6 Ways To Look Gorgeous in 2010

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to switch up your style. Check out this video in which I show Better TV’s Audra Lowe six easy new makeup trends that are definitely worth trying. Get even more scoop below and give them a whirl.

1. Glitter up for a night out. Chunky glitter is in–in small doses. A little extra sparkle is a great way to enhance your normal night-out look without a lot of effort. Here are some of my favorites. Warning: Only wear one of them at time!

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  • JK Jemma Kidd I-tech Glitter Liners glide on easily and give your eyes extra sparkle. $9.99, target.com.
  • Maybelline New York Eyestudio Color Silk Plush Eyeshadows have just the right amount of noticeable shimmer. Apply with a wet eyeshadow brush for a more intense color payoff. $9.99, at drugstores.
  • Inspired by the opulence of Versaille, Rococo Nail Apparel Gold Leaf Lacquer has real 24 Carat Gold Leaf. Wear it alone or as a top coat on a rich dark nail polish. $32.50, spacenk.com.

2. Max out your eyelashes. With last year’s wild success of Latisse, the prescription strength lash growth serum, major lashes aren’t just for Hollywood A-listers anymore. You don’t really need a prescription to get major eye fringe. Try these new mascaras instead:

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  • Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara in Turbo Black has a vibrating brush that deposits mascara deep at the roots and does an amazing job at separating lashes–it’s no gimmick! The inky rich Turbo Black hue is a limited edition. $32, esteelauder.com.
  • L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Explosion Mascara has a spherical multi-angle brushhead that lets you reach and shape every single lash. $9, lorealparis.com

3. Try a chunky lip color crayon. Last year was all about super shiny high-lacquer glosses, but this year it’s more about a pop of color. These chunky lip pencils are super easy to carry around, won’t get goopy, and give a better color payoff than regular gloss–and are longer wearing too.

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  • Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils impart a beautiful sheen and great color payoff. $20, spacenk.com.
  • Sonia Kashuk Velvet Matte Lip Crayons are so moisturizing they glide on smoothly and won’t cake up in your lip creases. $6.99, target.com.

4. Master the smoky eye once and for all! Everyone loves it, yet everyone is scared of it. Here are two new products that can finally put an end to hours of fussing in front of the mirror.

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  • One end of the Covergirl Smoky Shadowblast Eye Color is a rounded smooth shadow for the lid, the other end is an angled liner to define rims and contour. $7.49, at drugstores.
  • Le Metier de Beaute Magic is a clear gloss you put over powder shadow to smudge it out and create some sheen. $28, at Neiman Marcus. 

5. Think beyond black for your nails. By now, black nails are as common as nude nails. Start mixing up your dark nail wardrobe with almost-black greens, navys and purples. They look new, rich and luxurious.

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  • Lancome Le Vernis in Untamed Plum is a rich dark wine. $22, lancome.com.
  • Jessica Custom Nail Color in Fishnets and Fringe is a deep hunter green. $7, jessicacosmetics.com

6. Don’t be scared of bright pink blush. It may look loud in the packaging, but a bright pink or coral blush can give you just the pop of color you need to look fresh.

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  • I’m loving the new MAC in Lillyland collection which is inspired by the bright, tropical colors of designer Lilly Pulitzer. These two CremeBlend Blushes in So Sweet, So Easy (a bright pink) and Optimistic Orange (a vibrant coral) create a vibrant sheer flush.
  • You can also sweep a light bronzer like St. Tropez Shimmering Bronzing Rocksall over to make your glow look more sunkissed than flushed. $40, shop.sttropeztan.com.

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All About Lash Extensions!

Contributed by: Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

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Amber’s new lash extensions

I recently experienced a life-changing beauty service, friends. Lash extensions have freed me from the shackles of beauty Alcatraz. How? I can now go about my day with zero eye makeup, shaving nearly five minutes off my morning routine. These babies make liner, shadow and mascara totally obsolete. Here’s how the process of getting the extensions goes.

The entire service took about 45 minutes. My lash technician May showed me a bunch of lash lengths to choose from. I chose the dramatic-but-not-drag-queen length of 12. Naturally, I was scared May would glue my eyelids together. She didn’t, of course. I found it a bit odd that she used my forehead as a surface to hold the lashes (I think. Of course, I couldn’t see WHAT was resting on my head). She also used tape to tape up my lids to create a more taut surface. Each lash was applied individually with glue and I opened my eyes later to a dramatic fringe of inky, long lashes.

