Posts Tagged ‘eye-makeup tips’

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!

Kourtney Kardashian goes bold with blue eyeliner

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Kourtney Kardashian goes bold with blue eyeliner

When you’re a part of the Kardashian family, it’s almost mandatory to look beautiful whenever you’re out in public. Kourtney Kardashian knows that this is true, especially when walking along the red carpet. Recently, the reality television star made an appearance at the 30th birthday bash held for her longtime boyfriend, Scott Disick.

At the event, her lacy, feathery dress stole most of the show, giving her an edgy look that most people aren’t used to seeing. However, it might have been Kardashian’s eye makeup that truly made her appear more unique – blue eyeliner was on tap! It also seemed as if Kardashian wore a bit of bronzer to give her face some summer-inspired color while she smiled for photographers. Because her eye makeup was so dramatic, she chose to go light on her pout with a sheer glossy lipstick.

It’s too early to tell if this is the new type of look that Kardashian will be rocking in the future. However, you can take advantage of her style now before everyone else hops on the bandwagon. To avoid looking too over-the-top, Redbook magazine recommends using blue eyeliner on your inner rims for a clean appearance.

Heather Graham shines in Europe with dramatic eye makeup

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Heather Graham shines in Europe with dramatic eye makeup

One woman who knows a thing or two about attending red carpet events is Heather Graham. The illustrious actress has been going to these events for years, and she recently showed up to the European premiere of “The Hangover III” to wow audiences once again with her beauty.

Graham wore a stunning black dress that showed off her curves as she posed for photographers. To complement the elegance of the ensemble, she rimmed her eyes with black eyeliner and an ample amount of dark mascara to give her peepers some drama. On her lips, she wore a subtle shade of magenta that was just enough to give her pout some eye-catching color.

If you want to recreate Graham’s appearance on your own face for an upcoming event, all you need is dark eye makeup to help you achieve your goal. Simply use a long-lasting, waterproof mascara to give your lashes some much-needed length. Then, use a black eyeliner around your eyes to top off the look. Redbook magazine encourages you to keep your chin up during the application process to make it easier and increase accuracy.

Khloe Kardashian Odom shows off pout in nude shade

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Khloe Kardashian Odom shows off pout in nude shade

When she isn’t promoting her clothing line or reality television show, Khloe Kardashian Odom is making red carpet appearances around the world. Recently, the celebrity was present at the launch of the Glam Louder Program and Bling It On! Contest for HPNOTIQ liqueur, and she couldn’t have looked more stunning.

The Kardashian sister showed off her curves in a little, tight-fitting dress composed of horizontal red and white stripes – very summer chic! On her face, she wore a nude lipstick and only a hint of pink blush on the apples of her cheeks. Around her peepers, she opted for black mascara and a bit of black eyeliner to give her eyes some intrigue.

Just because you don’t have your own reality television show doesn’t mean that you can’t look fabulous this season! One way to fall in line with trends of the summer is to wear a neutral lipstick on your lips. Bella Sugar recommends looking for one that has a glossy finish to ensure that your appearance doesn’t fall flat. Before you put it on, be sure to exfoliate your lips to remove dead skin and give yourself a clean surface.

Stars shine with neutral makeup at Cannes Film Festival

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Stars shine with neutral makeup at the Cannes Film Festival

Anyone who knows anything about movies will tell you that the Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film events of the year. Not only is it where some of Hollywood’s finest are recognized for their work on the silver screen, but their fashion as well! This year, numerous celebrities showed up to the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival to celebrate a year that’s already been filled with blockbuster hits.

Many of the stars who attended the event turned heads for their ensembles as well as the makeup they wore on the red carpet. Whether you didn’t get a chance to pick up a celebrity gossip magazine yet or search the Internet for Cannes Film Festival news, it’s not too late to see who wore what in front of the cameras! Some of these ladies’ fashion and cosmetic choices will likely set the tone for the upcoming season.

Emma Watson
This gorgeous celebrity has come a long way since originally gaining worldwide fame in the “Harry Potter” movie series. At the Cannes Film Festival, Watson chose to show off her natural beauty through the makeup she selected for the event. Rather than opt for a bold lipstick, she selected a subtle pink for her pout. Additionally, Watson kept it simple with her eyes – it seems that she had a bit of silver shimmery eyeshadow on her lids to brighten up her peepers. A hint of black mascara was also added to extend her natural lashes. However, there was nothing more than that on her face to showcase her stunning natural features!

Carey Mulligan
Watson wasn’t the only star who chose to tone it down for the red carpet event – Carey Mulligan, who starred in “The Great Gatsby,” also decided to wear less makeup in front of the cameras. Just like Watson, she proved that you don’t need to cake on the blush and eyeliner to look beautiful! Mulligan had a bit of dark mascara on her lashes to give them some volume, but did little else around her peepers. Instead of going with a vivid shade of lipstick, she thought it would be best to wear a nude shade on her pout, which worked wonderfully with her skin tone. It appears that Mulligan chose to skip the blush and opt for even more simplicity on her cheeks, and it suited her incredibly well.

Nicole Kidman
Another renowned actress who knows a thing or two about walking red carpets is Nicole Kidman, and she was present at the Cannes Film Festival. Kidman chose to wear a peachy lipstick on her lips that shined as she smiled for the cameras. She decided to be a bit bolder than Mulligan and Watson with her eye makeup choice, creating a cat-eye look around her peepers with mascara and eyeliner, according to My Daily. This technique was executed wonderfully to bring out the baby blue color of her irises.

