Get the Look: Elizabeth Olsen’s Godzilla Premier Makeup

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Elizabeth Olsen has been on the rise in the acting world lately. She looked lovely at The Met Gala earlier this month, and looked equally lovely at the premier of Godzilla last week. Makeup artist Kate Lee used mostly Chanel makeup to create Elizabeth’s gorgeous, soft look. Here are the exact products (all prices in USD):
  • Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 15 in Beige 30 ($57, Nordstrom)
  •  Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Eclosion ($59, Nordstrom)
  • Reflets D’Ete De Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in New Moon ($36, Nordstrom)
  • Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel ($22, Ulta)
  • Le Blush Creme De Chanel in Cheeky and Destiny ($38 each, Nordstrom)
  • Make Up For Ever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel ($29, Sephora)
  • Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lip Shine in Synopsis ($35, Nordstrom)
Total Face Cost: $314

What do you think of Elizabeth’s elegant Godzilla premier look? Let me know!

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2014 Met Gala Roundup: Emma Stone Makeup + Fashion

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Emma Stone kept things casual for the 2014 Met Gala, both with her makeup and her outfit. She looked rosy from head to toe, with loosely braided red hair, a two-tone pink dress, and fresh makeup. Acclaimed makeup artist Rachel Goodwin created this look for Emma’s big night, using a mix of Chanel and Revlon cosmetics. Here are the exact makeup products she used (all prices are in US dollars):

  • Chanel Le Jour De Chanel Resynchronizing Skincare ($85, Nordstrom)
  • Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF 15 in Beige 30 ($45, Nordstrom)
  • Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Peach Light ($12.99, Ulta)
  • Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Illusoire and New Moon ($36 each, Nordstrom)
  • Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Topaz ($7.99, Ulta)
  • Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara ($7.99, Walgreens)
  • Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel ($29, Nordstrom)
  • Revlon ColorStay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish ($8.99, Ulta)
  • Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick in Rosewood ($29, Nordstrom)
  • Revlon Nail Enamel in Diamond Texture ($4.99, Ulta)
Total Face Cost: $302.95

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Emma was outfitted in a Thakoon dress for the big night. She completed the look with chic Miu Miu heels, a cute clutch from Tod’s, and jewelry from Graziela Gems and EF Collection. Thakoon is one of my favorite designers, but I don’t know if this is the best pick for an event as big and detail-oriented as the Met Gala. I liked the play on color, but the shape, color, and crop top all seem a little homemade prom dress to me. This was honestly one of my least favorite looks of the event. 
What do you think of Emma’s Met Gala look? Let me know!

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2014 Academy Awards Roundup: Jenna Dewan-Tatum Makeup + Fashion

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The Academy Awards brought out some stunning makeup and fashion looks, even from celebs you might not necessarily expect. For example, Jenna Dewan-Tatum looked lovely in a champagne hued dress and softly smoldering makeup, even though she’s been keeping a low profile since rocking her baby bump at last year’s awards. 
The 33-year-old’s makeup was done by makeup artist Jake Bailey, who used a mix of high end and inexpensive cosmetics to create Jenna’s sexy evening look. Here are the details:

-Sjal Cellular Renewal Cream ($155 USD, Amazon)
-Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Liquid Makeup ($37 USD, Nordstrom)
-Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte ($9.32 USD, Amazon)
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (color not specified, $20 USD, Sephora)
-Avon Mega Effects Mascara ($10 USD, Avon)
-Mark Chic Frills Powder Blush ($14 USD, Avon)

-Chanel Jardin de Camelias Illuminating Powder ($70 USD, Chanel)
-Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon ($9 USD, Avon)
Total Face Cost: $324.32 USD

Jenna let her smoldering makeup take the spotlight by wearing a soft, feminine nude gown by Reem Acra.

