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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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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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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Golden Globes 2013: A Hot Mess of Red Carpet Mayhem

Award season is in full swing and the starlets did not disappoint (for the most part) in bringing the glamour to the Golden Globes 2013 red carpet last night. Fifteen minutes into watching the red carpet coverage it was apparent that waves were going to be the biggest beauty trend. Some opted for loose, sexy romantic waves (a la Farrah Fawcett) like Claire Danes, Sarah Hyland, and Salma Hayek, while others went full-out Old Hollywood Glam like Connie Britton, Amy Adams, Rachel Weisz and Nicole Richie. Tons of red carpet beauties (Heidi Klum, Kelly Osborn, Jessica Alba, Isla Fisher, Megan Fox) decided to put a modern edge on the Old Glam look by sweeping the hair to one side. I also saw several lovely ladies sashaying at the opposite end of the spectrum with stick-straight locks like Kerry Washington, Stacy Keibler, Marion Cotillard, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julianna Margulies, and Debra Messing (the latter two opting for structured ponytails).

The makeup trends were a bit more all over the place… We saw the sultry smoky eye (almost always a perfect fit for the red carpet) done in intense dark liners on the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Catherine McPhee and Claire Danes while Michelle Dockery, Amanda Sayfried, and Kerry Washington rocked a softer, more diffused smoky eye with browns and purples.  Unfortunately the “no makeup look” (also kindly called the “Fresh Face Look” by the media and not-so-kindly “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by me) reared its bland, boring head on the carpet last night, making victims Olivia Munn and Rosario Dawson look like they ran out of their rooms before the makeup artist had time to finish. Now I will say that Sienna Miller also sported the “no makeup look” but she’s so flawlessly gorgeous it worked.


Kerry Washington: She is just so stunning. I think it's tough to be able to pull off the severity of the blunt bang and stick straight hair but she has the perfect face for it. Her makeup was probably the best of the night with her diffused purple smoky eye and neutral lips. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez used all Lancome products to create the look: FACE - Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation in Suede N 45, Blush in Pommettes D'Amour EYES - Color Design Infinité 24H Eye Shadow in Evermore Lila, Color Design Eye Shadow in Mochaccino, Artliner in Smoke, and Hypnôse Star Mascara LIP Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 500 Blush.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain: Oye vey with that middle part. It draws attention to her thinning hair and the harsh light made her look like she’s balding. I also thought the way the hair was pulled back it made her look like she has elf ears. I like the makeup but her lipstick looks like it’s bleeding and dry in a lot of the pics. Amateur hour.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes: When I first saw Claire Danes with those smoky eyes and big Farrah waves I knew she would be one of my favorite looks of the night. Matin Maulawizada, makeup artist and global artistry director for Laura Mercier created Danes' look, "I decided to go with a smoky eye and not a red lip since the dress was so red." Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler took hair inspiration from her red Versace gown, giving Claire sexy, loose waves, likening her to a modern-day Jessica Rabbit. Get the Look: 1. Blowdry hair with a large, round, boar bristle brush. Take a curling iron with a 1 1/2 inch barrel and start curling hair section by section. Set the curls with JOHN FRIEDA Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Spray ($5.99 ). 2. To create the perfect wave, use a paddle brush to brush through curls. Apply a styling cream throughout the hair -- it will soften hair and add shine while leaving the curls chunky and intact. 3. Finish by adding a fine mist of hairspray to lock in the style.


Katherine McPhee: If you asked me at the beginning of the night who I thought would get "sexiest of the night" I assure you Katherine McPhee would not have made my Top 5. Nothing against her, in fact I've always found her lovely but she stars in two shows I don't watch and she's never wow'd me before on the carpet. She certainly got my attention last night with those smoldering eyes (by the way, she's totally smizing in this pic) and messy, deconstructed updo. NARS Makeup Artist Jake Bailey shared his inspiration, "Katharine's dress looks like it belongs in a Helmut Newton photograph, so I thought the makeup should be strong and sultry...the kind of eye makeup that would be in one of those photographs. It's an eye look for sure - a smoky eye with a beautiful nude skin palette." Bailey used all NARS Products: Radiant Creamy Concealer (Spring 2013), Light Reflecting Setting Powder - Pressed ( Spring 2013), Via Veneto Larger Than Life(R) Long-Wear Eyeliner
Cordura Duo Eyeshadow, and Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil (Spring 2013).