At JJ Permanent Makeup, where I got these cil-outions of delight, the first full-set appointment costs $90. If you go back after two weeks, a refill will set you back $45. If you go back after three weeks, it’s $70. Wait longer than that, and you’re back up to $90 status. It’s a no-frills salon, I’m already a week and a half deep into my first set and they’re holding up remarkably well. I’ve already made my appointment for a refill.

JJ Permanent Makeup is located at 316 Fifth Avenue 2nd floor. Call 212-244-2919 to make an appointment.

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How To Add Shimmer Under The Eye For Holiday Parties

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Reese Witherspoon
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Want to gleam like Reese Witherspoon? Our friends at StyleCaster tell you how to add a little extra sparkle to get you noticed under the mistletoe

How To Add Shimmer Under The Eye For Holiday Parties

A new trend that we’ve been seeing on the runways and red carpets is to
line the under side of the eye with a light, shimmery eyeshadow or
liner. It tends to brighten up the eye and wake up the face. The
shimmer trend will also be a great way to step up your regular look for
the holidays. You can make it work for day with a subtle color such as
white (it will have you looking that much more like Blake Lively),
but if you’d like a more dramatic evening effect, you can use a little<
more of a vibrant color such as gold or silver (or be daring and try
the bright blues and purples we saw on the Spring 2010 runways)!

Karen Ali of Pamela Taylor’s Makeup Academy and Studio Team came in and showed us the steps to applying shimmer under your eye.

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Dip your fine-tip brush into water and then into the shimmer shadow color you’d like to use.

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Starting in the corner of the eye on the lower lid, lightly drag
your brush along your bottom lash line until about halfway across your
eye.

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Take a wet cotton swab and gently rub it along the bottom line to
blend the shimmer into the under eye area. This will also help to even
out the shimmer. Keep blending with the dry end of the cotton swab
until the shimmer is properly blended into the skin.

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Finish your look with some mascara and soak in the compliments at all of the holiday parties you attend!

Eau de Vulcan?

Contributed by: Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

It’s not exactly sexy, but I’m into sci-fi almost as much as I’m into beauty. It serves as a yin to my girly yang, right? One of my favorite posts in my other Internet home of Beauty Blogging Junkie is this interview I did with Star Trek’s lead makeup artist Mindy Hall.

So when I heard about this new perfume, created to compliment the franchise’s cologne offerings, I thought WHY did they wait so long?

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The Pon Farr Perfume ($30) boasts top notes of citrus, blackcurrant, lotus blossom, and water lily, with base notes from sandalwood, peach, and mulberry. Pon Farr, for the non-Trekkie, is a physical state that occurs when a male or female Vulcan goes into heat every seven years, becoming violent. Pon farr eventually causes them to die if they don’t mate with someone with whom they’re emphatically bonded. Slightly macabre, slightly provocative–but certainly made for some excellent story lines in the original series.

What do you think? Will you be getting in touch with your inner Vulcan? Or will you be able to live long and prosper without it?

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2009 American Music Awards Top Five Looks

Contributed by: Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Did you catch the AMAs last night? Music mavens rarely disappoint when it comes to edgy hair and makeup concepts. Here, our top five favorite beauty looks of the evening.

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Shakira
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Shakira

Shakira stuns in sweeping bangs giving way to side-parted Rapunzel waves. Her makeup is soft and natural: the songbird went for a neutral palette of shadows paired with a nude glossy lip. Statement earrings complete her look.

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Fergie

Fergie’s center part and long, voluminous waves yield a polished bombshell effect when paired with her subtly smoked-out lavender eye shadow and nude lip combo. Just one look and you’ll get a feeling that “Tonight’s gonna be a good night” for Ferg.

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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood skewed far more low key than her typical lots-of-hair moments, but she still looks prettily polished with her loose waves pinned on one side with a barrette. Her pale violet eye shadow makes her hazel eyes pop, while her lips are softly glossed with a nudish peach hue. Fresh and subtly appealing, no?

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Nicole Kidman
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Nicole Kidman

Nicole’s super-sleek side-parted locks are a refreshing alternative to the ubiquitous Hollywood waves we’re used to seeing on the red carpet. Though it’s simple to do this ‘do at home, its asymmetry achieved by simply tucking one side behind an ear provides an air of extra drama. Fresh, subtle eye makeup and a barely there pink lip complete her look.

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Rihanna
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Rihanna

No stranger to makeup with an edge, Rihanna rocked a dramatic ruddy winged eye and a fringe of lush lashes paired with a bit of pink shadow, while keeping the rest of her face neutral. Red liner is not something everyone can pull off, but I think Rihanna did it with aplomb. Her funky ‘do is voluminous, but its smoothness keeps it from being over the top. Both Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez went for a similar bondage theme in their choice of outfits.

