I adore Helen Mirren. I want to be as stunningly ferocious when I grow up. To me, she is just so ridiculously cool, calm, sexy, and all around great. I think she looked stunning, confident, and amazing. Enjoy!
Cohl Katz – Makeup:
- I applied Chanel Lumiere with foundation brush.
- Bobby Brown concealer palette under eyes
- Laura Mercier shadow palette mixed with Stila shadows
- Nars charcoal pencil around eyes and soften with shadow
- Chanel rose Beige blush on cheeks
- MAC Soar lip pencil on lips with light gloss
HAIR: Jonathan Hanousek – Hair:
“Helen’s Dolce & Gabbana gold embroidered dress was very ornate so I really needed to keep the hair chic, sleek and simple. Keeping the hair off her face kept the look clean and modern”
- I started with Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion on damp hair and blew the hair back using a medium round brush to create some volume throughout the top of the head.
- Next I sprayed TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Conditioner through out the hair to give it a bit of a next day vibe.
- Then using a flatiron I pressed the hair behind the ears and below her occipital so it would lay flat.
- Next I took a dime size dollop of Davines Nº5 Mat Pliable Stucco For Wizards and worked it in my hands raking it though the hair to create separation and to anchor the hair behind her ears.
- To prevent the look from becoming a pompadour, I directed the hair into an irregular side part.
- Once the shape was in place I secured everything with Kerastase Double Force finishing hairspray.
- The final look felt fresh and easy and complimented Helen’s elaborate dress.
Find Your Inner Celebrity Confidence:
I constantly come across women and men that are never satisfied with how they look. From weight to the shape of their face, they always feel bad about how they look. I try to remind them that everyone’s different and even those celebrities they admire aren’t perfect. The truth is, we all deal with our own body confidence issues. I have a few tricks I’ve picked up from celebrities to help me feel confident even when I might not feel like I look my best.
Dress For You
I don’t have to wear the latest trends if they don’t work for my body. Dress for your body type and you’ll feel far more confident. Be comfortable in your own skin and your beauty will shine through. Demi Lovato isn’t ashamed of her curves. Embrace what makes you unique, don’t hide it.
Victoria Justice may seem perfect, but she isn’t always happy with her body. Instead of obsessing, she takes a step back and thinks about what is right. She’s grateful to be healthy and lets the body issues drift away.
Okay, so it may sound silly, but embrace your alter ego. Pretend you’re someone else when you’re not feeling confident with your looks. Even Beyonce embraces her alter ego Sasha when she doesn’t feel super confident on stage.
Basically, forget your imperfections and just love yourself. Confidence is sexy!
It’s the middle of the summer so what better way to keep your summer look than to keep your makeup and hair light and fresh! Using inspiration from Judy’s Jimmy Choo tomato red clutch, makeup artist Tamah uses a red lip to add to the pop of red. To balance the pop of color with the rest of the look, Tamah gave Judy a ‘summer smokey eye’ which gives the eyes definition while veering away from using the typical dark colors normally associated with the traditional smokey eye. With beautiful braided hair by hairstylist, Gregory Russell completing the look, Judy has given the summer look not only a new definition, but a perfect look for everyone to wear in just a few steps! Read below for the step by step to get Judy’s look:
Hair Preparation. Start by dampening hair and blowing it out with an Ibiza round brush and applying Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel to the ends of your hair.
The Braid. Next, part your hair down the center and pin up the crown section to braid last. French braid each side back and fasten the end of the braid with a clear elastic and braid the crown section (just a regular braid, not a French braid). Following the braid, pull out a few pieces around the face and loosen each of the braids and roughen them up a bit.
The Finishing Touch. After spraying more Kevin Murphy Resort Spray, pin the side braids into two low buns and connect them with the crown braid. To complete the look, finish with Kerastase Laque Couture.
Eyes. Apply a thin layer of Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow in Flatter Me with a fluffy brush to keep it sheer. Next, use a touch of the top and bottom left shadows from the Dior 030 Incognito Eyeshadow Quad. Use the bottom right as a liner under the lower lash line. Apply Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in black directly to the upper lash line, and top it with Lancôme Hypnose Star Mascara in Black.
Cheeks. Use a touch of Make Up For Ever 033 Dark Antique Pink as a base, and top with Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium 2. Apply the bronzer with a medium sized fluffy brush (preferably one that is angled for bronzer). Apply this to the cheeks and sweep it over the bridge of the nose, where the sun would naturally bronze.
Skin. Apply Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Foundation in 113 as foundation and concealer and use Laura Mercier Translucent Powder to set.
Lips. Use NYX Butter Lipstick in JuJu Amulette and MAC lip liner in Redd to set the lip line.
