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23.02.18 Beauty, Skincare

Celebrities Love…Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

This soap-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and affordable cleanser is a go-to product for the stars.

“I use the cheapest possible skin care — not because it’s cheap, but because it’s the best,” says Olivia Wilde.

“Dermatologists have recommended it for years and I’ve never paid attention. But recently I started using Cetaphil cleanser and CeraVe moisturizer. They’re gentle and simple.”

Zoe Saldana considers the cleanser her most trusted skincare product, saying, “I’ve always used Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer. My skin’s not very sensitive, but because I travel so much, it sometimes reacts to the change in environments.

Claire Danes and Charlize Theron also regularly use the cleanser, the latter saying she loves “the clean smell”.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
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22.02.18 Beauty, Skincare

Celebrities Love…Aquaphor

This soothing balm is clinically proven to help support skin’s own regeneration process. “It costs nothing and it’s amazing for dry skin, which I have,” says Nicole Kidman. “I put it on my face and it’s very, very good.”

Charlize Theron was recommended the product by the doctor for her son Jackson. “When I started using it on him, I realised it’s one of the best hand creams ever. Great on lips too,” said the ‘Atomic Blonde’ star.

Beyoncé smears Aquaphor all over her face right before going to bed. “I go to bed looking totally greasy,” said the singer. “It’s not all glamour all the time.”

Meanwhile, actress Lucy Liu turned to the product when she was shooting a film in Montreal. “It was freezing. If you take a little bit of Aquaphor and dab it on your face, it keeps your skin looking fresh”. She dubbed the cream, “Aqua For Everything”.

Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm

21.02.18 Beauty, Skincare

Celebrities Love…Crème de la Mer

The name literally means ‘cream of the sea’ and stars swear by its ability to renew and restore skin.

“I’ve become quite a La Mer devotee,” said Amy Adams in a Vogue interview. “I’ve tried other things, and I just keep coming back to it because it seems to repair the dryness in my skin”.

But with a starting price at £120, the actress added, “Sometimes I’ll use The Treatment lotion. It doesn’t always have to be the heavy cream”.

Charlize Theron says, “If it’s winter, or if I’m visiting a place that has a dry climate, this is all I use. It’s the only thing that keeps my skin moisturised,”.

Meanwhile, tennis icon Serena Williams says: “I’m forever putting this on my face”.

La Mer Crème de la Mer
La Mer The Treatment Lotion

26.01.18 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get The Look: Kristen Bell’s SAG Awards Plum-Toned Smokey Beauty

Chosen as the inaugural host for 2018 SAG Awards, Kristen Bell was certainly the belle of this ball at this year’s awards ceremony.

While the bubbly actress chose a stunning pink J.Mendel gown for the red carpet, she sporting a trio of beautifully designed black dresses throughout the ceremony. To complement her collection of ensembles during the evening, Celebrity Makeup Artist Simone Almekias-Siegl created a beauty look that was bold and injected a bit of elegant color throughout.

In discussion with both Nicole Chavez (fashion stylist) and Jenny Cho (hairstylist), Simone chose a look that harmonized with Kristen’s full look. Focusing on skincare, a personal passion for Simone, she created a flawless and ultra-moisturized foundation before creating her plum-toned beauty look. Using Neutrogena’s versatile collection, here’s how she achieved this look:

SKIN: Prepping skin was crucial for this look. Starting with cleansing the skin with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Simone followed with an intensely hydrating and skin smoothing Neutrogena HydroBoost HydroGel Face Sheet Mask. A favorite for her, Simone details the many benefits of this mask. “It plumps the skin and smoothens out fine lines under your eyes,” says Simone. To further moisturize both the skin and under eye area which also acted as a primer, Simone massaged Neutrogena Hydro Water Gel and Eye Cream into Kristen’s skin.

FACE: For a flawless and breathable base, Simone blended Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint (Foundation) in Buff onto the skin. For brightness under the eyes, she followed by applying Neutrogena Hydro Boost Concealer Stick in Light. To make Kristen’s cheeks pop, she softly buffed Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed on the cheeks.

EYES: To create that seductive and elegant plum smoky eye look, Simone used a blend of both Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow with Primer in Cool Plum mixed with Cocoa Mauve. For a final eye-framing finish, Simone coated Kristen’s lashes with a few layers of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mascara in Black/Brown for lasting volume and definition.

LIPS: Prior to color, Simone primed Kristen’s lips with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Treatment for a nourishing base. She followed up with Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment in True Nude for a delicate nude color.


Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Neutrogena Hydro Boost HydroGel Face Sheet Mask
Neutrogena Hydro Water Gel and Eye Cream
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint (Foundation) in Buff
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Concealer Stick in Light
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Sunkissed (blush)
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow with Primer in Cool Plum
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow with Primer in Cocoa Mauve
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mascara in Black/Brown
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Treatment
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment in True Nude

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12.02.15 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Get The Look: Lady Gaga’s Grammy Awards Metallic Beauty Look

57th GRAMMY Awards - ArrivalsLady Gaga is one artist that is sure to never go unnoticed on the red carpet and Sunday evening’s Grammy Awards was no exception. The seasoned superstar stepped out in a shimmering silver custom Brandon Maxwell gown and sported an equally statement making beauty look.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Sarah Tanno was undoubtedly inspired by the sleek metallic tones of her gown and mimicked those notes in her beauty look. Sarah created a look that emphasized on elongating the eyes and framing them with bold shimmery shadows.

While keeping the rest of the look neutral, Sarah achieve this playful look with these simple steps:

Sarah’s goal was to keep the skin fresh and lit from within. She achieved that brightness by prepping the skin with Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask and followed by blending Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum to the skin. For further hydration and suppleness, she continued by working Shiseido Bio-Performance Advance Super Restoring Cream into Gaga’s skin.

Once skin was prepped, Sarah blended Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foudation SPF 17 onto the skin from the center of the face out to the framing perimeters.

For a brightening effect along the skin and under eyes, Sarah applied Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector in Natural. She followed by softly dusting Gaga’s skin with Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder.

For that lustrous defined cheek, Sarah subtly contoured Gaga’s cheeks with Shiseido Bronzer in Medium. She continued to add a natural flush of peach color with Shiseido MAQuillAGE Dramatic Mood Veil Blush in RD100 to the apples of the cheek.

To get that ‘soft metallic shimmer,’ Sarah began by applying Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Tin to the lids and followed with Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist in the inner corners of the eyes.

Sarah proceeded by smudging Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar along the lash line and outer corners of the lids for a more accented touch. She set the cream shadow with Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Lido. Following with an added layer of drama, Gaga’s eyes were heavily lined with Shiseido Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black and blended upon application.

For the finishing bold touch, Sarah topped Gaga’s lashes with a couple of coats of Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume in Black.

With such a dramatic look, Sarah opted for a soft muted pout. She defined Gaga’s lips with Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Hazel and swiped the lips in a coat of Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Carnelian. A favorite of both Sarah’s and Gaga’s, the result was a soft lip with a satin finish.

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Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask
Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Serum
Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream
Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foudation SPF 17
Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector in Natural
Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder
Shiseido Bronzer in Medium
Shiseido MAQuillAGE Dramatic Mood Veil Blush in RD100
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Tin
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Lido
Shiseido Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume in Black
Shiseido Smoothing Lip Pencil in Hazel
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Carnelian

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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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