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!
January 16, 2014 at 7:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
Natalie Zea was bold and beautiful last week at the 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour FOX All-Star Party. We love her entire romantic look but what stands out for us most is her rose gold smoky eye; it’s perfect for those who are interested in experimenting with a classic smokey eye but typically shy away from dark makeup.
Here’s how to get Natalie’s look: After applying your usual primer and foundation, go the extra mile and pat on an eye shadow primer from your lash line to your brow bone (try Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base – it’s lightweight but powerful formula will keep your shadow in place for hours). This extra dose of primer will keep your gorgeous eye makeup in place all day. Next select your eye shadow palette – you’ll want it to range from a pale pink shimmer to a deep plum matte (we recommend Urban Decay’s new Naked 3 palette , which is rose gold specific).
Begin by using a light eyeshadow such as Urban Decay’s “Dust;” blend this shadow from your lash line all the way up to your brow bone. Next, cover your eye lid only in a medium rose shade such as Urban Decay’s “Buzz”. Use and angled brush to smudge that same color along your lower lash line. Finally, blend a dark reddish tint such as Urban Decay’s “Darkside” into your eyelid crease and blend any lines. Finish your upper lash line with a swipe of liquid eyeliner. The, use highlighter to brighten the inner corners of your eyes. Swipe on some mascara (top and bottom lashes!) and you’re good to go!
To see a video tutorial on how to achieve the perfect smoky eye, click here!
Loving this look? Check out our guide to Bold Eye Makeup for Real Women here!
December 5, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
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.
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November 28, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
JLaw wasn’t the only lady burning up the red carpet at the Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere. Cast newcomer Jena Malone’s luminous skin, bold lip, and cat-eye had us swooning. Not to mention, she’s rocking her pixie cut with a retro edge! While traditional beauty rules would warn against trying a statement lip and eye on the same night, Jena totally crushes that convention by keeping the rest of her look decidedly fresh and low key. To get her look, start with a luminizing primer such as Smashbox Photo Finish and a medium-coverage foundation such as Armani Luminous Silk. Highlight your cheekbones with a luminizer such as The Balm’s Mary-Loumanizer. To master Jena’s eye and lip looks, use these easy tutorials:
November 21, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
We cannot stop talking about Jennifer Lawrence. Girlfriend blew us away at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We love everything about her look. The freshly shorn locks. The smoky eyes. The perfectly pink pout. The oxblood mani. And don’t even get us started on that dress. To put it simply, she nailed it. Even if you don’t have the courage (or the bone structure!) to go for a pixie haircut, you can still look as stunning as J. Law. Check out our easy step-by-step guides below to copy her hair and makeup look.
November 14, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
We’ve seen a lot of dark lips and smoky eyes for fall, but Mandy Moore shows that bright, pink-y makeup can be just as appropriate. We love her dewy skin and peachy cheeks. Gold-rimmed eyes and soft pink lipstick add to her flirty, feminine look. Sunkissed tousled waves complete her gorgeous beauty style, perfect for those cold winter nights when you’re just longing for the beach.
October 31, 2013 at 8:00 am , by Maggie Niemiec
Happy Halloween! Even if you’re not one for costumes, you can still get in the spirit with these killer hair and makeup ideas from our fabulous beauty bloggers. Scroll down for our faves—and head over to their blogs for more frightfully fun tips.
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog went as a fall fairy, complete with gold and copper eye makeup, shimmery nude lips, and bronzed skin.
Dallas Shaw is all about darker makeup this season. The super chic look is perfect for a fancy Halloween bash.
Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie breaks down how to do this gorgeous grunge-chic manicure—it’s easier than you think!
Keiko Lynn‘s metallic gold lids and glittery nails make the ultimate over-the-top statement, while still looking totally glam.
Emily of Beauty Broadcast dressed as Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island, with pigtails, bronze skin, and long fluttery eyelashes to match.