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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

First look at Disney Aladdin collection by MAC Cosmetics

The MAC Aladdin Eyes palette.
In case you haven't read about the official launch of the new Disney Aladdin collection from MAC Cosmetics, you need to. Just click here right now. And in case you are unaware, Disney has teamed up with the internationally known makeup brand to launch an Aladdin themed makeup collection which features an unique fusion of precious metal tones and jeweled tones inspired by Princess Jasmine herself. 

The collection features MAC Aladdin Eyes X9 which includes nine stunning shades that are inspired by the popular Disney classic. Featuring a lot of jeweled and precious metal tones, this palette is perfect for those of you looking to embrace your inner Princess Jasmine. 
The MAC lipstick in
A Whole New World.


In addition to this eye shadow palette, MAC Cosmetics will also release one lipstick called "A Whole New World" which is a very bright and fun cool fuchsia pink with a semi-matte finish. 

And to complete the collection, MAC Cosmetics will include the Aladdin Powder, which is great for the face and the cheeks. Definitely a staple in this collection. 

The Disney Aladdin makeup collection will be available online at MAC Cosmetics, as well as, in selection MAC locations on May 16, 2019. This is on a Thursday, so mark your calendars. Don't miss Disney's Aladdin in theaters on May 24, 2019. #MACCosmetics #DisneyAladdin


The MAC Powder.

MAC Cosmetics introduces Disney Aladdin collection

A look at the new Disney Aladdin
collection from MAC Cosmetics.
Step into Spring with the Disney Aladdin collection from MAC Cosmetics. The world-renowned makeup brand has officially teamed up with Disney to create one of the most anticipated collections of the year. 

Filled with a fusion of precious metals and Princess Jasmine jewel tones, this is one collection will not limit you to three wishes only. The Disney Aladdin collection unleashes a whole new world into a dazzling place you never knew on a magical makeup ride. With unbelievable sights and an indescribable feeling, this is a collection that embraces a new world of opulently packaged, limited-edition color. 

Products vary upon Aladdin eye shadow palettes to Aladdin lipsticks to Aladdin powders and more. 

Amazing right?

This collection will be available online and in select MAC locations on Thursday, May 16, 2019. For more information visit MAC Cosmetics today. Don't miss Disney's Aladdin in theaters on Friday, May 24, 2019. #DisneyAladdin #MACCosmetics 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Dior presents Cara Delevingne the face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine

The new Dior Addict Stellar Shine consists of 28 unique lipstick shades designed to feed your makeup obsession. Infused with aloe, jojoba oil and natural beeswax, these lipsticks are destined to hydrate your lips, while giving you the color your lips highly yearn for.
 
Perfect accessory for a perfect pout, this collection features four wonderful iconic staples. These include: Bee Dior, Lucky, DiorCharm, and DiorCelestial.
 
Watch the video below to see Cara Delevingne as the force and the face behind this wonderful new Dior Beauty addition.
 
 
If you cannot see the video, just click here to watch it now. For $37 each, you can find these today at Dior counters nationwide and Sephora.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Get the makeup look: Jennifer Lawrence at Dior Autumn Winter 2019/2020 'Ready-to-Wear' Show

Jennifer Lawrence at the
Dior Autumn-Winter
2019/2020
'Ready to Wear' show.
(Photo by Stephanie Cardindale-Corbis/
Corbis via Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence is not only iconic for being an incredible actress. She is also fashionably stylish and proves that talent and beauty go hand in hand. In Paris, France today
Dior held their annual Autumn Winter 2019 'Ready-to-Wear' show. The beautiful starlet shined on the red carpet earlier today completely in Dior. She wore a Dior dress, a belt, shoes and sunglasses by the world-renowned fashion brand. She also wore Dior beauty products including makeup and nails. In fact, Lawrence was glammed by celebrity makeup artist Christophe Danchaud who created a luminous yet fresh makeup look for the actress.

"Today, for the Dior show in Paris, I wanted Jennifer very fresh and sexy, so we went with a cool, luminous makeup look," Danchaud shared.

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

First and foremost, the world-renowned makeup artist prepped the stunning starlet's skin using the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced. Then, he primed Lawrence's face with the Dior Forever Skin Glow in the shade 1CR. He continued by applying the Dior Rouge Blush in the shade 459 Charnelle directly to the apples of her cheeks.

