Posts for February 20th 2009
And the Nominees For Achievement in Makeup Are . . . While I realize that the majority of people get most excited about the best actress, actor, and movie portions of the awards, the Bella in me gets excited for the lesser known, behind-the-scenes kind of people. Yep, I'm talking makeup artists, who somehow make mythical creatures more realistic, Jokers more insane, and Brad Pitt look less Brad Pitt-esque. In Hollywood, it's not always about the glitz and the glam, as this year's set of nominees proves.
It can be difficult for young designers to build buzz, but not for Matthew Terry. After stints with Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren, he started his own line, Coventry. Fashionologie has a review of the clothing, but I'm more interested in this beautiful plaited hairstyle. "The idea was to make the girls look as though they'd just come from a long horseback ride," said stylist Pasquale Ferrante, the hair guru who created the look with Davines styling products. Want to re-create the look at home? For step-by-step instructions, just read on.
Make Your Oscar Picks and You Could Win a Year of Movies! It's Oscar season here on the Sugar Network, and that means it's time once again for you to pick the winners for a chance to win a fabulous prize. This year, the TeamSugar user who makes the most correct picks out of 24 Oscar categories will win a year's worth of movie tickets from Fandango. Five runners-up will also get Fandango gift cards to spend at a nearby theater.
I've got to applaud the ladies who walked the red carpet in '08. Gorgeous makeup, stylish hair, dazzling smiles — they had it all. Some celebrities even had a little something extra working for them, as several were (or about to be) expecting. So, in anticipation of the Oscar's next week, I've compiled some photos of my favorite looks from last year. Are you getting excited to see what Sunday will bring?
Even though these pink nails were shown for a Fall collection, I think Akiko Ogawa's runway manicures would be a great way to welcome springtime. French manicures normally aren't my favorites, but Alisha Rimando created a fresh version by using four colors (Dashing Diva polish in Headliner, Dashing Diva, Cosmopolitan, and Debutante).
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Backstage at the Doo.Ri show, lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux revealed the inspiration for this grayscale look. "It's a contradiction between romantic and gothic and punk," he explained. "It's not black-and-white, but there is no color." He used concealer blended with MAC Lip Mix in black to create the sheer gray wash. While it's not a look you'd wear to the office, I thought it was a fresh take on the dark beauty trend. Kind of goth-lite, and vaguely otherworldly. Do you think it's cool?
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Who doesn't love a little beauty quote every now and then, whether it's a little motherly advice or DIY solution from a famous actress? Recently, I did ask my mom about her favorite beauty tips. She responded, "I find it's helpful to smile a lot. People will always say how nice you look." Aw, very sweet. Longing for more beauty quotes? Take my quiz below to see what you might know, or can guess, about celebrity beauty.