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‘Best in Beauty’ Revealed!

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I was watching the Today Show this morning, and Allure Magazine has revealed their “Best in Beauty” list!

Several of these products we’ve reviewed and tried, and agree that they are the best! Watch the video above!

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Megan Fox at the Toronto Film Festival

Red Carpet Watch
Megan Fox at the Toronto Film Festival

Megan Fox looked white-hot at the premiere of her new movie “Passion Play” at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. She wore an elegant white Armani Privé dress and a sultry waved style created by celebrity stylist Creighton Bowman.

How to get the look:
“We decided a soft, and effortlessly natural look was the way to go with her dress which was sexy and short, and I wanted to play up the beauty of her long, luxurious hair,” said Creighton.

“The styling became all about products that would keep the hair looking fresh all evening long. I started by applying Lisa Chiccine Thickening Volume Foam, an alcohol-free styling mousse loaded with botanical extracts and certified organic ingredients, then towel-dried the hair from root to ends. I used it for this look because it’s really lightweight and gives a nice boost of natural-looking lift and volume.

Next, I did a loose, natural-looking blow dry and sprayed a light mist of Lisa Chiccine Hold Weightless Satin Hairspray all over her hair. I used Hold because it’s fast drying, flexible and gives an anti-static hold. It’s great for long hair that needs to move. Finally, I sectioned the hair and made random waves with a medium curling iron. To finish, I used a drop of Lisa Chiccine Shine, a great anti-frizz serum by Lisa Chiccine that doesn’t weight hair down. It also has sun filters to help prevent sun damage.

Lisa Chiccine products used to achieve Megan Fox’s red carpet hairstyle:
Lisa Chiccine Thickening Volume Foam a powerful mousse loaded with botanical extracts and certified organic ingredients, for exceptional lift and volume. (7 oz. / $26.00)

Lisa Chiccine Hold Weightless Satin Hairspray, for natural-looking, flexible, anti-static hold with no residue or build-up. (10 oz / $26.00)

Check out these and other great products at LisaChiccine.com

Lisa Chiccine Shine, for brilliant shine and a protective, frizz-free finish. (2 oz / $38.00)

Makeup from the runway of Vera Wang’s Fashion Show!

INSPIRATION/ THEME/ UNIQUE TIP:

The makeup look for the Spring 2011 Vera Wang Collection was inspired by the glamorous and candlelit nuances found in the movie In The Mood For Love. The goal was to create a soft, romantic look that made a breathtaking impact. “The key to this ethereal look is the play on light and reflection and the striking radiance that results from both,” says Lucia. “There is minimal color involved, but the overall metallic effect makes this look both wearable and highly fashionable at the same time.”

FACE

Description:

- Lucia applied Clé de Peau Beauté Refining Fluid Foundation to prep the skin.

- Next, *Concealer was applied to neutralize dark circles, red spots and imperfections.

- To finish, Lucia dusted *Translucent Loose Powder to the entire face for a long lasting finish and high performance wear.

BROWS

Description:

- “Sculpted and defined.”

- To achieve this bold effect, Lucia swept Clé de Peau Beauté Eyebrow Pencil in a shade darker than the natural brow color across the brow area.

- “The structure and contrast of the dark brow is incremental to this look, as it provides balance to the face,” says Lucia. “The brow should extend just a bit past the natural brow line and the lines of the brow should be very straight, not rounded.”

EYES

Description:

- “High wattage metallic.”

- Lucia used a combination of the pink shadows in the *NEW Eye Color Quad #207 (launching March 2011) on the eye area.

- First, a subtle metallic pink was dusted across the eyelids.

- Next, a more shimmery pink was applied to the brow bone and extended down to the cheek bone for added element of radiance.

- “Metallics and sparkles are a big trend for Spring/Summer 2011, but it’s important to keep it tasteful and alluring,” exclaims Lucia.

LIPS

Description:

- Lucia applied *Extra Rich Lipstick in Calliope (T4), a velvety beige shade, to the entire lip with her finger.

- “The lip should be a more of a sheer nude, not completely opaque as the natural tone of the lip should peek slightly through,” says Lucia.

CHEEKS

Description:

- Lucia used Clé de Peau Beauté Cheek Color Duo #5, a sheer neutral bronze, on the cheeks for additional highlight and contour.

- “It’s important to make sure the cheeks are very subtle in color and radiance when combined with a more prominent metallic eye look, says Lucia. “The overall effect is modern elegance with a very romantic twist.”

The Clé de Peau Beauté collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman and select Barney’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks locations nationwide.

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Get The Look: Bryce Dallas Howard at Hereafter Premiere


On Sunday night, Bryce Dallas Howard stepped out at the Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of Hereafter looking effortlessly gorgeous. Her secret? A natural, flawless look created by star makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. Using Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Lobell accentuated Bryce’s eyes and completed the look with a natural flush and peachy nude lips. Get Bryce’s red carpet beauty with Lobell’s expert tips:

EYES
Start by using the nude tones in The Essential Eye Shadow Set in Palette #1 to create a subtle sweep of shimmery color. Add contrast by rimming eyes with The Eye Pencil Primatif in Basic Black and coating lashes with The Mascara. Finish the effect by defining brows with The Precision Brow Pencil in Auburn.
FACE
Use fingers to blend The Creamy Glow in Bliss from the apples of cheeks toward the temples, imparting a natural, peachy flush to Bryce’s ivory complexion.
LIPS
Line lips with The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bare, shading inward to give lipstick staying power. Finish by applying the Rouge Hommage in Guilty, a pretty nude to complement Bryce’s deep red hair and accentuated eyes.