Every season we feature a wearable look straight from the runways, and for Fall 2011 we were inspired by the catwalks of Chanel, Fendi and Badgely Mischka. This look is a wintery update on the classic smoky eye that incorporates metallic shades of silver, grey and white rather than standard black, brown and bronze hues.
To recreate this look, start by brushing a small amount of shimmery white shadow from lash line to brow. (Our pick: Stila Eyeshadow in Moonlight.) Next, apply a silvery grey shadow, such as Twilight by Stila, to the crease, blending outward to soften the effect. Then, work in a little more of the shimmery white shade just under the brow bone and at the inner corner of the lid to really make your eyes pop!
Finish the look by lining your eyes. With a fine angled brush, apply a liquid gel liner. (Julie Hewett's Gia is fab for this.) Begin at the inner corner of your eye, creating a small, fine line and then gradually build up and out as you work your way across the lash line. Add a sweep of volumizing mascara to top off your look.
Remember to keep everything else simple when wearing a dramatic eye like this. All you need is a dab of warm pinky-brown blush on the apples of your cheeks and a swipe of clear lip gloss, and you're set to go.
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Makeup How-to: Check Out All the Steps and Products That Got This Glamour Editor This Pretty Makeup Look
So Glamour had a big fancy party out in L.A. last week for Reel Moments and two of our ladies, Entertainment Editor Rebecca Sinn and West Coast Editor Jen Weinberg, stopped the Blushington Makeup and Beauty Bar (where you can choose from a bevy of makeup looks for a small $35 fee for full face or $25 for eyes only) to get all fancied up beforehand. Oh, and Jen took notes and gave us steps 'cause she's awesome like that.
Here's their "after" shot:
They're cute, right?
Today we're going to focus on Rebecca on the left there, who ordered the something called the "Smoke & Mirrors" from director of artistry Emma Willis, which basically meant she got a really gorgeous, subtle smoky eye. Here's how you can recreate it at home.
To get glowing skin:
Prep the skin with a great moisturizer or primer and make sure to massage it in all over -even around the eye area! Here she used: Embryolisse moisturizer. Next, Emma recommends moistening the makeup sponge with water, which will make the foundation (in this case Stila's Perfect and Correct Foundation) blend evenly into the skin and this also helps it really sink in to the pores! Then dust a little power just over the t-zone area, or where excessive shine is. TIP: Do not put powder all over the entire face. The skin will always look more youthful and fresh-faced if there is a little dewy-ness to it.
And finally a little cream blush and rub a little cream blush (here she used Becca Crÿme Blush in Petal and Hyacinth) into the apples of the cheeks to give a nice flush to them.
For the eyes:
Take Stila Smudge Pot in Black and Brown and mix a little of them together into the sockets of the lid, smudging and blending to create that smokey eye look. Then add a little underneath the lower lash line for definition and blend the line for a soft finish. Next, to make the eyelid pop, pat on a little gold/bronze cream shimmer.
Here Emma used Julie Hewett Face and Body Shimmer in Cleo. For that last eye step, take some black mascara and brush through the lashes in a zigzag motion to really get to the roots.
TIP: After you've applied it to the bottom lashes, take a moist Q-Tip and gentle wipe, back and forth, just at the ends of all the lashes.
This will stop the mascara from leaving those black marks on your eyelids.
For the lips:
Finish with a little of Stila's Lip Glaze in Fruit Punch.
TIP: Take a Q-tip and wipe along the inside of the lips while your mouth is closed. This will ensure no gloss on the teeth!
And that's it! Well, that's not really it--I've got Jen's how-to coming soon, as well. So sit tight and check back in a few days for more info!
Have you heard these tips before? Use any of these products? Discuss!
Reminiscent of the glamorous hollywood icons of the 50's Lucky Stars can be tailored to give your 20's flapper costume a sophisticated and stunning edge. Heads will turn when you enter a room, so dress accordingly. Bob not included!
On-the-go beauty mavens have a new option when looking for a place to get their makeup done in L.A. University of Arizona graduate Stephi Maron opened Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge on Sunset Boulevard on October 7th.
