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Gwyneth To Launch Skincare And Beauty Ranges Via GOOP

Would you trust an A-list celebrity who recently confessed her love of “steam cleaning” her vagina with your beauty regime? This is the question discerning women the world over must surely be asking themselves following the news Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly launching skincare and beauty ranges via her popular lifestyle website GOOP.

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Of course, Gwyneth is also a fan of using goop.com to extol the new-age benefits of other such important life matters such as “consciously uncoupling” ala her split with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin; ridiculously overpriced, but gorgeous luxury clothes; month-long juice cleanses and macrobiotic diets.

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However, the health obsessive did come under fire for her health advice that if women steam out their vaginas they’ll achieve a powerful energy boost and internal cleanse. This is somewhat amusing given our vaginas self-cleanse, but I digress. Gwynnie advised her legion of fans to run, not walk, to get the special herbal steam-treatment service available at the Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica.

“The real golden ticket here is the Mugwort V-Steam,” Gwynnie enthused. “You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al.”

She added that the V-Steam is “an energetic release – not just a steam douche – that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”

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Slammed for this potentially dangerous, sham health advice by multiple medical experts, Gwyneth was undeterred and continued to do what she does best, look amazingly radiant at red-carpet premieres, such as Mortdecai, with new Gold Coast regular, Johnny Depp, who has been in and out of the “sunshine state” of late shooting the new Pirates of the Caribbean film.

So, how does the gorgeous celebrity seemingly never age? Is there really something to her diet claims? And here are some more burning questions for Gwynnie – if she’s reading this –about her new organic and sustainable skincare and beauty ranges set to launch next January: Can we mere mortals afford it, or will it cost the equivalent of a monthly Sydney mortgage? And, will it be for women of all ages and skin types? And will we too, then attain the Fountain of Youth?

GOOP will apparently cut out the middle man and handle all retail aspects in-house. Stay tuned for more as it comes to hand, dear readers!

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June 15, 2015

Is The A-List “Lunchtime Facelift” Worth The Cost?

What do A-list powerbrokers Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Oprah and Linda Evangelista have in common?

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They’re all very beautiful women with gorgeous, glowing skin who are said to be devoted fans of Thermage; a new non-invasive, radiofrequency procedure that allegedly smoothes, tightens and contours the skin for a noticeably younger look.

Dubbed “the lunchtime facelift” by Oprah, Thermage is much loved by celebrities because there’s no recovery time and the anti-aging procedure can be used to tighten skin on the eyes, face, neck, arms, stomach, thighs, knees and more. Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured) even reportedly recently told Harper’s Bazaar that while painful, Thermage took five years off her face.

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But here’s the catch ladies, the “the lunchtime facelift” sure ain’t cheap; costs vary, depending on the actual size of the area to be treated – as well as the individual clinic performing the treatment – but it will generally set you back from $1500-$3000.

Ouch. An A-lister’s salary would certainly help with this latest non-surgical, anti-aging procedure! So, is “the lunchtime facelift” actually worth the hefty cost? Kaye Scott, Co-Founder of The Clinic, Bondi Junction, says a resounding “yes.” The former registered general and psychiatric nurse, who went on to recognise a niche market for laser treatments, says women adore the treatment and many come back for more.

“As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermage uses radiofrequency to safely heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating your own collagen and promoting new collagen,” Ms Scott says.

“There have been several clinical studies and trials to prove Thermage does work. From our own personal experience, we have had the same clients who repeat the same procedure on an annual basis.”

A word of warning, ladies: Thermage, like all non-invasive procedures, is not without dangers. Risks associated with “the lunchtime facelift” include overheating of the skin, which can cause a breakdown in tissue, and it can be painful. It’s vital you talk to your Thermage practitioner about what to expect before you schedule a procedure.

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However, Ms Scott says Thermage is so safe, she’s not seen a single side-effect in the more than five years in which her clinic has been practising the procedure. What’s more, Thermage is suited to all skin types, but would most benefit women aged 35-65, she says.

Since 2002, more than one million procedures have been performed on people with varying skin types and ages. In addition, about 2200 dermatologists, plastic surgeons and cosmetic physicians use Thermage worldwide.

What do you think? Would you pay that much for “the lunchtime facelift” if it took years off your face?

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March 30, 2015

Get the Look: Katy Perry’s Grammys Makeup

Celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey created Katy Perry’s pretty, glowing Grammys makeup, and shares some easy makeup tips for recreating the look at home!

