Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Get the hair look: Margot Robbie at the 'The Legend of Tarzan' premiere

Margot Robbie at 'The Legend of
Tarzan' premiere.
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
It was less than a decade ago when Margot Robbie starred in her first indie film. Today, Robbie is one of the hottest actresses' ever starring in multiple feature films. The Australian beauty blew up the spotlight yesterday when she attended 'The Legend of Tarzan' premiere. Robbie stunned the red carpet, rocking a black silk kimono styled gown courtesy of Gucci which featured beautiful detailing including floral embroidery and pink mink fur sleeve cuffs. In fact, the starlet made quite an impression with her style, that the bold, unique vibes of her dress inspired celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora for Nexxus New York Salon Care to craft a cool yet modern hair look to complement it.

“We wanted to create an effortlessly elegant, soft style that would complement her gorgeous intricate gown,” said Campora about his inspiration behind the hair look.

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

First and foremost, Campora washed Robbie's hair with the Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappee Rebalancing Shampoo and Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Restoring Conditioner. Washing with these two amazing products works to set the foundation for a soft, classic look.

As Campora continued with the starlet's hair look he applied a few pumps of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Diametress Headress Leave-In Conditioning Creme through Robbie's towel-dried locks to seal in the moisture.

Now, taking a medium-sized round brush Campora created a side part. As he continued, he started to blow dry the Australian beauty's hair. Once Robbie's hair is dry, you are going to want to use your hands and fingers and apply a dime-sized amount of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip throughout strands, as this is what the celebrity hairstylist did to add natural volume and movement.

To finish the look, Campora sprayed the Nexxus New York Salon Care Frizz Defy Finishing Mist all over Robbie's tresses to provide a soft hold and to keep the look smooth and frizz-free.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Margot Robbie's hair look for the 'The Legend of Tarzan' premiere.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Create Summer beauty looks in less than 2 minutes with YouCam Makeup

A look at the YouCam Makeup
With 160 million users and counting, YouCam Makeup is one of the hottest beauty apps in the world today and when you pair it with the hottest season of the year, it is on fire. For the Summer, the world-renowned beauty app has officially launched a Summer-themed beauty counter filled with this season’s hottest trends. Makeup fanatics and beauty enthusiasts can virtually try on the brightest colors of the season, add a bronze glow to their skin and make sure their photos are Summer ready with just the push of a button. And the best part is, it only takes less than two minutes.

The fun doesn't end there. Users of the app can try on a variety of color shades and if they like what they see, they can purchase directly from the app to make their digital look a reality. As the hottest award-winning augmented reality app, YouCam Makeup delivers real results that will help you with your beauty purchase decisions. The technology used in this app is one-of-a-kind as it ensures a seamless virtual makeup application that recognizes your facial characteristics and allows you to move in various angles.

YouCam Makeup offers reality makeovers, which allow you to try on makeup in real time and even record yourself too. This Perfect Corp. addition also allows you to create a flawless face, allowing you to do everything from remove blemishes to even enhancing your facial contour. In addition to this, YouCam Makeup also features many fun options for the eyes, eyebrows, lips, teeth and even the hair, giving you the opportunity to change both your hairstyle and hair color. Amazing right?

You can grab YouCam Makeup through the Apple store via iTunes and through Google Play. This app requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. For more information about this app, visit Perfect Corp. today.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Laura Mercier launches three new iconic collections at Nordstrom

The Flawless Icons Eye & Cheek Palette,
exclusively available at a
Nordstrom near you.
Starting next month, Laura Mercier will introduce three new iconic collections exclusively at Nordstrom counters. With everything for the eyes, the lips and the cheeks, you will have everything you need to achieve a flawless face with these limited-edition collections. And whether you are a beauty enthusiast who enjoys playing with makeup and skin care or simply searching for high-quality beauty products that will improve your everyday beauty regimen, you will not only love these Laura Mercier sets, but appreciate them much more so. The question remains; however, what are the three new iconic collections at Nordstrom and what can we expect?