Read more from the lovelies at Daily Glow: http://bit.ly/saLOh7
Emma's Pick: Space NK Apothecary
While we usually focus on products for this series, Emma has something a bit different: she's chosen to focus on one of her favorite beauty counters in New York City. Space NK Apothecary is the first American franchise of the British beauty chain, and stocks a well-curated selection of products like Nuxe, Elemental Herbology and Lubatti. She always pops in whenever she's in the city!
SPACE NK APOTHECARY
99 Greene Street
Pretty Tips: Blushington's Founder and CEO Stephi Maron on Getting Gorgeous
How did Blushington come to be?
I realized there weren't any great makeup studios that were affordable, convenient, and offered a natural, fresh-faced look.
What is on offer?
Clients can choose from six makeup looks, to the artist has an idea of what they want.
What's your favorite current makeup trend?
Berry-red lips with dark, bold eyelashes or smoky eyes ad a nude, fresh face.
See more in the November issue of LA Confidential!
Above: Modern-Day Bardots
Halloween’s parade of naughty nurses, bosomy beer stein babes, and pleather-clad Catwomen can be a real horror show. Last year, we even encountered an R-rated Judge Judy costume (shudder). If you’re going for sex appeal, do yourself a favor and channel one of the pros: Marilyn, Rita, or Liz.
Here, our own Emma Willis, tutors Daily Candy in Old Hollywood glamour.
1. Even out skin with foundation (Stila’s Illuminating Liquid Foundation, $38) and dab a creamy concealer where needed.
2. Lightly dust a translucent powder (Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder, $35) all over, including eyelids, for a satiny finish.
3. Brush on a powder bronzer (Becca Bronzer in Athena, $38) under cheekbones and lightly around the temples. For just the right amount of flush, lightly apply cream blush (Kevyn Aucoin’s The Creamy Glow in Tresbelle, $24) to the apples of your cheeks and blend.
4. Sweep a neutral eye shadow (Julie Hewett in Silk, $10) over lids and up to the brow bone. Fill in the eye crease with a darker charcoal shade (Stila in Rain, $18) and dust a shimmery, opalescent shadow on the eyelid below. Dip a fine brush into a black liquid eyeliner (Stila Smudge Pot in Black, $20) and draw a slightly angled line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner, along the lash line, thin to start and then gradually building it up and winging it out at the end. (Tip: Pull the corner of your eyelid tight to achieve a more precise line.)
5. Take a thin brow brush and, using a matte brown or black shadow, fleck in the brows to play up their arch.
6. Layer black mascara (YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils in Noir Radical, $30) on your upper and lower eye lashes. For XXL-size drama, add a few false lashes.
7. Rub a dab of concealer over lips and finish with a dust of powder. Take a blue-based-red lip liner (Julie Hewett in Femme Noir, $15) and pencil in the entire lip before applying a moisturizing red lipstick (YSL Rouge Pur Shine in Red Strass, $30). Gently roll a Q-Tip along your inner lip line to avoid getting lipstick on your teeth.
8. Take a sharpened black or dark brown eyeliner pencil and press gently into the skin just inside your laugh line for a Marilyn-esque beauty mark.
Knock ’em dead.
(See Emma knock 'em dead on Daily Candy here!)
Read more about a "Luxe" look at Blushington!
If you peruse Emma's makeup bag you'll notice—well, you'll notice that the darling has a lot of products, but then you'll notice she loves a lot of organic makeup. Julie Hewett's Camellia Lip Balm is another one of these smart products that pack a potent pretty-fying punch: it has Rose, Camellia, and Orange essential oils that heal chapped lips and skin, the shade is pitch-perfect, and it smells lovely! Fun Fact: An ancient Chinese beauty secret, Camellia oil is the closest to human skin oil which allows the oil to absorb quickly and benefit the skin as no other product can. Plus, this concoction is now made only in Organic form, it's petroleum free, and free from animal testing! Now that's what we call sweet talkin!
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