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Celebrity Stylist Ben Skervin Styles Saoirse Ronan for the 2019 Met Gala
Saoirse’s hair made a fiery presence on tonight’s red carpet
Inspiration: Ben was inspired by the top 80's rocker icon, Debbie Harry, giving off her rocker chic vibes
To Recreate the Look:
- Start with wet hair, spray in the John Frieda Frizz Ease® Daily Nourishment Leave-in Conditioner to hydrate and prep the hair for styling
- Blow dry hair with a medium round brush to give the root lift and volume
- Once dry, spray in the John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo into the roots to add in texture and grip
- Then, flat iron one inch square sized sections to create a loose wave into the hair, turning the ends in under
- Next, give the hair a good brushing, so it can become soft and fluffy
- To finish spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Forever Full Hairspray to hold the style and add body
Celebrity makeup artist, Denika Bedrossian (@dendoll), created last night’s makeup look on bareMinerals Clean Beauty Ambassador Hailey Bieber for the Met Ball red carpet. Please see below for the full look breakdown!
The Inspiration: For Hailey’s Met Ball look, Denika wanted to go with something sexy and mysterious to go with her stunning Alexander Wang gown. The vibrant color and shine of the fabric inspires us to go with a modern take on the classic Barbie.
How to Get the Look:
For dewy skin using the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, Denika lightly buffed it in with the bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush. She added highlight and natural glow by adding the bareMinerals BAREPRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Whimsy. She then stippled it in with her ring finger, creating a natural finish. Adding a dust of bareMinerals Endless Glow Pressed Highlighting Powder in Whimsy gave that extra pop of iridescent pink. Denika also dusted it on the eye lids for an additional highlight.
Denika then warmed up the skin and added a slight contour by using the bareMinerals Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth. She dusted the apples of her cheeks with the bareMinerals Loose Powder Blush in Hint.
For Hailey’s sultry eyes, Denika used the bareMinerals Lash Domination Liquid Eyeliner in black to create a dramatic and bold cat eye. She layered it to get an extremely bold pigment and brought down the liner to the bottom lash line using the bareMinerals Round the Clock Intense Cream-GlideEyeliner in the waterline and below the lashes. After layers of mascara on top and bottom, she then added a corner lash for drama.
For her perfect pout, Denika mixed together Smooch and Infamous in bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick. This gave a perfect little nude lip to pair with the most stunning dress and such a sexy eye.
Where to Find Them: bareMinerals products are available at bareMinerals boutiques and bareMinerals.com. Also available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s, Dillard’s, fine spas and salons. Visit bareMinerals.com for store locations.
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Makeup artist Karl Sanchez, worked with singer and songwriter Zhavia Ward on Rimmel London’s new Stay Matte campaign. The campaign idea came to life when it was learned that Zhavia was a huge fan of Rimmel London; the campaign will include a video showcasing how Stay Matte fits into Zhavia’s daily routine and feature her second single “Deep Down.” Below please find a full breakdown of Zhavia’s makeup look!
Who: Zhavia on the set of Rimmel London’s latest campaign for Stay Matte
How To Get The Look:
Karl applied the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation and Rimmel London Stay Matte Concealer in Zhavia’s shade, Vanilla and then applied the Rimmel London Maxi Blush in Sweet Cheeks to give her some color to her cheeks.
Using the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Nude Edition, Karl darkened the crease with the 10th shade. He used the 8th shade in the palette to smoke out the outer corner and under the eye to intensify and applied the 3rd shade on the eyelid. Karl then used the 1st shade and applied to the inner corner of the eye to act as a highlight. He finished off the eye look by applying Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer to create a winged look and to slightly smoke the eye and topped off the eyes by applying Rimmel London Scandal’eyes WOW Wings Mascara.
He finished off the look by applying a touch of color to the lips with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip in "Be My Baby" followed by a clear lip gloss.
Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.
Below is my attempt at Zhavia's look, using the same products: How did I do?
Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Get The Look App available on iTunes and Google Play.
Redefine the way you wear eyeshadow with the newest edition to the Rimmel London Eye Color Collection! This show stopping palette will have heads turning.
RIMMEL LONDON MAGNIF’EYES PALETTE COLOUR EDITION ($8.99) is the newest palette in the collection that’s redefining the way you wear eye shadow.
The intense pigments demand attention. Select from 12 shadows, which all work beautifully together to create a daring look. Mix up the combos with each application to keep it fresh. The texture is smooth, the wear is long—there’s no turning back once your eyes meet the MAGNIF’EYES PALETTE COLOUR EDITION.
This palette is by far my favorite one from Rimmel London! The shades are truly of the highest quality pigmentation, and the colors are so much fun to play around with! I can't wait to try them all! (So far I have only used the darker shades, but I am still very stoked!)
The formula glides on effortlessly, and has a very silky feel! I love how it lasts all day, too. The quality is definitely that of a product sold in a high-end cosmetic store, all for the affordable price of only 8.99!
The Holidays are around the corner once again. Can you believe it? It is time to be planning out your holiday shopping list. It is never too early to be purchasing gifts and putting them away.
When it comes to the ladies in your life, there is no better gift than that of beauty. Hard Candy makes it simple with their new Hard Candy Holiday Kits for 2017.
Hard Candy's new Holiday Kits are not only high quality beauty products, but completely affordable, too! I know that I am going to stock up on them. I have sisters, daughters and nieces that will love these. Hard Candy cosmetics are definitely not cheaply made. I am impressed with all of their products.
Hard Candy's Holiday Gift Sets are Available for a great price point at Walmart and Walmart.com.
I am a makeup addict! Whenever I discover a brand as amazing as
Hikari Cosmetics, I go a little crazy. Hikari cosmetics has everything that I love when it comes to high-quality, long lasting cosmetics.
Hikari Cosmetics was founded on the principles of delivering glamorous, sophisticated makeup to women around the United States at a reasonable cost. They may be an up and coming brand, but they plan to take the makeup world to the next level of high-class! From their high-shine, vivid lip gloss collection to the perfect eye color combinations they have something for every woman to fall in love with.
Hikari provides avid customer service and want to make sure that their customers are satisfied with everything they stand for. They specialize in helping women find their perfect go-to looks or even spicing it up a bit for a spontaneous night out on the town. At Hikari, they hand pick and personalize their colors to fit any ideal look a woman could be aiming for. They believe woman should feel beautiful in their own skin and a little makeup could enhance your favorite features!
I was given the chance to review some of Hikari's fabulous cosmetics. I couldn't be happier with my selection!
I was in the market for high pigmented eye shadow. Have you ever bought a pretty palette only to find out after you get it home that it doesn't look the same on your eyelids as it does in the package? I was curious to see if my Hikari eye shadow colors would look as vivid on my skin as they did in the palette. Hikari has several gorgeous eye shadow quads in perfectly complimentary colors.
These beautiful eye shadow quads have the colors that work perfectly for me. I am very impressed with the highly pigmented shades that stay true all day after I apply them. I am having so much fun with all of the looks I have been able to achieve using these pretty combination of colors. I am able to go for a natural, neutral look for day, and then go bolder for night looks.
In the photo below, I am wearing a brown shade on my lids from the Amber palette (above) and on the outer corners, I applied a dark grey from the Gwen palette. I love this look for myself.
I am a huge fan of lip color as well. There's nothing I love more than to play up my lips and make them look fuller and sexier. I am blessed with naturally plumper lips, so adding a pop of color is always fun. My favorite shades range between a soft shimmery nude to a caramel brown, to a bright festive pink!
I was sent a few of Hikari's best selling lip formulas to try out. In the photo above, I am wearing Hikari's lovely long lasting Merlot lip gloss. It is a dense, beautiful color that looks amazing with just one application.
