Get The Look: Claire Danes 2012 MET Ball

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Claire Danes at the 2012 Met Ball – Makeup by Matin Maulawizada for Laura Mercier

Claire Danes hit the red carpet of the 2012 Met Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 7 in New York City. Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director and Brand Ambassador for Laura Mercier, explains how he created the “Homeland” star’s 1960s-inspired look.

Lips:
· Matin created Claire’s neutral matte lips by setting Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Caramel, $24, with Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder, $34.

Face:

To create Claire’s flawless complexion, Matin first applied Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in Almond, $50.

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine – Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette was then applied to Claire’s cheeks to add a healthy, natural glow to her skin.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $28 concealed under-eye circles and minor skin imperfections.

Eyes:

Matin created Claire’s smoky eye by applying Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Smoke, $24, followed by two coats of Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara, $24.

Find all the products used at LauraMercier.com


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It’s not too late to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, CVS can help!

Have you left Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute and your wondering where to get the perfect gift ? Have you thought about visiting your local CVS? They carry a huge array of products that are perfect for Mother’s Day. I had the opportunity to check out a couple of the great Mother’s Day gift items that CVS carries.

CVS offers a large selection of fragrances from Jennifer Anniston to Elizabeth Taylor, something to please any mom on your shopping list. I tried the Jennifer Anniston fragrance and I love it. The perfect summer scent its  light, fresh and beachy.

 

CVS also sells a huge variety of nail polish which I am currently hooked on. Why not make up a gift basket for mom filled with fun nail colors and nail care items. I had the chance to try out the Kardashian Kolor line, I love the bright colors and it is incredibly long wearing and I am chip prone! To get her nails manicure ready there are so many great Sally Hansen products to choose from start with a great cuticle care item and make sure to get one of Sally Hansen’s amazing protective top coats to prolong her manicure.

Check out this amazing list of products that CVS carries that are perfect for Mother’s Day

  • Designer Fragrances (including ones from Jennifer Aniston and Elizabeth Taylor)
  • Home Manicure Sets with items from Sally Hansen
  • Gardening Items and Tools
  • Essence of Beauty Lotions and more
  • Gift Cards
  • Photo Collages and Calendars
  • and more

And with more than 7,300 convenient locations nationwide, even at the last minute, shoppers will be pleased by the breadth of wonderful offerings at CVS/pharmacy for Mother’s Day.

Disclosure: MHU was  provided with samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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Get The Look: Gwyneth Paltrow and Mary-Kate Olsen at the 2012 MET Ball

As far as red carpet events go, the annual Costume Institute Gala at The Met in New York is the unrivaled pinnacle of fashion and beauty, the Oscars of the East Coast. At Monday night’s affair two of Hollywood’s most fashionable stars, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mary-Kate Olsen, showcased makeup looks by Hourglass Cosmetics as they ascended the famous steps of The Met Museum.

MARY-KATE OLSEN
As a fashion force and celebrated co-designer of The Row, Mary-Kate Olsen implicitly understands the nuances of style. For the Met ball, and to play off her dramatic black dress and textural updo, “She wanted her makeup to look tonal, earthy and utterly feminine,” says makeup artist Molly R. Stern. “It’s very modern and matte. The secret to pulling it off is imbuing the cheeks with a spot of color.”

Skin: Molly first hydrated the skin with Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Cream and primed with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer to ensure the longevity of her makeup. She followed with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Ivory for light, sheer coverage and created a matte finish with Oxygen Mineral Powder #2.

Cheeks: To create contour and warmth in the cheeks, Molly first applied the bronze shade of Hourglass Illume Crème-To-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to the base of the cheek bone. She then used Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Petal on the apples of the cheeks and blended the two products. “With a look as neutral as this you need to give the cheeks some life,” she says.

Eyes: Molly combined the two shades of Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy with the taupe shade from Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Shadow Palette to add depth and shadow to the eye crease and top and bottom lash line. For more intensity, she lined the inside of the upper lash line with Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Cognac, a chocolate shade. For an understated lash look, Molly applied Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer to the bottom lashes only, leaving the top ones bare. “I wanted to subtly tint the lower lashes,” she says, explaining why she used the lash topcoat.

Lips: To create a berry stain, Molly pressed Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Nocturnal, a plum wine shade, into the center of her top and bottom lip. “The goal was to make it look like she had been eating berries,” says Molly. She added, “Mary-Kate is an amazing collaborator who likes to push the boundaries.”

GWYNETH PALTROW
Makeup artist Emma Lovell drew inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow’s dramatic Prada dress and her tight chignon when devising the star’s luminous look. “We focused on the eyes with a smoky, taupe-y 60s eye,” says the London-based Lovell. “It’s a modern riff on Twiggy, a little more dramatic than Gwyneth’s typical natural look, and with a focus on gorgeous, glowing skin.”

Skin: Emma primed the skin using the new Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, which infuses the complexion with 28 skin-softening ingredients as it prepares it for makeup. “I always aim to create radiant skin,” she says, “and No. 28 ensures a brilliant canvas.” She then followed with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in No. 2 shade for a dewy complexion.

Cheeks: “Gwyneth was just in Mexico and got a little color so I wanted to highlight that,” she says. To do so Emma applied Hourglass Illume Crème-To-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset. “I used the bronze shade on the top of the cheekbones, underneath the cheekbones and on the temples—anywhere the sun would naturally hit.” She then used the blush shade on the apples of the cheeks and blended the two.

Eyes: Emma started by filling in the brows with MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Fling. She then used the taupe shade from the Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Shadow Palette all over the socket and underneath the eyes, followed by Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony. “Start from the center of the eye lid and draw outwards,” she says. After curling the lashes she applied multiple coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, focusing on the center of the lashes. “You’re aiming for a rounded effect—more Bambi-like than cat-eye,” she says. For extra drama she finished the eyes with a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer.

Lips: Emma used Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Fable, a light pink beige. She finished up by blending two shades of Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss and applying it over the lipstick. “I wanted a vintage-y pink lip so I combined the Lush and Child shades,” she says.

 

Find the products used to create these looks at Hourglasscosmetics.com


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mark: Rashida Jones’ 2012 MET Beauty Ball Secrets

Want to know how Rashida Jones got her gorgeous look at the 2012 Met Ball in NYC last night? Find out some tips and tricks from celebrity makeup artist, Jamie Greenberg below!

Face:
”I started by applying mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation to even Rashida’s skin tone. Next, I applied mark Get Bright Hook Up Highlighter in Golden under her eyes and tended to any imperfections with mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in Light Medium.”

Cheeks:
“For a soft, warm glow, I buffed mark Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes all over her face. Next, I dabbed a bit of mark Cheekblossom Cheek Color Tint on the apples of her cheeks and blended outward.”

Eyes:
“For Rashida’s eyes, I started by applying mark Please Hold Eye Primer to her eyelids for a strong base. Next, I blended a variety of bronze shades from mark On the Dot Neutral Eye Color Compact to her eyelids, followed by mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Pink Dust and Luvstruck. Next, I lined Rashida’s upper and lower water rims with mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Foxy Brown and a bit of Solid Gold under her lash line. For a dramatic eye, I blotted mark I-Mark Metallics Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Truffle under her lash line. I finished Rashida’s eyes by applying a coat of mark Lash All You Want High-Volume Mascara in Black to her top and bottom lashes.”

Brows:
“I applied mark Brow Factor Hook up Clear Brow Gel to hold Rashida’s brows in place.”


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