Jennifer Hudson may just have been a performer at this year’s Grammys, but the actress/singer still sported a winning look. Our favorite touch? Extra-long Bambi lashes, put in place by Dior makeup artist Tia Dantzler. For understated but ultra-feminine eyes like these, rim your lids with a thick stripe of waterproof liner, then tuck in a few clusters of false lashes at the outer corners of your eyes. “I used the smudger on the end of the pencil to soften the line under her eyes,” said Dantzler. “It created a subtle, smokey look.”
Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga have been tapped as the faces for MAC Cosmetics’ 2010 Viva Glam campaign to benefit the MAC AIDS Fund.
Following in the footsteps of Eve, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot, Fergie and many more, at a press event last evening MAC Cosmetics revealed that Lauper and Lady Gaga will be the inspiration for Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick and Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick, $14 each, scheduled to launch in North America on March 18, 2010. One hundred percent of proceeds are slated for the MAC AIDS Fund.
“Gaga Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick, $14 each, will launch in North America on March 18 and globally throughout the month, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the MAC AIDS Fund.”
The advertising campaign, called “From Our Lips,” will begin on Feb. 25, reports WWD.
Since its founding in 1994 with a campaign starring RuPaul, The MAC AIDS Fund has invested more than $150 million to organizations in more than 67 countries.
By Jocelyn - Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 1:13pm
Beyonce Knowles, who won six awards including Song of the Year for “Single Ladies”, was wearing special edition Golden Hologram Minx nails, applied by New York celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan who flew to California to do Beyonce’s nails for the Grammy awards.
Rihanna, who won Best Rap Song with Jay-Z and Kanye West, wore customized “Minx Money” nails, applied by LA-based celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees.
And, Keri Hilson, who was nominated for the Best New Artist award, wore Tease Me White and Silver Minx from the new Teaser line launched in January of this year.
What exactly is Minx?
Minx is a solid film with an adhesive back that is heat activated. The heat gives Minx the conformability to fit over the compound curves of nails and seals it onto the nail bed. Minx is brewed in North County, San Diego, California. The patent pending proprietary material Minx is made of can be easily removed with heat by either the manicurist or the client.
By Jocelyn - Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 12:12pm
Hippie-inspired beach waves continue to dominate the red carpet, but at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, stylist Robert Vetica took curls a decade further. “It was ’70s-inspired, like Bianca Jagger–goes–to–Studio 54,” says the coiffeur about the hairdo Jennifer Lopez, his muse of the evening, wore. “I’m kind of over messy beach hair—I wanted to make a stronger statement by giving her hair style and shape. It had lots of curl and massive volume, with more width than height.”
In eschewing carefree 60s layers for Guy Bourdin–worthy curls, Vetica trimmed Lopez’s damp hair to one length (“When you blunt the hair it makes curls appear stacked and gives volume at the ends”). Next, he blew strands dry with a round brush to maintain hair’s buoyancy and fashioned a middle part. Misting a mild fixing spray, he then created spirals with a one-inch curling iron. Working from the back to the front on each side, he finger-brushed the set with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream (“It holds the wave and takes out any dryness from the curling iron”). For a va-va-voom finish, Vetica smoothed waves with a bristled brush and backcombed under each section using a wide-tooth comb. A healthy dousing of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray (available next month) and Lopez’s head-turning do was complete.
At an event benefiting the EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund in Beverly Hills, Taylor Swift wore an orange-red dress—and matching lips. To keep a bold lip shade soft the way makeup artist Lorrie Turk did for Swift, look for one in the pastel range, which means it has more white pigment added to it. Then, apply with a soft lip brush and top with plenty of translucent gloss. The effect is a subtle hum instead of a loud bang.
Sheer Peach Cheeks
At The Edge of Darkness premiere in Hollywood, Maria Menounos was anything but drab. Bronzer isn’t the only way to brighten up your face in the winter months. A powder blush that’s more peach than pink will have a similar effect. And be sure to brush on the apples of your cheeks and the bridge of your nose. When you already have a touch of color in your skin, a salmon shade adds more contrast and light than straight bronzer.
“I wanted to create an old Hollywood meets new Hollywood vibe,” Michele’s makeup artist Melanie Inglessis says of the Glee star’s look at the SAG Awards. “Lea and I agreed that a glowy, shimmery look with a little smoky eye was the way to go.”
How to Do It
1: Perfect complexion with DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation.
2: Define eyes using Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Beige Messai, followed by a sweep of Chantecaille Le Stylo liner and two coats DiorShow Blackout Mascara.
3: Dust apples of cheeks with Chantecaille Cheek Shade in Wind followed by a touch of Chantecaille La Baleine Blanche illuminator on cheeks and brow bones.
4: Create a glamorous neutral lip with Chantecaille Super Lip Sheer in Eclipse.
By Jocelyn - Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 1:13pm
Hailed as the Renaissance woman of the decade, Beyoncé has already conquered music, film and fashion and now brings her one-of-a-kind style, spirit and confidence to her first-ever fragrance. A captivating scent that exudes passion and unleashes a spirited fire within, BeyoncéHeat embodies the trendsetting vision and effortless chic of pop culture’s most emulated icon.
WHAT: On February 2nd, New Yorkers will catch the fever as Beyoncé turns up the heat in Union Square. To celebrate the launch of her debut fragrance, Beyoncé Heat, the visionary artist is illuminating the central destination with fiery red light and smoky fog, infusing the winter landscape with a steamy, sexy aura that embodies Beyoncé’s unique appeal.
MORE: The unprecedented, spectacular display will vividly capture the spirit of Beyoncé Heat, creating a dramatic play of light that promises to turn heads and pique curiosity. The radiant spotlights transforming Union Square will serve as a luminous backdrop to the Beyoncé Heat launch party, where luminaries from the worlds of music, film, and media will gather to toast Beyoncé’s latest venture.
Feminine and irresistible, the floral, fruity, woody scent features rare, sensual flowers. Beyoncé Heat opens with a radiant floral bouquet of magnolia, neroli and red vanilla orchid balanced with a kiss of luscious blush peach. At its heart, almond macaroon, sweet honeysuckle nectar and crème de musk combine to create an exquisitely sensual experience. Finally, warm and sexy notes of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber linger to seduce the senses.