For the first collection, Laura Mercier will launch the Flawless Icons Eye & Cheek Palette. What makes this makeup essential a true holy grail goes beyond the gorgeous colors, but the fact that Mercier brings so much artistry and creativity to this iconic color collection. As a Nordstrom exclusive, this limited-edition palette features 8 eye shadows and two cheek colors. The eye shadows include: Vie En Rose, Cashmere, Minx, African Violet, Stellar, Boudoir, Guava and Espresso Bean. The Matte Radiance Baked Powders include both the Highlight 01 and Bronze 02. As a $155 value, this palette can be your's for only $65.

Some of the greatest beauty basics are those sets that deliver a balanced mix of makeup and skin care. As the second collection, Laura Mercier will release the Wink Of An Eye Artists collection. What makes this Laura Mercier addition so exquisite is that it includes everything you need to create a pristine yet polished eye look. This set includes the Repair Eye Serum along with the Eye Basics in Wheat, the Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold and the Full Blown Volume Suprême Mascara. You can grab this collection for $83 at Nordstrom next month.

As the final limited-edition Nordstrom exclusive, Mercier personally has hand selected her two favorite lip essentials to take you through the season and beyond. For only $25, there are two unique sets available. The first is the Twist & Pout collection – Roses. This set includes the Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Raspberry Ripple and the Lip Pencil in Naked. The second is the Twist & Pout Collection – Nudes. This set includes the Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Cinn-ful and the Lip Pencil in Hazelnut Tea.

Discover only the hautest in makeup and in skincare this July at a Nordstrom counter near you and explore the iconic beauty staples from Laura Mercier.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Urban Decay launches a Snapchat Lens to celebrate launch of lipstick collection

A look at the latest Snapchat Lens.
As one of the most anticipated launches is celebrated, I have some great news for you. As you may or may not already be aware, Urban Decay launched a collection of 100 Vice lipsticks. To celebrate the launch, the world-renowned brand created an app, allowing makeup and beauty enthusiasts around the world to tryout the shades. The app itself allows you to explore the details of every single shade and finish. Featuring an unique live mirror, all you have to do is swipe to choose the shades you are loving the most. Then, you can create an album with your favorites and share that album with your family and friends. The app also allows you to shop the shades directly from your Apple device.

To complement this fun and exciting new app, the brand has offered a new Snapchat Lens which has been launched today. The Snapchat Lens allows you to enjoy all 100 Vice lipsticks. Snapchat allows you interact with family and friends, as Snapchat allows you view live stories and vlogs from other users around the world. It's all about discovery and Snapchat embraces the concept of having fun and living in the moment.

What started as an idea 20 years ago has become a reality today for Urban Decay. As a subsidiary of L'Oreal, Urban Decay offers makeup products for the face, the eyes, and the lips as well as, products for the nails and the body. Founded in the heart of California, Urban Decay is a vegan-friendly brand and a cruelty-free brand as well as they are highly committed to ending animal testing. Urban Decay also empowers women and supports an array of organizations including Her Justice, KaKenya Center for Excellence, Laura's House, and Women's Global Empowerment Fund.

The time is now to be creative and let your lips do all of the talking. After all, your lips do speak for themselves. To download the Urban Decay Vice lipstick app, visit iTunes right now. This app requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with only iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. For more information visit Urban Decay today.

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 2016: Beauty Favorites

The Beverly Hills highlighter from
OFRA Cosmetics, one of my favorites for
this month.
Although last month Summer was officially near, now it is officially here. And what better way to spring into the hottest season of the year than with the hottest beauty products of the month. With everything from the latest and greatest in makeup to the most significant staples of skin care and much more, my favorites for the month of June feature some of the hottest holy grails in all of beauty. So, what are they? What are my favorite beauty products for the month of June?

Starting off my favorites this month with the Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy. This lip product plumps your lips in an unique way. Available in six unique shades, this lip product is infused with an array of botanical ingredients including avocado, castor and even jojoba oil. The hydration is intensified as the color and shine are fabulous. Go big and go bold or go home. Available at Too Faced Cosmetics for $22, this is one of the best lip plumping glosses you will ever get a hold of.

