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Tuesday
Aug092011

Get the Look: Ashley Benson at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

Actress Ashley Benson made her mark at the Teen Choice Awards. Mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh shared her makeup tricks for creating Ashley’s stunning look.

 

Face:

”I prepped Ashley’s skin by applying mark Calm & Composed Super Soothing Moisturizer, followed by mark Primed for Perfection Face Primer all over her skin to create a clean canvas.

 Eyes:

“First, I applied mark Please Hold Eye Primer in Light To Medium. Then, I mixed mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eyeshadows in Corset and Gioia and applied the color to Ashley’s inner and outer eyelids. Next, I mixed mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eyeshadows in Dragonfly and Stellar, and applied the new shade to her inner eyelids, blending it outward and into the crease. I finished the eyes with two coats of mark Lash All You Want High Volume Mascara in Black.”

Face:

“Once I finished Ashley’s eyes, I cleaned her skin with mark Make it Go Away Wipes and applied mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Natural using a foundation brush. I then used mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in Light/Medium around her nose and under her eyes for a flawless look. Next, using a foundation brush, I applied mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Peachy and dusted mark Matte-Nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder in Natural Buff with a powder brush to set the look. To give Ashley’s skin a natural glow, I added mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder in Pro Glow using the mark Angled Contour Face Brush.”

Cheeks:

“To the apples of Ashley’s cheeks, I brushed on mark Good Glowing Custom Pick Powder in After Glo using the mark Blush + Bronzer Brush.”

Lips:

“For a natural pout, I applied mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Bare Hug.

 

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.