Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Miranda Lambert ACM MakeupMiranda Lambert was truly the one to watch at the 49th Annual Academy Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Her Randi Rahm gown did sparkle, but it was her beautiful skin that really lit up the red carpet. You too can get the Miranda glow by following just a few steps.

The key to glowing skin is to start with healthy skin. Celebrity makeup artist, Karolina Kangas, took care of Miranda’s already gorgeous skin using Dermalogica’s Age Smart line.

The products are a favourite for red carpet skin as they fight off visible signs of aging before they even begin.

The Multivitamin Power Serum was smoothed over Miranda’s skin for a capsulated dose of Vitamins A, C, and E, which together help to firm and smooth the tissues.

Next, Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer was liberally applied to boost luminosity and radiance.

Following the skin care, Kangas, applied Chanel Cosmetics to further illuminate the skin.

The Lift Lumière Foundation combined with the Concealer Correcteur Perfection create an even canvas and the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour’s versatility brightens and bronzes skin perfecting Miranda’s red carpet glow.

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Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum
Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer
Chanel Lift Lumière Foundation
Chanel Concealer Correcteur Perfection
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour
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Lupita Nyong’o for Lancôme

Following an epic red carpet run during awards season, which saw the actress experiment with a wide array of lips colours and eye shadows thanks to her makeup artist Nick Barose, I knew it would only be a matter of time before Lupita Nyong’o was scooped up by a beauty brand.

The Oscar winner has been snapped up by French giant Lancôme, joining Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Lily Collins as a celebrity ambassador for the brand this September.

Of her new appointment, the ambassadress said “I am particularly proud to represent [Lancôme’s] unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Lupita will be the first woman of colour to represent the French brand since Dominican model Arlenis Sosa in 2008.

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Beauty Trend Spotting The Perfect Pink Lip

Spring usually comes in the form of florals or soft pastels, but this season, it’s all about the hot, poppy pink lip.

We’ve been seeing this flash of flush all over the red carpet-Shailene Woodley, Margot Robbie, Caitlin FitzGerald, Kaley Cuoco, Debby Ryan and Lea Michele have all been donning the gorgeous shade.

For a seriously bold look, go for a semi-matte lipstick, like the NARS Lipstick in Schiap. But first, prime your lips with a waterproof lip liner, like the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip. This will make your lipstick truly budge-proof. After applying the lipstick, you can opt to add just a bit of gloss in the center of your lips for fullness.

To go a bit sheerer, a lip lacquer is the perfect product. It marries the beautiful pigment of a lipstick as well as the dewy finish of a gloss. Try the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Coril Fauve, a lovely, shiny pink. Plus, the gloss is super lightweight, so you won’t feel that icky greasy residue on your pout.

Just want a hint of pink tint? A lip stain is as subtle as it gets! We love Benefit Benetint (you can also use this as blush!) for the ultimate rosy-colored lip look. You can be as heavy-handed or light-handed as you’d like.

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NARS Lipstick in Schiap
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Coril Fauve
Benefit Benetint

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2014 PaleyFest - "Mad Men"Jessica Pare’s ethereal waves were styled by LA based hairstylist, Marcus Francis for the PaleyFest 2014 Honouring ‘Mad Men’ event.

Here are his tips on how this classic look can easily be created at home with the same steps and products used on Pare.

Francis says, “On damp hair, mist roots with Suave Volumizing Root Boost Spray.

Once combed through, apply several pumps of Suave Natural Infusion Leave-In Foam, focusing on the mid shaft and ends.” This will add body to tresses and leaves curls feeling soft and weightless.

Francis recommends that you dry hair and smooth strands with a medium size round brush.

“Make a deep side part and using a 3/4″ curling iron, wrap small sections of hair from roots to ends and pin into a pin curl. On both sides brush hair back behind the ear and curl the ends to keep the fullness in the back.”

To lock curls in place, “Use the Touchable Finish Extra Hold Aerosol Hairspray by Suave and let the hair set for 10 minutes in pins before brushing out.

After lightly teasing the top and front brush hair back to blend into the sides.”

“A bobby pin placed vertically behind each ear will secure the hair in place. Smooth out any fly aways with a small amount of the Suave Natural Infusion Awapuhi Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream.”

And voila! You’re instantly a ‘Mad Men’ beauty.

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Suave Volumizing Root Boost Spray
Suave Natural Infusion Leave-In Foam
Suave Touchable Finish Extra Hold Spray
Suave Natural Infusion Awapuhi Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream

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To coincide with the release of the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s book ‘Divergent’, which opened to a $56 million weekend, Lionsgate partnered with Sephora to release limited-edition makeup products based on the colours of each ‘faction’ (five cities separated based on specific traits) in the novel.

This isn’t the first time fashion/beauty have collided with a film release, as Lionsgate was also responsible for the Capitol Couture fashion collection inspired by ‘The Hunger Games’ which was sold exclusively on Net-A-Porter.com.

The limited-edition makeup collection inspired by the film is sold in three pieces.

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The Divergent Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit ($59.50) consists of twelve high-pigment eye shadows and three high-gloss transforming shadows, which look transparent when you apply them dry but show up translucent when wet. The kit also includes four lip glosses, a cheek palette and a double-ended application brush.

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The Divergent Multi-Piece Collector’s Palette ($32.50) is like a mini version of the Collector’s Kit, offering three high-pigment eye shadows, a long-wear blush, a matte bronzer and a high-shine lip gloss.

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And the Divergent 7-piece Nail Art Kit ($27.50) includes five long-wear nail polishes plus a clear High-Gloss Transforming Nail Lacquer to wear over any of the shades to create a shimmering finish, as well as an assortment of water-transfer nail tattoos to create an easy nail-art look.




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