Archive for the ‘Red Carpet/Celebrities’ Category

Monday, January 12, 2015

How to Get the Best Looks From Last Night’s Golden Globes

Let me start by saying I was beyond elated that Boyhood and Transparent took home top honors at the Golden Globes last night. Bravo! Bravo! Of course my elation started way before the first gilded award was handed out. Aside from the usual invasion of the boring nude lip, the red carpet screamed Hollywood — just the way I like it! There were sultry smoky eyes, statement red lips, and old Hollywood waves, oh my!

I would be remiss if I didn’t share how to get the best looks of the night:

Amal Clooney’s Makeup

Courtesy Charlotte Tilbury

Photo courtesy Charlotte Tilbury

Mrs. Clooney’s makeup was almost as inspiring as her impressive resume. UK Celebrity Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury created the look:  “I went into today knowing what she likes, so I created a retro beauty look inspired by the silver screen sirens that fits her classic style.” Mission accomplished. She looks absolutely stunning.

Get the Look:

  1. Charlotte applied  Charlotte Tilbury ‘Charlotte’s Magic Cream’ Treat & Transform Moisturizer to the entire face followed by Charlotte Tilbury ‘Wonderglow’ Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash to create a flawless soft focus and an instant “spotlight” effect, which acted as the perfect base to the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Light Wonder’ Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in 7 Medium.
  1. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte Tilbury ‘The Retoucher’ Conceal & Treat Stick in 2 Fair and 3 Medium underneath the eye. Rid the face of any unwanted oils with a dusting of Charlotte Tilbury ‘Air Brush Flawless Finish’ Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 2 Medium down the middle of the face only to keep Amal’s skin dewy and fresh.
  1. Next, Charlotte used Charlotte Tilbury ‘Brow Lift’ Three-Way Shape, Lift & Shade Eyebrow Pencil to perfect brows and shape the face.
  1. To bring out the golden highlights in Amal’s eyes, Charlotte applied the pop shade from Charlotte Tilbury ‘Luxury Palette – The Dolce Vita’ Color-Coded Eyeshadow Paletteacross the lids. Charlotte Tilbury ‘Rock ‘n’ Kohl’ Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil was applied around the eye. To soften the liner, Charlotte Tilbury ‘The Classic’ Eye Powder Pencil was applied over the top. Charlotte applied three coats of Charlotte Tilbury ‘Full Fat Lashes’ 5 Star Mascara to the top lashes and only one coat to bottom lashes to create an open-eyed look.
  1. Charlotte used  Charlotte Tilbury ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ Face Sculpt & Highlight to highlight and sculpt the cheek, nose, jawline and temples.
  2. To create the perfect cheek, Charlotte used Charlotte Tilbury ‘Cheek to Chic’ Swish & Pop Blush across the cheekbones.
  3. Finish with the perfect velvety red lip by using Charlotte Tilbury ‘Lip Cheat’ Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner Savage Rose along with Charlotte Tilbury ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G’ Lipstick Night Crimson .

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Perfect Summer Look: Just a Little Pop of Color…

Summer is here which means as temperatures rise so do the chances of your makeup melting, fading, settling into creases, and sliding off your face.  So not only should you be changing your skincare regimen (unless you’re ultra-dry, swap out your usual creams for lightweight lotions) you’re going to want to downsize your makeup routine.

This summer I’ve found that just by adding a fun-colored eyeliner to my upper lash line I’ve created an instant “going out” look.  Keep in mind I have lash extensions, so you should follow with your favorite mascara.  To make sure your liner lasts the night, prime your eyelids first with concealer and/or a flesh or ivory-colored eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Ivory  ($21). 

Let’s see some COLOR!!!

Green Eyeliner:

As you can see, Hayden Panettiere rocks this emerald eyeliner, making her green eyes glow. This color is perfect for both green and hazel eyes, but also makes blues eyes look more teal. I personally have dark blue eyes and I’ve been wearing the Palm Leaf (a forest green) of the Paul & Joe Las Palmas Eyeliner & Crayon Duo ($25), which makes my eyes look brighter and take on a more aqua hue.

For a bit more drama like January Jones, use a liquid green liner like MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner 4 Diamond Lagoon Green ($23) to make a thick winged eye, and then line the lower lash line with a shimmery green shadow like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Mildew ($18).


