Red Carpet Fashion Awards

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen receiving the Accessories Designer of the Year for their brand The Row during the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 2). While the accolade was enough to keep the twosome glowing, it was celebrity makeup artist, Ana Marie Rizzieri’s expert beauty work that truly made the Olsen’s skin radiate.

Using an array of Elizabeth Arden skin and beauty products, Ana created a look that accentuated each sister’s natural beauty all while exuding the timeless and chic look they’re known for. The final results featured warm tones and fresh luminous skin.

Here’s how you can recreate this covetable Olsen beauty look yourself:

Skin: To ensure a flawless makeup application, properly treating the skin is essential. Mary-Kate and Ashley’s skin always looks picture perfect and this event was no exception. After cleansing, skin was prepped with Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum and Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum. To combat chapped and rough lips, Ana applied Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream to lips.

Face (complexion): For the perfect radiant base, Ana applied Elizabeth Arden Flawless Perfectly Nude Makeup in Alabaster to their skin. She followed by highlighting the under-eye area with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector in Shade #1. For added radiance, gently dab Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Cool Radiance Highlighter above the cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose, and middle of the forehead.

Cheeks: On Ashley, Ana chose Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Terra Rose for a delicate and pretty flushed cheek whereas on Mary-Kate, Ana opted for Blushing Pink. For a touch of warmth, both women had a final dusting of Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder in Warm Glow.

Mary-Kate’s Eyes & Lips: Both Olsen’s wore radiant, warm toned shadows to highlight their eyes. Ana primed Mary-Kate’s lids with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector and followed with a generous dusting of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Sandstone. She then applied Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define and Highlighting Eyeliner Duo in Golden Sands from the top lash line to the crease as well as the bottom lash line. For a brightening and widening effect, Ana applied the pearl end of the liner to the inner corners of Mary-Kate’s eyes. For a more dramatic and smoky look, Ana blended Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Cinnamon into the crease. To finish the eyes, lashes were curled and coated in Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black. A coat was also applied to the bottom lashes which gave the look a bit of a 70’s edge. Although naturally full, Ana defined Mary-Kate’s Brows with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Natural Eye Brow Liner in Brunette.

For that natural rosy pout, Ana swiped Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Beautiful Color Gloss Stick in Pink Sky.

Ashley’s Eyes & Lips: Ana began by priming the lids with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector and layered Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Glisten as a base color. For contoured eyes, Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye shadow in Truffle was blended into the crease. Ana then applied Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define Highlight Eyeliner Duo in Castaway along the upper lash line and smudged it out for a smoky effect. The shimmering blush-toned end of the Castaway liner was applied to the lower lash line and layered the chocolate shade on top. Ashley’s lashes were curled and coated in the same mascara. Ashley’s full brows were defined with the same brow liner used on Mary-Kate as well.

Due to the more dramatic eye look, Ana opted for a nude pout on Ashley. To create the lush lip, Ana lined and filled in the lips with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Honey. She topped the lip with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Golden Nude.

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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Perfectly Nude Makeup in Alabaster
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector in Shade #1
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Cool Radiance Highlighter
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Terra
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder in Warm Glow
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Sandstone
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define and Highlighting Eyeliner Duo in Golden Sands
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Cinnamon
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Natural Eye Brow Pencil in Brunette
Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Beautiful Color Gloss Stick in Pink Sky
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Glisten
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye shadow in Truffle
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Define Highlight Eyeliner Duo in Castaway
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Honey
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Golden Nude

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2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Joined at the hip, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen (I hope I got that right because I still can’t tell them apart) attended the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on Monday (June 2) in New York City, with both wearing black oversized pieces from The Row.

Ashley Olsen: Opting for a modest kitten heel, her all-black look was styled with a silver layered necklace and emerald-stone earrings.

Mary-Kate Olsen: Opting for a high pair of black satin and pvc lace-up Christian Louboutin ‘Nymphette’ sandals, her look is almost the same as her sister’s, except for the material and the split sleeves.

One day I will get the fascination, but until then *shrugs*

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"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attended the ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 5) in New York City.

While their kid sister Elizabeth Olsen opted for a summery hue, Ashley and Mary-Kate worked a dark colour palette.

As you know, I have probably never been a fan of their style, but on this occasion I found myself not shouting ‘next’ upon seeing Mary-Kate’s striped vintage Chanel gown and Ashley’s military-inspired Gianfranco Ferré.

Neither was unnecessarily oversized and both accessorized perfectly, with Ashley just edging out as my favourite here as I favour the sleek design.

My one wish, as always, is that they would stand apart on the red carpet so we could get a good look at their frocks.

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Beauty Trend Spotting Part-less Hair

The perfect way to keep your stray hairs out of your face, without resorting to a ponytail, is to go part-less. What’s even better, this trend can be worn on various lengths. Several celebs have decided to stop hiding behind a hairstyle and are letting their face take center stage.

The extra height at the crown adds instant drama. Start by blow-drying freshly washed hair upside down and lifting roots with a round brush. Once you’re finished, flip hair up and gently finger comb strands backwards.

Keeping your tresses smooth and frizz free is key. To create the sleekness of Mary-Kate Olsen’s style, try Oribe’s smooth style serum.

For instant glam like Emmy Rossum, add romantic waves to the ends of you hair. Opt for a 2-inch barrel iron such as Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron.

If you’re feeling a bit edgier, keep straighten ends as seen on Emma Watson. Avoid heat overload by protecting hair with Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.

And who could forget Jennifer Lawrence’s brushed back pixie? Extra volume is a must for shorter strands. Saturate roots with Aussie Ausome Volume Spray Gel to achieve maximum height.

Part-less Hair

Oribe Smooth Style Serum
Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron
Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray

Ashley Olsen In vintage Dior & Mary-Kate Olsen In vintage Chanel - 2013 Met Gala

Don’t be surprised that the Olsen twins opted to go vintage and oversized at the 2013 Met Gala on Monday evening; after all, this is their red carpet M.O.

Ashley Olsen: The designer’s beaded orange Dior Couture dress with a sheer overlay is a beautiful design, but for some reason made me think of one of Andre Leon Tally’s capes.

Mary-Kate Olsen: This look was my least favourite of the two; her Chanel beaded, drop-waist black dress would’ve been so much better without the fur-trimmed robe.

Which Olsen look works better for you?

Ashley? Mary-Kate? Or none-of-the-above?

One wonders if the words; belt, or waist-nipping mean anything to these girls.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sported their favourite glued-to-the-hip pose on the red carpet last night for the WSJ Magazine ‘Innovator Of The Year’ Awards held at MOMA in New York City.

Both were decked out in clobber from their recently presented The Row Spring 2013 collection.

Ashley wore a black V-neck dress with pleated panels, adding colour to her look via her burgundy The Row bag.

She opted for free-flowing wavy tresses and barely there makeup.

Mary-Kate wore a sleek navy suit featuring tapered pants and a tailored blazer with a softly draped waterfall front accented with baubles.

She styled her look with a black sequin bag from The Row, Cartier jewels and a topknot.

Credit: Style.com & Getty




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