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Win $150 Worth of Avon Goodies!

Contributed by: Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

This week, we’re giving away a ton of Avon goodies! The products being given away are over $150 in value and will arrive at the winner’s residence in the new Marimekko tote. One lucky winner will get the following items:

In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon

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Megan told you guys how much we love this fragrance collaboration between Avon and Reese Witherspoon in this blog post. I can’t get enough of the scent’s subtle femininity. When that Reese puts her mind to something, she gets it done right, even if it’s way outside of her realm of experience. Case in point: She’d never sang a day in her life before scoring her Oscar-winning role as June Carter Cash. She put in some major overtime practicing to channel the songbird so successfully.

Patrick Dempsey 2 Fragrance

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This is a total sneak peek as this scent has not yet been released, but one lucky winner will snap it up before it hits shelves! Avon collaborated with Patrick Dempsey to debut the actor’s second fragrance, aptly named Patrick Dempsey 2. Patrick worked with Avon and took inspiration from the strong connection he shares with his wife, Avon Global Creative Color Director Jillian Dempsey. Jillian Dempsey even appears with him in the Avon brochure and global advertising shots.

The U by Ungaro Color Collection

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Following the success of the U by Ungaro fragrances,Ungaro teamed up with Avon again to infuse its fashion sensibility into a new beauty collection you’ll need in your arsenal. We’re giving away three eyeshadow singles, a face shimmer and three lipsticks!

How to enter? Just tell us in the comments section below what your favorite holiday makeup look is, and you’ll be automatically entered to win! Contest ends on November 24, 2009 at 1 P.M. EST. Full rules and regulations here.

Don’t forget to become a fan of Daily Makeover on Facebook!

Congrats to our winner Katie! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their favorite holiday looks!

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Vampire Inspired Beauty Products!

Contributed by: Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

In honor of the HOTLY anticipated release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon this Friday, we at Daily Makeover HQ are ready to bust out our vampiest makeup items to wear to the theater. We’ve complied this slideshow our favorite items guaranteed to make you exude sexiness of folklorish proportions.

Products mentioned:

DuWop Lip Venom V

Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Cream Liner

Luna Twilight Palette in Bella

Twilight Freshface Glow

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Best Moments Of The Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

Contributed by: Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Before Monday night’s Glamour Women of the Year event, I had some prime real estate on the red carpet where I was able to catch many of the honorees and presenters on their way into the hall. The awards ceremony itself was a montage of inspirational quotes. Here, my favorite moments of inspiration, humor and beauty from the red carpet and the awards ceremony itself.

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Steven Tyler
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The hilarious Steven Tyler arrived with his entourage and immediately livened up the crowd. Said Steven Tyler on the red carpet about his group, “We’re all here because we’re not all there!”

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Andie MacDowell
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L’Oreal Spokeswoman Andie Macdowell, when asked about the designer of her dress, couldn’t remember! Luckily, her plus one, daughter Rainey Qualley was there to check the tag for her.

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Iman
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Iman presented Rihanna’s award to her and said, “Now I am even more impressed with her dignity and courage,” Iman said, referring to Rihanna’s admission that she’d sent the wrong message to fans by returning to ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who had assaulted her. Now, Rihanna will serve as a role model to victims of domestic violence. Iman looked so beautiful, I find it hard to believe she’s even in the same species with the rest of us. It’s a superhuman kind of beauty, dolls.

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Maria Shriver
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It has to be said: I defy you to show me an individual with a more impressive head of hair than Maria Shriver. She stunned in a smoky eye and neutral lip. Said Maria, “The greatest thing you can do is serve another person.” Maria credited her mother, who passed away in August as her own role model.

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Rihanna
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Rihanna addressed the crowd in “the tightest dress [she] could find” about the “secret of domestic violence.” Said Rihanna, “I love being part of a night where we are celebrating such strong women.”

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Serena Williams was introduced by former Glamour Woman of the Year, Tyra Banks. Said Tyra about Serena, “It’s not enough for her to play fierce. The girl has got to look smoking when she beats your ass.” Serena told the crowd, “My dreams have always been to be #1, since I was young, be the best. You could do whatever you want to do; the most important belief is self-belief/self-love.”

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Stella McCartney
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No fewer than THREE Beatle wives presented to Stella McCartney her award: Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison and Barbara Starkey. Said Stella, “Ladies, girls up there in the balcony, never wear a skirt this short if you get an award.” We think she donned that mini with style.