As Danchaud continued, he applied the Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner in 091 Matte Black. Lawrence requested eyeliner, so the Danchaud decided to deliver this by applying it accordingly to her top lash line. Next, he started adding some brown contour to her lid using the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in 002 Cool Neutrals. To finish the eyes, the makeup artist and choreographer applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in the shade 090 Pro Black to Lawrence's lashes.

To complete the entire makeup look, the global MUA applied the Dior Addict Stellar Shine in the shade 535 CD-Dream directly to Lawrence's lips to create a fresh yet shiny look.

Lawrence's nails were courtesy of internationally known manicurist Anatole Rainey who used the Dior Vernis in 155 Tra-La-La followed by the Dior Top Coat in Apricot.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Jennifer Lawrence's makeup look at the 2019/2020 Autumn-Winter 'Ready to Wear' show.

Get the makeup look: Olivia Culpo at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner

Oliva Culpo yesterday at the
Dior Addict Stellar Shine
dinner.
Olivia Culpo looked amazing at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner on Monday. Glammed from head-to-toe wearing Dior, the former Miss Universe dress, bag and shoes are all Dior along with her makeup. Courtesy of Dior makeup artist Daniel Martin, Culpo was treated to an incredible makeup look.

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

First and foremost, the Dior makeup artist prepped the former Miss Universe's face using the Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution Age-Delay Resurfacing Water followed by the Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum.

Then, he applied the Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation in the shade 2.5N followed by the Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in the shade 031 Sand. He applied the concealer to all of the areas that needed a little extra coverage. As Martin continued, he started contouring the pageant beauty's face using the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in the shade 001 Universal. Next, he highlighted Culpo's features using the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in the shade 001 Universal.

For the eyes, Martin filled in the former Miss Universe's eyebrows using the Dior Diorshow Universal Brow Styler in the shade 002 Universal Dark Brown. As he continued, he applied the Dior Fusion Mono Eye shadow in the shade 661 Meteore. Next, he lined Culpo's eyes using the Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner in the shade 091 Matte Black. Finishing up the eyes, the Dior makeup artist applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in 090 Pro Black.

Finally, the Dior MUA completed the look by applying the new Dior Stellar Lip Shine in the shade 260 Mirage directly to Olivia's lips.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Olivia Culpo's makeup look at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner.

Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine

The beautiful Cara Delevingne with
the creative and image director of Dior
Makeup, Peter Phillips.
It is official, internationally known supermodel Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine. Yesterday, Dior held a dinner at the Roxie restaurant located in the heart of Paris making the big announcement. As you may or may not be aware, this iconic lip product was created by Dior Makeup's very own creative and image director Peter Philips. The concept of this incredible Dior essential celebrates the changing colors of life and embraces femininity based on those colors.

A party flashing with colors and a lot of excitement, including a performance by the talented Mabel, it was great to hear of the wonderful news. And it is no surprise that Delevingne is the new face behind this product, as she possesses an unique beauty that I find incredibly appealing. She is also a wonderful person too.

For more information, visit Dior today. Check out the new Dior Addict Stellar Shine here.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Get the makeup look: Priyanka Chopra at 91st Academy Awards

The beautiful Priyanka Chopra.
The 91st annual Academy Awards were held a few hours ago a the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles. As the show did not have a host this year, it kicked off with an epic performance by Adam Lambert + Queen. Many actors and actresses shined the red carpet, including the beautiful Priyanka Chopra wearing a beautiful black halter gown courtesy of Elie Saab. And as glamorous as she looked, the Indian beauty's makeup really complemented the style and brought it to life. Compliments of celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who took inspiration from Chopra's dress, the Bollywood actress shined on the record carpet this year during both the Oscars and Vanity Fair After Party.

"Tonight Priyanka is wearing a dramatic black gown by Elie Saab with beadwork which I decided to mimic on the eyes. The makeup is all about a dramatic eye, blackened corners and lids with shine and texture. I kept the rest of the face in neutral tones, blush very natural to Priyanka’s skin tone and lips that are similar to her natural lip tone," the celebrity makeup artist shared with me.
Priyanka Chopra's
makeup look for February
24, 2019.


"Typically we work with Priyanka’s natural lid shape, round, but this time we wanted an elongated eye for a more dramatic look," Dubroff continued with me about the inspiration behind the look.

