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Runway Beauty: Flawless Skin and Orange Lips at DKNY S/S 2014

September 11th, 2013

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Orange lipstick is definitely making a comeback next season! At DKNY Spring/Summer 2014, makeup artist Charlotte Willer working for Maybelline New York compared bold orange lips with a flawless complexion while the Essie team created a sweet look on the nails.

Charlotte evened out models complexion with Dream Lumi Concealer and FIT me! Pressed Powder. She added Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale with her fingertips directly onto cheeks, for a dewy touch of color.

The eyes were kept minimal with a light layer of Color Tattoo Metal Cream Gel Shadow in Barely Branded on the lid. Brows were groomed and shaped using Master Shape Brow Pencil.

To finish, the lips were coated with a mixture of Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Electric Orange and Neon Red and blotted to create a matte, stained finish.

On the nails, a coat of Essie Limo-scene was applied, topped with a coat of Essie Mademoiselle and finished with Essie Good To Go Top Coat.

Hair-wise, Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director at Wella Professionals, created a stylish classic look with a low side parting and a ponytail. He started by freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition. Then he applied Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier through the hair and used a soft bristle brush blow dry the hair flat to the head. Next, he used a straightening iron through the hair to create a smooth, polished look and created a low side part while gently brushing the hair flat to the head, spraying the hair with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray. Gently, using a soft bristle brush, he sprayed again with Stay Essential Finishing Spray, pulling the hair over to a low pony tail on the opposite side of the head to the parting, ensuring that all fly always are tamed. Next, he secured the hair in to the low pony tail with elastic, letting the pony tail come forward over the shoulder. Finally, Eugene took a small pump of Wella Professionals Oil Reflections, smoothed on to the palms of his hands, then took a soft brush and gently rubbed this across the palms to pick up the smallest amount of product, and then brushed the pony tail section.

Orange lipstick at DKNY S/S 2014
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DKNY S/S 2014 makeup and nails

DKNY S/S 2014 facechart by Maybelline
Sleek ponytails by Wella at DKNY Spring 2014

Images: Courtesy of Maybelline and Wella.

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How To Get Nikki Reed’s Makeup & Hair at Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Premiere

November 13th, 2012

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At the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 movie premiere in Los Angeles yesterday, Nikki Reed stepped onto the red carpet showcasing a natural, yet sultry look. See how celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles for NYX Cosmetics and Wella Professionals stylist Mara Roszak created the look after the jump!

How To Get Nikki Reed's Makeup and Hair at Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Premiere
Using a foundation brush, Stiles swiped NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in Warm Sand along the bridge of Reed’s nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and then used a BeautyBlender to drag the foundation to the outside of the face creating very sheer coverage. Stiles then applied NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in Medium where needed and then set the foundation with NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder.

To maintain Reed’s natural glow, Stiles did subtle contouring using NYX Highlight and Contour Powder applying just a touch of product under the cheekbones. “I have been into very subtle contouring lately…and the key is subtle,” noted Stiles. “The trick is using a very soft brush and just a touch of product. It’s easier to build than take away!” Stiles then dabbed NYX Stick Blush in Hibiscus onto the apples of her cheeks.

Stiles applied NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Slate from Reed’s lash line just above the crease and below the bottom lashes, pressing it in and blending with her fingers. She then swept a light coat of NYX Single Eye Shadow in Sensual over the lid and then added NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Taupe to the waterline to create a sultry finish, without closing the eye. A few NYX Fabulous Lashes in Flare Lash Medium were then added to create fullness and length and then three coats of NYX Fly With Me Mascara were applied to Reed’s well curled upper lashes and two coats to the bottom lashes. To finish the look, Stiles filled in Reed’s brows with just a touch of the NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown.

Stiles wanted the focus to stay on Reed’s strong, soft eyes so she finished with a warm, neutral lip using NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Tanned.

Mara gave Nikki Reed a structured and clean look that exuded luminosity to let her natural beauty take center stage.

Step-By-Step Styling:

1. Start by applying a couple pumps of Wella Professionals Flowing Form to damp hair and brush through.

2. Part hair using a rat tail comb, and blow out hair with a boar bristle round brush. To tame any fly aways, apply a dime sized amount of Wella Professionals Smooth Brilliance by rubbing into the palms of your hands and through hair, starting at the ends and working your way up to the roots.

3. Pull hair tight to the nape of your neck and secured it with a Bungee elastic band.

4. Holding your pony, loop your hair under the elastic to create a small bun and secured with bobby pins.

5. Take the rest of your hair and wrapped it around the elastic.

6. To finish the look, lightly spray Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight to add extra shine and then mist all over with Wella Stay Essential Finishing Spray.

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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!

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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What products are integral to your beauty routine?

October 29th, 2011

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What products are integral to your beauty routine? Share!

A good moisturizer, because my skin can be on the drier side if I’m not using an appropriate one. Next, I’d say my makeup brushes, because I really do prefer using them to apply makeup!

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

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Fab Over 40 – Julie Bowen’s Emmy Ready Skin with Votre Vu

September 22nd, 2011

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Julie Bowen is another celebrity that it is difficult to believe is over 40.   Last night Julie won an Emmy for her supporting role in Modern Family and she looked stunning in an Oscar de la Renta gown, and her skin looked flawless as well.    Her face was prepped by makeup artist Heather Currie using Votre Vu products.   Heather shares with us what she used on Julie’s skin.

“I started prepping Julie Bowen’s skin for the Emmys by applying the Luxe Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm from Votre Vu’s Duette, a hand cream/lip balm duo. I usually like to begin with lip balm when getting a celebrity ready for the red carpet to allow the moisture to really set in while I start on the rest of the face.

Then, I used Votre Vu Fleur Blanc Tonic for all skin types, swiping it over Julie’s skin to make sure that it was clean and ready for additional skincare.

I then used Votre Vu’s Attentive Sérum Delicat Pour Le Visage to nourish her skin and applied Votre Vu Tragic Magic Rescue Crème. The Tragic Magic gave a nice, subtle glow to Julie’s skin and is great for preventing any skin irritation or reactivity.

To finish Julie’s skincare prep and keep her eye area looking fresh, I applied Votre Vu Tout le Monde Antioxidant Eye Gelee to the eye contour.

After starting the makeup application with foundation, I began on the eye shadow, using Votre Vu’s Sweep Gentle Eye Makeup Remover to clean up any makeup that fell to the under eye area with a cotton swab.

When I finished Julie’s makeup, I applied a little of Votre Vu’s Luxee Yeux Eye Beauty Balm high on her cheekbones, just under the eyes, for a little bit of glow. I completed the look with a few spritzes of Votre Vu’s À Votre Santé Elixir Essentiel to set the makeup.

Before Julie left for the red carpet, I used Votre Vu’s Champagne Kisses Enhancing Lip Balm to enhance her lips prior to applying lip-gloss.”


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