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Get The Look: Katy Perry and Becky G. at the 2014 VMA’s

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Backstage & Audience

So what did you think of Katy Perry and Riff Raff’s homage to Britney and Justin in the all denim outfits?

Katy Perry Beauty Look by Jake Bailey:
Katy Perry’s VMA look tonight was quintessential Katy. Bright red lips, black liquid liner and big lashes. I first prepped her skin and then matched her skin tone to COVERGIRL’s Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation in Warm Beige and began by buffing a thin layer all over her face and neck using a flat tipped, soft bristled kabuki style brush for a seamless airbrushed effect. I highlighted her under eye area and cheekbones with Ready, Set, Gorgeous Concealer in light/medium.

I began her eye makeup by blending a warm brown shadow, Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Scorching Cocoa into the crease of her eyelids and a pearlescent white shadow Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Blazing White onto her eyelid and browbone for highlights. I also dusted some of that same pearlescent shadow onto the ridge of her cheekbones for an extra glow. I then created a sharp jet black cat eye using Bombshell Intensity Liner. I finished the eye look with several coats of Bombshell Volume Mascara.

I then sculpted her cheekbones using the darker shade from the COVERGIRL’s Clean Glow Blush compact and added warmth to the apples of her cheeks with the paler peachier shades in the compact.

I completed the look by lining her lips with LipPerfection Lip Liner in Hot and the matching LipPerfection Lip Color shade in Hot 305. I topped the lipstick with a coat of Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Crystal Flame for a metallic sheen. Just before she left I dusted her with a touch of Ready, Set, Gorgeous Powder in light/medium to keep her looking fresh for the red carpet.

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Becky G. Beauty Look by Sarah Uslan:
Becky G.I started with the COVERGIRL Ready, Set Gorgeous Concealer and Foundation, which has powder built-in to help fight shine. I used the concealer in a V shape under her eyes to give them a bit of a lift before putting the foundation over – adding to the flawless overall look of her skin. Then I used bronzing powder to contour her cheekbones and also on the forehead and neck area to warm her skin tone plus Classic Color Blush in Silk Roses on the apples of her cheeks. Then I set the whole look with powder.

To bring in the silver in the studs on her skirt, I used the creamy Bombshell Shine Shadow in Ice Queen. It has these reflective pigments so your eyes dazzle when the light hits your face. Then with the Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black, I created a V from the outside edge of the lash line and going into the crease and blending inward. For shadow, I used Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Drama Eyes and blended that all in. To finish off the look, I used the Bombshell Intensity Liner to create a bigger-than-normal, 60’s-inspired cat eye and layered on thee coats of Clump Crusher Mascara on the top lashes and one coat on the bottom. You get a ton of volume, and you can layer it on without clumps – perfect for touch-ups throughout the night. I also used a little dab of the silver shadow on the inner corner of the eye for a pop of shimmery color there.

For lips, we wanted something with a great color payout and also lustrous vibrant shine for the carpet, so we went with Colorlicious Lip Gloss in Berrylicious. For a while, matte lips were a big trend but gloss is definitely having a moment and is back in a big way!

 

Photos Courtesy: Covergirl/Marina Maher Communications.

Shailene Woodley Beauty Look: Teen Choice Awards‏

FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards - Press Room

Last night celebrity makeup artist, Roxy, was behind the scenes with Shailene Woodley getting her red carpet ready for the Teen Choice Awards, where she picked up awards for Choice Movie Actress in an Action/Adventure for her role in Divergent and Choice Movie Actress in a Drama, for her role in The Fault in our Stars.

“We wanted to keep Shailene’s makeup clean and not competitive with her gorgeous and colorful Peter Pilotto dress,” said Roxy. “Using monochromatic colors on her eyes and cheeks, I defined her features to make them pop while not overwhelming her with color. Her soft plum rose lip – which we created using tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in hope, was the perfect finishing touch to her ultra-feminine look.”

Roxy began by spraying Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir Spray all over Shailene’s face, neck and décolletage to revive, sooth and hydrate her skin. She then prepped her skin further, applying tarte’s clean slate™ flawless 12-hr brightening primer with tarte’s the buffer™ airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush which helped spread the primer all over the face, evenly and fast. “This primer gives off a subtle sheen while delivering a blend of vitamins to the skin and holds makeup for hours,” said Roxy.

