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Get The Look: Christina Ricci

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Christina Ricci au Met Ball

Last night, the fashionable and beautiful all gathered together for the yearly MET ball. Christina Ricci looked stunning and Kim Bower, her makeup artist, shares how she created this "punk meets glam" look for the MET gala. 

"Christina wanted a a strong clean eye. Black liquids and powders were built up to create a strong cat eye. The rest of the face remained clean to allow the focus to be on her gorgeous face and the orange lip /wild ginger lipstick by Tom ford"


  • La Mer Face Cream 
  • Beauty Flash Balm from Clarins
  • Jouer pearl cream in center of face and Armani fluid silk 6.5
  • Tarte setting powder


  • Kevyn Aucoin contour
  • Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight highlight powder
  • Kevyn Aucoin Pravella blush


  • Dior Earth Reflection palette
  • Shiseido creme shadow bk912
  • MAC black creme liner
  • Brows, I used MAC omega eyeshadow


  • Tom ford Ginger lipstick 
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Get The Look: Jana Kramer at the American Country Awards

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If you love country music as much as I do, than you were glued to your TV last night for the American Country Awards.  Best New Artist Jana Kramer looked stunning on the red carpet, and her beauty breakdown is below and extremely easy to replicate! 

"Jana was wearing a gorgeous beaded and sequin gold Madgely Mischka dress. The dress was desk wry the statement of we look and we wanted to pull her hair up off her shoulders and show off as much of the dress as possible. Jana's effortless ponytail keeps her chic and youthful.
As for makeup, I wanted to stay with the whole natural and effortless look. Jana's wearing hints of rose gold and bronze which compliment the dress and keep Jana fresh and glowing."


  • Armani luminous silk foundation in 8
  • NARS powder foundation in medium5


  • NARS Laguna bronzer
  • NARS luster blush and sex appeal on the apples of her cheeks.


  • Bobbi brown color brick in bronze keeping the darkest shade on the outer corners of the eye and underneath the bottom lash line.
  • Two generous coats of loreal voluminous mascara in carbon black


  • NARS velvet gloss lip pencil in Frivolous
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Get The Look: Kristen Stewarts Messy Ponytail

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Kristen Stewart at The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Saturday night proved she was a great sport after getting slimed (seriously, that green goop looks disgusting!). Stewart, who took home the awards for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Butt Kicker for her role in The Twilight Saga, wore a tailored blue Osman ensemble.Stewart worked with Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel to create an undone braid that provided a messy and sexy addition to her structured outfit. This look is easy to recreate and was completed using only three products! 

THE LOOK: An effortless look that contrasted with the clean lines of Stewart’s outfit

1. On slightly damp hair, apply Fekkai Perfectly Luscious Curls Wave Activating Spray from roots to ends.
2. Using a diffuser, blow dry hair and scrunch it with hands to create a rough, voluminous texture.

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Get The Look: Tatyana Ali

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Celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls created a beautiful face for music sensation Tatyana Ali for “NAACP Image Awards” on February 1, 2013. “Every year the NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments outstanding African Americans in media and this year I had the pleasure place my brushes on the stunning and super sweet Tatyana Ali.  Tatyana was being nominated for 2 awards, so I had to make sure her look would be sexy, sophisticated and red carpet approved!!!”

EYES: (Sultry Steal Grey)

  • Prime your eyes with Urban Decay’s “Primer Potion” eye primer (This stuff is seriously crease proof) and then apply Girlactik’s eye glaze in “Night” to the lower lid, using the included wand applicator.
  • Take your fluffiest crease brush and (in a wind shield wiper motion) apply MAC’s eye shadow in “Texture” to the crease, until the edges of the grey shadow are soften.
  • Rim your eyes with your favorite black waterproof liner and using your flattest and firmest small angle brush apply Make Up For Ever’s  “Black” Aqua Cream Liner to the top lash line.
  • Finish off with Ardell’s  “Double up” #203 false lashes, brush up and fill in your brows.  Pow!!! Your eyes are done!!!

Get The Look: Megan Hilty

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If you haven't heard by now, I am a huge musical theater buff.  Huge. So, it is needless to say that I am a fan of the TV show Smash.  For an hour every week, I get to live vicariously through the TV.  Luckily, the first hour of the drama’s two-hour season premiere can be seen early online through several outlets, including NBC.com, Hulu, iTunes, Amazong, Xbox, and On Demand. Thank you, TV Gods! 

If you haven't seen it already, “Smash” is set in the world of New York Theater, starring Megan Hilty, Katherine McPhee, Debra Messing, Christian Borle, and Angelica Huston. Guest stars this season include Jennifer Hudson who makes her first appearance in the preview. The season premiere airs on February 5th on NBC. 

I must admit I was thrilled when I received the beauty breakdown for the star Megan Hilty.  She is such a phenomenal singer. Another reason I loved this breakdown is that is uses some of the exact products used on Alicia Keys from yesterday's post!  It just proves that the right products can be universal.  Enjoy!


 “For Megan’s look, we wanted to keep her face soft and simple and make her eyes the focus since she is wearing a gorgeous bold red dress.

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Get The Look: Zooey Deschanel’s Emmy Awards Hair Style

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Want the inside scoop on Zooey Deschanel’s look last night at the Emmy’s? See below for how her stylist, Mara Roszak, achieved her frizz-free look in that LA heat!

Get Zooey Deschanel’s Glamorous Old Hollywood Updo

Stylist Mara Roszak used Zooey’s dress as inspiration for the elegant, Old Hollywood updo she created. “We both decided her hair should be up and off the neck,” Roszack said, “keeping the hair soft, feminine and elegant.

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NARS New York Fashion Week

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Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting NARS Global Director of Artistry James Boehmer, who could haven’t been cooler.  Seriously cool.  We talked makeup and Fashion Week, and he let me in on the secrets of NARS artists, and that “they always want one piece of definition within the neutral palette.

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