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Get the Look: Kerry Washington by Neutrogena


Kerry Washington looked stunning last night at the Golden Globes. Seeing her made me even more antsy for new episodes of Scandal! Kerry is a Brand Ambassador for Neutrogena, which created her look last night. Below are the details on the inspiration behind her makeup and hair, and how to achieve this look!

Makeup Artist: Carola Gonzalez

Makeup Inspiration:
Today's inspiration sprung from the design of the dress, Greek designer Mary Katrancou, 1950's silhouette with a modern edge. I wanted to accentuate Kerry's eyes with a modern twist. I kept it pretty simple, a black line all around the eye layered with a shimmery dark grey eye shadow to break away from the usual black liner and add a spark to the eyes. The lips I kept sheer with a hint of color to compliment the fuchsia shade of the dress without overpowering the eyes or final look.

Cosmetic Get the Look Breakdown:
To begin the Golden Globe's makeup process, I began by prepping Kerry's skin with Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizer. During winter months skin is dryer than most months, out of the year, and Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizer is the way to go. It's truly a skin quencher, it adds just the right amount of moisture needed without making skin look oily. Once fully absorbed I start by highlighting under the eye area and then applying foundation all over face to even out skin: I used Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer SX13.

I proceeded with Kerry's eyes using Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black. I lined the eye all around the outer area of the eye, around lash line. Then lined the inner rim of the lower lash with the same liner. Since I wanted to give the appearance of a shimmery liner, I layered the eye liner, using a tiny brush, with the new Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear eye shadow shimmery dark silver from the Smokey Steel Palette. (the third one from the top).

To complete the eye makeup, mascara is a must! I applied a couple of coats to the upper and lower lashes with Kerry's favorite mascaraNeutrogena Healthy Lengths in Carbon Black.

For the cheeks I always like to add an extra touch of glow and color. In this case I chose Neutrogena Healthy Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Posie Glow. I got two shades in one, the perfect combo, to create the desired radiance and color for the look. I applied it from the apple of the cheek in an upward motion towards the temples.

The lips are always my last step, choosing the right shade is critical to the final look. Since the dress already had a vibrant color, I decided to go with a sheer berry lip to compliment the fuchsia shade of the dress. I used Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Bright Berry.
Hair Stylist: Takisha Sturdivant-Drew

Hair Inspiration:
My inspiration for Kerry's dress was it’s a period look with a modern edge to it. So I wanted to do the same for her hair. I decided to pull her hair back but nothing to serious, so I kept it very tight on the sides with some height on top, and gave her a messy centered bun with some twists and braids. It's a modern look, but with a flirty feel that's always fun.

Hair Get the Look Breakdown:
I shampooed and conditioned her hair with the Neutrogena Triple Repair Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner. Then I left a dime size of theTriple Repair Fortifying Leave-In Treatment to protect her hair from the heat and give it a great shine. Secondly I blew her hair out with a comb attachment blow dryer, but left some texture in her hair. Then I curled certain pieces of her hair with my 1-inch curling iron. Finally I teased her hair on top and in the center, took her hair and pulled it into a messy chic bun. Her hair went well with the Mary Katrancou Dress and it was a great 


Get the Look: Kristen Wiig by Tracey Levy for Charlotte Tilbury



I loved Kristen Wigg's fresh look on the red carpet last night. Her makeup was done by makeup artist Tracey Levy. Here are the steps she used to create the look:

1. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask (launching in March) was used to prep the skin by smoothing the skin and totally blurring all imperfections while minimizing the appearance of pores.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream was used generously on Kristen’s skin for the perfect amount of moisture. The Magic Cream was also an excellent primer for the makeup.

3. Levy prepped Kristen’s lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic Balm (launching in March).

4. Levy then brushed a wash of the #1 Prime shade from Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate all over Kristen’s lids. Levy then added a light dust of #2 Enhance shade through her crease. She then used the #1 color from Luxury Palette in The Vintage Vamp on her lid for a highlight.

5. Levy then used a small brush and applied Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Las Salinas (launching in March) along Kristen’s lash line and outer corner of her eyes. Levy used this as a base to blend the two darker colors from the Luxury Palette in The Vintage Vamp to create a reddish-pink. Levy then applied a bit more of the #1 in her inner corners.

6. Levy used a Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler to curl Kristen’s lashes before applying a light coat of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black.

7. For the face, Levy lightly blended a mix of Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in 4 Fair and 6 Medium, keeping the lighter mix in the inner part of Kristen’s face and blending the darker towards the outside. Levy used a foundation brush and blended with a moist beauty blender.

8. Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Concealer in 2 Fair and 4 Medium were then blended with Levy’s ring finger and a beauty blender. For the highlight, Levy used Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow along the top of Kristen’s cheekbones and the bridge of her nose.

9. For Kristen’s cheek color, Levy mixed the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Las Salinas on the outer top of her apples blended upwards then Levy blended the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera under the apples and out for a bit of dimension.

10. Levy then lightly set Kristen’s makeup with touch of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in 2 Medium.

11. For a bit more “punch,” Levy dusted a bit of Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Love is the Drug. To enhance the highlight of Kristen’s cheekbones, Levy dusted Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow under her cheekbones and jawline.

12. Kristen’s brows were natural but enhanced with Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Cara D and Brooke S.

13. Kristen’s lips were then finished with a bit more Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic then defined with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. The lips were filled in with a soft finger and Levy applied Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria (launching in fall 2015).

14. Since Kristen’s dress is over the shoulder, Levy rubbed Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow on her shoulders and chest to make the skin look luminous.


Beauty Blogger Coalition - Weekly Roundup December 14

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils are truly amazing, and Native and Rush are truly gorgeous!
  • TheFabZilla: So what made it to my Best in Beauty this year? Check out my picks: 14 in 2014!
  • Painted Ladies: Need to take your makeup from day to night in a snap? Sheila shares a few easy tips that include Violet Voss Golden Fairy Glitter.
  • Color Me So Crazy: How To: Glitzy Glam Makeup Using Q-Tips
  • Lipgloss Break: Men need beauty products too! Enter to win Neutrogena Men's Shaving Products & a Panasonic Shaver!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Do you need recommendations for holiday manicures? Jessica has a round up of BBC member recommendations!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison gives her impressions of Marsala, the Pantone Color of 2015


  • Giveaway Break - Neutrogena Men's Shaving Products & Panasonic Shaver

    Last week I shared tips for a clean 'Movember' shave or an every day shave! This week, I'm partnering with Neutrogena & Panasonic to offer one lucky reader 2 products from the Neutrogena shaving line & a new Panasonic wet/dry shaver. This is a great gift for the man in your life!

    Neutrogena has an amazing Men's Skincare line, including a set of products for sensitive skin. My hubby is loving their Sensitive Skin Shave Cream. He tends to get horrible razor burn, but this cream has been helping a ton! He's also loving the new Panasonic wet/dry shaver. He got minimal razor burn from using it. 
    ***Giveaway***

    Enter to win 2 products from Neutrogena's Men's Line & the new Panasonic wet/dry Shaver. 

     
    Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter (make sure to use #RespectYourFace), follow me on Pinterest, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
     
    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Monday, January 12th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break (and will send an email as well), so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



    Tips for a Clean 'Movember' Shave


    Are you ladies ready for 'Movember' to be over? Now that it's December men all over the world should be shaving! The growing 'Movember' trend has men everywhere tossing their razors aside for the month of November, and growing out their mustaches and beards. Last year we even had a 'Movember' contest at work. The men were looking a bit scruff towards the middle of the month!

    Lucky me, my hubby didn't grow a mustache, but he did try out Neutrogena's Men Shaving Line and Panasonic's new wet/dry shaver to get rid of his stubble. Here are the steps and some pro tips for a clean 'Movember' shave....
    Neutrogena Men's Line & Panasonic wet/dry razor
    Neutrogena Men's Line & Panasonic wet/dry razor
    1 - According to Elizabeth Ulloa, Neutrogena beauty and grooming expert, you should prep your skin by running a washcloth under lukewarm water to open your pores. You should leave the washcloth on your face for about 45 seconds.

    2 - Next, use a face scrub, like Neutrogena's Razor Defense Face Scrub, to clean out your pores and smooth out your skin. According to Ulloa, this will help remove dry, dead skin, which could potentially block the razor blade. Neutrogena's Face Scrub is a great option since it's oil free, dye-free and won't clog pores. It's also gentle enough to use on a daily basis.

    3 - Cover all areas you want to shave with a shave cream. Depending on the type of cream, foam or gel you use, you will need to use different amounts. With Neutrogena's Shave Cream, a little goes a long way, and you only need a thin layer. Ulloa suggests gently massaging the shaving cream for about 1 to 2 minutes to help prevent razor burns. 
    tips for a clean shave
    4 - For shaving, dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer recommends 'using warm water, and following the grain.' My hubby really liked the Panasonic wet/dry shaver for a clean, close shave. This shaver makes shaving easy with its sensor technology and pivoting head. He loves that it is both a wet/dry razor, and has the option to take it in the shower with him if he needs to multitask. He got minimal razor burn while using this razor both wet and dry. Another tip: Use a magnifying mirror like the one above to make sure you don't miss any spots!

