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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.

 

Thursday
Jan062011

Ellen Degeneres for COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary.

For last nights 50th Anniversary COVERGIRL party, Ellen Degeneres' makeup look was created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Heather Currie.

Since this party was representing 50 years of COVERGIRL, I wanted Ellen to have a classic, clean, and beautiful look. At the same time, because she has such vibrant eyes, I wanted to do something sexy and smoky to add a little glamour.

I began the process by prepping her skin with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer. I like to use the primer because it hydrates the skin and helps the foundation to last longer.

Next I used the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation. Ellen is a little tan right now so I used the foundation in Warm Beige, but normally I use Buff Beige on her.

I like to use the sponge that comes with the foundation, and I prefer to use it wet. Just make sure that all of the excess water is squeezed out of the sponge.

After the foundation I applied the Simply Ageless Concealer in light/medium. I used a brush, but it works just as well to apply with fingers. I basically put a little concealer under her eyes, and a tiny bit in the T-zone area to reduce any redness.

For Ellen’s eyes, I started by lining the eye with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Brown Blaze. I used my finger and smudged the line so that it wouldn’t appear hard. I then used an eye shadow brush and continued to smudge the liner area with COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers in Brown Smolder. I wanted Ellen’s look to seem more edgy so I added some of the COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky on top of the shadow. Adding the metallic cream gave the eye a bit more dimension and a bit of glamorous sheen. I then added a very thin line of the COVERGIRL Line Exact in Brown. I did this to give the lash line more intensity. The last step for the eyes was to curl her lashes and I applied two coats of the COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara. Since Ellen is blonde, and typically prefers a more natural look, I opted for brown mascara.

To give Ellen’s skin that fresh glow I added some of the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Royal Plum to the apple area of her cheeks. I prefer to use a synthetic brush for this, but the fingers can work just as well.

I then used a bit of the COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder for Normal Skin in Natural Beige, and just swept it lightly over her skin. Because I wanted her skin to appear natural, I focused the powder more in the T-zone area. We want the shine to appear more on the cheekbones and on the sides of her face.

Because the eyes were more of a focus for this look, I wanted to keep the lips more natural and subdued. I used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Seduce, but I didn’t line the lip with it, I lightly applied the pencil to most of the lip area. I like to do that because it holds the gloss and lip color longer, and gives it a primer affect. Then I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Clove to add a light luxurious sheer color and finish the look.