Perfection = Blake Lively At the “Savages” Premiere

I saw this absolutely ridiculous photo of Blake Lively from last night’s LA premiere of Savages and nearly passed out.  Utter perfection.  Blake is wearing a stunning Zuhair Murad dress that she, not having a stylist, probably selected on her own.  The dress is from the Couture “Casino Fever” Spring Summer 2012 collection, which I love, but even more…can you believe her hair and makeup?  She is just stunning.  I did a little search to see if I could find the “get the look” from her makeup artist and/or hairstylist but no dice.  Here’s my take on how you can get the look:

Hair: For this style, you need volume.  I recently attended a Dove and Dailycandy.com event at DryBar and the stylist used Dove’s Style+Care Nourishing Amplifier Mousse and I was totally impressed.  Once hair is blown out and dry, use a 1-inch curling iron around your hair and brush out the curls for this old Hollywood glam look.

Skin: Blake definitely has a bronze goddess glow happening.  Apply your regular foundation and then use a summery bronzer to highlight the apples of your cheeks, nose and forehead.  I like Stila One Step Makeup Primecolor in “Bronze Babe” since it allows you to play with the countouring a bit and also serves as a primer, cheek color and eyeshadow.

Eyes: Keep eyes minimal, as it’s really all about the lip (see below).  Try a simple black eyeliner like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in “Perversion,” a personal favorite, and, of course, some false eyelashes.  I’m loving Makeup Forever’s eyelash strips since they’re easy to get on.  Then top it off with a dramatic black mascara like Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes, which I’m also currently loving.

Lips: As my friend Nadine Jolie said, any time a celeb is wearing a draw-dropping red lipstick, it’s probably MAC “Russian Red.  Enough said.

Nails: Blake is sporting a pretty serious red and Essie’s “Well Red” would definitely foot that bill.



Gift Idea: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Travel Holiday Set

So I’m a big fan of Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes eyeliner.  It’s definitely the best eyeliner that I’ve tried since it doesn’t smudge or run and yet still manages to provide some decently pigmented color and this is exactly why the Travel Holiday Set is fantastic.  You get FIVE of the best shades for only $49!  I also love the travel size metallic case that they come in…makes it very easy for travel.

Stephanie Pratt’s turquoise eyeliner

So did anyone see “The Hills” the other night? I have to admit, I was only kind of half-ass watching it but then I happened to glance up and catch Stephanie Pratt’s gorgeous turquoise eyeliner. Who would’ve thought? I actually really like how she lined just the bottom of her eyes with the bright hue and I just might try it out this weekend. My pick? Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in “turquoise.” What’s fab about Aqua Eyes is that they don’t smudge or run, like most eyeliners do on me.