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How To Apply Wedding Party Makeup

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The first rule of thumb is that your bridal party’s makeup should be natural, sophisticated and somewhat in uniform. You don’t want one bridesmaid with no makeup at all and then another bridesmaid with full face of makeup on. Not only can this be distracting in pictures, but it can also take away from the bride and her beautiful look on her special day.
  • So, as a rule of thumb, you want the bridal party to have a similar look in their makeup.
  • Keep the makeup classic, but enhance the eyes a little bit for this occasion.
  • Add a half lash of false lashes on the corner of the eyes to open up the eyes
  • Use a slightly dark liner, or black liner with a little bit of the plum eyeshadow shaded over to add some color (plum enhances any eye color!)
  • Put bronzer on the face to warm up the skin
  • Use a soft pink blush to brighten up the face and give some color.
  • Last but not least, add a soft pink lip gloss.

As you can see, this type of makeup look will look great on almost all types of skin tones and will make any one of your bridesmaids feel beautiful and polished.


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Natural Looking Makeup!

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Many summer looks might be packed with bright and crazy colors but there is something to be said for the minimalist. Whether it’s a picnic at the park or a romantic date night, the naked look is the perfect match for the hot summer ahead. This look is soft, sensual, natural, and easy to pull off with the right tools. Follow these steps and go naked tonight!

Because you are going for a “natural beauty” look here, the face should be flawless. This look requires something lighter than the average foundation but with more coverage than a BB crème. The Naked Skin foundation by Urban Decay is the perfect tool for flawless skin. It provides optimal coverage but is infused with light making it look less like makeup and more like gorgeous skin.
To piggy back on that gorgeous glow you’ve started with foundation, try adding a highlighter like Candlelight Glow from Too Faced. Applying the highlighter to cheeks bones, nose, temples, and inner corners of the eyes makes the skin look luminous and flawless in any light.

While the general rule of thumb with the nude look is to stick with neutral colors, adding a slight pop of color to cheeks keeps your complexion from looking sickly or washed out. Apply NARS blush in Orgasm to apples of cheeks for the perfect complement to the naked background.

The eyes in this look are very natural. No dark smoky looks or heavy liner. Simply apply a shade of brown, gold, or bronze to the eye (or layer a few colors if you desire a bolder affect). We love the warm shades in Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette. Next skip the liner and focus on the lashes. No need for heavy black mascara either. Simply apply 2-3 coats of a dark brown like the black/brown shade from Neutrogena Healthy Lengths and voila… your naked eye is complete.

Much like the cheeks, you’re looking for just a pop of color here. Keeping lips too nude will make you look like a corpse, and adding too much color will eradicate the whole point of the nude face. Choose a gloss in a shade of pink close to natural lips like NARS Space NK lip gloss in Sweet Revenge and your nude face is ready to bare to the world!


Get the Look: Go Naked!!  by Sian Bitner Kearney

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Get The Look: Kim Kardashian Bridal Beauty

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kimkardashianweddingmakeupI may not be the biggest fan of Kim Kardashian, but I can’t ignore how stunning her wedding makeup was last week.  As always, she was sculpted and contoured to perfection.  Her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic stated that Contouring frames the face and chisels the cheeks, so basically it’s putting a little bit of bronzer on the hairline and jawline and on the hollows of the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. It thins out the face and gives warmth to the face.”

Yet, her makeup look is surprisingly attainable via budget friendly products. After contouring, Dedivanovic lined her lids with Urban Decay Ink for Eyes eyeliner in Perversion. Her full fringe came courtesy of her own brand of individual lashes and a healthy dose of Urban Decay’s upcoming Perversion Mascara. He topped off the look with L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lipstick in Nude Ballet (one of my all time favorites).

For her hair, Chris McMillan polished Kardashian’s luscious locks by prepping her hair with Living Proof’s Satin Hair Serum to tame flyaways. To add some more volume for the reception, he worked in a touch of the Amp2 Texture Volumizer and sealed the look with a blast of the Flex Shaping Hairspray.


