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Oscar Nominee Beauty Secrets.

The Oscar nominations are out and the buzz is building around this year’s best films. The nominees have had some time to let the honor of their nomination sink in and now it’s time to start prepping their skin for the big day. Luckily, we’ve got the scoop on the products that will be getting them ready carpet ready this year!

Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System & LightStim for Wrinkles

The secret to great skin is great cleansing. Thankfully the Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System oscillates at 300 movements per second to deep clean celebrity skin in preparation for Oscar day where faces need to be ready for their close-up. By combining this powerful cleansing with the anti-aging benefits of LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy (another celeb favorite), they’ll always be red carpet ready.

Celeb Fans: Makeup artists introduced these beauty devices to some of this year’s nominees including Brad Pitt, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer during filming. Viola and Octavia are raving about Clarisonic!

Viola Davis: “I found the brush easy to use and felt as if I had an expensive facial afterwards.”

Octavia Spencer : “I LOVE IT! My skin feels like newborn baby skin. My pores are shrinking. Love it.”

 

BECCA Cosmetics Beach Tint
After achieving a clear youthful face, celebs needs the perfect boost of color to add flare to their Oscar look. The BECCA Cosmetics Beach Tint is the ultimate multi-tasker able to give lips and cheeks a gorgeous glow in an instant. Containing antioxidant Vitamin E, it is both preservative and paraben free. Celebrities love that the Beach Tint comes in a variety of shades that are small enough to fit inside any red carpet clutch.

Celebrity Fans: Viola Davis, Liv Tyler, Rachel Bilson, Miranda Kerr, Julianne Moore, Blake Lively

eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres & Everyday Hand Lotion:
With all the Oscar day excitement, it can be easy for a celebrity to neglect parched lips or dry hands. Thankfully the eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere and eos Everyday Hand Lotions come in the perfect shapes, sizes and scents to make for an easy find in any red carpet clutch.

Celeb Fan: Shailene Woodley shared that she was a fan of both products at the Golden Globes. We now know the secret to Shailene’s pretty pout and soft skin!

Get the Look: Megan Hilty for Rachel Roy Presentation

Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images North America

Tanya Rae for Patrick Melville Salon Created a Fresh look for Megan Hilty for Rachel Roy Presentation

Face:
She first prepped her face using Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer followed by Pink Papaya Mineral Liquid Foundation in
“Tender Beige”.

Then she blended NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna” over her cheeks, forehead and chin. On her cheeks she added a
peachy glow with Lancome Blush Subtil Shimmer in “Mandarin Sky

Eyes:
She applied the Pink Papaya Shadow Magnet Eye Base in “Natural“. She then swept Pink Papaya Mineral Eye
Shadow in “Sandstone” on the lid. Rae blended Pink Papaya Mineral Eye Shadows in “Sun Quartz & Cat’s
Eye Quartz” over the crease and outer corners.

Next, she lined upper lashes with Pink Papaya Luxe Creme Liner in “Onyx“. Then she blended “Cocoa Quartz” over the top and bottom lash line to soften the line. Very lightly, she swept NARS “Laguna” Bronzing Powder over the crease of her
eye to add a hint of warmth.

She then generously applied a coat of Pink Papaya Lush Mascara in “Lush Black” followed by a coat of Pink Papaya
HD Mascara in “Carbon Black” and lightly filled in her brows with Lancome Le Crayon Poudre Brow Pencil in “Natural Blonde”.

Lips:
To achieve the lips, she applied CHANEL Le Crayon Levres Lip Liner in “Coralline” and Rouge Coco Shine in “Liberte”.

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Rihanna rocked $5,000 nail polish at last night’s Grammy Awards!

Is nail polish the new must-have accessory? Celebs typically show up on the red carpet dripping in jewelry that costs an astronomical amount. But 24-karat nail polish???

Rihanna showed up on the Grammys red carpet last night with 24-karat gold nail polish. The Red Carpet Manicure polish, “Amor 24″ costs $5,000 PER BOTTLE. Now that’s a bit much. Seriously – she’s going to go home and take that polish off, most likely. Why not use a nail polish that looks gold – but isn’t ACTUALLY gold? See my “look for less” polish below!

Allure talked to celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi for her tips on keeping precious-metal nails pretty:

Stay short: File your nails to a short or medium length or it will look severe, Choi says.

Shape carefully: Soon recommends a gentle, round shape. “You don’t want it to be too extreme—too square or too pointy,” she says.”It’s already metallic.”

Make it last: Soon, who’s famous for her chip-proof manicures, uses a nail strengthener in place of a base coat. “It has better coverage,” she says. After two coats of nail color, she finishes with a glossy top coat.

PS: This OPI version only costs $5. GO HERE to buy!


mark Creates Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2012 Runway Look

mark Creates Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2012 Runway Look‏

mark, the beauty and fashion boutique brand, was the proud makeup sponsor for Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2012 show.

WANT THAT LOOK?
mark Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mai Quynh shares the products she used on the models. The bold, dramatic eyes and soft pink lip look is perfect to wear both on and off the runway.