Showing posts with label 2016 Met Gala. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2016 Met Gala. Show all posts

Monday, May 2, 2016

Get the hair look: Emma Stone at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress Emma Stone at the 2016
Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Emma Stone is one of those starlets that can pull off virtually every single hair color under the sun. So, as much of a shocker it may have been when she stunned the red carpet Monday debuting dark hair, I think we can all agree that she looked ultimately amazing. As she wore a beautiful, off-white PRADA dress accessorized with a metal corset and harness, she definitely embodied a goddess from the Greek age. And for the Met Gala festivities, Stone teamed up with celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak for an amazing hair look to complement the beautiful actress's dress.
“Emma wore this gorgeous white, flowy PRADA gown with sharp gun metal details for an ethereal yet edgy look. We wanted the hair to have a strong, powerful presence,” L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Hairstylist Mara Roszak said about Stone's hair look.

So, is it possible to re-create this hair look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Roszak prepped the Easy-A star's hair by washing it with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and then conditioning it with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Conditioner. After she shampooed and conditioned the starlet's hair, Roszak applied the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse. Taking the hair, the celebrity hairstylist parted it to the side. Stone has bangs, so Roszak pinned them off to the side to disguise them.

As Roszak continued with this hair look, she took a small round brush along with the ghd air hairdryer and began to blow dry the hair. This works amazingly to create volume. Then, Roszak pin curled Stone's hair. She, then sprayed the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold. After a few minutes, Roszak removed the pins. Taking the 1 ¼ inch ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron, Roszak went over the curls.

Now taking the soft brush, the celebrity hairstylist brushed out the curls to create looser waves. As Roszak continued, she spritzed Stone's hair all over with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek it Strand-Smoother Serum Spray. This works to create amazing shine.

To finish the look she applied the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold which works wonderfully to keep hair in place.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Emma Stone's hair look for the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the makeup look: Lily Collins at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress Lily Collins at the
2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Lily Collins stunned the red carpet Monday evening for the 2016 Met Gala in a ravishing red Valentino gown. Her entire look was also accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Collins was simple yet chic, but what really stood out was her makeup for the event. As a Lancôme ambassadress, Collins' makeup really complemented her outfit and made her look like a handmade futuristic doll with strong ties to Hollywood's glamorous past. Dolled up by the amazing Molly R. Stern, celebrity makeup artist to the stars, the actress made quite a statement for the Met Gala.

So, is it possible to re-create this amazing makeup look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Stern prepped Collins skin with a rose mist spray followed by a layer of Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream. This amazing combination really works to quench the skin and keep it hydrated throughout the night. As Stern continued, she used the Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation in #2 on her face, neck, and arms to create a sheer, celestial finish. To naturally catch light, Stern applied the TRUE Isaac Mizrahi Radiance Boosting Pen all over the beautiful actress's face. Then, Stern finished the face with the Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil in 032 Splash Corail which was applied to subtly warm the apples of Collins' cheeks.

Stern really loved playing with gold and metallic steel tones. As Stern continued with the look, she began to contour and shape the eye, using layers of gold and metallic steel tones with the Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Accomplice. She continued with the Lancôme Glow Subtil in 03 Rosegold Lights and in 05 Buff Lights. The celebrity makeup artist then, applied one layer of the Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara in Black to lashes followed by a layer of the Lancôme Hypnôse Chromatics Mascara Top Coat in Saint-Honore. She finished the eyes with a layer of black mascara.

To complete the look, Stern applied the Lancôme Color Design lipstick in Lucky Kiss to Collins' lips along with the Lancôme Glow Subtil 05 Buff Lights pressed in on top. Once she completed this step, Stern used the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in French Lace followed by the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in Lamé to create a machine-esque seam down her face, neck and chest.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Lily Collins' makeup look at the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the makeup look: Saoirse Ronan at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress Saoirse Ronan at
the 2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Saoirse Ronan has been blowing up the spotlight a lot lately at red carpet events this year. As the award-winning actress is known for her contributions to the performance arts, she is much more than just a talented actress. The Met Gala Monday night was the perfect opportunity for this Irish American beauty to shine and prove that she is creative in fashion too. Ronan stunned the red carpet in a custom Christopher Kane column dress that was accented with feathers, which is different from the Ronan we are use to. As her hair was pulled back, her makeup looked absolutely exquisite. Created by Avon Global celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen, her makeup look was inspired by 'Feathered Impact' which really complemented her dress.

So, it is possible to re-create this fabulous makeup look at home? Yes.

First and foremost, celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen applied the Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation. This foundation is lightweight and oil-free, making it great for red carpet events. She, then applied the Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Heavenly Pink to the Irish American beauty's cheeks.

