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Get The Look: Kerry Washington at the Emmys

Emmys 2013 - Kerry Washington low res

On Scandal, Kerry Washington is known for her tailored white ensembles and hard-boiled demeanor, but at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, the actress revealed an infinitely more romantic side. Complementing Washington’s blush-colored Marchesa gown was an equally ethereal makeup look by Hourglass. “The inspiration came from the delicate dress,” says makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, who combined velvety matte skin, purple lids and luminous cheeks for a look that was as pretty as the floral embroideries on Washington’s gown. “Although I like a matte finish, especially for awards shows, I added a radiance to her skin with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light. It’s the perfect shade for Kerry.”

Here’s how to replicate the look:

Hourglass - Visionaire Eye Shadow in Exhibition

COMPLEXION: Prime the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and follow with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in warm beige. “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Gonzalez. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in honey.

BROWS: Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.

EYES: Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition to the inner corner of the eyes and the lids, and the eggplant shimmer shade to the outer edge of the eye and beneath the bottom lash line. Blend the two shades together. Apply Ardell Natural Lashes in 110, line the eyes with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

CHEEKS: Apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.

LIPS: Prep lips earlier with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.

All the products used to create Kerry’s look can be purchases at hourglasscosmetics.com

Review: Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Between frequent product testing and weather conditions my lips can get really dry. Painfully so sometimes. I was interested to see how the new Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil would work. Now it is on the splurge side of beauty products but for those of you that battle lip dryness it is worth every penny and here is why.

The Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil has a soft herbal scent due to the lavender and eucalyptus, it’s not overpowering and it feels very refreshing. The actual treatment has a very dense feel like a heavy gloss with a slightly tacky finish.

The finger-free applicator is plated with 24k gold, and the tip is antibacterial! The tip has a cooling effect during application and feels amazing on dry parched lips. I like how lightweight it feels on my lips but its so emollient my lips instantly start to feel better. This product works amazingly well on dry, or cracked lips. Within minutes any discomfort from my dry lips was gone and within hours my lips not only felt better but looked better. I like to apply it before bed and again in the morning. Since I started using it I haven’t had any of my usual issues with dry or chapped lips. It’s a really great treatment if you have issues with dry or chapped lips its definitely worth checking out.

Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil $42

What it is:
A richly concentrated oil blend of cutting-edge actives, botanicals, and skin-rejuvenating vitamins for the delicate lip area.

What it does:
As a follow up to No. 28 Primer Serum, this highly advanced lip treatment oil has both short- and long-term benefits for the lips. The combination of powerful actives, essential oils, plant oils, and vitamins works on contact to condition lips, relieve dryness and chapping, and shield against environmental elements. In addition, three advanced active ingredients strengthen the moisture barrier; boost skin smoothness; and elevate the appearance of lip texture, shape, and volume. No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil is dispensed via an opulent 24KT, anti-bacterial, gold-plated tip to create a soothing effect on the lips.

What else you need to know:
This product is enriched with 14 essential oils including Bois De Rose, Lavender, Geranium, Petitgrain, Lemon, Rosemary, Vanilla, Clove, Amyris, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Cedar, and Rose Geranium, as well as lipid-rich plant oils that include Hazelnut, Kukui Nut, Rose Hip, Borage, Olive, Green Tea, Cherry Pit, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose, and is fortified with vitamins A, B5, C, and E.

Research results:
- Saliporine 8, an extract derived from a hardy succulent that grows in salty environments, was shown in clinical studies to reinforce the natural moisturizing factor of the skin and boost moisture levels. Clinical studies on this ingredient have shown moisture levels in the skin can potentially increase by up to 6000% after applying it twice a day for 28 days
- Volulip™, a blend of a plant extract and the natural peptide Pal-KMO2K, helps remedy lip texture and creates a cushion effect on the lips. In clinical studies of this ingredient, it was shown to provide improvement in the appearance of lip shape, softness, volume, hydration, and youth for at least 69% of volunteers
- K3 Viamerine, a hydrating and emollient ingredient derived from sunflower that is a replacement for lanolin, lanolin oil, and petroleum jelly, was shown in clinical studies to deliver deep hydration and reduce the appearance of depth in wrinkles.

The magic of airbrushing, now in a powder!

By far my favorite new product for 2013. I really can’t believe how great the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder makes my skin look. I apply it as the last step in my makeup routine and it takes my skin to a level of airbrushed, flawless perfection. The illuminating particles make my skin glow and my whole face is perfected, my skin looks amazing.

You can pick your shade from sheer to my preference Radiant Light the perfect bit of color to wake up pale/fair skin tones.  The powder is micro fine and keep my combo skin shine free. It is now on my must-have list Ambient Lighting Powder takes my skin from so-so to wow in the few strokes of a brush. 

My crummy camera does not do this miracle powder justice. But even with this less than stellar photo you can see the effects of Ambient Light Powder. On the left (Before) that is my skin with just BB cream, which covers well enough but you still see spots and my overall color is just a bit underwhelming. Then on the right (after photo) that is 1 minute later after I applied the Hourglass Ambient Light Powder with my Kabuki brush. The flaws in my skin are barely noticeable my skin texture looks smoother and in person poreless! I love how it warms my skin tone and makes my skin look healthy and glowing. I want to bath my whole body in this magic powder Hourglass you have me hooked!

Hourglass Ambient Light Powder $45

What it is:
A universal finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light.

What it does:
Create your perfect light. Ambient Lighting Powder is a groundbreaking collection of finishing powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on your skin. Ambient’s illuminating particles are one of the first ever to exhibit both photoluminescence and color-correcting capabilities. The transparent micron-sized spheres with an entrapped diamond core—called photoluminescent technology—do not simply cloak imperfections like traditional powder, but rather, alter and refine the perceived appearance of the complexion by manipulating and filtering out harsh light. Delivering a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, skin appears softer, younger, and lit-from-within. With six universal shades available, you can choose to create your desired lighting effect—not unlike having a personal lighting technician. Ambient is free of talc, gluten, fragrance, and nanoparticles.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
“I learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion. Growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. She loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good. I used this concept of lighting in Ambient Lighting Powder.”—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

Available for purchase at www.hourglasscosmetics.com, Sephora and Barney.


~CONTEST #12~ Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer!

Make Her Up is happy to team up with Hourglass, and giveaway this awesome duo of products! This set contains a pair of bestselling Hourglass primers that ensure your skin looks flawless and your makeup looks freshly applied all day long.

Both primers in this kit are designed for all skin types. Veil mineral primer SPF 15 is water-resistant and neutralizes redness (even rosacea) to create an even skintone, minimizes the appearance of all visible pores, fine lines, imperfections and extends the durability of all makeup applied on top of it. No. 28 Primer Serum is infused with 28 ultra hydrating ingredients to nourish your skin. This silky, lightweight oil blend glides on and quickly absorbs to hydrate the skin, refine the appearance of visible pores, and prepare your skin for makeup application.

This set contains:
- 0.16 oz No. 28 Primer Serum
- 0.33 oz Veil Mineral Primer

THREE (3) lucky winners will win this set!!

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