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Get The Look: Miranda Lambert Grammys 2014

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MirandaLambertGrammysOne of my favorite looks during Sunday nights Grammy awards was the classic glamour of Miranda Lambert.  Now, anyone who knows me knows how much I adore Miranda.  Loooove her music and her sass.  And yes, you can hear me singing "Mama's Broken Heart" during most shower singing sessions. 

Her fabulous makeup artist Terri Apanasewicz shared with us how she achieved her look, and the trends she saw on the red carpet. 

Step-by-Step on How to Get Miranda’s Red Carpet Look:


  • I prepped Miranda’s skin with Olay’s new Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream
  • Applied Makeup Forever HD foundation
  • Used Amazing Concealer to highlight under the eyes
  • Set with Amazing Cosmetics Powderset
  • With a beveled blush brush I applied YSL Cream blush Audacious Orange” to the apple of the cheek.


  • For her eyes I used MAC Brownluxe shadow palette, the bronze color over the entire lid adding the gold to the inner corner of the lid.
  • I used the dark brown to defing the crease of the eye. Using the bronze color again underneath the bottom lashes.
  • Added false lashes and mascara


  • Then I finished off Miranda’s “Old Hollywood Glamour” look with Stila’s long wear lip pencil in “Passionate” and topped it off with Tarte’s LipSurgence in “lust”

Trends Terri Saw On The Red Carpet:
- Luminous skin on Miranda Lambert, Chrissy Teigan, Ciara...even Kevin Hart ;)
- Bold, red lip on Madonna, Kelly Osborne and Colbie Calliat
- Dark eyes and a nude lip on Taylor Swift and Rita Ora

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Get the Look: Cara Delevingne

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Get the Look..

by Sian Bitner Kearney:

She has graced the pages of some of the top fashion magazines in the world and is Burberry’s leading lady, but whether you love Cara Delevingne for her personal style, her gorgeous blonde hair, or those unbelievably sexy brows, there’s no doubt that the look she sported at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival is one to copy. Yes we know, she broke the makeup artist cardinal rule; (either bold eyes OR bold lips, never both), but when you look this gorgeous, you can afford to be a rebel!


  • Cara’s skin in the photo is not only picture perfect, it’s also beautifully dewy.
  • To copy this look, try Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation.
  • Next, apply Stila Sheer Pressed Powder to the t-zone only, as you want to avoid the matte look.


  • Cara’s cheeks have a barely there glow about them which is important when you’re rocking a bold lip and eye.
  • For this look, skip the blush completely and instead sweep a bit of bronzing powder across cheekbones and along the hairline.
  • We like Elizabeth Arden Medium Bronzing Powder.


  • It’s difficult to complete any Cara Delevingne look without emphasizing a strong brow. If you’re naturally blessed with full brows, you may be able to get away with just a touch of brow gel to keep them in place.
  • For the rest of us, grab some brow powder, like LORAC’s Take a Brow, and start filling in the gaps.
  • For the eyes, begin with a medium grey shadow like the shade, “S&M” from Urban Decay.Apply this color from the upper lashline to just above the crease of the eye.
  • Next, use a black shadow like the shade, “Blackout” from Urban Decay, and apply from the upper lashine to the crease of the eye, extending up and out in the corners.
  • Apply the same color to the lower lashline, from the middle of the eye into the corner.
  • Now you will need a good black kohl liner like Smashbox’s waterproof kohl liner in the shade, “Raven”.
  • Apply a thick line from corner to corner of the upper lashline and extend out and up as you did with the shadow.
  • Then apply a thinner line to the bottom lashline from mid eye to outer corner.
  • Follow up with another sweep of your black shadow, slightly smudging the liner on both the top and bottom lashlines.
  • Finish the eyes with several coats of thickening black mascara like Bobbie Brown’s Smokey Eye Mascara.


  • Cara’s lips are a statement all by themselves but really only require a quick coat of gloss.
  • For this look, we like Buxom’s Full-Bodied Lipgloss in the shade, “Hot Mama”.
  • For added drama, pair this look with bright red nails and gorgeous locks.


