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Get The Look: Jessica Alba & Emily Blunt at the 2013 Golden Globes

One’s an English rose and the other’s a Californian bombshell but Emily Blunt and Jessica Alba had at least one thing in common at the 70th Golden Globe Awards last night—they both wore makeup by Hourglass. As the final touch to their looks, each actress sported Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, a cutting-edge finishing powder launching this spring.

EMILY BLUNT
In a gilded dress by Michael Kors, Emily Blunt more than lived up to her reputation as a Hollywood golden girl. The actress, nominated in the Best actress, Musical or Comedy category for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, “definitely had something in mind as far as the look,” says makeup artist Jenn Streicher. “Emily wanted smoky eyes paired with soft pink lips that echoed her Lorraine Schwartz ruby earrings.”

Skin: Jenn began by using Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream and La Mer Eye Concentrate. She then primed the skin with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, and followed with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Ivory. She used two shades of Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer: Fair, a light shade, was used around the nose and as a highlighter, and Sand, a slightly darker shade, was applied under the eyes. Jenn completed the skin by applying the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light all over the complexion. Available in six different lighting settings, Ambient delivers a multi-dimensional luminescence to the complexion by capturing, diffusing and softening surrounding light. “It softens and enhances everything,” says Jenn.

Cheeks: Jenn applied Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer all over the face and neck to create a radiant glow. She then used the bronzer shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to contour the cheeks and jaw line. The blush shade from Illume was applied onto the cheekbones.

Eyes: She started by lining eyes with Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Espresso and softened the line with a brush. Jenn then applied the shell shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy as a highlight on the brow bone and followed with a matte brown eye shadow on the lid. Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara was applied to the lashes to volumize, lengthen and separate them. She then amplified the brows with Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette.

Lips: Lips were infused with a beautiful wash of color courtesy of Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Edition, a soft pink shimmer.

JESSICA ALBA
On Sunday’s red carpet Jessica Alba looked stunning in tangerine. The glamorous mother of two, a presenter at the awards ceremony, wore a gorgeous peach-colored gown by Oscar de la Renta. “The dress was the inspiration,” says makeup artist Lauren Andersen. “I loved the contrast between her glowing skin and the matte orange lip. It’s an almost tropical pop of color that’s not an exact match for the dress but close.”

Skin: Lauren prepped the skin with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, and followed with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Sand. She then used Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm under the eyes, down the bridge of the nose and fanned the product out in the center of the forehead to create dimension. She finished the skin step with the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light applied all over to create a golden, subtle warmth. “It’s a soft, refined shimmer that’s glowy,” says Lauren.

Cheeks: She used the bronze shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to contour the cheeks and followed with the blush shade on the apples of the cheeks.

Eyes: Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Espresso was first applied to the outer corners of the eyes and then smudged it with a brush. Lauren then applied Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer in the crease of the eyes and the gold shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune on the lids. Lashes were treated to several coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara. She finished up by amplifying the brows with Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette.

Lips: Finally, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera, a vibrant tangerine shade, was applied to the lips. The velvety matte color delivers richly pigmented and long-lasting coverage for up to 14 hours.

Check out the products used to create these beautiful looks at www.hourglasscosmetics.com.

Get The Look: Amy Adams at the 2013 Golden Globes

Amy looked gorgeous last night. Her makeup was soft and fresh and perfectly complimented her Marchesa gown.

Makeup Artist Stephen Sollitto created a stunning look for Amy Adams, star of “The Master,” who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. The look perfectly complemented her “ballet pink” Marchesa gown.

FLAWLESS FACE:
· Sollitto prepped Adams’ skin using RèVive Moisture Serum Extreme ($350) to ensure the star’s skin remain moisturized throughout the red carpet and award show.
· Next, he applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – Oil Free ($43) to give the skin a sheer hint of colour.
· To complete her flawless face and create a natural-looking glow, he applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Canyon ($24) to Amy’s cheek bones, followed by Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander ($24) to the apples of her cheeks.

ENCHANTING EYES:
· Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Secret Concealer ($22) around Adams’ eye area to conceal imperfections.
· Next, he applied Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sandstone ($22) to add a hint of natural colour.
· He then applied Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Twinkling Star ($22) to create depth and definition.
· Next, he blended Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sable ($22) onto the top of her lids and under her bottom lashes.
· Sollitto lined Adams’ eyes using Dior Style Liner ($34) and applied Dior DiorShow Backstage Makeup Mascara ($25) to elongate her lashes.

