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How to Create Cobie Smulders’s All-Over Rosy Glow

February 6, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

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!  

Also:

How to Create the Natural Look with Makeup

6 Go-To Beauty Products That Really Work

Make Over Your Morning Makeup Routine

 


Rose McIver’s Got That Glow

December 5, 2013 at 8:00 am , by

At the Hollywood premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Monday, New Zealand-born actress, Rose McIver, looked luminous. The 25-year-old currently stars as Tinkerbell in the ABC series Once Upon a Time. Much like her character, Rose looked ethereal and other-wordly with fresh, dewy skin, highlighted cheekbones, and a gradual smoky cat eye.

To achieve her look, prep skin with primer and medium-coverage foundation. The, use a creme blush on the apples of your cheeks–we love Stila’s convertible color. Next sweep a highlighting powder over the tops of your cheekbones, in the inner corners of your eye, and on your cupid’s bow. For lips, use a pinky-nude shade and slick on a light coating of gloss. To learn how to get Rose’s smoky eye look, check out his easy, step-by-step video tutorial.

Get More Easy Makeup Tips Here:

How to Highlight and Contour Your Face

How to Create Natural-Looking Makeup


Beauty Coach: How to apply gel eye liner

February 5, 2010 at 10:46 am , by

Step 1. Get your hands on a pot of gel liner. My go-to is Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Espresso Ink. It glides right on and won’t budge once it dries. I also like Maybelline’s new Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, a budget-friendly option that also comes with a little brush. It’s the formula I’m wearing in the photos below.

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Step 2. Pick your brush. I like to use a square tip eye liner brush like the classic Trish McEvoy Brush #11 or an angled brush like M.A.C.’s #263. Dip it into your gel and scrape it on the sides of the pot a couple times. It’s always easier to work with a small amount and then add more later.

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Step 3. Close your eye and gently pull your lid taut with your finger. Place your brush right on top of the roots of your lashes. I like to start in the middle of the eye and then move the brush to the outer corner. Go back and line the inner corner of the eye last. Remember, the closer you keep your brush to the lash line, the more natural it will look.

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Step 4. If you want a little more intensity, lift your lid and press your brush very gently under the roots of your lashes. This may look a little scary, but it’s really easy. I do it all the time and haven’t poked myself in the eye yet!

Repeat on your other eye and you’re done!

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Beauty Coach: Glamorous Makeup Tricks

January 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm , by

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I love knowing (and sharing!) the products behind a gorgeous beauty look, especially when it’s as fresh and non-intimidating as Kate Winslet’s radiant makeup at the Golden Globes.

First, let me help you with the makeup. Here’s what Kate’s makeup artist Jillian Dempsey used: Avon Be Blushed in Blushing Nude, Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Rich CashmereJillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Kohl Liner in Navy, and Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Excessive Black. (I am a huge fan of this mascara–instant eye drama that’s not too crazy to wear at the office.)

As for advice on how to apply red carpet-worthy makeup, get your hands on a copy of “About Face”, a new makeup how-to guide written by Scott Barnes, Jennifer Lopez’s longtime makeup artist. (Barnes also recently gave me some great tips on how to master the tricky art of contouring, a technique he’s been using on J. Lo for years.)

Do you have a favorite red carpet look you’d love to replicate? Let me know!


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