OFRA Cosmetics recently launched a new highlighter called the Beverly Hills Highlighter. I am truly loving this highlighter as it is made up of five luminous shimmer slices consisting of golden bronzer, cool pink, pearly white, neutral shimmer and pinky-peach. As every highlighter delivers a different radiance, you can use them individually or together. I enjoy this luminizer because it is pigmented to perfection, giving you a true color pay-off. Plus, it s convenient, as you get five shades in a round compact. You can find this highlighter at OFRA Cosmetics for under $40.

When it comes to brows, I am very obsessed with quite a few products right now. One product; however, stands out. What is it? It's the Benefit BROWVO! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer. Infused with an array of ingredients including hydrolyzed soy protein, olive and jojoba oil, this product features a soft-touch applicator and works as both a serum and a primer. As it works to extend the wear of your eyebrow product, it also works to promote thicker brows. Amazing right? You can snag this essential at Benefit Cosmetics for $28.

I have tried an array of foundations. Some I loved, others I hated and some I contemplated and debated whether or not I wanted to use them again. I have tried quite a few luxury foundations and although I enjoyed some, others not so much. Recently, I discovered La Prairie's Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation. This dynamic duo features SPF 15 and an unique emulsion blend that delivers natural looking coverage while enhancing the wear of your makeup. Available at Nordstrom for $220, if you are searching for a luxurious foundation that supports your skin's elasticity, you are going to love this one.

Did you ever have that one makeup brush that you always find yourself picking up every single morning? That one makeup applicator that has improved your makeup routine? About a year ago I discovered the Artis Fluenta Oval 8 Brush and have been addicted to it ever since. Made up of hundreds of thousands of fibers, this oval shaped gem is a true treasure to every makeup junkie and beauty lover. Available at Neiman Marcus for $80, this brush has been consistent through every single application, making me appreciate picking it up everyday. As much as I love my makeup brushes, right now I am really love this one.

When I first discovered the Liquid Gold Peptides serum from Gavee Gold, my obsession with this product started virtually instantaneously. The smell of apples was the first thing I noticed. As every Gavee Gold essential is infused with purified 24 karat liquid gold, my love for this product grew when I put it on my face. Not only does this product improve skin radiance and boost luminosity (as it did with mine), it hydrates and nourishes the skin. Everything in this product is natural and the best part is, this brightening serum fights oxidative stressors including DNA damage. Available at Gavee Gold for $155, no matter what skin type you have, this is one of the best serums you will ever use.

I have tried quite a few night creams this year that I find myself loving; however, since discovering the EMK Beverly Hills Supra Face Cream, I always find myself reaching for that one the most. Not only does this moisturizer hydrate the skin, it treats it too while you sleep. It works to brighten and restore your skin as well as firm and plump it. Infused with a distinctive time-release delivery system and triple action firming technology, this face cream is packed with a plethora of amino acids that work together to create real results. Available at EMK Beverly Hills for $142, this is one of my favorite beauty products right now.

Another favorite for this month is a beauty essential I discovered last year. It is the Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil. I always find myself reaching for this product every single day and evening. Infused with an array of organic ingredients such as vegetable squalane, argan oil, calendula extract, and more, this powerful essential oil blend hydrates your skin while restoring and renewing your skin's natural acid mantle. No matter what your skin type is and what skin issue you may have, this face oil works to treat it. Available for under $50 at Tata Harper, this fabulous filler-free literally made my skin clear up and improved my skin's texture by restoring my skin's natural acid mantle and promoting cell turnover and production. As June is acne awareness month, I wanted to share this with you.

Some of the greatest beauty essentials are those rare gems that work from the inside, out. One of those beauty essentials is definitely a true favorite of mine for the month of June, the NEOCELL Glow Matrix supplement. Fortified with ceramides and an unique blend of healthy ingredients including hyaluronic acid, lutein and coconut water powder, this incredible supplement delivers moisture and elasticity to your skin in just two weeks. Packed with vitamins A, B2, B6, C, D3, E, and K2 among others, this supplement works to prevent, correct and even repair free radicals and stressors revealing the ultimate glow. NEOCELL is available at your nearest mass nutrition retailer including GNCBuy.com, the Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods.

