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Monday
Jan132014

Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon at the Golden Globes.

Makeup artist Mai Quynh created a modern and warm look for Reese Witherspoon, who was a presenter at the 71st Annual Golden Globes. Quynh was inspired by the viridian color of Witherspoon’s Calvin Klein dress, as well as her golden complexion.

Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon at the Golden Globes

 

FACE: Golden, flawless skin

·         Quynh first prepped the skin with La Praire Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and applied Fresh Sugar Lip Treat to her lips. Then she used a foundation brush to apply Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, ($32) all over Witherspoon’s face.

·         She then applied NEW Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation (COMING FALL 2014) using a BeautyBlender Sponge. She stated, “I love how the natural, matte texture of this foundation melts into the skin, leaving it smooth and flawless.”  

·         Next, Quynh applied Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, ($23) under Witherspoon’s eyes and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, ($32) around her nose.

·         She then applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline, ($24) onto the apples of Witherspoon’s cheeks and layered Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper, ($25) on top. She stated, “Layering creams and powders will ensure that your makeup will stay on longer.”

·         Lastly, Quynh applied Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder in Translucent, ($34) using the Laura Mercier Finishing Brush, ($42). She then dusted the actress’s forehead, cheeks and chin with Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Powder Bronzer using the Laura Mercier Bronzer Brush, ($45).

 
LIPS: Neutral lips

·         Quynh first used Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Play, ($24) and swept Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bellini, ($24) on top.

 
EYES: Bright, sultry eyes were the main focus of the look

·         First, Quynh mixed Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours in Sand Glow and Cocoa, ($26/each) and applied the color from the inside of her eyelid, blending it towards the outer lid.

·         Next, she applied Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Fire Glow, ($24) from the lash line to the crease using the Laura Mercier All Over Eye Colour Brush, ($30). She then blended the shadow using the Laura Mercier Eye Crease Brush, ($29).

·         For added depth and dimension, Quynh added Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Earth Glow, ($24) to the outer crease. She smudged both Illuminating Eye Colours to the lower lash line, using the Laura Mercier Smudge Brush, ($24)  

·         Finally, she rimmed Witherspoon’s eyes with Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper, ($22) and finished the look with two coats of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara in Black, ($24).  

Laura Mercier makeup can be purchased at lauramercier.com.

Her hair was done by hair stylist Renato Campora for L’Oréal Paris.

INSPIRATION: Renato and Reese took inspiration from the silhouette of the Calvin Klein dress and wanted to give a modern twist to a classic look.
 
STEP-BY-STEP:

STEP 1: Renato started by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Frizz Vanisher Cream ($4.99) to damp hair from roots to ends.

STEP 2: He then sprayed L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray ($4.99) on her damp hair as he blew it out.

STEP 3: To achieve a super straight and geometric effect, he used a flat iron on her dry hair and finished with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Strand-Smoother Serum Spray ($4.99) to add shine, tame frizz and fight flyaways.

L’Oréal Paris products can be purchased at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer.

Monday
Jan132014

Get the Look: Margot Robbie at the 2014 Golden Globes.

Margot Robbie looked like a true movie star at the 2014 Golden Globes. I think we are going to be seeing a lot from this newcomer. She is gorgeous! Last night, her makeup was done by makeup artist Jenn Streicher for L’Oréal Paris.

Get the Look: Margot Robbie at the 2014 Golden Globes.


INSPIRATION: Margot really wanted a clean minimal makeup look to complement her chic Gucci gown. She wanted a very clean, dewy face, a pop of blush and a little more extreme eye brow. Jenn also concentrated on the lashes since there was not too much color on the eye. The end result? A glowing goddess!
 
STEP 1: Prep skin with L’Oréal Paris Ideal Moisture Normal Skin Day Lotion ($6.99) followed by L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur ($24.99) applied to the T-zone.

STEP 2: Apply Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation in shade 6 and 7.

STEP 3: Start with L’Oréal Paris The One Sweep Sculpting Blush Duo in Flush ($12.95) for some light contouring and then use L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Peach Gold Lift ($12.95) on the apples of her cheeks for a pop of color.

