Emmy’s 2013 MVP: Allison Williams

image001Well, it is hardly a secret that I am an Allison Williams superfan. I love her classic, elegant and all-American style. Not to mention we both work with my beloved Simple Skincare. So when watching the red carpet on Sunday night, I wasn’t shocked that she jumped to the top of my list right when I spotted her.

Doesn’t hurt that her makeup was by one of my most beloved brands, CARGO. I have some many products from their line that I constantly reach for (Cargo Essential Lip Color and Cargo TexasLiner Liquid Eye Liner at the top of my list). Julie Harris, the artist, was also inspired by Allison’s all-American beauty. Allison wore classic American designer, Ralph Lauren’s blue dress and amethyst jewelry. And can we talk about that amazing hair?

The hair was created by Dove Stylist Mark Townsend created this loose yet classic look. Here’s how he achieved it:

“I started by applying a large dollop of the Dove Whipped Cream Mousse to her damp hair and blow-dried with a medium round brush to get lots of volume and keep her hair smooth. Next, I took 3 to 4 inch sections of hair and curled them with a 1 inch curling iron away from the face. To break up the curls, I scrunched the hair while spraying Oribe Après Beach spray all over. For a little piecey-ness on the ends, I sprayed Sally Hershberger Glam Waves on my hands and then raked my fingers through the ends. Just before Allison left for the red carpet, I sprayed Dove Extra Hold Hairspray all over to keep the hair full and shiny without looking stiff.”

Here is Julie’s step-by-step guide to Allison’s clean and natural makeup look (I really need to start doing eyes first – always seems like that is how the pros do it):

step 1Step 1: Prep the skin with Simple Skincare Hydrating Light Moisturizer ($8.99) followed by CARGO_HD Picture Perfect Pore Refining Primer ($32) to keep the foundation lasting through the red carpet

step 2Step 2: Start with the eyes – dab CARGO_HD Picture Perfect Eye Shadow Primer ($19) then apply FLOWER Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in Orchid-Ing Around ($7.98) on the lids and under the lower lash line to achieve a soft Smokey eye then set it with Cargo Eye Shadow in Pasadena ($16)

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Step 3: Apply a light coat of Cargo OneBase in #02 ($28) to conceal dark areas to give the skin a subtle glow and warmth; conceal the under eyes with Cargo Jet Lag ($30) to brighten and open the eyes


Step 4: Highlight the inner corners, brow bone and cheekbone with Cargo ColorStick in Champagne ($28) to give a dewy freshness to the skin

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Step 5: Apply a very thin black line of Cargo TexasLiner Liquid Eye Liner ($20) close to the lash line to make lashes pop, then apply two generous coats of Cargo TexasLash Mascara ($20) on the top and bottom lashes

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Step 6: Apply CARGO_HD Picture Perfect CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($39) all over the face and set with CARGO _HD Picture Perfect Pressed Powder ($32)

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Step 7: With a  small powder brush, lightly dust Cargo Bronzing Powder in Matte Medium ($29) to high points of the forehead, cheekbones and down the neck for a natural glow, then apply  a hint of Cargo Blush in Catalina ($26) to the apples of the cheeks for a fresh and natural flush

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Step 8: Keep the lips looking soft and supple by blending Cargo Essential Lip Color in Dubai and Las Vegas ($22) and dabbing on the lips, then top with Cargo Lip Gloss in Las Vegas Strip ($14)

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  1. So nice to see someone on the red carpet without an inch of make-up…. don’t get me wrong i love make-up but it’s good to see natural features too. Great look.

    Published 9.24.13