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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.

Allison Williams Emmys Clutch

“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.”

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

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet

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.

New! Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Laura Mercier has just launched their new Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation and I was lucky enough to check one out. The formula is really smooth and lightweight. I love how light it feels on my skin and yet it evens my skin tone and hides imperfections.

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The picture above shows my bare skin on the left and on Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide on the right. I love how well it covers any imperfections but still looks like my skin not makeup. It has a very buildable coverage and the oil free formula kept my combo skin matte all day long.

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The container does take a bit of time to get used to with the shake and tap and not making a mess. But this foundation is worth the learning curve. I am wearing the Suntan shade and really can’t get over how natural it looks while still giving me amazing coverage.

Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide
A long-wear, oil-free foundation that magically blurs the line between real skin and makeup. Shake & tap to activate!

PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY: This revolutionary bi-phase, two part formula is designed to deliver the most natural looking colour and lightweight coverage. Colour true pigments rest at the bottom of the package while reflective waters (Hydro-Brilliant Technology) float to the top. Vigorously shaking the package before each use ensures the pigments blend with the reflective waters to create fresh colour every time.

To activate: with each use shake vigorously for a minimum of 10 seconds and tap several times at the end of the package by the shade label.

To apply: dispense onto back of your hand and apply to clean skin with Laura’s Foundation Sponge or fingertips. For best results, use with your preferred Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Once you shake and tap to activate the formula, gently release the cap. You may experience a surge of product when dispensed. This is normal for a bi-phased formula. If the formula appears separated, it has not been shaken long enough. Just put the cap back on and shake more vigorously.

Available online at www.lauramercier.com and Sephora and nationwide September at Laura Mercier Retailers.

 

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


Instagram-Worthy Eyes by Anastasia Beverly Hills

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If you love to surf Instagram like me you might have heard of Amra Olevic  aka @Amrezy or Glamrezy. A talented and gorgeous makeup artist with 1.19 million followers on Instagram it’s no wonder she now has her own Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette.

 

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Amra collaborated with Anastasia’s daughter Norniva and spent 8 months to create the perfect palette. And every minute of hard work payed off. I love the basic wearable colors in this palette combined with the bright vibrant shades. Its one of my favorite palettes I have used and has become my daily go-to eye shadow.

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I love the vibrancy of this collection. I am going to have to up my makeup look and break out of my rut to use all these fun and gorgeous shades. You can see from the swatches below how vibrant these shades are. With a bit of shadow primer the colors stay put all day.

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I admit I’m pretty boring when it comes to makeup on a daily basis. But I have had so much fun with this new palette.  Love all the great ideas on YouTube for looks with this fantastic palette.

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Bottom line make sure you get this limited edition palette before its gone! I am still in stick shock this palette is under $30, definitely a must have for every girls collection.

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills AMREZY PALETTE $29.00

Key makeup artist essentials paired with two glam pops of color. Designed in collaboration with world famous makeup artist Amra Olevic, @amrezy, each of these warm shades can stand on its own as an easy wash of color or layer together to create an endless array of looks.

You can purchase this limited edition palette at www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com.

 

 

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