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Emma Stone’s Makeup Bag Must-Haves

8 Aug

The natural blonde-turned-fiery redhead just picked up the People’s Choice Award for her role in “The Help.” The 23-year-old, who first gave audiences a glimpse of her quick wit as a member of team Apatow in 2007’s “Superbad,” is also a fashion darling; impressive turns in Chanel couture, Giambattista Valli, and Calvin Klein Collection have made her a regular on best-dressed lists.

But it’s her beauty prowess that’s got us hooked on Stone. The newly named global brand ambassador for Revlon isn’t afraid to wear a cat-eye with a Lanvin gown or a fluorescent pink pout with a Preen sheath dress, and yet she’s not one to labor over her look (“I like to do my face and get out of the house,” said the actress). Here, the comedienne delivers some keen wisdom on what keeps her glowing—with a few wisecracks thrown in for good measure.

Aura Cacia Grapeseed Skin Care Oil

“Not to brag, but I have a lot of allergies. I’m seriously allergic to everything. So I just use natural grape seed oils from the grocery store on my face as moisturizer. After the shower, I pat it on, and then I’ll use it throughtout the day and night. I pretty much smell like grape all the time.”

Revlon ColorStay Makeup in Buff

“I’ve been using this foundation since I started wearing makeup. My mom always wore Revlon, so it was a big moment when I became brand ambassador. But I’m actually trying to go easier on foundation these days. I had to wear so much for the film I’m working on, Gangster Squad – It’s set in the 1940’s – and I was completely covered in thick makeup. So I’m trying to let my skin breathe for a bit.”

Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo and Nounou Conditioner

“I need a lot of moisture for my skin, but not for my hair. I have the opposite problem with my scalp as I do with my face. This clarifying shampoo doesn’t weigh down my hair, and the conditioner is great for baby fine hair. It also smells very good too.”

Burt’s Bees Natural Ageless Intensive Repairing Serum

“I can’t use a lot of skin care creams because I’m so sensitive to everything, but I’ve had luck with this!”

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Candy Apple

“I like how it’s got color, but it’s basically a lip balm. My favorite shape is Candy Apple – I love my reds. I think it’s kind of awesome to wear red on your lips, especially if you have red hair. I’ll use lipstick if I’m going to a big event and that’s all I can fit in my clutch. But in general , lipstick is too darn drying for me, and I end up eating it off my lips.”

Redken Color Gels 8AB Stardust and Redken EQ 000 Crystal Clear Glaze

“Tracey Cunningham is the only woman I trust to stick her hands in my hair. I’ve been turned ultraviolet purple before. It’s very tricky business going red. She was the one who first made me red and I’ve been devoted ever since.”

 

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Using Colored Eyeliner

21 Jul

The end of the summer is  near, but it’s not over yet. There’s still time for colorful fun. I noticed people are talking about colored eyeliner and I decided to take a look. I think it gives a fun twist you your makeup specially now that bold and neon color are so trenndy.

The best way to find the best color eyeliner for you is by using your eye color as your guide—not your skin tone. Some colors make certain eye colors really pop, so here’s a little handy-dandy guide to help you figure out what color is best for you!

If you have brown eyes… My personal favorite for brown eyes is purple or yellow. Brown eyes also look really pretty with shades of green (like turquoise), blue, gold, and copper too.


If you have blue eyes… Blue eyes looks gorgeous with orangey, rose or bronze shades. It’s always a good idea to use a contrasting color with blue eyes since most of the time blue eyeliner can actually take away from the blue color of your eyes. Needless to say, some blues do work—but it’s just a matter of testing it out with your eyes and seeing if it washes your eye color out too much. More often than not, artificial shades of blues look really awkward when paired with a beautifully natural blue eye—so beware! You can also use purple colors such as plum and lavender on blue eyes.


If you have green eyes… You can use green on green eyes, but just make sure that the liner isn’t taking away from your natural color. Blue and purple liner also looks really pretty with green eyes. If your eyes have little specks of brown in them, gold liner looks nice too. My favorite shade for green eyes though is burgundy kind of what Rihanna is wearing above.


