The finale of my trip to Barcelona was a gala with Grammy winner Shakira. Held at a beautiful mansion just outside the city, the evening began with cocktails and appetizers overlooking the gardens. We then went inside for a question and answer session that was moderated by hilarious celebrity stylist Robert Verdi. Read More
SKIN: Claire Danes’s Emmy dress was a fantasy. It glistened without looking garish in the front, and the simplicity of the back was a sexy, show-stopper. With so much skin showing, it was imperative that it look flawless. Celeb makeup artist Matin got it right, applying Leonor Greyl’s Huile Secret de Beaute on her body. The hydrating oil gave her skin a healthy sheen without overdoing it. I also appreciated that she embraced her naturally fair complexion. One of the biggest beauty mistakes celebs make on the red carpet is that they douse themselves in so much body shimmer and self tanner that they look radioactive on screen. Claire on the other hand, looked radiant. Read More
Alx Galasinao is a longtime makeup artist at ABC 7 in Chicago. I first met Alx when I was a college intern for the entertainment news reporter at ABC 7. Now, years later, I was back at the studio for my tv segment on must have spring products and Alx was there to touch up my makeup before going on air. Read More
This year’s Met Gala, fashion’s big night out, did not fail to reveal designer styles ranging from classy to even a little bit crazy. Themed “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” A-listers showed off their best interpretation of the style, some exceeding expectations and others missing the mark. One head-turning makeup look we couldn’t ignore was pulled straight from the spring runways (Donna Karen pictured above right). The usually demure Emily Blunt went bold wearing electric pink eyeshadow. NARS makeup artist Jenn Streicher broke convention and used the line’s Jardin des Plantes satin lip pencil on Emily’s eyes and topped it with Desire powder blush. We appreciate that Emily took a beauty risk, but we’re not so sure it paid off.
From Lea Michelle’s glowy skin to Jessica Alba’s vibrant lips, we’ve got the details behind the best beauty looks of the night.
Lea Michelle’s ‘goddess’ glow:
1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #8 and # 6 ($59.00 each)
2. For cheeks, blend L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift, Blush Pink Lift and Nude Lift, ($12.95)
3. We were drooling over Lea’s skin, which glowed on stage. Her makeup artist Melanie Ingelssis dusted on YSL’s Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder in Golden Sand ($50.00)
If you liked Zooey’s lipstick and Claire’s hair on Emmy night, we’ve got all the details so you can get their looks along with some of our other favorite celeb beauty looks seen on the red carpet. We loved that the hair and makeup was pretty, wearable and universally flattering. Here are the how-to instructions and exact product names and shades used to create each of our top celeb styles.
Skin: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer; Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Ivory; Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Fair and Pearl Oxygen Mineral Powder in #1
Cheeks: Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush and Dior Rosy Glow in 001 petal
Eyes: Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Palette Beauty is Life Everest; Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony; Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner; Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer
Lips: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Ballet
Zooey’s nails were painted a peachy-pink color and had scattered Swarovski crystals. The nail artist painted deco televisions on the thumbs–too cool! Read More
I had the chance to interview Private Practice star Kate Walsh, who happens to have her own beauty company. Who knew?! There are a gazillion celebrity fragrances out there, but Kate’s is different. She didn’t just slap her name on a juice that a big fragrance house concocted. She came up with the idea for her fragrance Billionaire Boyfriend, created her own company and launched the scent this year. I found out what’s really behind the name as well as her other beauty secrets like how she keeps her skin in check after all of those hours on set.
Better yet, I’m giving two people the chance to win a bottle of Billionaire Boyfriend ($75). Keep reading to enter the giveaway. Read More
If you’ve tuned into The Bachelorette all these years, you’ve probably wondered about the same things I have. Like, how does the Bachelorette remember all those guy’s names? How does she pack for the show? Does she do her own hair and makeup?
As Emily Maynard’s final rose ceremony approaches, I wanted to get the answers, so I went straight to the source — former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky. Read More
Today I interviewed Whitney Port. Our convo was easy, fun and cool – all the words I’d used to describe the 27-year-old reality star turned fashion designer and then some.
I’m not gonna lie. I was excited for our phone date. I’ve been following Whit on TV since she first appeared on “The Hills” working with LC as an intern at “Teen Vogue.” I watched her breakup with Jay on “The City” and struggle to create her first fashion collection. Sure, you can say the launching pad of her success had a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time. She admits that.
“I was working as an intern in the same offices as “Teen Vogue.” I heard about a job opening there and while applying I found out about this new TV show. They asked if I’d send in a casting tape, which I did, and on my first day the cameras were there.”
While driving to a photo shoot, Whitney, who talks and sounds just as she does on TV (not sure why I was happy/relieved about this) was open and friendly as I asked her about dating, fashion, beauty and other good stuff. Read More
Gwyneth Paltrow’s makeup artist may not be on your speed dial, but you can still find out the secrets to recreate the star’s Oscar look. I’ve chosen some of my favorite beauties of the night and am sharing the how-to directions straight from their celeb hairstylists and makeup artists.