Skin
“I started by prepping her skin with Olay’s new Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream.

Once the moisturiser had absorbed, I got to work on the skin. Since we were going for maximum “glow,” I mixed equal parts COVERGIRL BB cream and COVERGIRL TruBLEND Liquid Foundation on the back of my palm before buffing it all over her face and neck with a soft brush for sheer coverage and a polished glow.”

Eyes
“I started the eye look by painting a delicate line onto her lashline and a subtle cat eye wing in the outer corners of her eyes using COVERGIRL Bombshell Liquid Liner.

I then coated her lashes with Bombshell Volume Mascara, top and bottom. I used the first coat to get that volumised look and then applied the second coat for the intense jet black wet lash look.

I then applied Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess into the crease of her eyelid and highlighted her lids and browbones with Flamed Out Shadow in Blazing White.

I finished the eye look with a strong brow and a coat of clear mascara to hold them in place.”

Cheeks
“Once I finished with the eyes, I warmed and highlighted her complexion using COVERGIRL TruMAGIC Sunkisser and Luminizer. I blended the Sunkisser along the hairline and into the hollows of the cheeks to add warmth and dimension.

I then took the Luminizer and used it to add a golden glow to her cheekbones,  tip of her nose and just above the cupids bow of her lips.

Once I set the makeup with COVERGIRL + Olay Pressed Powder, I dusted a little bit of shimmery coral blush on the apples of her cheeks.”

Lips
“I finished the look with a fresh coral/pink shade called “Heavenly” from the COVERGIRL LipPerfection collection and tipped it with a touch of balm for extra shine.”

What do you think of Katy Perry’s Grammys makeup?

January 28, 2014

Get the Look: Allison Williams’ Polished Makeup

Girls’ star Allison Williams looked so pretty and polished at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, and we couldn’t wait to see which makeup products her celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff used to create the look. Here’s how to recreate this pretty makeup, that’s perfect for day to night, with some easy makeup tips.

Face
Pati started using the Lancôme Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Makeup. Then, she applied Lancôme Dual Finish All Day Wear Versatile Powder Makeup.

For Allison’s natural glow, she brushed Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Ménage a Trois Glow on the apples of her cheeks.

Eyes
For her subtle smokey eye, Pati used two shades of eyeliner: Lancôme Liner Design Gel EyeLiner in Black Fishnets and Indigo Darling to create dimension. On the lids, she applied the soon-t0-be-released Lancôme Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Dancing Rose.

Finally, she topped the lashes with one of our favourite mascaras, Lancôme L’Extrême Mascara.

Lips
To complete the look, Pati applied Lancôme Gloss in Love in Rose Oscar for a pretty, soft pink gloss.

What do you think of Allison Williams’ pretty makeup?

January 22, 2014

Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence’s SAG Awards Makeup

Jennifer Lawrence was the epitome of celebrity style at the SAG Awards 2014, pairing her glam Dior dress with sexy smoky eyes and a soft pink lip. Here are the exact makeup products used, with some easy makeup tips for recreating this stunning look at home.

Skin
Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Radiant Foundation in Light Beige (#020)
Diorblush Glowing Color Powder Blush in Amber Show (#556) – this luminous peach is one of our favourite blushes that suits all skin tones.

Eyes
Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Khôl (#096)
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Grège (#734) – this is a celebrity makeup artist favourite for creating a complex grey smoky eye instead of the usual black smoky eye.
Dior Crayon Khôl in Black (#099)
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Over Black #090

Lips
Rouge Dior Contour LipLiner Pencil in Bois de Rose (#463) – we’ve been using this lip liner for years, a universally-flattering rose lip liner that works with nude, pink and darker lipsticks.
Rouge Dior Lipstick in Swan (#263) – the perfect pretty in pink lip colour.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Gloss

What did you think of Jennifer Lawrence’s SAG Awards makeup?

January 20, 2014

Get the Look: Keira Knightley’s Navy Smoky Eye Makeup

Keira Knightley wore a dramatic navy smoky eye to the L.A. premiere of her latest movie Jack Ryan. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee created the look, with some easy makeup tips for recreating the look at home.

Skin
Kate started by prepping Keira’s flawless skin with the soon-to-be-released CHANEL Hydra Beauty Crème. Then she applied CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 for a natural glow.

To accentuate Keira’s incredible cheekbones, she dusted Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Cheeky, a pretty nude blush (hitting stores in May) on the apples of her cheeks.

Eyes
This look is all about the eyes, and since Keira was wearing a CHANEL navy dress, Kate decided to play that up with a navy smoky eye.

