Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Get the hair look: Karlie Kloss at the 2016 TIME 100 Gala

Model Karlie Kloss at the
2016 Time TIME Gala.
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Every year TIME magazine acknowledges and recognizes 100 people who have influenced the world in their annual 'TIME 100 Gala' celebration. Supermodel Karlie Kloss stunned the red carpet earlier this evening in a gorgeously glam, spaghetti strap purple dress courtesy of Victoria Beckham. Whether it is raining purple in memory of the iconic Prince, Kloss blew up the spotlight at this evening's festivities. As her makeup was on fleek, her hair was impressively chic. In fact, Kloss teamed up with Matt Fugate, Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist for a polished yet chic hair look.

“We really wanted to make this a big moment for Karlie. We opted for a cool Cinderella type vibe that was polished, yet super chic,” Fugate said about the hair look.

So, is it possible to re-create her amazing hair look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, you are going to want to wash your hair. For this particular look, Fugate prepped the supermodel's hair with the Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 and Kérastase Lait Vital. As Fugate continued, he applied the Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry throughout Kloss's damp hair.

Now, taking a large boar bristle brush, Fugate began rough drying her hair. He made sure to blow dry in large sections. As he continued, he would apply the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil. This gave Kloss's hair what is referred to as a "treatment blowout" which really helps infuse the product into the hair and as a result, promote a shiny finish that perfection.

As Fugate continued with the hair look, he gathered Kloss's hair and began pull her hair back into a low ponytail. As he used his hands, he slightly twisted the hair. As he twisted the hair, Fugate created a loop with the ponytail with the ends of hair pointing up. Once Fugate completed this step, he secured the hair in place with a long bungee wrap. He did not use hooks. Instead, Fugate tied the wrap around the ponytail and through the ponytail loop until bungee is fully wrapped. Then, to secure the style, he tied the bungee into a knot. The Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist continued by hiding the ends of the hair. He accomplished this by pulling back and hair into the upper portion of the ponytail.

To finish the look simply take L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Blowout Extender Spray and spray all over the hair. This will not only tame flyaways, but promote texture and even create a very soft hold.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Karlie Kloss's hair look at the 2016 TIME 100 Gala.

Get the hair look: Karlie Kloss at the 2016 TIME 100 Gala

Model Karlie Kloss at the
2016 Time TIME Gala.
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Every year TIME magazine acknowledges and recognizes 100 people who have influenced the world in their annual 'TIME 100 Gala' celebration. Supermodel Karlie Kloss stunned the red carpet earlier this evening in a gorgeously glam, spaghetti strap purple dress courtesy of Victoria Beckham. Whether it is raining purple in memory of the iconic Prince, Kloss blew up the spotlight at this evening's festivities. As her makeup was on fleek, her hair was impressively chic. In fact, Kloss teamed up with Matt Fugate, Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist for a polished yet chic hair look.

“We really wanted to make this a big moment for Karlie. We opted for a cool Cinderella type vibe that was polished, yet super chic,” Fugate said about the hair look.

So, is it possible to re-create her amazing hair look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, you are going to want to wash your hair. For this particular look, Fugate prepped the supermodel's hair with the Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 and Kérastase Lait Vital. As Fugate continued, he applied the Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry throughout Kloss's damp hair.

Now, taking a large boar bristle brush, Fugate began rough drying her hair. He made sure to blow dry in large sections. As he continued, he would apply the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil. This gave Kloss's hair what is referred to as a "treatment blowout" which really helps infuse the product into the hair and as a result, promote a shiny finish that perfection.

As Fugate continued with the hair look, he gathered Kloss's hair and began pull her hair back into a low ponytail. As he used his hands, he slightly twisted the hair. As he twisted the hair, Fugate created a loop with the ponytail with the ends of hair pointing up. Once Fugate completed this step, he secured the hair in place with a long bungee wrap. He did not use hooks. Instead, Fugate tied the wrap around the ponytail and through the ponytail loop until bungee is fully wrapped. Then, to secure the style, he tied the bungee into a knot. The Kérastase Paris Consulting Hairstylist continued by hiding the ends of the hair. He accomplished this by pulling back and hair into the upper portion of the ponytail.