Like our skin, our hair is a product of our environment. Over the years, I have discovered that my hair needs some restoration and is in need of hair health. I have used products that helped my hair. One of my latest discoveries is the StriVectin Ultimate Restore line. This line includes both a shampoo and conditioner as well as a deep repair mask and the densifying foaming treatment. As my hair has been thinning, this system has improved my hair immensely. I feel as if my hair feels and looks thicker, as it looks shiny and feels smoother too. Who knew? You can find these basic hair essentials at StriVectin your nearest retailer.

I have been a vegetarian for many years and just recently, I've discovered quite a few protein supplements I enjoy. One of my favorites this month is more of a health and wellness sort of favorite rather than a beauty favorite. It is the Nature's Food Plant-Based Fit Protein. With 28 grams of protein, 160 calories, 6 grams of fiber and 2 grams of fat per serving, this brown rice-based protein is free of preservatives, artificial ingredients, and GMO's and includes an essential amino acid blend that supports every lifestyle. And because this protein is 100% plant-based, it is vegan and does not include any synthetic flavors or dyes as well as gluten, soy or dairy. Nature's Food is available exclusively at GNC and Lucky Vitamin.

And since we are on the subject of plant-based, I have to admit that I am really enjoying the Earth Balance Olive Oil Spread. Made up of extra virgin olive oil, this vegan butter is free of lactose, gluten, casein and GMO's. It also contains 0 trans fat and is only made up of expeller-pressed oils. On top of that, it does not contain soy and contains an unique blend of flax oils. Whether you are looking to spread, fry, saute, steam, bake, and mix this alternative makes life in the kitchen that much better. Available at your nearest mass grocer, this Earth Balance addition is one of my favorites for the month of June.

These are my favorites for the month of June. What are your's? #BeautyFavorites

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Treat your eczema this Summer with EpiCeram

Treat your eczema with EpiCeram.
As you may or may not be already aware, June is acne awareness month. And although acne is quite possibly the most common problematic skin issue, it is not the only one. According to an article published on Fox News in late 2009, the five most common skin issues are acne, eczema, dermatitis, skin cancer and psoriasis. Earlier this month, PuraCap Pharmaceutical, the creators of EpiCeram, an FDA-approved topical prescription emollient used to treat dry skin conditions and manage eczema, announced that EpiCeram can help make swimming more comfortable for patients with dermatitis and eczema.

Eczema is a skin disease that effects over three million people in the United States alone. As this chronic condition commonly starts in childhood, studies prove that it can continue into adulthood. It is characterized by itchy, scaly patches all over the body as well as a recurring rash, including the inside of the elbows, backs of knees as well as, the trunk of the body. In acute cases, both oozing and scabbing can occur. As seborrheic dermatitis effects the scalp and other areas of the body, eczema effects every area of the skin.

“In addition, seasonal allergy flares can make skin more sensitive,” explains Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD, Director of Mariwalla Dermatology in West Islip, New York. “People really need to protect their skin to lower their risk of infections and improve healing. A product like EpiCeram works to restore the skin’s natural barrier which is beneficial to the healing process,” she shared.

EpiCeram contains all of the essential nutrients needed for total skin barrier repair to relieve itching, dryness and redness. These include three essential lipids include: ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol in a physiologically balanced ratio, which work together to mimic the lipid concentration found in the skin. According to the NCBI, there is significant evidence and proof that sebaceous fatty acids play a role in the maintenance of skin barrier integrity.

And to top that off EpiCeram is permeated with a pH level of 5 to help normalize the pH levels of the skin and stop skin barrier disruption by protecting the skin's natural acid mantle. Possessing an unique controlled-release technology, EpiCeram delivers 24-hour barrier repair benefits when added into your daily skin care regimen and used twice daily.

"EpiCeram is more than a prescription strength moisturizer,” says Dr. Mariwalla. “For patients suffering from atopic dermatitis it is a vehicle to truly help repair the skin, minimizing stinging or burning. It does not cause unwanted side effects such as skin thinning or resistance. For my patients suffering from eczema, I consider it as first line therapy - I use it on my own children because I know it works,” she continued.

If you suffer from eczema, you are not alone. Some celebrities suffer from the common skin condition including Brad Pitt, LeAnn Rimes, Kate Middleton, Britney Spears, Jade Jagger, Carli Bybel, and even Adele. In fact, Adele told US Weekly a few years ago that she had eczema from boiling bottles.

