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In Get The Look, Product Reviews, Trend Guide on March 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm


Learn how to do the glossy eyelid trend, read Achelle’s report on a 2 hour M.A.C makeup artistry class, or watch a video on how to make your own illuminizer –  on the newly launched website.

The big brand e.l.f. (with a tiny name) has launched AskELF to bring you up-to-the-minute info ranging from new and existing products, peer reviews, discount coupons, YouTube videos, blog content and Twitter conversations.

In The Makeup Says: We’ve noticed the unemployment rate and beauty mustn’t discriminate. We are sure that beauty that comes in all prices. So, we’ve tried a few e.l.f. products and we like e.l.f. Shimmering Blush in Glow (a NARS Orgasm type of color), e.l.f. 4-pan palette compact (fits M.A.C. eyeshadows or you can scoop out product from lipsticks that are almost gone and make your own lip color palette), and e.l.f. Super Glossy Lip Shine (gloss in a squeeze tube).

Are there any budget products you love?


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.


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.

Posie Tint

In Get The Look on January 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm

In The Makeup went to see Bride Wars with Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, and we have two things to say: We love the movie and we love Kate Hudson’s makeup in the movie.

So, here is our first post on how to get Sassy Liv (Kate Hudson) makeup.


Margo Boccia, head makeup artist for the movie, says:

“Posietint is my absolute new must-have! When I received it on the set of “Bride Wars,” I used it on Kate (Hudson) and it gave her cheeks & lips the prettiest and most natural flush that I have ever seen come out of a bottle. …the liqui-gel formula is easy to use and blends so well on the skin. Posietint is the hit of the set!”

In The Makeup Says: This season, we’re thinking about making Posie Tint ($26) our best blush. Brush three strokes on the apple of your cheek and blend quickly with fingertips. Do the same on your other cheek. To achieve a natural, dewy glow, apply a highlighter like Benefit high beam ($24) – it lends the skin an angelic sheen. You want to illuminate the skin at the tops of the cheeks.

Revolutionary Nature

In Get The Look on January 4, 2009 at 2:41 am



Amazon glamazon looks tap into the catwalks for SS09, with features defined in earthy pigments and eco-washes of bronze, buff and every shade of brown.

How To:

Sculpting Powder in Sculpt in inner corner and on contour of eye lids using a 217 Blending Brush.
Vanilla Pigment to highlight brow bone and eyelid.
Finish with Fibre Rich Mascara.

Well-Dressed Powder Blush

Stain Film Noir Lipstick over Prep+Prime Lip

In The Makeup Says: This look was seen on the runways of House of Holland, Carlos Miele, Nicole Farni, and Donna Karan. Stain the lips with Film Noir (an intense brown with a semi-matte finish) by applying and blotting with a tissue to take away lipstick’s creamy texture, leaving only pigment on the lips. To get a good stain, repeat the process of applying and blotting – three times should do the trick. And don’t fret over the prescribed Sculpting Powder in Sculpt. You can get the look using a soft taupe eyeshadow or powder.

Black To Earth

In Get The Look on January 4, 2009 at 1:43 am


THE LOOK: BLACK TO EARTH by MAC for Spring/Summer 2009

There’s nothing clean or precise about this season’s take on the black eye. Meant to be messy, it’s about smudged up liners, cream texture, and a lived in look.

How To:


Smolder Eye Kohl smudged all over the lid with Dark Soul Pigment to set.
Line lower lashline with Smolder Eye Kohl and Dark Soul Pigment.
Clear Gloss over lids.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Myth Lipstick

In The Makeup Says: This look was seen on the runways of Ashish, Halston, Herve Leger, and Temperley London. Take it from runway to realway by smudging a dark kohl pencil only around the lashline rather than on the whole lid. Skip clear gloss on your lids. Glossed lids work for photo shoots and the catwalk, but not so well for daily life – they cake up every time you blink. Instead, get a creamy look by lightly patting on a cream eyeshadow, and you might want to tone down to a sheer gray rather than black. Also, make sure that lips look “alive” by using some gloss on top of this look’s neutral lip. What fragrance would we wear with this look? In Black by J. Dell Pozo.  It has notes of black cherry, black lily and violet.



In Get The Look on January 4, 2009 at 1:10 am


THE LOOK: ARTIFICE by MAC for Spring/Summer 2009

Artifice is about makeup “that doesn’t necessarily make the girl look more conventionally beautiful but certainly makes her look fresh” says Tom Pecheux, Makeup Artist.