Then, Andersen applied a really neutral, pink eye shadow on the lid and created a feathered wing using the Avon Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner. As she continued, she finished with the Avon Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara in Black. As this mascara is long-lasting, it also detangles and defines your lashes adding instantaneous volume to your lashes.

To finish the makeup look, Andersen applied the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick in Pure Pink for a neutral, pale lip.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Saoirse Ronan's makeup look for the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the hair look: Jessica Chastain at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress Jessica Chastain at the
2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
The Met Gala is an event that allows every star to channel their inner artist and embrace their creativity. Benefiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Met Gala allows stars to shine through their fashion. One of the stars to walk the red carpet for the 2016 Met Gala was Jessica Chastain. The beautiful actress wore is peacock blue PRADA gown. Her makeup looked incredible, but what really stood out was her hair. Celebrity stylist Renato Campora turned to Nexxus New York Salon Care to create the beautiful star's gorgeous, textured look before hitting the red carpet Monday evening.

"Our goal was to create a cool, modern, textured style to show off her asymmetrical haircut and counterbalance the grandeur of the gown," Celebrity stylist Renato Campora said about Chastain's hair look.

So, is it possible to re-create this amazing hair look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Campora applied the Nexxus New York Salon Care Mousse Plus Voluminizing Foam to the starlet's wet hair. This product works as a hair primer and as a result, creates an outstanding foundation to build upon. As the celebrity stylist continued he created a deep side part.

Taking a ghd Air Hairdryer, Campora began to rough dry Chastain's hair. As he continued, he took a ghd professional straightener on the ends of the starlet's hair. Why? Because this makes them more piecey. Then, Campora slightly dampened his hands and ran them through Chastain's hair to break it up and build texture.

Then, he worked the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip throughout Chastain's hair for additional body and movement. To complete this hair look, he applied the Nexxus New York Salon Care Maxximum Finishing Mist, as this product works amazingly to hold the hair without weighing it down.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Jessica Chastain's hair look for the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the hair look: Katie Holmes at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress and director Katie Holmes
at the 2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Katie Holmes stunned the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala Monday evening in a beautiful black gown courtesy of Zac Posen along with shoes and Cartier jewels. It was almost 20 years old Holmes achieved success as Joey Potter in Dawson's Creek and today, life is even more ritzy. As her makeup looked amazing and was totally on fleek, her hair looked ultimately incredible and slayed her entire edgy look. In fact, the actress teamed up with celebrity hairstylist DJ Quintero before the event for a long, straight and super-shiny hair look to complement her Zac Posen dress.

“The whole feel became very Cher-esque; a 70’s throwback,” DJ Quintero shared.

So, is it possible to re-create this amazing hair look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Quintero prepped Holmes hair by applying the Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream. This product works amazingly to add both manageability and smoothness. In the process of doing this, the celebrity hairstylist applied hair extensions to Holmes hair. Taking a thick round brush, Quintero began to blow dry the star's hair.

Taking the Sultra Beauty 1-inch tool, Quintero began to flat iron Holmes hair. To hide extensions Quintero applied the Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist to the areas where they meet. Now, taking a small comb, part hair down the middle and create a super-long part.

To finish the hair look, the celebrity hairstylist applied a small amount of the Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray. This product works for a movable yet smooth hold.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Katie Holmes' look at the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the makeup look: Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2016 Met Gala

Sarah Jessica Parker at the
2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Fashion and Sarah Jessica Parker go together a lot like frappes and mornings. The Met Gala would be incomplete without her as she epitomizes what this event is all about. Monday evening the Sex and The City star stunned the red carpet in a modern vintage Monse outfit. As her hair looked amazing, her makeup really made a statement bring her entire outfit to life. SJP teamed up celebrity makeup artist Leslie Lopez to create a beautiful yet bold metallic makeup look to complement SJP's amazing Monse outfit for the 2016 Met Gala.

So, is it possible to re-create this incredible makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Lopez prepped SJP's face with the RéVive Intensité Les Yeux around her eyes followed by the RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Suprême on her face. “I always like to moisturize her skin and let it set for 15-20 minutes before I start applying makeup,” Lopez shared.

Using her fingers, Lopez applied the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation in Bamboo Beige. This works to create an all-natural glow. “I like the foundation to be light – so the skin can look natural and be seen. To achieve this, I only applied the foundation where it was needed to even the skin’s texture,” Lopez said about the foundation.

Lopez, then layered on the Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic mixed with the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder in Seduction to the apples of the Sex and The City star's cheeks, temples and décolletage. This incredible combination helps to create a beautiful, sun-kissed look.

