Archive: $26.00 – $50.00

Benefit cosmetics launched Hervana and Sun Beam!

Benefit hervana
a “good karma” face powder

Why we love it
Swirl on this orchid-blossom blush for a heavenly flush of enlightenment! These four shades—lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rose and berry delight—blend together perfectly to lift your look to cloud 9.

How to Apply
Achieve hervana! Swirl these blissful shades together & sweep on your cheekbones for an enlightened flush.

$28

 

Benefit sun beam
golden bronze complexion highlighter

Why we love it
This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sunkissed radiance. Dot & blend over makeup on to cheek & brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skintones. It’s liquid sunshine in a bottle!

How to Apply
Dot on top of cheekbones & blend towards the hairline. Dab under each brow & gently blend.

 

$26

Get the Look: Claire Danes at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

 

My favorite of the night! Claire looks flawless and her dress was one of the most amazing I have seen in years.


Claire Danes at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director and Brand Ambassador for Laura Mercier, explains how he created the nominee’s red carpet look – a modern take on classic Old Hollywood Glamour.

Face:
• To ensure she looked flawless throughout the evening – from her early afternoon red carpet arrival to post-show after-parties, Matin prepped Claire’s face using the iconic Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, $30.
• Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation in Sunny Beige, $50, evened out her skin tone.
• Matin then lightly applied Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic, $38, to Claire’s cheekbones to enhance her natural glow.
• Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC3, $28, brightened darker tones under Claire’s eyes.
• The look was set with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent, $34, a universal loose powder that creates a soft-focus effect on-camera.

Lips:
• Claire’s vibrant, statement-making red lips were created with several layers of Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Seduction, $22.

Eyes:
• Matin used Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony, $22, to line Claire’s upper and lower rims, and finished the look with two coats of Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara, $20.

Get the Look: Kate Winslet and Lancôme at the 69th Annual Golden Globes.

Lancôme Ambassadress Kate Winslet had Avon Global Creative Color Director Jillian Dempsey create her beautiful look for the Golden Globes. Fab Over Forty has the details on products used for her look at the awards. Jillian Dempsey said “Kate Winslet’s look was shimmering, soft and sophisticated.”

Jillian used taupe and champagne shades on Kate’s eyes and lots of rich mascara for extra definition. A pop of rose blush on her cheeks gave Kate a youthful natural-looking flush. Jill topped it off with a creamy rose lip color for a fresh finish.

EYES

Lancôme Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara in So Black!

Lancôme Modele Sourcils Brow Grommer

Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Perfect Eye Kit Eyeshadow in Smoky Eyes

Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Café

FACE & CHEEKS

Lancôme Teint Idole 24H Foundation (available in March)

Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder

Avon MagiX Face Perfector

Stila Convertible Color in Lillium

LIPS

Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in delicate Lace (available in February)


Get the Look: Kate Beckinsdale and Kristen Wiig 69th Annual Golden Globes

What did celebrities Kristen Wiig and Kate Beckinsale have in common at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards? Each of the stars was wearing luxury performance makeup by Hourglass Cosmetics. The LA brand’s Veil Mineral Primer, already a red-carpet favorite among leading artists, was used on the women to create a flawless canvas and ensure the longevity of their makeup. Both Wiig and Beckinsale carried Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Imagine in their clutches for touch-ups during the evening.

On Contraband star Kate Beckinsale, a presenter at the Golden Globes, makeup artist Molly Stern focused on radiant skin, bold eyes and high-gloss lips. “Kate’s Roberto Cavalli dress was so ethereal and magical, I wanted to keep the skin looking completely luminous and create a bit of edge with the eyes. The combination of Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer and Illusion Tinted Moisturizer is utterly gorgeous. The foundation is sheer, blendable and buildable but still leaves skin looking translucent. I used Film Noir Lash Lacquer to give Kate’s lashes drama, depth and dimension. It’s everything you want in a red-carpet look.”

Kate Beckinsale: Get The Look

Skin: Molly began by moisturizing Kate’s skin with Natura Bisse’s The Cure Cream. She then primed with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer which creates a flawless canvas for makeup, followed by a light application of Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Sand. Molly loved the sheer finish of the foundation which allowed the British beauty’s gorgeous skin to shine through.

Cheeks: She used the bronze tone in Hourglass Illume Crème-to Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to add warmth to her skin, and followed with the blush tone applied on the apples of her cheeks. She then dusted Nars Miss Liberty high on her cheekbone to add an extra glow.

Eyes: Molly used the bronze shade of Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy as a base, and set it with Nars Galapagos Eye Shadow, smudged deep into the lid. For an extra pop of light, she dabbed Chanel’s Blazing Gold Ombré Essential over the inner lid. Her lashes are deep and jet-black due to Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, followed by Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer which was painted over them for an extra kick of drama.

Lips: Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipstick in Fresco was used as a base on Kate’s lips, followed by Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Imagine for a glistening sheen.

For Kristen Wiig’s gorgeous red-carpet look, makeup artist Heba Thorisdottir balanced the star’s nude Bill Blass gown with a symphony of neutral shades. “It was all about fresh, glowing skin and luscious lashes,” says Thorisdottir, who also headed up the makeup on Bridesmaids, the movie Wiig was nominated for as a best actress. “I used Hourglass’ new Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation since it has excellent coverage and staying power. On the cheeks I used Illume Crème to Powder Bronze Duo to create illumination. And to make Kristen’s eyes really pop, I applied Film Noir Mascara with Film Noir Lash Lacquer as a finishing step. It was exactly what was needed.”

Kristen Wiig: Get The Look

Skin: Heba prepped the skin with SKII Signature Moisturizing Cream, followed by Sensai Silk Brightening Cream for a surge of moisture. She then applied Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, a must-have for red carpet events because it ensures that makeup lasts all night. It also neutralizes the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores and renders makeup water resistant.

Foundation: She used Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (new for spring) for a matte, full coverage, mixing together two shades, light beige and sand. She also applied Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Fair.

Cheeks: To give Kristen’s skin a gorgeous glow, she used Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light—she used the bronze shade to lightly contour and the highlighter on the cheekbones. She also dabbed MAC Powder Blush in Peaches on the apples of her cheeks.

Eyes: Heba used Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner to fill in the lash line, followed by Face Atelier’s Eyeliner in Bronze. On the eyes is D&G Eye Color Quad in Golds. Kristen has naturally long and thick eyelashes, so all she needed was a couple of swipes of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara to enhance, followed by a coat of Film Noir Lash Lacquer for impact. The top coat gave her lashes extra volume, length and high-gloss shine.

Lips: Heba filled in the lips with D&G Precision Lipliner in Nude. She then used Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème lipstick in Fable. The final note? Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Imagine, a peach champagne shade, for memorably pretty lips.