Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Get the Look: Anne Hathaway at the Oscars

February 25, 2013

Anne Hathaway‘s short crop was styled by Fekkai expert Adir Abergel, who has worked closely with Anne this awards season. He was inspired by the clean lines of her Prada gown and 1950s glamour. To re-create Anne’s chic look, check out Adir’s tips below:

Anne Hathaway at the 2013 Oscars

THE LOOK: Simple, beautiful texture inspired by 1950s elegance
HOW TO:

1. Begin by applying Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel from roots to ends to maximize volume in short hair
2. Blow dry hair using fingers to create additional lift and bring out hair’s natural texture
3. Once hair is completely dry create separation using a dime size amount of Fekkai Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax
4. Finish the look by tucking the sides behind your ears and using Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray for the perfect all night hold.

PRODUCTS DETAILS: Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($25), Fekkai Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax ($25) and Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray ($39). All products available at Fekkai.com, ULTA.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.


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Get the Look: Adele at the Oscars

For Adele’s Academy Award look, makeup artist Michael Ashton created a modern take on a classic look focusing on her flawless complexion and high-volume lashes.

Singer Adele at the Oscars



FACE
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Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup in #4
Lancôme Teint Miracle Instant Retouch Pen in #2
Smashbox Contour Powder
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder in #4

TECHNIQUE:

Create a luminous complexion by massaging Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup into the skin. Add a sheer veil of Lancôme Teint Miracle Instant Retouch Pen near the inner tear ducts of the eye and high planes of the face. Use a large, soft powder brush to dust the t-zone with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder


EYES:

Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil in #3
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad in #6
Maybelline Studio Gel Eye Liner in Black
Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara

TECHNIQUE:

Beautiful brows can make any eye. Brush them into place using clear brow gel and then using feather strokes, fill and define with Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil.

Create a sultry eye by highlighting and contouring the socket with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad #6. Then extend the eyeline with Maybelline Gel Liner and pump up the lashes with Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara.

LIPS:

Giorgio Armani Lip Liner in #12
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in #500
Sisley Lip Gloss in White Diamond

TECHNIQUE:

For decorated but understated lips, fill with Giorgio Armani Lip Liner #12. Finger press Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #500 onto the lips and finish


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Get the Look: Renée Zellweger at the Oscars

Renée Zellweger killed it in a body-hugging gold Carolina Herrera number, and kept her makeup toned-down and natural. Her makeup artist Kristofer Buckle shares how to get her look:

Renée Zellweger (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


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Buckle described the look as “sexy, pretty and fresh.” He noted that Zellweger wanted an “easy glamour look,” so he took all of the colors that are naturally present on Renée’s face and magnified them to give her a “neutral, non-fussy” look. Buckle turned to Laura Mercier to create the actress’s flawless look, since he knows that the brand is renowned for having product that “enhance the natural beauty” and “has a great selection of colors that blend well.”

Flawless Face:

• Buckle first applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Nude ($43) all over Zellweger’s face.
• To ensure the actress’s face was flawless, he used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-2 ($30) under the eyes and to conceal any spots.
• He then set the look with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent ($35).
• For the cheeks, he first used Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder in Matte Bronze ($32) to highlight the cheekbones and then dabbed Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Rosebud ($24) on the apples of the cheeks.

Simple but Sexy Eyes:

• To create Zellweger’s “no-fuse” eyes, Buckle applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle ($23) all over the eyelids.
• He then lined the actress’s eyes with Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Noir ($22).
• Finally, Buckle used one coat of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara ($24) to amplify her natural lashes.

Natural Lips:

• To achieve a subtle pink pout, Buckle applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Girly ($26).

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Get the Look: Rashida Jones at the Vanity Fair Party

Rashida Jones at the Vanity Fair party 2013


Mark makeup artist Jamie Greenberg shares her tips and techniques for creating Rashida Jones glam looks last night:

Face
:
“I started by applying mark Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation as a base to create an even skintone. Next, I applied Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Amped Up and Just Blushing Powder Blush in Cameo to compliment her beautiful skin, adding some extra color.”


Eyes
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“I began by applying mark Please Hold Eye Primer to extend the wear of her eyeshadow. Then, I used the center left shade from On the Dot Neutral Palette on her lid, blended it then pulled it out to elongate her eyes. Next, I applied What A Line Felt Tip Eye Liner in Brownie Points onto the top eyelid. I filled in her water rim with No Place to Run Eye Liner in Jet Set and used On The Dot Neutral Palette as liner under the bottom lashline. I completed her eyes with two coats of Scanda Lash Mascara in Blacklash.”


Lips
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“To add the final touch to her stunning look, I applied Make It Rich Lip Color Crayon in Hot Sauce.”


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Winter concealer: Benefit Fake Up

February 24, 2013

Benefit gave me a pretty, feathery fan and asked me to pose. So I did.

A chapter from the beauty blogger transgressions: Lately I’ve been averaging less than 5 hours of sleep on weekdays. But Benefit‘s latest, Fake Up has has been aiding me in being deceptively well-rested.

Benefit Fake Up

The twist-up undereye concealer comes in 3 shades (light, medium, and dark..I use Medium), and applies like butter. The standout feature of this concealer though is the ring of moisturizer — a healthy dose of vitamin E and apple seed extract for immediate hydration — around a core of color.

A close up of the concealer

The fusion of the two properties help you cover those circles with their light-diffusing concealer without worrying about pesky creases for at least 6 hours. To make it easy on yourself, dab it around your eyes directly with the bullet, and then smooth with your ring finger to help it disappear in your skin.

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Especially during cold, drying months like these, this concealer helps keep things dewy. What concealer do you use during colder days?

Benefit Fake Up is available at sephora.com, and benefitcosmetics.com for $24.


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