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

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Chopra's skin. Taking the True Botanicals Nutrient Mist, she applied the product directly to a beautyblender and foundation brush to moisten them. As she continued, she used the Decorte Soft Crème Foundation in the shade 304.

Next, Dubroff filled in the starlet's eyebrows using the Jill Stuart Beauty Airy Stay Brow Liner in 03. She continued with the look by applying the Jill Stuart Beauty Iconic Look Eyeshadow in C204. Then, taking the Jill Stuart Beauty Twinkle Glow Multi Stick, the celebrity makeup artist applied it generously to Chopra's lid to give her more of a "wet" look.

"This was an essential part to her eyes as this creamy, bronzy copper color, allowed the shade of the dark eye to harmonize with her skin tone. Black can sometimes make those with darker skin tones look a bit grey and this helped the lid have a nice base wash to build on," Dubroff shared.
Priyanka Chopra at the
91st annual Academy Awards.
(Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

Then, she taking a black thick eye pencil, Dubroff created a corner shape to the starlet's eyes. As the world-renowned MUA continued, she used the Jill Stuart Beauty Kittenish Look Liner where she added more depth to the lash corners. To finish the eyes, the Pati Dubroff applied several coats of Jill Stuart Beauty Lasting Curl Blossom Waterproof Mascara to Chopra's lashes. 

For the lips, the celebrity makeup artist used a combination of the Jill Stuart Beauty Dressed Rouge in 04, which she applied as a base on Chopra's lips and on top. Then, to finish the look she applied the Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Blossom in 46.
 
Congratulations! You have just recreated Priyanka Chopra's Oscar makeup for this year. #Oscars

Get the makeup look: Charlize Theron at 91st Academy Awards

Charlize Theron at the 91st
annual Academy Awards.
(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Charlize Theron is a woman of talent, beauty and surprises. When she debuted brown hair on the red carpet at the 91st Academy Awards earlier this evening, I think everyone was completely stunned as this is one of her biggest transformations yet. Wearing a beautiful pastel blue dress courtesy of Dior, the Academy Award winning actress really shined with her new hair courtesy of the talented Adir Abergel and Tracey Cunningham. And although her hair was unique, it was her subtle glam look that caught my attention and stole the entire look.

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

First and foremost, you will want to prep the skin. As Theron is an ambassador for Dior and Dior Beauty, it is recommended by Dior to use the Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution Age-Delay Resurfacing Water followed by the Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil-Serum. Next, you will want to apply the Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment directly to your eyes.

As you continue, Dior recommends applying the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced followed by the Dior Forever Skin Glow. If you are the same complexion as Charlize Theron, it is recommended to use the shade "2N" which is her shade. For this particular look, contouring is essential and to create it, Dior recommends utilizing the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in the shade #001 Universal.  
The beautiful Charlize Theron.
(Photo by Kate Lee)


The eyes are natural yet kept classic to complement the dramatic bold lip. Dior recommends using the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in #001 Warm Neutrals. Definition is always key in any makeup look, especially this one. Dior also recommends apply several coats of the Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D primer to the lashes followed by several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black.

And for the moment you are waiting for, how to get Charlize Theron's classic lip from the 2019 Oscars? Dior recommends using the Dior Addict Stellar Shine in the shade #639 Rivera Star.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Charlize Theron's 2019 Oscars look. #Oscars

Thursday, February 21, 2019

MAC Cosmetics introduces the Boom, Boom, Bloom collection

The Boom, Boom, Bloom collection
by MAC Cosmetics.
As we walked into Winter with some of the greatest holiday collections of 2018 into 2019, we sweep into Spring with the new Boom, Boom, Bloom collection from MAC Cosmetics. With everything from rosy hues to pearlescent accents, this collection truly embodies a petal powered collection of real makeup goodness.

The collection will offer an array of new items that are "cherry blossom" themed. Including the legendary MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ in a cherry blossom scent. This will retail for $28. I have tried virtually every single makeup setting spray around and have yet to find one that is as good as this one.

Boom, Boom, Bloom will also offer the famous MAC Strobe Cream in 'PinkLite', which is a stunning iridescent, pink pearl highlighter cream that can be applied to the face and to the body. This will retail for $34. I love to apply this after I apply my primer for a very dewy look. I also love to apply this on my décolletage for some highlight. 
Fleur Real.