To finish the look simply take L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Blowout Extender Spray and spray all over the hair. This will not only tame flyaways, but promote texture and even create a very soft hold.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Karlie Kloss's hair look at the 2016 TIME 100 Gala.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Artis Elite Smoke collection, a powerful evolution of makeup brushes

The Artis Elite Smoke collection.
 
Artis is a world-renowned beauty brand that creates quite possibly some of the greatest brushes the world of beauty has ever seen. But, what really makes Artis different from other makeup brushes and brands? Well, their brushes are created with high-tech machines using only man-made fibers. This makes up the entire fiber bundle which consistently provides you with fantastic makeup application. The secret is CosmeFibre which is produced using this particular method. The brushes also possess up to ten times as many fibers than traditional makeup brushes, resulting in both superior blending and smooth application.
 
Artis brushes also have an unique shape which is designed to pickup product better, delivering both effective and efficient makeup application. And what makes the Artis Elite Smoke collection so amazing is that the brushes contain a very distinctive aesthetically appealing brush handle that consists of a smoked chrome finish with a special gray grip. As a result, you are provided with superior control which allows you to evenly apply, distribute and blend.
 
“The profiles of this brush collection take inspiration from how I would draw a human face with oval, linear, and circular shapes making up the various components of the facial structure.” founder and COO of Artis Matthew Waitesmith said about the Elite Smoke collection. “The Artis Elite Smoke Collection design is both familiar and modern, which creates interest, while providing comfort.”
 
The Artis Elite Smoke Collection consists of ten revolutionary makeup brushes. These brushes include: Circle 1, Circle 1R, Linear 1, Linear 3, Linear 6, Oval 3, Oval 4, Oval 6, Oval 7, Oval 8, and Oval 10. If you cannot decide which state-of-the-art brush you want to snag, you can grab the 3 brush set, the 5 brush set or the entire collection, the 10 brush set.
 
Artis brushes reign supreme, as this award-winning brand has been featured in an array publications including Examiner's 2015 Best in Beauty Awards where both the Oval 8 and the Linear 3 won best brush in multiple categories.
 
Waitesmith is a man with a vision and believes that upcoming Artis brush collections will take his creativity one step further. “I want Artis to continue to incorporate a fusion of artistic ideas, like the shape of the human hand and fingers, or the flow of water over an edge, or even the traditional woodworking techniques of lathing a piece of wood,” he said. “Each collection will use different design starting points, and then evolve with the ergonomics and aesthetic beauty we’re known for. We want to make tools that deliver both art and function,” Waitesmith continued.
 
The Artis Elite Smoke collection brushes are available now at Artis as well as select retailers such as Dillards, Saks Fifth Avenue and Space NK. For more information, visit Artis today.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Get the makeup look: Cara Delevingne at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards

The beautiful Cara Delevingne.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Cara Delevingne is a woman of many talents, as she is the face of Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Mulberry and even Jason Wu. Delevingne dipped into the big screen in 2012 before landing her first lead role in the 2015 hit movie Paper Towns as Margo. Delevingne stunned the red carpet earlier this evening in a very chic, tailored Balmain suit. Recently, the stunning supermodel teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern for an amazing makeup look to complement her outfit.
 
“Delevingne wore an incredibly tailored suit by Balmain, so my goal was for her skin to reign and her eyes to pop while rocking a modern lip that separated her from the rest,” celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern said about the makeup look. “The girl knows how to have fun, and encourage immense creativity. As always, working with her was a joyful blast!” Stern shared.

