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Nicole Kidman’s Makeup At The Oscars

In Get The Look on February 27, 2009 at 6:10 am


For Nicole Kidman’s 2009 Oscars Ceremony makeup, Chanel’s Angela Levin “decided to go for basic…make-up that shows who [Nicole Kidman] is.”  Levin created pure glamour by layering smoky shades from Chanel’s Reflets d’Ombre eye shadow palette on Nicole’s eyes and using a deep wine coloured gloss on her lips.


Poppy Delevigne

In Product Tête-è-Tête on February 27, 2009 at 5:29 am


Poppy Delevigne, the daughter of Head of Personal Shopping at Selfridge’s department store, should know a thing or two about beauty, no? Here is a peak at some of the products she loves, and the beauty practices she keeps…
Poppy’s Beauty Must-Haves
Sisley moisturising cream (every morning for moisture and as a great base for make-up)

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser for an overall finish

Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue shampoo and conditioner (Poppy’s stylist Mellissa Brown calls it “hair rehab in a bottle”)

YSL Touch Eclat

Dior Volumising Mascara

Poppy’s Beauty Tips

A great Dermalogica facial every few weeks

Lots of sleep over the weekend

Drink lots of water to hydrate the skin and keep it looking fresh

Source & Photo Credit: Vogue UK


In Get The Look on February 27, 2009 at 3:16 am


We found this holiday photo of Hayden Panettier and just had to do a post on how to get this skin. Her skin is glowing! With the correct skin prep and the right products you can have this look for yourself. Here is how…

1. The key to this look is in the preparation. Take care to slough away all dead skin cells using a good exfoliant like Estee Lauder Idealist Micro-D. Make sure any dry patches are safely banished by following up with a thick, creamy moisturiser; we love Bobbi Brown Face Base, which doubles as a makeup primer too.

2. For this kind of full-on all over glow, you need an illuminating foundation. Stila Illuminating Foundation is absolutely divine. We also like MAC Hyper Real. Use a sponge to smooth out any brush strokes left by your foundation brush.
3. You’ll have to skip the powder to keep the glowy dewy look. So keep some touch-up product in your clutch!
4. For rosy cheeks on top of dewy foundation, use a cream blush. We like Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge – the product is designed to be a creamy cheek and lip color all in one. Blushed Rose is a good shade for most skin tones.

Age Perfect Re-Cushioning Serum

In Beauty Spy, Saving Face on February 26, 2009 at 3:42 pm


L’Oreal Paris is rolling out a serum designed for menopausal and post-menopausal skin, and its called Age Perfect Re-Cushioning Serum.

The serum is so lightweight it comes in a dropper. It contains soy seed proteins combined with jasmine extract to stimulate production of natural collagen fibers to reinforce the skin’s supporting foundation. It promises to help restore and refine skin’s spring and resilience within four weeks of use.

The patented Ceramide-5 found in the serum helps repair skin’s moisture barrier to prevent moisture loss and to provide hydration all day. It also features skin-brightening enhancers to add radiance to the complexion for more even-toned skin. The suggested retail price is $16.59.

Icelandic Relief Eye Cream

In Saving Face on February 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm


Ingredients gathered from Iceland’s air, land and water make this eye cream visibly reduce shadows, puffiness and overall dryness while soothing, strengthening and stabilizing stressed skin.

Now, Skyn Iceland has turned its Icelandic Relief Eye Cream into a convenient, on-the-go treatment with the new Icelandic Relief Eye Pen. Via a soft-tip pen applicator, the Icelandic Relief Eye Pen delivers immediate relief to the delicate under-eye area and diminishes the symptoms of chronic stress around the eyes.

In The Makeup will be stashing this product in our purses for touch-ups.

The new skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Pen will be available in May exclusively at Sephora for $20.

Makeup at Diane Von Furstenberg

In Fashion Week on February 22, 2009 at 11:09 pm


“A woman who’s home is every where – nomad chic” is how James Kaliardos describes the makeup look at Diane Von Furstenberg spring 2009.  Here is how to get the look, using MAC products.

