How to Copy Kate Mara’s Shimmery Brown Smoky Eye

April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

The always-lovely Kate Mara was looking fierce at the Transcendance movie premiere in Los Angeles late last week. Her ombre-dipped hair was pulled back into a soft, slightly undone updo showing off her gorgeous smoky eye makeup. We’ll show you how to get her look using Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Warm Eye Palette.

Begin by smoothing on your favorite primer and foundation and swipe a coral blush from the apples of your cheeks up toward your temples — try CORALista by Benefit Cosmetics. Begin by swiping a deep chocolate liner across your lash line. Next, dust your entire lid with the Ivory base, and then swipe the medium-brown matte shadow (third square in from the left) from the inner corner of your lid upward and outward towards your brow bone, creating a muted cat-eye effect. Next dip your brush into the deepest, shimmery chocolate brown shade (second in from the right) and press the shadow between your lash line and your crease. Re-swipe the inner third of your lid with the medium-brown shadow and blend it toward the darker color. Re-line your eyes for added definition, adding some of the deep chocolate liner to the outer corner of your bottom lid and along the inside in your waterline. Swipe a q-tip along your bottom lash line to get a more smudgey feel. Finish the look by dusting the shimmery rose-gold shadow (third in from the right) along your tear duct in a slight “V” shape. Swipe on a few coats of brown mascara, top and bottom, and a shimmery salmon lipstick (we recommend Ulta Lip Butter in Vienna), and you’re good to go!

For a step-by-step smoky eye tutorial, check out this video!


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Oscars 2014: Our Favorite Red Carpet Looks

March 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm , by

As last night’s star-studded pizza party, (er, Academy Awards Ceremony) brought the 2014 awards season to a close, we saw a lot of red carpet trends emerge: Embellished nude gowns, glamorous statement necklaces,’90s power hair, and subdued makeup paired with flowing hairstyles. A few celebrities really blew us away with their striking beauty looks, award-worthy poise, and impeccable head-to-toe styling. Click through for five of our favorites!

Lupita Nyong'o

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We think it’s safe to say that Lupita emerged as 2014’s awards season’s MVP, both on and off the red carpet. The Best Supporting Actress winner looked like a modern day Cinderella in this custom Prada gown in powder blue, said to be reminiscent of the starlet’s hometown, Nairobi.

How to Get Amy Adams’ Sleek, Classic Bun Hairstyle

December 19, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

Amy Adams was the very image of elegant and demure at the December 12th premiere of “Her” in Los Angeles. Amy’s low, loose bun is a classic style we’d wear to a work function or a special night out. She completed her look with pitch-perfect, subdued makeup. We especially love the smoky gray glitter under her lower lash line (try BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow in “Gleaming Pewter”) and her petal pink lip color (try Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in “Turn On”).

See how to style Amy’s chic bun, here.

See how to create a perfect smoky eye, here.

In My Words: Helen Hunt’s Most Memorable Roles

October 1, 2012 at 9:30 am , by

If you enjoyed our In My Words interview with Helen Hunt from the November 2012 issue, you’ll love these soundbites of her talking about some of her most memorable roles. This month she stars in The Sessions, which hits theaters on October 19th. Which of her roles is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Mad About You (1992-1999)

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“It was honestly like we’d been married for fifteen years. I was the strangest, strangest thing ... we had a comfort with each other, we made each other laugh. We had the same sensibility and the same vision for what we wanted the show to be.” Buy it now

The Reader Interview: Carrie Ann Inaba

August 30, 2012 at 9:30 am , by

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Every month an LHJ reader will get the chance to interview one of their favorite celebrities. This month, Linda Jacob of Prince George, Virginia quizzes Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba about grading the dancers, her BFF Bruno, and more.

Has the audience reaction ever made you change your opinion of a performance?

There are so many elements that go into a score, and the audience’s response is a big one. After all, a performance is for the audience, so if the audience doesn’t like it, I can’t give it a great score. The other elements that go into my scoring include technique, musicality, their chemistry and the way it all looks.

Who would be your dream partner if you were competing on DWTS?

My dream partner would, of course, be none other than Len Goodman himself. He’s the king of ballroom, and I would settle for nothing less than the best, and that would be Mr. Len Goodman.

Most people don’t know you started off as a singer. What is your singing style like?

I have a voice that’s like Sinéad O’Connor and Karen Carpenter mixed together. And when I write music my style is country/folk, kind of like Tracy Chapman. I like simple ballads and songs that tell stories because I was raised in Hawaii, and in Hawaii all the songs are like folk tales and tell stories. I’m actually getting back into writing again, so it’s nice. I play the piano and the ukulele and I’m learning how to play the guitar.

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In My Words: Susan Sarandon (Part Two!)

August 30, 2012 at 9:00 am , by

If you enjoyed our In My Words interview with Susan Sarandon from the October 2012 issue, you’ll love these Sarandon soundbites where she talks about her most memorable movies. Which of her films is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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”I did it to have fun, which is why I do most things. I was terrified to sing and I thought it would help me get over that.” Buy it now

The Reader Interview: Ricki Lake

August 2, 2012 at 9:30 am , by

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Every month an LHJ reader will get the chance to interview one of their favorite celebrities. This month, Karen McCrea of Atlanta quizzes Ricki Lake about her new talk show (The Ricki Lake Show) how she maintains her weight loss, and more.

How will your new talk show be different from your old one?

My new show is entirely different because I’m a more evolved Ricki now. I’ve been through so much—marriage, kids, divorce, balancing work and family—but I still have quite a bit to learn. I want to get into the audience and, with them, learn from the experts and guests who all have invaluable perspectives on topics like personal relationships and raising children.

How do you maintain your weight loss?

I’ve tried it all. I have done all of the diets and all of the exercise programs. They all work, basically. The key is being realistic about your body type and goals and sticking to a way of eating and working out that fits into your schedule. I’m conscious of what I eat but I don’t deprive myself of treats. And, whenever possible, I choose to be more active than less active, whether that means taking a walk after dinner or taking a nighttime swim rather than sitting on the couch and watching a movie. Read more