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Sunday, June 9, 2013

E! Entertainment Beauty Police Round-Up: June 3rd – 7th

Hello, my lovelies! Please accept my apologies for being MIA this past week.  I was in LA at the E! offices the early part of the week and then I came home with a nasty cold. The only thing that can make me grumpier than being sick is being sick while being pregnant. I just rejoined the land of the living today and I’m ready to get back to beauty bingeing! I have some fun posts planned for the next couple weeks so make sure you check back!

I’m listing this past week’s E! Beauty Police columns. Keep in mind that even though the first half of each column is my snarky analysis, the second half is either a useful Beauty Bailout or Get the Look. For example, in the Karlie Kloss post you can learn how to make your cheekbones look more pronounced and highlight your skin to give it an ethereal glow. In the Beyonce post, you can find out how to fix a common makeup mistake (I’m not telling you what it is because I want you to guess!).

6/3: Beauty Police: Jenny McCarthy Dresses as Her Drag Queen Doppelgänger for Las Vegas Event

6/4: Beauty Police: Karlie Kloss’ Ethereal Skin Stole the Show at the CFDA Awards

6/5: Beauty Police: Zosia Mamet’s Hair and Makeup Tells a Tale From the Crypt

6/6: Beauty Police: Sheryl Crow Skips the CMT Awards Glitz and Glam, Ends Up Looking Perfect

6/7: Beauty Police: Beyoncé’s Minimal Makeup Is AlmostPerfect—Can You Find the Flaw?!

Enjoy the week, my beauties!

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Friday, May 17, 2013

E! Entertainment’s “Beauty Police” Round-Up: May 13th – 17th

It’s been a fun week of breaking down celebrity beauty looks. Luckily the celebs never fail in giving me plenty of material!

5/13: Beauty Police: Eva Longoria’s Makeup Pays Homage to the Real Housewives of New Jersey

5/14: Beauty Police: Sarah Jessica Parker, Bring Back Your Sex and the City Hair!

5/15: Beauty Police: Mindy Kaling Gets Caught in a Wind Tunnel…And We Like It!

5/16: Beauty Police: Avril Lavigne is a Punk Rock Corpse Bride in Terrifying Makeup

5/17: Beauty Police: Nicole Kidman Has a Hair and Makeup Identity Crisis at Cannes

Have a great weekend my lovelies!

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Monday, May 13, 2013

E! Entertainment’s “Beauty Police” Round-Up: May 6th – 10th

Ladies, please forgive me for being so late with last week’s roundup of my Beauty Police columns. I was rockin’ it out at the Bottlerock Festival in Napa, CA, and by “rockin’ it out” I mean waddling around the festival with a big pregnant belly, huffing and puffing, feeling jolts of back spasms and sore feet.  Who knew being pregnant would make my body feel 80-years-old?? We still had a great time but I’m feeling overwhelming waves of guilt for neglecting you, my lovelies! So without further ado, here are all the headlines from last week’s columns:

5/6: Beauty Police: Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke Goes for Drama, Ends Up With a Makeup Tragedy

5/7: Beauty Police: The 2013 Met Ball Goes Punk! Behold All the Good, the Bad and the Halloween-Ready Looks (Make sure you click the “Check out our best and worst looks…” link at the bottom of the post to see my slideshow!)

5/8: Beauty Police: Julianna Margulies Shines in the Spotlight…But Not in the Good Way

5/9: Beauty Police: Anne Hathaway Channels ‘60s Star TrekStyle—Beam Us Up, Annie!

5/10: Beauty Police: Heidi Klum Gets a Mermaid-Inspired Makeover With Ocean Blue Eye Makeup

Have a wonderful week!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

E! Entertainment’s “Beauty Police” Round-Up: April 29th – May 3rd

I had so much fun writing for E! Entertainment’s Fashion Police this week in my new daily column “Beauty Police.” Now, keep in mind E! has asked me to bitchy so don’t strangle me if I’m too tough on your favorite celebrities.  But come on… JLo does look like a drag queen in the photo and Rita Ora shouldn’t have left the house looking like that. For copyright reasons I can’t show you the photos on Beauty Binge so I guess you’ll just have to click on the links below to see what I’m talking about!  Be sure to check out the last post “Luxe for Less” to see some of my recommendations for best beauty bargains.