She started by lining the inside of the eye, upper and lower lash line with CHANEL Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in Marine, gently blending on the lash line.

Then she applied one of our favourite liquid eyeshadows, CHANEL Limited Edition Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Apparition, a beautiful shimmering navy.

After curling the lashes, Kate applied one coat of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir.

Lips
This look only needs a very natural lip, so Kate used CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Mademoiselle for a simple, just-bitten colour.

Are you a fan of Keira Knightley’s navy smoky eye?

 

January 17, 2014

Get the Look: Jessica Chastain’s Golden Globes Makeup

Jessica Chastain looked radiant and glamourous at the Golden Globes 2014, with flawless skin, sexy eyes and rosy lips. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle created the look, with some fabulous makeup tips for recreating the look at home.

Skin
Kristofer enhanced Jessica’s porcelain complexion using Le Teint Touche Éclat in B10, and the cult favourite touch éclat #1 pen to cover any little imperfections and to lighten up dark lines around the eyes. We’ve been using touch éclat for years – it really is that good!

Kristofer then applied Blush radiance #4 on her cheeks for a natural, rosy glow.

Eyes
Jessica has beautiful green eyes, which Kristofer enhanced using eye shadows from the the Ombres 5 Lumières #3 Tawny palette to instantly lighten and widen her expression.

On Jessica’s lashes, Kristofer applied three coats of the Singulier Waterproof black Mascara. He applied it only on the top lashes to give her eyes a sultry doe-eyed look.

Lips
Kristofer used Rouge Pur Couture in Fuschia (#19) to achieve Jessica’s perfect pout. This is one of our favourite lipsticks – a vibrant fuchsia that is completely wearable whether you have pale, tan or dark skin.

What did you think of Jessica Chastain’s Golden Globes makeup?

January 15, 2014

Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globes Makeup

Does Reese Witherspoon ever have a celebrity style misstep? Luckily we’ve got the exact beauty products and makeup tips used to create Reese’s glowing Golden Globes makeup, direct from her celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh.

Skin
Mai started by hydrating the skin with La Praire Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, then creating a flawless base with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.

She then applied the soon-to-be-released Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation with a sponge, concealing any blemishes and under eye circles with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.

To get Reese’s natural glow, Mai layered two blushes on the apples of the cheeks: one cream, one powder. This creates a gorgeous glow-from-within and your blush lasts much longer. She started with Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline and then topped it with Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper.

When you’re doing makeup for weddings or events and using a lot of beauty products, you want to finish with a setting powder and a light dusting of bronzer to make it look natural and not too makeup-y. Mai set the look using Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder in Translucent, and swept Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Powder Bronze over the forehead, cheeks and chin (this bronzer smells divine!).

Eyes
Mai created a soft smokey eye by mixing Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours in Sand Glow and Cocoa and applying the colour from the inside of the eyelid, blending it towards the outer lid.

Next, she applied Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Fire Glow on the entire lid and blended. On the outer crease, she used Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Earth Glow.

After that she lined Reese’s eyes with Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper – this colour really makes the eyes pop.

Finally, she coated the lashes in Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara in Black.

Lips
We love Reese’s your-lips-but-better lip colour. Mai used Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Play, topping it with Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bellini. This is a great all-day lip gloss that suits most skin tones.

What do you think of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globes makeup?

 

January 15, 2014

Get the Look: Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes Makeup

Definitely one of our favourite Golden Globes makeup looks – Sofia Vergara was bombshell from head to high-heeled toe. If you have a tan or olive skin, you’ll want to save celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams’ makeup tips to recreate this look at home – it’s the perfect makeup for summer parties and weddings!

Skin
Sofia has amazing skin, so Kayleen simply enhanced her glowing complexion with COVERGIRL truBLEND Foundation in M6.

When the focus is on the lips, you want a natural warmth on the cheeks, which Kayleen achieved using one of our favourite blushes, COVERGIRL Clean Glow Blush in Roses.

Eyes
Sofia’s sexy cat eye is actually brown, not black, to look more natural against her golden skin. Kayleen used Bombshell Liner in Chocolate Kiss, then Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess to give add sparkle to the eyes.

Complete the look with big lashes using Bombshell Volume Mascara.

Lips
We’re obsessed with Sofia’s tropical coral-red lip colour. Sofia chose LipPerfection Lip Color in Flame.

What did you think of Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes makeup?

