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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.

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


Cool Down with Greek Yoghurt!

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One of the best products I have tried this year. With combo skin it can be hard to find the balance of moisture without going overboard or skimping either way creating more oil. I had never tried a “sleep facial” and I was interested to see how this would feel. The product is light and fluffy like a mousse it has an amazing fresh yogurt smell and when you put it on your skin it has a cooling effect. It absorbed quickly and my face felt smooth and moisturized and fresh. The next morning I wake up and my skin feels great and the best part no oily feeling or the need to immediately run and wash my face.

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The change in my skin in one night was enough to sell me. With continued use my skin is feeling better and my pores are starting to shrink up a bit. After two weeks I have noticed my skin is less oily all day and never oily in the morning. Thank you Korres for a great moisturizer that doesn’t overwhelm my combo skin!

KORRES Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial $45

What it is:
A weightless soufflé powered by super-charged proteins that melts into skin and works overnight for intense, immediate moisturization.

What it is formulated to do:
A centuries-old Greek remedy for skin soothing, moisturizing Greek Yoghurt provides a natural source of proteins, minerals, and vitamins to instantly nourish stressed, dry skin. This ultrahydrating facial-in-a-jar contains a Greek Yoghurt concentrate with two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt, and works overnight to provide skin with intense, long-term moisturization and nourishment to create a smooth, even complexion. You will wake up to noticeable improvements in skin texture and more moisturized, refreshed skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product can be used alone or with KORRES Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Cream for added nourishment and hydration.

 

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I love the idea of makeup primers but find so many of them too heavy or they tend to make my face oily. Korres Greek Yoghurt Primer is the perfect balance for my combo skin. The formula is very lightweight and silicone free, it absorbs instantly leaving a perfected canvas for my makeup.

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I love the fresh scent of this primer, I just need a pea sized amount and my pores appear smaller and my makeup goes on smoothly and stays put. My skin feels much better all day and since its silicone free I don’t have any weird oily or plastic feel to my skin.

KORRES Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer $30

What it is:
A skin-perfecting and silicone-free face primer enriched with ultra nourishing Greek yogurt for the smoothest makeup application and long-lasting wear.

What it is formulated to do:
Recommended for all skin types and ideal for sensitive skin, this incredibly nourishing, silicone-free primer is powered by a Greek yogurt concentrate with two and a half times the protein of regular yogurt. This super-protein is blended into a breathable gel texture that glides onto skin leaving a dewy finish, leaving skin with a perfectly soft, even canvas for the smoothest makeup application and long-lasting wear.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates

What else you need to know:
Unlike silicone-based primers that sit on top of skin, all KORRES Primers are silicone-free and skin-compatible so they melt into skin and work from the inside out to improve skin texture for smoother makeup application and longer wear. Makeup stays locked in place and won’t slick off throughout the day.

Korres products can be purchased online at www.korresusa.com or at Sephora stores and online at www.sephora.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.