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Get Amber Heard’s Makeup Look at 2014 Golden Globes

January 12th, 2014

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Tonight at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, actress Amber Heard presented in a dark midnight blue Atelier Versace dress with a romantic up-do and gorgeous bronzy eyes. See how makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen created the look after the jump!

Amber Heard's Makeup Look at 2014 Golden Globes
“Amber brought some of her own ideas to the mix,” said Matthew. “She liked the idea of focusing on sultry chocolate eyes, creamy skin and soft nude lips. I was just bringing out the remarkable geometry and beauty of her face.”

How To
Moisturize skin with Cle de Peau Gentle Nourishing Emulsion. Prime with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, conceal with Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm, and follow with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Light Beige.

Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette. Apply the shell shade from the Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Palette as a base color all over the lids. Follow with the bronze shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy applied to the crease and under the eyes. Deepen the bronze with the brown shade from Vol. 6 Eye Palette applied to the outer corner, top and bottom of the lids. Line the eyes with a deep plum pencil like MAC Eye Kohl Prunella. “I also smudged the line with the black shadow from the palette,” says Matthew. Apply a high-shine pearl shadow to the inner corner of the eye. Apply a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara, allow to dry and curl lashes. Amplify with individual lashes like Ardell Duralash Flare in Medium Black.

Apply the sheer rose shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to the cheeks, and highlight with the sheer champagne shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light. Retrace your steps with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light, an opalescent sheer powder which mimics a moonlit glow.

Line lips with Hourglass Trace Lip Liner in Bare and follow with Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Whisper, a golden pinky beige shimmer.

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Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Camilla Belle at 2013 LACMA Art + Film Gala

November 7th, 2013

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The gorgeous Camilla Belle looked chic as ever spotting some new bangs and plum lipstick at the 2013 LACMA Art + Film Gala. Keep reading to see how Celebrity Makeup Artist Kinzee Kubek created the look!

how to get Camilla Belle's makeup look at 2013 LACMA Art + Film Gala
“Skin, is so important! You always want to start with a clean, blank canvas, that’s well hydrated. Not only does it bring the skin to life, but it also helps maintain the integrity of the makeup. So before I applied any color, I first moisturized Camilla’s skin with a light veil of Dr. Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator. First I applied Laura Mercier Concealer to the under eye, in the color SC-1. Then, with a foundation brush, I built up an even base of Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, in the color, 5.75. After applying both the concealer and foundation, with a wet beauty blender sponge, I went back and gently blended the makeup so that there was a seamless even finish.

For eyes, I applied a light layer of Marc Jacobs eyeshadow (a light color), from the Style Eye-Con #7 Plush Shadow Palette. A sleek, slightly winged out liquid liner, finished the eye. For that I used Chanel, Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Black. To give Camilla a slight definition to her naturally beautiful bone structure, I applied Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder, to subtly contour her cheekbones. On the apples of the cheeks, I applied Chanel Powder Blush in the color 68 Rose Ecrin. For her lip color, I chose a new lipstick from the Fall 2013 NARS collection, which is a matte lipstick, in the color La Paz.

Finishing off with final touches, I applied two layers of Armani Eyes To Kill mascara, in black. Then on the face, just a few dots of Smashbox photo op to highlight her where the light catches. This was applied to the top of her cheekbones. And last but not least, the powder I chose to use was from Make Up For Ever, called HD powder (make sure to thoroughly blend this powder, or it’ll show up on camera). And voila! That’s the look.”

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Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Review, Swatches and Photos

June 20th, 2013

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Besides the OCC Stained Gloss Lip Tars, another winner I brought home from The Makeup Show Chicago 2013 was Smashbox Camera Ready Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting CC Cream.

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

Similar to BB creams, a CC (short for color-correcting) cream is a tinted face product that is enriched with skincare benefits to even out skintone while improving skin condition. This one from Smashbox touts a formula that contains Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4.0%, Oxybenzone 2.5% and Titanium Dioxide 1.1% for sun protection and a blend of ingredients (Licorice Root Extract and Wheat Germ Extract to name a couple) to brighten the skin and fade dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks. It can be worn alone or under foundation for more coverage.

The texture was creamy and a little thicker than a liquid foundation, just like most BB creams. It went on super lightweight and blended easily with both fingers and my favorite Crown Deluxe Double Sided Blender. Coverage was buildable and ran from light to medium. A light layer managed to cover up 2/3 of my imperfections and left behind a soft matte finish that felt and looked just like skin. I did, however, notice that it clung onto dry patches so make sure you exfoliate and moisturize well before hand. When worn without a setting powder on top, I also experienced a bit of shine on the T-zone after 4-5 hours.

