Eyebrow Superstar: Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle has long been known for having a serious set of arches—and at a recent Miu Miu event, she proved that when you’ve got great brows, you don’t need much else…at least as far as makeup is concerned. She looked gorge with glowing, tawny skin, subtly-rimmed eyes and a natural pink lip. As for the brows, they looked slightly lighter than they usually do, which is a great trick for summer.

In warmer months, switch to a brow pencil that’s a shade less intense. You’ll still get that filled-in effect, but your arches will look sun-kissed—almost like naturally-occurring highlights. “And remember to always blend with a spoolie brush,” says makeup artist Sonia Kashuk. This makes the pencil strokes look like actual hairs.

via Camilla Belle’s Eyebrows – Picture of Camilla Brow’s Eyebrows – Cosmopolitan.


Francois Nars AND Uzo interview

Where it all started

I’ve been working for Nars for more than 13 years. I was with Nars when the blush Orgasm didn’t exist. It’s been so interesting to watch the evolution of the brand. Who knew when they launched Orgasm in 1999 that it would be this cult classic? I remember when it sold out. Francois did not expect what it has become today.

Book deal

It took four weeks to produce the book, Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself. Can you believe it? Francois had instructed a casting agency to scour the streets of New York City for 60 globally diverse women and men. He wanted different face shapes, skin-tones and professions. When it came to creating the looks, he didn’t want to know their background, he just wanted a blank canvas and to be inspired by the shape of their face or the colour of their eyes.

Working with a team of artists, François supervised everything and took the photographs. The man is a genius, he is amazing with colour. It’s a beauty manual that demystifies make-up application and techniques. Divided into three sections (play, perfect and polish), the book features real people and there’s an acetate overlay on the before and after images with Francois’s handwriting and the name of the products, colours and actual placement.

Reality check

This book is real. Looking at celebrities is not a good barometer of whether a look will work for you. Celebrities constantly tweak their faces and get treatments on a regular basis, in the real world most of us don’t have time for that and aren’t getting our nose tweaked or our brows lifted. François celebrates us – that’s what I love.

Life between cities

I’m based in LA but I fly a lot between LA and New York. It sounds like the perfect life but I spend half my time in an airplane and I visit every other city in between – Miami, Chicago, Dallas… François lives in New York but he also has a home in Motu Tane in the South Pacific. He bought the island – yes, the island – in 2000 when Shiseido bought the brand. Of course he also has a home in Paris but he really loves New York City.

Everything is illuminated

The years I’ve been at Nars I’ve become a much better make-up artist in terms of complexion. I love putting The Multiple [a three-in-one product] under foundation, it’s my signature. You can use any of the colours to highlight and warm the complexion before foundation. Just apply it to the cheeks and blend it into an upside-down triangle. My skin is oily and it works so well as it’s a cream-to-powder formula and is oil-free. I have to say, whether it’s a celebrity, model or soccer mum, everybody loves the look of illumination within the skin.

The essentials

As I’ve gotten older I try to carry less. I always have Exhibit A blush, which I love to use by itself or with other blushes. I love it on women with very dark or very pale skin. I use the cream shadows and apply it with my fingers. I always carry Triple X lip gloss, powder foundation because I always need to touch up, and a black pencil.

Try it all

I guess my make-up mantra is that make-up is there for people to experiment with. There’s so much good make-up out there, and technology has allowed products to be more sheer and lightweight that it’s almost criminal if you don’t try new colours. Go out there, step outside the box and don’t be afraid to experiment with colour. Sometimes when we limit ourselves we rob ourselves from discovering something that would be a wow factor for your lips or for your eyes.

via Francois Nars AND Uzo interview.

How To Wear Green Eyeliner

We never thought we’d like green eyeliner until we saw Solange pull it off at the Elle Women In Music Awards. And then we remembered seeing it on a few of our other favorite celebs, so we got to thinking: How do you pull off this trend?

Luckily for us, StyleList asked M.A.C. Cosmetics makeup artist Bianca Alexander for some expert tips. Her exact words?

“An emerald shade will bring out the jewel tones in green or hazel eyes. [But] dark-eyed beauties should stick with earthier shades of green, such as olive or ivy.”

And, go!

via How To Wear Green Eyeliner | Hello Beautiful.

Katy Perry’s extraterrestrial style for ‘E.T.’ music video

Katy Perry‘s new video for ‘E.T.’ is coming this Thursday, and here’s the sneak peek at what we can expect to see in the music vid featuring Kanye West.

As ‘E.T. (Futuristic Lover)’ is all about extraterrestrial love, Katy Perry’s style for the video is also out-of-this-world. Judging by the released photos Katy Perry will don a purple face, super crazy hair updo, incredible nail art and futuristic outfits.

I’m most impressed by the make up she has. It’s absolutely fantastic and Katy gets unrecognizable. Just loving it!

via Katy Perry’s extraterrestrial style for ‘E.T.’ music video –.

The 2011 Genius Awards

ELLE celebrates 13 top stars in hair, makeup, and skin care from the red carpet, the runway, and beyond. Here, beauty’s best share their tips on creating outrageous ringlets, mastering the smoky eye, and flashing a megawatt smile…

via Beauty Tips from Top Beauty Experts – ELLE.

Helena Christensen Wears Gorgeous Makeup for Glasses

Helena Christensen has sparked a sexy spectacle movement at the StyleList offices.

The 42-year-old supermodel was spotted on the Three Over One runway at L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in Australia wearing gorgeous makeup for glasses. Behind those black frames, Christensen’s dewy complexion was illuminated with soft blush, pink lipstick, subtle, smoky eyeshadow and lush lashes.

And we can’t ignore her sideswept bangs and glamorous waves that fell perfectly along her eyewear.

via Helena Christensen Wears Gorgeous Makeup for Glasses – StyleList.

Tips to Choosing and Applying Eyeliner

Eyeliner is a big part of makeup. It defines eyes and gives your look an instant lift which you can use to turn back the clock or make sexy feline eyes and use it for many other makeup tricks. Eyeliner can go alone with mascara-coated lashes or it can become a base for your eye makeup with various shades of shadows. Here I will tell about types of eyeliner, things to consider when choosing eyeliner and some useful tips on applying eyeliner right and without much effort.

via Tips to Choosing and Applying Eyeliner | Ourvanity.com – Beauty and health secrets for everyone.