Don't let eczema take control of your life, take control of your eczema. For more information about EpiCeram, visit EpiCeram today.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Get the hair look: Karlie Kloss at the Epix documentary 'Serena'

Karlie Kloss at the Epix documentary
(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for EPIX)
Epix premiered their highly anticipated documentary 'Serena' Monday evening in the heart of the big apple. As the documentary depicting the life of tennis star Serena Williams, many were in attendance for the premiere yesterday including the beautiful Karlie Kloss. As always, the 6'2 beauty stole the spotlight Monday night. Wearing a black, white, and teal striped bodycon dress which featured a modern mermaid style, fishtail flare, Kloss looked naturally beautiful wearing only minimal face and eye makeup with a bold red lip. As she shined on the red carpet Monday evening, the stunning supermodel teamed up with celebrity stylist Matt Fugate for a chic style to complement her dress.

"I wanted to give Karlie a very simple look with a twist. Karlie’s ‘Model Off Duty Hair’was created by adding an abstract bend at her cheekbones,” Matt Fugate shared when asked about the inspiration behind Kloss's hair look.

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

First and foremost, Fugate prepped Kloss's hair with the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Boost It Air-Whipped Densifying Foam by applying this product at the roots. Then, taking the Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry, Fugate applied this to the 6'2 beauty's ends. Using his fingers, he blew out her hair, as using the fingers gives Kloss's hair that 'Model Off Duty Hair' appearance.

As the celebrity stylist continued, he created a kink with a flat iron. Then, Fugate wrapped Kloss's hair around the iron in the middle of each section. To finish the look, Fugate brushed out Kloss's hair until it sat into its "perfectly disheveled" moment. He, then, sprayed the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil. This creates a very shimmery yet lived-in look and feel.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Karlie Kloss's hair look she wore at the Epix documentary 'Serena'.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Say goodbye to acne with the Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment

The Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment
by ZO Skin Health.
As we Spring into Summer for the month of June, we celebrate acne awareness month. Acne is quite possibly the most common problematic skin issue, effecting over three million people alone every year in the United States. Although acne finds a way to reach teenagers and young adults, anyone at any age can be affected. And whether you have oily, dry, and even combination skin, you can still find yourself getting exposed to this conventional cutaneous condition.

So, what is acne? It's simple, acne is when mammalian skin organs become clogged with both oil and dead skin cells. Most of the time these mammalian skin organs are hair follicles. When these particular areas of the skin are clogged they develop blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples which result in irritation and even scarring. What causes acne? With an array of causes such as DNA damage, oxidative stress and even environmental stressors, according to the NCBI, almost 70% is caused by genetics.

The question remains; however, is there a cure for acne? Although there is not one stand-alone cure, it is always possible that acne can be cured or at least treated effectively. In fact, acne can be managed with the right regimen. A healthy diet is always key along with daily activity. Whether it is going to the gym, engaging in strength training and calisthenics or riding your bike, engaging in cross training and cardio. It is also important to keep yourself happy and motivated, as stress is another cause for acne. And keep yourself hydrated, drinking water and coconut water instead of reaching for those sugar infused sodas that taste good, but do nothing for your health.

Another way you can manage acne is by incorporating the ZO Skin Health's Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment into your daily skin regimen. As you may or may not be aware, this daily treatment helps target excess oiliness and as a result, helps decrease breakouts on the skin. This ZO Skin Health addition also features textured pads which create a dual action exfoliation. This exfoliation works to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores from forming, the kind of clogged pores that cause acne. Made up of Salicylic Acid 2.0%, this product is infused with a plethora of ingredients such as glycolic acid and a botanical blend of extracts including both barley and sandalwood. As this product is free of parabens and gluten, it works immensely to calm and soothe irritated skin, allowing your skin to heal.

As this ZO Skin Health addition works effectively in treating acne, it also works to prevent future breakouts. If you suffer from acne or know someone who does, they don't have to suffer anymore. The Offects TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment is available now for $51. You can find this treatment online at ZO Skin Health or through your nearest physician and dermatologist.