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2014 Academy Awards Roundup: Lupita Nyong’o Makeup + Fashion

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I’ve been tracking beautiful Lupita Nyong’o’s gorgeous makeup all through awards season (check out her chic looks for the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards), so I couldn’t wait to discover what she used to look so pretty on the night that put her on everyone else’s radar. The stunning newcomer won Best Actress in a Supporting Role, the seventh African-American woman to do so. I couldn’t be happier for Lupita!
True to form, she stuck with makeup artist Nick Barose, who continued to use Chanel products on her for the special occasion. Here’s what they are in detail:
-Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Noir Cendre ($29 USD, Nordstrom)
-Ombres Tracees Quadra Eyeshadow in Jardin Zen ($65 USD, Chanel)
-Ligne Graphique de Chanel in Noir ($34 USD, Nordstrom)
-Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Chamade ($38 USD, Nordstrom)
-Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Melodieuse ($35 USD, Nordstrom)
Total Face Cost: $201 USD

While Lupita’s overall look was a bit softer than at other appearances this award season, she still looked vibrant and shining in a pale blue Prada gown and Fred Leighton jewelry.

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2014 SAG Awards Roundup: Lupita Nyong’o Makeup and Fashion

Lupita Nyong’o is definitely the one to watch this red carpet season. She already impressed last week at the Golden Globes, and her follow-up look Saturday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards was equally bright and outstanding–perfectly fitting for her win that evening!
Her makeup artist, acclaimed Nick Barose, used all Chanel products to create her gorgeous face. Here are the specifics:
  • Sublimage L’essence Essential Revitalizing Concentrate ($425 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Sublimage La Creme Yeux ($225 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Color SPF 15 ($57.50 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Cendre ($29 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Fascination ($59 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Ombres Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Amethyst ($28.50 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil (Limited Edition, $28 USD, Chanel)
  • Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense and Violine ($30 USD each, Nordstrom)
  • Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel in Noir ($30 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Emotion ($43 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Rouge Coco Baume Hydrating Lip Balm ($34 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in Framboise ($29 USD, Nordstrom)
  • Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Passion ($34 USD, Nordstrom)
Total Face Cost: $1,082 USD(!)

Her stellar makeup was an accent to a gorgeous, whimsical Gucci gown, along with Fred Leighton jewelry.

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2014 Golden Globes Roundup: Lupita Nyong’o Makeup and Fashion

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Of all the fantastic looks from Sunday’s Golden Globe awards, so far, this stunning number and sleek makeup on breakout star Lupita Nyong’o. The newcomer was nominated for Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture–Drama, Musical, or Comedy for her effort in 12 Years a Slave, but sadly lost to Jennifer Lawrence.
The beautiful actress’ regal makeup look was created by well-known celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose, who brought out her lovely features using Chanel cosmetics. Here are the specifics:

-Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Noir Cendre ($29 USD, Nordstrom)

-Ombre Esentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Complice ($28.50 USD, Nordstrom)
-Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Lagons ($59 USD, Nordstrom)
-Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Noir ($34 USD, Nordstrom)
-Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel in Noir ($30 USD, Nordstrom)
-Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate ($34 USD, Nordstrom)
-Pinceau Levres Biseaute ($32 USD, Chanel)
-Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in Rouge Profond ($29 USD, Nordstrom)
-Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision on lips and eyes ($36 USD, Nordstrom)
Total Face Cost: $311.50 USD

Lupita’s classic red lip matched her gorgeous caped Ralph Lauren dress. Her jewelry, some vintage, were by Fred Leighton.

