Archive: Get the Look

Get The Look: Abbie Cornish MET Ball Beauty

Abbie Cornish looked radiant at the MET Ball in NYC last night! The gorgeous “Sucker Punch” star was all smiles as she walked the red carpet, confidently showing off an asymmetrical finger-waved updo created by celebrity stylist and Nexxus Creative Director Kevin Mancuso.

“I wanted the look to be effortless, but constructed at the same time,” said Mancuso. “To soften Abbie’s updo, I created classic finger waves, then shook them out for an ethereal, romantic finish.”

Kevin Mancuso shares these simple steps to recreate the look at home:


· Apply a generous amount of Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Bodifying Mousse all over damp hair to bind damaged ends back together while creating texture and body.


· Blow dry hair, massaging mousse in at the roots to increase volume.

· Use a medium round brush to smooth small sections of hair into velcro rollers for more body. Let rollers cool to set the curl while you apply makeup.

· Remove rollers and apply a small amount of ProMend Split End Binding Smoothing Shine Serum throughout for healthy, luminous shine.

· Now use a small barrel curling iron to create waves in the front section of your hair.

· Back comb the rest of your hair and spray with Nexxus Comb Thru Touchable Finishing Mist for extra support and light hold.

· Pin sections of hair up, working around to the back of your head, gently twisting and pushing up for volume.

· Gently finger tease to give hair a slightly fluffy, fuzzy finish.


· Spray hair with Nexxus Maxxium Superior Hold Finishing Mist to ensure the style stays put all night.

Get the Look: Ellie Goulding for Elle Magazine

Photo by Daniel King.

Talia Shobrook for Pink Papaya Created a Natural look for Ellie Goulding for Elle Magazine

Talia Shobrook first prepped her face using Pink Papaya Retuxtur Creme Primer followed by hydraradiance age defying foundation in Shell and added Mineral Photo Touch Concealer Light/Medium.

She applied the Pink Papaya Shadow Magnet Eye Base in “Natural”. She then swept Pink Papaya Mineral Eye Shadow in “Shadow Magnet” on the lid. Then she lined all around the eye Pink Papaya Luxe Creme Liner in “Silver lining”.

She then generously applied a coat of Pink Papaya Lush Mascara in “Lush Black” followed by a coat of Pink Papaya HD Mascara in “Carbon Black”

To achieve the lips, she applied Pink Papaya Super Glossy Lips in Sweet

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From the ELLE Interview:

“I suppose it’s a reflection of how my life has been,” says singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding of the breathy, sugar-coated edge of her electro-folk-pop hybrid. Growing up in bucolic Hereford, England, “all I had was my guitar,” says the 25-year-old, whose main venue was folk night at the local coffeehouse. Spotted by a scout at a music competition at her university, Goulding moved to London and fell into “a whole new world of electronic music.” The blitz that followed was literally anxiety attack inducing (“My heart just wouldn’t stop pounding,” she says): Her first effort, Lights, was the UK’s biggest and fastest-selling debut album of 2010; fan Prince William asked her to serenade his nuptials; and by 2011, she was playing sold-out arenas on tour with Katy Perry. Her in-the-works second album will be more vocals-centric, orchestral, and “a lot more raw,” Goulding says. “Everything came so quickly the first time around, I think I found it hard to deal with. Now I’m ready to smash it.”—Maggie Bullock


I adore Ellie Goulding she is the star of my Spotify play lists> I am obsessed with “The Writer” right now, beautiful song!



Laura Mercier at Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show
Makeup by Talia Shobrook
*All products from Laura Mercier Makeup Collection

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For the Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show, Talia Shobrook, lead makeup artist for the show, was inspired by the fashionable and fresh Marchesa bride-to-be. The makeup look she created was whimsical and effervescent. By carefully selecting a palette of warm and diffused colours, she was able to develop the natural flush that people love for brides, evoking a woman that is both innocent and sensual.

FACE: According to Shobrook, “flawless skin with a fresh and dewy finish was the foundation of the look.”
· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Mega-Moisturizer Crème SPF 15 with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance to add a subtle glow to the skin.
· She then covered under eye circles with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and covered any spots or redness with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.

· Next, she applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation to the face.

· Lastly, she used Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder in the T-zone, for control shine, leaving the rest of the skin dewy and fresh.

EYES: According to Shobrook, “we chose to highlight the eye, to add to the allure that a bride’s sparkling eyes have on her wedding day.”

· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colours Stellar and Primrose and applied them on the lid from lashline to the crease.
· Next, she softly contoured the crease with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco.
· Using Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, she dipped a Laura Mercier Fine Point Eye Liner Brush into water and swirled around the Eye Colour to pick up the product, then drew a line across the lashline, with a slight flick at the outer corner. The eyeliner should be thin, and bright.
· On the lower lashline, she used a Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush to apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle just at the lashline and blended slightly to soften.
· Lastly, she finished with a layer of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara and another layer of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara to the lashes in the center of the eye.

LIPS & CHEEKS: “By using the same product on the eyes and lips, we allow the fresh-faced bride to only have to carry one product for touch-ups. The creamy formula adds a lovely natural flush to the face,” Shobrook concluded.

· On the cheeks, Talia applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) to the apples of the cheeks and blended to give a natural flush in the face. The result is a creamy smooth natural cheek color.
· The look was finished with the punchy Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) blended onto the lips as well.


Get The Look: Rose McGowan at the Valentino Rodeo Drive Flagship Store Opening.


Effortless glamour recipe: one part Valentino, two parts soft and stunning makeup. Rose McGowan had the whole package at the Valentino Rodeo Drive Flagship store opening with her coral mini dress, thanks to the man of the hour and her makeup by Sarah Uslan of Luxe Beauty Team at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon LA.

Sarah created a soft and pretty look to compliment Rose’s bright cocktail dress. Rather than focusing on heavy eye-makeup, Sarah went for light and natural eyes. Here’s how you can recreate the look:

It’s in the Eyes:
Using Lime Crime’s Eyeshadow Helper, prime the lid from the brow bone to the crease. Follow with Mac’s Paint Pot in Painterly from the crease down to the lash line. Blend the seam of the primer and the Paint Pot with Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow Brush. “To add a little highlight in the inner corner of the eyes, I swept Merle Norman Eye Shadow in Ballerina on with a crease blending brush,” says Sarah. To achieve the subtle look, Dolce & Gabbana makes the perfect eyeliner: Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Coffee. Use it to accent the lash-line without being too strong. Diorshow Mascara is the final step.

Glowing Skin and Rosey Cheeks:
Use Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation to keep the skin glowing. Follow with Skinn Cosmetics High Definition Cotton & Mineral Foundation in Light to achieve the flawless finish. To finish, add a pop of color to the cheeks with Illamasqua’s Powder Blusher in Tremble.

For the Lips:
Rose is the queen of lipsticks – she had the perfect lip color in her own makeup wardrobe to use for this look. Tom Ford’s Lip Color in True Coral was the winner and matched her mini dress beautifully.

About Sarah Uslan
Hello magazine referred to celebrity makeup artist, Sarah Uslan as the “makeup artist with the Midas touch.” Personally trained by Bobbi Brown, Sarah got her start when she met the world renowned artist and entrepreneur in their common hometown of Montclair, New Jersey. From Mercedes Benz-Fashion Week in New York, to QVC and the Today Show, Sarah learned fast and furiously what it meant to be a highly sought-after makeup artist. Crossing over to the other coast has not only opened the doors to an entirely new realm of makeup artistry, but the birth of a lifelong dream to start a business doing what she loves most…makeup of course. For more information visit