Question:Hi Jamie! I’m going to Hawaii…I like to wear makeup but don’t want to look done up. What are my options?
Great question because that’s something that every girl struggles with, especially if you have problem skin (like most of us do). Here are my top picks:
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Clear Self-Tanning Gel: Honestly, the easiest way to avoid wearing makeup is to “perfect” your skin…and going a shade or two darker is the best way to camoflauge imperfections. I’d self-tan the night before you leave (after showering, shaving and scrubbing) to prep your skin.
ARCONA REOZONE 40: You can’t forget the SPF (cause I won’t let you!)! ARCONA makes several good SPF products that are broad-spectrum (protects you from both UVA and UVB rays) and are also suitable for all skin types.
So I was lucky enough to attend a Maybelline and WhoWhatWear.com event at Hollywood and Highland Mall in Hollywood.Hillary and Katherine from WhatWhatWear were in town to share their real-life advice on how to translate the Fall 2009 trends for different occasions and how to add sensational color to your wardrobe.After listening to the fashion maverics, I got a chance to check out the Maybelline makeover bus and even got my makeup done by one of Maybelline’s star makeup artists.I discovered a new love for Maybelline’s ColorSensational lipstick in “Park Ave. Peach”- very fitting for this New Yorker living in LA. Make sure you check out the new collection as well as Hillary and Katherine’s new book on style, Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real life.
So it just so happens that Mary-Louise Parker is one of my favorite actresses and I was super excited when I got the makeup scoop on how to achieve her look at the 2009 Emmy’s tonight.
Stepping onto the red carpet in a single strapped, deep purple Zac Posen dress – Mary-Louise Parker was ready to shine at the Emmy’s! Tina, Maybelline makeup artist, was inspired by the deep purple and indigo tones in Mary-Louise’s dress, and her gorgeous gunmetal grey accessories. To play up the colors in Mary-Louise’s dress, Tina brought out her best features with a dramatic yet classic smoky eye, blushing pink cheeks and nude lips.
Face: Because Mary-Louise has beautiful porcelain skin, Tina kept her face looking pristine by applying Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse in Classic Ivory – with touches of Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Concealer in Light under the eyes and to the tops of the cheeks to give a contoured look.
Cheeks: To compliment her ivory skin, Tina brushed on Maybelline New YorkMineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink to the apples of the cheeks to give the look of a soft natural flush.
Eyes: Tina’s inspiration for Mary-Louise’s entire look was the gorgeous opal-toned smoky eye she created with Maybelline New York Expert Wear Stylish Smokes in Amethyst Smokes. Tina used all four shades in the palette to play up her eyes and add drama; thedeep purples complemented her creamy skin and dark hair. She then followed with Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner in Blackon the upper and lower lash lines. To showcase the gorgeous jewel tones of the shadows, Tina only applied one coat of Maybelline New YorkPulse Perfection Vibrating Mascarain Very Black. Pulse Perfection
Lips:For a barely-there, neutral lip, Tina lined the entire mouth with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner in Toast. She then followed up with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick inNearly There.
Body: To complete the look, a soft dusting of Maybelline New YorkMineral Power Illuminator in Nude was brushed along her collar bones, arms and legs for a red carpet glow.