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How to do a smokey eye with false eyelashes

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Today’s question is how to do a smoky eye with false eyelashes. For this question I’m assuming that you already have your false eyelashes applied and you just kind of want to boost up that look and finish it off and make it smoky and sexy for the evening. So, on our lovely model Shay the eyelashes are already applied. I applied half lashes on the corner to give a nice cat eye effect.

  • Now to give this look a boost and to really give it that sultry sexy smoky look, all you need is one simple product. You need a shadow pencil. The chubbier, the more jumbo the better.
  • I love these because they make a smoky eye in one simple step. And you want to be careful when you’re using false eyelashes to avoid a shadow because when a shadow falls on the false eyelashes, it changes the color and it’s really kind of hard to get off. So an eye shadow pencil skips that step skips that mess and makes it easy. Let’s show you how it looks.
  • As you can see, we’re going to smoke out the eye a little more. I chose a deep brown shadow and I’m going over the already purple highlighted color we have which will make it a really beautiful kind of intense mauve.
  • The great thing about these jumbo eye shadow pencils is that you can blend them and continue to layer them until you get the desired effect you want.
  • Because it’s in a pencil form you don’t have to worry about that eye shadow fall out messing with your false eyelashes.

That’s how you pump up your normal eye shadow look, get a sexy, smoky eye if you’ve already had your eyelashes applied without messing the, up. All you need is one product!


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9 Ways to Get Beautiful … in the Shower

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By Shelley Levitt for The Style Glossy

Why get just clean when you can get gorgeous? Here are some ways to turn your daily shower into a beauty boost, from head to toes.

1. De-tangle your hair before you shampoo. 
Lather, rinse, repeat. You know the drill. But in fact, there’s a little bit more technique to getting salon-like shiny hair.

First, never step into the shower with tangled hair. Water will make those knots even knottier and can lead to breakage. Gently brush out tangles while your hair is still dry, paying attention to the layers underneath, where snags sometimes hide.

Then, prevent new tangles by applying shampoo to the roots and working it through to the ends, moving in the same direction as the water. A circular massage or flinging your head upside down under the showerhead may feel good, but it can lead to snarls.

2. Condition, starting from the ends. 
After rinsing out the shampoo, apply conditioner to the ends of your hair (your newly grown roots don’t need the repair as much). Then, using a wide-tooth comb you keep in the shower — so it’s there when you need it! — comb the conditioner through your ends, moving up the length of the hair. Leave the conditioner in your hair while you continue your shower regimen.

3. Use a moisturizing body wash instead of soap. 
Skip the deodorized soap (it can strip your skin of oils) and choose a moisturizing body wash, especially in the winter. “Darting from frigid temperatures outdoors to dry indoor heating compromises the skin’s body function,” says Dr. Glen Kolansky, a dermatologist in Tinton Fall, N.J.

“Without this protective barrier the skin isn’t able to hold on to moisture effectively,” adds Kolansky. “Instead, when water evaporates, skin is left dry, rough and itchy.”

4. Deep-clean your pores.
Rotating cleansing brushes do a terrific job of getting rid of makeup residue, dirt and oil that can remain trapped in your pores even after you’ve cleansed your face. But not if they remain unused on your bathroom sink! Follow the example of Dr. Tina Alster, a Washington, D.C., dermatologist who keeps her favorite sonic brush in the shower along with a tube of mild cleanser. “I use it on my face, on my neck and on rough patches on my shoulders,” she says.

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Get The Look: Chloe Moretz

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Last night at the  2013 Billboard Music Awards, actress Chloë Moretz, one of my favorite actress and start of the upcoming action flick Kick-Ass 2, illuminated the red carpet with her star power, radiating glamour with the simple yet chic look of her luxurious blond hair created exclusively with René Furterer styling products by celebrity hairstylist Rob Talty of the Magnet Agency.“Chloë’s look is all about gorgeous and effortless shine,” says Rob. “She’s young and cool and I wanted to keep that overall fresh feeling with her hair as well.”

