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Get The Look: Amy Adams’ and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Oscar Night Beauty

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2014
Look by Monika Blunder for Laura Mercier

Makeup artist Monika Blunder created an “effortless, Parisian- chic” look for actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Blunder was inspired by the youthfulness and glamour of Huntington-Whiteley’s dress, and kept her makeup looking “fresh.”

FLAWLESS FACE:

  • First Blunder prepped the skin with Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer, ($33).
  • Then, using her fingers, she applied Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide (launching Fall 2014) all over her face.
  • She used Laura Mercier Camouflage Powder Brush, ($28) to apply Laura Mercier Seecret Camouflage, ($33) – covering any of her skin’s imperfections.
  • Blunder blended Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2, ($23) under Huntington-Whiteley’s eyes with a Laura Mercier Finishing Eye Brush, ($32).
  • To ensure her makeup stayed in place all night, she applied Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent, ($35).
  • Using Laura Mercier Bronzer Brush, ($45) she applied Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder #3, ($36).
  • Next, she applied Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic, ($40) to add a beautiful glow to her skin.

EYES:

  • First, Blunder applied Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Buff, ($25) onto Huntington-Whiteley’s eyelids.
  • Next, using the Laura Mercier All Over Eye Colour Brush, ($30), she applied Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Baroque, ($23) onto her eyelids.
  • She added definition to her eyes using Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait, ($23).
  • Then she lined her Huntington-Whiteley’s eyes using Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Stormy Grey, ($20) in an outward motion to create a cat eye. She used the Laura Mercier Smudge Brush, ($24) to soften the line.
  • To intensify the smoky-eye effect, Blunder applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa, ($26) with the Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush, ($29).
  • Using a clean Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush, ($29), she applied Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, ($24) on the inner corner of her eye and eyelid.
  • Next, Blunder used the Laura Mercier Eye Crease Travel Brush, ($29) to apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait, ($23) along the lower lashline.
  • After curling Huntington-Whiteley’s eyelashes with an eyelash curler, she applied generous coats of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara, ($24).
  • Finally, she groomed her brows using the Laura Mercier Brow Grooming Brush, ($10) and added extra definition using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde, ($22).

LIPS:

  • Blunder lined Huntington-Whiteley’s lips using Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Baby Lips, ($22) and then applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Royal Orchid, ($27) to create the bold pout.

 

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Amy Adams 86th Annual Academy Awards
Nominee, Actress in a Leading Role, American Hustle

Makeup by Stephen Sollitto

Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created a sophisticated makeup look for Amy Adams, who is nominated for “Actress in a Leading Role” for her portrayal of Sydney Prosser in “American Hustle.” He stated, “She wore a stunning sapphire blue Gucci gown, modern and clean. Obviously, I am inspired by this color and simply wanted the makeup to be just as sophisticated.” Below, he breaks down the steps he took to create her flawless red carpet look.

SKINCARE PREP

Sollitto prepared Adams’ skin using RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream ($195). He stated, “I always moisturize with this product. This is the line I use on myself every day. Prepping the skin is just as important as the makeup you use.”

FOUNDATION

  • Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide (NEW – Coming Fall 2014) to create a flawless complexion. He noted, “This foundation is simple to apply with a wet sponge or your fingers. It’s long wear, oil free and lightweight. In the end it gives you a matte finish so you don’t have to dust your face with loose powder, it’s built in.”

EYES

  • Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Terracotta ($24) to Adams’ lids and contrasted the look by applying Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat ($24) under the star’s bottom lashes.
  • To keep Adam’s eyes looking ”bright,” Sollitto dotted his “ideal champagne shade,” Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sugar Frost ($26) to the inner corners of Adams’ eyes.
  • He applied Nars Eye Paint Liner in Tatar ($25) along the star’s upper lash line to make them “pop.”
  • To finish, he applied Dior Black Out Mascara ($25) to Adams’ lashes.

CHEEKS

  • Sollitto applied the perfect “spring-like blush,” Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color in Ravish ($56) to create a look “that was flush with color.”

LIPS

  • Sollitto noted that he wanted to achieve a lip look that was “pretty, a little bit rosy and glossy.” He used Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Cozy ($25) which he described as “having the perfect punch I was looking for.” He then layered Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Rose Crush ($45) over it “for a bit of glamour to match the day.”

 

You can purchase the Laura Mercier products used to create these looks at www.lauramercier.com.

ORLY Launches Spring 2014 Collection – Blush

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ORLY Spring 2014 Collection - Blush
Embrace femininity with a color palette that is delicate, dreamy and sweet. The time has come to applaud approachable beauty with Blush, the new Spring 2014 color collection from ORLY. Nails take cues from cosmetics – a windblown flush or glossy lip inspires pretty lacquered fingertips. Blush invites you to fall in love with natural beauty that is tender, feminine and altogether genuine.

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The six lacquers in the Blush Collection include:

Naked Canvas: Nude with Pink Pearl

Cheeky: Peach Shimmer

First Blush: Coral Crème

Dare to Bare: Taupe Crème

Classic Contours:
Mauve Crème

Flawless Flush: Cool Lilac w/Gold Shimmer

All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Blush Collection are formulated without DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.

The Blush Collection will be available starting March 2014 for $8.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at orlybeauty.com, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide.

