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Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon at the SAG Awards

Reese Witherspoon
21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 25, 2015
Look by Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern

Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a “sultry” look for Reese Witherspoon, a nominee in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for her performance in “Wild.”

Stern was inspired by the “smoldering beauties of film noir” and balanced “rich Bordeaux” colours on the eyes and lips with “bright and flushed skin.”

FACE: Bright, flushed and photo-ready skin

  • Stern first applied Caudalie Eau De Beaute Beauty Elixer, ($49) to invigorate Witherspoon’s skin. Next, she massaged Natura Bisse The Cure Pure Serum, ($260) to give her skin vibrancy and hydration.
  • Then, Stern applied NEW Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation in Cream Ivory, $48 to ensure Witherspoon’s complexion was “sheer, dewy and lustrous.”
  • Using Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush in Lovely, ($56),Stern “heated up” the apples of Witherspoon’s cheeks, giving off a “radiant glow.”

 

EYES: Matte, earthy look

  • For Witherspoon’s eye look, Stern opted for a “matte earthy wine all over the lids and smoked out underneath the lash line.”
  • She first created a base using Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze, ($25). She then applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle, ($24), which she described as rich brown shadow, over the base to give the eye “a depth of color.” Stern topped off the eye look with a brighter shadow – Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow – Matte Finish in Morello Cherry, ($21).
  • Next, she tightly lined Witherspoon’s upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($24).Lastly, Stern curled the actress’ lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, ($29), and coated her lashes twice using Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black, ($25).

 

LIPS: Rich, Bordeaux colour

  • To complete the look, Stern used Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa, ($27) as a base and brightened and enriched the color by applying NEW Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Orchid Pink ($28, March 2015). To give an “added punch,” she applied NEW Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermillion Red, ($28, March 2015) to the center of the lips.
  • Finally, she topped Witherspoon’s lip look withLaura Mercier Lip Glacé in Black Cherry, ($25) to give “depth and sheen.”

You can purchase the products used to create Reese’s look at www.lauramercier.com.

Get The Look: Amy Poehler’s SAG Awards Beauty Look

Celebrity makeup artist to the stars, Brett Freedman, created Amy Poehler’s sultry beauty look before walking the red carpet at the SAG awards last night. Brett mixed warm and cool tones on her eyes and created a pale pink lip to soften the look. “A vivid eye and pink lip struck the perfect balance to her plunging midnight blue Jenny Packham dress,” said Brett.

 

Eyes
1. Apply a taupe shadow, like MAC Wedge, to the bottom lash line and crease. Next, deepen the ends with a plum shadow to add definition

2. Dust a shimmering silver shadow, like MAC Idol Eyes, on the lids with a damp brush

3. Smudge Elizabeth Arden pencil in Black Violet along the upper lash line

4. Lastly, make eyes pop by running two coats of black mascara through upper and lower lashes

Brows
1. Stroke the lighter shade of the Brett Brow Duo-Shade Pencil behind existing hairs and the deeper shade to fill in sparse areas and define the tail

2. Next, apply a golden eye shadow, like MAC Gold Mine, with a damp fantail brush to lighten brows

3. Finally, set the arch by brushing Brett Brow Arch-Control Gel upwards through the brow

Lips
1. Sweeten up the smoky eye by applying a cool pink tone like Chanel #357 across lips

Brett Freedman Beauty is available at BrettFreedman.com.

Go for the Gold this Year!

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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold
About : This refreshing, pigment-packed liquid shadow makes eyes look and feel more hydrated. It’s shimmery pink gold pigment complements all eye colors!
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: Sephora and Sephora.com

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Molton Brown Oud Accord & Gold Body Wash
What it is: A luxurious bath and body wash blended with rich gold accord and flakes of real gold.
Price: 33.00
Where to buy: Molton Brown Stores and MoltonBrown.com

russian amber

Just the tub looks luxurious and the shampoo doesn’t disappoint.  The amber oil smells divine and this leaves my hair so incredibly silky and smooth.

Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
About: This restorative and color-protective shampoo gives you the sexy, full, shiny-smooth hair of your dreams!
Price: 50.00
Where to buy: PhilipB.com

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You can see from my swatch below two coats gives really great coverage with Lauren B beauty polish. I love how easy this polish is to apply. I usually make a mess of my nail beds applying polish but this went on without much hassle. It dried quick and solid, I had it on for 4 days before I decided to change colors up and not even a chip.

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Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in Where’s my Oscar
About: This 5 free, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. A gilded glow that looks warm and elegant, not frosty. And its classic finish makes it unusually appealing on both pale and dark skin.
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: LaurenBBeauty.com

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Estée Lauder Launches Little Black Primer featuring Kendall Jenner

Kendall’s first campaign for Estée Lauder and she does a great job. Love the idea of this primer, can’t wait to check it out!

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Estée Lauder Little Black Primer $24
Think of it as the little black dress for lashes. Unlike traditional lash primers that are white, this primer is tinted black, so you can use it on its own.

Three ways to wear it:

Tint: Colors and lifts bare lashes so they stay silky black throughout the day and even overnight.

Amplify: As a primer, it’s the optimal mascara base for volume, lift and length.

Set: Brush over mascara for a long-wearing, water-resistant topcoat that helps reduce smudging and flaking.

No well-dressed lashes should be without it.

Patent-pending formula.

How to use:
Apply it on bare lashes for a softer, more natural lash look. Brush on as a lash primer under mascara. Wear as a top coat to set mascara.