Posts Tagged ‘celebrity makeup’

Kris Jenner still has love for the smoky eye look

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Kris Jenner still has love for the smokey eye look

While her daughters may be more renowned for being in the spotlight, Kris Jenner spends plenty of time in the public eye as well. The mother of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian recently made an appearance at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and she couldn't have been more ready for the red carpet.

It seems like Jenner has been spending an ample amount of time under the sun as of late, flaunting an early summer tan in her little black dress. On her face, Jenner chose to wear a nude lipstick and spend more time focusing on her eye makeup. On her lids, she rocked a smoky eye look with dark eyeshadow. Jenner also wore plenty of black mascara and eyeliner to give her peepers a dramatic appearance. It was a bold move for the Kardashian mom, who is constantly trying to stay as stylish as her successful daughters!

If you want to create a similar look, there are a couple of ways you can do so with the right tools and makeup. InStyle magazine encouraged the use of a medium round brush to apply charcoal-colored eyeshadow and establish a flawless appearance. Don't forget to use silver on the inner corners of the eyes to truly make your peepers pop!

Connie Britton shines with simple pink lipstick

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Connie Britton shines with simple pink lipstick

If you’ve watched “American Horror Story,” you know who Connie Britton is. The actress, who starred in the first season of the series, has been picking up gigs around Hollywood for quite some time. Perhaps this is why she’s invited to some of the most prestigious events around the globe!

Recently, Britton made an appearance at the 41st Annual FiFi Awards wearing a stunning strapless navy blue dress that cascaded down to her ankles. Because the ensemble practically stole the show, Britton didn’t need to wear much makeup to impress onlookers on the red carpet.

She opted for a simple pink lipstick on her pout that gave her lips some glossiness. On her cheeks, she wore a bit of deep pink blush, then chose to go with dark eyeliner around the rims of her peepers. The simplicity of her makeup complemented the rest of her look.

If you want to flaunt a simple, subtle pink lipstick but you don’t know how, there are a couple of ways you can nail it on the first try. Fist you need to choose a shade that suits your style and skin tone.  Then, InStyle magazine recommended using a neutral lip pencil on your pout to start, then swipe shimmer over your lipstick once it’s on to warm up the color.

Sandra Bullock keeps it simple at the premiere of ‘The Heat’

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Sandra Bullock keeps it simple at the premiere of

When you're an actress in Hollywood, you need to constantly look stellar in order to please the crowd, especially on the red carpet. Even when you're going to a promotion overseas, it helps to show a hint of glamor, and Sandra Bullock knows all about this.

Recently, the star showed up to the premiere of her new movie, "The Heat," in the United Kingdom. Bullock, who's been in the acting business for quite some time, knows that it's imperative to look stunning at these types of events. Perhaps this is why she opted for limited makeup to highlight her natural features.

At the premiere, Bullock wore a subtle shade of pink lipstick on her pout and a bit of blush on her cheeks to heighten her appearance. On her eyes, she sported black mascara and eyeliner to give herself a more awake look. 

If you want to wear blush like Bullock this summer, Redbook magazine recommended using a smaller brush for application. This can give you control over where the blush appears on the cheeks. Additionally, don't forget to smile during the application process to hone in on the apples of your cheeks!

Taylor Swift goes glam with glistening silver eyeshadow

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Taylor Swift goes glam with glistening silver eyeshadow

Taylor Swift has become a favorite of the media as of late, and for good reason. Not only is she a tremendous singer of both country and pop music, but she's growing into a beautiful young woman. Recently, Swift showed off her natural beauty at the 41st Annual FiFi Awards and made a bold statement with her makeup.

Gone are the days when Swift was just a teenager singing about her broken heart – now, the songstress is all about reigning supreme in the fashion world as well as the music industry. Swift wore a gorgeous white dress to the event, which would've been considered plain if it weren't for her stunning eye makeup. The pop star chose to wear an ample amount of black mascara and eyeliner around her peepers to create a dramatic appearance. On top of it all, she opted for a shimmery silver eyeshadow that truly brought out the beauty of her eyes.