Roxy applied tarte’s Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation in fair-light honey with tarte’s airbuki bamboo powder foundation brush all over the face in circular motions to melt the makeup into Shailene’s skin. “I started at the center of her face and blended out to her jawline until it was seamless,” said Roxy. “This powder foundation does an excellent job at providing great coverage while leaving the complexion still looking natural with a velvet-like finish.”

“Since color was not a big part of this look, I wanted to do more with sculpting to bring out her beautiful features,” said Roxy. She played up the definition on Shailene’s gorgeous cheek bones with tarte’s Amazonian clay matte waterproof bronzer in park ave princess™. For this look Roxy applied the bronzer right under Shailene’s cheek bones and softly at her temples.

“Since glowing skin is always a priority to us, I applied Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation Illuminator down the bridge of her nose, around the outer corners and above her brows in a C shape manner,” said Roxy. Roxy used her fingers to get the right amount of product applied evenly and took a sponge over it to melt it perfectly into Shailene’s skin.

For the eyes, Roxy started by applying tarte’s clean slate™ 360º creaseless 12-hr smoothing eye primer. She wanted to sculpt the eyes in a monochromatic manner to keep it simple while still bringing out the best in Shailene’s gorgeous eyes. Roxy started by applying tarte’s Amazonian clay waterproof cream eyeshadow in shimmering bronze along the edges of her top and bottom lash lines. She diffused it softly with tarte’s undercover lover™ bamboo concealer brush, which allowed her to blend it softly but keep the strength of the color intact. Roxy then applied some nude-taupe shadows in the outer corners of Shailene’s eyes from tarte’s rainforest after dark limited-edition colored clay eye & cheek palette.

On Shailene’s eyebrows Roxy used tarte’s colored clay tinted brow gel in medium brown to give them a little more structure than usual and keep them in place. “This brow gel is awesome because the brush is so tiny it makes detailing the brows naturally very easy,” said Roxy.

“Shailene loves to apply her own mascara and swiped on 2 coats of tarte’s gifted™ Amazonian clay smart mascara to finish the look to her eyes,” said Roxy. “This mascara added a bit more drama to her eyes by lengthening and curling her lashes perfectly.”

On her lips Shailene applied tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in hope straight from the pen. “This muted down-plum rose color was a wonderful finish to Shailene’s monochromatic look because it fit with in the color family of her eye shadow and cheeks, but added a bit of feminine softness to her over all look.”

BTS Shailene Woodley tarte

LORAC V.I.P Sale!

LORAC Cosmetics has launched their V.I.P Sale – your backstage pass to exclusive savings!

The sale allows you to sneak behind the velvet rope to find your LORAC favorites at final sale prices including Back To Bronze Collection ($28, valued at $36), Breakthrough Performance Lipstick ($10, valued at $22), Lips with Benefits ($10, valued at $18) and so many more!

 

Check out the full list of V.I.P Sale products: http://www.loraccosmetics.com/vip-sale/

Spring Bling Platinum

LORAC SPRING BLING PLATINUM COLLECTION $20
This season, brighten up with LORAC’s Spring Bling Platinum Collection. Encased in a gunmetal ombre sequin bag, you’ll find our original velvety-smooth eye shadow formula in White Gold, Precious Metal, and Onyx, three shimmering shades perfect for day or night. Line your eyes with 3D Lustre/Liner in Pewter/Black Slate, a double-ended liquid liner you can wear individually or layer together for gorgeous eyes that get noticed. Finish your beautiful look with Cobra Mascara for the longest, thickest, and blackest lashes. Put some Bling in your Spring with LORAC.
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LORAC BACK TO BRONZE COLLECTION $28
Welcome back warmth with LORAC’s Back To Bronze Collection. This perfect Beach-Ready Bag contains everything you need to look bronze and beautiful this season: A double-ended 3D Lustre/Liner in Copper/Black Cherry makes your eyes sparkle and shine; Cobra Mascara, formulated with Keratin, Vitamin E and Panthenol, instantly creates super long, faux-looking lashes; TANtalizer® Baked Bronzer (travel-size) gives you a beautiful bronze glow; Alter Ego Cream Lipstick in Girl Next Door, infused with Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamin C & E, coats your lips in luscious, rich color and Lip Lustre Gloss in Peach Lustre completes your sun-kissed look with luminous, high-shine. Get Back to Bronze with LORAC!

 

 

afterGLO EYE SHADOW PALETTE

LORAC AFTERGLO EYE SHADOW PALETTE $18
Turn up the heat with LORAC’s afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette. This sleek and sexy palette contains 8 vibrant matte and shimmer shadows plus 2 over-sized neutral shadows, perfect for creating sizzling summer looks. Whether you’re headed to a pool party or a hot night on the town, LORAC’s afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette will give you endless color combinations to complement your summertime, sun-kissed glow!

