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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.

Review of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

(Photo Credit: Younique)
(Photo Credit: Younique)

Many women will agree that they were not blessed with amazing lashes. Thus begins the quest for finding a mascara that can give you the length, fullness and gorgeous lashes. There are a ton of mascara’s on the market, however, I have found that finding a great one that combines both length, fullness and does not smudge is not an easy task. My clients ask me all the time if there is an alternative to wear false eyelashes so I know I am not alone in my search.

I recently have been hearing the name Younique from many and hearing about there Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. The three step process uses the Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers, to help create the appearance of thickness and volume to your existing lashes. I was fortunate to be given a set of the Moodstruck to test out on my lashes. The pair of wands are packaged in a gorgeous case which makes it easy to keep the two products together in your makeup bag, as one can not be used without the other. First you apply the Transplanting Gel which is dark in color and will remind you of a mascara, in texture. Apply the gel to the top of the lashes and then underneath so as to keep your lashes curled. Next apply the natural fibers to the lashes, which must be done immediately after the gel so that the fibers will stick. Once both eyes have the two steps applied to them it is time for the third and final step, which is actually going over the lashes with the Transplanting Gel. By doing the third step it will set the fibers into place and maintain the gorgeous length and volume. It may take one or two times of applying to get the technique in application down, while it is easy, it is different than using regular mascara.

So, is it worth it? YES! The difference that the 3D Fiber Lashes make to your own lashes is very easy to see, it really does everything. It will give you the look of false eyelashes without the glue and hassle. It is very noticeable without having to use a mirror to see it and if you were taking photographs, your eyes will pop. The 3D Fiber Lashes do come off with makeup remover and are in fact water resistant so you can wear them out in the humidity or cry and they will not smudge.

The set is $29 USD and will last you three months, which is about the time that you should replace mascara in your makeup bag as to keep your products clean and bacteria free. The bottles are generous in size and product so I am sure that it will last and keep giving you those amazing lashes that you have always wanted but were not born with.

* I received the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes to test. My opinions expressed in this post are my own. *

OCC Fragmented Alice Lip Tar

ImageObsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a brand that I found several years ago and since then they have blown up and create some amazing products and shades.  The cruelty-free vegan line has rich pigments, incredible staying power and can create both beauty and editorial looks.

There award winning lip tar has become a huge hit, Lip Tar is a hybrid of a lipstick and a lip gloss, the pigment is so saturated that a little goes a long way.  I promise this is one where you really want to apply with a light hand. 

To my surprise I was very interested when I learned that OCC was releasing a new color Lip Tar and it would make its debut at San Diego Comic Con.  Luckily San Diego is my home town so I sent my brother on the mission to acquire the Tar before it hit the shelves.  Why did I go nuts for this?? 

“Fragmented Alice” Lip Tar is a take On Alice in Wonderland.  Symbolist painter Gail Potocki, helped create the color, Inspired by Potocki’s uniquely macabre take on the Alice in Wonderland mythology.  The color is a metallic green, hints of gold and something that is fresh and new.  OCC describes the color as “acid-green, gold laced metallic”.  Packaged with an applicator for $14 USD.

Keeping true with the formula of Lip Tar it is glossy and has a shimmery effect.  Yes the color is definitely green and does have a gold sheen in it.  If you are not sure that you are ready to rock such a strong color, it looks very cool on top of a neutral pink shade and gives your lips a reason for a second glance.  However, if you are not inspired by the color then look into all of the Lip Tar shades and pick a fun one that you would love.

OCC will be conjuring up a limited edition collection full of curious colors inspired by the world of ‘Fragmented Alice’. 

MAC Cosmetics Releasing Marilyn Monroe Limited Edition Collection

Photo Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Where Old Hollywood meets new beauty.   MAC Cosmetics will be releasing  its brand new holiday limited edition Collection: Marilyn Monroe.  The 30 piece collection “channel’s the legend’s luster and sex appeal in a colour collection distinctively Marilyn”.  The collection will make it easy for anyone to create the icon’s cat eye, as well as the perfect red pout as MAC has created 4 different shades of red so that anyone can achieve the look.  The makeup line is up to MAC standards and if you are a MAC fan then you will love the color pigments and the wear of the line.  However, even if you are not a fan of the makeup the packaging alone is fabulous.  The packaging  features imagery from The Black Sitting.

Photo Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Large Eyeshadow – $21.00

  • How to Marry Soft White (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Preferred Blonde Pale Champagne Beige (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Silver Screen True Silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Showgirl Dark Blue Grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Lipstick – $16.50

  • Pure Zen Frosted Warm Nude (Cremesheen)
  • Scarlett Ibis Bright Orange Red (Matte)
  • Love Goddess Mid-tone Pink Red (Satin)
  • Charmed I’m Sure Dark True Red (Matte)
  • Deeply Adored Deep Scarlet (Matte)

Dazzleglass – $21.50

  • Phiff! Sheer Yellow Peach (Frost)
  • Little Rock Soft Sheer White with Pearl (Frost)

False Lashes Mascara – $20.00

  • Extreme Black Black

Brow Finisher – $15.00

  • Clear Clear

Eye Kohl – $15.00

  • Fascinating Intense Matte White
  • Smolder Intense Black

Penultimate Eyeliner – $18.50

  • Rapidblack True Black

Penultimate Brow Marker – $18.50

Lashes – $16.00

  • 35 Lash

Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Legendary Pale Soft Coral (Satin)
  • The Perfect Cheek Neutral Pink Beige (Matte)

Beauty Powder – $28.00

  • Forever Marilyn Sheer Pale Peach Highlighter

Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Rich, Rich, Rich Glittery Gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich Deep Retro Wine (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Stage Red Dark Berry Red (Cream)
  • Flaming Rose True Red (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Kid Orange Coral (Cream)

 

The Marilyn Monroe limited edition collection will be available online starting September 27th and at all MAC boutiques starting October 4th.  And like any good collection, once it is sold out it will be gone.