If you want to achieve a similar appearance, don't be afraid to try a metallic eyeshadow! Elle magazine recommended dampening your eyeshadow brush prior to applying the makeup to your lid for a more opaque, intriguing effect.

Kim Kardashian bravely steps out in public sans makeup

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Kim Kardashian bravely steps out in public sans makeup

Even if you're a celebrity, there's no official rule that says you need to pile on the makeup before you go out in public. In fact, more women are opting for little cosmetics these days when they make appearances on the red carpet. 

Is it any coincidence that Kim Kardashian didn't mind filming a segment for her television show sans makeup? Us Weekly magazine reported that the reality star recently showed up to a Malibu vitamin shop wearing nothing on her face while speaking to her step brother, Brandon Jenner. The piece that was filmed will air on her show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." This seemed to be a gutsy move by the star, who's renowned for her ample amount of makeup and seemingly faux beauty.

If you want to tone down your makeup routine but you don't want to go bare like Kardashian, there are a few tactics you can use to create a simple, neutral look. Harper's Bazaar magazine recommended sticking to a primer and foundation to hide any blemishes on the surface of your face. Then, use a sheer creamy blush to give yourself a bit of natural-looking color.

Actresses provide makeup inspiration at the 2013 Tony Awards

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Actresses provide makeup inspiration at the 2013 Tony Awards

Women who've been waiting for a big red carpet event to gain makeup tips for the upcoming season had their fill of inspiration after the 2013 Tony Awards. This star-studded event had celebrities who weren't shy about showing off their fashion sense as well as their makeup tricks to create glamorous looks for the cameras. Whether you tuned in to the Tony Awards or you missed out, it's never too late to take notes on what some of Hollywood's hottest female actresses did with their cosmetics. Here are some of the many women who showed up to the Tonys, as well as how they looked when they posed for photographers.

Angela Bassett
One woman who doesn't need an ample amount of makeup to turn heads is Angela Bassett, and she chose to go light on it for the Tony Awards. Bassett opted to wear a glossy neutral lipstick on her pout and just a bit of black liquid eyeliner around her peepers. She proved that you don't need to pile on the cosmetics to show off your beautiful complexion, even if you're attending a big media event!

Cyndi Lauper
It's practically guaranteed that when she makes an appearance at an award show, Cyndi Lauper is going to draw a crowd. This is exactly what she did at the award show, sporting red hair in a towering updo. However, it was her makeup that truly had people talking – Lauper went bold with a fire-engine red lipstick on her pout. On her eyes, she chose to use a black mascara that gave her lashes additional length. She didn't need much else on her face to make a memorable impression on her audience.

Debra Messing
A certain actress who decided to be daring with her eye makeup at the Tony Awards was Debra Messing. The actress decided to create a cat-eye look with black eyeliner and dark gray eyeshadow that made her peepers the stars of the show. She also wore black mascara to give her lashes volume and depth. On her lips, Messing played it safe with a neutral, nude lipstick that didn't take away from what she tried to accomplish with her eyeshadow and eyeliner. While some might say that the color around her eyes was too much, Messing created balance by opting for little makeup elsewhere on her face.

Scarlett Johansson
Cyndi Lauper wasn't the only one who showed that you can confidently wear a bold lipstick on the red carpet – Scarlett Johansson did just the same. However, the actress opted to go with a deeper red on her pout, reminiscent of wine. On her eyelids, she wore a little bit of bronze, shimmery eyeshadow to ensure that her peepers didn't fall flat. Not all women are brave enough to sport a vivid color on their lips, but Johansson and Lauper proved that it's easier than you think!

Rita Wilson
This is the year to get more involved with the colorful cosmetics you have in your collection, and Rita Wilson showed women how to do so at the Tony Awards. The actress wore a bit of blue eyeliner around her eyes at the event to complement her deep blue dress. It worked wonderfully with her nude, glossy lipstick and black mascara, which topped off her appearance. Wilson also showed that you can never be too old to wear bright colors, especially when they happen to be in style – 2013 is the year to go bold and try it out!

Whether you're on the hunt for new makeup or want to try something new this season with your cosmetics, the looks from the Tony Awards can help you start brainstorming.