Get the makeup look: Diane Lane at the 70th annual Tony Awards

Diane Lane at the 70th
annual Tony Awards.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
for Tony Awards Productions)
Every year the Tony Awards honor, acknowledge and recognize the talent in the world of theatre. For the 70th annual Tony Awards this year, New York actress Diane Lane made an appearance. As a presenter of the Tony Awards last night for "Best Revival of a Play", Lane wore a comfortably chic zebra print, wide-leg romper paired with open-toe heels. Lane's hair was pulled back in a very sleek style and was complemented strongly by her amazing makeup. In fact, it was her makeup that brought her entire look together. Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty makeup artist Tim Quinn, Lane looked ultimately amazing at the event yesterday.

"I wanted to give her a golden makeup look to complement her vintage zebra print silk romper. The outfit has a youthful, flirty feel and her makeup followed suit," Giorgio Armani Beauty makeup artist Tim Quinn said about the makeup look.

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

First and foremost, the world-renowned makeup artist prepped the starlet's face by applying the Armani Beauty Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm. As he continued, he applied the Armani Beauty Prima Skin Perfector in lieu of powder with the Urban Decay Setting Spray followed by the Armani Beauty Crema Nuda in #3. "Blending the moisturizing balm and the crema nuda together works as an outstanding primer," Quinn shared.

Then, he applied the Armani Beauty Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20 in #5 to areas that needed a touch more coverage. Quinn sculpted Lane's face with the Armani Beauty Sun Fabric in #100. Then, Quinn layered the Armani Beauty Cheek Fabric in #503 adding a layer of the Armani Beauty Prima Skin Perfector to finish the face.

As Quinn continued, he applied the Armani Beauty Eye Tint Glamorous Liquid Eyeshadows in #10 and #11 to Lane's lids, where he swept the #11 tint from lash-to-crease right before blending #10 on the lash line, to soften and diffuse the liner. His goal was to bring out the starlet's eyes with warm browns and rose gold. The internationally known makeup artist, then, lined Lane's eyes with the Armani Beauty Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in #1. To complete the eye portion of the look, he applied the Armani Beauty High Precision Brow Pencil in #2. Quinn wanted to make sure the brows were not too opaque.

To finish the look, Quinn applied the Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy Color & Care lipstick in #102.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Diane Lane's makeup look at the 70th annual Tony Awards.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Get the makeup look: Mary Elizabeth Winstead at the 70th annual Tony Awards

Mary Elizabeth Winstead at the 70th
annual Tony Awards.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
for Tony Awards Productions)
Every year the Tony Awards recognize and honor only the best in theatre and tonight they returned to Radio City Music Hall to do just that. Award-winning actress and presenter for "Best Supporting Actress in a Musical" Mary Elizabeth Winstead stunned the red carpet earlier this evening in a gorgeous black dress courtesy of Zuhair Murad. To accent her dress, she wore Miu Miu shoes along with Peter Pilotto for Swarovski Atelier jewels and a classic clutch by Edie Parker. As her hair depicted a modern Audrey Hepburn, her makeup really brought her entire look together. In fact, Winstead teamed up with celebrity makeup artist and Simple Skincare Advisory Board member, Gita Bass for a look to complement her dress.

“Mary's dress was so glamorous yet really cool at the same time and it reminded us of a modern day Audrey Hepburn. This was the inspiration for the makeup,” Gita Bass said about the look.

So, is it possible to re-create this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Bass prepped the skin with the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water followed by the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15, where Bass, then, mixed a few drops of the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid. This works to create a naturally radiant yet dewy glow.

As the celebrity makeup artist continued, she applied the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation followed by the Cle de Peau Concealer wherever needed. Then, taking the cheek veil from the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette, Bass applied this to Winstead's cheek bones. As she continued, she applied the lighter shade of glow veil from the same Laura Mercier palette directly onto Winstead's brow bones.

What about the eyes?

For the eyes, Bass applied the NARS Pro Prime followed by the Rituel De Fille Eye Soot in Sigil on the actress's lids and inner corners of her eyes. To create a soft cat-eye look, Bass used the Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Liquid Liner before finishing the eyes with a few generous coats of the Chanel Inimitable Mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

To complete the look, Bass applied the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Mary Elizabeth Winstead's makeup look at the 70th annual Tony Awards.