For a flawless complexion, I use a primer before I apply my foundation. I was in the market for a new favorite primer, and Hikari's
primer smooths and perfects my skin, while the unique formula supports natural collagen and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. I love it! As you can see in my photo (above) my skin really does look dewey, young and blemish-free.
Hikari Cosmetics go above and beyond my expectations for high quality makeup. And as excellent as Hikari's products are, they are completely affordable! I was shocked at how low their prices are!
Enter to win! One winner will receive a Hikari Cosmetics prize pack which includes the following products:
- Cotton Candy Lip Crayon
- Romance Lip Stick
- Tonya Eye Quad
- Latte Cream Pigment
- Fairytale Cream Pigment
- Iris Liquid Liner
- HD Powder
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
To learn more about Hikari Cosmetics or to place an order, go to: http://www.hikaricosmetics.com
* Product received. All opinions are my own.
Enough of this rainy Spring weather! Summer is on its way. To celebrate this welcome change of season, why not change up your makeup routine? How about a sizzling new look? Toss out that old eyeshadow and make way for The Hard Candy Look Pro Palette.
The Hard Candy Look Pro Palette is the best palette yet! This palette contains 15 matte eyeshadow shades and 4 professional eyeshadow brushes--everything you need to create makeup artist quality looks for any occasion. These shades have been curated to include the perfect range of blending, crease, accent, and lid colors. Create any look you desire, from simple to dramatic or neutral to bold.
Hard Candy Look Pro Palette:
- 15 matte eyeshadow shades and 4 professional eyeshadow brushes
- Everything you need to create makeup artist quality looks for any occasion
- Shades curated to include the perfect range of blending, crease, accent, and lid colors
These new shades are absolutely gorgeous! You can do so much with these flattering colors. Right now you can enter to win a Hard Candy Pro Eyeshadow Palette!
Enter to win: One winner will receive a Hard Candy Pro Eyeshadow Palette. (ARV: $10)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Ellis Faas is one of my favorite cosmetics lines. I am completely intrigued by their sleek, unique packaging, and their formulas are the highest of quality.
It was interesting to learn that Ellis Faas is a make-up artist whom Vogue Paris has called "one of the most influential make-up artists of her generation". After her graduation from high-school, Faas did a professional course in photography, and always used herself as her model.
I received samples of the Ellis Faas Spring gift set. This fabulous gift set includes Creamy Lips in Hazelnut, Creamy Eyes in Deep Black, and Creamy Eyes in Teal.
The Creamy Lips Hazelnut color is the perfect shade for my complexion. It glides on my lips smoothly and keeps them hydrated all day long. The formula does rub off with eating and drinking, but that's okay. I love reapplying it because it feels so good on my parched lips, and only one coat is needed because it is so richly pigmented with this gorgeous color! I am definitely smitten with it!
The Creamy Eyes eye shadows are also gorgeous, and I am enjoying playing around with the colors. I can wear them light, or add more for intensity. For now I enjoy the more subtle look. (Shown above.)
Here is an up-close of the May set colors; Hazelnut, Deep Black and Teal
I love the long sleek, silver bullet applicators. They are very elegant!
To learn more about Ellie Faas products or to place an order go to: https://www.ellisfaas.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
ARE YOU READY? INTRODUCING DEMI LOVATO’S CAPSULE “LOVATICS COLLECTION” WITH N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR THAT WILL HAVE LOVATICS FEELING CONFIDENT
What’s wrong with being N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR confident? Lovatics can now bring out their inner beauty and look like a star with Palette Eye Shadow, Lip & Cheek Tint, Mascara & Eyebrow Liner created exclusively by Demi Lovato.
As N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR’s ambassador since January 2015, Demi Lovato is celebrating her first anniversary by launching the highly anticipated “Lovatics Collection,” as a thank you to her loyal fans, the Lovatics. Demi seamlessly manages to emulate her cool and fashionable lifestyle through the collection allowing fans the ability to create their own unique city approved looks.
