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Tuesday
Aug092011

Get the Look: Taylor Swift at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

Taylor Swift's red carpet look for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards was created by makeup artist Lorrie Turk.

 

Lorrie tells us about Taylor's look:

Since this was Teen Choice, held in August in sunny Los Angeles, Taylor and I wanted to go with a summery, youthful look.  To us, that meant color, especially since she had a cream palette for her dress.

To make Taylor's eyes pop, we started by brushing on COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers1-Kit Shadows in Turquoise Tempest #435, which we topped with COVERGIRL Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Eyeliner in Radiant Sapphire #710.  We finished her eyes with COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Very Black #500.

For a young and radiant glow, we used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, accentuated with a peachy blush.

We balanced the bold color we used on Taylor's eyes with a more muted look for her lips. We used COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Rapture #280.

 

Tuesday
Aug092011

Get the Look: Ellen DeGeneres at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

Ellen DeGeneres attended the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, Celebrity Makeup Artist Heather Currie did her makeup.

Heather explains Ellen's look and how to get it.

I love getting people ready for the Teen Choice Awards because the attire tends to be more hip and trendy. Therefore, it’s fun to complement the clothes by doing a makeup look that is fresh and can even lean towards edgy.

Ellen likes her makeup to look flawless so I started by using the

COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer. I like to start with a primer to give the foundation lasting power, which is great for a long night out.

I followed the primer with COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation. Since its summer and Ellen has a bit of a tan, I used foundation #245 Warm Beige. I like to start by getting the sponge wet and applying the foundation that way.

Next, I used a little of the COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer  in Light Medium #215 and mixed it with the COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Corrector  in #230. 

I used my finger to mix the two together on the back of my hand, and then I applied it to the area under Ellen’s eyes, making sure to reach the inner corners of the eye area as well.

I then applied the COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer  in Light Medium #215, with a brush to the T-zone area. I used the concealer lightly to cover any redness or imperfections on the skin.

Because it is an event that lends it self to an edgier look, I made Ellen’s eyes the focal point. Her eyes already stand out, so it’s fun to enhance them even more. I began by applying the COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Brown Bling #815 to the lid area, making sure to use my finger to blend the shadow into the crease. I love this product because it’s a primer and a shadow so you can build on top of it with dry eye shadow for a lasting look.

To add more definition to the lash line I then added the COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast Eyeliner in Brown Blaze #420. I like to use my finger to smudge this line upwards away from the lash to give it a smoky effect. I do this step a couple of times for more intensity, always making sure to blend it well. And to complete the eyes, I applied two coats of COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Brown #515.

Since the focus was more on the eyes, I used a lighter color of blush, COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Blush in Rich Cinnamon #210. I applied the blush with a synthetic brush, but it’s just as easy to use your finger, or the sponge that it comes with.

Since I wanted Ellen’s skin to have a beautiful glow, I lightly powdered her face with the COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder for Normal Skin in Natural Beige #140.

 Along with the blush, I wanted to down play the lips so that the eyes would remain the focus. I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Pinot #245.I really like this gloss. Not only is it moisturizing, but it adds a hint of color to the lips without looking heavy.

 

Tuesday
Aug092011

Get the Look: Selena Gomez at 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

 

Selena Gomez stepped onto the red carpet this afternoon at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards looking absolutely radiant.


photo: WireImage

Her red carpet look was created with the help of Makeup Artist Karan Mitchell for Maybelline New York. Karan was inspired by Selena’s inner vivacity and glowing personality and created a look using Maybelline New York’s new Limited Edition Vivienne Tam Great Lash Mascara in Very Black. To compliment her champagne-colored Erin Featherston dress, Karan kept Selena’s makeup fresh and chic but added a touch of color to her eyes and lips.

 

For Eyes

Karan started with Selena’s eyes, using Maybelline EXPERTWEAR Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte, using the soft shimmery shade of the palette on her lids up to the crease.  She then used the lightest gold hue from the Maybelline EYE STUDIO Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush on the inside corners and as a highlight under her brow bone. Next, she used the deepest warm copper shade from the Maybelline EXPERTWEAR Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte on the outside corners of the eye, accentuating Selena’s beautiful brown eyes. Karan lined the upper and lower lash lines with Maybelline EYE STUDIO Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Charcoal. Karan then topped off the look with three coats of Maybelline New York’s Limited Edition Vivienne Tam Great Lash Mascara in Very Black.

 

For the Lips

The lip look was finished with Color Sensational Lipcolor in Pink Satin – the perfect product to achieve Selena’s soft, fresh, feminine pout!

 

For Face

Karan created a fresh-faced healthy glow for Selena, using Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation in Naturel as a base.  To set the base, she used Maybelline FIT ME Pressed Powder in Pure Beige. On the countour of the cheeks, she used Maybelline FIT ME Bronzer in Light Bronze.

Maybelline New York Limited Edition Vivienne Tam Great Lash Mascara in Very Black will be aailable August 14 at Target.com, available August 21 at Target Stores nationwide.

For Hair

The newly appointed Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist, Andy Lecompte Selena loose, flawless waves. For Selena’s tango-inspired Teen Choice performance, her hair was pulled back into a chic, low ponytail.

 

Step-by-Step Styling

1.       Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier was added to her wet hair to prime it for styling

2.       Blow dry the hair completely smooth with a ceramic brush

3.       Spritz hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray to protect hair from heat fatigue

4.       Separate hair into small sections and use a medium to large barrel curling iron to set loose waves

5.       Use fingers to apply Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray, tucking the hair behind one ear and giving it an all-over polished look

Then, for Selena’s Performance:

6.       Using a dollop of Wella Professionals Pearl Styler Styling Gel on the palms, smooth hair back toward the nape of the neck and secure with a hair elastic

7.       Using a ½ inch section from her hair, wrap the pony to hide the hair elastic and secure with hair pins into a chic, low ponytail

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