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Get The Look: Kate Mara for Orlane

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Celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell used Orlane products to create Kate Mara’s stunning look for the red carpet premiere of ‘Transcendence’. 

“For Kate’s look tonight, she’s wearing a gorgeous, gold Valentino dress with swept-up hair, so we decided to do bold and metallic shadows on her eyes with a pop of color and luminous, radiant skin."

SKIN:

  • Since the weather here in LA is so warm and dry, I started by massaging in Orlane’s Super-Moisturizing Light Cream for extra hydration. This product is a staple in my kit! It really preps the skin so that the foundation goes on smoothly.
  • I then dabbed on Orlane’s Absolute Skin Recovery Eye Contour under her eyes.
  • Next, I mixed two drops of the Morning Recovery Concentrate into Chanel’s Vitalumiere Foundation for extra luminosity and applied it with a dampened Beauty Blender.

CHEEKS:

  • For extra definition, I contoured under her cheekbones with a medium-sized fluffy brush and Orlane’s Bronzer in Soleil Cuivre 02. This bronzer is perfect for contouring because it is matte and looks so natural.
  • Then, to add a hint of peach to the apples of her cheeks, I swirled on Dior’s Blush in Amber Show.

EYES:

  • On Kate’s eyes, I applied metallic and gold shadows and used a purple accent for a pop of color.
  • I decided to forgo false lashes and instead lined her top lash line with Antonym’s Certified Natural Eye Pencil in Noir.
  • To add density to her lashes, I took a small, dense shadow brush and smudged it in.
  • Then, I applied two coats of Orlane’s Volume Care Mascara. I LOVE this mascara as it creates such long, lush lashes

LIPS:

  • I love Kate’s lip color, so we went au natural and just applied a balm on top to keep them hydrated.

*To finish off the look, I used Orlane’s Highlight Care Brush to add extra glow to the top of her cheekbones, the inside corner of her eyes, and the top of her lip line.
Lastly, I dusted Orlane’s Translucent Loose Powder on her t-zone.

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Get the Look: Old Hollywood Glam

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When it comes to trends, I’ve always found the “Old Hollywood” look to leave me wishing I’d been born in the days of Marilyn Monroe and pin-up girls. Amidst all of the sexy poses and fancy dresses was seriously glamorous makeup, and more and more we are seeing this look on the red carpet. Thankfully, you don’t need a silver screen or an invite to a top notch gala to sport this gorgeous look. Here’s everything you’ll need for full on Hollywood glam!

FACE:
The very first step to achieving the Old Hollywood Glam look is to have flawless skin. Start by exfoliating thoroughly and applying a good moisturizer. Next, prep with a primer and use a foundation that produces an airbrushed affect Like Sephora’s Perfection Mist Airbrush. If needed, apply a light dusting of powder to the T-Zone area or skip for a slight dewy glow.

CHEEKS:
Cheeks for this look are simple. Dust the apples of the cheeks with a reddish hue like Dolce & Gabbana’s Luminous Cheek Colour in the shade, “Sole”. Remember to go lightly. You’re not looking for full-on color here, but more of a “just pinched” look.


EYES:
The next point of focus is the eyes. Begin with a silver shadow like Urban Decay’s eyeshadow in the shade, “Polyester Bride” and apply all over the lid. Next, choose a liquid liner like Stilla’s All Day Waterproof liner in black, and apply to the top lash line only, slightly flicking out and up at the outer corners to create a bit of a cat eye. Finish the eyes with several coats of black mascara like Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara, again just focusing on the top lashes for that gorgeous pin-up look.

LIPS:
The Old Hollywood Glam look is all about the lips so take your time on this step. First, make sure your lips have been thoroughly prepped by exfoliating and smoothing them with a hydrating balm. Next, you’ll want to grab a lip pencil that closely matches the shade of red lipstick that you’ve chosen. We Love Makeup Forever’s Aqua Lip in red. Lightly draw the line around your lips, extending just slightly when you reach the Cupid ’s bow. Use your finger to slightly smudge the line inward in order to avoid that “outlined” look. When it comes to filling in your lips, choosing a long lasting formula will always be your best option. For this look, we love Make Up Forever’s Aqua Rouge in the shade, “Iconic Red”.

While this look works best with a glamorous evening gown, it can easily be paired with jeans and T-shirt by simply glaming up your accessories.

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How to do Pop makeup

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Today's question is "how to do pop makeup".  I like to do pop makeup with a bright color that's unexpected. One of my favorite colors to use on almost every skin tone is a deep violet purple. Today, we're going to use it in a great chunky eye shadow pencil.
  • Now as you can see, she has on a normal everyday neutral face, beautifully bronze skin, a nice peach cheek a soft gloss and subtle eyes.
  • To make this pop and get that pop makeup effect, we're going to enhance the eyes with a shot of purple. Purple and plum is one of my favorite go to colors for almost every skin tone because it really brightens up the eye, can be blended with most neutral shadows and instantly adds a gorgeous gorgeous look to any event.
  • As you can see, her eyes now are the focal point, popping, gorgeous and just stunning and in one simple step.

I hope this answered your question on how to do pop makeup. It can really be as simple as one bright color, once again, purple being my color of choice.

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Get the Look: Miranda Kerr Academy Awards 2014

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Celebrity Makeup Artist: Lisa Storey for Jouer Cosmetics

Inspiration:
“To balance the sexy silver gown that fit Miranda so perfectly, I was inspired to keep a feeling of a fresh faced classic beauty. I loved the bright pops of coral and peach hues while keeping the eyes subtle and soft but still with a glamorous feel.”

