Helen Mirren’s striking radiance was perfected by a combination of makeup products from Kanebo as applied by makeup artist Elaine Offers of Exclusive Artists Management who states, “The transluscent powder feels unbelieveable……and the lipstick is gorgeous as well! I’ve always felt that the best beauty products come from Japan…love them!”
Mirren wore the popular Kanebo’s Concealer Brush in Light #1 and Medium #2 ($30 SRP) and Kanebo’s Translucent Powder ($55 SRP). The Concealer Brush is unique in a number of ways. Its is a revolutionary brush-on foundation tool designed to flawlessly cover fine lines, under-eye circles, blemishes and discoloration while treating and improving the texture and condition of skin.
Kanebo Concealer is enriched with Kanzo Extract, a traditional medicinal herb taken from the root of the licorice plant and used to gently soothe blemishes and help prevent irritation. A second key component is that of Reflecting Beads, an ingredient exclusive to Kanebo, which causes light to diffuse on the skin’s surface, thus minimizing the appearance of facial imperfections. Silk Extract — to prevent moisture loss and allow for a smooth application — and Phyto Squalane, which quickly penetrates to enhance moisture retention and prevent stretching of delicate skin are also principal ingredients.
Kanebo’s Translucent Powder provides a water proof translucent loose powder base and allows the skin to reach its silky and perfect finish. As seen on Mirren who was in her makeup for six hours before she presented the award, this heavenly finish absorbs excess sebum and prolongs the flawless finish. The moisturizing ingredients provide a rich, smooth sensation that is visible on the skin. This colorless and weightless product is perfect for any skin color or type. It can be used for simple touch ups over a bare face or can be the outer layer for a more formal look.
Kanebo is available at select Barney’s stores across the country and at www.barneys.com.
Beauty Backstage by Stila: For four seasons, Marchesa has turned to stila cosmetics to complement their Hollywood-worthy designs with just the right makeup looks. Headlining makeup artist Talia Shobrook used lush, rich hues to complete the gilded splendor of the Marchesa collection.
Inspired by the iconography of the 16th Century, Marchesa’s fall collection evokes the excess and elegance of the Golden Age. Drawing on the drama of the Spanish Armada, the designs embody the clash of lavish Spanish style and Elizabethan renaissance in an era marked by legendary monarchs. Shobrook captured the concept in a dramatic look that modernizes Elizabethan stylization, with dreamy, angelic complexions to reflect the soft, flowing quality of the collection.
stila offers you quick how-tos so that you can capture this majestic fall makeup style:
Step one: skin
The look for skin is matte and pale. Begin by applying stila sheer pressed powder. Then, apply stila perfecting concealer to areas that require more coverage.
Step two: eyes
Neutral tones contour and accentuate a smoky eye framed with dramatic lashes and brows. Apply stila eye shadow in chinois to brow bones. Next, apply stila eye shadow in bouquet and kamet to the creases of your eyelids and your bottom lash line. Line the lower outer rim kajal liner in smoky quartz. Then sweep multi-effect mascara in brown over lashes and apply multi-effect mascara in black to tips of lashes. Finally, fill in brows with brow set.
Step three: cheeks
Cheeks are natural but flushed for high contrast with pale skin. Use new cherry crush lip and cheek stain to create a bright flush against pale skin. Apply to fingertips to the high apples of the cheeks, blending out until the color diffuses into a soft stain.
Step four: lips
Lip color is shiny and saturated against matte skin and eyes. Apply cherry crush lip and cheek stain directly to lips for rosy color with a slick sheen. Next, dab SPF 20 lipstick in caicos over cherry crush with fingertips to finish the look.
ghd shares the secrets to getting the red-carpet locks seen at this year’s Oscars!
Get the latest twist on ponytails that were being shown off by stars like Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway:
- Prior to blow drying hair, spray on ghd thermal protector which helps to increase the hair elasticity during the heated styling processes and helping to control static and increase shine
- Combine a small amount of ghd texture lotion with ghd smoothing blam to make the perfect anti-frizz cocktail to ad texture and shine to hair while combating humidity
For romantic, ringlet locks and waves, like Amy Adams, try:
- Apply ghd thermal protector to damp hair and blow dry
- Use the ghd IV styler to crease loose waves. Take a small section of hair and starting a few inches below the root, hold the ghd IV styler vertically and gently clamp hair in between the plates. Turn the styler 180 degrees so the hair is twisted around part of the styler and pull the styler through the hair. Keep the pressure light (the plates shouldn’t be clamped down tightly on hair) and move the styler quickly through the hair to form loose waevs.
- Shake out the hair a bit and gently brush through with your fingers. Spray on ghd ultimate hairspray to keep waves lasting throughout the night and finish with a spritz of ghd reflection spray for glorious shine.
Fringe fun? Imitate Jennifer Hudson’s look:
- Apply ghd obedience cream to help reduce frizz and add gloss to hair prior to blow drying
- Use the ghd IV mini styler to style bangs into place
- Add a little texture to the ends of your fringe with a very small amount of ghd sculpting wax
ghd is available at www.ghdhairusa.com.
