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Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Lucy Hale at 2013 Country Music Awards

November 8th, 2013

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At the Country Music Awards, mark Celebrity Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale spotted a fresh look with defined eyes and peachy pink lips created by makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan

Lucy Hale makeup at 2013 Country Music Awards
“Lucy is wearing a gorgeous pastel flowy dress and we knew her makeup had to be glamorous and standout, but not overpower the sweetness of her overall look. We decided on a fresh look focusing on her eyes and drew shadow inspiration from the colors of her dress.”

Face & Cheeks
“I began by prepping her skin with Nourish moisturizer by Lancer Skincare. This product soaks into the skin leaving it hydrated throughout the night allowing the makeup continually look even and fresh. For Lucy’s skin, I mixed Armani Lminous Silk Foundation in 5 and 5.5 and applied it with a fluffy brush working from the center of her face outward. For any areas that needed extra coverage and to brighten under the eyes, I used Cle de Peau concealer in Ivory.

Next I applied mark Just Blushing Powder Blush in Cameo to create a deep contour and topped off the cheeks with the pinks of the mark Wonder Glow Blush & Glow All Over Face Palette. I swept it high across Lucy’s cheekbones allowing the subtle shimmer to illuminate her skin.”

Eyes
“To make Lucy’s eyes pop, I used the mark 10 Year Anniversary Eye Shadow Palette in the left two colors (the M and A) all over her lid. I lined the top and bottom with both mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Jet Set and Foxy Brown. For the inner corners of her eyes, I used the white shade (on the far right) of the mark 10 Year Anniversary Eye Shadow Palette. The brightness in the corners or her eyes allows the shadow to catch the light and reflect it and makes Lucy’s eyes appear larger. I finished her eyes with two generous coats of mark Scanda-Lash mascara in Blackest Black.”

Lips
“To finish Lucy’s look, I applied mark Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Naturally. This sweet peachy pink allows the focus to be on her eyes, but also compliments her dress and her overall look.”

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NYFW Exclusive Coverage: Beautiful Island Girl at Christian Siriano S/S 2014

September 8th, 2013

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Inspired by Isla Mujeres on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Christian Siriano S/S 2014 Collection was all about colors and vivid prints. As a result, the beauty look centered around glowy skin, a bright lip with beachy hair and colorblocked nails.

Christian Siriano S/S 2014 runway beauty
Makeup
Makeup artist Polly Osmond working for Hourglass Cosmetics went for an “island girl” look with a focus on “a diffusion of light, texture and color”. She kept the skin fresh by first prepping with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, followed by Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer and Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer. The cheeks were then lightly contoured with the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (coming October for Holiday 2013) and finished with a dab of Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum on the apples for a glowy look.

On the eyes, Polly applied the Incandescent shade from Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette all over the lid. She added a shimmery white eyeshadow, Shell from Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Shadow Palette, to the inner corner and along the top and bottom of the lashlines to open up the eyes. Next, she coated lashes with Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara while brushed the brows with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum onto brows for a bit of shine.

Finally, the lips were prepped with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil, before coated with Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse, a gorgeous orange coral liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish. The outline of the lips were then slightly blended with a lip brush for a diffused look.



Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Palette for Holiday 2013 (need this!)

Nails
Red Carpet Manicure celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan was the mastermind behind the super cool colorblocked nails for the show. “Nails shouldn’t have to compete, they should only complement,” explained Lisa. Using Red Carpet Manicure, the first at-home LED gel system, she created press-on tips with a nude base and a block of yellow down the middle. “We used Fake Bake, a natural color, and The Perfect Pair, a yellow, but added White Hot underneath the yellow to make it pop.”

Colorblocked nude and yellow nails at Christian Siriano S/S 2014
Red Carpet Manicure backstage at Christian Siriano S/S 2014

Hair
To complete the beachy vibe of the look, lead stylist Anthony Cole working for Sebastian Professional gave models a “texturized, dreaded ponytail, some higher some lower”. He used three key products – Volupt Spray, Mousse Forte and Microweb Fiber – before using a straightening iron to further create waves for an erratic texture. Finally, he added a chain brand using 1/4″ section of the hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrapped it around the ponytail for a soft, organic feel.

Sebastian Professional backstage at Christian Siriano S/S 2014

Christian Siriano S/S 2014 collection

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MAKE Faye Toogood New Medieval Palette Review, Swatches and Photos

March 7th, 2013

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New York-based beauty brand MAKE teamed up with British designer Faye Toogood (who has worked with Opening Ceremony, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen) and makeup artist Ayami Nishimura to bring us a gorgeous Medieval Palette from the New Medieval Collection.


Using art and natural elements as inspiration, the Medieval Palette comes in the most gorgeous packaging with four Matte Finish Eyeshadows and four Matte Lipsticks:

* Darkness – a dark charcoal gray
* Cast Iron – a slate gray
* Woad – a smoky navy blue
* Ultramarine – a bright blue
* Putty – a medium peachy nude
* Rust – a medium brownish orange
* Nude – a yellow nude
* Magma – a bright orange red

The colors complemented each other really well and the looks you could do with them are endless. Despite the matte finish, the shadows applied easily with decent and buildable pigmentation. The matte lipsticks, on the other hand, were slightly drying for me and went on like a lip cream with good color payoff.

Overall, a cute palette with great colors that would work on most skintones.



Make Darkness, Cast Iron, Ultramarine and Woad matte eyeshadows
Clockwise from top left: Darkness, Cast Iron, Ultramarine and Woad

Make Darkness, Cast Iron, Woad and Ultramarine eyeshadow swatches
Darkness, Cast Iron, Woad and Ultramarine

Make Putty, Rust, Magma and Nude matte lipsticks
Clockwise from top left: Putty, Rust, Magma and Nude

Make Putty, Rust, Magma and Nude lipstick swatches
Putty, Rust, Nude and Magma

FOTD wearing MAKE Faye Toogood New Medieval Palette
Wearing all four shadows on the eyes and Rust on the lips

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MAKE Faye Toogood New Medieval Palette is available at weseebeauty.com for $25. One third of all sales on from MAKE is donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, dedicated to incubate and accelerate women-led, worker owned cooperatives.

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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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What product would you recommend as good gift for someone just starting out with makeup?

November 10th, 2011

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What product would you recommend as good gift for someone just starting out with makeup? Share your suggestions!

If they don’t have ANYTHING, then I’d probably suggest the Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Trios, which are pretty good bang for your buck–but you don’t have to feel guilty about practicing with them. It also helps you figure out what you like/dislike. I also like Urban Decay’s Naked Palette or theBalm’s Nude ‘tude Palette (though with as many matte shades, I’d say maybe it could be more difficult).

Thanks to MJ for today’s question! Got a question idea? Submit yours here.


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