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Get The Look: Jennifer Lopez

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Get the Look Jlo
by Sian Bitner Kearney

Even way back in the days of dancing on In Living Color (that’s right, Jlo was a Fly Girl), there was just something about Jennifer Lopez. Her skin literally glows as if she’s hired someone to follower her with perfect lighting, and no matter what hair and makeup she rocks, the look is always sexy, sophisticated, and impeccable. One of Jlo’s most recent knockout looks was the one she sported at the 2013 Golden Globes. It’s fresh, sexy, and appropriate for all skin tones. Here’s what you’ll need to recreate the look for yourself.


For skin that’s as flawless as Jlo’s, it’s all about a great foundation. Look for one that covers flaws and redness without looking cakey. You’ll want and airbrushed effect here. One of our favorites for this look is Napoleon Perdis Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation. Set the look with a loose, neutral powder like Bare Minerals’ Mineral Veil.


Jlo’s makeup looks are all about highs and lows, so never forget about bronzer and highlighter. For this look, try a neutral bronzer like NARS Bronzing Powder in the shade, “Laguna”. Apply with a contouring brush just under the cheekbones, the forehead, bridge of the nose, and a touch on the chin. You can also use the bronzer the cast shadows on double chins or to accentuate collar bones. Next, grab a highlighter like Benefit’s High Beam and apply to cheekbones, inside corners of the eyes, brow bones, and cupids bow.


The cheeks in this look do not require too much pop, so stick with a light pink blush like Bobbi Brown’s in the shade, “Slopes”.


The eyes are the focal point of the look and the look is smoky and sultry. Start with a light, shimmering gray tone. Use this color from the top lash line to just above the crease and under the bottom lash line. Next use a medium/dark gray shade, and apply to the crease of the eyelids extending just past the corners. DUWOP’s Eyes Gray Eyes Palette is an excellent choice since it contain several shades of gray; one for every skin tone. Next use dark brown eyeliner like Revlon’s ColorStay in, “Black/Brown”, and line the top lashline from corner to corner and lightly line the bottom waterline. Finally, apply several coats of black, thickening mascara to the upper lashes. We love Benefit’s, They’re Real Mascara for true bombshell lashes.


Finish this look with a beautiful, caramel lipgloss like Sephora’s Glossy Gloss in the shade, “Maple Syrup”, and you’re ready to rock the town Jlo style!


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Get The Look: Mindy Kaling

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Get the Look: Mindy Kaling

 Mindy Kaling, the incredibly talented comedian, writer and star/creator of the popular Fox sitcom, The Mindy Project rocked the red carpet with a gorgeously textured, faux-bob styled by celebrity hairstylist Christopher Naselli. Not only is Mindy one of my favorite comedians, but she screams confidence and beauty. This hairstyle was modern, and the perfect match to her stunning dress. 
“I wanted to balance the strong, architectural lines of Mindy’s dress with a gorgeous, softly waved, asymmetrical style,” said Naselli. “This beautiful faux-bob with glamorous, textured waves pulled to one side framed her face perfectly.”


« I worked a small amount of René Furterer VEGETAL MOUSSE into damp hair and and gave hair a blow-out with a medium-size brush for a voluminous blowout.

« Next, on the left side I created a defined side part.

« Then I applied a small amount of René Furterer VEGETAL SCULPTING GEL to the left section, starting from the hairline to just under the left ear. After combing the hair back, I clipped hair below ear to secure into place.

« Next, I started styling the front and side sections by first taking 1-inch sections of hair towards the face and twisting it around an 1-inch barrel curling iron. Next, I sprayed each section with Oribe Heat Styling Spray to protect the hair from heat and to lock in the wave. Each section was clipped and allowed to cool.

« Then working my way around the head, I curled each section to create horizontal waves in alternating directions down to the ends of the hair. To do so, I placed horizontal sections of hair in the iron, leaving the ends out and rotating the iron once. Then I flipped the direction of the iron and created another wave below the first. Continuing this way down to the ends, I then clipped the hair and let it cool. This technique creates that soft, defined wave.

« Using a wide-tooth comb and cool air from the blow-dryer set on low to loosen and texturize the curls worked to give hair a more modern look.