Sofia Vergara welcomes summer with a bright blue dress

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Sofia Vergara welcomes summer with a bright blue dress

Sofia Vergara is one actress who's not only popular for her humorous role on television, but for her natural beauty as well. It's no wonder that cameras follow her everywhere she goes! Recently, Vergara made an appearance at the 2013 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards, and she turned heads with her style and choice of makeup.

The celebrity chose to wear a sleeveless dress that cascaded down to her knees and hugged her body in just the right places. It's also worth noting that Vergara went with a bright shade of robin's egg blue for her dress, perhaps in celebration of the upcoming summer season. On her face, Vergara kept it simple with a bit of black eyeliner and mascara around her peepers. She chose to sport a neutral lipstick with a hint of pink on her pout, which accentuated her smile when she posed for photographers.

Like Vergara, you might want to change up your appearance in time for summer. If you want to do so without completely revamping your makeup routine, Good Housekeeping magazine recommends simply adding a little bronzer to your makeup collection and using primer to withstand hot temperatures.

Gwen Stefani knows how to confidently wear red lipstick

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Gwen Stefani knows how to confidently wear red lipstick

These days, not everyone can pull off the blonde bombshell look flawlessly. With so many fake blondes walking around, it takes a confident woman to wear the color brilliantly and pair it with the perfect makeup! Gwen Stefani, the lead singer of No Doubt, is one woman who can tell you all about it.

Throughout her illustrious music career, Stefani has become renowned for her natural beauty and blonde locks. Additionally, she’s popular for her choices of makeup and clothing – is it any wonder that she now has her own fashion line?

Recently, Stefani showed up to the premiere of “The Bling Ring” in Los Angeles, Calif., looking more stunning than ever. The singer wore bright red lipstick on her pout and a bit of silver eyeshadow to open up her peepers. On her lashes, she had a bit of black mascara to give them more volume and length.

Not sure how to wear red lipstick like a pro? The Huffington Post recommends playing with different shades until you find one that complements your skin tone. Then, exfoliate your lips before application to ensure that the lipstick goes on smoothly.

If you have trouble finding the right lipstick that matches both your natural skin tone and your personal taste, check out Lipstick Queen.

Angelina Jolie wears little makeup to the premiere of “World War Z”

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Angelina Jolie wears little makeup to the premiere of

If you’re looking for a celebrity to emulate, you might want to choose Angelina Jolie. Not only is she a brilliant actress, but she’s a natural beauty who makes her presence known both on and off the silver screen.

Recently, Jolie was by her man’s side at the premiere of “World War Z” in Germany. Brad Pitt, who stars in the movie, looked stellar next to Jolie as she smiled for the cameras. However, it was his wife who truly stole the attention with her magnificent white dress and flawless makeup. Jolie once again proved that you don’t need to wear an ample amount of cosmetics to show off your natural features.

The actress opted for a nude lipstick that accentuated her luscious lips. On her lashes, she wore a bit of mascara to highlight their length. Overall, she went light with concealer and foundation elsewhere on her face.

If you want to flaunt a natural appearance, there are a couple of ways you can pull it off flawlessly, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. Choose a lipstick that matches your complexion – make sure you’re within two shades of your natural skin tone. Then, add a hint of pink or peach blush to your cheeks to complement your pout.

Take a hint from Marilyn Monroe when it comes to lipstick

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Take a hint from Marilyn Monroe when it comes to lipstick

These days, it seems like more women are looking back in time to find makeup that truly pops and gives them a unique appearance. The 1950s come to mind when most people think of Hollywood glam, and for good reason. This is a time when women like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor reigned supreme, and their makeup styles are still trendy today.

Specifically, fire engine red lips are back at the top of every woman’s list, according to InStyle magazine. Why? Because it’s sexy and easy to do with the right long-lasting, bold lipstick. Just because you aren’t a movie star doesn’t mean that you can’t rock this look. It’s also being seen more often in the office – thank “Mad Men” for that!

To pull off red lipstick like a pro, it’s important to be confident. Don’t be shy about smiling and showing off your pout when you’re wearing this color. Real Simple magazine also recommends picking a soft, sheer shade for the daylight hours to avoid creating an in-your-face appearance. Reserve opaque hues for your nightlife when you really want to stand out!