    5 - Make sure to rinse your razor periodically while shaving!

    6 - After your clean shave, rinse off the remaining shave cream and apply an after shave. Another tip from Dr. Kenneth Beer, 'avoid alcohol-based aftershaves.' Neutrogena Men Sensitive Skin Post Shave Balm is alcohol free and great for sensitive skin.

    Did your boyfriend, hubby or friend partake in Movember? Hopefully these tips will help erase any signs of unwanted Movember mustaches! 

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    Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

    So many deals...so little time! I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving with family & friends. Happy Shopping!

    FOR THE MAKEUP LOVER

    MAC Cosmetics - The holiday sets came out early and are almost sold out, but MAC has another surprise in store. Available only on Black Friday, MAC is offering an exclusive online-only edition of Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, The Smoky Black Friday palette. It features a trio of noir shades that blend for nighttime looks. These colors are gorgeous, and the perfect edition to any holiday party ensemble. Review to come soon...

    NARS - 20% during the Give & Take Event Friday, November 28th - Dec 2nd. Sign up here to access the exclusive 20% event.

    LORAC - Black Friday deals: Sultry Starlet Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette & Vintage Vixen Matte Eye Shadow Palette ($12 each at Ulta.com) & Champagne Eye Trio $12 at Nordstrom Rack. Cyber Monday deals: 25% off PRO Palette and PRO Palette 2, Free Red Eyelash Curler with every purchase, Perfect PRO Eye Trio ($25 at Nordstrom.com) and Champagne Dreams Eye Shadow Palette ($15 at Ulta.com)
    LORAC Pro Palette
    Bath & Body Works - There is a VIP Bag going for $20 with a $40 purchase. The bag has over $100 worth of products in it. This is the perfect hostess gift to have on hand!
    Bath & Body Works VIP Bag
    Ulta.com- Deals start on Thanksgiving Day, online, at 7pm CST. So many great deals, including sale prices on Too Faced, Laura Geller, Smashbox palettes and more! And 20% off Clarisonic Plus set - great deal!

    Avon.com - Receive free shipping on all orders and 30% off any purchase of $30 or more on Black Friday

    Lancome.com - November 30 - December 7, 20% off Friends & Family sale, plus get free shipping on any $49 order and a travel-size product of your choice.

    Inglot - 20% off

    FakeBake.com - 25% off all products!

    Spa Sonic at Drugstore.com - On sale for $33.99 (cheap alternative to Clarisonic!)

    Sexy Hair - Offering free shipping over $25 plus a free deluxe sample w/every purchase made on Black Friday. Their Sexy Hair Ultimate Control Flat Iron or Dryer is on sale for $99.95, including a free Style Sexy Hair 450 Protect and free shipping (regular retail price is $188).

    Sibu Beauty - The premium skincare products and supplements made from the Himalayan Sea buckthorn berry is offering 60% off all the entire line and free shipping on orders over $50. Use code: SIBU60. Nov 28 - Dec. 1

    LAQA&Co - 25% off all items.

    Gloss48 - 20% off site wide. Use code SNOWVEMBER

    Skindinavia - Offering free makeup primer spray + free shipping + 20% off with code '20off.' Valid Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Dec. 1).

    Miracle Skin Transformer - Black Friday: spend $50 and receive 30% off your entire purchase, use code BLACKFRIDAY30. Cyber Monday: spend $50 and receive 40% off your entire purchase, use code CYBERMONDAY40

    Jurlique - Black Friday: 3 custom bundles that are 50%+ off - no codes needed! Cyber Monday: $15 off any $50 purchase, $50 off any $150 purchase, $100 off any $300 purchase.

    HairEnvy.com - 50% off Harry Josh Pro Tools on Cyber Monday

    Dr. Brandt - Black Friday sale, 40% off on entire online purchase + free standard shipping

    La Roche-Posay - Save up to 30% off with promo code 'FRIDAY.' 20% off $75, 25% off $100 and 30% off $125.

    FOR THE HOSTESS
    May Designs - 40% off entire site - get your 2015 planners now! Use code 'THANKS40'

    FOR HIM
    Amazon.com Electronic deals - Everything from laptops to cameras to TVs.

