Posts Tagged ‘Red Carpet Beauty’

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).


Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Tags , , , , , , , , ,
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

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Tags , , , , ,
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.

Jessica-Chastain-85th-Annual-Academy-Awards 2013

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.

charlize

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.

85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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.

reese

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.

amyadams

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.

Jessica-Chastain-85th-Annual-Academy-Awards 2013Anne-Hathawayjennifer lawrenceAmanda Seyfried Oscars 2013Queen Latifah Oscars 2013charlize85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivalsreeseamyadamskerry washington

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

 

Posted by Tags , , , , , ,
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oscars Special: Ten Most Beautiful and Iconic Hair & Makeup Looks of All Time

Since obviously all these looks are timeless, I thought I would bring this post back to life in homage of the Oscars tomorrow. Enjoy!

In honor of the Oscars tomorrow, as a huge movie buff, I thought I would count down the ten most beautiful and iconic hair and makeup looks of all time. My original thinking was I would include at least one trendsetting movie star from each decade  — Madonna from Desperately Seeking Susan(1985), Julie Roberts from Pretty Woman (1990), Rooney Mara from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), etc. But when I started making my list I realized I just couldn’t spare  a spot for these women.  I had to make my decisions based solely on beauty and influence, and find the movies that made the actresses into style icons.

grace-kelly

1. Grace Kelly in Rear Window (1954): You have no idea how hard it was for me to choose the order of the Top 5. Each actress is just so breathtaking and has had such an influence on trends throughout the years. But come on, I had to give the number one spot to Grace Kelly in Rear Window. She is the dictionary definition of classic beauty. You can tell how much Hitchcock was in love with her by her first scene in the movie. The camera has a love affair with her classic features, slowly focusing in as she leans in towards Jimmy Stewart, her perfectly coiffed blond hair and eyebrows, and that bold red lip we see all over the runways and celebrities today.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

2. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961): Let's face it -- Audrey was beautiful in every movie, but her look in Breakfast in Tiffany's made her forever a style icon. I remember the scene when she's getting ready for Sing Sing... Watching her put on her makeup and style her hair was a milestone for me becoming the beauty addict I am today.

6a00e54ef168098833010536c6f539970b-800wi

3. Faye Dunaway in Chinatown (1974) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967): Since this is my blog, I don't have to chose! You can't make me! She was so stunning in both. Chinatown: it's tough to make those skinny eyebrows work,but she rocked this period look in the dark Roman Polanski Film Noir.

bonnie-and-clyde-faye-dunaway

Bonnie & Clyde: Faye Dunaway is probably most famous for this role as Bonnie alongside Warren Beatty's Clyde. Celebrities and fashionistas are still trying to copy her perfect bob. They just don't make beauties like her anymore.

Sophia-Loren

4. Sophia Loren in... EVERYTHING! There's no way to pick one specific movie that defined Ms. Loren's status as a style goddess. She's had such enormous influence over what we consider sexy. Just look at Guess and Dolce & Gabbana ads or our modern day versions of Ms. Loren, Sofia Vergera and Eva Mendes. Quoting Ms. Loren, "Where youthful beauty is unconscious, mature beauty is knowing and sophisticated." Yep, she's still got it.

brigitte-bardot-1-200x300

5. Brigitte Bardot in A Very Private Affair (1962): Brigitte Bardot started the sexy bed hair trend. I love the teased crown with the whispy bangs. I wanted to make sure I showed a nice color close-up also so you can take full advantage of her kitten-lined eyes and coral-painted lascivious lips.

