Archives for March 2014

March 3, 2014

Cate Blanchett at the 2014 Academy Awards – Makeup by Jeanine Lobell

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THE LOOK: Modern movie star

THE INSPIRATION: “We were inspired by classic, old Hollywood and wanted to give Cate a look that will be timeless,” said Lobell.”


Eye –

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quad #2 Effeto Nudo  – Jeanine used the warm taupe shade all over as a base; the deeper taupe on the lid and feathered it into the crease to open up the eye; the light brown was mixed with the deeper taupe and applied to the outer crease and center; and the darkest brown was wet and used as a liner

Troy Surratt Lash Curler

Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof Custom Volume Mascara – After cutting a strip of false lashes and applying to the corner of the eye, Jeanine applied the mascara to the base of the lashes and pressed it in to give her real lashes a false effect Makeup Forever Brow Gel


SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Jeanine patted this into the skin before applying foundation to allow her to use a more lightweight foundation and to ensure it will stay put all night long

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #10 BeigeJeanine applied this to the apples of Cate’s cheeks and feathered it out before applying a second coat to ensure she looked like she was glowing from within

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in #103 – Jeanine finished the look with this creamy, beige-y pink

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March 3, 2014

Zac Efron-Get The Look

“We decided to go with the classic “Old Hollywood” meets young and modern vibe – Zac’s classic Calvin Klein tux channeled this look perfectly,” says men’s groomer Kim Verbeck, talking about her client, Zac Efron. “Zac’s style is all about maintaining length on top with shorter sides and back, pushed off the face and with just the right amount of height and texture.”

To begin, Verbeck recommends the Babyliss Volare X2 Clippers to cut the sides and back, blending the edges into the top layers, and leaving the top a little longer, with a textured finish.

“An easy way to create that added texture is to hold sections of the hair about 1 cm. below where you will cut, and with a light, feathering motion, “dip” into those small sections of hair at a 45 degree angle just on the ends,” adds Verbeck.

Kim finished by using the Babyliss Volare X2 Clippers to create perimeter shape by cleaning up the nape, then finishing over the ears and sideburns.

To follow, Kim lightly misted Zac’s hair with water, then placed a dime-sized amount of one ‘n only’s Speed Style Styling Cream in the palm of her hands, running throughout.

She followed by blowdrying Zac’s hair, in the opposite direction of the hair growth, to create added volume.

Finally, to give the style some structure, keep that texture and allow for a matte finish, Kim used the one ‘n only Speed Style Dry Texturizing Spray, running it through the top of Zac’s hair only. And lastly, to finish the look, Kim used one ‘n only’s Speed Style Finishing Hair Spray, which is “always the best for men’s hairstyles that have more length at the top,” says Verbeck.

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March 3, 2014

Naomi Watts at the 2014 Oscars in Lancôme and Armani

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THE LOOK: Old Meets New

THE INSPIRATION: For a modern take on classic, makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen created a pearlescent, lilac eye and a sultry, plum lip to complement Naomi’s light pearl Calvin Klein Collection gown.


Eye – 

Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Plum Splendor – Matthew applied the base shade all over, then layered the palest lilac on top, blending the beige and lilac shades to create a pale lid. He then dotted the dark plum liner in between each lash to add depth.

Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee

Lancôme Cils Booster XL

Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara

Face- Matthew prepped Naomi’s skin with Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Serum

NEW Lancôme Le Correcteur Pro in 300 Bisque

Giorgio Armani Maestro Cream Compact Foundation #4

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #10

Lip- Giorgio Armani #7 Smooth Silk Lip Pencil

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in #502 Scarlatto

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March 3, 2014

Oscar Hair Favorites from Jenny Balding

Hollywood’s biggest night celebrated the 86th Academy Awards tonight and stars showed off glamorous, elegant and chic hairstyles to compliment their red carpet look!  Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her three favorite Oscar styles and steps for how your readers can recreate these looks for their personal red carpet event.
Cate Blanchett, Best Actress Winner – “This beautiful, classic vintage Hollywood style is refreshing as it isn’t a faux bob or very long but it’s just right, at the shoulder.  The key to this look is to create the wave just through the front section and throughout the perimeter of the hair.” – Jenny Balding
Create the Look!
  • Create a deep side part wherever works best for your face shape and hairline.
  • Blow dry smooth and keep to just a natural volume for this look.
  • Mist hair with a light and versatile hairspray like Redken fashion work 12
  • Use a medium size curling iron and start by creating the front section first as this will set the tone.  Create the wave from underneath the cheekbone.
  • Hold the iron vertically and wrap from mid-length to the ends.
  • Finish by setting the hair with a stronger hold hairspray.  Redken control addict 28 is perfect for this as it holds and creates shine.
Olivia Wilde – “This is a stunning, swept up, Brigitte Bardot inspired style and compliments her black and white gown beautifully.  Her graphic black eyeliner adds a 60’s inspired feel to the whole ensemble.” – Jenny Balding
Create the Look!
  • Start by blow drying hair with a round brush to create body, volume and slight wave to the ends.
  • Separate into two sections.  Take the crown and front section and pin to one side then leave the underneath section out.
  • Sweep the underneath section into a chignon that hugs the curve of the head.
  • Take the top section and back brush under the crown area to create padding and volume and twist lightly and secure into chignon.
  • Finish by gently loosening some shorter pieces to frame the face and mist with a light hairspray –  I love Redken fashion work 12 and it is very versatile and light to work with.
Charlize Theron – “Charlize is simply stunning with her sleek, smooth, grown out pixie which complimented her sleek gown with clean lines.  If you have a shorter hairstyle you can style it in so many ways, this, being one of them.” – Jenny Balding
Create the Look!
Charlize has naturally wavy hair so you can also recreate this look with a few simple steps.
  • Apply a smoothing, straightening balm, Redken align 12, to clean wet hair.
  • Blow dry smooth and wrap the hair back and forward to prevent creating volume.
  • Create a deep side part which works best for your face shape and hairline.
  • Sweep and tuck behind ears.
  • I love Cutler Flyaway stick which is perfect for keeping your strands sleek and glossy all over.
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