4/29: Beauty Police: Jennifer Lopez Auditions for RuPaul’s Drag Race in Makeup Fit for a Drag Queen

4/30: Beauty Police: Sophia Bush Raids Her Grandmother’s Makeup Bag for This Bland Make-under

5/1: Beauty Police: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Take Makeup Lessons From Zombies

5/2: Beauty Police: Winona Ryder’s Vintage Hollywood Glam Look Has Us Shouting, “Winona Forever!”

5/3: Beauty Police: Rita Ora Goes Full on ’80s With Big Bouffant Hair and Caked-On Makeup

5/3: PHOTOS: Beauty Police: Luxe for Less

 

 

 

 

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Celebrity Beauty Blind Item: Which Starlet Showed Up to the Red Carpet with Bad Mall Hair?

This celebrity, famous for her cat-shaped eyes, past marriage to royalty, and contract with an international cosmetics powerhouse showed up to premiere of her new comedy that stars two of the biggest comedians in the business in a stunning dress, sultry smoked eyes and really bad ombre mall hair.  I’m sorry but if you can get the ombre look in a box at your local drug store, the look is officially over, at the least for celebrities.  Aside from the awful color, her hair looked dull and lifeless, as though she had been using hotel shampoo conditioner and nothing else for the past month. And she had this strange part down the middle which seemed to accentuate the thinness of her hair and made the style ever more offensive. Her hairstylist needs to be shot or at least demoted to reality TV starlets.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Podcast: How to Get the Wearable Trends from the Runways & Red Carpet

Tune into the My Beauty Binge podcast this week to find out the hottest makeup trends that rocked the runways and the red carpets these past few weeks.  You will also learn how to recreate the most wearable, flattering trends at home.

Jason Wu NYFW 2013

Download the podcast from iTunes or listen to it streaming on your computer here (it’s the 1st podcast) and it’s free! If you hit the “SUBSCRIBE” button in iTunes you will automatically get all my podcasts!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Staging Intervention for: Jennifer Aniston

I know, I know… I said I wouldn’t even show Jennifer Aniston’s photos in my Oscars post  because I was so disgusted with her “let me just run a brush through my hair and throw on a ball gown” look.  But her hairstylist Chris McMillan recently did an interview for People Magazine  explaining why he sent her down the red carpet looking so boring, “She wanted to keep the makeup natural and the hair natural. I think it’s about, at this point, being really comfortable on the red carpet.” This was my last straw. It’s intervention time…

Jennifer, please remember I’m staging this intervention because I care. I feel like I’m speaking on behalf of a lot of your fans who are just dying to see you show up on the red carpet again actually looking like you give a shit.  You’re obviously a stunning movie star, no one is doubting that. But there was a day not long ago  when you would rock an updo and a sultry smoky eye for a red carpet rather than the same hair and  makeup as a night out at the local taqueria.

Let’s take a look at you at the Oscars this year:

Jennifer Aniston

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Reflux (I Mean Recap)

Oh my lovelies, for those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know last night’s red carpet was simply traumatizing for this beauty addict.  Where was the glitz? Where was the glamour? Since when did messy matronly updos become an acceptable trend?  And where the hell was the red carpet makeup? Based on the majority of looks last night I’m pretty sure the LA makeup artists are on silent strike. That’s the only conclusion I can come to after seeing several starlets whose faces and dresses were both devoid of color.  Luckily, a select few of the celebrities rebelled against the boring plague last night by actually showing up in black tie beauty (imagine wearing black tie makeup and hair to the most formal event of the year? How novel) and so yes, I do actually have  a fewpositive things to say, but don’t expect too much sunshine and roses. Oh and by the way, in protest I refuse to show you Jennifer Aniston because you could honestly be looking at any photo of her from the past couple years. I just can’t condone it.

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Jessica Chastain:  She went from being my worst in beauty at the Golden Globes with that “I want you to think I'm balding” hair to being one of the standouts for best in beauty at the Oscars last night. She personifed classic beauty with her Old Hollywood Glam structured waves and statement red lip.  This is what a movie star looks like.