Color selection wise, this was much better than your typical Asian BB cream which tends to only come in one or two shades. There are a total of five shades to choose from and the second lightest shade, Light, was a good match for my NC30 skin.

As for its skincare claims, I have yet to see any results (I have only been using the product for two weeks). However, the product has not broken me out or irritated my skin either.

Bottom line, the Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream is a great product that is quick and easy to use. Stay away if you have dry skin but otherwise, highly recommended for every day and for those with who do not require a lot of coverage.

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

Wearing Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

Wearing Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

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Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream is available at smashbox.com and Sephora for $42.

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MAC Studio Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium Review, Swatches and Photos

January 7th, 2013

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One thing I learnt from years of playing with makeup is to ALWAYS give beauty products that didn’t work the first time a second chance. Case in point? The new MAC Conceal and Correct Palette from Studio Pro Collection, which COMPLETELY changed my perception of the Studio Finish Concealer.

MAC Studio Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium Review
Packed with four different shades of Studio Finish Concealers with two Studio Finish Correctors, the Conceal and Correct Palette comes in a sleek, clear case the same size as MAC Eyeshadow Quads. There are four sets of colors available – Light, Medium, Medium Deep and Dark.

Unlike the dry, hard-to-blend texture that creased and highlighted lines I remember from some 15 years ago, the Studio Finish Concealers in the Conceal and Correct Palette felt creamy and not drying. The tiniest amount provided excellent coverage and blended easily. When applied with MAC 217 Blending Brush, just like MAC Senior Artist Melissa Gibson preached at the Eras Reinterpreted Masterclass, it gave an almost air-brushed, natural-looking finish that did not even need powder to set. The SPF value has also gone from 15 to now 35, which is a plus. Needless to say, I was SOLD!

As for the color, I tried both Light (NC15, W10, NC20, NW20, Pale Yellow, Pale Pink) and Medium (NC30, NW25, NC35, NW35, Mid-yellow, Mid-peach) on my NC30 skin. While Light worked in camouflaging undereye circles and highlighting, I went home with Medium, which did a better job covering my undereye circles, freckles and redness around the nose and can also be used to contour.

My only gripe is the price. A regular Studio Finish Concealer gives you 7g of product at $18 yet the Conceal and Correct Palette contains only 6g of product at $40. You are essentially paying more than twice as much per gram in return for the ease of having different colors in a compact.

All in all, MAC Studio Pro Conceal and Correct Palette offers great coverage and a nice selection of shades that will serve a variety of purposes and is perfect for traveling. However, if you do not have use for all the colors in the palette, you are better off buying the individual shades.


MAC Studio Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Medium
MAC Studio Finish Concealers in NC30, NW25, NC35, NW35 and Mid-yellow, Mid-peach correctors

MAC Conceal and Correct Palette Medium NC30, NW25, NC35, NW35 and Mid-yellow, Mid-peach swatches

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MAC Studio Pro Conceal and Correct Palette is available at MAC freestanding stores and Nordstrom for $40.

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Get Kristen Stewart’s Makeup at Snow White & The Huntsman Sydney Premiere

June 22nd, 2012

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Kristen Stewart is no doubt one of my favorites when it comes to eye makeup. She always has the prettiest neutral smoky eye nailed down to a T, just like the look here at the Premiere of Snow White & The Huntsman in Sydney. See how mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh created the look after the jump!


Face
“I prepped Kristen’s skin by applying mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 all over, followed by mark Primed For Perfection Face Primer. After creating a strong, moisturized canvas, I applied mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Light 4 using the mark Foundation Brush. Then, I applied mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in Light/Medium under Kristen’s eyes and around her nose.”

Cheeks
“I blended mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Nude onto the apples of her cheeks. Next, I dusted mark Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder all over her face in Light to set the makeup. I finished her cheeks by brushing on mark Good Glowing Custom Pick Powder Blush in Cameo Glo using the mark Blush + Bronzer Brush.”

Eyes
“I applied mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Surreal (Copper) to Kristen’s lower eyelids using the mark Flat Eyeliner Brush. Using the same brush, I smudged mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Entourage (Black) along her top lash line, extending them end out into a wing. Then, I mixed the copper and black shades and smudged them on her bottom lash lines. I finished by applying two coats of mark Lash All You Want High-Volume Mascara in Black to her upper and lower lashes.”

Lips
“For Kristen’s lips, I dabbed on mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Coral Fixation to create a sensual lip.”

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