So, is it possible to re-create this amazing makeup look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped the model's face. To prep Delevingne's skin, Stern massaged the RéVive Intensité Moisture Serum Extrême. She continued by also massaging in the RéVive Intensité Crème Luster Day. "These products are so amazing!" Stern added.

As Stern continued, she applied the Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Vanille to Delevingne's face. For the cheeks, Stern continued with this makeup look by applying the Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline followed by the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Seduction. This works amazingly to warm up the cheeks.

For the eyes, painted Delevingne’s eyelids using Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Peach. Then, using a spot of dew, Stern applied the Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint Satin Eye Shadow Lid Tint in Lilac. Taking the True Isaac Mizrahi Liquid Eye Definer in Caviar, Stern tightly lined the Paper Towns star's upper and lower lash line right before gently smudging the Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Deep Night. This is one of Stern's staples. Stern curled the model's lashes and then, applied the two coats of Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara in Blackest Black.

Let's face it, Delevingne has some of the greatest eyebrows ever. In fact, she is known for them. As Stern continued, she painted on the Laura Mercier Brow Definer. This product works amazingly for both hold and dimension.

For the lips, Stern applied the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Stripped onto Delevingne’s lips. Right before Delevingne was about to leave, Stern dusted on the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder in Shade 5. Stern shared, “She left looking stunning. Shocker, I know, not sure how anyone could mess that up!”

Congratulations! You have just created the beautiful Cara Delevingne's makeup look for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Get the hair look: Katie Holmes at the Tribeca Film Festival

Actress and director Katie Holmes at the
2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for 2016 Tribeca Fi)
On April 15, 2016 actress and director Katie Holmes attended the Tribeca Film Festival to premiere her latest film project "All We Had" where she both stars and directs the movie. As the actress looking absolutely amazing, Holmes stunned the red carpet in a very chic yet sleek androgynous style courtesy of her Zac Posen for Brooks Brothers suit. As the look was modestly clean, it was simple and sophisticated. Holmes teamed up with celebrity hairstylist DJ Quintero for Alterna Haircare, who gave her a hair look to complement her outfit.

Is it possible to re-create this amazing hair look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, you want to make sure you both shampoo and condition your hair. Once completed, you are going to want to prep your damp hair by applying the Alterna Haircare Caviar Volume Miracle Multiplying Mist from root to tip. As you continue, simply let this product sit for a few minutes.

Now, taking a small comb, you are going to want to create a center part. Then, taking a round brush you are going to want to rough dry your entire hair. To accomplish this, simply take a hair dryer and dry your hair generously on high heat.

As you continue with this amazing hair look you are going to want to take a 1 ½ inch flat iron and wrap individual sections of the hair around it. This will create loose waves that are effortless. Then, you are going to want to run the hair dryer again. This will work to seal in those waves and boost volume.

Taking the Alterna Haircare Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray to create texture and light hold, you are going to want to liberally spray your entire head. Not only will this create a light hold, but outstanding texture too.

To finish the hair look, apply the Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist to the ends. Using on a small amount, this product works to add incredible shine and bring the entire hair look together.

Congratulations! You have just re-created the hair look Katie Holmes' wore at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Friday, April 15, 2016

MAC Cosmetics introduces MAC Selena

MAC Cosmetics presents MAC Selena.
Available October 2016.
Selena Quintanilla was more than just a singer, a songwriter and an entertainer. She was a dreamer, a believer and an achiever. As she was also an entrepreneur and fashion designer, she was a compassionate soul who used her talent for the greater good. Today is the birthday of Selena and what better way to commemorate her legacy with a curated collection with one of the hottest beauty brands in the world today, MAC Cosmetics. The multi-product special deco collection is inspired by the fans and friends of Selena and is organized with her sister Suzette. This amazing collection features an array of makeup essentials including the Como La Flor Lipstick, a ravishing red color that mimics Selena's signature shade.

