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Get the celebrity look: Kristen Stewart




31
May
2012

Get the celebrity look: Kristen Stewart

I wish I could pull off red lipstick like Kristen Stewart here. I think its so glamorous and reminds me a bit of those pretty starlets of the 1950-s. All you’d need for the sexy sultry look is a set of false lashes, some black liner and red lipstick. Maybe a little powder.

Unfortunately for me, the red lipstick makes my pale skin look sallow and my big mouth is highlighted by the bright red. So basically I will never wear that color. But for those of you who can, I urge you to do it! Wear bright red lipstick and have fun.

I asked Stacey Ellis of Byu-Ti Salon to help detail Kristen’s look (minus the red lipstick on her front tooth). And here’s how to look like you are walking the red carpet:

Get This Red Hot Look with M.A.C Cosmetics

Face: Apply Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation with a sponge, to even out the skin tone.? Dust on the Iridescent Loose Powder on a large powder brush.

Create a warm cheek with the Powder Blush color, Pinch Me.? Apply with a medium sized powder brush.

Eyes: Start the eyes with Metal X Cream Shadow in the color, Fusion Gold.? Apply this shade to the inside corner of the eye, under the brow and blend into the darker Eye Shadow shade called Follie.

Line the eye with black Fluidline Gel Eyeliner. Apply with a fine, firm brush along the top lash line.

Plump up the lashes with two coats of Black False Lash Mascara.

Define the brows with Brow Set

Lips: Blot out the lips with foundation on a sponge then apply Hey, Sailor! lipstick in the color Red Racer. Blot then re-apply.

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Guerlain Blue Lip Gloss: Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Gloss

Ever since I heard about this blue gloss as part of the Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra range for summer, I’ve been dying to try it – and now I have. 

The first thing to say is that it is really blue – it is of course highly translucent but there is a definite blue tinge. When I put in on my bare lip, it gave a very lightly greyish glaze – it’s pretty and light enough that nobody is going to start giving you the Heimlich manoeuvre because your lips are blue. Swatches on the arm look REALLY blue, but because of the pink of the lips, it is not that shade on the mouth. I was curious to see what happens if you layer it over other colours, so I used it over Urban Decay Super Saturated in hyper-orange Punch Drunk, and then over Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry, a mid pink.

The range is out now at House of Fraser but they haven’t taken the blue shade of gloss, so it’s a wait til the 3rd of June when it goes nationwide to see who’s been brave enough to back the blue lip!

The absolute stand-out piece from the collection is the Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush in a chunky wooden palette that has a magnetic lid making for the smoothest possible opening. Mind-blowingly lovely!

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Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare

I love blush more than drag queens love high heels, more than club kids love glow sticks, and more than cat ladies love fat, fluffy kittens with blue eyes and pink collars with rhinestones.

Coral and warm peach blushes are frequent summer stars, like the two $21 limited edition Powder Blushes from the MAC Hey, Sailor! collection, available online now at maccosmetics.com and coming to North American counters and stores May 24.

It’s interesting, but peachy Launch Away! and pinkish golden coral Fast Fleet aren’t what I typically expect from summer blushes. Maybe that’s why I like them so much.

I’m used to seeing brighter colors and bolder shimmer on cheeks in summer, but these babes seem fairly subdued by comparison, with a low-key soft focus satin finish.

Both are very forgiving, especially when it comes to my pores and fine lines, and they last an admirable 8-10 hours on my combination dry/oily cheeks.

The two new Hey, Sailor! Powder Blushes

Launch Away!: If you like NARS Sex Appeal blush, you just might love this easy-to-blend peach. It takes two layers to show up on my NC42 skin, but if you’re lighter than I am, you could easily get away with one. Launch Away! might not play well with very dark skin tones, but pale pretties who like the way they look in warm colors are in luck.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A

Fast Fleet: One light layer of this pigmented pinky golden coral delivers plenty of color. I love how it doesn’t compete for attention with the intense orange and red lip colors in the Hey, Sailor! collection, and I can’t wait to pair it with some of my bright MAC permanent line lip faves like Lychee Luxe, Cockney and Lady Danger. If you wear bold reds or coral lip looks often, ding-ding-ding! We have a winner here. Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare
Wearing Powder Blush in Fleet Fast

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare
Wearing Launch Away!

