Category Archives: Celebrity Beauty

Nicki Minaj and MAC Cosmetics Collaborate on Two New Lip Colors

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Anyone who loved the first lipstick that MAC Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj created, they are back and working together to release two new lipsticks in September.  While the first one was a pink shade, these two new lipsticks are going to be nude shades.

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Get the Look: Jaimie Alexander’s 2016 Golden Globes

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Jaimie Alexander stunned on the red carpet and as a presenter for the 2016 Golden Globes.  We are very lucky that Kiehl’s and IT Cosmetics, makeup artist Jeffrey Paul shared with us the products he used to create the beauty look.

“To compliment Jaimie’s luxurious and royalty status dress, I wanted to give her an elegant look with a touch of drama. Jaimie’s features are all stunning so it was hard to decide what should be the focal point but we went with her gorgeous eyes as they are the windows to the soul. I framed them and emphasized the light color with a little bit of drama so she could shine like the star she is on the carpet.”

SKIN:

“A bit of moisture was added first on Jaimie’s lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm.”

“Her skin was prepped and refined with Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing and Radiance Masque to quickly prime Jaimie’s skin in dry areas. I then began hydrating her skin with Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Essence Treatment, and then made her skin shine with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado under her eyes.”

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LIPS:

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Get the Look: Maisie Williams’ 2015 Emmy Awards

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Maisie Williams walked the 2015 Emmy’s Awards Red Carpet with a stunning  beauty look.  Thanks to Kiehl’s Since 1851 and makeup artist Kindra Mann, you can create the stunning skin and makeup look at home.

“I was totally inspired tonight by Maisie’s retro feeling pink dress. I loved that the color and texture gave it a vintage feel.  We wanted the makeup to feel that same way, but with a more modern twist.”

“To keep Maisie’s skin looking fresh all night I started off by pressing a few drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate onto her skin before applying a little of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for added moisture. I prepped the under eye area with a little of Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.

“For the makeup, I first applied a thin layer of Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream in Light all over, and then went in where I wanted a little more coverage with Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer in #5. I set the foundation using Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in #1.”

 “For the cheeks I wanted to give Maisie a nice sun-kissed glow, so I warmed up her skin using Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow.  I used the darker shade to contour and warm the skin, and just applied the shimmer to the cheek bones for added glow. And, using a stipple brush, I applied La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Rose Glow to the apples of the cheeks.”

“Maisie has incredible eyes, and I really wanted to play them up. We decided to take a traditional cat eye and give it a modern twist by using plummy purple shadows. Using the Dior 5 Couleurs Palette in Victoire,  I blended the purples together focusing the lighter shade on the brow bone and inner eye.  Next I appliedPur Minerals Eye Polish in Velvet to the outer corners, creating a cat eye effect.  I then finished the eye by curling the lashes and applying a few coats of Pur Minerals Big Look Mascara before adding a few Ardell individual lashes.

“For the lips we wanted a nice nude color that was a little softer than the pink in the dress.  I started off by applying Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 to hydrate the lips. I then added Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in #1 Pale Pink Nude to give it that perfect nude color.”

Get the Look: Carey Mulligan’s 2015 Met Gala

Photo by: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images Entertainment
(Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images Entertainment)

 

The stars shined on Monday night as they attended the “China:Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015.  We are so lucky that our friends at Kiehl’s and Makeup Artist Georgie Eisdell have shared how to get Carey Mulligan’s beauty look.  As she definitely was a knockout!

“Carey’s look for the Met Ball was all about enhancing her natural beauty. I wanted her skin to glow but then I wanted a little drama on her lips.”

“I first prepared Carey’s skin with Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, and then moisturized with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado for her eyes. Then I finished with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, I love this product so much. It’s the perfect base for makeup.”

“I then evened out her skin with Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream in Fair/ Light.”

“Then, I used Tom Ford’s Illuminating Highlight Pen to brighten underneath the eye, and then used Tom Ford’s Cheek Color in Frantic Pink on the apples of the cheek for a natural flush to the cheek and then a touch of Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Palette over the top for extra illumination.”

“I powdered really lightly, just on the high points of her face, with La Mer’s The Powder.”

“I enhanced Carey’s already perfect brows with Tom Ford’s Brow Sculptor in Taupe.”

“On Carey’s eyes, I left the lids bare of eye shadow. I just put a wash of translucent powder to even out the area, and then used Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cocoa Mirage in the crease of her eye, ever so lightly, to create a natural contour to the eye.”

“I finished the eye with YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in Black and then a few Ardell single lashes to create a fullness to her natural lashes, keeping them looking defined and spidery.”

“I finished off her look with Tom Ford’s Matte Lip in Velvet Cherry, my favorite lip color at the moment.”

 

Get the Look: Chrissy Teigen at 2015 MET GALA

Photo Credit: Jamie McCarthy from Getty Images)
Photo Credit: Jamie McCarthy from Getty Images)

Last night stars shined as they attended the “China:Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at hte Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015.  We are so lucky that our friends at Kiehl’s and Makeup Artist Mary Phillips have shared how to get Chrissy Teigen’s beauty look.  As she definitely was a knockout!

INSPIRATION

“The colors I used were very modern but the feel is like a present day, softened, Studio 54, Bianca Jagger look. You’ll see the hues that would be found in an orchid (which I posted on my Instagram) Plums, purples, violets, with some gold and bronzed infused as well. One of the biggest keys to brushing out colors, (and not just on the eyes, but the face and body as well) begins with the right skin care, and without that, everything else would be almost impossible. The products that we put on for prep allowed her do have a locked in, dewy complexion that seemed to just get even more hydrated the longer the ingredients were on. The texture was left silky, but not slippery, which will help make her makeup stay on throughout the night. She is truly radiant, I’m so happy with this look, and the products I got to use to create it!”

SKINCARE

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

Mary started by moisturizing Chrissy’s lips with Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1. This allowed lip color to adhere, and shine its truest color. “One of the smoothest and silkiest lip balms on the market, you can feel it sink in automatically upon application.”

She massaged Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream on for about 5 minutes to get the blood flowing to the surface of the face, help alleviate any puffiness and even out skin tone. “I also feel like it makes the ingredients react quicker, which gives you the skin you’re desiring before even putting on any makeup!”

To enhance and further perfect the skin, Mary layered Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector. It acted as a primer and sealed in all of the moisture. “It acts as a primer and does a great job at sealing in all of the moisture and photoshopping out any final areas that would be later perfected with makeup, but, it’s Chrissy, and she needs almost nothing. So on someone this pretty, it’s just a bonus!”

She finished the skincare application by adding Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate in areas where she wanted an extra glow – the bridge of the nose, temples, tops of the cheeks, and in the cupid’s bow above the lip. It plumped and added shine to the skin – perfect for picking up extra light in front of cameras.  It plumps and adds a great shine to the skin that will look great in front of the cameras and pick up extra light.”

FACE:

Giorgio Armani Master Corrector Concealer in #2 (Orange)

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #8

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #2 and #3

Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric Sheer Bronzer in #200

Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Blush in #502 (Skin) and #503 (Daybreak)

TECHNIQUE:

Mary started Chrissy’s makeup by color correcting key areas with Master Corrector. She added a sheer layer of Luminous Silk – just enough to let a natural glow shine through. Her goal was the let Chrissy’s skin breath and be comfortable while adding a flawless glow. She added Fluid Sheer in #2 – a lighter, shimmery bronze – and #3 – a true bronze that gives an invisible depth to the skin that looks very natural. Mary used the Sun Fabric Sheer Bronzer as a final dust over to take care of any extra shine. She used 2 different cheek colors because a natural flush is not all one shade. #502 and #503 blended seamlessly together to make a soft salmon color which is universally flattering.

EYES:

Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil in #3

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #9 (Cold Copper), #10 (Senso), #11 (Rose Ashes) and #12 (Gold Ashes)

Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara in #1 (black)

Lancôme Le Curler Eyelash Curler

TECHNIQUE:

For Chrissy’s brows, Mary first brushed them, and then applied the pencil lightly. She prefers to use a lighter shade so she can control the color. To achieve a stronger and darker bridge, she added more pressure as she applied.

To achieve the desired watercolor effect, she used Eye Tints – making Chrissy’s eyes pop without being overbearing or heavy. She curled her lashes (first heating the eyelash curler with a blow dryer to double the volume) and added flare, volume and bold color with Black Ecstasy mascara,

LIPS:

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in #513

TECHNIQUE:

Mary used a fuchsia color, reapplying and blotting to get the layer of color she wanted without the thickness and heaviness. The color played off Chrissy’s eyes, cheeks and the flower in her hair. She applied with a lip brush for extra precision.

Get the Look: Rashida Jones at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
 Last nigh at the 87th Academy Awards, Rashida Jones looked stunning at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  Learn how to get the Look with TEMPTU and celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg,

Jamie said: “It’s all about the beautiful, dewy skin with a pop of color on the cheeks and lip.” We couldn’t be more in love with it, as it was the perfect compliment to her gorgeous Andrew Gn gown. Jamie shared her step-by-step beauty regime and inspiration for the red carpet night.

First I prepped Rashida’s skin with Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre and TEMPTU BASE Smooth & Matte Primer, the TEMPTU Concealer Wheel and under her eyes with Embryolisse Radiant Eye.

Next I used TEMPTU AIRpod Foundation in Honey to create a flawless, dewy look. I highlighted her skin with a mix of the TEMPTU AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne and a little bit of Gold. I applied the TEMPTU AIRpod Blush in Peony Pink on the cheeks.

On the eyes, I used Colour Pop eye shadow in Mittens as a base on the eyes, with Jouer in Bordeaux over it. I applied MAC eye shadow in Carbon on the corners.

On Rashida’s brows, I used Ardell Brow in Dark Brown, and Ardell Double Flare Eyelashes in short and medium on the ends.

I finished off the look with TEMPTU Color True Lipstick in  Rose Velveteen on Rashida’s lips. A final touch of Pink Hype was added at the end for a little extra pop!

GET JESSICA CHASTAIN’S OSCAR 2015 BEAUTY LOOK

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jessica Chastain‘s skin and makeup looked amazing at the 87th Academy Awards.  I am so lucky to be able to share with you the products and how to get the look that makeup artist Kristofer Buckle created for the evening.

“Before we began, I applied a layer of Kiehl’s Creme De Corps to make sure Jessica’s arms, legs, and décolletage were as flawless as her face.  Applying the lotion first gave it plenty of time to absorb.”

“All makeup application needs a great base, so I prepped Jessica’s skin with Kiehl’s Hydro Plumping Re-texturizing Serum.  It works wonders as a primer and is extremely moisturizing.  I then added a thin layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, and applied Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado around her eyes.  This was followed by Kiehl’s BB Cream in Light – Jessica is very fair, so it’s crucial to have both the right amount of coverage and SPF 50 all in one product.”

“I then used my Kristofer Buckle Always Flawless Day to Night Palette and YSL Couture Variation Palette to create a soft brown winged eye.  By using shadow, I was able to create a softer look than liquid liner. YSL Volume Waterproof Mascara was applied to add drama to her eyes.  To finish the look, I used Kristofer Buckle Absolute Nude Lip Crayon in Nude Subdued over Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 for a clean, sophisticated lip.”

BODY:

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

SKIN:
Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado

Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream with SPF 50 PA+++  in Light

EYES:
Kristofer Buckle Always Flawless Day to Night Palette

YSL Couture Variation Palette

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof

LIPS:
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

Kristofer Buckle Absolute Nude Lip Crayon in Nude Subdued

MAC VIVA GLAM 2015 Spokesperson: Miley Cyrus

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM!  Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make some noise as the iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson.

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VIVA GLAM started when MAC Founders Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan in 1994 and the MAC artists banded together to create the MAC AIDS Fund.  The red VIVA GLAM lipstick was created and was the first lipstick created to 100% raise money for HIV/AIDS.  From the first spokesperson RuPaul to KD Lang, Mary J Blige, Lil’ Kim, Mary J Blige, Sir Elton John, Shirley Manson,  Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Eve,  Fergie, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin and now Miley Cyrus each celebrity has created a signature color to represent MAC.

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VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass (Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick ($16.00 USD) is a hot pink hue in MAC’s iconic lipstick formula.  The limited edition lipstick features Miley’s signature.

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Tinted Lipglass ($15.00 USD) is a hot pink hue with sparkling pearl shimmer in MAC’s much-loved lipglass formula.

Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

VIVA Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick and lipglass are available at MAC Cosmetic counters and online.

