Showing posts with label Critics Choice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Critics Choice. Show all posts

Monday, January 14, 2019

Issa Rae Beauty Breakdown 2019 Critics Choice Awards

The beautiful Issa Rae walked the Red Carpet at the 2019 Critic’s Choice Awards in stunning fashion and face. Wearing a Aliétte by Jason Rembert dress, Tamara Mellon shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Issa was rocked the Red Carpet. Her makeup was done by Makeup Artist Joanna Simkin who  shared the scoop on how she created Issa’s gorgeous Red Carpet look.

Eyes: “I was inspired by Issa’s beautiful black dressed designed by her stylist and felt pressure to make sure her makeup looked extra gorgeous tonight. Her dressed was designed with various textures and I wanted to incorporate some contrasting textures into her look. I started by smoking some matte black shadow to her inner and outer eye corners. To intensify the black shade, I used the Defining Moment Eyeliner to further smoke out the color. I loved that COVERGIRL provided vibrant colors in a drugstore palette, I knew I wanted to bring some of those colors to her look. I then packed on the shimmery green shadow in the Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette to the center of her lid to draw attention to her eyes.”

Lips: “To balance out her bright eye shadow I decided on a lip closer to the nude range. I swiped the Idol Satin Lipstick in Undone all over her lips and blended the Idol Liquid Lipstick in Royalty to the center of her lips to bring in a subtle pop of pink to her nude lip. The satin and matte finishes of her lips help balance out her matte and shimmery eye in a way that gives her a more hydrated look opposed to being too matte or too shiny.”

Face: “It’s great that COVERGIRL was able to create an amazing shade range of foundations. The undertones suited Issa’s skin tone perfectly. I tied in the whole look by popping the purple-pinky shade in the Rose Rush Cheek Palette to give her complexion a livelier look to complement the black colors in her dress and eyes.”

COVERGIRL products used:

  • COVERGIRL Full Spectrum Matte Ambition Skin Primer SPF 20
  • COVERGIRL Full Spectrum Matte Ambition All Day Shine Free Foundation in “Deep Cool 1” and Deep Neutral 1
  • COVERGIRL Full Spectrum Contour & Correct Expert-Cream Palette in “Universal”
  • COVERGIRL Full Spectrum Sculpt Expert Multi-Use Cheek Palette in “Rose Rush”

  • COVERGIRL Full Spectrum So Saturated 8 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in “Zodiac”
  • COVERGIRL Full Spectrum Defining Moment Eyeliner in “Blackest Black”
  • COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara

  • COVERGIRL  Full Spectrum Color Idol Satin Lipstick in “Undone”
  • COVERGIRL Full Spectrum Color Idol Liquid Lipstick in “Royalty”

COVERGIRL is available online and at mass retailers nationwide!

Red Carpet Report Rachel Brosnahan 2019 Critics Choice Awards

FASHION BY: Carolina Herrera

MAKEUP BY: Lisa Aharon for Revlon


  1. After prepping Rachel's skin, I buffed and blended Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation in Porcelain from the center of the face outward. Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer in Banana worked seamlessly under the eyes and in the spots that needed a little more coverage. Both are lightweight with a natural finish that I love. 
  2. To finish the complexion, I lightly dusted Revlon PhotoReady Candid Setting Powder keeping it mostly in the center of the face and forehead.
  3. A cool rose tone is my favorite for Rachel's porcelain skin, so I used Revlon Powder Blush in the shade Rosy Rendezvous. I started on the apples of the cheeks and blended slightly under the cheek bone towards the hairline. I then patted Revlon PhotoReady Insta- Fix Highlighting Stick in Pink Light to make the highpoint of the cheekbones radiate slightly.