January 14, 2014

Get the Look: Amy Adams’ American Hustle Premiere Makeup

Amy Adams looked pretty and polished at the American Hustle L.A. premiere last week, with flawless skin, defined eyes and classic rosy lips – the perfect beauty look for holiday parties this summer. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto for Laura Mercier created the look, with some easy makeup tips to get Amy’s radiant look.

Skin
Stephen started by moisturising Amy’s skin using using RéVive Sensitif Renewal Cream Daily Cellular Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen.

Next, he applied Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating all over Amy’s face. This is a makeup artist favourite for creating a flawless base which keeps your makeup looking dewy and fresh all day and night.

He followed with a product he recommends to everyone: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Natural, which covers any imperfections but allows your skin to shine through.

For Amy’s natural flush, Stephen used Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline to “warm her skin” and create a “perfect, neutral cheek.”

Eyes
The focus of this look was all about the eyes, so Stephen starting by applying Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Twinkling Star, followed by Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Twilight on her upper and lower lash line and all over her eyelid. When your look is all about the eyes, your best makeup tips are to blend, blend, blend with a soft eyeshadow blend brush, and always start off with a light hand, step back and apply more only if needed.

He lined Amy’s upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Graphic Liquid Eyeliner. He then brushed Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Gunmetal Smoke, all over the eyelid, softening the dark tone of the eyeliner.

To achieve Amy’s luminous eye sparkle, apply a stroke of Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Crystal Fantasy to the inner corners of the eyes.

He finished with one of our favourite mascaras, Dior Diorshow Blackout Mascara to her upper and lower lashes.

Lips
Stephen applied Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Café for Amy’s classic rosy lip polish.

What do you think of Amy Adams’ pretty makeup?

 

 

December 8, 2013

Get the Look: Lily Collins’ Glam Makeup

Lily Collins looked polished and glam at – where else? – Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Awards in NYC last night. Her milky white skin is the perfect backdrop for dramatic eyes and a berry pout. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff created the look with some fantastic makeup tips for recreating this look for your next special event!

Face
Pati used Lancôme Teint Visionnaire in Ivoire on Lily’s skin, then set it with Lancôme Dual Finish Versatile Powder in Matte Porcelaine. This is the perfect powder to create a matte finish that doesn’t look dry or flat.

With pale skin like Lily’s, it’s best to add a little colour to the cheeks to give the skin definition. Pati used Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette in Ménage à Trois Flush on Lily’s cheekbones for a natural flush.

Eyes
Lily has big, beautiful eyes, and Pati used Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Sienna Sultry on the upper lid as well as just under the lower lash line for a vampish smokey eye.

Finish with Lancôme L’Extreme Mascara which is a fantastic mascara for both length and volume.

Lips
To get Lily’s dark berry pout, use Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Berry Noir. Always blot and reapply to set a dark lipstick and make it last for hours.

What do you think of Lily Collins’ glam, vamp makeup?

November 12, 2013

Get The Look: Dianna Agron’s Retro Makeup

How pretty does Dianna Agron look at last week’s Whitney Museum of American Art Gala & Studio Party in New York last week! Her inspiration? Vogue magazines from the early 1960’s, which you can see in the pastel blue eyeshadow, bubblegum pink lips and soft beehive.

Here are the makeup tips and exact products used direct from celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin so you can recreate Dianna’s pretty retro makeup at home!

Skin
Daniel started by creating Dianna’s flawless base with Giorgio Armani Maestro Cream Compact Foundation in #5.5 and Maestro Eraser Concealer in #4.

To get Dianna’s gorgeous glow, he applied Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #2 on the cheeks and on the bridge of the nose to reflect the light.

Finally, Daniel set her makeup with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder #5.

Cheeks
For Dianna’s rosy cheeks, Daniel used Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #2 on the cheeks, and #5 to sculpt and create definition.

Eyes
For those pretty pastel eyes, Daniel used the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quad in Pantelleria, setting the look with a thick line and flick using Maestro Liquid Eyeliner on the upper lash line, and finally Eyes To Kill Mascara on the lashes.

Lips
Dianna’s pretty-in-pink hue is simply a slick of Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in #504 Flesh.

Are you a fan of Dianna Agron’s retro makeup?

 

October 30, 2013

Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon’s Pretty Makeup

Doesn’t Reese Witherspoon look flawless at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills? Here’s how to get her pretty makeup look direct from her celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern.

Face
Molly used Lancôme Teint Visionnaire on Reese’s skin, layering with YSL Crème de Blush in Audacious Orange and Lancôme Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose for a radiant, yet natural glow.