FACE:

  • To begin, I prepped the skin with Jouer Anti-Aging Moisture Primer followed by Luminizing Moisture Tint in Golden.
  • I applied Age-Repairing Perfecter no. 2 in Crème for more coverage where needed and Age-Repairing Brightener in Medium under the eye area.

EYES:

  • On Miranda’s eyes I applied Crème Eyeshadow Crayons in Rococo over the lid, blending the outer corner with Baroque.
  • I dusted Powder Eyeshadow in Walnut in the crease and blended upward and outward.
  • I lined the inner eye with Eye Definer in Chocolat, finishing her look with lashings of Everyday Effortless Mascara in Noir.
  • The brows were gently filled with Brow Definer in Cendré.

CHEEKS:

  • For the cheeks I patted Tint in Poppy on the cheeks, then after a light dust of Mineral Face Powder in Perle Naturel, I applied Mineral Powder Blush in Peach Bouquet.

LIPS:
I completed the look with Hydrating Lipstick in Grace.

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Jamie Chung and Jamie Greenberg for Mark!

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Spring is all about color and Jamie Chung (the new face of mark cosmetics!)shows us how to look effortlessly stylish in all of spring's hottest shades! mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg created Jamie’s cover look explaining, “Jamie is a classic beauty so I wanted to stay true to her but with a pop of extra personality! We kept everything fresh and flirty for spring with a little splash of color on the eyes!”

Jamie's Cover Look:

Eyes:

  • Sweep mark's Color Swing Mix It Up Palette in the light blue shade (middle) over the lids as well as in the creases.
  • Next, apply the dark blue shade (right) at the outer corners of the lid and the yellow shade (left) along the inner corners of the eye.
  • Run mark's No Place To Run Longwear Eyeliner in Indigo Girl along the upper lash line.
  • Finish the eye, with two coats of mark's Lash Act Build and Define Mascara in Blackest Black.

Cheeks:

  • Swirl brush over mark's Blooming Pretty Highlighting Face Powder and dust onto apples of the cheeks.

Lips:

  • Apply mark's Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Baby Luv and finish with mark's Juice Gems High Shine Lip Gloss in Snow Peach for an extra-glossy finish.
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What is in my handbag!

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*This is a sponsored post for U by Kotex, who provided me products to review. You can get a free sample from U by Kotex too at http://bit.ly/107R90y and Do the Demo.

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I am often asked what I carry around in my ridiculously large handbag.  You see, I carry a very big Marry Poppins type bag, filled with all my daily necessities and possible needs.  I feel naked without my bags and my things.  I have tried in the past to downsize, but it is just not happening! 

Here is what is currently in my handbag:

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  • Handbag by one of my favorite sites:64bags
  • Tocca hand cream:  Loving this rich, yet easily absorbed hand cream.  The fragrance is not overwhelming, and it keeps my hands buttery soft.
  • makeup kit with NARS, Orlane, ItCosmetics, Jouer and CoverGirl products for on the go touch ups. 
  • My current favorite book: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • To do list/notepad: I still like to write things down and make daily lists. A must!
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  • hair bands for my everyday ponytail needs.
  • U by Kotex: I adore that these are packaged beautifully, so no one needs to know I am carrying around my lady things.  They have the best protection, and perfect for on the go! 


I wrote this review while participating in a content series through Crowdtap on behalf of U by Kotex, and received products to facilitate my post and compensation for my time to participate

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Burt’s Bees Natural Lip Colors

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Just because a product is filled with skin loving and natural ingredients does not mean you have to sacrifice color, longevity and quality. It is a very big misconception that natural makeup products can't be fashion forward and meet the demands of beauty aficionados. 

Case in point: Burt's Bees newest lip color collection. These colors are rich, and the payoff is amazing.  I have been mixing and matching the products to get textures and looks.  I keep these products in my purse and in my professional makeup kit at all times. I love to layer the lip balms and lip shimmers under my lipsticks for a multi-layered look that is nourishing and keeps my lips and my clients lips super soft and kissable!.

If you want to find your perfect shade, than Burt's Bees has made it ridiculously simple.  Head on over to the Shade Finder and they will help you find your match! It takes all the guess work out of "what color will look good on me?". 

Lip Shine:  For those of you who just want a hint of color and shine. These tubes feel wonderful over your preferred lipstick. 
• Nourishes with Apricot Wax
• Delivers softening with Sunflower Seed Oil


Lip Gloss
: A natural way to get the high fashion look! This gloss is never sticky, and leaves a gorgeous, rich sheen. 
• Enriches with nourishing oils
• Promotes healthy looking and beautiful lips

Lip Shimmers: My favorite of the bunch, these little shimmers pack a punch! They are amazing to layer underneath your favorite lip gloss, or lipstick for extra shimmer and color. 
• Enriched with Sunflower, Fruit Oils, and Coconut Oil
• Invigorates with Peppermint flavor
• Nourishes and moisturizes lips with Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Beeswax

Lip Balm: This little balm is for those of you who just want some fantastic conditioning, and a hint of soft color.  Keep these in your purse for all day touch ups and moisture. 
• Nourishes with Shea Butter and Botanical Waxes

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Burt's Bees through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Burt's Bees, all opinions are my own.

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