Showing posts with label Olay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olay. Show all posts

Monday, January 27, 2014

Katy Perry 2014 Grammy Looks From The Pop Princess’ Style Team

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Everyone walking the Red Carpet at Sunday’s Grammy Awards definitely made a statement. But among the masses, Katy Perry really stood out and had the most transformative look that began with whimsical on the Red Carpet and morphed into sultry for the performance of her hit “Dark Horse”.

Katy, as always, was stunning and luckily The Makeup Examiner has Katy’s full beauty breakdown … straight from her expert beauty team! Peruse through the slideshow for your favorite look and the complete how-to!

Katy's 2014 Grammy Red Carpet Hair Christopher Polk/Getty
Celebrity Stylist Renato Campora shares, “Katy wanted to wear her hair up and I was inspired by the soft, romantic look of her dress”. First I sprayed her hair with the Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist and then blew it out to a sleek, polished finish. Once her hair was dry, I pulled it into a tight, high ponytail. To add more volume and texture to the ponytail, I sprayed the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo throughout the length of her hair. Then I twisted the ponytail and wrapped it around the base of her hair to create the crown. I secured the crown with bobby pins and misted the hair with the Herbal Essences Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer to polish her look and set her style in place.

Katy's Red Carpet Beauty Christopher Polk/Getty
Katy Perry 2014 Grammy’s Red Carpet Beauty by Jake Bailey - “Katy had a very clear idea of what she wanted for the Grammy’s this year. She wanted sexy eyes; elegant lashes and she wanted to GLOW! I was quick to agree as I had seen the ethereal gown she was going to wear – stunning!,” shared Jake.

I started by prepping her skin with Olay’s new Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream. This is perfect to use under makeup as it delivers lots of moisture but still feels lightweight and foundation glides smoothly over it. Once the moisturizer had absorbed, I got to work on the skin. Since we were going for maximum "glow" I mixed equal parts CoverGirl BB cream and CoverGirl TruBLEND Liquid Foundation on the back of my palm before buffing it all over her face and neck with a soft brush for sheer coverage and a polished glow.

I started the eye look by painting a delicate line onto her lashline and a subtle “cat eye” wing in the outer corners of her eyes using CoverGirl Bombshell Liquid Liner. I then coated her lashes with Bombshell Volume Mascara, top and bottom. I used the first coat to get that volumized look and then applied the second coat for the intense jet-black wet lash look. I then applied Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess into the crease of her eyelid and highlighted her lids and brow bones with Flamed Out Shadow in Blazing White. I finished the eye look with a strong brow and a coat of clear mascara to hold them in place.

Once I finished with the eyes, I warmed and highlighted her complexion using CoverGirl TruMAGIC Sunkisser and Luminizer. I blended the Sunkisser along the hairline and into the hollows of the cheeks to add warmth and dimension. I then took the Luminizer and used it to add a golden glow to her cheekbones, tip of her nose and just above the cupid’s bow of her lips. Once I set the makeup with CoverGirl + Olay Pressed Powder, I dusted a little bit of shimmery coral blush on the apples of her cheeks.

I finished the look with a fresh coral/pink shade called "Heavenly" from the CoverGirl LipPerfection collection and tipped it with a touch of balm for extra shine.

Performance Look Fredric J. Brown/Getty
Katy Perry 2014 Grammy Performance Look by Jake Bailey - “Once Katy walked the red carpet it was time to take her into the performance look. The performance was going to be dark and dramatic so we needed to make a change but had very little time. I made a quick change by adding a strip of spidery false lashes and adding another coat of Bombshell Mascara for extra intensity. I took my CoverGirl Bombshell Liquid Liner and extended her eyeliner outward to look a little more ‘wicked’,” shared Jake.

The fastest way to dramatically change your look is always the lips. We went from a fresh coral pink to a deep cranberry and she was instantly transformed from ethereal red carpet bombshell into a sultry witch. The shade we chose was “Euphoria” also from CoverGirl LipPerfection. She liked the color so much that she kept it on for the rest of the show as it went perfectly with her post performance outfit.

