March 6, 2014 at 9:16 am , by Tiffany McHugh
We sure hope that the Oscar after parties served plenty of food, because a few red carpet show-stoppers were eating for two! While all of the mommies-to-be looked ravishing on Sunday evening, we fell in love with Olivia Wilde’s sharp cat eye and dewy skin (though she does have that whole “pregnancy glow” home-court advantage).Celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis drew inspiration from the 60′s when creating this classic French look, which makes the eye appear bigger and bolder regardless of the shape and size of the lid.
Here’s how to get her look.
As a Revlon Global Brand Ambassador, Olivia rocked the affordable drugstore brand from start to finish. Inglessis began by smoothing Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer all over Olivia’s face and neck, followed by Revlon PhotoReady Makeup in Nude. She skipped blush, opting for an illuminator instead for a smoother look. Next she used Revlon ColorStay Shadow Links in Taupe to create a darker canvas the liner, dusting the shadow from Olivia’s lash line to her eyelid crease. She then used Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black to create the dramatic cat eye. To achieve an even swipe like you see here, you have to work very quickly — the slower your hand, the shakier the application when it comes to liquid liner. She skipped the false lashes and opted for a swipe of classic black. Olivia’s nude lip was created by using a combination of Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Complex (an LHJ editor favorite) and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Cognito.
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February 27, 2014 at 9:11 am , by Tiffany McHugh
While most people consider ponytails to be more weekend appropriate, Kiernan Shipka proves just how fashionable and classic the look can be. The Mad Men star (yes, that’s smart-mouthed Sally Draper all grown-up) pulled her locks into center-parted, high-shine pony, showing off her gorgeous glowing skin. Want to take your ponytail to the next level? Check out this post from Gloss Daily, where we show you how to style the perfect high ponytail with help from a star stylist.
The best way to compliment this hairstyle is to create a natural makeup look, which we break down for you in this step-by-step video tutorial. Simplicity is key in this less-is-more look–after season upon season of long, flowing waves, it’s time to show off that pretty face of yours!
Are you loving Kiernan’s golden blonde hair? Try it on for size with our hairstyle tool!
February 20, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
English actress Camilla Luddington looked fresh-faced and gorgeous at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards that took place in Hollywood earlier this week. While she’s no stranger to looking prim and proper (she did play The Duchess of Cambridge in Lifetime’s adaptation of William & Kate after all), we’re loving the I-woke-up-like-this vibe of her fun messy bun. Here’s how to get her look.
To get Camilla’s casual-cool hairstyle, skip the smoothing serum and prepare to embrace your flyaways. Begin by brushing your hair with a paddle brush (this Warren-Tricomi Style Cushion Brush is one of our favorites) and then pulling it into a ponytail. Pause during the last loop, only pulling hair a quarter of the way through, leaving the ends of your hair out (you should end up with a loop-shaped bun). Take the excess hair and twist it around your finger, then wrap the twisted strands around the loop bun as many times as necessary, depending on the length of your hair (Hint: you might want to grab hold of your loop bun with one hand and wrap with the other, so that you don’t end up helicoptering your hair around and messing up your pony.) Use bobby pins to secure the twist and any uncooperative odds and ends (if you have long or layered hair, you’ll probably need a few!). Grab random sections of your bun and pull gently, loosening it a bit and adding more volume/texture. Finish by spritzing with a light hairspray, like this one by Mark Hill, which doubles as a shine enhancer.
Loving Camilla’s dewy makeup? Check out our step-by-step guide to highlighting and contouring.
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February 13, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
While there are plenty of contenders, we consider Camilla Belle a best-brows-ever veteran — a title she so graciously preserved at the premiere of Cavemen in Los Angeles last week. Dewy skin and minimal eye makeup balance the ferocious vibes cast by her choppy bob hairstyle and bold, nearly-matte lip. If we had to guess, we’d say her pout was inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid (we recommend trying this matte lip gel by Marc Jacobs Beauty — you’ll get the pigment of a matte with the comfort of a gel). The entire look is strikingly sexy and fashion-forward without overdoing it.
Want eyebrows like Camilla’s? Check out this step-by-step video tutorial.
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February 6, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
Cobie Smulders stunned at The LEGO Movie Premiere in Los Angeles last weekend with an all-over rosy glow and piece-y short hair. Since she plays one of the most down-to-earth chicks on television (her How I Met Your Mother character prefers Scotch to champagne and Netflix to date night), we’re not surprised by Cobie’s ability to infuse a subtle edginess to her natural girl-next-door vibe.
Here’s how to get her look:
Start by smoothing on a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturizer, followed by concealer to brighten up dark under-eye circles and hide blemishes. Lightly dust a neutral matte eyeshadow (try this one by NYX Cosmetics) from your lash line up to your brow bone or leave your lids completely bare. Next, swipe one coat of clear or brown mascara over your lashes for subtle definition. To get the same all-over rosiness that you see on Cobie, you’ll want to pick up a stain that can be used on your lips and your cheeks (we recommend this one by Stila in Cherry Crush). To flush your cheeks, dab three pea-sized dots where you would apply a powder blush, starting at your apples and continuing upward toward your temples, blending gently with your fingers. Next, apply the stain evenly across your pout. If you prefer to use two different stains, try Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Courture Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain in Rose Vinyl for your lips. To up your glow-factor, dust an illuminating powder down the bridge of your nose and over the stain on your now-rosy cheeks.
Are you loving Cobie’s asymmetrical bob? Check out more edgy short hairstyles here!