Showing posts with label Issa Rae. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Issa Rae. 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!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Get The Look: Katy Perry and Issa Rae at the 2018 Met Gala

The Makeup Examiner Team is thrilled to be sharing the beauty breakdown of COVERGIRLs Issa Rae and Katy Perry. Last night, the ladies’ amazing makeup artists, Joanna Simkin (for Issa) and Michael Anthony (for Katy) gave us the scoop on how they created their flawless red carpet looks for you and your readers.The looks both incorporate the NEW TruBlend Matte Made Foundation, COVERGIRL’s most inclusive shade range to-date -- including 40 different shades across the skin tone spectrum.

“I wanted Katy’s skin to have a matte finish so we could control the highlights on the rest of her face. The new COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made foundation was perfect for this because it would stay on all night but also be comfortable, while giving her that matte finish we were going for. It really gave the perfect smooth canvas to let her eyes and lips stand out and glow. She looked very heavenly and ethereal – perfect for tonight’s theme! “I used the darker shades of the new COVERGIRL Peach Punch palette on the hollow of her eyes and went straight across towards the end of her brow, and the effect was that her eyes looked very wide and open. I also used the champagne color on the center of her eyes to make them really pop.” – Michael Anthony

COVERGIRL products used:
  • COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation - Shade L30 (Golden Ivory) & L40 (Classic Ivory)
  • COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Setting Powder – Shade Classic Ivory
  • COVERGIRL truNaked Scented Eyeshadow Palette in Peach Punch – coming to Walmart this June!
  • COVERGIRL Flourish by Lash Blast
  • COVERGIRL Lash Blast Amplify Primer
  • COVERGIRL Vitalist Go Glow Luminzing Lotion
  • COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Micro-Fine + Define Pencil – Shade Honey Brown & Soft Brown
  • COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick – Kitty Purry
  • COVERGIRL Look Lock Up Setting Spray

"We wanted her skin to be ethereal for the theme but matte photos, so I used a big thick fluffy brush from the center of her face and worked my way out. I started from the middle to provide coverage and then blended it to the edges to create a subtle glow. For her eyes, I used a matte brown all over from the COVERGIRL Chocoholic palette, then added shimmery all over, and finished by glossing the top to create dimension. This gave her a slick eye look, and gave the appearance that she emerged from heaven." – Joanna Simkin

COVERGIRL products used:
  • COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation - Shade D80, Soft Sable
  • COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Highlighter – Shade #4
  • COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer – Shade Ebony Bronze
  • COVERGIRL truNaked Scented Eyeshadow Palette in Chocoholic – coming to Walmart this June!
  • COVERGIRL Flourish by Lash Blast
  • COVERGIRL Lash Blast Amplify Primer
  • COVERGIRL Melting Pout Matte – Shade Paradise Lost
  • COVERGIRL Melting Pout Glitz
  • COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Sculpt + Set Pomade
  • COVERGIRL Look Lock Up Setting Spray

COVERGIRL are available at mass retailers around the globe.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Issa Rae Becomes Face of COVERGIRL’s Newest Lip Line

On Monday, November 27, Issa Rae became the face of COVERGIRL’s newest lip line, Melting Pout Metallics. COVERGIRL’s Melting Pout Metallics includes 12 dimensional, highly pigmented liquid metallic shades. The collection helps achieve any look, for a touch of glimmer to dramatic bold lips, with shades such as 24 Carat, Mic Drop and Platinum Card.

Issa loves switching up her lip looks and says that she loves the many looks she can create with them: “I may choose to wear a clear gloss and steer clear from attention and other days I want to command the room, so I may rock a blue lipstick.”

This new collection of products will soon become a go-to as the products and shades are realistic, yet completely transformative.

Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick ($8.99) – COVERGIRL’s new high-pigmented Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick formula is a comfortable, lightweight lipstick that provides and intense color result. Its creamy formula wears comfortably, designed to last through eating and drinking for up to 24 hour wear. Shades include: All Nighter, Back Talk, Ballerina, Champagne Showers, Coral Chronicles, Current Nude, Gray Matter, Never Say Never, Paradise Lost, Secret, Seismic, and Super Model.

Melting Pout Glitz Top Coat ($8.99) - The perfect addition to any lipstick collection. Melting Pout Glitz Top Coat can be worn alone or on top of any lip color for a glamour look. These top coats have a reflective finish which creates added dimension to the lip for a full pout look. Shades include: Double Platinum and Golden Girl

Melting Pout Metallics Liquid Lipstick ($8.99) - Metallic lips have been a hot commodity as of late and with these 12 dimensional liquid metallic shades, you are sure to find one that fits your needs. From subtle to dramatic, these on–trend, pigmented colors are no fuss and easy to wear. Shades include: 24 Carat, Amped, Banger, Extra, Front Row, Mayhem, Mic Drop, Platinum Card, Rock Star, Sunday Blue, Unplugged, and VIP.

Issa’s partnership with Melting Pout Metallics debuts along with a fun and lighthearted commercial, . Availability: Available at mass-market, drugstore, food and e-commerce retailer’s nationwide beginning December 2017.

Monday, September 18, 2017

COVERGIRL Issa Rae’s Red Carpet Beauty Look at the 2017 Emmy Awards

Last night at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Issa Rae looked simply flawless in a stunning Vera Wang gown and luminous makeup. TME couldn’t resist getting the scoop from Issa Rae’s amazing makeup artist, Joanna Simkin on how to achieve this amazing look at home. Working with COVERGIRL Cosmetics, Joanna shares all you need to know!

Inspiration: "Issa's Emmys look was inspired by the vibrant red Vera Wang dress she wore. We agreed that we wanted to keep her skin luminous and eyes a soft smolder.” - Joanna Simkin

Get The Look:
The Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation was perfect for achieving that fresh and flawless skin we were going for. I loved that the coverage was buildable yet kept the skin hydrated at the same time.

For her eyes we wanted a soft yet smokey dark lash look and used LashBlast Volume mascara to really give the lashes a voluminous and full look.

Since we went for a darker eye, we knew we wanted to keep the lips simple. The Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gelebrity was perfect it was super pigmented and was the perfect nude to compliment the overall glam.

COVERGIRL products used: COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation in Soft Sable, COVERGIRL Lash Blast Volume in Charcoal and Black, COVERGIRL Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gelebrity, COVERGIRL truNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Nudes, COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx, and COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Powder Kit in Rich Brown

COVERGIRL products are available online at COVERGIRL and mass retailers around the globe.