03.08.12 Beauty, Makeup

Get Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Total Recall’ Hollywood Makeup

While I wanted Kate Beckinsale to have darker makeup to offset the beauty of her reptilian Armani Privé gown at the ‘Total Recall’ LA premiere, her makeup artist Molly R. Stern gave her a serpent-goddess look which she describes as “edgy and undone while still looking flawless for a big Hollywood night out.”

Molly started by prepping Kate’s skin with Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist, then she prepped her skin for foundation by using By Terry Serum De Rose plus Arcona Eye Dew which is ideal under eye shadow and which hydrates and smoothes the area.

For her skin Molly used Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation for a sheer finish.

Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Oleander was applied to the apples of her cheeks, and dusted with NYX illuminating Bronzer in Magnetic on her high cheekbones to reflect the light.

For her eyes Molly based the lid with NYX Cream Shadow in Gunmetal and then brightened the shade by dusting the olive-green shadow from YSL 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in Garden of Eden all over the lid up to the crease.

Next Molly popped the inside of her lid with Beauty is Life Perfect Shine Eyes in Palmery. To define Kate’s lash line, Hourglass Calligraphy Black Eyeliner was applied as a base and then she topped that off with Glam Liner Aqua Luxe by NYX in #08, which is a golden olive colour.

Kate’s lash line was lined underneath with the same olive liner to get a smudgy finish to ensure it lasted all night. Lashes were curled with Shu Uemura lash curler with two coats of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara.

To finish off her look Molly blotted down an application of Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Canvas and topped that off with the uber-sparkling NYX Glam Lip Gloss in #07 VIP.

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Kate Beckinsale In Armani Privé – ‘Total Recall’ LA Premiere

Kate Beckinsale went for a totally different look on the red carpet yesterday evening for the ‘Total Recall’ LA premiere.

Known for her love of frothy girlie glam, she opted for an Armani Privé Spring 2012 reptilian gown.

I love this dramatic look for Kate.

The strapless gown with a sculptural detail at the front and back looked like a python had snaked itself around her perfect figure, with the green hue popping against the dark background making her stand out on a packed red carpet.

I would’ve loved Kate to have opted for a slicked-back do instead of this braided updo with loose tendrils. Kohl-rimmed eyes would’ve also played up the dark mysterious nature of her gown.

Under her gorgeous gown she wore Brian Atwood black satin ‘Hamper’ pumps plus she added Lorraine Schwartz black diamond-drop earrings and a white-and-black diamond band ring completed her look.

I have a feeling this might be a marmite gown.

Do you love it or hate it?

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30.07.12 Photocall

Kate Beckinsale In Christian Dior – ‘Total Recall’ LA Photocall

Did Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale coordinate looks for their ‘Total Recall’ photocall which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday?

I ask because they wore similar hue short dresses with a dash of red and Brian Atwood pumps.

Kate looked beautiful as always wearing a beige halter Christian Dior number with a high neckline accented with a slim black belt to cinch in her waist.

She accessorized with sky-high red Brian Atwood ‘Hamper’ pumps and Dana Rebecca Designs quartz earrings, which earned her a compliment from costar Jessica as the two met outside the venue on their arrival.

Kate rocked her enviable tresses into a high ponytail with side swept bangs and a glossy pink lip colour to complete her look.

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Kate Beckinsale In Thomas Wylde – Conan

Kate Beckinsale, who turned 39 today, made a guest appearance on Conan on Wednesday evening to promote her new movie, ‘Total Recall’.

The British actress plays one of the central villains in the movie, but it almost wasn’t to be.

Apparently, the actress was originally the front runner to play the three-breasted woman (played by Kaitlyn Leeb).

Of course, that was the main topic of conversation.

The British actress wore a Thomas Wylde Spring 2012 dress for the occasion.

Her form-fitting LBD with ruffled details was styled with J/Hadley earrings and Rona Pfeiffer rings.

I’m positive she wore this dress with black pumps with this look.

Kate’s co-star Jessica Biel, was also doing the TV rounds last night on Jay Leno.

I can’t wait to see the both ladies on the red carpet next week at the LA premiere.

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Kate Beckinsale In Elie Saab – ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

Tuesday night the lovely Kate Beckinsale once again appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’

The ‘Total Recall’ star went with understated elegance for her on-air look, choosing an Elie Saab dress from the 2012 Pre-Fall collection.

When done correctly, a one shoulder dress can provide just the right amount of intrigue, which a weathered designer like Saab is certainly capable of. The dress itself fit Beckinsale like a glove, but it was her hair and shoes that I feel didn’t do the frock justice.

Although Beckinsale looks beautiful with large, loose curls, wearing her hair over the revealed shoulder makes the dress appear awkward and incomplete. A look like this begs for an updo, which would show off the silhouette of the dress.

While I appreciate the elegance of simplicity, a higher shoe with a small amount of embellishment would have amped up the entire ensemble and made the knee-length hemline more flattering.

There is nothing agregiously wrong with Beckinsale’s ‘Tonight Show’ choices, but I believe that the actress is certainly capable of more.

Do you think this is one of Kate Beckinsale’s better looks? Or were you hoping for something with a little more style know-how?

You can buy Kate’s Elie Saab dress from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

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16.07.12

Kate Beckinsale In Rag & Bone – ‘Total Recall’ Panel Comic-Con 2012

Kate Beckinsale gave comic book fans something to talk about when she stepped out for the ‘Total Recall’ panel on Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego, California.

Clad in a Rag & Bone ‘Silver’ tuxedo jacket, Rag & Bone leather pants, Christian Louboutin ankle boots and a Tom Binns necklace, Beckinsale certainly dressed the part of a strong heroine ready to give anyone a run for their money.

Beckinsale balances the loud sartorial voice of the silver blazer with solid black from the waist down, avoiding a kitschy look and instead creating a fun but stunning ensemble. The soft, nude tones of her makeup and large loose waves maintain a sense of femininity in a look that could easily come off as severe.

I love the way the large Tom Binns necklace compliments Beckinsale’s blouse — there is a distinct continuity in the entire look.

Do you like Beckinsale’s look? Or do you think it leaves something to be desired?

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