Posts Tagged ‘soft’

Runway Beauty: Italy Inspired Romance at Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2016

October 1st, 2015

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The Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2016 show in Milan presented a fashion collection which is the Designers’ tribute to Italy. The Designers’ vision, “Italy is Love”, was complemented by a makeup look highlighting luminous skin with a flawless, dewy finish; soft and smoky feline eyes and plump lips. Nails in a feminine, romantic shade completed the look.

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Makeup: Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana

To start, Dolce & Gabbana Essential UV Cream was first applied to hydrate the skin, followed by the Sheer Radiance Primer to build the perfect canvas for make up application. A flawless complexion was achieved using the Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation blended outward, from the center of the face out towards the ears. The Perfect Luminous Concealer was applied to the shadowed areas of the face and dabbed under the eyes, hiding blemishes and creating an impeccable base with an even skin tone. The cheeks displayed a warm, romantic flush by being delicately contoured with the new Blush in Bacio 50, which was swept onto the apples of the cheeks and up towards the ears. The face was highlighted using The Illuminator in Eva 3 along the cheekbones and on the bridge of the nose, while the skin was set with a light dusting of The Pressed Powder across the nose and forehead.

The romantic, soft feline eye look was achieved with a base of Perfect Mono Eyeshadow in Nude 30 blended across the eyelids. The two complementary shades of brown from The Eyeshadow Quad in Smoky 105 were mixed together and applied with a blending blush along the crease of the eyelids to create depth. For added definition, The Illuminator in Luna 4 was applied to the inner corner of the eyes and below the eyebrows. The upper lash lines were amplified by applying The Eyeliner in Chocolate 10 in an upward flick, and a line of the Glam Liner in Earthy Brown 2 was drawn along the upper lash line, to add an intense yet feminine feline finish. On the curled top lashes, layers of the Volumized Mascara in Black 1 were applied, paying special attention to the outer corners for definition and a lengthening finish.

The brows were sculpted with The Brow Liner in Soft Brown 1 and Mocha 3, using the wide part of the pencil nib with light, feathery strokes to fill the color outwards to the end of the brow, achieving a natural youthfulness to the face.

For beautiful, rosy plump lips, from the new collection of Dolce Matte Lipstick, a mixture of shades were combined to create perfectly tailored spring looks using Dolce Nudo 124, Miss Dolce 134, Dolce Dolcezza 212, Dolce Rosa 222, Dolce Sogno 223, Dolce Mamma 229, Dolce Excelsa 512 and Dolce Bacio 641. To give lips definition and to keep the lipstick in place, the lips were lined with The Lipliner in Mamma 17, Rosa 16, Dolcezza 15, Bacio 18 and Soft 6. Nails painted with The Nail Lacquer in Bella 210 evoke elegance and finish this soft and feminine Spring/Summer 2016 look.

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Images: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana.

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Runway Beauty: Dewy Skin With Soft Smoky Eyes at Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2015

September 7th, 2014

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At Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2015, the look was creamy, dewy skin with a soft smoky eye paired with a side-part low ponytail and white nails.

Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2015 runway beauty
Makeup: Diane Kendal for Lancome
Nails: Deborah Lippmann for Lancome
Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kerastase

Makeup
To create the hydrated, glowing and dewy look, Kendal first prepped skin with Absolue L’Extrait Serum Ultimate Rejuvenating Concentrated – Elixir and Absolue L’Extrait Ultimate Radiance Mist. Next, she applied Nude Miracle Liquid to Powder Makeup to even skin out. Then, she applied La Base Hydra Glow on the cheekbones and Blush Subtil Palette All-In-One Contour Blush & Highlighter in Nectar Lace down the nose and on top of the cheekbones.

The eyes were softly-shaded with natural, curled lashes. Instead of mascara, Kendal curled lashes and blended Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base in Sienne and Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee on the eyes for a soft smoky effect.

Kendal finished the look with lips that were matte and bare with L’Absolu Rouge in La Base.

Nails
Nails were white with Vernis in Love in Beige Romance.

Hair
On dry hair, Gilbert applied Mousse Bouffant and Ciment Thermique. Then using a paddle brush, she blow-dried hair in a backwards motion for volume. Next, she used a tail comb and created a side part. Leaving two-inch strips of hair on either side of the face, she pulled back the remaining hair and secured temporarily with a clip. Pulling hair from the clip, section by section, she sprayed with Laque Dentelle and twisted with fingers before curling around a 2″ barrel curling iron for added texture. Then, she collected the two front strips and pulled with the remaining length at the back of the head into a pony, securing at the nape of the neck with an elastic. Finally, she combed fingers through the lengths of hair to create a soft, natural look and applied Baume Double Je to prevent flyaways and secure hair in place.

Soft smoky eye at Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2015

Side-part low ponytail by Kerastase at Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2015

Images: Michele Morosi/Indigitalimages.com and Courtesy of Kerastase and Lancome.

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Get Jenna Dewan’s Hair & Makeup Look at 2014 Oscar Awards

March 3rd, 2014

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At the 86th Academy Awards last night, Jenna Dewan looked like a fairy in a nude Reem Acra gown with glowy, angelic makeup and a soft updo. Read on to see how Jenna’s makeup artist Jake Bailey and hairstylist Jen Atkin created the look!