« Next, I applied a small amount of René Furterer STYLING WAX to the front section to add hold and maximum shine. Then I combed the section back and pinned it just above the right temple.

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Get The Look: Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman

Some fools may argue that beauty and brains cannot co-exist in the same woman but Natalie Portman is a living example of such a being. This A-list actress is not only drop dead gorgeous she also has a brain twice the size of her petite body. With a degree in Psychology from Harvard (yes, HARVARD) and her involvement in such organizations as Shoes4Africa and Free the Children, we’d say this is one beauty that truly radiates from the inside out. One of our favorite looks on Natalie was the one she wore to the 2009 Oscars. It’s colorful yet natural, and her beautiful skin and dreamy eyes seem impossible to ignore. To recreate this look for yourself, you’ll need the following:

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Get The Look: Megan Fox

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Get Her Look: Megan Fox

by Sian Bitner Kearney:

Ok, let’s just lay the cards out; Megan Fox is without a doubt one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. With her raven hair, luminous skin, crystal clear blue eyes, and her perfect lips, most pale in comparison. The only negative thing I ever noticed about Fox was her overwhelming need to use more makeup than she actually needed. Thankfully in recent years, Megan has begun to use a lighter hand with the makeup brushes, and allowed more of her natural beauty to emerge. Here are the tools you need to create your own Megan Fox Red Carpet look:


The skin is the best feature of this look. It’s hydrated, smooth, and glowing. To begin, be certain to use a moisturizer before applying foundation as well as a good primer to set the makeup. Next, use a foundation brush to apply an illuminating BB Cream like Diorskin Nude. If powder is required for your skin type, apply a light dusting to the t-zone only.

Dust a small amount of light to medium pink blush to the apples of cheeks. We like bareMinerals Ready Blush in the shade, “Light Nude Pink”. Next apply a luminizer like Stila All Over Shimmer to the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, brow bone, and inner corners of the eyes.

For this look, eyeshadow will be your best friend. Choose a medium taupe shade like Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadow in the shade, “Warm Taupe”. Apply the shadow to the crease of the eyes, extending slightly at the corners. Use the same shadow to smudge under the bottom lash line. Next, use a nude colored eyeliner like NYX Wonder Pencil to line the bottom waterline. Finish with several coats of black lengthening mascara to top lashes and a light coat on the bottom lashes. Maybelline’s new Big Eyes mascara is perfect for this look since it’s equipped with a regular sized brush for top lashes and a tiny brush for bottom lashes.

Megan Fox’s eyebrows in this look and every other are perfectly groomed with an amazing arch. See a professional for your best brow shape, and keep your brows looking amazing by using a brow powder like the eyebrow kit from E.L.F to fill in bare spots and create depth.

The lips in this look are light and glossy. Avoid a lip pencil or heavy matte lipstick. Instead use a pale pink gloss to reflect light and draw focus to the lips. Once again, Bobbi Brown takes the cake with her lipgloss in the shade, “Petal”.
Pair this look with retro waves and a deep side part and you have a glammed up look that will command the attention of everyone in the room.

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Get The Look: Eva Mendes

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Get the Look: Eva Mendes

by Sian Bitner Kearney

Peaches and Cream Summer looks are all about the combination of sexy and sweet and there are few starlets as synonymous with this combo as the beautiful Eva Mendes! No matter what look she attempts she never fails and is known for her seemingly effortless yet flawless beauty. Read on to see how you can recreate Eva’s peaches and cream glow (a perfect face for summer)!

FACE: To begin, ditch those heavy foundations, you’ll want your skin to breath.

  • If you’re in your 20’s opt for a BB Cream but ladies 30 and up can get a flawless face with the new Camera Ready CC Cream by Smashbox. This product is complexion perfection in a tube and offers amazing coverage without looking or feeling heavy.
  • Next, dust the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) with a light, loose powder like this one from NARS. For a true peaches and cream glow, skip the chalky powdered blush and opt for a cream or gel blush like Makeup Forever’s HD Microfinish Blush in the shade Salmon Pink. Use your fingers to dab along the apples of the cheeks for an ‘inside out’ kind of glow.

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