MAC Cosmetics will introduce two new stunning highlighters with this collection. The first one is 'Fleur Real' which is a lavish light pink highlight. This is subtle yet pigmented and works with virtually every skin tone. The other new addition to the Boom, Boom, Bloom collection is 'Spring Bling' which is a ravishing reddish brown highlighter that literally looks like the sun came down from the sky and kissed your face. These highlighters will retail for $30 each.

So, is this all that is going to be added into the Boom, Boom, Bloom collection? Absolutely not. Like practically every other collection with this world-renowned makeup brand, they are going all out. Retailing for $18.50 each, these pigmented glosses will come in four new shades to complement the collection. They include: For The Frill Of It (a pearly light pink), Pink-A-Boo (a bright blue pink), Cherry Mochi (a warm raspberry pink) and Heartmelter (a midtone rosy pink).

Boom, Boom, Bloom will also being offering not one, but 5 new lipstick shades. Amazing right? Retailing for $19.50, these highly pigmented yet moisturizing lip products also feature a vanilla scent and/or flavor which makes wearing them fun. The colors MAC will be introducing with this collection include: Hey, Kiss Me! (a pastel pink with a cremesheen finish), Wagasa Twirl (a dirty blue pink pearl with a matte finish), Hi-Fructease (a pink coral with a matte finish), Tsk Tsk! (a bright warm pink with a matte finish) and Framboise Moi (a raspberry pink with a matte finish). 
Eyeshadow X9: Kabuki Doll.


In addition to adding an array of lip products to this collection, MAC Cosmetics will be adding an actual eye shadow palette. The Eyeshadow X9:Kabuki Doll palette will feature nine unique shades. The palette will retail for $33 which is a great value considering the eye shadows are extremely pigmented and are versatile in color. The shades in the palette include: Dust Off (a soft beige shimmer with a frost finish), Fortune Kookie (a frosty rusted pink with a frost finish), Making Mauvey Moves (a mauve pink with a matte finish), Don't Be Koi! (a rosy gold with a frost finish), Spicy Dynasty (a yellow brown with a matte finish), Bamboo-Zled (a pinky brown with a veluxe pearl finish), Kyoto Kitty (a red bronze with a frost finish), Kabuki Doll (a plum red with a matte finish) and Tokyo Drifter (a shimmery mid-tone taupe with a veluxe pearl finish). The palette is perfect for every skin tone under the sun and really complements this collection.

The Boom, Boom, Bloom collection will be available online Monday, March 4, 2019 and in select MAC stores on Thursday, March 7, 2019. #BoomBoomBloom

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019 Makeup Look

Me today. Celebrating the day of love.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love is in the air, as I can admit that I am very much in love with my amazing boyfriend and happy it is Valentine's Day. I woke up in a wonderful mood and decided to create a dramatic yet fun makeup look to complement my mood today.

Utilizing pink and fuchsia, I wanted to create a look that would complement my fuchsia ruched-style dress, which I got from Hot Miami Styles a few years ago and am wearing for the first time today. Yes, I bought the dress back in 2016 and left the tags on until 2019.

So, is it possible to re-create my makeup look? Absolutely. I will share now.

First and foremost, I prepped my skin. I like to have a very smooth finish especially this time of year because my skin tends to be the driest during the Winter time. I decided to apply the Giorgio Armani Beauty Armani Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm as it is one of the greatest products that has ever touched my face. This is the perfect product if your skin is dehydrated or looking for that much needed yet perfect pick me up. After applying this product, I applied the erborian High Definition Radiance CC Crème. It is currently my favorite beauty balm product and works great to protect, prevent and even repair my skin. I love to apply this before I apply any makeup because it produces a beautiful finish and prepares my skin in a fantastic way.

As I continued with this look, I applied the Japonesque Radiance Primer, as it is one of my favorites, if not my favorite primer at the moment. I love applying primer with my beautyblender because it doesn't waste product and still applies everything flawlessly. My hand also works, but today I just want to use my favorite makeup sponge. Also to prep the skin, I love using the MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ as it is my favorite makeup setting spray and works amazing when you spray it before and after you apply color cosmetics.

For the face, I went with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Honey followed by the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation in the shade 4.5. My skin tone is a light medium, unless I decide to go tanning or I am vacationing in the Maldives and find myself achieving a darker glow. To set the foundation, I went with the Mehron Pro-HD Mineral Finishing Powder in the shade Medium. Contouring is something I love to do. I did light contouring here using the KIKO Milano Sculpting Touch Contour Stick. As I have quite a few favorite contouring mediums, this is definitely a favorite right now. To highlight, I used the Mehron Highlight Pro 3 Color Palette in Cool. I didn't use any blush for this look.