  1. ColorStay Brow Creator in Soft Brown helped me define, shape and slightly fill in Rachel’s brows. Filling in and sharpening the brows helps to frame the eye and guide where the shadow is placed next. Since the suit was clean and white, we decided to have fun with color on the eyes. I used Revlon ColorStay Crème Eyeshadow in Merlot as the base layer for a bold effect. We kept the shape a bit 60’s to complement the high ponytail. 
  2. To add dimension and brightness, I added the light purple shade of the Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Palette in Insider. I used a blend of the light purple and pink shade from the same palette for the inner corner of the eye as well. Revlon ColorStay Crème Gel Eyeliner in Black helped to intensify the lash line. 
  3. A few coats of Revlon Volumazing Mascara added both length and thickness to Rachel’s already beautiful lashes. It’s long lasting so I can rely on it not to flake or smudge on a red carpet.

  1. It’s been very dry in LA so I’ve been reaching for extra moisture where ever I can. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick has a rich amount of pigment but also delivers the hydration I needed for Rachel’s lips. After trying a few lighter shades, we landed on Bare Affair to complete her mod make up look.

Revlon is available online and at mass retailers nationwide!

Monday, December 12, 2016

22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Natalie Portman and Mandy Moore GTL

Team TME scored the how-tos for two of the most beautiful women to grace the Red Carpet at last night’s 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which was held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA.  Congrats to Natalie Portman on her Best Actress win for “Jackie.”

INSPIRATION: “For Natalie’s look tonight, she chose this gorgeous chiffon McQueen dress that had a cool 70’s vibe, so we thought the hair should echo that a bit and went for bohemian curls.” -Bryce Scarlett

To start, I blew out her wet hair using the ghd Air Hairdryer and the Natural Bristle Radial Brush (size 2) and created a deep side part. With the ghd Tailcomb, I teased her hair as I went to ensure her hair would set with fullness. Then, I curled her hair with the ghd CURVE Classic Curl Iron in one-inch sections to create S-waves. I made sure to curl the hair each section in the same direction so that the final look would be uniform. After finishing each curl, I pinned it to her head, and then, once all her curls were pinned and had cooled, I used the Air Hairdryer again, this time with the Air Diffuser attached, to ensure the curls would have serious staying power. After that, I took out all the pins, sprayed the ghd Oval Dressing Brush and brushed out her curls with a bit of dry shampoo to finish the look.

ghd PRODUCTS: ghd Air Hairdryer ($199), ghd Natural Bristle Radial Brush 2 (40), ghd Tailcomb ($22), ghd CURVE Classic Curl Iron ($199), ghd Air Diffuser ($30), Oval Dressing Brush ($40)

To give Mandy her flawless look, Celebrity Makeup Artist Jenn Streicher used TEMPTU, including the never-before-seen Perfect Canvas Airbrush 24-Hour Airbrush Foundation, out in March 2017! This next iteration of airbrush makeup reinvents the gold standard with a long-wear, powerfully hydrating and age-defying formula that delivers TEMPTU’s most flawless, natural-looking finish ever.

INSPIRATION: "Tonight, Mandy chose to wear a beautiful and very sexy column dress by Solace London. My sister Ashley, who did her hair, really wanted to play up the sexiness of the dress and wear her hair down. We went for "70's sexy" - the hair is loose and tousled while her makeup has a sultriness to it. Since the dress is very low-cut, it was really important for me to make sure ALL of her skin looked flawless and TEMPTU is perfect for that!" -Jenn Streicher

To start, using the TEMPTU Air, I airbrushed her face with the new Perfect Canvas 24-Hour Airbrush Foundation in Nude to give Mandy a flawless complexion. I continued airbrushing her neck and décolletage since she had some tan lines we wanted to hide. Since the foundation is lightweight and buildable, we could add a bit more to the areas that needed it most, without it looking caked on. Next, I used TEMPTU's Blushing Coral Airbrush Blush onto the apples of her cheek and then, to accentuate her features, I added the Airbrush Highlighter in Bronze along her cheekbones to give a warm glow. For her eyes, I added some bronze shadow and lots of mascara to make the look a bit sultrier. Then, for the finishing touch, I added TEMPTU's True Color Lipstick in Tawny Spice for a natural lip and she was good to go. 

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