 

Aquamarine Liner

LORAC PRO METALLIC CREAM EYELINER – AQUAMARINE $6
LORAC introduces PRO Metallic Cream Eyeliners for an all-in-one, easy-to-use eyeliner that lasts! This long-wearing, highly-pigmented cream eyeliner is infused with Vitamins E and C and comes complete with a custom PRO brush included in the cap for a clean, precise line every time, perect for the PRO on-the-go!

Check it out now and grab these before they are gone!


Travel Bag Must Haves from Jane Iredale

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For the summer months I am generally anywhere but home on the weekends. Whether I’m taking the kids to the beach, camping or swimming we are always on the go. One thing I have learned is a well packed travel bag is a must. Here are a few of my favorite jane iredale products that have been in my bag this summer.

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I was only introduced to powder sunscreens a few years ago but they are now a must have. If you are active in the summer or spend a lot of time out in the heat you know what how painful it is when you sweat and your sunblock runs in your eyes.

Ditch the pain and the burns with jane iredale powder-me dry sunscreen. This powder is super easy to apply with the attached puff. I love how easy it is to apply I find I get much better coverage than with liquid. I love that it doesn’t run in my eyes when I am sweating or out on the water. And the tinted color is great for evening out my complexion without the need for foundation. This is the only sunscreen my kids like on their face. Easy to apply without tears or fighting. Win!

jane iredale POWDER-ME SPF® DRY SUNSCREEN $45.50
the look translucent
the feel nourishing & soothing

Powder-Me SPF can be used on the body, face and scalp for a UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection.
Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and UVA P+++ protection that is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.
Contains titanium dioxide and a natural clay which is completely free of contaminants and atmospheric pollutants.
This ancient clay contains minerals that nourish and calm the skin.

jane iredale golden shimmer

This is such a great lotion for summer. The shimmer is subtle and doesn’t overwhelm and the tint makes my skin glow. I love using this for a warm night out on the town or after a day on the beach before we head to town for dinner. And its gentle enough I can use it on my face or body.

jane iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion $32.00
This divine formula is infused with minerals that capture, diffuse and soften light creating a subtle veil of shimmer designed to warm and smooth the complexion. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, so it is gentle enough to be used on the face or body. Wear it alone or pair it with your favorite makeup!

Our products use only the finest ingredients, in Golden Shimmer the glorious shimmer you get comes from diamond dust, a unique mineral pigment derived from mica. In order to keep your skin soft and cool elderflower and blackberry extracts were added to the formula. In addition, green and white tea extracts (antioxidants) were added to protect the skin from environmental damage.

jane iredale lip fixation

What girl doesn’t love a good gloss? What is better than two great products on one wand? . Lip Fixation is a stain on one side to get a great deep color that lasts. The other end of the tube is a  hydrating gloss that feels and looks amazing. The colors are vibrant and I love how they work together or alone.

jane iredale LIP FIXATION® (in Fascination) $30.00
the look softly saturated
the feel supple

Get double-beauty duty with two products in one. Each Lip Fixation boasts a lip stain and lip gloss in complementary colors.
Packed with botanicals, the stain actually soothes and pampers lips for comfortable, buildable coverage without feathering or drying. If you’re ready to commit to saturated, picture perfect color, cozy up to our irresistible shades.

jane iredale Dot the i makeup remover swabs

Waterproof eye makeup is a must for all the water based fun in summer. But the end result can be raccoon eyes without the right makeup remover. The issue of course is carrying all that product with you on a overnight trip. These jane iredale Dot The i makeup remover swabs have been a lifesaver this summer.

One quick snap and I have a great makeup remover that can remove the toughest waterproof product without rubbing and tugging my skin. I love how tiny these are, I can drop a few in my purse and travel bag to make sure I can clean up wherever I go.

jane iredale DOT THE i® MAKEUP REMOVER SWABS $11
the look clean
the feel nourishing

The new pouch, made from 98% Post Consumer Recycled Soda Bottles, holds 18 individually‐wrapped swabs.
Easy to use, pre-measured makeup remover swabs that leave absolutely no residue.
Ideal for home, travel or to throw in your purse.

You can learn more about jane iredale products and purchase online at www.janeiredale.com.

Disclosure: I was sent  complimentary samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.