Anne-Hathaway

Anne Hathaway was boring with a capital B (except for those glaring headlights she showed off in high beam all night). I know she’s growing her hair out but it looked more Dorothy Hamill than a pixie last night.  She could have had a stylist give it a little more of a modern shape or perhaps a teased crown with a skinny headband? I think slicked back hair would have looked better than that soccer mom coif.  And let's face it her makeup could have used some serious punch. A matte rose lip like Lipstick Queen Sinner 90 Percent Pigment  ($20) would have been perfect.

jennifer lawrence

 Jennifer Lawrence may have missed a step on her way to claim her Oscar, but she certainly didn't miss a step when it came to her red carpet beauty (I had to make a reference to the trip; I simply couldn't resist). She was pure perfection in her classic yet intricate updo and her smoky grey eyes and pale pink lip. And this should go without saying, but the only excuse for having a light lip at the Oscars is if you’re rocking a smoky eye.  Jennifer is the only starlet who followed this golden red carpet rule.

Amanda Seyfried Oscars 2013

Amanda Seyfried looked like a walking cadaver in her pale dress, pale lip, and eyes done in a pale lavender. I mean come on. It's makeup artistry 101. Go to any makeup artist for a big event and she or he will ask you what you're wearing. I assure you if you describe the dress Amanda wore, most makeup artists would insist on either a dramatic eye or statement lip.  And why does she look like she's about to cry? Is it because she knows her hair looks like a bad 90s prom updo that her date just ruined by insisting on keeping the convertible top down?  Frizz city!

Queen Latifah Oscars 2013

All hail the queen!! Queen Latifah certainly gets a nod for one of the best looks of the night – showing off Spring's biggest trend – a bright fuchsia lip – paired with metallic eyes and long luscious lashes (which are either extensions or falsies, but looked amaze balls either way). The hair was slicked back and sophisticated in order to bring the eye back to her face. When the cast of Chicago went onstage my eye immediately went to her because of that stunning lip. Want to get that lip at home?  Try NARS ‘Andy Warhol’ Lip Gloss Penny Arcade ($26) which gives the same glossy bright fuchsia shine.

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Charlize Theron is the only celebrity who gets a pass for her miminal makeup because her cropped hair was so dramatic, and let’s face it, she’s Charlize Theron. Her face is perfection. Her hair and dress brought the drama and her makeup just complemented her otherworldly beauty.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum: Could she be any more adorable with that baby  bump?  I did like that being pregnant didn’t prevent her from going sultry with her makeup. Celebrity Makeup Artist Kayleen McAdams created Jenna's look with all Tarte products, mixing a lot of shimmery shades to give Jenna an "inspired look of  iridescence."  Pro Tip: Kayleen applied Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil  ($46) wherever the sun would hit Jenna's skin to give it a natural sheen.  Jenna was also one of the only ones who successfully pulled off the piecy updo because it actually looked polished.

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Reese Witherspoon: I’m in love with those thick sculpted waves but what the hell happened with the makeup? I mean is she even wearing lipstick? If she's going to go Old Hollywood Glam with the hair then she should complete the look with at least a matte red lip like Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color Red Carpet ($24). And did her makeup artist run out of concealer? There is no excuse for sending Reese down the red carpet with those dark circles.  She desperately needed some contouring around the forehead too.  It almost looks like she got hit in the forehead (do you see the bump? It could have easily been contoured away). Amateur hour.

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Amy Adams: Watch out! We have another walking cadaver! The hair screams homely mother-of-the-bride and there really is no makeup to critique.  Where’s the concealer and highlighter under her eyes? She looks exhausted!  And are you kidding me that we have yet another pale dress paired with a face void of color?  I’d like to bitch slap her makeup artist.  Honestly, if I would have been on the carpet I would have stolen Jessica Chastain's lipstick and begged Amy to put it on.  (I would have probably smeared a little on the apples of  her cheeks as well to give her the illusion of life)

kerry washington

Kerry Washington: What the hell happened? You were a beauty superstar at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. I thought for sure I could count on you to bring it. Au Contraire. Where is your sophisticated updo showing off those glorious cheekbones?  Did you just drag a brush through your hair and head off to the red carpet? What the hell happened to your makeup? To call it ‘minimal’ would be generous . What is that on your lips, chapstick? Heads need to roll on Ms. Washington’s beauty team.

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What did you think of the Oscars last night? Who were some of your favorites?

 

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