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Emmys: Inside Allison Williams Clutch

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Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff was behind the scenes with Allison Williams getting the Girls star and Emmy presenter red carpet ready for the awards show. Below is a breakdown of Allison’s beauty look along with a sneak peek inside her clutch – which included: tarte not so slick oil-absorbing blotting papers, tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lucky, and tarte Amazonian butter lipstick in golden pink.

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“Allison had just returned from her summer vacation so her skin was sun-kissed,” said Pati Dubroff, celebrity makeup artist. “We decided to go with a soft look. I dubbed this ‘pretty in pink with a flash’ – the pink is on the lid, the cheek and the lip, while the flash is a dash of bright yellow gold on the inner corner of her eyes which complimented the bright yellow grosgrain belt on her dress.”

Pati prepped the skin with tarte clean slate timeless smoothing primer in the t-zone to eliminate the need for powder. She then used a very small amount of tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15 in light medium honey. “I wanted the sheer coverage so Allison’s freckles could show through,” said Pati. Pati finished the skin using tarte park avenue princess bronzer to amp up the tan and tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in fearless on the apples of the cheeks for a pinky flush.

The brows were defined with tarte the brow architect™ brow shaper, liner and definer in medium-tan.

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“I created the structured eyes with Pati Dubroff dream palette using ochre and raw to give matte structure and a soft tone in the crease and under the eye,” said Pati. She then applied tarte smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liner in golden beige in the center of the lid for a peachy pink base followed by Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Abstraction on top. On the inner corner of the eyes, Pati added a flash of NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Corcovado for a flash of bright yellow. At the base of the lash line Pati used tarte lights, camera, lashes™ precision longwear liquid eyeliner – with a touch of a light flick at the outer corner. She completed Allison’s eyes by well coating the lashes in tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara.

Pati created a soft but well-structured lip using tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lucky with a touch of tarte Amazonian butter lipstick in golden pink layered on top.

Allison’s Gambattista Valli Couture sleeveless dress meant her body was on display. “It’s just as important to make sure that the skin on her body looks as just as flawless as the skin on her face,” said Pati. “I used Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream in Medium to give a subtle radiant sheen and illuminate Allison’s skin.”

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Slip hand in easy-to-hold strap. Wet and apply body wash to sponge side. Gently massage sponge over body to lather and clean. Use nodule side to massage and tone. Rinse and hang to dry. Replace every 30-60 days.

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I love the pouf part of this sponge and while the massager part feels great on my skin I had a hard time keeping it from popping off. After looking around I haven’t seen many complaints of the same issue so maybe I just got a wonky one. I would get this just for the pouf alone but the massager side is really nice and I like to use it to polish my skin before applying sunless tanner.

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Slip hand in easy-to-hold strap. Wet and apply body wash to sponge side. Gently massage sponge over body to lather and clean. Use massager side to exfoliate and smooth. Rinse and hang to dry. Replace every 30-60 days.

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

Per-fekt’s Body Perfection Gel Gets A New Look‏!

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If you are looking for ways to keep your summer glow for fall, Per-fékt’s award winning body perfection gel will instantly give you a sun-kissed glow to trick others into thinking you’ve just gotten back from a tropical vacation. The sleek new Body Perfection Gel packaging contains the same beloved formula that’s made it a beauty editor staple and celebrity favorite.

Body perfection gel moisturizes and smooths skin while adding flawless color for a perfect, but natural appearance. The luxurious gel-to-powder formulation glides on effortlessly to instantly tone and enhance the appearance of legs, the décolleté, arms, or anywhere on the body that needs to be picture “per-fékt.” Dry skin, unsightly scars, bruises, uneven skin tone, redness, self-tanner streaks, varicose veins, cellulite and stretch marks are instantly reduced, leaving behind silky, flawless skin.

Available in four shades, exotic, brilliant, golden and tan, the sleek new body perfection gel is now available at Per-fékt’s new retailer, Ulta and Ulta.com!

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Get The Look: Lucy Hale at the 2014 MTV VMA’s

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mark. Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale hosted the MTV VMA pre show last night. Check out how to get her makeup look from celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan. All mark. products are available on meetmark.com.

Face:
To start I applied La prairie Cellular creme platinum rare ultimate rejuvenating cream all over Lucy’s face followed by Armani luminous silk foundation in #6 for a flawless base. Next I set the base with mark. Great Finish Pressed Perfecting Powder in Light. After the face was set I applied mark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Amped Up. The darker slightly shimmer powder works great as a contour and adds subtle color to Lucy’s cheeks. I finished the cheeks with mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes to really catch the light and illuminate the cheek bones.

Eyes:
Lucy’s eye shadow is a mixture of shadows in the middle row of the mark. On the Dot Neutral Eye Color Compact. I used the darkest shade in the outer corners and went gradually lighter toward the inner eyes. Bringing a darker shadow to the outer corners elongates the eye giving them an almond shape. Underneath the eye I smudged the same darker shadow from the mark. compact (middle row far right) starting thicker on the outer corners and lightly blending inward toward the inner corners of the eyes. I added mark. No Place to Run Waterproof Eyeliner in Jet Set (black). To the top and bottom water lines. This is the best liner for the water lines Since its waterproof and won’t budge! I finished the eyes with a couple generous coats of mark. Lash Act Mascara in Blackest Black.

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Lips:
With the eyes being the focus I added a simple neutral mauve gloss to Lucy’s lips. She’s wearing mark. Glossworks Longwear Lip Gloss in Roseland for the red carpet. With a quick change into an Oscar de la Renta dress to host MTVs preshow we changed Lucy’s lip to a bright magenta gloss by mark. She’s wearing mark. Glossworks in Tempest. The color mimics the colors on the dress as well as Her Brian Atwood pumps.

Photos Courtesy: Getty Images via Avon.