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Reverse Cat Eye at Nicholas K A/W ’14

February 7th, 2014

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A reverse cateye with lots of lashes dominated the runway of Nicholas K A/W ’14. “It’s really just a modern egdy twist on a classic cat eye,” explained Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen. “The bold geometrically bottom-lined lashes were balanced with a more neutral lip.” Catch the 411 on the look after the jump!

Nicholas K A/W '14 runway beauty
Step 1. Using a foundation Brush, apply Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation to face.

Step 2. Contour cheeks with Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation in a slightly darker shade than the liquid foundation.

Step 3. Using Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Blackout, paint on a bold line on the lower lashline and extended the line beyond the eye to create a reverse cat eye.

Step 4. Apply false lashes to the bottom lash line, then paint on two coats of Avon Mega Effects Masacara in Black to make lashes pop.

Step 5. Finish with Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Caramel Comfort.

Reverse Cat Eye at Nicholas K A/W '14
Nicholas K A/W '14 backstage makeup by Avon

Images: Courtesy of Avon.

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Makeup Tutorial: How To Foil Eyeshadow

April 22nd, 2013

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Looking for a way to REALLY make your eye makeup pop and last? Try foiling, a popular technique that involves applying eyeshadow wet to create a shiny, foil-like effect.

How To Foil Eyeshadow makeup tutorial

Applying pigments dry vs wet with mixing medium

Foiling How To
Before you foil, check to see if your eyeshadow can be used wet. Foiling a shadow that cannot be used wet will ruin its texture and leave behind a hard spot. All pigments and loose eyeshadows can be used wet.

Step 1. Add a drop or two of mixing medium to your brush. I am a huge fan of MAC Water-based Mixing Medium but water, saline eye drops or even a makeup setting spray will work just as great. Make sure your brush is damp – not soaking wet.

Step 2. Dip the brush directly into the eyeshadow. If you are using a pigment or loose eyeshadow, pick up product that is stuck onto the inside of the lid to avoid getting too much product.

Step 3. Tap off excess and apply directly onto the eyes in a patting motion. Repeat this step until you have achieved the intensity you want.

Step 4. Once the color has dried off completely, blend off the edges. Feel free to add in other colors as desired.

Extra Tips On Foiling
* Don’t own any pigments or shadows that can be used wet? Just wet the brush after you have dipped it into the shadow.

* Foiling works under and over dry shadows. In the look above, I applied MAC Blonde’s Gold Pigment wet on the lid then blended MAC Sweet Sienna Pigment dry on the outer corner and up the crease before using MAC Deep Blue Green Pigment wet as a liner.

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Get Jessica Alba’s Hair & Makeup Look at 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards

March 27th, 2013

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At the 26th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, actress Jessica Alba totally rocked emerald, the 2013 Pantone Color Of the Year, with glowy skin and a soft pink lip. See what Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen used to create the look!

Jessica Alba's Makeup at 2013 Kids' Choice Awards
* Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation
* Lorac Baked Bronzer
* Chanel Tumulte Blush
* Cle de Peau Concealer

* Votre Vu Brow Wax
* Avon Glimmersticks in Aqua Flash
* Ardell Individual Lashes in Short Black
* Avon SuperExtend Infintize Mascara

* Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Lovey Dovey

Hairstylist Gio Campora went for a 90’s supermodel feel by giving Jessica loose waves swept to one side. Follow his steps below to get her look.

Step 1. Smooth Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse into wet hair, and then spray on Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray.

Step 2. Blowdry hair using a round brush.

Step 3. Section the hair off and use a medium curling iron to create loose curls.

Step 4. Finish with Frizz-Ease 100% Glossing Spray to give hair the perfect healthy shine.

Like the idea of emerald makeup? Check out these tips on how to wear the color!

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Missoni A/W 2013 Hair & Makeup at Milan Fashion Week

February 27th, 2013

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At Missoni A/W 2013, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni working for MAC Cosmetics created glossy eyes and nude lips that is “pure… angelic, but with strength” while Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director of Wella Professionals, gave models stacked ponytails.

