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Get The Look: Miranda Kerr at 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party

January 16th, 2013

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Supermodel Miranda Kerr dazzled at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party last night with smoldering eyes and red lips. To get her showstopping look, follow these easy steps from Celebrity Makeup Artist Lisa Storey.

How to get Miranda Kerr's makeup at 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party
Prep skin with VS PRO Airbrush FX Bronzing Primer for a natural, all-over glow. Lightly dust VS PRO Flawless FX Translucent Finishing Powder over entire face for a flawless finish. For touchups, dab VS PRO Anti-Shine FX Oil-Free Mattifier on high-shine areas, like the center of the forehead, nose and chin.

Before applying eye shadow, prep lids with VS PRO Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer to create a smooth and long-lasting base. Hide dark shadows under eyes with VS PRO Camouflage FX Universal Concealer Palette. Apply VS PRO Light FX HD Eye Brightening Pen around the entire eye area and blend up into cheekbones to lighten and brighten dark shadows and conceal fine lines. Using VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad in Eye Contact, apply the lid color all over lids, blending up into the crease and out towards the outer corner of the eye. Use the same color under the bottom lashes. Apply the highlight color under the brow bone and add a touch to the inner corners to open the eyes. Define upper and lower lashlines with VS Precision Liquid Liner in Black, exaggerating the outer edges for an eye-opening effect. Using VS Brow Pencil and Brush Duo in Brunette, fill in brows for extra definition. Finish with two coats of VS Makeup Volume Lift Mascara in Black.

Apply VS Makeup Luminous Mineral Blush Duo in Meet Up to apples of cheeks for a sexy flush.

Prep lips with VS PRO Pout FX Lip Primer and Definer. Complete the red carpet look with a swipe of VS Makeup Color Drama Lipstick in Intensity.

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Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel Review and Swatches

March 28th, 2011

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With a long line of celebrity fans like Reese Witherspoon, Paris Hilton and Jennifer Hudson, Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel is a multi-tasking product that claims to be an alternative to traditional foundation, primer, color corrector and powder. It can be used alone or after moisturizer to help even out skintone, moisturize, reduce redness, hide pores and smooth out wrinkles. Sounds a lot like the Asian cult product BB Creams doesn’t it?

The Skin Perfection Gel comes in a cute 30ml bottle with an airless pump. All you have to do press and it will dispense a small amount of product so nothing goes to waste. I normally use 2 pumps for the whole face.

Active ingredients include Isododecane, Polysilicone – 11, Dimethicone, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Montmorillonite, Thioctic Acid, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491, Alpha Lipoic Acids, Vitamins A & E. It is also oil, parabens, talc and fragrance-free.

There are 4 shades to match different skintones – Luminous, Radiant, Rich, Decadent – along with Translucent, which goes on clear. I have Radiant, a warm medium shade that is much darker than my NC30 skin.

Swatch of Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel in Radiant
Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel in Radiant swatch

The gel-mousse formula goes on super lightweight and not the slightest greasy. The finish is smooth and velvety, just like a silicone-based primer.

The coverage is minimal and does not do anything for undereye circles, freckles and redness at all. It does however, make my pores appear smaller and my face plumper. My foundation and concealer also seemed to apply much smoother and last longer when I use this.

Unless you have flawless skin, I would recommend saving this as a primer or mixing it with your regular foundation for more slip. For this reason, the $57.50 price tag is way too high. You can definitely get similar results with cheaper products.

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Per-fekt Skin Perfecting Gel is available at Sephora for $57.50.

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Do you use face primer everyday?

March 13th, 2011

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Do you use face primer everyday? If so, what’s your go-to?

I don’t, but I’m generally only out for a few hours with makeup on and then come home and remove it. If I plan to be out for longer periods of time, then I do wear a primer!

Thanks to Olga for today’s question!

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