Archive: Get the Look

Olympic Nail Trends.

Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, has some tips and tricks on ways you can root for team USA with DIY nail art techniques.

Gold medal winner Missy Franklin shared this picture of her patriotic mani/pedi with her twitter followers and I just LOVE it!
To create Missy’s American flags:
-choose a pure white polish and paint one or two nails on each hand so the flags stand out
-after brushing on two coats of white, create the red vertical stripes using a small design nail polish brush or a toothpick
-then apply a thick line of bold blue polish across the tip of the nail as you would for a French manicure
- dip a toothpick into the white, or silver, nail polish and draw little stars on the blue background
-finish with a fast dry clear top coat

How to get tennis pro Venus Williams’ chic look:
-using a red polish with a hint of shimmer adds an element of chic sophistication to this look
-after brushing on two coats of a shimmer red polish on all nails except one on each hand, dip a toothpick into gold polish and add small dots on top of each red nail
-to create the fashionable flag:
-brush two coats of gold polish along the base of the nail in a downward curve
-draw a line using white polish on a toothpick along the gold curve
-brush on two coats of red polish following the same downward curve
-paint the remaining tip with two coats of blue polish
-finish by drawing stars in white polish using a toothpick

For a simple and classic look like gold medalist Allison Schmitt:
-using shimmery red, white and blue polishes, paint each nail, or chosen nail, a different color
-have fun with this look and create any red, white and blue pattern you choose

AT HOME MANICURE TIPS:
· Always push back the cuticles but be sure not to cut them since cutting them can create hangnails and should be left for professionals only.
· When it’s time to paint your nails, roll the polish bottle in between your hands as your body heat will liquefy the polish a bit so it goes on smoother. Wipe the back of the brush against the neck of the bottle as you take it out so there’s just a drop of polish sitting on the front tip of the brush for the perfect brush stroke.
· Remember TOP COAT, TOP COAT, TOP COAT! It is so important to use a fast dry top coat on your nails and to let them dry naturally without dryers. This prevents the polish from chipping and helps it last longer. Extend the life of your manicure by adding a layer of top coat on day three.

Get The Look: Blake Lively’s Perfect Red Lips

 

I absolutely adored this dress and retro look on Blake Lively at her Savages premiere. Instyle Magazine has tracked down the exact colors to get this perfect retro red. Now I just need the dress, hair and body!

 

Found It! Blake Lively’s Sexy Red Lipstick

Nothing ties a retro look together like a true red lipstick and a flick of liquid liner. Case in point: Blake Lively’s Old Hollywood-inspired getup. “Blake wanted a classic matte red lip,” said her makeup artist Elaine Offers. “We went with the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Dragon Girl and Red Square.” These jumbo lip crayons take the guesswork out of choosing a matching liner, and the velvety formula keeps your pucker from feeling parched. Added bonus: We love how Red Square, an orange-based scarlet, adds a touch of warmth to the blue-based Dragon Girl.

Pick up both shades for $24 each over at narscosmetics.com.

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Get The Look: Ashley Benson at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

“Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson made her mark at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles last night. mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh shared her makeup tricks for creating Ashley’s stunning look.

Face:
”I started by applying mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 followed by
mark Primed for Perfection Face Primer to prep Ashley’s skin. After creating a strong, moisturized base, I applied mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Light Medium 5 using the mark Foundation Brush, along with mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in Light Medium under her eyes and around her nose. I set her foundation with mark Matte-Nificent Oil Absorbing Powder in Light Medium using the mark Powder Brush.”

Cheeks:
“For a soft, healthy flush, I applied mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Peachy to the apples of Ashley’s cheeks using the mark Foundation Brush. Then, I dusted mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder in Bronze using the mark Blush + Bronzer Brush. After her foundation was set, I layered mark Good Glowing Mosaic Blush Custom Color Palette in Chica on the apples of her cheeks to create a finishing glow.”

Eyes:
“I started by applying gold and bronze shadow shades from mark On The Dot Neutral Eye Color Palette on her inner eyelids and creases using the mark All Over Eye Shadow Brush. Next, I smudged the bronze shade on her bottom lash line using the mark Flat Eyeliner Brush. Then, I lined her upper lash line with mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner in Entourage. To make her eyes pop, I applied a thin line of eyeliner on her inner eye, making it thicker and winging it out as I brought it to her outer eye. I finished by applying two coats of mark Lash All You Want Mascara in Black to her top and bottom lashes, to make her eyes a stand out feature.”

Lips:

“For Ashley’s lips, I layered mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Coral Fixation and mark Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach to create a gorgeous pout.”

 

Check out all the products used to create Ashley’s look at meetmark.com


Get the Look: Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards

Celebrity makeup artist Karan Mitchell worked with young starlet Selena Gomez for last night’s Teen Choice Awards. Inspired by Selena’s hot pink D Squared dress, Karan gave Selena a fun, flirty look with lots of lashes and pink lip gloss.
Karan focused on Selena’s eyes, layering shadows, liner and applying false lashes. She kept her skin super dewy by applying foundation with a dampened sponge and adding concealer under her eyes and on the t-zone for extra brightness. To give her that sunkissed effect, Karan contoured her cheeks with bronzer under the cheek bones and applied blush to her cheekbones for a rosy glow.
Below are the products that were used to get Selena’s look–all are available on Avon.com or through Avon representatives nationwide.

Eyes:

  • 8-in-1 Eye Palette in Paradise Greens ($12.00)
  • Big Color Eye Pencil in Night Glisten ($7.00)
  • SuperExtend Extreme Mascara in Black ($9.50)

Face:

  • Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse Foundation in Natural Beige ($10.00)
  • Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick in Neutral ($7.00)
  • Hawaiian Shores Bronzing Petals ($10.00)
  • Be Blushed in Golden Rose ($8.00)

Lips:

  • Big Color Glossy Lip Pencil in Glossy Angelic ($7.00)

 

You can purchase any of the products used to create Selena’s look  at Avon.com or through Avon representatives nationwide.