Beyoncé’s tousled waves are simple to create. To get her look start by towel drying freshly cleaned hair. Spritz hair with Extreme Style by VO5 Heat Defense to lock in moisture and protect hair during styling. Tousle a palm-sized amount of Extreme Style by VO5 Curvaceous Curls to help set waves and promote curls. Finish drying with a diffuser for a more intense wave. For those with more naturally straight hair wrap strands around a curling iron to create waves. Use Extreme Style by VO5 Max Hold to set the style.
Carrie Underwood’s pumped upped hair just screams sexy. To get her Grammy style start with protecting hair with Extreme Style by VO5 Heat Defense after towel drying. Blow dry hair, occasionally flipping hair upside down to blow dry at the roots. Apply Extreme Style by VO5 Volume Blast at the roots to give hair a lift. Finish by blasting style with the blow dryer set on cool to easy frizziness. For a piecier look at the bottom use Extreme Style by VO5 Texturizing Gum which will help separate strands while providing a flexible hold.
Rihanna’s red carpet look proved once again that short dos can be edgy and hot! Gals with short hair can achieve Rihanna’s look with a few simple steps. Before shampooing make sure to condition hair with VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works. After showering blow dry hair and style with a nickel-sized amount Extreme Style by VO5 Reworkable Putty which will provide separation and definition.
Heidi Klum and her makeup artist Linda Hay were taking questions and giving answers yesterday, and did you think we wouldn’t ask a few beauty-related ones ourselves? Also, you can win a gown created by renowned fashion designer John Galliano, through the Diet Coke Red Dress sweepstakes at www.mycokerewards.com and support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For each sweepstake entry, Diet Coke will contribute $1, up to a total of $250,000, to the Foundation for NIH in support of women’s heart health research and awareness.
Temptalia: What do you have to do differently to make the skin ready for the camera?
Linda Hay: Whether it’s the red carpet, a runway show or a photo shoot, the same principles apply for getting gorgeous, glowing skin. For the body, I always ask my client to exfoliate the night before or morning of the event so we can start with a fresh and smooth surface. I like to apply a 50/50 “cocktail” of Bare Bronze Gleaming Self-Tan Tint (for instant bronzing) with Bare Bronze Daily Glow Moisturizer (for moisturization and a fool-proof self-tan). I top bronzed skin with a shimmer powder like Sexy Little Things Ooh La La, drawing a line with the fluffy shimmer brush along the front of the arm from shoulder to fingers, and on the front of the leg from thigh to toes. This will help visually slim and make the skin glow when the camera’s flashbulb pops.
For the face, it’s important to see fresh and pretty skin underneath the makeup. The red carpet beauty icons are the ones whose skin is glowing, seemingly from within. Severe, pancake makeup is aging so I like to use a combination of concealer, bronzer, and blush for modern, sexy, and fresh red-carpet skin.
Temptalia: How do you decide on what kind of colors to use for the occasion?
Linda Hay: The dress for the occasion dictates the makeup look. We’ll collaborate on the makeup style once Heidi puts on the dress and we get inspired.
Temptalia: What keeps you feeling and looking sexy on the red carpet?
Heidi Klum: To look and feel sexy on the red carpet, all I need is my glossiest lip gloss in my clutch, my sexiest lingerie under the dress, and my hot man on my arm!
THE HAIR created by Avon Global Stylist Advisors Allen Ruiz, Anthony Barrow and Chie Sugwara was inspired by the romance of the Cynthia Rowley Collection. Ruiz, Barrow and Chie wanted to keep the girls looking beautiful with very soft romantic hair. The look is matte in texture for movement on the runway, and shiny to keep with the romance of the collection. The team used Avon Advanced Techniques Volumizing Mousse on damp hair focusing on the roots to create a volume foundation and gave the models’ hair “guts” and shine throughout. Hair was blow dried using the Avon Advance Techniques Two-Sided Oval Brush. To add texture and volume to the hair the Avon Advance Techniques Extra Hold Hair Spray was used while blow drying and back-combing the hair with the Avon Advanced Techniques Flair Styler Brush. Finally, they applied a mist of Avon Advance Techniques Mirror Shine Spray to create a “halo” effect at the crown adding to the contrasting of textures of smooth crown and texturized full body.
THE LOOK Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created a look for Cynthia Rowley that was inspired by a fresh, modern storybook Victorian fairytale girl who looks as if she has just come in from the cold. Tilbury mixed Avon Be Blushed Cheek Color in Pink Melon, Mandarin Glow and Golden Rose to give the model’s pale, fresh skin a luminous, soft rosy flushed look. To create complementing lip look, like the girls had just been eating berries, she then gently stained the center of the lips with Avon Be Blushed in Crushed Berry. Tilbury kept the eyes fresh by adding just a bit of Avon Glazewear Lipgloss in Clear along the lids from lash to brow. This gave them a subtle sheen with lids that catch the light. Finally, she curled the lashes and applied a few coats of Avon SuperSHOCK Mascara in black to the top lashes only, which added subtle definition to the lashes.