Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to red carpet style, and at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards our favorite celebs were all over the map, sporting everything from sky-high hair-dos to slicked back buns. Yesterday our fashion editor gave out her Emmy style superlatives, so today I’ve decided to give out some awards of my own – in the beauty department. Below you will find the best beauty the Emmys had to offer, along with a look that one star should have, errm…left at home.
Unlike the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards fly a little beneath the radar. The program celebrates those behind the camera rather than in front of it, a position that is arguably more crucial to a show’s success. This past weekend the winners were all over the map, ranging from Jimmy Fallon as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (SNL), to The Penguins of Madagascar as most Outstanding Animated Series. Although the penguins had predictably little to say about their award show style, other celebs were looking ultra fierce as they walked the red carpet on September 16th. Be they red-lipped or fresh-faced, the stars from our favorite shows looked inspiring to say the least. Whether you prefer a dramatic look or more natural approach to beauty, there truly was something for everyone. Below, check out who gets my beauty votes from this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Emily Deschanel stunned in a gorgeous plum shade straight off the runway. I thought her porcelain skin looked perfect when paired with a dark lip color.
Many of us can rock a smoky eye or a raven mane with no problem, but a vampy lip is another story. I think I speak for most of us when I say that seeing a tube of lipstick more than a two shades darker than our skin tone can cause some serious butterflies. We are often either too timid to pull it off, or worry that the color is too high-maintenance. This season it is time to overcome our fear and embrace the goth-inspired look, a la the fall 2012 runway. Having recently made an attempt to branch out of my usual nudes and pinks, I found the dark lip to be surprisingly wearable and lip-enhancing. To take the guesswork out of finding your most flattering shade, choose the celebrity that has the closest match to your skin tone below and follow my suggestions.
Easy on the tweezers ladies! I’m happy to report that fullness is in for this Fall 2012, as the runways were packed with strong, thick brows and statement, voluminous lips. Of course, if you are like me, you know that not everyone was gifted with these brilliantly bold features. Not to fret my thin lipped friends, OTY has a makeup illusion (or two) just for us that will even have the Brooke Shields of the world complimenting our brows.
1. With a disposable mascara wand, brush the hairs upward.
2. Taking a pair of scissors, trim any hairs that are longer than your brow shape.
3. Dip an angled brush in brown powder.
4. Fill in your brows.
5. Clean up any hairs above and below your brows using tweezers.
6. If your brows appear too dark or striking, use a q-tip to smudge the color.
1. Line your lips along the outer edge with the lip liner, careful not to go outside of your lips. Smudge the lip liner with a q-tip, blending toward the center of your lips.
2. Apply the lip color.
3. Dip your finger into the highlighting powder (you can use blush as long as it has shimmer and is lighter than the lip color.)
4. Stamp your finger in the center of your top and bottom lips. This tricks the eye into seeing a more voluminous lip.
Well, here we are: September. Cliché as it sounds, I cannot believe we are once again rounding the corner of another autumnal season. But ready or not, here comes fall, and with it shorter days and nippier temperatures. While the need for bronzer and body oil fades a little further into our past, we find ourselves craving lotions over serums and rich plums over soft pinks. True – my beauty regimen remains relatively consistent when it comes to basics (Lancome concealer, Clinique moistuizer), but each month I like to audition a few newbies to join the ranks, perhaps even winning a coveted spot on my dresser. Though I do generally have a “less is more” beauty mentality, I’d be lying if I said the new Essie collection or Chanel shades don’t make me a little weak in the knees. That being said, I’ve decided to create a monthly beauty column spotlighting a handful of products that I’ve deemed worthy for the coming 29-31 days (and maybe even beyond.) So without further ado, here are the lucky six chosen for the September edition of my monthly must-haves: Read More
If, like me, you’re looking forward to jetting off to someplace new during the upcoming long weekend, you are going to have to face the tedious process of airport proofing your dopp kit. With the 3oz and under rule going strong, the last thing you want is to have to toss your favorite pricey products into the trash. Luckily, since mini containers became mandatory our favorite brands have stepped up their game, making the hunt for quality, bite-sized beautifiers that much easier. I’ve found the best place to hunt for these bad boys is your local Ulta beauty supplier. Of course, if you’re looking to save some cash, simply squeeze a bit of your favorite products into a set of smaller bottles, like these from Japonesque. Another tip: Sephora has a section reserved for travel sized goodies, so if you’ve got a little extra time, feel free to peruse this page for higher end products. Below are my own personal travel size must-haves, along with some perfect prepackaged sets.
Now that you’ve chosen the best handbag for your lifestyle, it’s time to figure out what to stash in it. No matter the size of the bag, it’s tempting to fill it to the brim with so-called necessities. I know I am not alone when I toss items in my bag just on the off chance I may need them. Before you know it, my purse is overflowing with various lip glosses, shadows and mini-products, and I’m never able to find anything. To prevent the dreaded bag overload syndrome, I’ve come up with a list of items to streamline your tote so you will actually be able to find that hand sanitizer when you need it.
Ombre is one trend that’s evolved over the past couple of seasons, from clothes, to hair, to nails and now even our lips. The term ‘ombre’ is from the french word meaning shaded or shading, and has been used to describe the trend where colours fade from one to another, or gradually fade from light to dark.
Being the type of girl who likes to try different and new beauty trends, I have had a lot of fun experimenting with this trend. I’ve always been a huge fan of nail art, and ombre nails are such an easy alternative. I’ve also recently experimented with an ombre lip, and although I’ve not had the guts to wear this trend out during the day, it’s definitely something I plan to try next time I’m going out for cocktails with the girls. The ombre trend can be worn no matter what your age – here’s how to get the look: Read More
In winter we have to deal with dry, flaky skin, but come summer, there is a whole new set of skin concerns we need to address. Sunburns, shiny T-zones and breakouts coincide with the warmer temperatures and sunny skies. Here is a list of some of summer’s peskiest skin sins along with how to tackle them:
The shift from spring to summer means more than just a change in temperature. Once our hair gets a bit lighter and our skin a little more sun-kissed, our choice of beauty must-haves tends to transform too. And with all that extra vitamin D comes the temptation to try out some brighter hues. Read on to see what our contributors have to say about their essential summer lip shades, and then head over to the OTY Style Exchange to share your own favorites.