Tag: Emmy’s

Emmy’s 2013 MVP: Michelle Dockery

Emmy's 2013 MVP: Michelle Dockery // Belle Belle BeautyThere was something spellbinding about Michelle Dockery’s custom Prada gown. I loved the two shades of red – crimson and burgundy together. Color blocking and minimalism at its best. The makeup was equally neutral and classic, showing off Michelle’s great skin and killer brows. Jordan Long for Laura Mercier was inspired by watercolors by David Downton that were featured in January’s issue of Vanity Fair.

Get The Look:

LIPS: Neutral lips contrasted the star’s bright, red gown

EYES: Strong brows were the focal point of the eyes


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)

Emmy’s 2013 Makeup MVP – Christina Hendricks in Elizabeth Arden

christina hendricksOkay… so a little bit of a delay there. But after sifting through all the beautiful looks from Sunday night’s 2013 Emmy’s, I have boiled it down to two favorites. First up, Christina Hendricks by artist, Vanessa Scali for Elizabeth Arden (no surprise – she was a favorite of mine last year). I was surprised that Christina’s looks were by a line I don’t turn to often. It made me want to change my tune and stop by a Elizabeth Arden counter, stat!

Vanessa and Christina have been working together for years, so not surprising the end result was effortless beauty. Christina was wearing a black black Christian Siriano gown with newly blond hair. “We could have really gone in any direction with the makeup: bold lips, smoky eyes, fresh and pretty… In the end, we went for a fresh face and a warm, red lip.” Get the Look:

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 1: On days you need extra staying power, skip the heavy moisturizers and use a serum instead. Prep face with Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules ($72)  – they make a great primer. They are packed with treatment and thoroughly penetrate the skin leaving it a clean, even canvas for your foundation.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 2: Apply Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup ($36.50) to give it a soft, luminous glow.  Swipe foundation along the bridge of nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and use the sponge to blend the color to the outer edges of the face

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Concealer // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 3: Dab Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Concealer ($19.50) under the eyes and on the inner hollow (on the nose) just beside the inner corner of the eyes

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 4:  For a pop of color, use Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink ($24) to flush the cheeks. This makes the skin look fresh and lit from within.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Duo // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 5:  Using very little, swipe the darker shade in the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Duo in Precious Metals ($28.50) from the lash line of the eyelid to the crease, and under the lower lashes as well. Blend it into the skin so there is no border. The subtle shading gives the eye definition in a soft and sexy way.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eyes Pencil // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 6: Apply Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eyes Pencil in Smoky Black ($18) on the upper lid, starting with a thin line on the inner corner of the eyes and becoming progressively thicker toward the outer corners of the eyes.  Using a small tapered brush, smudge a touch of it into the lower lashes under the eyes.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 7:  Curl the lashes well and apply a few generous coats of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black ($24) on the top lashes, with one coat on the bottom.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Brow Shaper & Eyeliner // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 8:  Enhance brows with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Brow Shaper & Eyeliner in Soft Blonde ($22).

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick // Belle Belle Beauty

Step 9:  Apply Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick (12 hour formula) in Power Red ($25). This warm red looks bold and elegant.

Emmy’s Makeup MVP – Christina Hendricks

The truth is, I really love this current season’s makeup trends. And everyone looked healthy, beautiful and radiant on last night’s red carpet. But Christina Hendricks really stepped up her game with Hourglass Cosmetics makeup. So I had to feature a “Get the Look”, perfect to implement for a fall wedding or  holiday parties in the next couple months.

Christina was wearing Christian Siriano gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, with her trademark curvy bombshell look. Her face complimented the sheer neutral material of the dress and let her curves and bold lip to the talking.

Makeup artist Vanessa Scali went for old Hollywood glamour. She started with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, which hydrates while creating a great canvas for makeup. Next, she applied Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Shell. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer was applied wherever necessary.

Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush was applied to the apples of the cheeks blending outward to the cheekbones.

For definition and intensity, she lined her eyes with Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Liner in Ebony at the base of the lashes and on the inside top rim of the eye. Using the lighter shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy, she swept the color from the lash line to the eye brow. Then, she used a touch of the deeper shade blending it well, from the lash line to just above the crease and swept past the natural outer corner to exaggerate and elongate the eye. This color continues very subtly under the bottom lashes. She finished the eyes with lush, flirty lashes – Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara (reviewed here) was used all over the lashes and Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer concentrated on the center of the lashes.

She gave Christina a bold, strong lip with Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon (reviewed here).

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