Missoni A/W 2013 runway beauty
* M·A·C PRO Face & Body Mixing Medium and Care Blends Essential Oil – mixed together and buffed over the entire face followed by being massaged into skin.
* Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation – blended through the center of the face to even and tone with a luminous finish.
* M·A·C PRO Concealer Palette – used only as needed to perfect.
* Luna Cream Colour Base – blended over the high planes of upper cheekbones, through the temples, bridge of nose, bow of lip, and chin to highlight.
* Clear Lipglass – applied over cheeks and Cupid’s bow for added dimension and shine.

* Groundwork Paint Pot – applied as a sheer layer over the eyelid and through the crease to contour.
* Graphblack Technakohl Eye Liner – applied through the upper lashline, lower waterline, and lower lashline, then blended well to diffuse.
* Clear Lipglass – applied over the eyelid and socket for added shine and dimension.
Lashes were well curled and left bare.

* M·A·C PRO Dim Lip Erase – patted into lips to tone down the natural colour to finish.

Glossy eyes and nude lips at Missoni Fall 2013

“I wanted to create a hair look that was completely multi-dimensional, that appeared very different according to perspective and where the dynamic was brought to life with movement” said Eugene.

Eugene created a series of sectioned ponytails that were “stacked” upon each other to create a thinner profile which gave an aerodynamic appearance. The profile from the front of the head was small and tight with a degree of shine, this transformed towards the back of the head to a contrasting textured, raw effect.

However, it was when the girls walked on the catwalk that the genius of this look was revealed, as soft pieces of hair from the sides of the head morphed with the textured ponytail to create a streamlined, sporty, minimal look that seemed to have a life force of its own.

Get the Look
Step 1. Start with clean freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition.

Step 2. Spray hair with Wella Professionals Perfect Setting Blow Dry lotion and dry with a flat brush keeping the hair flat and smooth.

Step 3. Spray hair with Wella Professional Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray, and run through with straightening irons.

Step 4. To create a stacked ponytail, clip hair away on the top of the head and take a section of hair nearest to the nape (around 15cm) and bring hair together with a soft bristle brush and tie in to a ponytail with a long piece of elastic.

Step 5. Repeat this process working up through the head and tying each ponytail on top of the other.

Step 6. When you get to the first of the final four pony tails, take a palm full of Wella Professionals Extra Volume Mousse and press it in to the roots of the hair, before tying in to the ponytail – don’t brush the mousse section as this needs to have texture.

Step 7. On the final section of hair – do not attach to the ponytail, apply the mousse then take the straightening irons and run through the end of the hair section and let it fall on top of the stacked ponytail.

Step 8. Ensure that there are some wispy pieces to the sides of the head and again run the straightening irons through these to give direction towards the back of the head.

Step 9. Finally, spray Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray in to the ponytail, blast with the hairdryer then finish with the straightening irons to create a dry textured finish.

Step 10. Spray the front of the hair with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to set the look.

Runway hair at Missoni A/W 2013
Hair by Well Professionals at Missoni Fall 2013

Images: Courtesy of Wella and Michele Morosi/InDigital/GoRunway.

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Get Adele’s Hair at 2013 Oscars

February 25th, 2013

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At tonight’s 85th Academy Awards, singer Adele rocked a voluminous, half-up ‘do that complemented her classic black Jenny Packham gown and gorgeous makeup. Get the 411 on the look from her hairstylist Michael Ashton after the jump!

Step 1. Towel dry wet hair, removing excess moisture before working through John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray on mid-lengths and ends.

Step 2. Flip hair over with your head between your knees, blasting hot air down the hair shaft for instant lift at the roots and thickness through the rest of the hair.

Step 3. When hair is about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and take large sections, smoothing them with a medium sized round brush. Pay particular attention to the ends to ensure they are bouncy and luscious.

Step 4. Section the hair into quarters and apply a medium-large curling iron to each section to achieve a contemporary and feminine texture. Next set in hot rollers. Once cool, carefully brush through hair with a natural bristle brush.

Step 5. Continue for the remaining three sections, ensuring that as you have finished curling each section you pin it in a barrel curl using a sectioning clip while it cools and sets.

Step 6. After 5-10 minutes, remove the sectioning clips, gently tousle hair. Pull half of the hair back and tease at the crown, securing pieces together in the back of the head. Leave down two small sections of hair to frame the face. Mist John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray for a long-lasting finish.


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