LUXURIOUS LIPS:
· Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Plum Orchid ($26) to the star’s lips, and then completed the look by applying Laura Mercier Lip Glacè in Raspberry ($24).

Check out the products used to create Amy’s gorgeous look at www.lauramercier.com

Limited Edition Laura Mercier Art Deco Muse Collection!

Laura Mercier Holiday Colour Story  for 2012, Art Deco Muse.  Here are a few of my favorite items from the new line.

An super easy to use, precise liquid liner with a glossy black finish. Laura Mercier’s Black Lacquer is a rich black color and the felt tip is perfect for a thin line close to the lash line. I love the intensity of Black Lacquer it works perfectly with the shimmery, Illuminating Eye Colors from the Art Deco Muse collection.

Graphic Liquid Eyeliner ($24.00)
The ultimate liquid eyeliner. Graphic Liquid Eyeliner is a glossy, long-wearing liquid eyeliner with an easy-to-apply felt-tip applicator.

  • Black Lacquer

 

The Illuminating Eye colors have a soft, smooth texture and a  luminous finish. I tried the  Gilded  Bronze and I love how I can wear it light for a sheer golden look or layer it on for a super sparkly look. The Illuminating Eye colors have great pigmentation and a beautiful luminous sheen. 

Illuminating Eye Color ($24.00)
Eye color with a multidimensional, luminous pearl finish has a soft, bouncy texture for excellent color pay-off and a smooth, even application.

  • Gilded Bronze
  • Gilded Moonlight
  • Gilded Platinum
  • Gilded Rose Gold

 

Crème Smooth Lip Color is a decadent lipstick with  super color pay off. A single stroke will cover lips in a creamy, lightweight texture that wears comfortably due to the pure Olive Oil  formula. I love the  high shine finish and the  Crème Smooth Lip Color wears up to five hours without a touch up. And as it fades it leaves a slight stain behind giving my lips a nice natural looking flush.

Crème Smooth Lip Color ($26.00)
Laura introduces a luxurious lipstick that gives lips the ultimate in color, texture and finish. In one smoothing swipe, the cream formula envelops lips in rich color with a semi-lustrous finish. The cushiony, lightweight texture feels comfortable, while pure olive oil and vitamin E nourish. Features an elegant, modern case with a metalized finish.

  • Deco Rouge
  • Sienna
  • Tamara Red

 

 


~CONTEST # 6~ Colour-To-Go Portable Palettes by Laura Mercier!

THREE WINNERS (3) will win Laura Mercier’s Colour-To-Go Portable Palette!!

Laura Mercier’s latest for on-the-go glamour is a double-decker palette of classic color essentials.

Laura Mercier’s Colour-To-Go Portable Palette for eyes, cheeks, and lips provides a complete look in one convenient compact. Portable and purse friendly, this new double-decker design features a full-size mirror along with all of your color essentials.

This is such a fun little palette. It has THREE eyeshadows, an eyeliner, a bronzing powder, a blush AND a lip Glace – ALL IN ONE! And they somehow get it to fit all in one little cute palette! You no longer have the need to pack a big ol’ makeup bag when you’re leaving town. This one little palette does the trick! (And did I mention the colors are gorgeous?)

The top level is all about eyes with a trio of eye colors including a highlighter, midtone and definer shades, plus a Tightline Cake Eye Liner for added intensity.

The bottom level houses a Bronzing Pressed Powder and Second Skin Cheek Colour for a sun-kissed glow and pinch of color on the cheeks.

Also included is a mini Lip Glacé tucked inside to finish the look. Available in two classically neutral options Cool Neutrals and Warm Neutrals.

Colour To-Go Portable Palette in Warm Neutrals includes:

  • Three Eye Colours in limited-edition lustrous Ballerina Pink, limited-edition lustrous Rosy Taupe, and limited-edition sateen Cocoa Brown.
  • Tightline Cake Eye Liner in limited-edition Ground Espresso.
  • Bronzing Pressed Powder in limited-edition Soft Bronze.
  • Second Skin Cheek Colour in Pink Lotus.
  • Lip Glacé in Baby Doll.

HERE’S THE FUN PART!! Make Her Up will be using Rafflecopter to host the giveaways – giving EVERYONE an equal and fair chance at winning. You have MORE THAN ONE way to enter! For an extra chance at winning, complete each of the four entries! Good luck!

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