By Jocelyn - Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 9:09am
From sexy nude lipstick to solve-it-all-oil — OK!’s Contributing Beauty Editor Kim Kardashian reveals her 5 beauty essentials!
Sexy Nude Lipstick
This shade is perfect for every skin tone and any occasion; it lasts for hours! Lipstick in Belle de Jour, NARS, $24;
The hard wax in Anastasia’s mascara adds incredible volume, thickness and curl to lashes. It’s also hypoallergenic.
Lash Lifting Mascara in Black, Anastasia Beverly Hills, $22; sephora.com
I love using this concentrate as a primer under my makeup since it keeps my skin feeling silky smooth, and it helps my makeup stay on longer!
The Concentrate, La Mer, $350; Saks Fifth Avenue
I can’t live without my wipes, which are gentle and effectively remove all makeup.
Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths,Olay, $5; drugstores
This oil prevents wrinkles around my eyes as well as stretch marks on my body. It keeps skin nourished and hydrated.
Bio-Oil, Union-Swiss, $12; drugstores
THE EXPERT L.A.-based Chanel makeup artist Monika Blunder is an expert at creating glamorous red-carpet looks for clients like Rebecca Romijn, Katherine Heigl, Molly Sims and Jessica Alba.
EXPERT TIP Get the most out of your eye shadow! “Intensify the color by using Nars cream eye shadow as a base and follow it with Nars dry shadow,” advises Blunder. “Applying layers also helps maintain a longer-lasting look. I applied it on Amy Ryan for the Oscars and it held up all night!”
Cream Eye Shadow by NARS
This soft, supple cream-to-powder formula provides long-lasting color. The ultra-pigmented shades are balanced in a lightweight texture, transparent in application. The soft-blending formula can be worn alone or layered under powder eyeshadow for long-lasting color and depth.
Jocelyn and I went to see the hilarious new Judd Apatow film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and besides laughing until we cried we noticed how great their makeup looked. I thought Mila Kunis looked drop dead gorgeous they played up her eyes with heavier mascara and liner and the perfect golden eyeshadow color.
If you want to copy her golden goddess color, a great shade for spring and summer check out some of these:
By Jocelyn - Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 9:09am
If I have doubts about my outfit, a red-matte lipstick adds instant glamour. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella is a true scarlett.
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil by NARS Combining the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-sized crayon design, these pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and unique silicones, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put.
I have always loved anything lips be it gloss, lipstick, lip balms, you name it I love it. My one problem with lip gloss though it’s either too sticky or it wears off after 20 minutes. Well my problems are in the past I finally tried Nars lip gloss and my only question is why did I wait so long?
Not only is the color rich and vibrant but it’s not sticky just really creamy and smooth and the color lasts a couple of hours. My first shade and it won’t be my last is Dolce Vita a rich plum color. I highly recommend this product to any other lip products junkies it’s worth every cent.
I had the chance to attend a great concert last week and see A Fine Frenzy perform. A Fine Frenzy is the band name for the uber talented Alison Sudol a 22yd old self taught pianist and singer/songwriter. Her lyrics are reminiscent of fairy tales and if the lyrics aren’t enough to draw you in Alison’s haunting voice has you hooked.
On top of being musically gifted Alison is gorgeous, I swear some girls get it all! I love her makeup so I did a little hunting to find out her favorite products which I have listed below. Alison even does her own hair and makeup for her shows I have included some of her DIY beauty tips. Also be sure to check out her video for “Almost Lover” and grab her album One Cell in the Sea!
What it is:
A long-lasting, lifting, curling, lengthening mascara.
What it is formulated to do:
Like a push-up bra for your lashes, this jet black “wonder-lifting” mascara lifts lashes with a scientifically angled brush to make eyes look bigger, while increasing lash volume and imparting the curviest curl – ever!
What it does:
This oil-absorbing powder keeps a handle on shine. The finely milled formula provides a smooth, flawless finish. Your skin looks clean and polished, never cakey or heavy. Perfect for touchups anytime, anywhere.
Alison Sudol: I do this thing with my mascara when I’m in a hurry: when I can’t get my eyeliner done correct, I use the mascara wand and I gently rub it against the bottom of my eye and it gives me sort of a messy, smoky look. A makeup artist taught me once to get a brown or dark purple eyeliner and warm it up on your thumb. Let it warm up and use the applicator side and gently put it on your eyelid and rub it in, and you can put eyeshadow over it to get a nice smoky eye. And blush. Even if you don’t have time to put on anything else, blush perks you right up.