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2014 Golden Globes Roundup: Taylor Schilling Makeup and Fashion

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29-year-old Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling was nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Television Series–Drama for her effort on the program. Despite losing to Robin Wright (House of Cards), the star kept a positive attitude and looked absolutely fabulous.
For her red-carpet makeup, Taylor kept things softly glam, sporting a subtly smoky eye and kept her lips natural. The blonde beauty stuck to luxury cosmetic brand Chantecaille for her evening look. Here are the details:
-Pure Rosewater ($62 USD, Nordstrom)
-Stress Repair Concentrate
around the eyes ($175 USD, Nordstrom)
-Future Skin Foundation ($73 USD, Nordstrom)
-Total Concealer ($37 USD, Nordstrom)
-Compact Soleil Bronzer in St. Barth’s ($45 USD, Nordstrom)
-Cheek Shade in Laughter ($25 USD, Nordstrom)
-Les Petales de Rose Highlighter Powder ($74 USD, Nordstrom)
-Iridescent Eye Shade in Crystal (lid) and Sel (crease) ($25 USD each, Nordstrom)
-Gel Liner Pencil in Jet ($33 USD, Nordstrom)
-Faux Cils Mascara (three coats) ($42 USD, Nordstrom)
Total Face Cost: $616 USD(!)

The luxury and glamor didnt stop at Taylor’s chin, though. She looked gorgeous in a phenomenal green Thakoon gown, Stuart Weitzman heels, a beautiful clutch by Swarovski, and Chanel jewelry. 
I think the color of Taylor’s dress is so fresh and beautiful (I’m biased, green is my favorite color). What do you think of her Golden Globes look?

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2014 Golden Globes Roundup: Emma Stone Makeup and Fashion

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Last night, Sunday, January 12th, was the 71st Golden Globes award ceremony, broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. There, American t.v. and films from 2013 were honored. As with any major awards show, there were plenty of stars sporting fierce makeup, and since I missed the airing, I’m excited to see who wore what (both cosmetically and in terms of fashion). 
So kicking off my first Roundup since last year’s Kid’s Choice Awards (I know, I skipped many, and I’m sorry!), is Emma Stone. The beautiful 25 year old presented the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award to director Woody Allen. 

I always think it’s fantastic when someone mixes both high-end and drugstore into their look, and Emma was not afraid to do this. The actress combined Chanel and Revlon products to create her fresh face. The products she used are:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation ($45 USD, Nordstrom)
-Revlon Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow ($10.99 USD, Ulta)
-Revlon Colorstay ShadowLinks in Gunmetal and Taupe ($2.99 USD each, Ulta)
-Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir ($30 USD, Nordstrom)
-Revlon Powder Blush in Oh! Baby Pink ($9.99 USD, Ulta)
-Revlon Colorstay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey ($8.99 USD, Ulta)
Total face cost: $110.95

What do you think of Emma’s Golden Globes look? I think her makeup is wearable and easy to re-create. Much of it is affordable and accessible, too.
Psst, to all you fashion lovers: her gorgeous dress, clutch, and jewelry are also by Chanel, and her shoes are Louboutins.

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Top 5: Ways to Wear Glitter for New Years

If there’s ever a perfect occasion for lots of twinkly glitter, it’s definitely New Year’s Eve! And fortunately, there’s plenty of adorable ways to work the look. There’s bound to be something for everyone, ranging from subtle to over the top. Also, what’s great about this look is that it’s pretty affordable! So, in no particular order, here are five great ways to work the glitter this year.

5) On Your Clothes:
This is a style that has a ton of options: One could go big by making a statement by wearing a shimmering party dress, or go for a smaller dose of impact by rocking a glittery clutch, pair of shoes, or an accessory, such as a watch or sparkling necklace. This party dress from Forever 21, for example, will only set you back $29.80 USD.

Image via Forever 21

4) On Your Cheeks:
Most beauty junkies are already fans of a nice cheekbone highlighter. But for NYE, a little extra shimmer is perfect for dim evening parties. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks are famous for their anything but subtle sparkle (they’re $42 USD).
Image via Sephora

3) On Your Lips:
Gloss is the perfect thing to wear for a fun night out, since it’s lots of fun and doesn’t have to wear too long. They can also be worn alone, or over lipstick/lip liner. Chanel Glossimers ($29.50 USD) are quite famous for their radiance, with certain shades being truly sparkly. 
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2) On Your Nails:
Having bejeweled tips is a great, softer way to rock the glittery look for a longer period of time. There are a slew of different textures, shapes, and sizes, not to mention shades and price ranges, of fantastic glitter polishes. I’m particularly fond of China Glaze’s This is Tree-Mendous, which I’m rocking right now (it’s LE, but only $7.50 USD and in stores now).