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare
Powder Blush in Fleet Fast, $21

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare
Powder Blush in Launch Away!, $21

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare
High-Light Powder in Crew; Powder Blush in Fleet Fast and Launch Away!

By going with a satin finish and subdued tones, MAC put an interesting twist on typical summer cheeks. I love how both blushes seem balanced beside Hey, Sailor’s bold
red, orange, blue and green shades.

Every day I find more to like about this collection…

Been meaning to tell you about this…

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare

I was window shopping at the mall last weekend when I saw this little doo-hicky at Nordstrom called the Band Oh!

It’s a reversible tube top for layering under your clothes.

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare

Neat, yeah-

I have a couple of tops that are a little too low to wear without anything underneath them, so I snagged a gray one but have yet to try it out.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

I hope it doesn’t slip down and end up around my waist…

Shore Enough, the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes Are Softer Than Usual Summer Fare

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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The Many Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew

The Many Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew

Don’t tell the rest of my makeup this…but I’ve been showing product favoritism toward highlighting powders lately, as evidenced by the forlorn, shimmery creams and liquids gathering dust in the corner of my office.

Currently docked in the port of my daily makeup bag- The new MAC Hey, Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew ($29).

The Many Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew
High-Light Powder in Crew, $28

The four purple, pink, orange and yellowish beige shades in this superfine pressed powder swirl together seamlessly, creating a combined color that adds a peachy, pinkish beige glow to the skin.

No glitter here! Crew’s pearly sheen glows softly, like light passing through a seashell (very Becca-esque). From some angles, I think it even looks matte.

And second to the snazzy design on the pan, the finish is my favorite thing about High-Light Powder in Crew.

It’s just so forgiving! — unlike highlighting powders super high in shimmer and shine, which can call attention to every single flake and pore on my cheeks. Crew, on the other hand, makes my skin glow without highlighting (pun intended) every imperfection.

It’s a fresh-faced look, like I’ve been tooling around the Bay on a sailboat with Detective Stabler, the wind sweeping my hair as we share guava mimosas and feed each other grapes and cheese.

Mmm…cheese (SIDE NOTE: the non-dairy experiment is not going well).

The Many Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew

The Many Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew

The Many Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew
High-Light Powder in Crew; Powder Blush in Fleet Fast and Launch Away!

Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew…

  • It’s a limited edition product in the new Hey, Sailor! collection
  • The stripes aren’t over-sprays; they go all the way to the bottom of the pan (don’t ask me how I figured this out; it was painful!)
  • The powders are very pigmented; one layer gives me a fresh glow
  • The combined color should show up on most skin tones, and it could probably double as a blush for some guys/gals
  • It glides like satin on skin
  • The powder looks and feels lightweight, and it applies smoothly and evenly
  • Either on both bare or atop foundation, it lasts from 7-9 hours on me
  • Guys/gals concerned about large-looking pores might really like this a lot (because I think it has the opposite effect, making pores appear smaller)

Crew might not be flashy enough for sailors seeking bolder looks, but if you prefer subtler shores, consider sailing these waters. The Many Highlights of MAC High-Light Powder in Crew

PRICE: $29
AVAILABILITY: Available now at maccosmetics.com, and coming May 24 to MAC counters and stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (it does seem a little pricey)

Beep beep! Yeah, toot toot!

My fave Donna Summer song, evah!

R.I.P., Donna Summer. Back when I was in college, whenever I’d drive home from Davis to the Bay, I’d listen to Donna’s greatest hits CD over and over on the two-hour trip.

And I can’t even count how many times my friend Jen and I rocked out to Bad Girls back in high school when we’d cruise around town in her Nissan Sentra (like rock stars!).

Big sigh… Do you have a favorite Donna song-

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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