Tag Archives: DC makeup artists

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 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)

Stila Convertible Color Palette & Nouveau Natural Palette

Stila has just released two limited edition collections perfect for Spring looks!

(Photo Credit: Stila)
(Photo Credit: Stila)

Convertible Color Palette: $49.00 USD

Long-loved be beauty editors for their petal-soft textures and dewy finishes, each of these 12 shades is inspired by a flower.  Stila’s lip and blush palette proves to create an irresistible look.  Creamy and non-greasy, each sheer tine leaves a natural glow to the cheeks while the lips get a burst of fresh, radiant color.  This palette is encased in a portable, mini-mirrored-compact for seamless touch ups on the go.

  • Lillium
  • Magnolia
  • Tulip
  • Camellia
  • Peony
  • Rose
  • Gladiola
  • Peach Blossom
  • Hibiscus
  • Gerbera
  • Petunia
  • Fuchsia

(Photo Credit: Stila)
(Photo Credit: Stila)

Nouveau Natural Eye Shadow Palette: $49.00 USD

Bring out eyes with a touch of natural-looking color.  Curated by Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry, Sarah Lucero, this palette is influenced by backstage beauty, and these 12 warm shades were selected to create a natural and radiant glow.

  • Kitten
  • Dune
  • Instinct
  • Wind
  • Individual
  • Desire
  • Wit
  • Jezebel
  • Understanding
  • Coco
  • Gilded Gold
  • Java

The  Convertible Color Palette and the Nouveau Natural Eye Shadow Palette are exclusively at Sephora.

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.

(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)
(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

(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)
(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

(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)
(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

(Photo Credit: Make Up For Ever)
(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.

Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection

Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection (Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown)
Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection (Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown)

Bobbi Brown has released a limited edition lip gloss set; Pretty Pink Ribbon Gloss Collection.  The lipgloss for a cause is a four pack of some of the most popular pink lipglosses made: Pretty Pink Sheer Lip Gloss, Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Bright Lilac Lip Gloss and Soiree Pink Shimmer Lip Gloss.

For every Pretty Pink Ribbon Gloss Collection set sold Bobbi Brown will donate $12 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer.  Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has invested more than half a billion dollars in lifesaving research and will continue to do so until a cure has been found.

The Pretty Pink Ribbon Gloss collection retails for $60 and can be found online and at Bobbi Brown counters.

Too Faced 2014 Limited Edition Holiday Collection

Too Faced has released their limited edition 2014 Holiday Collection: What Pretty Girls Are Made Of. The holiday collection features many of their best sellers packaged together perfect to take on the go and beautifully designed to make the perfect gift for yourself or to give.

(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses: $34 USD

Our delicious little palette of our full-face wearable favorites fulfills every last beauty wish. Create decadent eye looks with three antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder infused shadows from our best-selling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, our matte Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and our luminous Snow Bunny Bronzer for a fresh glow. Finish the look with a pink glossy pout.

  • White Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
  • Haute Chocoalet Eyeshadow
  • Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer
  • La Crème Lip Gloss in Naked Dolly

(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

La Belle Carousel: $49 USD

This beautiful carousel of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers and our best-selling Better Than Sex Mascara is created from six individual sections that split apart to create on-the-go looks or can be separately gifted to everyone on your list. Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino carefully curated the palette, each offering a different way to own your holiday look.

  • 3 Eye Shadow Palettes with a total of 12 shades
  • 2 Blush & Bronzer Palettes that include best-selling Chocolate Soleil Bronzer ans Who’s Your Poppy Blush
  • Better Than Sex Mascara

(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

Under the Mistletoe: $28 USD

Get ready to pucker up under the mistletoe and drench your lips in three shimmer versions of our best-selling Naked Dolly, Marshmallow Bunny and Spice Spice Baby La Crème Color Drenched Lip Creams. Indulge your pout with the luscious, moisturizing formula and pigment-rich, one-swipe color of these exclusive shades. The three sparkling La Cremes come in a pretty to-go glitter bag, just-the-right-size to slip in your Christmas clutch.

  • Naked Dolly
  • Marshmallow Bunny
  • Spice Spice Baby

(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

Melted Kisses: $25 USD

Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino had never seen lipstick more beautiful, intense, rich and glossy than when it’s in its melted form in the cosmetic labs. With this inspiration, we created a lipstick liquified so it doesn’t lose its pigment or shine while keeping a comfortable, flexible and cushiony wear. This holiday season, indulge your lips with four clutch-sized tubes of Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, our stunning new innovation in lip color. Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick gives the high shine of a gloss, the lasting power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one longwear formula. It’s the perfect party companion for mistletoe action.

  • Melted Nude
  • Melted Peony
  • Melted Berry
  • Melted Fuschsia

Smashbox Limited Edition BCA Be Legendary Lip Gloss

(Photo Credit: Smashbox)
(Photo Credit: Smashbox)

Smashbox‘s latest campaign “Giving is Gorgeous!” will be donating $5 from your purchase of the limited edition shade of their Be Legendary Lip Gloss. The proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime.

The lip gloss is not only a gorgeous shade of pink, but the gloss is a vibrant shade with a glassy finish perfect to finish off a beauty look. The lip gloss can also be added to the center of your lip to create a plumper lip.

BCA Be Legendary is a limited edition product and is $20 USD, which can be found online.

Birchbox Subscription: A Surprise Every Month

(Photo Credit: Birchbox)
(Photo Credit: Birchbox)

Anyone that knows me is aware that I LOVE testing out new products, and playing with color stories and ideas.  Which is why I could not say no when I learned about Birchbox.  Every month it is a little treasure in the mail, I feel like it is my birthday!  Each box contains 4-5 products that are customized based on a questionnaire you answer.  The products are high end names you will recognize, Benefit, Oribe, Elizabeth Arden, Smashbox, SuperGoop!, Beauty Protector and many many more.  There are also samples of up and coming products as well.  I have tested out and fell in love with nail polishes, hair products, beauty products and when I found Supergoop!  I started buying products for my whole family.

The Boxes are $10 a month and if fall in love with a product you can go to Birchbox shop and get a full size sent to you.  As a member you earn points on boxes, reviews and products, which can be redeemed for products.  A win-win!

Did I mention they also have a men’s subscription box, for $20 a month.  Perfect for a gift!

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. *

MAC Cosmetics Marge Simpson Limited Edition Collection

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

If you ever wondered what Marge Simpson‘s beauty bag looked like then this new MAC Cosmetics collection is perfect for you. MAC Cosmetics is celebrating The Simpsons 25th anniversary by creating a 10 item collection in honor of the famous cartoon mom. The collection is a playful line that gives some fun colorful ideas to add into your kit. The 10 items include: two 4 piece eyeshadow palettes, blush, lipglass and false lashes. The colors are in shades of pink, purple, black and of course blue like her famous beehive hair with names like: Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy, Nacho Cheese Explosion and That Trillion Dollar Look. The packaging alone is worth showcasing the items in your beauty bag.

While you may not want to have a complete Marge makeover, one suggestion would be to add one of the fun colors to your look for a pop of fun color. As well as using a Marge Simpson lipglass shade on top of your neutral lip pencil to create a new color.

Those that attended Comic-Con in San Diego this past were the first to preview the makeup line before it hits the stores. The lines outside the MAC store were wrapped around the block, proving that this iconic character may not be Marilyn Monroe, or Barbie, but she has a huge following all her own. The attendees also were able to get Marge makeovers and see the Marge models, come to life as their favorite animated character.

The Marge Simpson makeup collection is available online on and in stores on September 4. It is a limited edition collection and will sell out fast both online and in stores.