How To:

Fluidline in Blacktrack with 212 Flat Definer Brush under lower lash line.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Morange Lipstick mixed with Lip Pencil in Redd

In The Makeup Says: This look was seen on the runways of Veronique Branquinho, Proenza Schoeler, Giles, Neem Khan, and Tuleh. We like that the look is about “finding beauty in the more bizarre,” but we do insist that, unless the occassion is something like a nightclub, one should always take a look from runway to realway – so be sure to use a light touch when applying fluidline to the lower lashline, balance the eye with a good amount of mascara, and personalize the look’s lip color. If Morange comes off as “too much,” try MAC’s Devoted Poppy Lip Compact (3 coral lips to mix up to your perfect shade) or Dazzleglass in Miss Dynamite (a sheer orange-y copper with pearl).

1940s Glamour

In Field Manual, Get The Look on December 29, 2008 at 9:45 pm



Lifetime TV may have been searching for America’s Next Great Makeup Artist, but we’re searching for America’s Next Great Beauty Tip.

And we think Blush Makeup Artist Mentor Charlie Green has one of them – “know your references”

So, starting with one of Hollywood’s favorites – the 1940s, In The Makeup will be adding the best of beauty’s “references” to our Field Manual.

For a classic 1940s face, follow the steps below. For a modern twist, try a cat-eye (like you see in this photo).

Complexion: For 1940s skin, use a good face powder that matches your skin, and gives it a nice rosy glow.

Cheeks: A true 1940s cheek uses rouge, applied at the high point of the cheekbone. Popular rouge colors were reds, bright pinks, and bright roses.

Lips: Use a pencil to slightly exaggerate your top lip, and then paint in your favorite shade of red. Bright reds, cherry reds, pinkish reds, and orange reds were popular. Regardless of the shade, your lips should look full and soft.

Eyes: Apply a skin-toned eyeshadow from lash line to brow bone, and a muted gray or brown in the crease. Next, use a thin eyeliner pencil in black or dark brown to darken the lash line. Finish with dark brown or black mascara.

: Keep your brows natural in thickness, and use a pencil or brow powder to define your arch. Keep brows groomed with an eyebrow gel or wax.

In The Makeup Says: Don’t forget to wear some silk, some diamonds, and a head full of Veronica Lake curls. You’ll walk out of your swanky dressing room looking like a Hollywood Goddess. If you want to smell like a goddess too, wear In White by J. Dell Pozo.


The Harajuku Look

In Get The Look on November 12, 2008 at 11:24 pm


Harajuku (原宿 “meadow lodging”) is the common name for an area in Tokyo, Japan that is known internationally for its youth, style, and fashion. Harajuku street style is promoted in Japanese and international publications such as Kera, Tune, Gothic & Lolita Bible and Fruits.

In The Makeup LOVES this look right now. So, here is how to get it:

CHEEKS: Use a creamy pink lipstick as a base. Blend it over a large area on the cheek and then “set” the lipstick by gently dusting on blush. Then, layer the blush with a sweeping motion until desired pigment is achieved. Try Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited lipstick in Soft Rose Shimmer topped with Shu Uemura blush in Pink 30.

LIPS: Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine in PK 301S, Gloss Unlimited in BG 930N

EYE MAKEUP: A beige matte shadow and a black eyeliner. Try Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in M Beige 800 and Drawing Pencil in Black

EYELASHES: First, curl them. Then mascara them in a basic black. Then, put on some Shu Uemura Soft Cross Lashes for a real Harajuku look.

For Art’s Sake!

In Get The Look on October 20, 2008 at 4:53 am

“It’s not makeup, it’s mood” – Terry Barber

Foundation – Face and Body
Concealer – Studio Stick Concealer SPF 15

Brow Highlight – Sweetness Powder Blush
Eyelid – White Cream Colour Base
Crease – Full Fucshia Powder Blush
Liner – Orange Eye Shadow
Mascara – Plushblack Plushlash

Powder – Mineralize Foundation/Loose
Blush – Orange Eye Shadow

Lipstick – Nude Cream Colour Base

In The Makeup Says: Thou shalt not copy this look. Thou shalt use your advanced degree in beauty and take this look from Runway to Realway. Perhaps one evening you’ll refuse taupe eyeshadow and dip a pony brush into color? Toss the gloss and paint your lips? Ban your summer bronzer and blush again? In The Makeup is inspired by orange eye shadow on cheeks and fuschia blush on lids; but we never take such works of art too literally, and neither should you – lest you wind up on someone’s worst made-up list.