Soba Eyeshadow – blended over lids, up past crease, out toward temples and along lower lashline.
Pearl Cream Colour Base – to highlight the inner corner of the eyes.
PRO Barelash – foundation toned product applied with a mascara wand combed through brows to diminish natural hair colour.

Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation – applied as a minimal base to the face.
PRO Sculpting Powder – blended under cheek bones and up toward temples to contour.
Pearl Cream Colour Base – touched on the high plane of the cheek bone for highlight.

Lip Erase – applied in a sheer layer to pale down the lips.
Sculpt and Shape in Bone Beige – applied with a lip brush to line the mouth.

Makeup at Matthew Williamson

In Fashion Week on February 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm


Charlotte Tilbury describes the look as “very done but in a neutral way.”  We think its very “done last night and just woke up.” Anyhoooo…..If you like the slept-in-makeup look (we hear Kate Hudson loves her eye makeup best the morning after), here is how to get it :

Knight Divine, Brun, and Print Eye Shadows – buffed over lids up toward the brows and along the lower lashline in an oval shape.
Plushblack Plushlash Mascara – applied to top lashes only.

Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder – applied in a sheer wash to contour the cheekbones.

Stripdown Lip Pencil –precisely lining the lips.
Half and Half Lipstick – brushed on to fill in the lips.

50% Off All Hard Candy Cosmetics

In Beauty Spy on February 19, 2009 at 12:19 am


In The Makeup just stumbled upon a huge sale! Everything is 50% off at In The Makeup has already purchased one of each Eyeshadow Quartet and is trying to resist glittery eyeliner pencils and yummy flavored lip glosses.

An Eyeliner Stain

In Beauty Spy on February 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm


In The Makeup loves a good lip stain – the kind that has you waking up in the morning with tinted lips from the night before. So we are….nothing less than smug about discovering an eyeliner stain.

Sormeh eye lining powder, made by makeup artist Mosha Katani, stays on the skin even after being washed.  Melissa Magsaysay, writer for the latimesblog, says “I lined my eyes last Thursday and even after washing and scrubbing my face, there was still a black line around my eyes for almost 3 days.  It was smudgy, but just required a touch-up in the morning, so I didn’t walk out of the house looking like Courtney Love after a really bad night.”

So…a little stain on the lip, a little stain around the eye….and you wake up looking like a total Goddess!

The powder, which is made from castor oil and zinc oxide, is $48 and is sold here. Colors are black, midnight, nude, purple smoke, and rustic brown. And the ruby bottle of powder comes with an eyeliner brush too.


In Fashion Week on February 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm


Daily Makeover is now the first virtual makeover site to let visitors try on Fashion Week’s hottest trends. More than simple reporting, users will be able to try on the latest hairstyles straight off the catwalk and see themselves wearing the newest makeup trends with an exclusive one-click look feature.

The Daily Makeover team, headed by beauty industry veterans, Daily Makeover Beauty Editor, Rachel Hayes, will attend more than 20 shows, uncovering trends and identifying key hairstyle, makeup, manicure and accessory looks. The best looks will be uploaded onto the website, enabling users the chance to try on the trends for themselves, while “at the tents” video interviews with Fashion Week movers and shakers will supplement runway and backstage action. Daily Makeover editors and other experts will wrap up the action via a Backstage Beauty Blog, but the site’s coverage will go beyond the everyday, with such innovations as:

  • A Runway Hairstyles Look Book, featuring the top 15 trend-setting hairstyles with the option to try them on instantly.
  • One-click looks of the hottest makeup trends, so visitors can try on the latest trends for eyes, cheeks, and lips with one easy step.
  • A series of branded videos delivering trends and feedback from some of the beauty world’s most influential commentators ranging from designers, stylists, makeup artists, hairstylists and NYC stylemakers.

In The Makeup thinks this is so much fun! Plus, the site has tons of great beauty info.