Get Emily Blunt’s Golden Globe 2015 Beauty Look

(Photo Credit:  Jason Merritt for Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt for Getty Images)

The 2015 72nd Annual Golden Globe’s took place last night in Los Angeles.  I have the distinct pleasure of getting all of the beauty details of one of the hottest nominees; Emily Blunt.  Makeup Artist Jenn Streicher for Kiehl’s and Dior Beauty tells us how she created the look.

“Emily is wearing a gorgeous white Michael Kors dress with to-die-for jewels by Lorraine Schwartz – both the dress and jewels were custom made just for Emily. I can’t remember the last time Emily wore white on the red carpet! Because she just returned from a sunny get-away, her skin was perfectly bronzed for a white gown. And because we decided to have her hair loosely back I wanted her makeup to be soft and ethereal and just a pop of color on the lips to bring out the jewels.

“The first and most important step is prepping the skin. I started with Kiehls’ Ultra Facial Cream and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. And because I knew Emily would wear a matte lip, I slathered her lips in the Kiehls Lip Balm #1. I then started on Emily’s eye makeup so her skin treatments could properly absorb.”

“For her eyes, I dabbed on Dior’s Backstage Eye Prime over the entire lid and then mixed 2 of the lightest shades of Dior’s eye palette “Cuir Cannage” #796 over the lid. I also mixed two of the darker shades of the same palette in her crease, concentrating on the outside corners and a bit on the lower lash line. I also brushed a bit of her blush (Cocktail Peach #553) on her lids. I dabbed on Dior’s long wearing cream shadow in Chimere over the entire lid to give it a little shimmer. And, of course, tons of Dior Show Mascara.

“Before I started on the foundation, I used a bit of the Kiehls Micro-Blur Skin Perfector in the T-zone and then applied the Diorskin Star makeup followed by the Diorskin Star brightening concealer to cover any little imperfections or redness.”

“And then, for my favorite part of the look, Dior lipstick #169 Grege with just a bit of the new Rouge Dior Lipshine in #808 over the top. Emily told me it might be her favorite look I’ve ever done on her!”

SKIN:
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado

Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

COMPLEXION:
Diorskin Star Concealer in #001
Diorskin Star Foundation in Light Beige #020
Diorblush Vibrant Color Powder Blush in Cocktail Peach #553
Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Matte Amber #002

EYES:
Dior Backstage Eye Prime
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Cuir Cannage #796
Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Chimere #821
Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black #090

LIPS:
Rouge Dior Lipstick in Grege 1947 #169
NEW Rouge Dior Brillant Lipshine in Victoire #808 (New launch available on Dior.com March 1st)

Make Up For Ever Introduces New Fifty Shades of Grey Collection

50 shadesBeauty Brand Make Up For Ever is unlocking the makeup secrets from the hottest movie of 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey!

The limited edition makeup collection includes smudge proof liners, lip glosses, blush, eye shadows and liners.  While the names of each set are suggestive and tie in well with the film, the colors are perfect for every day.  As a bonus, the makeup line is including beauty advice from the movies makeup artist Victoria Down with tips in the packaging and online tutorials on how to get your makeup to look like that in the film and use the products to their full potential.

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(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)

Give In To Me Makeup Kit: $79.00 USD

  • Artist Shadow palette in I-514, ME-612, S-556, I-625
  • Graphic eyeliner
  • Smoky Extravagent mascara
  • Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N4
  • Lab Shine lip gloss in D14
  • packaged in keepsake box

Tease Me Lip Set: $32.00 USD

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(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)

Innocent Nude Trio:

  • Aqua Lip pencil in Medium Natural Beige 3C
  • Aqua Rouge lipsitck in 3 Medium Natural Beige, Clear
  • Lab Shine lip gloss in D16 Shimmering Beige
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(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)

Passionate Berry Lip Trio:

  • Aqua Lip pencil in Matte Raspberry 10C
  • Aqua Rouge lipsitck in Limited Edition Shade 50, Clear
  • Lab Shine lip gloss in D4 Shimmering Grenadine
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(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)

Desire Me Cheek Set: $49.00 USD

  • Artist Shadow Blush in I-526, I-808, S-748
  • Travel Precision blush brush in 150
  • Exclusive keepsake pouch

The limited edition collection is exclusively in Sephora stores and at Sephora.com.