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Get The Look: Amy Poehler’s SAG Awards Beauty Look

Celebrity makeup artist to the stars, Brett Freedman, created Amy Poehler’s sultry beauty look before walking the red carpet at the SAG awards last night. Brett mixed warm and cool tones on her eyes and created a pale pink lip to soften the look. “A vivid eye and pink lip struck the perfect balance to her plunging midnight blue Jenny Packham dress,” said Brett.

 

Eyes
1. Apply a taupe shadow, like MAC Wedge, to the bottom lash line and crease. Next, deepen the ends with a plum shadow to add definition

2. Dust a shimmering silver shadow, like MAC Idol Eyes, on the lids with a damp brush

3. Smudge Elizabeth Arden pencil in Black Violet along the upper lash line

4. Lastly, make eyes pop by running two coats of black mascara through upper and lower lashes

Brows
1. Stroke the lighter shade of the Brett Brow Duo-Shade Pencil behind existing hairs and the deeper shade to fill in sparse areas and define the tail

2. Next, apply a golden eye shadow, like MAC Gold Mine, with a damp fantail brush to lighten brows

3. Finally, set the arch by brushing Brett Brow Arch-Control Gel upwards through the brow

Lips
1. Sweeten up the smoky eye by applying a cool pink tone like Chanel #357 across lips

Brett Freedman Beauty is available at BrettFreedman.com.

Go for the Gold this Year!

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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Rio de Rose Gold
About : This refreshing, pigment-packed liquid shadow makes eyes look and feel more hydrated. It’s shimmery pink gold pigment complements all eye colors!
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: Sephora and Sephora.com

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Molton Brown Oud Accord & Gold Body Wash
What it is: A luxurious bath and body wash blended with rich gold accord and flakes of real gold.
Price: 33.00
Where to buy: Molton Brown Stores and MoltonBrown.com

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Just the tub looks luxurious and the shampoo doesn’t disappoint.  The amber oil smells divine and this leaves my hair so incredibly silky and smooth.

Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo
About: This restorative and color-protective shampoo gives you the sexy, full, shiny-smooth hair of your dreams!
Price: 50.00
Where to buy: PhilipB.com

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You can see from my swatch below two coats gives really great coverage with Lauren B beauty polish. I love how easy this polish is to apply. I usually make a mess of my nail beds applying polish but this went on without much hassle. It dried quick and solid, I had it on for 4 days before I decided to change colors up and not even a chip.

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Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in Where’s my Oscar
About: This 5 free, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. A gilded glow that looks warm and elegant, not frosty. And its classic finish makes it unusually appealing on both pale and dark skin.
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: LaurenBBeauty.com

 

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

LORAC Cosmetics: Spring 2015 Collection

LORAC Cosmetics has unveiled their 2015 Spring Collection! I am not sure what I love most in this new collection but the Unzipped Gold Palette and Dazzling Dozen are calling my name loud and clear!

 

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Unzipped Gold Palette ($42) – a sequel to the best-selling Unzipped Palette, GOLD is filled with 10 highly pigmented, ultra-rich shimmer and matte shadows for natural, head-turning looks

 

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POREfection Concealer ($24) – the newest extension to LORAC’s iconic skincare category, this oil-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free concealer is infused with anti-aging antioxidants for a healthy, youthful and radiant complexion

 

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POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder ($33) – get a flawless, smooth and matte finish with our popular, paraben-free powder, now available in three new shades

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Pocket PRO 2 Palette ($15) – this travel-friendly PRO artistry palette includes 1 shimmer and 2 matte eye shadows from the cult-favorite PRO Palette 2, so you can keep your eyes looking glamorous on-the-go

 

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Unzipped Cheek Palette & Alter Ego Lipstick Set (Ulta Exclusive) ($30) – a super-sexy pearlized palette with 2 matte and 2 shimmer blushes as well as an ultra-pigmented lipstick for the best natural flush

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Alter Ego Lipstick Collection (Kohl’s Exclusive) ($35) – this limited-editon collection comes in 5 gorgeous shades to create any look you covet

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Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection (Ulta Exclusive) ($39) – get stunning eyes with this extensive eye shadow collection that contains 12 individual shadows in LORAC’s silky-smith and long-lasting PRO eye formula.

 

The series launched January 15th, 2015 and will be available for purchase at www.loraccosmetics.com.


Get The Look: Lorde at the 2015 Golden Globes in Kat Von D Beauty

WHO: Lorde, Golden Globe Nominee for Best Original Song (“Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I)

MAKEUP BY: Amber D for Kat Von D Beauty

INSPIRATION: “We really wanted to play with a look that was strong and powerful but that felt classic. The Golden Globes is such a glamorous event so it was key to look chic but to also stick to Lorde’s sharp edgy style. I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA last week and was awestruck and inspired by a breathtaking painting from Mark Rothko that had washes of orange and red juxtaposed next to dirty greys, which made me feel like it might be time to revisit a more orange based lip this awards season.” – Amber D for Kat Von D Beauty

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “Lorde is fearless and never afraid to try new looks so we wanted to try a look that was classic but that also felt new. To start, we created a luminous base using the Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer ($32) and blended it with a moisturizer for maximum hydration and luminosity. A tiny amount of Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ($34) was buffed over the face using Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 ($32) and was delicately perfected using Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer ($25) with Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 ($24) to ensure a flawless complexion. To finish off the face, we added a sheer flush and slight contour and highlight, as we wanted to keep the main focus on the eyes and lips. For the eyes, we set brows with a clear gel and applied washes of neutral color of the Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette ($46) by swiping shimmer shadows across the lid and then sculpting the corners with matte shades. We added a striking accent to the eye with an unexpected bronze liner using Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Hyde ($20) to make the eyes sparkle and then finished off with a few false lashes and gentle coats of Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara ($20). And for the lips, we made them pop with a mix of lip balm and Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess ($21), a gorgeous matte hot orange red.”

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PRODUCTS: Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer ($32), Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ($34), Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer ($25), Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette ($46), Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Hyde ($20), Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara ($20), Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess ($21), Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 ($32), Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 ($24)