Jenna Dewan's Hair & Makeup Look at 2014 Oscar Awards
Makeup
First, Jake prepped Jenna’s skin with Sjal Cellular Renewal Cream before applying Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation. Then, he lined her eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and applied Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte, which he also used to fill in her brows. Next, he coated Jenna’s lashes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara and swiped mark Chic Frills Powder Blush on the apples of her cheeks. To complete the look, Jake applied Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon on the lips and added Chanel Jardin De Camelias Illuminating Powder on the cheekbones for a glow.

Hair
“The Oscars are a great time for my clients to get glammed. Jenna’s dress had so much detail and texture that I wanted to make sure to show off the collar and neckline. With the dress being so pretty, I wanted the hair to stay off her face, but to still have soft movement. I wanted her hair to look breeze blown, but still keep it up and off the dress.” explained Jen, representing CLEAR Scalp & Hair.

To get this look at home, start by washing hair with Clear Scalp & Hair’s Strong Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner. After washing, rough dry hair with hands and smooth out the ends with a brush. Next, set your part then flat iron hair, from mid-lengths to ends. Pull hair into a ponytail and let pieces fall as they may. Tease the ponytail for fullness and pin into a bun. Use a brush to lightly tease at the crown for soft flyaways and finish with hairspray.

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Transform Your Glow by Mixing Illuminators with Foundation

January 28th, 2012

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By Nita J., Virginia, Makeup Artist

Nita J is a strong advocate that true beauty lives in each and every individual. To her, makeup just enhances beauty and should never be used to mask the beauty that a person was born with. With her knowledge of makeup, cosmetic brands, marketing and the beauty industry, Nita J hopes to contribute as much as she can and instill in the minds of others that confidence and true beauty is soul-deep. You can check out her portfolio and her blog!


Transform Your Glow by Mixing Illuminators with Foundation

No matter what time of year it is, I find that most clients always want to accomplish a natural “glow” with their look. I personally have always liked a nice healthy, glowing complexion when doing my makeup on a daily basis, so I love trying out new products that would be me achieve this. An awesome tip that I tried once, fell in love with and kept it within my normal routine, is mixing a good illuminating product with foundation.

When you think of “glow,” most would reach into their beauty bag for a bronzer, which is perfectly fine. I tend to use an illuminating lotion rather than a bronzer because, for one, it blends into your foundation for a more seamless glow, and two, it looks more natural and tends to look a little more radiant.
When choosing and illuminating products, it’s best to use something that is sheerer (so that it doesn’t alter the color of your foundation), light, and doesn’t have a ton of shimmer, to give a more natural effect.

Think about it; when you “glow” naturally, your skin doesn’t produce large particles of glitter, right? Something with just a hint of shimmer will do the trick. There are many products out there that would help with this trick, but after trying numerous products, there are two in particular that I just love and can’t get enough of:

Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion ($26.00) comes in three shades: Diffuse, which gives off a nice pearly effect, Flash, which has a hint of soft pink, and Glow, which is a soft, golden bronze. These are all great shades because of the lightweight feel and consistency of the lotion.  They also do not change the color of your foundation. I have found that “Flash” works on many of my clients, no matter their skin tone, and I reach for it all the time. All you need is just one to two pumps of the product and you get an awesome glow. I like to mix the lotion with foundation before applying to the face. This is definitely something that I keep in my personal kit as well as my professional kit.

This is another great product that will beautifully transform your foundation and give you a subtle glow, but make a great statement. This NARS Illuminator ($29.00) comes in four shades; a soft pearl shade called Copacabana, Laguna, which is a soft brown with golden shimmer, the best-seller, Orgasm, which is a peachy-pink lotion with a little shimmer, and Super Orgasm, also peachy-pink but with more of a golden, shimmery finish. All of these are great, but I have discovered that Copacabana and Orgasm looks amazing on just about anyone I apply it to. Just a very small amount of this product is needed to achieve a beautiful glow. Again, mix with foundation before applying to the face for maximum results!

With all of the illuminating products out there, what are some that you have tried and fell in love with? I’d love to know!


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MAC x Cindy Sherman Collection Part 3 Product Information and Photos

July 29th, 2011

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With its wearable pink and nude shades for eyes, lips and cheeks, part three of the MAC x Cindy Sherman Color Collection is for those are too color-shy for dark/bright colors.

MAC Cindy Sherman Collection
US Launch Date: September 29, 2011

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28)

Lightscapade – Soft candlelit beige with multidimensional shimmer
Porcelain Pink – Soft pinky coral with gold veining

Lipglass ($14.50)

C-Thru – Peachy beige with shimmer
Pink Fade – Pale pink
Orange Tempera – Pale peach
Good Times – Pale mauve

Angel Flame Quad ($38)

Chamomile – Creamy pale yellow (satin)
Feather Pink – Mid-tone pink (satin)
Angel Flame – Coral that flashes pink/yellow (frost)
Gravel – Blue-grey (matte)

Jumbo Penultimate Eye Liner ($19.50)

Rapidblack – True black

Brush

168 Large Angled ($34)

MAC Cindy Sherman Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Cindy Sherman Lipglass
MAC Cindy Sherman Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Cindy Sherman Jumbo Penultimate Eyeliner

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