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The one actress that always catches my eye is the radiant and hilarious Emma Stone. Just adore her!
Below is how you can recreate one of my favorite red carpet looks from her, complete with the exact lip shade she rocked on the red carpet, Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Rendevous . This new shade of soft coral is a must, and you can be sure I will be packing it in my personal makeup bag. Drugstore shopping spree, here I come!
This is a great LBD by the designer who created her red carpet look. With a fitted waist and bell-shaped skirt this dress is a super glamorous style.
The ultimate leg lengthening heels. Perfect for every summer outfit!
On my wishlist. This bag is stunning, and will upgrade any outfit.
simple. elegant. need I say more?
Her look was centered around the lips, but the eyelashes had a bold black line that allowed her eyes to stand out, while still looking classic. Complete the look with a stip of false lashes, and black mascara.
The Fast and the Beautiful - 5 Quick Beauty Tips
Nothing's worse than having to get up early just to apply makeup. I loathe getting up any earlier than I have to. I used to “rise and shine” about 20 minutes earlier to ensure I looked my best before heading out. Now, I'm a bit more casual, yet my face looks better than it used to. Believe me when I say there is such a thing as spending too much time on your makeup, especially for the daily grind.
I combine my moisturizing and foundation with a BB cream. The tinted color blends away redness and many minor imperfections. My face is moisturized, protected from the sun (ensure SPF is included) and covered all in one step. Since BB creams also have antioxidants, you're making your skin look better while you wear it. If you don't need a full out treatment, a tinted moisturizer with SPF will do the trick.
The Perfect Mascara
Even though I'm not a morning person, the right mascara helps make me look like those actresses when they wake up looking perfectly awake and made up right after a restless night. At least that's how I feel I look. Find a mascara that will make your eye color pop. Use one that curls and/or lengthens. It helps make your eyes look more open and brighter for that fresh look. Mascara takes only seconds to apply, so it's a quick pick me up trick.
Don't waste time digging around in your makeup case looking for just the right color. I saved quite a bit of time by purchasing a eye shadow palette with all my favorite shades. It actually has 20 some odd colors in pinks, purples, blues and greens. Of course, you should choose one that includes your most often used shades. I whip it out, choose my poison and look great. Simple, right?
Okay, I'll try to keep this short, but I am absolutely in love with tinted lip balm. It's perfect for any day time look. I have several shades of red, pink and peach. You moisturize and get just the right amount of color without looking over done. Plus, if you apply regular lip stick later, your lips will already be primed. My favorite is Carmex since it provides moisture and SPF protection.
All in all, I spend less than five minutes. A few quick touches of concealer and finishing powder and my face is ready. Not too bad, especially if you're in a hurry.
Today's question is how to apply makeup after 60 years old. Well, our lovely model here is in her 50s, but it's the same type of makeup application and the same theory.
As you can see in the video above, you want to keep the makeup soft and glowing, fresh colors such as peaches, bronze, apricots and a softly defined eye, is what's really going to create a youthful look for the face.
Another trick is to avoid powder; if you have any oiliness, as you can see right here, we used a soft pore-refining and oil-minimizing gel, that should replace powder. Powder can tend to cake and dry out on drier skin or more mature skin.
Here, we have a light-reflecting concealer and also a little bit of a highlighter on the cheekbones to uplift the face and give it a really beautiful soft-lit glow. The eyes are defined with a little bit of bronze and dark brown matte eyeliner.
The lips, finally, are a bright, but soft, apricot-peachy lip gloss to create that fullness and that youthful look. Very simple, very clean, dewy and elegant. You want the face to look lit from within, radiant and youthful.
We’ve all heard the old adage: “Practice makes perfect!” And as anyone who has tried to pick up a new sport, hobby or started a new line of work knows things take time and doing is part of being. Make-up artistry is no different, and just as a professional baseball player goes to practice five days a week and works on their fast pitch and pop-ups the make-up artist or makeup lover needs to condition and practice their craft.
The sequence in which you apply serums, creams and cosmetics can be as important as the products themselves, so we asked a celebrity dermatologist and a makeup artist for their advice on what goes on when and why.
The Basics of Skin Care
Apply products with active ingredients that are designed to repair before you apply heavier products that protect. These “actives” include antioxidants, alpha hydroxy acids, peptides, vitamins and pigment lighteners. They contain molecules small enough to penetrate the outer layer of skin in order to get down to the deeper layers where they work to hydrate, brighten, smooth and firm the skin.
- Heavier products, such as moisturizers and sunscreens, go on next because they function as shields, keeping UV rays out and moisture in, says Ava Shamban, M.D., who is the featured dermatologist on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover.”
- “If you make the mistake of topping a sunscreen with an antioxidant serum, the serum won’t be able to sink in since the cells are already sealed,” says Shamban. In other words, access denied, no matter how pricey or terrific the product may be.
The Basics of Cosmetics
Applying cosmetics in the right order results in a natural-looking finish and streamlines the process by preventing mistakes.
- “It has a lot to do with texture, such as not putting cream formulations on top of powdered ones,” says makeup artist Tonya Crooks, whose regular clients include Megan Fox and Fergie.
- Using a mineral powder foundation before cream blush will look blotchy because it will be hard to blend the blush.
- Lipstick should always go under lip gloss, so you can still achieve the shine you’re after.
Top Ten Beauty Rules of Order
Only a beauty-pageant contender would use all of the products that follow, but for purposes of illustration, here they are in their optimal order of application, after your morning cleansing routine.
1. If you use hydrating mists to plump up the skin, or gels for acne or rosacea, apply now. The mists soften the top layer of dead skin cells (the stratum corneum) and help conduct water-soluble products down to the deeper layers of skin.
2. Active ingredients in water-soluble gels and serums go on now. Examples are antioxidant serums, AHAs, peptides, vitamins C and E, ferulic acid, growth factors and pigment lighteners.