209206345160131325_XbtK32uX_c

6. Pam Grier in Foxy Brown (1974). It's tough to get sexier than Pam Grier. Love the big afro (which is obviously still a huge trend today) with the flawless skin and rosy cheeks. Just gorgeous!

mr-and-mrs-smith

7. Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2007): Okay, I know it's not the best movie, but Angie's sex kitten look launched millions of lip injections and hair extensions. Who doesn't want to look like a seductress?

julie-christie-bob

8. Julie Christie in Shampoo (1975): For those of you beauty addicts who have not seen this movie, you need to immediately get it on Netflix. Warren Beatty gives Julie Christie's character a game-changing haircut, making her the envy of all of Beverly Hills. To give you an idea of the impact her haircut still has today, famed Hair Stylist Chris McMillan said that Julie Christie's hair in Shampoo was one of his inspirations for cutting Jennifer Aniston's bob.

orhLhvWPRYcW2isnqtNKE08sAPV

9. Kim Basinger in L.A.Confidential (1997): Her character Lynn Bracken was supposed to look like famous stunner Veronica Lake. And just like Bud White says to Lynn in the movie, "You look better than Veronica Lake."

bella-swan-breaking-dawn-kristen-stewart-twilight-wedding-Favim.com-243723

10. Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (2011): Call me ugly names, I don't care. I love the Twilight series. Stewart's Bella Swan, walking down the aisle in her romantic updo and subtle makeup using a soft palette, inspired hundreds of "How To's" in magazines, blogs, and TV shows.

grace-kellyAudrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.6a00e54ef168098833010536c6f539970b-800wibonnie-and-clyde-faye-dunawaySophia-Lorenbrigitte-bardot-1-200x300209206345160131325_XbtK32uX_cmr-and-mrs-smithjulie-christie-boborhLhvWPRYcW2isnqtNKE08sAPVbella-swan-breaking-dawn-kristen-stewart-twilight-wedding-Favim.com-243723

Which of these looks are your favorite? Did I miss anyone?

 

Posted by Tags , , , ,
Friday, February 22, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: How To Steal Jennifer Lawrence’s Red Carpet Look

We all know Oscar Nominee Jennifer Lawrence knows how to rock a red carpet since she transformed every red carpet into a runway  during her Hunger Games media tour.  She has not disappointed this award season especially considering that for most of the season Jennifer (yes, we’re obviously on a first name basis) should have been in bed or in the hospital rather than strutting her stuff on the red carpet since she was plagued with illness for most of the award shows.  You would never know she even had a sniffle based on her photos — every look was classic and flawless.  Obviously the only way to pay true homage to The Girl on Fire leading up to her big night is to recreate one of her best red carpet looks.  I chose her SAG Awards look:

First I want to introduce and thank our lovely model, Maghan McDowell, a vey talented writer who currently covers Style and Living for the San Francisco Chronicle. She was very patient with my non-makeup artist methods and didn’t bat an eyelash when I had to clean up the side of her face because I had managed to drag coral makeup (don’t ask; I was experimenting) all over her cheek and chin.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Tags , , , , , , , , ,
Monday, January 28, 2013

Red Carpet Beauty Regurgitation (I mean Recap) from the SAG Awards

I’m not going to spend too much on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet because, um, it’s the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Enough said. BUT since the glitterati bothered getting all dolled up (thank GOD that frightful “no makeup” trend didn’t poison the SAG awards red carpet) I  want to share a few of my favorite looks to both love and hate on.  (And yes, for those of you who were wondering… Despite my past red carpet hate fests, I am capable of recognizing beauty when I see it.  I mean it’s not my fault if the starlets show up to the red carpet looking like a nightmare. What do you want me to do? Lie? I think not.)

Freida Pinto: Obviously I’m going to start with perfection. Her makeup artist was smart enough to just let Freida’s gorgeous skin be the star.  I see warm tones on her eyelids and navy eyeliner on her lower lash line — something I wouldn’t have necessarily put together but it really works.  I love the bold natural brow but I probably would have added just a little more sheer color to her lip. And how adorable is her faux tucked-under bob? Totally changes her look and works with dress.


Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Tags , ,
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

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.

katharine-mcphee-golden-globes-makeup-h724

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

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.

2013goldenglobes_conniebritton001

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

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.

KerryJessica ChastainClaire Daneskatharine-mcphee-golden-globes-makeup-h724Sienna MillerKate2013goldenglobes_conniebritton001julianne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Tags , , ,
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Red Carpet Beauty Report: Movie Premiere Mayhem!

