Academy Awards

How to Get Olivia Wilde’s Fierce Cat Eye

March 6, 2014 at 9:16 am , by

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.

For a step-by-step breakdown on how to apply liquid liner, check out this video!


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Oscar-Worthy Cookies

March 3, 2010 at 10:50 am , by

Eleni's Oscar CookiesAnd the cookie goes to…me!

Wow, plain old sugar cookies just got WAY more glamorous. Check out these awesome Oscar cookies from Eleni’s—now an annual tradition for this haute New York bakery. They use edible ink and paper to create adorable (ahem, George Clooney and Colin Firth) caricatures of this year’s best actor, actress, and picture nominees. Order a set and then honestly admit to partying with film icons Sandra Bullock, Morgan Freeman, and Meryl Streep or newcomers Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sidibe.

Hmm…now the only question is, who do I eat first? I’m looking at you, Helen Mirren.

Host an Award-Worthy Oscar Party

March 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm , by

oscar partyUnless you are a big movie buff, you might have forgotten that the Academy Awards are on this Sunday! I usually tune in just to watch the disastrous red carpet interviews and then call it a night, but last year my friend Lisa (our entertainment guru here at the mag) urged me to throw a small gathering for the event. It was an absolute blast! Why not host your own little shindig this year? Read on for Entertaining Expert Mark Addison’s great suggestions on how to host a red-carpet worthy Oscar party.

  • Have a Polaroid camera set up near the entrance to snap attendees as they enter. Encourage guests to come dressed to impress for the “paparazzi.”
  • Serve Best Picture-themed snacks and beverages such as:
    • Pandora punch with blue Kool-Aid and a crazy straw.
    • Popcorn out of a football helmet for The Blind Side with iced “Gator” Aid.
    • Chocolate-covered dog biscuits for Up! (your furry friends can join in the fun too).
  • Play a compilation of music from the soundtracks for the Best Picture nominees. During commercials, encourage guests to dance or play “Name That Movie” for each song.

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