As I continued, I decided to do my eyebrows. I used the Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil in the shade 04 - medium. It is literally the best eyebrow product I have used in years. I am a big fan of their brow products, as they give Anastasia of Beverly Hills a run for their money. To prime the lid, I went with the Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer. As much as I enjoy others, this is one of the best I have used.

Using a standard eye shadow brush, I decided to use several shades to create this look. The first shade I used was the deep pink fuchsia shade in the Ciate London Fearless Palette. Then, I applied the Urban Decay shade "shade" from the Urban Decay Backtalk Palette. I went with the shade Hot Pink from the Mehron intense Pro Palette in Fire mixed with Kylie Cosmetics Eye shadow in the shade Bible which created a very unique fuchsia shade on my lid. As a highlight I used the Ellis Faas Lights in E301 Antique Silver and the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Highlighter in Monarch. I lightly lined the bottom part of my eye with "Shade" from Urban Decay and "Bible" from Kylie Cosmetics.

For my lashes I just applied some lash primer courtesy of Lancôme. The Lancôme Cils Booster XL to be exact. It is almost gone, so I am going to have to either get more or buy another one from a different brand. If you have any suggestions, please do let me know in the comments section. After applying this, I decided to use several coats of the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lash Mascara in the color black. I didn't use any eyeliner for this look, but went very bold with color and mascara.  
To finish the look, I decided to go with the Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L104 Deep Fuchsia mixed with Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro in the shade 512 Drama Nude. I topped the lips with the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Highlighter in Monarch.

Congratulations! You have just re-created by 2019 Valentine's Day makeup look. Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Get the makeup look: Rodarte at LA FW19

The pink look at the Rodarte LA Fashion
Show for Spring 2019.
(Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images
for JNSQ Wines)
Rodarte's latest collection for Spring 2019 was all glitz and glam. Taking you through a trendy 1930s burlesque meets glitter glam swing, the brand really brought so much to this collection. And although I am not sure I would think this were a Spring collection if I examined the pieces for the first time, I definitely believe it has serious potential for those fashion enthusiasts who are de rigueur and want to wear something that looks like it was produced with inspiration through five decades.

And as much as I liked the pieces for this collection from Rodarte, what really stood out to me was the makeup. Compliments of NARS Cosmetics, James Kaliardos is the man behind the makeup at today's show.

"The makeup for this show was inspired by the vibrant glitter from classic Hollywood musicals," makeup artist James Kaliardos shared.

So, is it possible to recreate this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Kaliardos prepped the models' skin. He went with the NARS NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner followed by the NARS NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer. He continued prepping the face using the NARS NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream and the NARS NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream.

Continuing with the face portion of the look, the makeup artist went with the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation followed by the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. He finished the face off with the NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder.

The makeup artist went with four looks for the show. The clean look, the red look, the berry look and the pink look which all utilized different products.

For the clean look, Kaliardos went with the NARS Fireclay Mosaic Blush for the eyes, the NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm for the lips and the NARS Fireclay Mosaic Blush for the cheeks. He also used the NARS Brow Perfector on the eyebrows.

For the red look, the makeup artist used the NARS Don't Stop PowerMatte Lip Pigment followed by glitter on the eyes. He, then, used the NARS Jungle Red Lip Liner Pencil on the lips followed by the NARS Don't Stop PowerMatte Lip Pigment. He finished the lips with glitter. To complete the look he used the NARS Fireclay Mosaic Blush on the cheeks and the NARS Brow Perfector on the eyebrows.

For the berry look, James Kaliardos went with the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Janet for the eyes followed by the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Fanny. Then, he went with the NARS Eyeshadow in Domination followed by glitter. For the lips he repeated the same process he used on the eyes. To finish the look, he used NARS Fireclay Mosaic Blush on the cheeks and NARS Brow Perfector on the eyebrows.

For the pink look, the internationally known makeup artist went with the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Claudia for the eyes followed by glitter. He continued with the lips using the same products, the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Claudia before finishing it off with glitter. To finish the pink look, Kaliardos used the NARS Fireclay Mosaic Blush on the cheeks and the NARS Brow Perfector on the eyebrows.