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Illamasqua Valentine’s Day 2014- “I’m The One” Collection

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Illamasqua wants you to be your own admirer this Valentine’s Day with sensual, wearable scarlets from the new “I’m The One” collection at Bloomingdale’s.  Throb, Touch, Maneater and Feisty in an amorous new collection that reflects and celebrates the color of love. Indulge in a little self-love. This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to cherish the person with whom you have the most intimate relationship; yourself. Allow our scarlet quartet to enhance your unique features. Seek comfort in the familiarity of three classic Illamasqua shades, and open your heart to a brand new addition to our Intense Lipgloss range.

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I love this gloss! Its not sticky at all but has great staying power for a gloss. And though the color is vibrant is very buildable, so you are sure to get your perfect intensity.

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(Single coat of Intense Lipgloss)

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Touch $22
Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: Contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Intense: Intense color pay off
3. Versatile: Lipstick and gloss all in one

Application:
Apply directly or use an Illamasqua Lip Brush.

 

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The brush on the Ilamasqua nail varnish makes it pretty easy to apply even for someone with shaky hands like me. One coat is enough for full coverage but I went with two coats for a deeper shade of red. I love the shine to this polish and it wears so well, no issues with chipping yet!

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Touch Red with fine shimmer Nail Varnish in Throb $17.00
Highly pigmented, award-winning and chip-resistant nail varnishes in a variety of shades and finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Hard Wearing
2. Chip Resistant
3. Highly Pigmented

 

 

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Va Va Voom! This lipstick is hot! Whether you have someone you want to wow or just want to try something fun and bold Maneater is a must try color. Its a gorgeous cherry red that is very wearable. I love how it stays put without smudging and the color is so intense even long after the lipstick is gone my lips have a hint of color.

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(Two coats of Maneater. This lipstick feels great and doesn’t smudge!)

Maneater Classic cherry red with matte finish $26
Long-lasting, highly pigmented lipstick with an intense color finish. Contains moisturizing Vitamin E. Available in a choice of beautiful finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Long lasting

Application:
Apply directly or use a lip brush.

Own these shades already? Well, use the #ImTheOne hashtag on Instagram and Facebook from the January, 29th through February, 15th to blow @illamasqua a Red Lipstick Selfie for the chance to be shown on Illamasqua store screens and to qualify for our daily competitions to win pieces from the I’m The One Collection.

This collection is available for purcahse at Sephora, Sephora.com, Bloomingdales, and Bloomingdales.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.


New! bareMinerals True Romantic Collection

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Love the look of the new bareMinerals True Romantic collection. The soft, petal pink shades are perfect for Spring and I can’t wait to try them out.

Twinkling eyes, juicy pink lips, petal pink cheeks in full bloom… This season’s collection of soft shades sprinkled with shimmer is more than a fling… this is the real thing.

 

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bareMinerals Swoon Blush $19
Color: Swoon
Description: Petal Pink Satin
Discover radiant, healthy-looking cheek color with this silky, lightweight blush. Wear it on your cheeks, eyes, and even lips for a look that’s completely natural.

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bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 4.0 The True Romantic $30
bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow combines our proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex composed of positively-charged, antioxidant-rich sea minerals with cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber-ingredients known to deliver anti-aging benefits including reduced appearance of puffiness for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully smooth application of vivid color with 12-hour long-wear. This irresistible rendezvous of ethereal shades, sprinkled with shimmer, captures the beauty of a true romantic. Unabashedly enchanting and fiercely feminine, these limited-edition hues blend and layer for countless lovely looks.

Featuring Love It + Woo is Me + Louder + Head Over Heels (light mint shimmer/apricot sheen/burnished copper/warm slate)

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Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick In Feel The Love
$18
Color: Feel The Love
Description: Carmel-Rose Pink
Coverage: Full
Texture: Creamy
Finish: Satin
Make an impact with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick. Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter for full coverage in a rich satin finish. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. An infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout, while a moisture-loaded hydrating complex helps to nourish and condition with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you’re ready for anything-and everything.

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Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss In Heartbreaker $18
Color: Heartbreaker
Description: Peony Pink
Coverage: Sheer-to-Medium
Texture: Satiny-Smooth
Finish: Glistening Shine
Embark on a total thrill glide with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss. Luscious, vibrant color loaded into a refreshing formula that slips on satiny-smooth for sheer-to-medium coverage with glistening shine. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. Naturally-derived Shea, Avocado and Murumuru butters help to deeply hydrate and smooth lips while an infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you’re ready for anything-and everything.

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Marvelous Moxie™ Lipliner In Liberated $15
Color: Liberated
Description: Blushing almond
Color outside the lines with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipliner. Fully-loaded cream color shapes, fills, lines and defines for long-lasting wear. The twist-up tip glides on a precise line effortlessly, thanks to the no-slip soft rubber grip for smooth, controlled application. An infusion of minerals pampers lips for a healthy-looking pout and filling spheres amp up the volume. All the while, vitamin E delivers antioxidant defense, so you’re ready for anything-and everything.

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Lasting Line™ Long-Wearing Eyeliner In Always Charcoal $16
Color: Always Charcoal
It’s never been easier to create endless eyeliner looks that last. This twist-up pencil glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity. The mineral-rich formula stays soft and creamy for blending, then sets to a long-wearing finish that won’t smudge, smear or fade. Includes a built-in sharpener plus an ergonomically angled smudge tip for smooth, effortless blending. From natural daytime allure to sleek definition to seriously smoky glamour, it’s lasting liner love all the way.

bareMinerals are available for sale in their boutiques or online at www.bareescentuals.com