If you have hazel eyes… You can wear the same colors someone with brown or green eyes can wear. Golds, purples, apricot shades, dark greens, coppery bronzes also look really good with hazel eyes.
No matter what eye color you have…These colors will work for you:

  • Navy
  • Charcoal
  • Chocolate Brown
  • Black

If you’re going to wear colored eyeliner, wear a neutral eyeshadow and then line your eyes with a fun color. If you’re a bit more daring, coordinate your liner with your shadow for a super colorful and fashion forward look! But, if your eyes are going to be making a statement, keep the rest of your makeup natural and subtler looking.
So, what color liner are you going to try first?

Makeup Tutorial For Small Eyes

16 Jul

I came across this great makeup tutorial for small eyes online and I found very helpful and easy to follow. Below are some tips as well as a list of products to use for your face and eyes, also a cheaper alternative to the more expensive brands. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Tips to Keep in Mind:

  1. Apply lightest shadow or shimmer to the lid
  2. Keep dark shadows on the outer part of the eye
  3. If using black eyeliner, apply to upper waterline
  4. Accent lower lashline with Glitter Liner
  5. Apply white or flesh-colored eyeliner to waterline
  6. Curl your lashes

Face:

  • Makeup Forever Camouflage Palette (Sephora and eBay)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (eBay)
  • MAC Invisible Set Powder (Makeup Geek Store)
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer (Sephoraa / eBay)
  • NYX Peach Blush  (Makeup Geek Store)

Eyes:

  • Soft Ochre Paintpot (eBay)
  • MAC Solar White Eyeshadow
  • MAC Kid Eyeshadow
  • MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow
  • MAC Satellite Dreams Eyeshadow
  • MAC Beautiful Iris Eyeshadow
  • NYX Crystal Glitter Liner (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (Amazon / eBay)
  • Stila Kajal Eye Liner # 02 Topaz (Sephora)
  • Shue Uemura Lash Curler (Sephora / eBay)
  • Bourjois Clubbing Mascara (eBay)
  • Covergirl Professional Mascara or Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black

Cheaper Alternatives

  • For MUFE Camouflage Palette: Graftobian Corrector Shades Palette (eBay)
  • For MAC Kid: NYX Nude Eyeshadow (Makeup Geek Store)
  • For MAC Vanilla: NYX Highlight Eyeshadow (Makeup Geek Store)
  • For MAC Satellite Dreams:  NYX Deep Purple Eyeshadow (Makeup Geek Store)
  • For MAC Beautiful Iris: NYX Frosted Lilac (Makeup Geek Store)
  • For Shue Uemura Curler: Revlon Lash Curler (eBay)

How To Rock Dark Eye Makeup

12 Jul

Carbon, the most beloved makeup shade, has never waned in popularity. But with new darker-than-dark pigments, black is better than ever

 

The all-time most popular, most-applied makeup shade isn’t a classic crimson or a workaday beige. It’s black, in all its chic-to-grunge glory. Long before smoky shadow and liner were as universal on the red carpet as Ryan Seacrest, Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra decorated their lids with a homemade glossy kohl pigment—pulverized copper, iron, or lead mixed with oil and painted on with a wood, bone, or ivory stick (the first eyeliner brush). “There isn’t a shade that works with every skin tone and eye color as well as black,” says Collier Strong, a L’Oréal makeup artist. “It’s the most universally flattering makeup shade—ever. “The woman with the sexy, outlined dark eye—she’s the one that gets noticed across the room.” Consider yourself warned.

 

Three Ways to Wear It

Shiny Lids:   To create model Daria Werbowy’s liquid-look, onyx smoky eyes, De Mey, Lancôme’s artistic director, blended a black pencil with lip balm on the back of his hand “until I got the perfect intensity of noir,” then he dabbed the blend onto lids “with a very light touch.”

Spiky Lashes:  De Mey tight-lined Werbowy’s upper lids with black liner, then loaded them with the mascara.

Winged Liner:  De Mey drew a graphic Sophia Loren–inspired cat eye with precise strokes of liquid liner. Create the shape using a gray pencil, then trace over with a slanted brush and matte black gel or liquid liner. Finish with a Q-tip dipped in serum to clean the under eye and prep for concealer.

 

L’Oreal Paris Intense Carbon Black “is twice as black as any other liner in,” promises Collier Strong, a L’Oréal makeup artist.

 

 

 

 

 

Even primers are turning to the dark side: Layer Beauty Is Life Multi Black Magic on bare lids to keep smoky shadow crease free.

 

 

 

 

For a hint of shiner, dust lids with Lancome Color Design eye shadow in The New Black

 

 

 

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