Congratulations! You have just recreated the makeup look for the Rodarte LA Fashion Week 2019 Spring show.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Dior Makeup Celebrates Valentine's Day with Rouge Dior

For Valentine's Day this year, Dior is decorating the iconic rouge Dior lipstick with Christian Dior's signature lucky star. The lipstick will also be decorated with romantic hearts, making it more than just a lipstick, but a staple for every Dior enthusiast.

Created and curated by makeup artist Peter Philips, who is the current creative and image director of Dior makeup, the lipstick will possess both a couture color and comfortable wear that epitomizes modern glamour. The colors for this lipstick include: 999 Emblematic Red, 520 Feel Good and 080 Red Smile.

Housed in an elegant metallic case, this is destined to make an excellent Valentine's Day gift to virtually every woman including all of you women out there that want to buy yourself something special.

Dior Beauty celebrates Valentine's Day
this year with Rouge Lipstick in the
shade "Emblematic Red 999".

Dior Beauty celebrates Valentine's Day
this year with Rouge Lipstick in the
shade "Feel Good 520".


Dior Beauty celebrates Valentine's Day
this year with Rouge Lipstick in the
shade "Red Smile 080".


Who else is excited about these amazing red lipsticks? Why does 2019 keep getting better? Where will you be this Valentine's Day? For more information, visit Dior today.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Get the Makeup: Anne Hathaway at 76th Golden Globes

Anne Hathaway at the 76th annual
Golden Globe Awards on Sunday,
January 6th 2019.
(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway always looks amazing when she hits the red carpet. Although Hathaway is not nominated this year, the Golden Globes winner knows a thing or two about the Golden Globes red carpet where she stunned and shined earlier this evening. Wearing a leopard-print styled glam gown by Elie Saab from the 2019 Spring collection, the beautiful brunette looked uniquely chic. As her hair looked fantastic, her makeup really stood out. Courtesy of her talented makeup Beau Nelson.

“Anne’s stylist chose the most exquisite leopard print dress for the carpet so we did modern clean beauty with the hair and makeup. I gave Anne a softly sculpted eye anchored by a liquid black line and soft feather lashes paired with a soft peachy pink lip and cheek. Classic modern elegance.” – Beau Nelson shared with me.

So, is it possible to re-create Anne Hathaway's makeup look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Nelson prepped Hathaway's skin. Using the Armani Beauty Crema Nera Supreme Recovery Oil, the celebrity makeup artist applied this product to the stunning starlet's face focusing on the jawline and the cheekbones. Performing a very subtle lymphatic massage, he then, applied the Armani Beauty Crema Nera Light-Reviving EyeCream under the eyes where he used a gentle tapping motion.

As the world-renowned makeup artist continued, he applied the Armani Beauty Light Master Primer on Hathaway's face. Then, he applied the Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation to any all areas which were necessary using shade 2 in the inside part of the face and shade 4 on the outer areas, blending seamlessly with a foundation brush.

Then, the celebrity makeup artist dabbed the Armani Beauty High Precision Retouch in 2 under the eyes to brighten. He used a thin brush applicator which he further blended by gently tapping the area with his finger. As Nelson continued, he used the Armani Beauty Compact Cream Concealer in Light-Medium which he only applied to the redness areas of Hathaway's face including any blemishes.


Next, Nelson applied the Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Contour under the cheekbones and jawline to give dimension to Hathaway's face followed with a swipe of the Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Blush in 30. Using a fluffy powder brush, the celebrity makeup artist used the Armani Beauty Neo Nude Compact Powder Foundation in 3 on the beautiful brunette's "t-zone" area.

The eyes are what really stands out in this look. For the eyes, Beau Nelson Beau used the Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Eye Quattro Eyeshadow in 2 Avant-Premiere and applied
it softly to the crease just before blending it slightly, sweeping upwards. As he continued, he used the Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Proliner (limited edition) in Black. To finish the face, he applied several coats of the Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Classic Mascara in 1 Black along with a touch of Armani Beauty Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in 12 on the inner rim of the eye.