1) On Your Eyes:
One of the most fun ways to rock playful glitter is to put it on your eyes. For such a limited space, there’s a lot one can do with her eye makeup, and brands are accommodating us with multiple glittery products. Take for example OCC’s Cosmetic Glitters ($14 USD), which would look great all over the lid, or Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Liners ($19 USD), which would make for a fierce spin on the already sexy cat eye.

Both images from Sephora

How are you planning on rocking glitter this NYE?

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Civilization: Austria

The next culture featured in the Civ V series is Austria, a small European nation. (For players, Austria is only available in the Gods and Kings expansion pack). Austria and it’s capital, Vienna, are undeniably cultured, with the city often being dubbed The City of Music. A litany of prestigious classical musicians hail from the country, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gustav Mahler. The capital was also host to many foreign musicians, such as Ludwig Van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. During this period, composers penned their work using quills and inkwells, which Lime Crime and Laura Geller have covered.

Lime Crime Uniliner in Quill and Laura Geller Inkwell Gel Liner:

 Society women in Vienna also get to participate in some of the 200 19th-century style balls held every year. These events are lush, elegant affairs, often held in lovely palaces and featuring live orchestras. For enchanting evening eyes, Bareminerals has “The Afterparty”, a pretty, smoky-natural shadow quad.

Image via Sephora

Austria is also home to some of the most prestigious, expensive wines (and wineglasses) in the world. While Austrian wine is largely dry white wine, who can resist a pretty, plum wine color for their lips? This type of color looks exceptional in the fall-appropriate, since Austrian Autumns are particularly lovely. Chanel Rouge Allure Lipcolor in Envoutante is a lovely high-end option, while L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor in Raisin Rapture is a pretty, affordable alternative.
Images via Chanel and Drugstore

Quite famously, Austria is also the home of the prestigious, impressive Habsburg family. Many men from this lineage were Holy Roman Emperors and great kings, and the women were helpful in securing different lands and bonds for the Austrian empire, often through diplomatic marriages. Of these women, the most easily recognizable is likely Maria Theresa, the only woman to directly rule the Habsburg dominions. She began her 40-year rule in 1740, and produced many children, who would go on to help secure Austria’s affiliations with other nations. Possibly the most famous of these was her youngest daughter, Maria Antonia, who married the prince of Austria’s long-time enemy, Louis XVI of France. Upon her arrival in her new kingdom, Maria Antonia stylized her name in the French fashion as Marie Antoinette.

Marie Antoinette, by Marten Van Maytens, 1767
Image via Wikipedia

In the time of these women’s rule, white, powdered hair was en vouge. The highest-quality of these powders were made from finely milled starch. Women would often decorate their hair with small ribbons, jewels, and pearls. The aristocratic women almost always wore rouge, often made with toxic ingredients to form a paste, in wide areas of the cheek. Lips were frequently darkened red with alcohol or vinegar. The eyelids, in contrast to today, were often left bare. However, the eyebrows were frequently darkened. Anastasia makes great brow products, Maybelline makes excellent cream blush, and a great red lipstick is easy to find-MAC’s are very popular. 
Images via Sephora, Thesundaygirl and MAC

Lime Crime makeup can be purchased from their website.
Laura Geller makeup can also be bought from their respective website.
MAC can be found at department stores and online via their website.
Chanel cosmetics can be found on their own website, as well as at department stores like Macy’s.
L’Oreal and Maybelline can both be found at drugstores and at Ulta.
Bareminerals and Anastasia products can both be purchased at Sephora.

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