“I am so excited to share my first makeup line with N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR. The Lovatics collection is a true representation of my bold style and provides endless opportunities to rock your own individuality. One of my personal favorites, the Palette Eyeshadow, is a must-have that allows you to create your own unique look with 12 versatile nude shades!” – says Demi Lovato.
The new fashionable Lovatics by Demi Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99) features 12 nude shades and allows you to channel Demi’s confidence all while showcasing your natural beauty. Your eyes will look naturally effortless with the Natural shades.
I cannot believe that all of my favorite eye shadow shades are all in one pallette! I have waited all of my life for this!
Lovatics by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint ($3.99) will have you blushing because of its’ unique see-through texture and color. Go ahead, apply two strokes on the apple of your cheek with a brush or your fingers and blend it in for an instantly upbeat look. Then apply on your lips, adding more coats to build color to create a bolder, sexier look.
You will radiate as the long lasting formula adapts to your unique skin tone, matching your cheek and lips without missing a New York minute. N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint comes in these four seductive shades: 001 Cheeky Pink, 002 Cheeky Red, 003 Cheeky Strawberry, 004 Cheeky Berry
I love how these tints blend perfectly into my skin and look completely natural. And for my lips? The color is subtle and stays on all day long.
No collection is complete without Mascara. Up to 11X more volume and up to 64% more length will have you shouting for a Broadway encore. Get iconic length, extreme volume and Demi’s seduction in one stroke with the exclusive shaped Dual-Fiber Brush. The brush’s small and rigid black bristles catch and reveal even the smallest unnoticeable lashes, while long and flexible red bristles instantly pump up the volume lifting the curtain on your lashes. A high wax formula enriched with beeswax to build volume and carnauba wax further enhances your lashes for the stage. Lovatics by Demi Volume & Length Mascara($4.99) is available in black.
Want that little detail that changes it all? The secret is out with new Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner ($1.99). Complete your perfectly poised look like your favorite stylishly cool star and create a work of art with long wear color that easily defines natural brows in high definition. The pencil easily glides for color application while the built in brush enables you to groom and shape your brows for a masterpiece only suitable for the Met. Make the difference in shades Medium Brown and Dark Brown.
I am LOVING Lovatics by Demi Lovato for NYC New York Color! The eye shadow colors complement me perfectly, as if they were made just for me! I love the natural, earthy tones. The cheek/lip tints give me a fresh and natural pop of color without being overbearing. The eyebrow pencil is great, too. I love the little brush on the cap that grooms any unruly brow hairs. And the mascara makes my lashes look full and lush.
Here is a photo (below) of my finished look that I have achieved using the Lovatics by Demi Lovato for NYC New York Color collection.
N.Y.C NEW YORK COLOR Lovatics Collection by Demi Lovato is available at Target and Walmart.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
As the holiday season approaches, you will most likely be attending many parties, get-togethers and other holiday celebrations with friends and family. Why not dazzle everyone with gorgeous new eye-shadow colors?
Japonesque Pixelated Color Eye Shadow comes in a new palette with the most intense multidimensional colors!. Blend these micronized color pigments effortlessly onto your outer eye corners for a deep, light catching, color shifting gradient. This must-have palette includes four exclusive Pro Basic shades and six Pixelated Color Eye Shadow shades.
I love how this palette includes beautiful jewel tones that are the perfect shades to add that special sparkly touch for the holidays, and basic neutrals that compliment everyone.
I prefer the Pro Basics for my every day eye, but for the holidays, I plan to 'dazzle' up my look a bit.
Japonesque Color cosmetics is runway beauty for the world’s most discerning make-up enthusiasts. Artistry inspired cosmetics reveal the insider secrets of world renowned make-up artists and celebrated beauty professionals.
The collection combines high-impact fashion color with pro performance, flawlessly refined complexion formulations. The unprecedented color and long wear textures are housed in one-of-a-kind luxurious packaging. Discover flawless. Create Beauty.
For more information go to: http://japonesque.com/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.