Yes, braids are in. But I don’t think Shanna Moakler got the memo that side braids are all the rage. Hopefully she just got back from Jamaica – because, otherwise, there is no reason for this foolishness.
Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.
My question is about bronzer. Actually, I have a few questions. I am so confused! First, how do you choose your perfect shade of bronzer? Second, what is the best technique for applying powder bronzer? And do you have any favorites you can recommend?
When chosing a shade of bronzer, you should consider the following: dark skin tones look best with bronzers that have red in them. Lighter skin usually looks good with a more pale/pinkish bronzer. When applying bronzer, I like to frame the entire face. Sweep the bronzer along the hairline, on hollows of the cheeks and along your jawline. Don’t forget to apply a bit to the neck as well.
Because I use bronzer pretty much on most of the face, I prefer to go with a non-shimmery, powder bronzer. My faves are Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer in Suntan Matte* and Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine SPF 20. If you’re looking to achieve a bronze look but want to glow as well, try Eye M Glam highlighter at Giella.com*. Apply it on the cheekbones, inner corner of eyes, bridge of nose and on brow bones. It has a golden glow that looks amazing with bronzer. Thanks for visiting MMwM!
*Mario used both of these products on Kim Kardashian for the Leather & Laces Superbowl party (photo above). To get the face, visit Mario’s blog!
“Whether it’s free haircuts or family style BBQ’s, ADG is always looking for ways to reward its customers and I’m always down to celebrate their community efforts”, explains Redman.
106 & Park’s DJ Megatron is also scheduled to appear, to talk to the kids while helping them prepare to look their “Sunday best” for the Easter holiday.
The ADG Kids Cuts Day
Saturday April 3, 2010
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Haircuts and styling for children ages 12 and under, on a first come, first served basis
The event will be held at the following ADG locations:
West Brighton, located at 821 Castleton Avenue
61 Victory Blvd (formerly the Wu-Tang/Wu-Wear Store)
Joan Jett’s hairstylist, Sally Hershberger, shares tips on how to get a shag.
Why is it so popular?
SH: It’s a very versatile style that can work with many different hair types.”
What do you ask your stylist for if you want a shag?
How do you style a shag?
SH: “The key to a great shag is using the right products. Most women have layers in their hair but, until my Shagg line, there was never a line of products designed to define and enhance their layers. To really make the most of layers, use lightweight, residue-free formulas so your layers aren’t weighed down.”
Sally’s styling tips:
1) First, rough, dry hair.
2) Use Sally’s Shagg Spray on dry hair and blast with a blow dryer.
3) Shape with your hands, which is much easier than using a brush to create texture and pieciness, for a great messy, sexy look in seconds.
4) To refresh the look, give the style a few quick additional spritzes.
5) Further define your layers with a gel. Sally uses her Shagg Rocks Liquid Gel to create further separation. Just pull a little through the hair using your hands.
Have you ever wanted to ask Kim Kardashian for advice on relationships, beauty, health, fashion or style? I know many of you do because I’m constantly inundated with emails asking how to cop Kim’s style. Anyway, now you can get the answers to your questions straight from Kim.
Listen to Kim’s exclusive answers every week with her official iPhone app. The interactive app gives you a glimpse into Kim’s fabulous life. Kim will be selecting questions and answering them every Tuesday and Friday for her app community to listen to exclusively. Selected questions will also be tweeted to Kim’s 3 million followers, making the question – askers instant Twitter celebrities!
Besides following Kim’s latest tweets, you can catch up on the latest Kim Kardashian videos and pictures – even locate your closest Sephora to find her new perfume.
The app also includes a Virtual 3D Avatar of Kim, which lets you watch as she strikes signature poses or blows you a kiss.
“We wanted to achieve a sexy and sophisticated look while keeping it balanced with her dress. With luminous skin and neutral-glossed lips, I was able to really focus on her beautiful almond-shaped eyes.” -Makeup artist Vera Steimberg, for NARS Cosmetics
Zoe Saldana wore the following products to achieve a fresh and luminous effect:
* Orgasm Illuminator
* Enchanted Cream Blush (NEW for Summer 2010; try Gueule de Nuit Cream Blush
for a similar effect)
* Lamu Multiple (NEW for Summer 2010; try South Beach Multiple for a similar effect)
* Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (NEW for Summer 2010, Available May 1st)
* Brousse Duo Eyeshadow
* Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo
* Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
* Love Devotion Lipstick (NEW for Summer 2010; try Casablanca Lipstick for a similar effect)
* Ophelia Lip Gloss
“For Paula Patton’s Oscar beauty look I started by applying Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil to clean up her skin and create an ideal canvas for foundation application. Next I applied Giorgio Armani Foundation and set the foundation with a sheer layer of COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder, followed by COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer for a gorgeous, bronze glow. To accentuate and enhance Paula’s stunning orange dress, I focused on gold and brown shades for her eyes. I applied gold powder shadow in the corners of her eyes followed by a layer of COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire over her lid for a gorgeous red carpet eye look. I completed her eye look with a few swipes of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara for dramatic, ultra-long lashes. For Paula’s lips, I kept them pretty natural and used a peachy shade of gloss that matched her natural lipcolor. To complete Paula’s overall look I applied NARS Blush in Taj Mahal followed by Shu Uemura Facial Hydration Mist to lock-in Paula’s makeup and help it last her through the night.”