STEP 4: Then apply L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Iced Latte ($7.95) mostly in the inside corners of the eye followed by L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($8.99).

STEP 5: To complete the look, apply Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick #500 to the lips.

L’Oréal Paris makeup is available at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer.

Monday
Jan132014

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes.

Golden Globe winner Lupita Nyong'o looked gorgeous in her gown at the 2014 Golden Globes. Celebrity Makeup Artist Nick Barose for CHANEL did her makeup.

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes.

Get the Look: Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes.Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com

INSPIRATION
Lupita was wearing this gorgeous red dress that was off the shoulder and had a very regal feel to it, so I was looking for inspiration from queens—Nefertiti, Cleopatra—but more modern, so regal, but at the same time exotic. I showed her sketches from Caesar and Cleopatra, the Vivian Lee movie, but it was important to me to do something that didn't look too costume-y.

SKINCARE
For a day like today, you really want the skin to be luminous, so I usually put on a little bit more CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Ultimate Skin Regeneration Texture Fine moisturizer and CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux Ultimate Regeneration Eye Cream than usual, and let it sink into the skin while she gets her hair an nails done; then, I blot it off before I start with the foundation and powder.

FACE
On Lupita, I used CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in No. 70 on the T-zone, on the side of the nose, on the chin, and a little bit on the cheeks to help illuminate her skin and brighten it up in the center, because for photographs, you want to look candlelit from within. On darker skin, you don't contour, but you do the opposite—highlight—so I used CHANEL Blush Duo Tweed Effect Brun Rosé on the tops of her cheekbones so that they'd catch the light. When people wear red dresses, it looks like they have blush on because the color reflects onto their face, so it was important to use something more golden.

EYES
The really important element is that I started with the eyebrows. Using CHANEL Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Noir Cendré I made them very thick and defined because we wanted to make a statement. Then I focused on the lid using gold tones, because I like the blend of red and gold; it's such a royal combination. I did a wash of the gold shade CHANEL Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Complice on her lids and then I put CHANEL Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision on top. I used the Ligne Graphique De Chanel Liquid Liner in Noir to give it a modern-day Egyptian feel that I started on the inside and then winged out so it wasn't too long. I just wanted the flavor of a wing so it popped on the red carpet. Too much black liner around the eye would take away from how animated her eyes are so I used CHANEL Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Blue Jean, a shimmery royal blue pencil, underneath her lower lash-line just to define it without it looking too heavy. To make her eyes look even more cat-like I played with CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir on the outer corner, more than the inner corner of her eyes, applying the first coat horizontally, brushing upwards from root to tip, and the second coat vertically, pushing up the lashes on the outer corner to help with the illusion of an elongated eye.

LIPS
Even though her dress was red, we went with a color on her lips because if you pick a similar lipstick color to the dress, but apply it as a stain, it doesn't look too matchy-matchy. I started with CHANEL Le Crayon Lèvres Precision Lip Colour in Rouge Profond and then I applied CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate with the CHANEL Angled Lip Brush #33, which is a perfect way to apply lipstick really quick, and with a light hand. It's a similar color to her dress but a little deeper. The thing with red is you don't want it to be an exact match; you want it to be in the same family. As a finishing touch, I put a little bit of the gold, CHANEL Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision right in the center of the lips, also applied with the lip brush, to add a golden glaze so the color was not just a flat red.

Makeup is available at chanel.com.

Her hair was done by Celebrity Hairstylist Larry Sims!
 
Larry started Lupita’s glam look by liberally applying Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Curls Curl-Licious Mist to refresh and reactivate her natural curls.
 
Next, Larry used a rat tail comb to insert a dramatic deep side part on the right side of her head. He then took the part back to the crown of Lupita’s head and combed her hair to each side.

After the dramatic part was put in place, Larry then used Smooth ‘N Shine Go Pro Curls Butter Bouncin’ to hydrate Lupita’s hair to give it an easy moldable texture.

For a finishing touch, Larry used got2b 2sexy voluptuous volume hairspray to keep her tresses in place through a long night of Golden Globe after parties.

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