As Lopez continued, she applied the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Tuxedo. She mixed it with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold on the eye lids, as this works to make the product a bit lighter. The celebrity makeup artist used her fingers to blend in Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Gilded Gold under Parker’s eyebrow bone. Lopez completed the eye look by curling the star’s lashes with Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler and topped them off with a few coats of Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Mascara.

To complete the makeup look, Lopez layered the Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Infatuation and the Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bronze Gold Accent. This creates a natural lip.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Sarah Jessica Parker's makeup look at the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the makeup look: Dakota Johnson at the 2016 Met Gala

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota
Johnson at the 2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson blew up the spotlight for the 2016 Met Gala. The Fifty Shades of Grey star stunned the red carpet Monday evening in an 80's inspired Gucci dress. If you can envision David Bowie meets Debbie Harry with part romance, that is the look Johnson revealed at the event. Johnson teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff for a fabulous makeup look to complement the Met Gala theme Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology using only Laura Mercier products.

“The look tonight was all about the eye–a pop of green color and glitter,” Pati Dubroff shared about the makeup look. “A nod to something outer worldly.” Dubroff then said, “Dakota takes impeccable care of her skin and is always well hydrated, so in one regard my job is really easy. The eyes are the main focus for Dakota’s beauty look tonight.”

So, is it possible to re-create this fabulous makeup look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, you are going to want to prep the skin. For this look, Dubroff used the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer throughout Johnson's t-zone. This ensures that her makeup lasts a longtime throughout the night. Starting at the center of the face, Dubroff applied the Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Dune. “I worked the foundation in moving toward the perimeter, concentrating on areas that need more coverage and bypassing areas on face that did not,” Dubroff shared.

As the look continued, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC-3. This product ensures no redness or blemishes. Taking the Surratt Artistique Blush in Parfait, Dubroff blended this product on the apples of the Fifty Shades of Grey star's cheeks. This creates a stunning rosy flush. As she continued, she swirled the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Devotion over the top of Johnson's cheeks for a slight sheen.

For the eyes, Dubroff first lined Johnson's upper lash line and lower corner with Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner in Black Ebony. Dubroff then applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Peacock on the inner rim and slightly over the black liner. This gives Johnson's eyes a pop of bold green color. To further intensify Johnson's stunning green look, Dubroff added a touch of MAC Fluidline in Ivy to the inner rim.

Johnson has gorgeous eyes and to make them sparkle, Dubroff applied the Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Petal Pink to the inner corner and lid. She, then, added a dash of green glitter to the lid. To finish Johnson's eyes, Dubroff applied a pair of Ardell Demi Wispies Black False Eyelashes followed by a coat of black mascara.

To complete the entire makeup look, Dubroff used Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Petal Pink. This works to create “sweet pink lip” which complements Johnson's pop of green theme.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Dakota Johnson's makeup look at the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the makeup look: Lupita Nyong'o at the 2016 Met Gala

The beautiful Lupita Nyong'o
at the 2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Lupita Nyong'o stunned the red carpet Monday evening for the 2016 Met Gala in a very glamorous green gown courtesy of Calvin Klein. As the award-winning actress exhibited a stacked high hairdo, she really made a statement on the red carpet with her beautiful makeup. In fact, Nyong'o teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose for an amazing makeup look to complement her gorgeous Calvin Klein dress using Lancôme, where Nyong'o is a current ambassadress.

"I love the idea of playing with shine and a metallic texture for this Met Gala and Calvin Klein dress,” said Nick Barose. "We kept the makeup monochromatic and played with shine, with metallic on the eyes and bronzy lips against her skin.”

So, is it possible to re-create this amazing makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Barose prepped Nyong'o's skin with the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate followed by the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl. He, then applied the Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm. Once the products are absorbed, he blot her skin to remove any excess.

"When it comes to glowing skin on the red carpet, it’s about being gently shiny in certain spots, like the cheeks and bridge of the nose, instead of shiny all over which can end up greasy looking," Barose shared. To help keep Nyong'o's look, dewy and polished, Barose used the Lancôme La Base Pro Pore Eraser on the T-zone area.

As he continued with this look, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder in 550 Suede. This works amazingly to control shine. Then, he applied the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick in 550 Suede C followed by the Lancôme Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit in 550 Deep Suede OS under eyes to brighten. He finished the face with the Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette in Rum Raisin on the apples of her cheeks.

For the eyes, Barose applied the Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base in 06 Sienne as a first step. This works fabulously to prevent makeup from fading, creasing, flaking and melting. It also works to help keep eye makeup smooth too. Next, Barose used the Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in 602 Gris Fumee on Nyong'o's lids.