Below, he tells us how he created her look!


« First, I washed the hair with René Furterer OKARA light activating shampoo and conditioned with René Furterer REPAIRING AFTER-SUN MASK.

« On towel-dried hair, I sprayed René Furterer FIORAVANTI shine enhancing no rinse detangling spray to remove any tangles. I then used René Furterer OKARA light activating leave-in fluid to add radiance and shine to Chloë’s newly blond hair.

« Using a small amount of René Furterer VEGETAL MOUSSE to the roots, I then blow-dried each section of the hair using a T3 Evolution LongLife Blow Dryer and an Ibiza Round Brush.

« After making a sleek center part, I continued blow-drying the hair forward to ensure extra shine and softness to the ends of the hair.

« By lightly flicking sections of the hair back at the ends with a small Mason Pearson Brush, I was able to create a soft frame around Chloe’s beautiful heart-shaped face.

« I finished the simple yet chic look by flat ironing the hair with a GHD Flat Iron to give it slight movement. Chloë was ready for her moment on the red carpet.


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Get The Look: Kate Upton

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Kate Upton: Creating Curves

by Sian Bitner Kearney

If you don’t immediately recognize the name, the face and body are sure to strike a chord. Kate Upton has grazed an excess of magazine covers lately, including her second Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover as well as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire.

However, it’s not just Kate’s dangerous curves and flawless face that keeps her name in the headlines. Kate has been quite outspoken about her love for her body and claims that while she will work out to maintain a good figure, she will never starve herself and loves the fact that she’s not the typical, ultra thin supermodel. Kate was recently called out by the author of a blog known as “Skinny Gossip” for being, ‘fat with huge thighs, and terrible body definition’. All we can say is, if this is what fat looks like, please hand us a cheeseburger and milkshake ASAP!

Curves aside, Upton truly has a beautiful face. For this look, Kate powered down her sex appeal a bit and went for a classic look of side swept hair, glowing skin, and light makeup. To recreate the look, follow these tips!


SKIN: This look is all about clear, flawless skin.

  • To ensure your skin is camera ready, try one of the new complexion perfecting high definition starter kits by Smashbox.
  • The kit includes an oil free primer to deflect shine and keep makeup in its place, high definition concealer for dark circles and imperfections, high definition foundation to even out skin tone, and halo hydrating perfecting powder to create a total airbrushed effect.
  • The best part… This kit will only run you about $49.00 and lasts for months!


  • The cheek in this look is quite muted.
  • Instead of highlighting the apples with a bold blush, highlight your cheekbones by applying a bronzing power to the hollows of cheeks.
  • This helps to contour the face and give the look more definition.
  • For a gorgeous glow like Kate’s, we recommend Laura Mercier Bronzing Powder in Golden Bronze.


  • The eyes are really the focal point of this look, but they are not Kate’s traditional smoky eye. This look is much more about the lashes than the liner and shadow. That said, the trio of makeup creates a look that’s fresh and beautiful.
  • For the eyeshadow, try NARS cream eyeshadow in Corfu. This light taupe shade provides some color to the lid but still looks very natural.
  • Next, lightly line just the upper lash line with a black cream or cake liner like this one from Gorgeous Cosmetics. Keeping the line as close to the lash line as possible and then smudging slightly will make lashes appear even thicker and really draw attention.
  • Finally, apply several coats of black, lengthening mascara. We love Lancome L’Extreme Instant Extensions Mascara, but if that doesn’t do the trick, you can always compensate with a few false lashes in the corners.


  • To complete the look, polish lips with a soft peach or pink lipstick like Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Nude Pink.
  • The color is bold enough to command attention, yet simple enough to not overpower the look.
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