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Kaley Cuoco at the 2013 Golden Globes

Kaley Cuoco Golden Globes 2013

mark Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg worked with Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco for the 2013 Golden Globes. Jamie wanted to create an “ethereal vampy look”.

On Kaley’s face, Jamie used mark’s Get A Tint Tinted Moisturizer with
mark’s Save The Day Concealer. She used mark’s Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in
“Berry” and “Cheeky” blended together and set the whole look with mark’s Set
Things Right Loose Powder

Jamie created a layered eye starting with mark’s Keep it Going Longwear
Eyeliner and Shadow
in “Exposure” and “Naturalist”, then adding in mark’s Touch
& Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes
. For eyeliner, Jamie used mark’s No Place to Run
in “Ultra Violet” on both the top and bottom lashes and traced the lines with
mark’s i-mark in “Plum Velvet”. She finished the eyes with fake lashes for a
dramatic look coated with mark’s Lash All you Want in “Wine”.

Jamie finished the whole look with a dramatic lip using mark’s Make It Rich
Lip Crayon
in “Royale”.

Amy Adams at the 2013 Golden Globes

(image via Huffington Post/WireImage)

(image via Huffington Post/WireImage)

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

· 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.

· 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.

· 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 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. “

Let’s talk about Tinted Moisturizers…

I thought I would be able to make a simple video talking about a few new tinted moisturizers that I am liking, but, after digging thru my stash, I knew that wasn’t possible. See, I have a tinted moisturizer habit. I have lots of them, some I am sure I overlooked in my stuff, but I use different ones for different things.

Let’s talk about the ones I pulled out tonight:

I think I’ll start talking about these in separate, individual posts, and include ones that I may have missed this go-round. Products mentioned in this video:

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm – $30

MAC Studio Moisture Tint – $29.50

boscia B.B. Cream – $38

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer – $40

BECCA Luminous Skin Colour – $42

American Beauty Youth-Full Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 – $25

Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint – $27

Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal – $36

CoverFX Skintint FX – $42

JOUER Luminizing Moisture Tint – $38

e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – $3

Milani Tinted Moisturizer – Uhm, oops! Apparently this is discontinued. I saw that it *can* be located on ebay, but by now it’s old enough that we should all get rid of our tubes. My bad, sorry for mentioning it! 🙁

Are you tinted moisturizer fans? Have I missed one of your favorites? Let me know what you are using, in case I overlooked it in my stash or I need to hunt it down new.

*Disclaimer: I purchased the e.l.f. and Milani, and received the other products from their PR for editorial consideration.

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Holy crap, it’s hot.

I am not even playing. These triple digit temps here in Oklahoma have been miserable. (*what did I say the other day? 104 should only be the answer to what is 52 + 52.) Granted, while it’s a chilly 94 today, I *know* that the triple digits will be back. It’s Oklahoma. It’s what we do. But, since I have lived here my whole life, I’ve picked up a few ways to beat the heat at the end of the day. And, while the products may change, the thought remains the same.
I have an extra fridge out in the garage, and I have a shelf in the door that I keep a bunch of beauty products that feel oh so good when put on cold.
The things I have in there currently range from toner, to masks, to masque, lotions, sprit and scent:
In addition I have a couple of other items that doesn’t go in the fridge, but are still important for summer use:
I’ll let you know in the next few posts why I like this stuff enough to give it shelf space in the fridge.

CoverFX at The Makeup Show – NYC

Before I went to The Makeup Show I had been chatting with the super Melissa from CoverFX, and she mentioned that I needed to make sure and see her coworker, Wanda, who would be representing CoverFX at the show. You better believe that I did! In addition to getting to meet her, I got to watch while she did a makeover on the wonderful Sarah, from StyleItOnline.com.

Also, I got to do “Da Bump” with Celebrity Makeup Artist and CoverFX Pro Artist, Nathan Johnson. Once again my “vast” knowledge of makeup artist giants came in handy (*sarcasm) as I had no idea this fun guy is who he is, ie. Project Runway MUA, multitude of tv show work and off-Broadway shows, too. Gawd. So, yeah, I didn’t really get any deep info from him except he and I could rock out dancing all night long. Which, really, sometimes is more important to me than what TM to wear. Ha.
*Thanks to Melissa I was able to try SkinTintFX tinted moisturizer. I gotta admit, it scared me when I first got it, because it looked *SO* dark when it came out of the bottle, I thought there was NO WAY this was going to work on me.

Boy was I wrong. This TM glides on so easily and the color is so sheer, it isn’t too dark at all. Just gives me a hint of sun color, without looking orange or muddy. It is also so light that it doesn’t make my face look matted down or heavy, which is a huge plus for me. And, unlike other mineral products, this doesn’t make my face itchy when I wear it. So nice.

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