I was shocked and awed at the images from the red carpets at the London Snow White and the Huntsman and Los Angeles What to Expect When You’re Expecting premieres.  Shock came from the horror show of Jennifer Lopez’s homely hair and eye-closing makeup, and awe hit when I saw the perfection of Kristen Stewart’s metallic smoked eye and the gold chains that were intertwined into her updo.

Actress+Kristen+Stewart+attends+the+World+Premiere+of+Snow+White+And+The+Huntsman+at+The+Empire+and+Odeon+Leicester+Square

Let's start with Snow White and the Huntsman... First of all, I LOVE that her stylist was probably like, "Let's just F the matchy matchy rule of metallics and give you a silver smokey eye and a gold-chained updo." That's the kind of beauty brilliance that goes down in the history books. By adding the gold chain the stylist made a usually classic updo into an edgy, textured artistic creation.

kstew

Now take a look at the close-up of the eye: the cool silver of the eye shadow make her green eyes look almost steely blue and her natural yet groomed eyebrows and light mauve lipstick subtly complement the bold eye. By the way I love how naked her skin looks. If I had to guess I would say she's just wearing a tinted moisturizer and some primer.

Charlize+Theron+attends+the+world+premiere+of+Snow+White+and+the+Huntsman+at+Empire+Leicester+Square

Charlize Theron also personified perfection at this premiere with her sculpted flip updo and structured smokey eye. The simplicity of the hair complements the drama of the eye makeup and bright emerald earrings. While Kristen's smokey eye was diffused, Charlize's smokey eyes were defined (hence "structured") into an opaque shape using black and grey shadows and a touch of metallic to make her eyes look like they are sparkling. I obviously love the dusty rose lipstick and cheeks. The one thing I'm iffy on with this look is her roots. I'm assuming they are meant to be darker (if not someone in her entourage needs to be fired), and I think it just looks like a forgotten detail and takes away from the sophistication of the look.

Premiere+Lionsgate+Expect+Expecting+Arrivals+I0SLRc2e-lJl

Onto the red carpet road kill at the What to Expect When You're Expecting LA premiere... Really, JLo?? Serious or kidding? You know better than to let your makeup artist line both your waterlines with dark pencil. You looked like you were squinting in every photo. I would love to wax poetic about the gorgeous dark wine lipstick (one of the biggest trend on the carpets right now) because it looks fantastic with her skin tone and hair color, but I'm so distracted by the terrible eye makeup and grandma ponytail I simply can't give JLo's beauty team any gold stars on this one.

Premiere+Lionsgate+Expect+Expecting+Arrivals+3g6odSoEdddl

Is she kidding me with this ponytail? What happened here? Is that really just an Ouchless ponytail holder? It seems like maybe her hair was annoying her (perhaps it was that unbecoming zip-zip middle part) and she just got frustrated and pulled it back. But even then, wrap some hair around the ponytail holder or something. My God, she's getting dangerously close to scrunchy territory and I don't like it.

Premiere+Lionsgate+Expect+Expecting+Arrivals+l6NxZ4neZmnl

Oh, hello Anna Kendrick. Don't you look stunning. Maybe next time you can lend JLo your beauty team? Because Anna darling, you looked amazing from every angle with your timeless, sophisticated makeup and romantic tumbling curls (and notice Anna has a middle part but her's seems soft and natural).

Actress+Kristen+Stewart+attends+the+World+Premiere+of+Snow+White+And+The+Huntsman+at+The+Empire+and+Odeon+Leicester+SquarekstewCharlize+Theron+attends+the+world+premiere+of+Snow+White+and+the+Huntsman+at+Empire+Leicester+SquarePremiere+Lionsgate+Expect+Expecting+Arrivals+I0SLRc2e-lJlPremiere+Lionsgate+Expect+Expecting+Arrivals+3g6odSoEdddlPremiere+Lionsgate+Expect+Expecting+Arrivals+l6NxZ4neZmnl

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Tags , , , ,