Taylor Swift has been on a roll lately, donning an assemblage of chic, sophisticated red-carpet looks. One style that really took her to the next level was a bronze smoky eye, which she wore to the recent People's Choice Awards. It's a palette to turn to if you're afraid traditional blacks or greys might be too harsh. We take you step-by-step on how to achieve this look in today's beauty how-to.
Jennifer Lawrence has her cool-girl look down, and her makeup at the People's Choice Awards was no exception. Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey's goal was to play up Jennifer's striking blue eyes in a way that was sophisticated but still playful. Smouldering, smoky eyes were perfectly offset by punchy peach lipstick.
Jillian started by swiping on Giorgio Armani's Maestro Liquid Eyeliner ($45) for a sexy, winged-out cat eye. She then blended grey and champagne hues over Jennifer's lids, finishing the eyes with several coats of Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara ($52). Baby-pink lipstick and a pop of Hourglass Sheer Cheek Stain in Peachy Pink pulled the look together. The result was an updated Bardot silhouette, ideal for a modern-day beauty icon like Jennifer.
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Having a fresh face doesn't mean that you have to leave off the lipstick. Bold, brilliant lip colours were all over the runways at shows like Jason Wu, Christian Dior, and Anna Sui. In this video, David Hernandez, Pro Educator for Make Up For Ever, shows us what it takes to create a clean, on-trend look with a pop of colour.
Fizz. Pop. Clink. That's the sound of 2013 approaching — time to put on your sparkliest dress, let your hair down, and get ready to ring in the new year. MAC's Director of Creative Artistry Gregory Arlt came by our studio in Los Angeles to show how you can pair glittery eyes with a red lip and not look over-the-top. Watch the step-by-step tutorial in today's Beauty How-To. On Kirbie: Baublebar earrings and Nicole Miller Dress.
Keira Knightley was a vision of classic beauty at the premiere of Anna Karenina late last week. The actress's hair was styled in a sleek side part, which complemented her full brows and bold red lipstick. But it was her full, lush lashes that garnered the most attention, proving that defined bottom eyelashes are still on trend. "We wanted the look to be classic and beautiful," said Chanel celebrity makeup artist Katie Lee.
To achieve the eye look, Lee swept on Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeliner in Navy and then blended Chanel Les 4 Ombres Lagons ($98.00) to extend the line. For the long, flirty lashes, Lee applied two coats of Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir (available in 2013) after curling. For the doll-like lower lashes Keira wears so well, hold your mascara wand vertically and apply the pigment in downward strokes. This eye makeup and lipstick pairing is perfect for the upcoming party season and looks classic on everyone.
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If you're lacking Halloween inspiration for this coming weekend or don't have the time to pull together a costume, we have a look that will get heads turning at any party you attend. All it takes are a few makeup staples that you probably already have in your beauty bag — and some rhinestones.
Wearing a navy Oscar de la Renta gown, Amy Adams attended the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards yesterday looking as radiant as ever in a peaches and cream makeup palette. Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto complemented the actress's colouring with warm pink cheeks and lips. But it was Amy's gorgeous glow that put her in the spotlight. Uncover the three items you need to achieve her lit-from-within style when you read more.
In How to Marry a Millionaire, Marilyn Monroe proclaimed that "men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses." But if Marilyn could have seen Rashida Jones yesterday, she might have changed her tune. The actress stepped out in thick Buddy Holly-esque glasses, pairing her smart style with makeup that didn't get lost behind her frames. The trick to nailing the eyewear and makeup look is seriously simple: keep your eye makeup clean and draw attention to your lips. Follow Rashida's lead by opting for a neutral, shimmery shadow, like Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Shadow ($50), to draw light to your eyes. Then focus your eyeliner on the outer corners, keeping the inner corners clear of pigment to prevent eyes from appearing closed in. Curl your lashes and add two coats of mascara for added drama. Finish with a swipe of a bright lipstick colour, like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Smoked Peach ($21.95). Double takes guaranteed.
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A bold lip colour could be the best beauty friend you've never known you had: it packs a serious punch with very minimal effort. But this seemingly simple look can fall flat if you don't know how to properly execute it. Brush up on your bold lip colours and get simple instructions on how to perfectly pull off the look in today's Beauty Refresher. Just keep reading.
Emily Blunt looked classically elegant at the premiere of Looper yesterday in Toronto. Her colour palette was neutral, but her shiny smoky eye played up her gorgeous, icy-toned eyes. To achieve this almost-ethereal effect, makeup artist Jenn Streicher swiped on Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy ($58). She blended the lighter shade along Emily's brow bone before dabbing the copper hue into her eyelid. For her lips, Streicher used Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Canvas ($42). The overall look was sweet, elegant, and extremely wearable.