Get the makeup look: Saoirse Ronan at the 70th annual Tony Awards

Saoirse Ronan at the 70th
annual Tony Awards.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
for Tony Awards Productions)
The 70th annual Tony Awards kicked off earlier this evening in the heart of the big apple at Radio City Music Hall. As a traditional awards ceremony, the Tony Awards recognize and acknowledge the talent in theatre. Actress Saoirse Ronan made an appearance this evening, where she stunned the red carpet in a simple light rose pink gown. Currently starring on Broadway in The Crucible as Abigail Williams, Ronan's look is picturesque. As her hair was kept simple, her makeup look brought everything together. In fact, the starlet teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Talia Sparrow for a modern yet romantic makeup look.

Celebrity makeup artist Talia Sparrow said, “I wanted to give Saoirse a modern and romantic look with youthful, dewy skin for tonight’s Tony Awards. To complement her beautiful porcelain skin, I used Laura Mercier cosmetics to keep her look “clean and fresh, while sculpting without contouring.”

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

First and foremost, Sparrow prepped the skin using the ReVive Balancing Toner followed by the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Blemish-less. This combination works to give Ronan soft, moisturized skin which is important for red carpet events. The celebrity makeup artist believes that the number one rule to achieving flawless, glowing skin is priming it sharing, “If you have a good canvas, makeup sits better.”

As Sparrow continued, she applied the Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Crème followed by the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1. Not only does this work to even-out the complexion, but promote a healthy and much needed glow. Taking the Laura Mercier Face Illuminators in Devotion and in Seduction, Sparrow applied Devotion on Ronan's cheekbones and Seduction to the bridge of Ronan's nose. She also applied Devotion to Ronan's cupid's bow and brow bone. Sparrow prefers highlighting rather than contouring for a more natural yet multi-dimensional look. To set the look, Sparrow used the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Soft Porcelain.

To complement Ronan’s dress and charming hairstyle, Sparrow used the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Seashell. She, then, took the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Pink Opal and layered this product onto of Seashell for depth. This color combination is also amazing for anyone with blue eyes.

Taking the Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara, Sparrow primed Ronan's lashes by applying them to both the top and bottom lashes. She continued by applying three coats of the Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara. Sparrow tightlined Ronan’s top lashes with the Laura Mercier Kajal D’Orient Eye Liner in Noir which works to accentuate the eyes.

To finish the look, Sparrow applied the Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Petal Pink.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Saoirse Ronan's makeup look at the 70th annual Tony Awards.

Get the makeup look: Lupita Nyong'o at the 70th annual Tony Awards

Lupita Nyong'o at the
70th annual Tony Awards.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
for Tony Awards Productions)
Every year, the Tony Awards recognize the talent within the world of theatre. And tonight, they celebrate their 70th annual awards ceremony at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC. With an array of talented actors and actresses, Lupita Nyong'o really stole the spotlight tonight when she stunned the red carpet in a beautiful, floral Hugo Boss dress. As a Lancôme ambassadress, the stunning starlet teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose for a makeup look to complement her dress.

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

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Nyong'o's skin with the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum followed by the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl. Barose, then, applied the Lancôme La Base Pro Pore Eraser Mattifying Primer on Nyong'o's T-Zone area.

Next, Barose applied the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick in Suede C all over the beautiful actress's face. He, then, applied the Lancôme Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer in Deep Suede under her eyes and around her mouth. As he continued, he applied the Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder in Suede on the T-Zone area and perimeter of her face. To complete the face, Barose applied the Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette in Rum Raisin along with the Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter in Rosegold Lights.

Then, Barose started on the eyes where he used the Lancôme Sourcils Gel Waterproof Eyebrow Gel-Cream in Noir. As he continued, he applied the Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base in Sienne. He, then dusted with the Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder in Suede to set the starlet's eyes. Barose used the Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow in Sapphire Lace.

Next, the celebrity makeup artist lined Nyong'o's eyes with the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in Parisian Night and the Lancôme Grandiôse Liquid Liner in Matte Black. And for added drama, he coated her lashes with the Lancôme Grandiôse Extreme Mascara in Noire Excès.

