Monthly Archives: January 2009

Red Carpet Beauty: Penelope Cruz at the Golden Globes

Penelope Cruz at the Golden Globes

Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell created Penelope Cruz’s look for the Golden Globes.  Here’s what she says inspired the look:

“Penelope is just such a classic beauty and so sexy. I just wanted to play up her eyes as the focus, working with the nude of the dress. It was important to work in neutral tones playing off the gown and using darkness rather than color for intensity.”

Penelope’s look on the red carpet was soft and sultry, with a defined, smoky eye. Jeanine used a tinted moisturizer for her foundation, and set it with Chanel Poudre Cristalline Ultra-Fine Translucent Powder for a bright soft finish.

On her eyes, she went for a classic smoky look, using the Chanel Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Brun-Express. She used the matte brown and smoked out the lid, blended into the crease, and then created a smoky line under the eye. Jeanine rimmed the lash line and in the inner lid with Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Noir. Adding the black on the top lashes smudgy gave her a sexy blended eye. She then used Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black on the lashes on top. For a soft, romantic look, Jeanine used Chanel Powder Blush in Rose Petale on the cheeks. Finally, Penelope’s lips were her own nude lip liner with a clear gloss to keep the focus on the eyes.

Red Carpet Beauty: Hayden Panettiere at the Golden Globes

Hayden Panettiere at the Golden Globes Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman created Hayden Panetierre’s Golden Globe look – now she teaches you her secrets to this flawless face:

Eyes: “With eyes like Hayden’s green sparklers, who needs a load of jewelry? We amped up the brilliance of Hayden’s green eyes with Neutrogena’s newest Nourishing Eye Quad in Vintage Wine. It includes a dazzlingly deep burgundy in a powder powerful enough to act as an eyeliner, which is perfect for creating the smoky look that Hayden adores. I layered on the Vintage Wine at the lash line and doubled it in the outer corners for an extra flash of drama.”

Face: “I love to build on Hayden’s golden look with Neutrogena Radiance Bronzer in Sunkissed. I swept it through the crease of her eye and all around her cheekbones and neck. It’s so soft and light you just cannot put too much on … so go crazy with it!”

“After bronzing, I mixed two delectable Neutrogena Soft Color Blushes — Sunny Spice and Divine Wine and applied them with a round brush in a circular motion to the apples of Hayden’s cheeks. I love layering this blush — it’s so sheer you can dust a little color in the crease of the eye to tie your look together.”

Lips: “This year lipstick is back and Neutrogena’s are brighter and better. My favorite is Neutrogena’s Moisture LipColor in Whisper Pink for painting on the perfect pout. It goes on with just a hint of shine so it leaves your lips looking healthy and moist.”

Red Carpet Beauty: Blake Lively at the Golden Globes

Blake Lively at the Golden Globes We’re wrapping up our Golden Globes coverage with Blake Lively, Hayden Panettiere, Penelope Cruz and January Jones.

Makeup artist Angela Levin created Blake Lively’s look for the Golden Globes. Here’s what she says inspired the look:

Today my inspiration was more of a feeling or emotion than a character. It was such a sunny, beautiful day in LA, and when I saw Blake, she was just glowing with her light, happy, uplifting personality. I knew we were going to go for a bright, summery, carefree look…. with just a drop of sexy!

To achieve Blake’s fresh, young look, Angela blended all four shades from the Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes in Mystic Eye on her lid. To make her gorgeous eyes pop, she added several layers of Chanel Exceptionnel de Chanel Mascara in Smoky Noir to her lashes. On Blake’s cheeks Angela used Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Rose, and to add a bit of shimmer, she added a touch of Chanel Sheer Brilliance in Sunkissed. Finally, for a natural but sexy lip, Angela completed the look with Chanel Glossimer in Beige Guitare.

Hourglass Cosmetics Color Link Palettes

The bad news is that Hourglass Cosmetics Color Link palettes are no longer available for sale at Sephora online. The good thing is that you can still pick this up in stores  if you’re lucky enough to find them in stock, word is that these are being discontinued. You can also still get these palettes directly from Hourglass.

