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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.”

The gorgeous Allison Williams featured in this month’s Glamour Magazine!

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Allison Williams is featured in the March issue of Glamour Magazine, and the ‘Girls’ actress looks gorgeous! I think she is drop-dead-beautiful, but not everyone will agree with me. I find her mesmerizing on ‘Girls,’ she’s just sooooooo pretty. I find her character Marnie a bit annoying, but aren’t ALL the characters on Girls annoying? I have said since the beginning that Adam is my favorite character on Girls – I can almost do without the rest of them. I’m secretly hoping Shoshanna gets killed off this season. Man, I cannot STAND her character!

Anyway, in the interview that goes with these gorgeous pics, Allison opens up about wanting a family of her own, and how she would throw away her acting career in a second for a chance at having babies. I can respect that. I don’t really believe her, but I respect it if it’s true. I don’t think she’s done enough acting to feel like she’s able to move on and start a family. I know I don’t KNOW her personally, but what else has she done besides Girls? Not much. I think she has many years of acting to come before she gives it up to be a stay-at-home-mom.

Career vs. motherhood: “My goal is to create a career I can walk away from and become a mom. I’d love to be a mom – and not have to bring my kids into my trailer. That’s my long-term thinking. You gotta call it on the fly to a certain extent.”

She just wants to act, not be “famous”: “If you go into acting for love of the craft, and you dodge the fame aspect, it’s more sustainable.”

Her personal style: “In college I wore a lot of layers, jewelry, and makeup. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more control of the simple. A typical look is pants and a blazer, or a dress. On the red carpet, it has to be comfortable.”

Lena Dunham vs. Tina Fey: “[Tina] is humble and efficient. That exact combination was everything to me. Tina knows everyone’s name. It’s funny, [Girls creator and star] Lena Dunham is the same way. It’s hard to misbehave when your boss is so gracious.”

On GIRLS: “I root for Hannah and Marnie more than I do for Hannah and Adam. Marnie needs a close female friend. Who doesn’t? I’d be nowhere without my girlfriends.”

What she looks for in a friend: “I think the qualities I look for are loyalty, honesty and I think empathy is huge, because as a girl I am entitled to say often we think we want honesty but we want is for someone to say ”No, no you look great.’”

TWO MORE PICTURES OF ALLISON AFTER THE JUMP! More »

Allison Williams of ‘Girls’ covers the latest InStyle Magazine!

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The beautiful Allison Williams lands the February (WTH) cover of InStyle UK to promote the third season of ‘Girls.’ I love Allison. Her character sort of makes me insane on ‘Girls,’ but I love-hate her. I’m sad her on-screen boyfriend has left the show, because I think he is half of the reason why I like her character. It will be interesting to see what they do with her this season. Will she still be as uptight?

There isn’t much from the interview that’s been released so far…. but here’s what we did get. She talked about Lena Dunham (of course) and her BFF Katy Perry.

On Lena Dunham: “When we first met, I felt like I’d known her forever — it was weird. I’m very protective; it’s in my wiring. My rule is, ‘if it isn’t bugging Lena then it’s fine with me.”

On the success and criticism of Girls: “[The praise] was like a tidal wave and I knew at some point it would all have to come washing back the other way, that there was going to be an equal and opposite reaction.”

On Katy Perry: “Talk about someone who wears it lightly. She’s the most followed person on Twitter and still somehow has time to ask, ‘So, how did the photo-shoot go?’”

On playing Princess Diana: “When I was younger I played Princess Diana. I was in junior high school and I wore a blonde wig. I was obsessed with her.”

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‘Girls’ actress Allison Williams teams up with Simple Skincare!

How many of you ladies out there watch ‘Girls’? I have to admit I am obsessed with the show. I know it’s a bit out of my age range – the show definitely is for a different generation (girls born in the 90’s, not the 70’s, like me). But that doesn’t mean I enjoy it any less. One thing I will say with 100% certainty, is that I am SO HAPPY that I am NOT a single girl in NYC these days. It looks like hell, to me. Give me my sweats, suburbia, and a gorgeous husband that I love – any day!

Anyway, one of the girls of ‘Girls’ has just signed on with Simple Skincare. The gorgeous Allison Williams helps launch a new skincare line! “As a longtime fan of Simple skincare, I was so excited when they approached me about becoming their brand ambassador,” said Williams. “I love that their products keep my skin healthy-looking, without irritating it, because Simple is made for sensitive skin, like mine.”

I’m excited to share that one of Hollywood’s hottest new IT Girls, actress Allison Williams, is launching her first big beauty deal with Simple today!  Simple is a range of facial skincare products that are perfect even for sensitive skin, and Williams reveals her holistic approach to skincare – plus the new 2013 Simple products that she relies on.

Women can visit the Simple Skincare Facebook page to learn more about Simple, meet the Simple Advisory Board experts, and learn new health and lifestyle tips for caring for skin. They can also view a quirky yet clever webisode about Williams and her skincare journey.

“We are thrilled to partner with Allison Williams on this ad campaign, which highlights the brand’s skincare expertise as well as the new additions to our 2013 product line,” said Rob Candelino, Vice President, Brand Building, Unilever Skincare. “The new products, like all Simple products, contain our purest possible ingredients for natural, healthy looking skin.”

None of the Simple products contain dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset skin. All Simple products are designed to gently and effectively address sensitive skin needs and are pH balanced, dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

Williams made her first public appearance as the new face of the brand on February 6 at a New York City red carpet premiere for the documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, proudly presented by Simple, which will air on Tuesday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS (check your local listings). The documentary shares the brand’s like-minded vision of celebrating women whose authenticity, ideals and pioneering spirit inspire others every day.

NEW Simple Products Now Available:

  • NEW Simple Facial Foaming Cleanser removes impurities and remaining traces of make-up, leaving skin cleansed, refreshed and moisturized.
  • NEW Simple Oil-Balancing Cleansing Facial Wipes help control shine and refresh skin.
  • NEW Simple Eye Make-Up Remover Pads effectively remove make-up, even waterproof mascara without leaving a greasy residue.
  • NEW Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 helps protect skin from UVA and UVB rays.
  • NEW Simple Radiance Cleansing Facial Wipes cleanse and remove impurities for healthy-looking, radiant skin.

For more information on Simple Skincare, please visit www.SimpleSkincare.com or www.Facebook.com/SimpleSkincare. Visitors to the Facebook page can receive a coupon to try Simple.