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24.01.18 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Allison Williams’ SAG Awards Old Hollywood Glamour Bold Beauty

Allison Williams sported a dramatic beauty look for the 2018 SAG Awards, a first for her this awards season, swapping her otherwise romantic and soft beauty styles for a bolder and statement making look.

The stunning look created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan was all about recreating the beauty and magic of Old Hollywood.

Her stunning and quite sparkly beaded and tasseled Ralph & Russo Couture gown was reminiscent of the dresses worn by the stylish socialites of the Jazz Age, and Kelsey wanted to incorporate some of that vintage glitz into her award’s look. To complement the drama of Allison’s dress, Kelsey kept the focal point of the look on a bold, classic red lip with a wine undertone. Here’s how she created this ultra-glam look:

SKIN: Kelsey really concentrated on treating the skin prior to applying the makeup. She believes that properly prepping the skin allows for an even and radiant base for foundation and beyond. Additionally, she loves to use a mask prior to any glam session if time permits. Thankfully, this was the case for this session and started off by applying Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask to Allison’s skin. Its five-minute application allowed the skin to brighten up and instantly boosted its radiance. For added radiance and diffusing of any fine lines or wrinkles on the skin, Kelsey applied a layer of Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate after the mask.

Hydration was the next crucial factor to tackle during her skin prep as parched, lack-luster skin rarely holds makeup well. She massaged a layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream onto Allison’s skin and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado to her under eye area. The skin under the eyes is more delicate than that of the rest of the skin and requires an extra layer of hydration. This also prevents the concealer from creasing or looking dry later in the evening.

FACE: Once the skin was properly prepped and moisturized, Allison primed the skin with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector to diminish any excess shine and created a flawless canvas for foundation. Using a foundation brush, she blended the product onto her forehead and cheeks. Kelsey then, using a damp sponged, lightly buffed a layer of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Number 3.5 onto the skin and brought it down to the décolletage. To brighten up the eye area, she dotted Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer in Neutral and blended it out. For a subtle contour, Kelsey sculpted Allison’s cheekbones with Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in Medium and highlighted them with Avon True Color Illuminating Stick for added glow. To mimic that natural lit from within radiance, she tapped the Illuminating Stick onto the cheeks and blended the iridescence with her finger.

EYES: Moving to the eyes, Kelsey dusted the lids with Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder to serve as a base for shadow. Using the Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline, she blended Shade #3, which is a grey-toned black, to the lash line and outer corners for definition. For further definition and drama, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black was applied to the upper lash line. Finally, to finish the eye look, Kelsey coated Allison’s lashes with a few layers of Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black.

LIPS: Prior to applying color, Kelsey primed Allison’s lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm for a smooth and ultra-hydrated pout. She then used a blend of Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Superb Wine and Supreme Red to create that bold red lip seen on Allison.

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Number 3.5
Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer in Neutral
NEW Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in Medium
NEW Avon True Color Illuminating Stick
Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder
Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline

Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black
Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm
Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Superb Wine and Supreme Red

21.01.18

Allison Williams In Ralph & Russo Couture – 2018 SAG Awards

I had to do a double-take when I saw Allison Williams at the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday (January 21) in LA, as I thought I was seeing Dita Von Teese’s doppelganger.

It wasn’t only her porcelain, alabaster complexion contrasted by that dark, retro ’do and red lip that echoed Dita’s signature look. It was also the sharp lines of the shapely corset and slinky, beaded fringe of this custom Ralph & Russo Couture gown.

Allison’s style has recently leapt from safely minimal to more experimental territory, and I think it’s safe to say that the bolder form continued here.

Fernando Jorge and Lena Wald jewels, including an ear cuff, offered a modern take on sparkle that didn’t compete with the all-over embellishment of this sculptural, fit-to-perfection piece.

The shimmying movement of that fringe is really what gives so much life to this dazzling design, though.

Allison’s looks have recently divided the vote. Is this glamorous offering a yay or nay for you?

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Allison Williams In Ulyana Sergeenko Couture – 2018 Producers Guild Awards

Allison Williams attended the 2018 Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (January 20).

The actress wore an Ulyaa Sergeenko jumpsuit and top from the Fall 2014 Couture collection, styled the way it was shown on the runway. She paired the look with editorial Paul Andrews shoes.

Although a definite statement maker, the sumptuous leather makes this bold look extremely wearable, and Allison pulls it off flawlessly. Going sans jewelry was really the only choice, and her makeup–tightlined eyes with bronzed shadow and nude lipstick is perfection.

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Allison Williams In Dolce & Gabbana – 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards

Allison Williams was back on the red carpet for the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday (January 11) in Santa Monica, California, in support of her film, ‘Get Out’.

I’ve been going back and forth with regards to this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2018 gown, and finally it gets a thumbs up from me, as love that she it omits modern elegance, with a medieval vibe.

I found myself captivated by the boldness of it all – Allison tends to tread a fairly safe path – so to see something this dynamic is really refreshing.

I’m not so keen on the brown guipure lace, but I’m living with it as it complements her brunette hair and I’m grateful for the removal of the feather sleeves.

This will be the marmite look of the night. So, do you love it or hate it?

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10.01.18

Allison Williams In Cushnie et Ochs – The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala

Allison Williams was one of the few to opt for a look which incorporated a hint of colour the Golden Globes, but for the 2018 The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday (January 9) in New York City, she went all black.

The actress made a chic statement with this Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2018 jumpsuit with flared legs and a structured bodice that elongates and streamlines with retro finesse.

Adding the David Webb necklace really elevated the look, which was further enhanced with her makeup.

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Allison Williams In Armani Privé – 2018 Golden Globe Awards

Allison Williams made a bold statement at the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday (January 7) in Beverly Hills, California.

The former ‘Girls’ actress donned an Armani Privé Spring 2017 gown which drew the attention upwards thanks to the orange semi-circular design on the bodice.

I enjoyed the lack of jewellery in the runway version, but am enamored with the way her choker ties in the silver detailing while giving the ensemble more of a formal finish.

This was a bit of a departure from her classically feminine looks, and I think she pulled it off brilliantly.

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07.01.18

7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala

The 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala was held on Saturday (January 6) in LA.

Barbara Meier: The German model contributed to the evening’s glamour with an Eva Poleschinski gown. There is something about a cape that immediately adds so much drama to a look, but it was the rich, buttery goldenrod hue in combination with her flame-hair locks that really brought the look to life. I do think the dress fell a bit long, even on her statuesque frame.

Sofia Boutella: Chicly showing that Prada doesn’t always mean over-embellished or overly quirky, the actress was striking in this sophisticated dove-grey dress with just the hint of sequin embroidery.

Allison Williams: I like the delicate natured of this Adeam gown, not only in its ballet-pink hue but also the skirt’s softly layered movement. Some of you haven’t been enthused so far with her return to darker roots. Are you warming to the new look at all?

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