy LeCompte drew inspiration from Jerry Hall’s signature waved tresses and developed a look that perfectly topped off Lorde’s look of the evening.

It was essential that the hairstyle look elegant and touchable while retaining its sheen long after its initial styling. This touchable and glamorous hairstyle can easily be recreated by following these simple tips:

Prep: Staring with clean, freshly washed hair was a must. Andy washed and conditioned Lorde’s hair using Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner.

Styling (blowout): Once hair was thoroughly washed, Andy prepped her hair with Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray. He applied the product while the hair was still damp to insure the perfect base for heat styling. He followed by blow drying the hair using a large ceramic brush to create natural and smooth volume.

Styling (wave): To create the classic Jerry Hall look, Andy parted Lorde’s hair in a deep side part and curled the hair with an 1 ½ inch ceramic curling iron. Starting from the base all the way to the crown of the hair, Andy created long loose waves.

Setting: To get that impeccable shine, he applied 2-3 pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir and warmed it up between his palms. He gently ran the product through the curls to neatly define the waves and lock in the sheen.

Finish: Andy added a final finishing touch to the hair by lightly misting the waves with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray. Not only does this tame any pesky flyaways but hair looks healthy and touchable long after the first spay.

Try your hand at this chic hairstyle and you’ll surely fell like a royal all evening.

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Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir
Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

26.08.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Natalie Dormer’s Emmy Award Defined Eyes

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsCelebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey created Natalie Dormer’s beauty look for the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Talking about his beauty inspiration, Jake said “The focus of Natalie’s look was most definitely her eyes. She has such gorgeous blue almond-shaped eyes and I really wanted to showcase them.”

Here’s how to get the look.

When doing this much eye makeup, Jake always begins with the eyes so that any eyeshadow that falls on the face during application can be cleaned up afterwards, before applying foundation or blush.

He began by lining her top lash line with Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion and blending it softly with his fingertip. Then he applied a warm shimmery brown shade, Lancome Color Design Shadow in Pose, all over her lids and into the crease. He lined her lower lash line with Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Smog, blending it with his fingertip to soften. Then he applied a pair of mink lashes from Velour called ‘Are Those Real?’ and coated them with Urban Decay Mascara in Perversion.

Once the eyes were finished, Jake buffed a small amount of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Creamy Vanilla over her skin using a soft flat-tipped kabuki brush.

Warming her cheeks using a combo of equal parts Le Blush Crème de Chanel blush in Affinite and NARS Luminizer in Copacabana, he mixed the two on the back of his hand to create a custom glowy blush.

He then dusted her face with a touch of Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder in Ivory. Once powdered he used NARS Contour Blush in Olympia to accentuate her cheekbones by blending a small amount into the hollows of her cheeks.

Jake finished the look by lining her lips with Urban Decay 24/7 lip liner in Naked and topping it with L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion
Lancome Color Design Shadow in Pose
Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Smog
Velour Are Those Real? Lashes
Urban Decay Mascara in Perversion
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Creamy Vanilla
Le Blush Creme de Chanel blush in Affinite
NARS Luminizer in Copacabana
Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder in Ivory
NARS Contour Blush in Olympia
Urban Decay 24/7 lip liner in Naked
L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance

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26.08.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Alexandra Daddario’s Movie Star Glamour Emmy Awards Makeup

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsCelebrity makeup artist Lottie created Alexandra Daddario’s beauty look for her stunning Reem Acra gown at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Lottie explains her inspiration: “Alexandra wanted 40s movie star glamour so we went with a classic beauty look.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Lottie started off by prepped Alexandra’s skin with Caudalie Beauty Elixir and Moisture Sorbet.

She then used Hourglass Immaculate Foundation and Chanel Les Beiges Multi-Colour Powder. For contour, she used Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.

On her cheeks, she used Tom Ford Pink Frenzy Powder Blush.

On Alexandra’s eyes, she used Dior 5 Colour Palette #754 Rosy Tan and Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes, with Tom Ford Brow Definer in Chestnut applied to her brows.

On her lips, Lottie used Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil #8C and Aqua Rouge #8.

Finally, she used a bit of Prtty Peaushun on her body.

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Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Caudalie Moisture Sorbet
Hourglass Immaculate Foundation
Chanel Les Beiges Multi-Colour Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Tom Ford Pink Frenzy Powder Blush
Dior 5 Colour Palette #754 Rosy Tan
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Tom Ford Brow Definer in Chestnut
Make Up For Ever Aqua LipPpencil #8C
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #8
Prtty Peaushun

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