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Each Hourglass Cosmetics Color Link palette features 2 blushes and 6 eyeshadows with a generous amount of product in each pan. The palette shown here is called Landscape and the shades are fairly neutral to work on just about anyone but there are also other options choose from. I initially wanted the Island palette but as my luck would have it, it was out of stock. Now as for the product in these beautiful little palettes, they are fabulous. I’m in love with these eyeshadows, they are so soft and the color payoff is great. These feel almost creamy to the touch. You could even use these eyeshadows as highlighters if you wanted, they blend effortlessly on the skin.

The palette itself pops out of it’s case, which confused me a little. I’m not exactly sure what you can do with the case because I didn’t see any products you could use in place of the palette. Maybe this is something to look forward to since their eyeliner and lipliner are refillable. I supose it’s good to know there may be a purpose for the case in the future. 😉

Dolce & Gabbana to Release Makeup Line

dolce-gabbana-products Dolce & Gabbana will be releasing a makeup line next month. The collection was developed with the assistance of makeup artist Pat McGrath and it’s about bringing glamour back to makeup with the core of the collection being lipstick.

The line’s packaging is glossy metal gold with rounded edges housed in little black velvet pouches, just like Dior and Chanel.  The colors in the line are strong like blues inspired by the Mediterranean, black and gold from the island of Stromboli and burgundy inspired by the dahlia. Also, the lipsticks are perfumed with a trademark rose scent and mascara with a peppery olfactory note.

Scarlett Johansen is featured in the ad for this new line seen here:

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Dolce & Gabbana to Release Makeup Line

dolce-gabbana-products Dolce & Gabbana will be releasing a makeup line next month. The collection was developed with the assistance of makeup artist Pat McGrath and it’s about bringing glamour back to makeup with the core of the collection being lipstick.

The line’s packaging is glossy metal gold with rounded edges housed in little black velvet pouches, just like Dior and Chanel.  The colors in the line are strong like blues inspired by the Mediterranean, black and gold from the island of Stromboli and burgundy inspired by the dahlia. Also, the lipsticks are perfumed with a trademark rose scent and mascara with a peppery olfactory note.

Scarlett Johansen is featured in the ad for this new line seen here:

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New! Philosophy A Diet You Can Live With Shower Gel Set

It’s easy to understand why more people start a new diet in January than in any other month, all those new year resolutions! So Philosophy has introduced a new shower gel set called A Diet You Can Live With. No calories here, just a treat for your senses.

Philosophy A Diet You Can Live With Shower Gel

Philosophy’s A Diet You Can Live With set includes three 6 oz. shower gels in Pink Frosted Layer Cake, Creme Brulee and Classic Fudge Cake. I’m a sucker for Creme Brulee, maybe smelling like it is the next best thing to eating it. 🙂

Stay tuned for a new giveaway starting next with this set and more from Philosophy.

New for Spring: Lancome's Pink Irreverence Collection

I cannot wait to get my hands on Lancome’s Pink Irreverence collection, I think it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite of the spring releases just based on the images alone. Ever since I heard the black gloss from the Piha Red set was making it’s reappearance in this collection, I’ve been so excited to see it. If these are the kinds of releases we will continue to see in the future from Aaron de Mey, Lancome will be keeping us on our toes. The bold and modern use of color is just stunning and inspiring.

Lancome's Pink Irreverence Collection

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New for Spring: Lancome’s Pink Irreverence Collection

I cannot wait to get my hands on Lancome’s Pink Irreverence collection, I think it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite of the spring releases just based on the images alone. Ever since I heard the black gloss from the Piha Red set was making it’s reappearance in this collection, I’ve been so excited to see it. If these are the kinds of releases we will continue to see in the future from Aaron de Mey, Lancome will be keeping us on our toes. The bold and modern use of color is just stunning and inspiring.

Lancome's Pink Irreverence Collection

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Suave's Beauty Stimulus: Get a Free Suave Product Today

As part of Suave’s Suavenomics philosophy of living well for less, Jenny McCarthy will be in Times Square in New York today to help Suave do its part to keep America looking beautiful by offering a free bottle of Suave to consumers and explaining how women everywhere can stay beautiful without breaking the bank.

Suavenomics

Not in New York? No problem! You can also get your Suave Beauty Stimulus. Get your coupon here to a free full-size bottle of high performance Suave.