Julianne Moore
At the Cannes Film Festival, many found Moore’s poofy retro dress to be a little much, according to The Huffington Post. However, she hit the right note with her makeup, which gave her a lively appearance. Moore had a bit of rouge blush on her cheeks and complemented the color with a deep pink lipstick on her pout. She also decided to create a dramatic look using black eyeliner and mascara around her eyes to truly make them sparkle.

Whether you want to recreate Emma Watson’s look or Carey Mulligan’s neutral appearance, it’s worth taking notes before you whip out your bag of cosmetics!

Crystals and glitter can brighten up any face

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Crystals and glitter can brighten up any face

One trend that has been booming in recent months is glitter, and it isn’t going away any time soon. Elle magazine claims that it’s all about sparkling these days, whether you have a cocktail party to attend or you’re going to another formal event. Specifically, more models are being seen with gemstones on everything from their eyelids to their pouts, replacing lipstick and eyeshadow – for at least the time being.

But is it really practical to go all-out with gems and glitter? What if you’re only getting ready to go to work?

“Less is more,” celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips told the news source, claiming that crystals might be best reserved for runway shows. “Unless it’s for a performance, I wouldn’t have your entire lips crystalled.”

In some instances, you might feel downright uncomfortable wearing any type of makeup that gives you some shine. However, you don’t need to be a teenager to flaunt this look in a stylish manner. If you’re afraid of how glitter might appear on your face, Marie Claire magazine recommends taking it slowly and applying it to your eyelids first. Then, you can move on to shimmery blush and lip gloss.

Do you know how to bring out your inner 1920s flapper?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Do you know how to bring out your inner 1920s flapper?

If you haven’t seen “The Great Gatsby” yet, you might be missing out on some of the hottest makeup trends of the season! It’s not uncommon for Hollywood to set the tone for styles in the world of cosmetics, and this movie was no different. Now, it seems like everyone wants to get a taste of the 1920s and bring out the Daisy Buchanan in herself!

The Huffington Post reported that the 1920s were all about bringing out the most of your feminine qualities through your makeup. This is why women were seen all dolled up with bold lipsticks and eyeliner – no, they weren’t just craving attention! This was the style of the day, and it was used heavily throughout “The Great Gatsby.”

Dark eye makeup was a cornerstone of style in the 1920s, and it wasn’t just flappers who rocked the look. Anyone who wanted to appear glamorous knew that dramatic eye makeup was the ticket. To achieve the perfect look from this era, Hollywood Life recommends being generous with your mascara and giving your lashes some volume. On your lips, opt for a bold red to make your pout truly stand out.

Which trends were set at the 2013 Met Gala?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Which trends were set at the 2013 Met Gala?

Now that the 2013 Met Gala has come to an end, fashionistas everywhere are starting to pick out styles that they think will become booming trends in the coming season. Brad Goreski for E! News recently went over what he loved at the gala, as well as what he thinks will be seen more often in the next few months.

It seems that cut-out dresses are here to stay, as seen on celebrities such as Jessica Alba at the event. Whether you have a cut-out T-shirt or dress that you want to flaunt, summer will be the perfect time to do so. The smoky eye also appears to be making a return – more women were spotted with this dramatic look on the red carpet. Give it one more season before you ditch your dark mascara and eyeshadow for something brighter!

Finally, beautiful manicures also seemed to be a trend at the gala. Think studs and neon nail polish for summer! Not sure how to take advantage of this style? Harper’s Bazaar magazine claims that it’s as easy as wearing a little glitter on your fingers or opting for contrasting colors.

Carmen Electra knows how to wear black eyeliner – do you?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Carmen Electra knows how to wear black eyeliner - do you?

One woman who knows a thing or two about looking fabulous in front of the camera is Carmen Electra. The celebrity, who’s renowned for everything from her acting skills to her beautiful body, recently celebrated her 41st birthday in style. To top it all off, Electra wore dramatic eye makeup to complement her chic ensemble.

The celebrity chose to celebrate her birthday in Las Vegas with her close friends, and she wore a body-hugging black dress to commemorate the event. It had long sleeves and cascaded down to her thighs, where it stopped short to showcase Electra’s stunning legs.

On her eyes, she wore dramatic black eyeliner to make her peepers seem wider and more intriguing. Electra opted for a glossy neutral lipstick on her pout and allowed her eyes to do all of the talking. To finish off her appearance, she wore dark mascara that gave her lashes length and volume.

If you want to achieve a similar look with your eyeliner, Redbook magazine recommends keeping your head tilted upward as you apply it. This can help you see the entire rims of your eyes as you use the pencil.

Nina Dobrev flaunts her beauty on the red carpet

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Nina Dobrev flaunts her beauty on the red carpet

Renowned for her roles on a wide variety of television shows, Nina Dobrev has made her mark on Hollywood early in her young career. Her celebrity status recently earned her a ticket to the red carpet world premiere of “The Great Gatsby,” where she showed off her natural beauty.

Dobrev chose to wear a black dress with a gold glitter pattern on the front to add some flair to her overall look. However, it was her makeup that truly stole the show, complementing her ensemble and accentuating the highlights of her stunning face.

The actress opted to go with dark black eyeliner around her peepers and opted for smoky eyeshadow on her lids. On her cheeks, she had a hint of pink blush and rounded off the look with a neutral lipstick on her pout.

If you want to try a smoky eye look like Dobrev, InStyle magazine recommends using a medium-sized eyeshadow brush to blend accordingly. Then, don’t skimp on the mascara as you add volume and drama to your lashes. If you want to lighten the look, use a shimmery silver eyeshadow on the inner corners of your peepers.