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller: Is she kidding me? It has to be the genes, right? When I first saw her I thought - this a new mum who is only attending because she's nominated. She reluctantly left her beautiful little family behind after she quickly slicked her hair back in a bun, slapped on some tinted moisturizer, swiped a dark eyeliner along her upper lash line, and perhaps put on lip liner in the car ride over. If you enlarge the photo (yes I'm a bit crazy) you will see she's only wearing the remnants of a lip liner. It's like she finished lining her lips, got distracted by a call and forgot to put on lipstick or gloss. If you watched E! Red Carpet last night, you saw Giuliana Rancic tell Sienna that she hated her because she could see close up that Sienna was barely wearing any makeup and she still looked amazing.


Kate Hudson: I really want to get past the "80s porn star accepting an award" dress but it's so distracting. Okay let's all put our hand over her pic from the neck down. Much better. The makeup is obviously flawless -- her skin looks amazing and I love the delicate little kitten eye. I had mixed feelings about the neutral lip. I kind of think I would have liked to see her with a little color given the dress, but the nude seems to work well with her All-American good looks. Hair (take your hand down): Well, hmmm... My bitchy side says it's a good thing her hair is long and down because it's sparing us from seeing the entire bedazzled gold situation. My pragmatic side says that if she liked the dress enough to wear it she should have worn her hair up to show it off. My bitchy side wins in this situation due to the severity of the dress.


Connie Britton: She was definitely one of my favorite looks of the night, channeling the 1940s starlets with her classic makeup and flawless hair. Celebrity hairstylist Rod Ortega created Connie's coif: “The inspiration was Rita Hayworth in ‘Gilda’.” Ortega first dampened Connie’s hair and prepped it with Leonor Greyl’s Serum de Soie Sublimateur on the ends, and then on the roots he applied Leonor Greyl’s Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice. He then blow dried the hair with a round boar brush, smoothing out the hair. Before using a heat styling tool, he recommends using Leonor Greyl’s Spray Structure Naturelle. “This setting spray is very important because it’s going to give the hold for the style.” Using a 1-inch curling iron and setting the hair with the setting spray, he let Connie’s hair cool and brushed the waves out with a large paddle brush into beautiful, shiny waves. He then secured the waves with Leonor Greyl’s Lacque Souple and finished a couple of pumps of the Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle.


Julianne Hough: Wow. I mean really, what can I say here that isn't blatantly obvious? This girl just cannot get it right -- either she shows up on the red carpet looking too old, too young, too slutty, or too casual. She didn't break the chain of bad decisions at the Globes. This quiff / faux hawk is so so MTV Music Awards two years ago.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Finding Your New Fall Wardrobe (For Your Pout, Obviously)

Leave the back-to-school shopping for the soccer moms and celebrate Fall by revamping your lipstick wardrobe!  Lipstick can’t make you look fat, remember?  In fact, it can make you feel quite fabulous if you choose the right shade.  The Fall 2012 fashion shows were all about the dark berry lip, but you don’t necessarily need to go all out vamp to be on trend this season.  I mean even Pam wears a nice classic red:

 Gif via Sodahead

I tested 5 gorgeous lipsticks — all varying in color, opacity, and price  — yet they all come from the red berry family.  Now if you’re thinking “Is she f’ing crazy? There’s no way I could pull off a red,” back away from your little safe pink lipgloss haven and trust me.  These flattering shades will add instant sex kitten status, whether you’re blond, brunette, ginger, etc.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Doll Makeup: Binge or Purge?

Is anyone else creeped out by the doll makeup trend? I can’t open a magazine without seeing the Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes ads, touting a “flirtatious doll-like look.”   This look was also rampid on the runways for the Spring 2012 shows. The models have the dark line above their crease to give them more “doll-like” eyes.  Do you really want doll-like eyes? Yes, dolls have long, curly eye lashes but they are meant to look synthetic because they are synthetic. Oh, and that black line you see outlining the eye crease on a doll? That’s not meant to be glamorous, it’s because dolls aren’t real so they weren’t blessed with real eyelids.  IF you draw that crease above your real-girl eye crease it just looks weird.

The makeup companies might as well start selling “Lolita Liner,” as part of the “Kinderwhore” color story for Fall.  Perhaps they could do a cross-promotional with a clothing store selling velvet dresses with Peter Pan collars, white knee socks, and black patent mary janes.   I’ve got it! The campaign could be called PedoStyle!

I’m just not into it, but I’d love to hear what you think.

Whenever I have “Binge or Purge?” in the headline, I want to leave me a comment so I can hear whether you like it (Binge) or hate it (Purge).  For example, I know Maria is going to say “Binge”. She already tore out the Lancome ad because she wants to try it on me, but she’s freaky like that.  What do you think?


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