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Tuesday
May032011

Get the Look: Isla Fischer at the 2011 MET Ball.

Isla Fischer looked gorgeous at the Met Ball where she had her makeup done by Celebrity Makeup Artist Fiona Stiles.

Isla wore a sapphire blue sequined strapless dress that looked incredible with her gorgeous red hair. We kept her skin a light golden color and focused on smoky grey eyes that would accent, not compete, with the dress. The lips and cheeks were warm neutral tones that looked radiant and effortless, like Isla herself.

I applied COVEGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation using a flat synthetic foundation brush and blended it down to a thin layer with a damp sponge. I prefer using a loose powder to set foundation, so I used the COVERGIRL Professional Loose Powder in Translucent Medium. Using the COVERGIRL Instant Cheekbones in Peach Perfection, I used a little as contour, then the peachiest color as blush and then brushed on a touch of bronzer for warmth and radiance. Using a few different products subtly can really add dimension to the face. The bronze over the peach just makes it feel more like the color is radiating from within her.

On her eyes, I swiped the Silver end of COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky over the eye and blended it up towards the brows, then smudged a bit under her lower lashes. Then I took the COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers 1-kit in Shimmering Onyx and smudged it into the lash line on the top, and the outer corners of the lower lashes. I smudged out the color and added a bit more of the Silver Sky and smudged it towards the inner corner of the eye. Two coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion on the top and bottom gave her big flirty eyes.

I added a touch of COVERGIRL Lip Perfection lipcolor in Kiss on her lips and she was out the door!

Isla wore a sapphire blue sequined strapless dress that looked incredible with her gorgeous red hair. We kept her skin a light golden color and focused on smoky grey eyes that would accent, not compete, with the dress. The lips and cheeks were warm neutral tones that looked radiant and effortless, like Isla herself.

I applied COVEGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation using a flat synthetic foundation brush and blended it down to a thin layer with a damp sponge. I prefer using a loose powder to set foundation, so I used the COVERGIRL Professional Loose Powder in Translucent Medium. Using the COVERGIRL Instant Cheekbones in Peach Perfection, I used a little as contour, then the peachiest color as blush and then brushed on a touch of bronzer for warmth and radiance. Using a few different products subtly can really add dimension to the face. The bronze over the peach just makes it feel more like the color is radiating from within her.

On her eyes, I swiped the Silver end of COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky over the eye and blended it up towards the brows, then smudged a bit under her lower lashes. Then I took the COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers 1-kit in Shimmering Onyx and smudged it into the lash line on the top, and the outer corners of the lower lashes. I smudged out the color and added a bit more of the Silver Sky and smudged it towards the inner corner of the eye. Two coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion on the top and bottom gave her big flirty eyes.

I added a touch of COVERGIRL Lip Perfection lipcolor in Kiss on her lips and she was out the door!

Tuesday
May032011

Get the Look: Jessica Chastain at the 2011 MET Ball.

Jessica Chastain attended the the Met Ball in New York City last night. She had her makeup look done by Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey.

Jessica wore a tight sexy black dress by Pucci, which I couldn't envision with anything else but the always-chic smoky eye and nude lip.

I started with a tiny bit of moisturizer called "skin food" by Weleda. I then buffed a light coat of COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation all over her face to add a bit of perfecting polish to Jessica's already beautiful skin. 

I then lined the entire inner rim of her eyes with COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast in Black Fire and worked it into the top and bottom lash lines for extra definition. This liner has a super soft blendable texture, which I smudged upward, outward and downward using a soft cone tipped eyeshadow brush to achieve the smoky effect. I then set the smoky liner with a little bit of Guerlains's les violettes loose powder. I applied individual lashes and coated them with COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara...a rich black formula that added tons of volume as well as length. I only needed one coat.

I then warmed up her complexion by applying a cream bronzer to the apples of her cheeks and hairline.

I gave her a light dusting of the same Guerlain powder and accentuated her cheekbones using a highlighter from Kevyn Aucoin.

I finished the look with a tawny coral nude lip color, COVERGIRL LipPerfection lipcolor in Delish. 

 

Tuesday
May032011

Get the Look: Jessica Alba at the 2011 MET Ball.

Renato Campora for Frederic Fekkai tended to the tresses of Jessica Alba for this years MET Ball.

THE INSPIRATION: Campora was inspired by the shimmery lines

THE LOOK: An edgy up-do with soft texture

 

HOW TO GET THE LOOK: On wet hair, Campora applied Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip throughout the head and blow-dried with a round brush. Using his fingers, he pulled the hair back securing at the crown of the head.  Then he rolled the hair  fastening with bobby pins. He then wrapped one piece of hair around the bottom of the rolled ponytail to add sophistication to the edgy style. Next, he embellished the hair by adding an accessory and left a few front pieces to maintain a soft texture.  He finished by spraying the hair with Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray for all night hold.

THE PRODUCTS ALL BY FEKKAI: Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip ($24), Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($24) 

 

Tuesday
May032011

Get the Look: Gisele Bundchen at the 2011 MET Ball.

John Frieda Global Creative Consultant Harry Josh styled Gisele Bundchen for the 2011 New York Met Ball.

While the tousled beach wave look has ruled the red carpet as of late, Harry Josh opted for a classic Old Hollywood-inspired style for Bundchen at the Met Ball this year.

Although Giselle's hair is already luminous and healthy, Josh began with John Frieda Full Repair Perfect Ends Sheer Mist before blow drying to protect her tresses from the heat and seal the cuticles for flawlessly shiny waves.

Josh started by blow drying Gisele’s hair, curling each piece carefully and setting it to keep the shape. The curls were then brushed out to create a soft and sleek wave throughout. John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer was used which weightlessly smoothes flyaways for a polished red carpet look.

“I wanted to go for a sleek, sophisticated style for Gisele this year. The Met Ball is fashions biggest night and I thought this was the perfect look to complement the evening. The John Frieda Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer will keep her photographer ready all night.”

Perfect Ends Sheer Mist: This softening mist for Fine-Textured Hair protects heat-damaged hair with omega-rich Inca Inchi oil. Spray evenly through clean, wet hair, concentrating on ends and damaged areas to weightlessly repair and promote smooth, healthy strands.

Touch-up Flyaway Tamer: This portable wand polishes broken strands, smoothing flyaways and frayed ends with Inca Inchi oil to keep hair sleek and smooth. Brush the wand over dry, styled hair for on-the-go touch-ups and a boost of shine.

For her makeup, Gisele turned to Rose Marie Swift, creator of RMS Beauty.

 

“We wanted Gisele to look naturally sophisticated, making the look more modern and not falling into a retro direction.  It made the whole look beautiful and fashion forward with out being heavily made up. A perfect Gisele look.” - Rose-Marie Swift

For the eyes:
 - Shu Uemura Mascara
 - Shu Uemura Eyeshadow in a soft blue/grey  

For the face:
 - Rose-Marie used her own line - RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up #33 as a light foundation
 - Un Cover-Up also took the place of a traditional blush, Rose-Marie used it as a contour
 - RMS Beauty Living Luminizer delivered a striking glow to the skin.  Since Gisele loves for her skin to shine, Rose-Marie also added the luminizer on her collar bone and shoulders

For the lips:
 - Rose-Marie used RMS Beauty Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla for a natural shine and nude, natural lip color.
 - She also used Chanel’s #34 Lip Definer