    FOR THE KIDS
    Citrus Lane - 20% off all gift subscriptions, use code CLGIFT20 and get 15% off your order with code THANKS15.

    BabySteals.com - Doorbuster sales start Friday at 8am!

    Children's Place - 50% off!

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    Must Have Products for a New Mom

    I'm guilty of having the unrealistic expectation that I was going to have a lot of free time during maternity leave. OMG - I couldn't have been more wrong! If I get a shower in I call it a successful day! I'm currently loving products that make my routine a bit easier. Below are some of my favorite items so far on maternity leave...
    1) Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes - I love these for when I'm a pinch or on the go. Sometimes I have to use these in the car on the way to the gym! These makeup remover wipes are a quick and easy to use to remove makeup. They don't make my skin feel greasy and are especially good at removing eye makeup. I like to keep a package in my diaper bag and gym bag.

    2) Noodle & Boo The Balm - I LOVE this lotion. It smells like a sweet baby :) With the cold weather in full effect in Michigan, my skin is so dry. I keep this lotion in my diaper bag for both myself and my baby boy. My hands are constantly on my baby, so I'm extra careful of the lotions I put on my hands. The best part about Noodle & Boo products is that they are safe for both mommy and baby - win/win!

    3) Dove Dry Shampoo - I can usually sneak in a shower, but washing my hair is a whole other battle. It seems like I never have time to dry it all the way straight unless someone else is home helping with the baby. I packed this dry shampoo in my hospital bag and have been using it ever since. When I use this dry shampoo my hair looks really fresh. It also has a great, nice and fresh scent (usually I don't like the smell of dry shampoos).

    4) Bath & Body Works Antibacterial - I'm fanatical about sanitizing my hands now that I'm a mommy. I keep several of these everywhere: car, diaper bag, purse, living room, kitchen...no excuse for someone not to use them before picking up the bambino! Bath and Body Works usually has them on sale for 5 for $5. Great idea for stocking stuffers too :)

    5) Love + Grace PJ set - It's a struggle to take this pajama set off....because they are so comfortable! I was super excited to try these out. They are the softest pajamas I have ever owned. And as a nursing mom, it's key to have an easy, button down PJ top to go over a nursing tank. The first few weeks at home with bambino I was in my PJs the entire day, so if you're going to be a new mom, I'd highly recommend splurging on an ultra-comfortable pair like these.

    6) Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist - There's something about Fall and Winter that make me crave vanilla scents! The Bath & Body Works Wild Madagascar Vanilla Fragrance Mist, in my opinion, is the perfect scent for the holiday seasons. I've been staying away from strong perfumes because I don't want them to irritate my baby boy, but this light mist is perfect to spray on my body, and even hair, to make me feel (and smell!) pretty.

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    Bloggers Give Thanks PayPal Giveaway!



    Myself along with a few other awesome bloggers have come together to bring you a PayPal giveaway just in time for Thanksgiving!  It’s our way of saying ‘Thank You’ for supporting our blogs.

    Want a chance to be a lucky winner? Bookmark this page to make it easier to return to every single day up until November 20, 2014, and earn extra entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on twitter!

    Prizes
    1st Prize: $150
    2nd Prize: $50
    3rd Prize: $25

    Organized by: Kim of Beauty and the Bump

    Rules: Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter daily.  Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 11/20/2014, and is open to anyone with a valid PayPal account.


    Good Luck!



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    Giveaway Break - Headbands of Hope


    I love when I come across a company that is giving back. Headbands of Hope is where I'm going to be shopping for all of my friends this holiday season...

    Headbands of Hope is an American-made colorful headwear line. They have some beautiful headbands! For every headband purchased, one is given to a child with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund much needed childhood cancer research, Alex's Lemonade Stand or CURE Childhood Cancer - you get to choose. 

    It's great to be able to give a gift like this to someone you care about, and know that you're contributing to a good cause as well. I worked at Detroit Children's Hospital when I was in college and experienced first hand how special it was for patients to receive gifts like this. A small gesture or gift goes a long way for kids who are fighting cancer. 

    I just purchased a knitted a headband to help keep my head and ears warm for the upcoming winter months. I can't wait to get it and spread the words about Headbands of Hope. 

    Thanks to Headbands of Hope, you can enter for a chance to win a studded headband, like the one pictured below! 

     ***Giveaway***

    Enter to win a black and gold studded headband from Headbands of Hope! 

     
    Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
     
    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Tuesday, December 2nd. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break (and will send an email as well), so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!