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Get The Look: Claire Danes at the 2013 SAG Awards in Laura Mercier.

Photo: Getty


Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director for Laura Mercier, created a bold, fashion-forward look to complement Claire Danes’ dramatic black Givenchy dress.

Look by: Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director for Laura Mercier


  • While she was getting her hair done, Maulawizada applied Laura Mercier Lip Silk ($22) to Danes’ lips to smooth and nourish them.
  • Once her hair was complete, he contoured and shaded the lips using Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Coffee Bean ($20) followed by Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Deep Wine ($20).


  • First, Maulawizada prepped Danes’ skin using Laura Mercier Foundation Primer ($32) to create an even canvas and ensure her makeup stayed flawless throughout the evening.
  • Then, he applied Laura Mercier Repair Eye Serum ($80) generously over her cheekbones.
  • Next, Maulawizada applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation in Warm Ivory ($50) to lighten Danes’ complexion.
  • On her cheeks, he applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze ($24) followed by Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent ($35) to set the look.


  • Maulawizada defined Danes’ eyes by applying Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Bleu Marine ($22) to her lash line.
  • Then, he layered a combination of Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in Rose Gold ($22) and Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in Burnished Copper ($22) on her eyelids.
  • Next, he applied Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic ($38) to further enhance the eyes.
  • Maulawizada added the final touch of glamour by applying multiple coats of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara ($24) to Danes’ upper lashes.


All the items used to create Claire’s look are available for purchase at

3 Steps to Beautiful Brows Kit- WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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Check out this amazing kit from Billion Dollar Brows! MakeHerUp is excited to giveaway one of the 3 Steps To Beautiful Brows Kit. 

3 Steps To Beautiful Brows Kit
Condition, Color, and Control Your Brows. This kit will give you the beautiful brows you want in three simple steps.

  • Condition: Brow Boost Bonus Size. Our deep conditioning treatment is designed to help strengthen & condition Thin, over-tweezed brows. A natural formula with no scary side effects, you will see visibly fuller brows in as little as 30 days. Depending on individual use, this bonus size edition will last at least 60 days.
  • Color: Universal Brow Pencil. No more guessing games! Formulated to work with all skin tones & hair colors. This amazing pencil goes on smooth and natural. Perfect for creating beautiful, natural brows for when you’re on-the-go. The pencil’s versatile color works with almost all hair colors and skin tones. Use the brush on the opposite end of the pencil to blend to perfection!
  • Control: Clear Brow Gel Bonus Size. Our Brow Gel will lock in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day. It’s the perfect finishing touch for giving your brows a polished, perfectly manicured look. This bonus size Brow Gel will, depending on individual use, last at least 60 days.

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Quench Your Skin This Winter with Murad!

It’s no secret that winter is rough on your skin. It’s important (especially during the winter months) to look for products that include antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and hydrators to support and enhance the skin’s barrier function and protect cells from environmental damage and dehydration. And let’s not forget to use sunscreen in the colder months – the sun is just as harmful as in the summer!

Luckily, Murad has an army of super hydrating and protective topical solutions that will leave your skin quenched and hydrated during those harsh months that seem to never end:


I love this mask it goes on a little unassuming it resembles a regular face cream. Its easy to apply and there is absolutely zero irritation. The best part is how much firmer and refreshed my skin looks after using this. I use it on my face and neck and love how much firmer my skin has become.

Age-Diffusing Firming Mask is a rich, at-home skin firming booster that targets dull, dry, lackluster skin by delivering essential moisture. This formula enhances skin elasticity and promotes instant firming to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to improve overall skin health.

Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Moisture cream is pure decadence. My sensitive, combo skin can freak out in the winter with the cold,dry air it seems to have multiple personalities. I have been using this every night and I don’t have any problems with dryness and it doesn’t clog my skin. Finally an intense moisturizing product that doesn’t make me breakout and leaves my skin looking and feeling smoother and hydrated.

Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture is an uber-rich, skin-quenching formula that instantly relieves dry, dehydrated skin while locking in optimal moisture levels for 8 hours to restore youthful resilience and tone. Avocado, Sunflower and Olive Fruit Oils enhance skin’s ability to retain maximum levels of hydration.

This is on the spendy side but a tiny bit of product goes a long way. On top of protecting my skin from potential sun damage it leaves my face so soft and works as a great base before makeup. I love how great my skin feels after using Essential C.

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA +++ protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while powerful antioxidants fortify skin to make it more resistant to free radical damage. Murad’s patented Skin Repair System helps reverse existing environmental damage while Vitamin C encourages collagen synthesis and improves clarity. Emollient conditioners leave skin healthy and hydrated.

Get Healthy in 2013- My Review DDP Yoga!

2012 was a big change for me I adopted the Paleo diet and got back to the gym. I lost a significant amount of weight but hit a plateau in late summer where I have been just chilling. I still have weight to lose and more importantly I want to get stronger and healthier. I have 3 kids and work full time and I need to be in shape just to keep up. I was looking for something new to revive my workout routine when  I saw a video about DDP Yoga and was moved to tears at the dramatic changes Arthur experienced. The amazing team at DDP Yoga offered to let me review a set to give you my personal take on it.

I am starting on the YRG combo pack and the first thing I see is a pamphlet with Diamond Dallas Page “It ain’t your mama’s yoga” While I was intrigued a part of me thought yoga is yoga…right? Well after the first day I realized I was wrong very wrong. Now I love working out and hit the gym for 2 hrs a day Monday through Friday so I wasn’t sure if yoga would be enough to feel like a workout.

I started with the “Diamond Dozen” on the first disc. In this workout DDP explains the 13 basic moves involved. I like how he breaks each move down and they aren’t too difficult with the modifications anyone could do this program starting at their own level. I am one of those people who need things explained don’t just tell me lunges will give me a firm butt tell me how. I love how he explains each move and how it works it helps keep me motivated.

After completing the “Diamond Dozen” I decided to jump right in and do the “Energy” workout. The moves again were all well explained it took the basic Diamond Dozen and incorporated them into fluid movements. I loved all the dynamic resistance it still boggles my mind how well it works. I lift weights 5 days a week and the next day I could tell what an amazing workout I had with the DDP Yoga and best of all no impact and no strain. On top of my muscles getting a first class workout I love all the stratching my whole body feels better.

I am only a few days in but I really am impressed. I will be  tracking my progress and be updating with reviews as I try the other videos and let you know how I feel and how effective the program is for losing weight. They have a great DDP Yoga community that I joined you can get on the boards anytime of day to get help, encouragement or ask questions to help maximize your workout.

If you are looking to get healthier in 2013, check out the DDP program with me or anyone who is on it I would love to hear your thoughts. Here is to a happy and healthier new year and not waiting until May to get swimsuit ready!



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