For her SAG Awards red carpet look, Christina Hendricks was inspired by Brigitte Bardot's infamous smoky eyes and nude face. Makeup artist Vanessa Scali chose to modernize the look with a creamy gunmetal shadow. Ready to crib Christina's screen-siren makeup, which features CoverGirl products? Just keep reading.
I imagine that after sitting through a lengthy award ceremony, there's only one thing to do: party! With so many stylish stars in attendance at last night's People's Choice Awards, it was only customary that they would pop up at glitzy afterparties. Some of our Fab faves headed to CoverGirl's 50th anniversary party, where they showed off flirty dresses, dazzling jewels, and, of course, flawless makeup. Taylor Swift shifted from peach to black, Lauren Conrad and Sophia Bush had nude attitudes, and current CoverGirl spokeswoman Drew Barrymore glowed in a bright orange maxidress. Click through to see all the chic celebs, and cast your vote for the night's most Fab.
We rarely think about beauty products on the chemical level, even though we're generally very picky about formulations, so it's nice to see an in-depth look at why and how something like mascara works. The piece dispels the old "bat poop in mascara" myth by explaining that guanine (not to be confused with guano) used to be a key ingredient in most mascaras. It also highlights the magnetic molecules used to get your mascara to adhere to your lashes and keep it from separating in the tube. And one more fun fact: you also shouldn't wear mascara if you're having an MRI, because there's so much iron oxide in the stuff that it throws off the imaging apparatus.
Yesterday I tried out Cover Girl LiquiLine Blast ($8) in Blue Boom, a metallic royal blue dreamed up by makeup guru Pat McGrath. I applied it close to the lash line, then gently smudged it upward to create the illusion of a smoky eye. Many compliments were had. So the idea that blue eyeliner has to look totally '80s? We're not gonna take it anymore.
To re-create this colorfully smoky eye, use Smoky ShadowBlast in Citrus Flair ($8) on the lids. Next, add definition with Exact Eyelights Eye Shadow ($8) palette for brown eyes. Stern then lined Rashida's eyes with the new LiquiLine Blast in Violet Voltage and then applied LiquiLine Blast in Green Glow in the inner corners for an extra glow. Finish it all off with a sweep of Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude ($8) on the lips, followed by ShineBlast Lip Gloss in Smoulder ($8.50) for shine.