To complete the entire look, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Armani Beauty Smooth Silk Lip Pencil in 4 to define the beautiful star's lips just before filling them in. Finally, he used his finger to pat on Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in 303 Dragee for a soft peach lip.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Anne Hathaway's makeup look for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. #GoldenGlobes

Charlize Theron 2019 Golden Globes Look

Charlize Theron at the 76th annual
Golden Globe Awards on
Sunday, January 6, 2019.
(Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Charlize Theron looked absolutely gorgeous this evening on the red carpet in her black and white gown courtesy of Christian Dior and jewels courtesy of Bulgari. Nominated for her role in Tully, this blonde beauty proves why she is at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards tonight. As her makeup looked amazing, her hair did also. But the real question remains - is it possible to re-create her entire look at home? The answer is: Yes.

SKINCARE

In order to create an amazing makeup look, it is very important to start with a great canvas to work with. For this particular look, it is essential to use Dior Beauty products, as Theron is one of the official models for the brand. For this look, Dior Beauty personally recommends the new Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Resurfacing Water (or solution) to exfoliate and tone the skin. To moisturize, Dior Beauty recommends Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum.

MAKEUP

Priming is essential when creating any makeup look as it prevents your face from fading, flaking and melting. To prime the skin, Dior Beauty recommends using the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced. To re-create Charlize Theron's look, the brand also suggests using Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation to even out the skin.

Contouring works to sculpt, shape and even enhance your features. To re-create this look, the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in #001 Universal was used to do just that for the 43 year stunning starlet.

For the eyes, Dior Beauty recommends applying the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in #002 Cool Neutrals. Charlize Theron's eyes really popped this evening and one of the reasons why is because this gorgeous glammer loves her Dior Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black.

To finish the makeup look, Dior Beauty recommends utilizing the Dior Backstage Lip Palette in #001 Universal Neutrals.

HAIR

Charlize Theron's hair.
(Photo by Adir Abergel)
Charlize Theron's hair was styled by the talented, world-renowned celebrity stylist Adir Abergel. Abergel went with a very timeless yet edgy style to complement her Christian Dior dress. For the inspiration behind this hair look, he shared, "The color blocking in the dress inspired me to create complimentary contrast in the hair with the half up style. I played with dual textures; high shine in the back with soft texture through the front."

For this particular hair look, the celebrity hair stylist created a deep side part using the ghd air hairdryer to blow dry with a brush. Abergel, then, used the ghd platinum+ styler where he flat ironed the blonde beauty's hair into sections.

As he continued, he applied a de-frizzing cream smoothing from Theron's roots all of the way to her ends. Taking a clip, he clipped Theron's hair away from the top and side swept the rest of her hair away, creating a very timeless yet modern look.

To complete the hair look, the celebrity hair stylist took sections of the Tully star's hair and secured it from just the crown with an elastic. Then, Abergel used a black thread and needle to lock the hair into place. To hold the look, he applied a generous amount of hair spray.
 Congratulations! You have just re-created Charlize Theron's makeup look for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. It wasn't so hard was it? #GoldenGlobes

Get the Makeup: Emily Blunt at 76th Golden Globes

Emily Blunt at the 76th
annual Golden Globes on Sunday,
January 6, 2019.
(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
The beautiful and talented Emily Blunt is up for a Golden Globe for her role as Mary Poppins. I don't usually enjoy remakes; however, I loved Blunt as Mary Poppins. As I know no one can replace Julie Andrews, she is as close to the role as it gets. Earlier this evening, the beautiful starlet shined on the red carpet wearing a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress. Her makeup look was created by the talented Jenn Streicher who was heavily inspired by the beautiful actress's dress.

"Emily's beautiful look was very much inspired by her dress which had incredibly intricate, medieval-inspired embroidering. I wanted to create a very 'Joan of Arc' or something quite 'warrior-like' but still beautiful and soft using metal tones against dewy skin," Streicher shared with me. "I brought a lot of dress metal tones into her makeup."

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

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped the Mary Poppins actress with the Dior Capture Youth New Effect Enzyme Resurfacing Water (or solution). As she pressed this product into Blunt's skin, she applied the Dior Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum followed by the Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment.

To prepare the skin, Streicher applied the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced before applying the Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation in the shade #1N. The world-renowned makeup artist then applied some drops of the Dior Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum to the foundation as she wanted the application to be very fluid. "I like to paint the foundation onto the skin and blend it using a Beautyblender," Streicher shared.