Eyes
To create Reese’s subtle bronze smokey eye, Molly used Lancôme Color Design Sensation Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold in Fashion Label and Shu Uemura Matte Eye Shadow in Medium Brown.

She used Lancôme Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Bronze Amour and Lancôme Artliner 24H in Chrome for drama. She finished with Lancôme L’Extrême Mascara on Reese’s lashes.

Molly’s exert beauty tip: ”To get a smouldering eye without the look becoming too dark, apply a highlighting illuminator on the inside lid for added sparkle and shine.”

Lips
To create Reese’s luminous nude lip, Molly applied Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo and Lancôme Rouge in Love in Jolis Matins.

What do you think of Reese Witherspoon’s pretty makeup look?

October 23, 2013

Get The Look: Kate Hudson’s Pretty, Natural Makeup

Kate Hudson nailed pretty, feminine makeup at the Clear History premiere, with glowing skin and a simple smokey eye – a great everyday makeup from day to night that suits all skin tones. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis created the look.

Face
“With a bold, smoky eye, everything else has to be simple, so I wanted her face to look fresh and dewy with beautiful, sun-kissed cheekbones,” said Melanie.

Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector in Light/Medium
Almay Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer
Almay Smart Shade Bronzer
Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy Glow

Eyes
“I built a deep, smokey look by continuously blending the eyeliner, primer and shadow. I coated the top and bottom lashes twice with mascara to add a little more drama and complete the smokey eye.”

Almay Intense i-Color Defining Liner in Mocha for Green Eyes
Almay Intense i-Color Liquid Shadow + Color Primer in Amethyst for Brown Eyes
Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Kit for Green Eyes
Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black
Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde

Lips
“I kept the lip simple with a pale pink to pull the look together and really draw attention to the eyes.”

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Rosy Lipped
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Honey Bare

What do you think of Kate Hudson’s pretty red carpet makeup?

August 13, 2013

Get The Look: Kerry Washington’s Sexy Hollywood Makeup

Kerry Washington rocked the red carpet at yesterday’s Teen Choice Awards, pairing sexy red lips with glowing skin – the perfect evening makeup. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Carola Gonzalez created the look.

Face
“Start by applying concealer, highlighting the area under the eyes, nose bridge, middle of the forehead and chin to create dimension and prepare the face for foundation application,” said Carola.

Carola used Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Shade 9 and Armani Maestro Eraser Concealer in Shade 5.

To achieve Kerry’s luminous radiance, Carola applied Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Pink Pool over the face.

Eyes
Kerry’s gorgeous eyes are accented with hues of purple for a subtle smokey eye. Carola used Lancôme Color Design 5-Pan-Palette in Lavender Grace and lined her eyes with Lancôme Artliner 24H in Black Diamond. She finished with layers of Lancôme Hypnôse Star mascara.

Lips
Kerry’s stunning Hollywood red lips are the highlight of this flawless makeup look. Carola used Lancôme Color Design Lipcolor in Red Haute.

 

August 13, 2013

Get The Look: Julianne Hough’s Beach Babe Makeup

Julianne Hough was the epitome of the bronzed beach goddess at the premiere of her new film Paradise. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh created the look.

Face

After priming the face with Orlane Elixir Royal, apply Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation in Tawny Beige all over the skin using a foundation brush.

Then apply Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light-Medium under the eyes and around the nose.

Layer Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Rude onto the apple of cheeks. Then set the face using a powder brush and Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Pure Honey.

To warm up the face, use NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna.

Eyes

Apply Dolce & Gabbana Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Contrasts 140. Apply the peach beige colour to the inner lid and mix the plum and brown colour and apply it along the lash line and lid. Blend the darker shadow into the crease and smudge the plum and brown along the lower lash line.

Finish the eyes with two coats of Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara in Black to the top and bottom lashes.

Lips

Apply Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 78 Interlude.

What do you think of Julianne Hough’s sexy makeup?

August 8, 2013

Get The Look: Katie Holmes’ Sexy Makeup

Katie Holmes looks sexy and sophisticated in Bobbi Brown’s newest makeup collection, pairing a navy smokey eye with naturally rosy lips. Here’s how to get the look.

Face

BB Cream SPF 30+ in Medium

Bisque Corrector

Natural Creamy Concealer Kit

Warm Natural Sheer Finish Loose Powder

Cheeks

Pale Pink Blush

Pink Brightening Brick

Eyes

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Steel Ink

Navy & Nude Eye Palette

No Smudge Mascara

Brows

Eye Shadow in Mahogany

Lips

Lip Liner in Rose

Sheer Lip Gloss in Sailor

Are you a fan of Katie Holmes’ navy and nude makeup?