As the celebrity makeup artist continued with the eyes, he lined the top lash line using Lancôme Artliner in Noir. On the lower lash line he used the Lancôme Le Stylo Waterpoof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense. To add a bit of sparkle, he applied the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in GlamRock. Barose applied two coats of Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara in Noir Mirifique to the award-winning beauty's lashes. Her brows were defined and filled in using Lancôme Sourcils Gel Waterproof Eyebrow Gel-Cream in 06 Noir.

To finish the look, Barose lined and filled in her lips with the Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate. To complete the look, he applied the Lancôme L’Absolue Rouge in Henne.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Lupita Nyong'o's makeup look for the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the hair look: Lady Gaga at the 2016 Met Gala


Lady Gaga at the 2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
When it comes to being bold with style, Lady Gaga is a true risk taker. In fact, the pop star really made a statement Monday night at the 2016 Met Gala when she wore a tech theme Versace leotard with fishnet stockings along with a circuit board-inspired jacket with square shoulder pads. Although mother monster didn't wear pants, she wore perilous platform stilettos that were about at least 10 inches. As Gaga rocked a bold red lip along with a bold brow, her makeup really slayed the night; however, her hair really made a statement on it's own. And what better way to blow up the spotlight than with haute blonde hair by Haus of Gaga's very own Frederic Aspiras.

"My inspiration for the hair look was futuristic metal pop princess Gaga," Frederic Aspiras said about the hair look.

So, is it possible to re-create this hair look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Aspiras started this look by shampooing and conditioning the pop star's hair. For this look, he used the Matrix Total Results Rock It Texture Shampoo followed by the Matrix Total Results Rock It Texture Conditioner. These products work amazingly to clarify and prime the hair.

As Aspiras continued with this hair look, he towel dried Gaga's hair before applying the Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure. This product works to detangle the hair. After applying this product, Aspiras simply combed Gaga's hair to get the tangles out. Once he accomplished this, he applied mousse throughout her hair and started to begin to section, for blow drying.

Then, starting at the nape of the hair, Aspiras applied the Matrix Total Results Wonder Boost Root Lifter to the roots of Lady Gaga's hair. When drying the hair it is very important to repeat this for every section while drying the hair. Now, taking a curling iron, Aspiras began to create a few loose waves throughout the hair. As he continued with this hair look, he applied the Matrix Style Link Mineral Mess Maker Sea Salt Spray. This product adds fantastic texture. For this look, Aspiras also embraced the 'tousle and twist' as you spray concept.

To complete this hair look, the Haus of Gaga hairstylist applied the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Hair Spray, which works to hold the height of the hair. And the best part is, it promotes a long-lasting style that lasts for hours and hours.

Congratulations! You have just re-created the Lady Gaga's hair look at the 2016 Met Gala.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Celebrity facialist Tracie Martyn offers 3 tips to look red carpet ready

As A-list stars from across the globe gather together today in the heart of the big apple for the 2016 Met Gala, celebrity facialist and aesthetician as well as, former fashion makeup artist Tracie Martyn has her hands completely full getting them red carpet-ready. In her exquisitely ethereal Fifth Avenue salon located in NYC at 101 Fifth Avenue, Martyn offers her signature and very much trademarked 'Red Carpet Facial' which is dubbed as the haute couture of all treatments.

What makes this facial so amazing? Well, Martyn uses high-performance, anti-aging skin care products that are made with blending organic ingredients and natural cosmeceuticals. As these ingredients are fortified without any parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, glycols and other synthetics, they work together to create instantaneous results.

For the 2016 Met Gala, this world-renowned facialist and aesthetician offers three tips for those of you who want to look like a star:

When Tracie Martyn and her partner, nutritionist and mastermind Marius Morariu collaborated to create a natural skin care line they wanted to create products to help improve your skin. One of those products is their best-selling Enzyme Exfoliant which works as a mask and exfoliator in one. Packed with brightening, smoothing and pore-minimizing ingredients this hybrid includes everything from pineapple enzymes, alpha-beta hydroxy acids and even kojic acid.

Martyn also recommends using her Amla Purifying Cleanser. Why? Because this cleansing medium contains papaya enzymes, salicylic acid and amla. In case you didn't know, Amla is an Indian Ayurvedic berry that is packed with a plethora of vitamins and antioxidants including Vitamin C. Martyn recommends leaving it on your face and neck for a few minutes. This will brighten your skin, making you look and feel radiant.

So, what is the last tip? Martyn suggests substituting your sugar with Stevia. What you ingest is so important as what you apply. Stevia is a natural sweetener that improves insulin sensitivity by stabilizing blood sugar levels, boosting energy and most importantly your mental state of well being. It's been said that refined sugars create glycation which is known to destroy collagen, including collagen production. Adding Stevia into your life will change your life for the better.

For more information about Tracie Martyn, simply visit the official website today.