As the celebrity makeup artist continued with the makeup look, she applied the Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in the shade #010 Ivory to Blunt's face where some areas needed a little extra coverage, which were around the eye and nose area. Then, she applied the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in #001 Universal on the apples of the beautiful starlet's face before adding the Dior Diorskin Rosy Glow in #002 Lolli'Glow also. To finish the face, Streicher used the Dior Nude Luminizer Lolli'Glow in #008 Pink Delight.

So, what about the eyes?

The world-renowned makeup artist started the eyes with the Dior Diorshow Mono Professional Eyeshadow in #554 Minimalism. Using a brush and water, Streicher applied this all over the beautiful actress's lids and some below the lash line. Taking a crease brush, she blended the product into Blunt's crease. To create the stunning silver glam, Streicher used the silver shade from the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in #002 Cool Neutrals directly into Blunt's crease.

As Streicher continued on with the makeup look, she applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Lash Plumping Primer directly onto Blunt's lashes before applying several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black. She ended the eyes using the Dior Diorshow Bold Brow in #011 Light. "I like to brush the brows up and lay them in the right direction. This allows the brows to be coated, creating a fuller brow look," Streicher shared.

For the lips, the celebrity makeup artist used the Dior Lip Sugar Scrub in #002 Raspberry just shortly after applying the Blunt's skincare. This was to prep her lips for color, as Streicher says this will create a very smooth canvas to work with. It is also great for easy application too.

To finish the entire look, Streicher created a custom lip for the Mary Poppins star using the Dior Backstage Lip Palette in #001 Universal Neutrals where she utilized both the pink gloss and beige gloss shade in the palette.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Emily Blunt's 2019 Golden Globes makeup look. #GoldenGlobes

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Holidays 2018: 5 beauty gifts under $5

J.Cat Beauty Sparkling Palette in Jibiri.
It is official, the holidays are here. With only a little over a month until Christmas, there is a lot to do until the bells ring into the most anticipated day of the year. When you glance at the list of people you have to buy for this year, you notice a lot of people are unchecked. After routine examination, you realize most of them are beauty lovers.

The only problem is, you have a budget of $5. What do you buy? But the question remains; however, is it possible to spend less than $5 on a beauty gift? The answer is: absolutely. So, what are 5 beauty gifts under $5?

ULTA 'What We Love' Skincare Favorites - This incredible gift set features your favorite beauty essentials from all of your favorite skin care brands. You will receive the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream (0.15 oz.), the ULTA Beauty Collection Strawberries & Champagne Hydrating Glitter Peel Off Mask (0.25 oz.), the SheaMoisture Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer (0.21 oz.), the Yes To Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask (0.33 oz.), the Biore Charcoal Self Heating One Minute Mask (0.25 oz.), the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (1.05 oz.), the Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes (7 count) and the Pacifica Beauty Super Green Detox Kale and Charcoal Facial Mask (0.67 oz.). ($4.99 at ULTA Beauty)

Sephora Collection 'In The Blink and Eye' Eyeshadow Palette - This palette includes not one, not two, but three eyeshadows which are neutral and easy-to-wear. Plus, they are in a practical size which means you get a lot of product for the price point. The next time you are at Sephora or happen to go over to the official site, you may want to check out this budget friendly gem. ($5.00 at Sephora)

J. Cat Beauty Sparkling Palette - Are diamonds really a girl's best friend or is it just the sparkle that is? If that is the case, this palette is every girl's best friend. This palette features five gorgeous glitter cream shades that really make a statement. With 12 choices to choose from, this is the perfect present for under $5. ($4.99 at J. Cat Beauty)

HASK Coconut Oil Nourishing Gift Set - What does everyone really want for Christmas? Gorgeous hair. This set is one of the best beauty gifts you can give this holiday and it is under $5. This set includes two Coconut Oil Nourishing Deep Conditioners (1.75 oz.) and one Shine Oil Vial (5/8 oz.) ($4.49 at ULTA Beauty)

Scunci Hair Gems - Whether you are looking to glam up your style for the holidays or simply searching for that special gem that accessorizes your entire hair look, this is definitely the one. The holidays are a time to put your best head forward and you will do just that with this spectacular Scunci addition. Available in both gold and silver, tis the season to great glam and even greater hair! ($4.99 at ULTA)


You don't have to spend a fortune let alone break your budget this holiday, as there are many gifts under $5 including these five beauty gifts. Happy Holidays!


FTC: Holiday Gift Guide 2018. All opinions are my own. No affiliate links used.