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  • Party Face- Instant Holiday Party Make-Up Survival Tips

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    Take a chance and ring in the new year with bolder makeup than usual, but remember to avoid overdoing it by playing up BOTH the eyes and the mouth… it’s one or the other for a more than festive look! READ: Perfect Party Hair Bold Lips- I love the look of a bold, pronounced lip for holiday party festivities and with the season upon us, I’m going to show you how to go from the office to a cocktail party…

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  • BIG beauty round up: What makeup do professional makeup artists really use?


    Kid in a candy story time! And a dirty little beauty fake it secret… If you love makeup and how it can change your looks from glum to glam, you’re gonna like this one. Especially, some of the tricks of the beauty trade. First thing to consider is that all makeup is not created equal. There’s consumer cosmetics that many times have more advertising puff than powder puff. And then there’s the pro brands that must stand up to the…

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  • So pretty on the red carpet or off


    Red Carpet Beauty: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is definitely a name to watch. For the premiere of  ‘Belle’ in New York the other night, Gugu’s natural hair and makeup stunned on the red carpet and off. It’s not the fussiness and doneness that we often associate with red carpet beauty, it’s that grace and prettiness which can be worn any time of the day. Thrilled to have celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose who used Juara skincare products share his makeup tips with you. Nick created…

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  • Golden Globes Beauty- How to get Kate Blanchett’s makeup

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     For all of us at FocusOnStyle, Kate Blanchett is the epitome of modern elegance. We’re thrilled to have her makeup tips via her makeup artist Jeanine Lobell for tonight’s Golden Globes so you can adapt Kate’s “modern romance” look at her home THE LOOK: Soft and Romantic THE INSPIRATION: “We didn’t want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown,” Said Lobell. “So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors…

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  • Get Some Drama: Dark smokey eyes are perfect for New Year’s Eve


    For me, the easiest way to glam up any look is by way of a black rimmed smokey eye. My preferences change from time to time, currently I’m loving a smudge of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour and then using an angled brush with a light dusting of black shadow to blend and define. At the moment, I’m drawn to this method over my usual black pencil, powder, and maybe even liner.  That’s how I do it. Last month Jaimie Alexander took…

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  • Ageless Beauty Tips Steal- Madonna’s makeup at the MDNA Tour documentary premiere

    Madonna MDNA Tour Documentary Premiere Look

    I’ll Have What She’s Having– Grown up glam & vivid red lips a la Madonna’s makeup Who: Madonna at the premiere of her MDNA Tour documentary in NYC takes a stand on ageless beauty & full out glam Inspiration: Marlene Deitrich’s iconic 1930’s look from the movie “Morocco” With: Madonna’s makeup artist, Sammy H. Mourabit, used Votre Vu products >> MORE:  Red lipstick tips & inspiration How to get Madonna’s makeup look… For a flawless complexion, after moisturing,  dabbed Votre Vu’s Love Me Deux Concealer…

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  • Natural Red Carpet Beauty is NOT an Oxymoron! Get some French chic inspiration by way of Léa Seydoux

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    Cannes Do Chic Beauty: Let Léa Seydoux Teach You A Thing About French Beauty Looking natural, gorgeous, and knowing  how much makeup to apply can result in a fine line between looking overly made up (that K family) and washed out and frazzled (heeeeello, mirror). Instead of a makeup “how to look made up on the red carpet” tutorial, let’s look at how to look just as pretty as we would like in our everyday lives… maybe, even with a…

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  • Do you want something that YOU really can takeaway from Paris Couture Fashion Week? Red Lipstick, it is!

    Dita von Teese at Elie Saab's show during the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013

    We all dream about haute couture, but few, very few, of us can ever get close to it. But, by way of a little beautiful people watching from the Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture collections in Paris, there is ONE thing that we can all take away. At least from watching the glammed up attendees. A blast of red lipstick!  A very strong red lip, in all the shades from orange reds to blue reds, were the must-have celebrity beauty takeaway…

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  • Beauty Tips: Here’s how to look like Beyoncé. Well, her makeup at the Inauguration, at least.

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    With the lipsyncing brouhaha aside, Beyoncé did look stunning as she sang the National Anthem at the Inauguration. We were able to catch up with her makeup artist, Mally Roncal who worked with Beyonce for this special event and used products from her Mally Beauty line at QVC to share makeup tips from yesterday’s event. This look “works on all ages, skin type and color,” says Mally. Now, if we look at the photo above of Beyoncé with Mally, they kinda sorta really…

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  • Bond Girl Makeup- Follow these step-by-step makeup tips for some 007 beauty thrills

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    Have you seen the James Bond movie, “Skyfall” yet? I did and absolutely loved it.  Daniel Craig is right up there with Sean Connery in my book as best 007 and this movie has plenty of that old school sex appeal. Bérénice Marlohe is as gorgeous as expected as the new Bond girl. Here’s something cool that you can takeaway: We’ve got the “Skyfall” makeup parody! Doesn’t the model, above, look like a Bond girl? >>MORE: Beauty Yup, celebrity makeup artist, Kristina…

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  • Younger Than Springtime! It Cosmetics Vitality Anti-Aging Color Collection Sets You On the Right Path

    It Cosmetics Vitality 5-Piece Anti-Aging Color Collection

    At a certain age too much makeup, or the wrong texture of makeup, can make otherwise bright skin look like a day spent lounging at the embalming lab. Look pasty no more with It Cosmetics (that stands for Innovative Technology) latest bundle of the Vitality 5-Piece Anti-Aging Color Collection. >> MORE: Beauty Tips Developed with plastic surgeons and infused with all sorts of cutting edge goodness to keep you looking vital just like the name says, the anti-aging color collection includes…

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  • Top 10 Professional Beauty Finds- Use What Makeup Artist Pros Use via The Makeup Show

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    It can take a lot of the right makeup to look better than natural on camera. One of my favorite pitstops to see what makeup artist pros use in their kits is The Makeup Show by The Powder Group trade show for beauty gurus. These may not be makeup brands that you see advertised in the pages of magazines, but are the brands used on many the models. >> READ: Professional Beauty Finds- What’s In Your Makeup Artist’s Pro Kit via The…

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