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Katy Perry 2014 Grammy NailsGetty - “Katy wanted something really simple and chic to go with her red carpet dress and her performance look. We chose a light pink shade called “Everbloom” from the CoverGirl Outlast Nail Gloss collection. It offered just a subtle hint of color to keep the focus on her gown and flawless face,” shares Celebrity Manicurist Kimmie Kyees.

©2014 Yvonne P. Mazzulo, a.k.a., The Makeup Examiner. All rights reserved. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Snowboarder Jamie Anderson Talks Olympics and Staying In Balance

Courtesy of P&G Beauty

The start of the 22nd Winter Olympics will begin on Feb. 7 marking the first time that the Olympics have been held in Russia since the fall of the Iron Curtain. Another first for the Olympics Games is the debut of Snowboard Slopestyle and US Snowboarder Jamie Anderson will be there to represent the sport. On Thursday, Jan. 23 The Makeup Examiner caught up with the 23-year-old beauty to find out about how it feels to represent the US and her secrets for staying calm, centered and beautiful.

The Makeup Examiner: With the debut of Snowboard Slopestyle at Sochi, how are you preparing for such an honor to represent both the US and your sport? How do you stay calm?

Jamie Anderson: I feel so honored to represent our country! I never thought they would add my event to the Games and I can’t wait to show everyone what Snowboard Slopestyle is all about. To stay calm, I do a lot of yoga -- now more than ever -- to help me stay peaceful and enjoy the journey there.

I understand that you have a sponsorship program for kids who are interested in snowboarding. Can you tell me a little about the program?

This is my third year doing the “Give Back with Love” charity event, which I do right around the winter solstice to help support local kids in my community. Growing up with a really big family, I know how expensive it is to get into snowboarding and I wanted to help kids who aren’t financially able to purchase equipment and season passes get on the mountain. This year I am sponsoring eight kids!

How is your clothing line going and where can we get TRYE gear?

My clothing line is awesome! My newest collection with Billabong is inspired by Peru and South America; I just did a trip to Machu Picchu and Bolivia and found some really cool tribal designs and textures that I incorporated into my pieces. The line is environmentally friendly too, we use all sustainable polyester and recycled water bottles to make the jackets, and my street wear is made of organic cotton and hemp. You can find it all on Billabong.

How did the Olay partnership come about? Why did you want to sign with the brand?

The Olay sponsorship came about because of the upcoming Olympics and also because of P&G’s “Thank You, Mom” campaign. “Thank You, Mom” really inspired me because my mom worked so hard to help me follow my dreams. And as for Olay specifically, I have always known the brand and loved their products so it felt like a natural fit.

How do you protect your skin when you’re out on the slopes?

I use a lot of different things, but lately I have been loving the Olay Fresh Effects Hydrating Gel Moisture, which really helps bring hydration to your face. Being in the mountains most of the year my skin gets really dry, so it’s really nice to use that.

Obviously the cameras are always on when you’re on the slopes. What do you do to look so amazing?

I always try to have a smile on my face! Snowboarding makes me so happy and I think you can really tell when people are enjoying what they are doing. I keep it mostly natural, but I like to use a little CoverGirl Bombshell mascara to give me a dark, voluminous lashes yet a fresh look out on the mountain.

Do you have a different beauty regime for when you know the cameras are around versus what you would have just hanging with friends and family?

Before a big competition I definitely take an extra moment to pamper myself and look beautiful. But if I am just going to yoga or to hang out with my sisters —nothing over the top!

Are you going to do anything special, makeup wise, to represent the US while in Sochi?

I’m going to try to look as beautiful as I can! Definitely the CoverGirl Bombshell mascara.

What is the number one piece of beauty advice you’d offer readers?

More than anything, beauty is about what goes in your body—make sure you are eating healthy, nutritious food and drinking a lot of water.

As an obvious role model, what life advice would you give to girls?

I would tell girls to love themselves more than anything, find something that they truly are passionate about and to follow their dreams and trust that they can do anything they believe in!

Note: A very special thanks to Jamie Anderson for taking the time to chat. It was a true pleasure.

Courtesy of P&G Beauty

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