To finish the makeup look, Barose prepped the lips with the Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm in Honey-In-Rose. He, then lined Nyong'o lips with the Lancôme Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolate. To complete the lips, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge in Sienna Ultime.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Lupita Nyong'o's 70th annual Tony Awards makeup look.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kara Ross debuts her second Diamonds Unleashed collection on HSN

This gorgeous Vermeil Upsell Cuff is part of the 2nd collection for
Diamonds Unleashed on HSN. Kara Ross will debut her
2nd jewelry collection for
Diamonds Unleashed live
on HSN Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST.
Mark your calendars, as world-renowned jewelry designer Kara Ross will be appearing on HSN to debut her highly anticipated Diamonds Unleashed collection. As the 2nd collection within the partnership with the direct and online retailer, Ross will be live this Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 7 PM EST. Inspired by Ross’s eclectic style, this new collection features designs unique, priceless pieces you are destined to truly love and appreciate. Celebrating women’s empowerment, independence and solidarity, Diamonds Unleashed has partnered with CanadaMark Dominion Diamond Company to ensure and verify that all diamonds in the collection are both discoverable and detectable.
"My Summer 2016 Diamonds Unleashed collection for HSN includes 19 pieces of extremely wearable and interchangeable pieces. We really focused on the fact that our HSN customer likes to “customize” her jewelry and have many options. I wanted to create a collection that was wearable luxury, and something for everyone to reach a multi-generational demographic," Kara Ross shared with me.

Ross also added, "Our favorite pieces from the summer 2016 collection are: the twisted Metal Cuff (whose medallion coin can be flipped and interchanged), the white diamond 1970's inspired medallion pendant, the Snake Bangle, which was inspired by a vintage snake watch and the coiled Snake Ring, which matches the bangle where each of those pieces feature black enamel scales."

When asked about the Diamonds Unleashed Vermeil Upsell Cuff, Ross said, "The Diamonds Unleashed open cuff bangle comes with one charm and every pendant from this collection is an “enhancer” which means it can slip off the chain and onto the bangle below to become a charm. This bangle is just $99 and contains a real diamond. It is also features interchangeable charms. This is something new and fun we are introducing this season."

As you may or may not already be aware, Diamonds Unleashed is all about "giving back" as 100% of net profits from jewelry sales will go to organizations She's the First and Girls Who Code. In fact, Diamonds Unleashed has fully committed to make a minimum donation of $20,000 to both organizations to provide educational scholarships for girls. For more information about the 2016 Diamonds Unleashed collection visit Diamonds Unleashed and HSN today.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Love Goodly celebrates anniversary by donating 100% proceeds to Farm Sanctuary

Love Goodly is a world-renowned subscription service that delivers eco-friendly, cruelty-free and vegan products directly to your door. Also offering both GMO-free and non-toxic essentials, Love Goodly has everything from beauty to accessories to snacks and more. And the best part is, everything supports a cause. Love Goodly recently teamed up with the Hurraw! lip balm brand for a limited-edition lip balm. And in keeping with their do-good fashion, Love Goodly is donating 100% of all proceeds from the exclusive Hurraw! lip balm to Farm Sanctuary, one of Love Goodly's long-time cause partners.

“The collaboration was a natural choice – since Hurraw! makes the most amazing vegan and raw lip balm, along with supporting Farm Sanctuary like we do, so it’s a win-win," co-founder, Katie Bogue Miller told me.

Hurraw! also shared, “Farm Sanctuary and Love Goodly are great working examples of how to effectively introduce cruelty-free and vegan lifestyle choices into the mainstream. In the past 10 years, we've seen a wave of companies and organizations not simply capitalizing on a trend, but pushing a positive agenda because they believe in common goals for the future. What's not to like about that!?"

As you may or may not be already aware, Hurraw! lip balms are poured individually with only premium ingredients that are organic, vegan, and raw. This eco-friendly and cruelty-free balm is available now and will also be available in Love Goodly's specially curated anniversary box coming up in August and September.

Featuring a deliciously decadent 'choco' and 'mint' flavor, this eco-luxe balm is available now for only $4.29. For more information about the Hurraw! Choco Mint lip balm, visit Love Goodly today. A helping hand is truly one of the most powerful things you can do especially if it is towards a great cause like this one. #LoveGoodlyxHurraw