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Get Selita Ebanks Red Carpet Look

  Model Selita Ebanks rocked the red carpet at the Cirque de Soleil opening of “Zarkana” in New York.  Celebrity Hairstylist to the stars Ricardo Rojas styled the Models tresses in a sleek and chic hairdo.  We were lucky enough to get the tips on how to create this look on  your own and be red carpet ready for all your events.

 

How to Style:

  1. Apply a pea size amount of KeSari Indian Oil Hair Serum on the ends of slightly damp hair to keep your hair frizz free.
  2. Blow dry hair with a medium-sized round brush
  3. Once hair is dry, define a dramatic side part starting at the front of the forehead and smooth hair down.
  4. Once hair is completely slick, finish the look by applying the KeSARI Indian Oil Hair Serum throughout the hair for all-night shine and manageability.

How To Achieve A Hot Summer Makeup Look

(Photo Credit: She Knows)

With this summer’s record-breaking heat and humidity at an all-time high, what is a girl to do to keep her makeup from melting away? Here are some tips to achieve a hot summer look that is gorgeous, fashionable and sure to be a hit at the summer parties.

1. Start with a primer both for your eyes and your face.  There are some great products out there, one of my favorites is the Smashbox Anti-Shine Primer. It mattes your skin and then helps your foundation stick.

2. Next I apply eye makeup, before foundation.  To get a great smokey eye try using Lorac’s 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils. The color is fantastic and they go on smooth and don’t budge so your smokey eye stays smokey.  And it has a smudger on the end, to give you a little smoke in the corner.  For shadow try Make Up Forever’s Aqua Cream. It goes on creamy, dries into a powder that is waterproof and does not crease.

(Photo Credit: Make Up Forever)

3. When it comes to foundation for a hot summer look, less is more.  Think about using a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation. However, you will need to find one that still has strong coverage for even skin tone and longevity.  My personal pick is Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizers.  They are thin enough to feel light, but thick enough to look like foundation in pictures.

4. Instead of blush, I go with a bronzer to get the sun kissed look that reminds me of summer.  Add it to all the places the sun naturally hits your face: forehead, cheeks, bridge of nose and chin.  use a light touch and if needed you can add more than one layer.

5. Lips is a matter of taste, however, with a great smokey eye, I go light on the lips so as not to look overly done.  One option is to use a waterproof lip pencil, so that you are not constantly reapplying at the party.  A great option is Make Up Forever Aqua Lip Pencil, which you can color the entire lip with and add a touch of color without the hastle.

6. Finish the look off with MAC Fix +, it is a great spray and will set your makeup.

Stay cool and beautiful!

August 2011 Cover Of Vogue: How to Get Sarah Jessica Parker’s Makeup Look

 

(Photo Credit: Vogue.com)

If you are like me, then the cover a magazine is all about the look that the model is wearing.  I also always look to Vogue magazine for the season’s next look and then look to the makeup to see what is trending and how to get the cover look.

Sarah Jessica Parker is the American Vogue August 2011 Cover Girl.  Her look is classic both in clothing and makeup: flawless skin, a heavily lined eye and a natural pink lip.

Here is how to get SJP’s look for yourself.

1) Start with prepping your skin with a great moisturizer and a primer.

2) All about the eyes.  First what sets her eyes off is the well shaped and shaded brow.  Use a brow brush to shape and then a brow pencil or powder to define the brow.  Pick a light neutral shade of shadow and apply below the brow.  The eyeshadow on the lid that was used is ExpertWear Eyeshadow in Night Sky by Maybelline, which is a shimmery dark shadow.  However, you could use a chocolate brown to get the same effect and use a light hand on application as the lid is not heavily shadowed.  Line both the upper and lower with a black.  In the picture, the makeup artist used Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx.  Mascara is an important feature and use the darkest black you can find.

3) Sarah Jessica Parker’s skin looks flawless and a great way to get yours to look the same is to choose a matte foundation.   To get the great shimmer that is seen in the photo use a product like MAKE UP FOR EVER Uplight. It is a silky gel that reflects and diffuses light to give you a natural but radiant skin.  I mix this with the foundation so that the skin looks flawless and a great finish.

4) As for cheek color with this look go very light both in color and application.  It is really gong to be more to contour fabulous cheekbones. In this photo no cheek color was used, just foundation and lighting.  However, you can add a little if you would like to add some glow to your skin.

5) Her lips are in a lip color shade that is very close to her natural shade with a light pink color.  If you want to amp this color add a lip liner in a brown to add a little bit more color.