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Amy Adams at the 2013 Golden Globes

 Amy Adams at the 2013 Golden Globes

(image via Huffington Post/WireImage)
Makeup

Makeup Artist Stephen Sollitto created a stunning look for Amy Adams, star of “The Master,” for the 2013 Golden Globes:

FLAWLESS FACE:
· Sollitto prepped Adams’ skin using RèVive Moisture Serum Extreme ($350) to ensure the star’s skin remain moisturized throughout the red carpet and award show.
· Next, he applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – Oil Free ($43) to give the skin a sheer hint of colour.
· To complete her flawless face and create a natural-looking glow, he applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in “Canyon” ($24) to Amy’s cheek bones, followed by Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in “Oleander” ($24) to the apples of her cheeks.

ENCHANTING EYES:
· Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Secret Concealer ($22) around Adams’ eye area to conceal imperfections.
· Next, he applied Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in “Sandstone” ($22) to add a hint of natural colour.
· He then applied Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in “Twinkling Star” ($22) to create depth and definition.
· Next, he blended Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in “Sable” ($22) onto the top of her lids and under her bottom lashes.
· Sollitto lined Adams’ eyes using Dior Style Liner ($34) and applied Dior DiorShow Backstage Makeup Mascara ($25) to elongate her lashes.

LUXURIOUS LIPS:
· Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in “Plum Orchid” ($26) to the star’s lips, and then completed the look by applying Laura Mercier Lip Glacè in Raspberry ($24).

Hair

Hair stylist Laini Reeves, for Moroccanoil, created the hair look for Amy at the 2013 Golden Globes. Her inspiration: “It was such a special gown, off the shoulder with a beautiful flow of fabric, that I definitely wanted to accent that glamorous nuance.” So, she combined Old Hollywood and Deco references in a unique, loose, and modern way.

How to Create the Look, per Laini:

“We first shampooed the hair with Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Moroccanoil Extra Volume Conditioner to give shiny volume without any weight.

After making a side part and brushing the hair into place, I rough dried it using my fingers, and placed a clip in the spot where I wanted the wave to start.

Next, I lightly misted Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray from root to end for a natural-looking, luminous shine that would reflect the detail of the style.

Then I used a large crimping iron to form the wave, taking 2” vertical sections, starting at a face-flattering point alongside the corner of the eyebrow.

I sprayed the rest of the hair again with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray, brushed it through with a soft bristle brush, then pulled it to the lower right side of the nape.

After making a ponytail (held with a hair band), I twisted the hair around my fingers and rolled it into a little bun supported with gold bobby pins.

Once the bun was made, I could decide how loose or messy to make it.  Though there are different ways I could have gone, I decided to keep it airy for a textured modern look.

When I finished, I sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium on the entire look for a natural-looking hold with shine. “

Salma Hayek at the 2013 Golden Globes

 Salma Hayek at the 2013 Golden Globes

Makeup Artist Jeannia Robinette created the makeup look for Salma Hayek at the 2013 Golden Globes. Her beauty inspiration: “Salma is such a knockout! Her dress was midnight blue – very sophisticated and over-the-top glamour, so we wanted to play off the dress, but keep things hip and modern with fresh makeup. The eyes are very luminescent – we lightened them up with coppers and silvery peach, then gave them depth with eggplant and plum. With a bright lip, the look was trendy, young, and modern.”

FACE
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (New for Spring 2013)
NARS Light Reflecting Powder – Pressed (New for Spring 2013)

EYES
NARS Skorpios Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
NARS Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Copacabana Multiple

LIPS
NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lodhi Satin Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2013)

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Beauty Spotlight: Pammy Blogs Beauty on a Desert Island

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The Beauty Spotlight Team’s Desert Island Beauty Series continues! This week Pammy, from Pammy Blogs Beauty, tells us what products she would wish for if stranded on a tropical island. While none of us wish to *actually* be stranded, the very thought makes us select the “best of the best” product-wise. Some truly stand-out and/or multi-purpose items made Pammy’s list. Curious yet? Be sure to click the link to find out what Pammy’s essential products are!

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*Partnered Post* New Year, New You with Imedeen®

imedeen eye *Partnered Post* New Year, New You with Imedeen® With the new year, it seems to be a time for everyone to reflect on changes that they want to do to improve their life – both physically and mentally. For example, I am trying to find my perfect foundation and working on trying to “Be Better” about myself.

So far that has resulted getting started with two consultations for foundation matching (*more on that later). I also made it out to a meetup to get social with other local bloggers. You might be surprised how many of us there actually are – I know I am. This also means continuing things that I had started at the tail end of last year – upping my skin care game by still using the Imedeen® Anti-Aging supplements that I told you about last month.
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Makeup Wars: Beauty Resolutions 2013

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 Makeup Wars: Beauty Resolutions 2013
In this edition of “Makeup Wars” we are spilling the beans on our Beauty Resolutions for 2013. Now, I know I talked about how I was going to “Be Better” this year, and that can be kind of vague and far-reaching when it comes to what it is. In this case, I am more or less specific in what particular things I want to tackle in regards to my beauty life. Such as:

1) Get organized. You might wonder how this is beauty related, well, it’s simple. If I don’t know what I have, I can’t find it and enjoy it. *shrug* I’m ridiculous. I have just set up my product room in the last couple of months and have yet to have a process that is more than “everything now just goes in this room instead of all over the house”. I want to improve that situation.

2) Find the perfect foundation. You’d think I would have found this by now, but I have been lazy and just sticking to my tinted moisturizers and bb creams. I want something that works with my cool undertones, but doesn’t mattify my warm freckles, covers up redness, but doesn’t make me feel like I am wearing a mask. That’s not too much to ask for, right?

3) Wear red lipstick more. After *years* of proclaiming that I could NEVER find a red lippie that worked on me, I found it last September. So, now that I have defied the odds and captured my hue, I need to make a point to wear it on a regular basis. (*I did wear it to a party this past weekend, so I may be on my way with this one!)

4) Improve my techniques. I love makeup artist how to books. Boy, do I love them. I have *many*, of which I have looked at the pictures, and even the instructions, but read them like cookbooks for meals I would never cook, instead sticking to my tried and true regular meals, and ways of doing things. So, this year, I want to actually *use* my books (*I hear there are these makeup “tutorial” videos on YouTube, too icon wink Makeup Wars: Beauty Resolutions 2013 ) and work on how I actually apply all of these wonderful colors I surround myself with on the daily. I do NOT want to be making all of the obscenely gorgeous, yet time consuming and ridiculously technical eye looks that you see on Pinterest. I just want to make my look feel like I spent more than the 5minutes on it that I usually do.

So, that’s what I am going to work on this year? What are you going to work on yourself?

And don’t forget to check out the resolutions for all of the other Makeup Wars lovelies, too:

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