When you walk into a beauty bar, there are numerous choices when it comes to blush. But basically it boils down to this: Should you go with a powder or cream-based formulation? Although both have their merits, celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey reveals the biggest differences between the two. Read more to get his tips on achieving a rosy glow.
Emmy Rossum went for a '60s-inspired makeup look at the Jeffery Fashion Cares celebration last night. "We wanted to create a mod look, but bring it into this millennium with really clean, glowing skin and a dramatic eye," said makeup artist Jake Bailey.
To re-create the look at home, start by using a waterproof liner like Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Eyeliner ($7) on the top and bottom lashes and in the crease of the eye. Then smudge the liner between the bottom lashes before applying mascara to give the illusion of more volume. Apply a strip of false lashes to the top lashes to really make your eyes stand out.
Instead of using highlighter to add a glow, Bailey applied a light concealer below the brow bone. He also used cream blush to give her cheeks a dewy finish, while the T-zone was powdered for a matte look. As the final touch, he selected a pencil two shades darker than Emmy's natural lip color for a clean nude lip. Try Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Floralies ($25) for a similar shade.
- The basics: Bailey recommends using a light formula that matches your skin tone in the morning, concentrating your application on the center of your face. "Most people say put powder in the T-zone, but really it's more like the middle zone," he explains. Sweep product on your forehead, chin, and nose, and don't forget the area around the nose.
- For touch-ups: Carry blotting papers instead of a pressed powder compact to avoid caking on more product during the day.
- Insider tip #1: Putting powder on the cheeks can draw attention away from your laugh lines.
- Insider tip #2: If you are planning to have your picture taken, then powder the entire face. Then use highlighter along your jawline to bring out a subtle shine.
- Insider tip #3: Bailey also likes to put powder on the inner eyes. Just use a clean eye shadow brush to cover lids and help eye makeup last.
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While many people will undoubtedly dress up as Katy Perry for Halloween this year, others might just be inspired by latest batch of GHD ads instead. To promote the brand's new limited-edition, art deco-inspired Scarlet Collection ($225) flat-iron set, Katy recently posed while wearing two retro-meets-modern looks in which she portrays a 1920s Snow White.
Not only are the images (shot by David LaChapelle) and hairstyles cool, but they're excellent fodder for your All Hallows' costume or even a sexy night out. Be sure to check out Katy's other GHD ads, in which she sports new wave, boho-chic, and old Hollywood hairstyles, and learn how to get her Snow White beauty look now.
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There were definitely a few standouts on the red carpet at the Grammys last night, from the lovely Selena Gomez's pink lip gloss and glowing skin to Keri Hilson's teal eyeliner. We have the scoop from celebrity stylists on what they did (and what they used) to get their leading ladies gorgeous for the red carpet, so check it out.