Makeup artist Jessica Smalls took Becky G’s typically fresh and clean look and revamped it to a more grown up subtle look which is nothing less than sexy and glamorous. Read on to see how you can get Becky’s new look:
Start with the eyebrows by brushing them into place with clear brow gel and begin heavily rimming the eyes with COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion. Once the line is dark and intense, apply a matte dark brown shadow to the lid, using a firm eye shadow brush. Once the dark brown shadow is applied, use Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel with a blending brush to blend the gold color into the matte brown. Using a clean blending brush, blend a soft tangerine color into the crease, to gradually fade and soften the brown smokey eye. Apply a wispy pair of false eyelashes and apply two coats of Clump Crusher Mascara and your eyes are done!
Moving on to the skin, hydrate your skin with oil free moisturizer and apply a thin layer of foundation primer. Let the primer settle for about a minute and using a dampened sponge, apply two layers of COVERGIRL Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation in Natural Beige (205), waiting about 45 seconds between the first and second layers. Let the foundation cover what it can and then use Ready, Set Gorgeous Concealer in Fair (105/110) to cover dark spots and to brighten the are under the eye. Following the concealer, set your skin with truMAGIC The SunKisser on your temples, cheekbones and jawline to give your skin dimension. Finally, on the apples of your cheeks, apply Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach (150) and sweep a loose shimmer powder over the entire cheek area and wa-la, your skin is ready to go!
Onto the final touch: Lips. Exfoliate your lips with a bit of granulated sugar and lip balm. Once your lips are soft and supple, use the remaining foundation off the sponge and apply it to your lips to rid your natural lip color. Using a lip brush, apply COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Heavenly (260) to your lips and top it off with Colorlicious Lip Gloss in Give me Guava (630).
And there you have it: a grown up look with a dash of sexy and glamorous! Click here to see Becky G’s acoustic performance at Premios Juventud of her new hit single “Shower”.
by Hayden Sorensen
Celebrity Looks, Get The Look, Makeup Artist Tips
Tagged Beauty, becky g, Celebrity Looks, get the look, glamorous makeup, Makeup, makeup tips, premios juventud, sexy makeup
Getting tired of neutral makeup and looking to shake things up with an edgy and vibrant look? Inspired by the 1960s, makeup artist Jamie Greenberg worked with Kaley Cuoco for the Vera Wang store opening on Rodeo Drive to create a bold look. With blue eye makeup, dotted eyeliner, and rich black mascara, this look is one for the books.
Greenberg starts by lining mark’s No Place To Run Waterproof Eyeliner in Navy Seal along the top lash line and applying three dots along the lower lash line. On top, Greenberg layers mark’s On The Dot Eye Color Compact in Bold (middle blue shade) for a bolder finish. The eyes are completed by filling in the brows with Anastasia Brow Pro Palette and finishing with two coats of Jouer’s Everyday Effortless Mascara in Noir.
To add an utterly flawless appearance, Greenberg applies Tom Ford Traceless Foundation all over the face and swirls together mark’s Island Beauty Face Compact on the cheeks for a coral, bronzy glow. To complete Kaley Cuoco’s look, mark’s All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All is used to even the look without taking away from the bold eye makeup.
Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles worked with Gabrielle Union for the Los Angeles premiere of “Think Like A Man Too” on Monday, June 9th. Please see below for Fiona’s details on Gabrielle’s gorgeous look!
“As we were getting ready, Gabrielle, her hairstylist and I talked about the look and the dress. When her hairstylist said he was going to do a tight bun with a deep side part, clean and sleek, and then I saw the two piece Dolce & Gabbana dress, I knew I wanted to do a red lip and soft eye on Gabrielle. Bronzy skin, a structured brow, and flirty lashes looked unfussy while still feeling incredibly elegant.
I used bronzer on the eyes instead of shadow, to create depth, and skipped liner, making the eye feel too made up. I wanted to keep the eye all about the lashes, and the look about beautiful skin and a statement lip. Using lashes on the top and bottom opened up her eyes, and the stronger brow balanced out the strong lip. Just a little bronzer on the cheeks gave definition without looking ‘blushy’ . Even though there is a strong lip, for me, the look is all about radiant skin. It always starts with the skin.”
Using all Neutrogena makeup with the exception of NARS lipstick for the final touch, Gabrielle’s look was flawless. Fiona used Neutrogena Mineral Powder in “Tan” for the foundation. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Bronzer in “Sunset Glow” was used for the eyes and cheek definition, and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush & Bronzer in “Raisin Glow” was used as blush for radiance. Neutrogena Healthy Volume in “Carbon Black” was the mascara used to open up Gabrielle’s eyes , and NARS “Jungle Red” Lipliner was used to create the strong lip.