August 7, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Fitness And Beauty Secrets

Sarah Jessica Parker has spilled the beans on her favourite beauty products and how she maintains that enviably fit body.

In an interview with the UK’s Daily Express, the actress says her best beauty tip is to “use any cream that says “elimination” in big bold letters on the jar! I swear by Garnier Ultra Lift cream. It targets wrinkles and dryness as well as being really inexpensive.”

And how does she keep that amazing mane tame?

“I like washing my hair with Bumble and Bumble’s Sunday Shampoo. It’s about the only shampoo that gives my hair that squeaky clean feeling that I had as a child. To condition, I use Kerastase Oleo-Relax Masque which isn’t cheap, but it really works on my dry, over-styled hair.”

The mother-of-three has taken a break from acting, and says being a mum is one of the best ways to maintain her killer figure – although like most women she’s feeling the effects of metabolism and age.

“I don’t think I’m in that great shape these days. I have to workout a lot harder. The body just doesn’t snap back in the way it used to when I was in my twenties!

“I try to do yoga three times a week, and my twin daughters act like arm weights.”

And it may come as a surprise that the Sex and the City star is not as into fashion as we thought!

“I never dress up that much,” she admits. “These days, I’m lucky if I go out to a friend’s house. Most of my day is spent as a mother, which requires an entirely different wardrobe.”

“Although I appreciate beautiful clothes,” she said. “I’m not into fashion as people expect me to be.”

August 5, 2013

Get The Look: Olivia Munn’s Glowing Bronze Makeup

We’re in love with celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno‘s bronze goddess makeup for Olivia Munn paired with a sexy golden smokey eye as seen at a recent TV appearance – one of our favourite beauty looks of the last few months. Like us, Katey loves natural and organic makeup, so here are some great green product recommendations.

Face

Katey started by applying La Bella Figura’s Rainforest Hydration Treatment and massaging into Olivia’s face and neck, then waited 20 minutes for it to absorb into the skin.

She then applied Vapour Organic Beauty’s Atmosphere Luminous Foundation Stick with a small foundation brush, setting it with a slightly damp beauty blender sponge.

Katey created that gorgeous luminosity by layering product, starting with RMS beauty (living luminizer) cream highlighter on areas of Olivia’s face that would reflect the most light in front of the paparazzi: the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and cupid’s bow.

To create those naturally glowing cheeks, she mixed two shades of Vapour cream cheek stick color in Torch and Courtesean  and swirled them around the apples of her cheeks.

She topped it with one of her favourite products, Dr. Hauschka powder bronzer, sweeping it over her skin with a large, fluffy, super soft powder brush. Katey’s brilliant tip when layering powder over cream is to make sure the cream product has set, so it doesn’t smear and create streaks.

To add definition, she used a small eyeshadow blender brush to blend Mauna Lao, from Alima Pure,  a matte brown bronzer, under the cheekbones.

Eyes

Katey used Kjaer Weis’ eyeshadows in ‘Charmed’ under her eye and over her lid, blending upwards to the brow for softness.

To create the golden smokey eye, she then used the same Dr. Hauschka’s matte bronzer in the crease and outer edge, using a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush.

She finished with lashings of CoverGirl Lash Blast in Very Black and a few individual fake lashes from Ardell.

Lips

Katey layered Olivia’s lips with Ilia’s Come Undone nude crayon, then Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Ocean Sunrise, and a sweep of Burt’s Bees Lip Shine in Wink to the middle of her bottom lip.

What do you think of Olivia Munn’s glowing makeup?

August 1, 2013

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson’s Sexy Cat Eye Makeup

We’re loving Rachel Bilson’s cat eye makeup at The To Do List premiere in L.A. today. The 31-year-old actress updated the sexy 1960’s makeup with a thoroughly modern twist, pairing that Brigitte Bardot eye makeup with matte nude lips and glowing cheeks. Here’s how celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine create the look.

Eyes
Amy used Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner to create a medium-thick winged cat eye, ending at the same point where Rachel’s eyebrows finish .

She then used the same eyeliner on Rachel’s lower lash line, and smudged it slightly to create a modern smokey eye.

Lips
Amy paired Rachel’s sexy eye makeup with matte nude lips, using Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Lucky, the perfect your-lips-but-better shade.

What do you think of Rachel Bilson’s makeup?

July 25, 2013