“I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage. She has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen, it’s pretty much incredible,” Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's sister said about the unique collection. “It just shows the love her fan base has even though she’s gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she’s passed. It’s a great honor to have MAC collaborate with Selena’s name and her fans and for her fans,” Quintanilla continued.

Selena’s effervescent music and flair lives on through the passion of her family, her friends and her fans as does her impact on the Latin beauty and culture. Selena may be gone, but her legacy will always be remembered forever.

The MAC Selena collection will be available in October 2016. For more information visit MAC Cosmetics today. #MACSelena

OFRA Cosmetics introduces MannyXOFRA

OFRA Cosmetics presents Aries, Hypno,
and Charmed. Part of the new MANNYXOFRA.
It is official. OFRA Cosmetics is collaborating with internationally known beauty vlogger MannyMua. As one of the first boy beauty video bloggers to hit the world of beauty (and on YouTube), Manny is teaming up with OFRA Cosmetics to launch his very own collection of three liquid lipsticks - Aries, Charmed and Hypno.

Aries is a very beautiful neutral pink shade. Crossing into nude territory, this shade is perfect for those of you looking to embrace a haute smoky eye. Charmed is a gorgeous cool rose color that works amazing for everyone. Whether you are looking to wear a natural face or simply looking to go completely dramatic, this lip is the perfect necessity in making that happen. Hypno is the boldest and darkest shade of the entire collection. If you are in need of the perfect berry shade, this is definitely the one for you.

OFRA Cosmetics' famous liquid lipsticks won best lipstick in Examiner's Best in Beauty Awards last year for 2015 and have been recognized by an array of online publications and internet beauty vloggers including Kathleen Lights, who they collaborated with last year. As the liquid lipsticks are pigmented to perfection, the color payoff really brings everything together. Not only are they long-lasting, but modestly hydrating and come in an array of unique shades.

On top of that, everything is made directly in the state-of-the-art facility located in heart of Pompano Beach. As everything is made domestically, these liquid lipsticks are do not possess parabens and are cruelty-free.

This highly anticipated collection with MannyMua launches April 18th. Aries, Charmed and Hypno will be available at OFRA Cosmetics on Monday. #MannyXOFRA

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Get the hair look: Lo Bosworth for Matrix

Television personality, author and entrepreneur Los Bosworth
getting styled by the one and only
Nick Stenson, the artistic director of Matrix.
You may know Lo Bosworth from the hit reality series Laguna Beach, where she starred as the BFF and classmate of Lauren Conrad, but in recent years Bosworth has done so much more. She is an author, as her book The Lo Down has been quite successful and she is also an entrepreneur, where she is the proud co-founder of Reverly House, a party supply company. Recently, Matrix's artistic director Nick Stenson had the opportunity to style the beautiful reality star for her very own photoshoot with Matrix. For the hair look, Stenson gave Bosworth a very delicate style to promote volume, strength and fullness.

"Lo has great hair with dimension, but her hair is also very delicate. Its important to stay away from any heavy pomades, creams and oils, and use products that are specifically targeted for your fine hair type. Products like Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose is perfect because it allows women to achieve all the things they want like: volume, strength and fullness that without ingredients that may not be suitable for their hair type to achieve," celebrity stylist Nick Stenson said about the look.

So, is it possible to re-create Lo Bosworth's hair look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, you are going to want to shampoo your hair with the Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Shampoo and condition your hair with the Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Conditioner. Not only will this remove build up, it will also add some nourishment.

As you continue, you are going to want to towel dry the hair. Then, you are going to want to apply the Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Mousse evenly throughout the hair. Mousse works as the final seal to really lock in and hold that volume.

Then, taking a round brush, you going to want to fully blow dry the hair. Using a round brush is fantastic for smoothness. Once you dry the hair, you are going to want to take small sections and apply a small amount of Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Hair Spray evenly through the hair strand before actually curling the hair.

Once you have accomplished this, you are going to want to brush out the curls. To finish the look, you are going to want to apply the Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Hair Spray for a beautiful finish.