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):
Since breaking out on the scene this year, I’ve covered pretty much all of Lupita Nyong’o’s amazing red carpet looks.Her style is my favorite, so naturally, I was majorly excited to see what she would surprise us with at the Met Gala on May 5th. Always favoring the bold, Lupita’s look definitely left an impression! Her purple shadow complimented her green dress well, without competing with it. The creative look was customized for her by longtime makeup artist Nick Barose. Nick used almost exclusively Lancome products for the big night. Here’s exactly what they were (all prices are in USD):
As for her fashion, I’m disappointed to say this was Lupita’s first miss for me. I love a bold look, but I felt her brown and green Prada flapper dress looked like a fish net that got caught in the jungle. I was so sad; her dress was the worst of the night to me. There are positives to the dress, though. At least she went for it, versus the other stars who looked pretty but played it way too safe. I appreciate when celebs take a fashion risk, even if it doesn’t pay off. Lupita’s dress had lots of detail and great movement. The headpiece looked a little much with the already busy dress, but I loved the matching green shoes and bag. Lupita completed her look with Cartier jewelry.
What do you think of Lupita’s bold Met Gala look? Let me know!
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)
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!
French beauty Marion Cotillard knocked it out of the park last Monday at the Met Gala, accentuating her natural loveliness with classic, glamorous makeup. Makeup artist Christophe Danchaud created this look for her, relying exclusively on Hourglass products. Here are the exact products she wore (all prices in USD):
Marion looked head-to-toe beautiful in her quirky, cute navy Dior Haute Couture dress. I loved that she played up the theme a bit more than other starlets, and in an unexpected way: she used bolder color, and the folds and detailing really were a nod to the couturier the event was honoring. Her eye-catching shoes were also by Dior Haute Couture (not wholly surprising, since she’s a face of the brand!). Her jewelry, including her unique one earring, were by Chopard. Marion looks radiant and confidant, and appropriate for the theme, without losing her personality. She didn’t play it safe, and I really love that. It’s not the most theatrical dress at the event, but for me, it’s still a total success.
What do you think of Marion’s creative look? Let me know!
Jessica Alba has been a fashion front runner for several years now. So it was no surprise she stuck to her naturally beautiful look for the 2014 Met Gala on Monday, May 5th. Her makeup artist for the event, Lauren Andersen, used a mixture of high-end and affordable products to create a custom look. Here is the exact makeup Jessica wore on the big night (all prices in US dollars):
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation SPF 15 PA++ ($62, Sephora)
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer Makeup Concealer ($48, Nordstrom)
As for her the rest of her lovely look, Jessica wore a beautiful gold lace gown by Diane Von Furstenberg. Her metallic clutch was by the designer as well. Her heels were Brian Atwood brand. She had some diverse jewelry: the earrings were Doves by Doron Poloma, and the rings were a mix of Melissa Kaye and Ippolita. Jessica looks undeniably gorgeous, but I was disappointed by this look. Her dress compliments her beautiful skin color and brunette hair perfectly, but I thought this looked like any other outfit she’d wear to any old event, like the Oscars or a premiere. The Met Gala, to me, is a night to really go over the top and play with fashion, and I feel like Jessica stayed in her comfort zone on this one.
What do you think of Jessica’s understated glam look? Let me know!
The Met Gala is, in my opinion, the biggest night in fashion. It’s definitely my favorite! This year, the theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion, honoring the couturier and the attention to detail, elegance, and shape in his designs. While I was disappointed with a lot of the looks on this year’s red carpet (I found them too simple for the theme), the makeup is another story.
Blake Lively sported a classically glamorous face and waves to compliment her softly-colored dress. I think her makeup is lovely–it coordinates with the gown without being matchy-matchy. Her makeup artist, Elaine Offers, nodded to the event’s theme using NARS and Kevyn Aucoin products. Here are the exact makeup products Blake wore to the Met Gala (all prices are in US dollars):
Kevyn Aucoin The Liquid Airbrush Foundation in #10 and #13 ($45 each, Nordstrom)
Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil in Warm Blonde ($26, Nordstrom)
As for the fashion, I thought Blake made an excellent choice. She wore a Gucci gown to the event. I think the dress really flattered her feminine figure, which was accentuated by her gorgeous pinup waves. The soft champagne color didn’t overwhelm the chic shape of the gown. For me, the “cape” detail is what makes her outfit extra special. It plays up her beautiful height, and the way it drapes behind her is elegant and appeals to the event’s detail-oriented theme. Blake’s husband, Ryan Renolds, wore Gucci as well.
What do you think of Blake’s statuesque, regal look? Let me know!
Yesterday was the MTV Movie Awards, which means another exciting Roundup of celebrity makeup and fashion. To kick things off, I’ll start with one of my favorite red carpet beauties, Lupita Nyong’o, who was nominated for Best Female Performance. As usual, she rocked an awesome bold look, but this time, it was on her gorgeous gown. So she let her makeup look (comparatively) subtle. Here’s the exact Lancome products her makeup artist, Nick Barose, used (in USD):
Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation ($45.50, Sephora)
I thought Lupita’s gorgeous dress was really the star of her look. It was bold and poppy, and reminded me of bright art. It was designed by Chanel, as was her bag. She completed her look with Casadei heels and Vita Fede accessories. medianet_width=’600′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’228266391′;
23-year-old Jennifer Lawrence had a big night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday. The young star was nominated on her own for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her work on American Hustle (but lost to 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o). However, she was still a winner that night, with American Hustle winning Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Jennifer accentuated her eyes and kept her lips soft for the event, matching her smoky shadow to her fierce dark dress (and it wasn’t just the colors that matched–both the gown and the makeup used on Jennifer are by Dior). Here’s what she used to look so glam:
34-year-old Claire Danes arrived at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday looking radiant. It’s no wonder the star was glowing: she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her effort on Homeland (which she lost to Maggie Smith), and another as part of the show’s ensemble cast (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which went to Breaking Bad). She played up her beautiful nude and blue dress with matching makeup.
Makeup artist Matin Mualawizada coordinated her face to her her dress using exclusively Laura Mercier products in particular. Here’s exactly what they are:
Flawless Skin Mega Moisturizer Creme SPF 15 ($52 USD, Sephora)
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: