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Get The Look: Kerry Washington at the Emmys

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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:

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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

Take Me To Brazil – for less than $10!

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Okay, don’t get excited…. I can’t REALLY take you to Brazil for less than $10. But for less than $10 you can own this Brazilian eye shadow palette that will keep you entertained for days! What’s better than that? (An actual trip to Brazil, but keep your panties on.)

This fun and colorful palette is full of exotic shades, and will whisk you away to Brazil in spirit! Introducing Take Me to Brazil, the 30 Color Eyeshadow Palette from BH Cosmetics*!

This fantastic collection of shimmer, satin and matte eyeshadows is inspired by the outrageous Brazilian parade, Carnival! Get ready to Samba with this highly pigmented rainbow of colors in reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and purples. Featuring 2 extra-large bonus eyeshadows in iridescent white and matte black that will help you add glow and mystery to your finished look!

This is GREAT find. The colors are highly pigmented, and look FANTASTIC on! With 30 colors – the combinations are endless! You could keep yourself entertained and gorgeous until next summer!

Best part? This bad boy only costs $9.95! Get yours here!

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Favorites of the Famous from Mama Mio!

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kate Winslet, Kim Kardashian, Sienna Miller,  and Kate Middleton. All of these hot mamas not only have their great looks in common, but also their beauty routines. Mama Mio is a celebrity must-have when it comes to skincare during and after pregnancy.

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A Few Favorites of the Famous Include:

Mama Mio’s Lucky Legs ($19): The ultimate rescue remedy when your legs and feet are in need of intense refreshment. This mini-spa treatment glides on to instantly cool and ease weary, swollen limbs from knees to tippy toes. Leaving a subtle sparkly-shimmer on your shins and a spring in your step.

Tummy Rub Butter ($35): Be good to your baby bump with this rich, melt-in-your skin body butter. Protect your tummy against stretch marks with our super-elasticising omega-packed blend of natural oils in a hydrating shea butter base.

Get Waisted ($56): Get a flatter and firmer tummy from proven fat-busters and toners in Mama Mio’s body shaping cream that works beneath the skin’s surface to increase the energy within skin to help breakdown fat. Ideal for new moms who need help toning their tummies!

Mama Mio products may be purchased at mamamio.com.


Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon at the “Devil’s Knot” Premiere

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Laura Mercier worked with actress Reese Witherspoon for the Toronto International Film Festival Screening of “Devil’s Knot.”

Makeup artist Mai Quynh created a “modern, fresh and polished” look for the Toronto International Film Festival screening of Witherspoon’s new movie “Devil’s Knot.” Quynh was inspired by Witherspoon’s green Jimmy Choos and the neckline of her black and white Jason Wu dress.

FACE: Illuminated, flawless skin

· Quynh first prepped the skin with Laura Mercier Moisture Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen Normal/Combination, ($52) and then used her fingers to apply Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, ($32) all over Witherspoon’s face.

· She then applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Cashew Beige, ($45), using a sponge.

· Next, she created a natural flush of colour using Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline, ($24) and Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic, ($40).

· To ensure Witherspoon’s makeup stayed in place all night, she applied Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder in Translucent, ($34) using the Laura Mercier Finishing Brush, ($42).

· Lastly, Quynh dusted the actress’s forehead, cheeks and chin with Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze -02, ($36) using the Laura Mercier Bronzer Brush, ($45).

LIPS: Bright coral lips contrast Witherspoon’s green Jimmy Choos

· Quynh lined Witherspoon’s lips using Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Warm Poppy, ($22) and then applied Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Tangerine, ($24) to create the bold pout.

EYES: Soft bronzed eyes

· First, Quynh applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sand Glow, ($26) to Witherspoon’s eyelids, from the lash line to the crease, and then blended upwards.

· Next, she applied Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Fire Glow, ($24) on the crease of the eyes and faded the colour up towards the brow bone. Then, she smudged both the Illuminating Eye Colour and Caviar Stick Eye Colour along the bottom lash lines using the Laura Mercier Smudge Brush, ($24).

· For added depth, Quynh smudged Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle, ($23) along Witherspoon’s top lash line.

· Finally, she used Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Fair Blonde, ($22) to define her brows.

 

All the products used to create Reese’s look can be found at LauraMercier.com