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Marissa Mayer with Matt Lauer
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Google exec Marissa Mayer was introduced by The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer as “the hot chick from Google.” Marissa accepted her award with grace. Said Marissa, “To take a line from the Google homepage, I’m feeling very lucky.”

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Maya Angelou
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Dr. Maya Angelou said “Glamour is profound. Glamour is saying I want to be as beautiful as I can be. To myself first and then to anyone who has enough sense to see me.” Said Bill Clinton, who introduced her, “I have been blessed to know some truly remarkable women. I was born to one; I married one; and I helped to raise one. But I never knew one quite like Maya Angelou.”

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Dr. Jane Aronson with Katie Couric
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Dr. Jane Aronson who works to improve the lives of orphans overseas and founded the Worldwide Orphans Foundation was one of the most amazing women I’ve ever seen in my life. Jane said, “You know, I’ve never had a surprise party. Until tonight.” Jane told the crowd, “Whatever our kids have here, the children across the oceans must have the same.” Just when I thought this saint of a woman and I had nothing in common (I’m far too shallow), she admitted she liked being an FOG (Friend of Glamour)… especially when it comes to rocking false lashes.

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Laura Ling and Euna Lee
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Laura Ling and Euna Lee said that they didn’t ask to be in the spotlight, they said, but because they are in it, they’re going to use it for good. The duo made even more of an impact when they were joined by Euna’s daughter on the stage.

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Susan Rice
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When Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the United Nations received her award from Michael Douglas, she said, “Talent, courage and confidence are the best forms of beauty.” To Dr. Jane Aronson, of whose work she said she was not previously aware, she said, “We could do some real damage together.”

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Amy Poehler
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But it was Amy Poehler who delivered (deadpanned, I should say) my favorite quote of the night. “Girls. If a boy says something that isn’t funny… you don’t have to laugh.”

Contributed by: Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards

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Last night, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the annual Glamour Women of the Year awards held at Carnegie Hall . The event was sponsored by L’Oréal Paris to honor courageous women who are changing the world. To say this event was inspiring doesn’t nearly do it justice. Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leivi said that this was her favorite night of the year, and I left agreeing with her. It was MY favorite night of the year by far. To be in the same room with Bill Clinton, Stella McCartney, Yoko Ono, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Maya Angelou, Amy Poehler and Laura Ling and Euna Lee, to name a few, was an experience unlike any other. In fact, Cindi Leivi mentioned that so many of the attendees each year ask to bring their daughters to the event, that the magazine is actually concerned that they’ll have to seek out a larger venue than Carnegie Hall next year. And if that’s the case, Cindi says, so be it! “Sharing this evening with your daughters is so integral to the theme of this event.”

Before the awards, I were invited by Glamour to partake in a little pre-party makeover courtesy of L’Oreal Paris. Thanks to the brand’s expert on-site hair and makeup gurus, my boring weekday locks were transformed into a Kate Hudson waves while I got decked out in a smoky eye paired with a pink lip. My favorite products used included L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Hydra Collagen Mascara, L’Oreal HIP Metallic Shadow Duo in Gunmetal, and L’Oreal Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss in Plumped Rose. Check out the transformation, above.

After my makeover, I felt ready to tackle a red carpet press section (have you ever done it? It’s an adrenaline rush like no other, but MAN does it get aggressive up in there!) and a celeb-studded affair shortly thereafter. In fact, I think this quote from Maya Angelou’s acceptance speech last night after she received her lifetime achievement award says it all: “Glamour is being beautiful to myself first. And THEN to anyone else who cares to see it.”

Stay tuned for a Glamour Women of the Year red carpet and recap, in addition to a summary of the event itself!

Contributed by Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

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Posh Girl Gone Wild at Betsey Johnson

Of all the shows I went to during NYC’s Spring 2010 Fashion Week, I had the absolute most fun at Betsey Johnson. “The look is about a posh girl who had one too many martinis and hooked up with the wrong guy on the wrong side of the tracks, and now she’s making it back to The Plaza the morning after,” says makeup artist Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics. LOL! The models were done up with tons of glitter, outrageous bows, and dark naughty lips. I bring this up now because I actually think it’s a great Halloween costume idea! Check out the looks!

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Kim Kardashian’s Makeup At The OK! Magazine Party

Kim Kardashian rocking the red carpet at the OK! Magazine party.

At the OK! Magazine party for new Contributing Beauty Editor Kim Kardashian last week, I had the opportunity to meet celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Doll that he is, he agreed to send a total run-down of Kim’s look for the party when I breathlessly tweeted him post-event that I MUST get the deets. Here they are, straight from Mario:

Kim was wearing a gorgeous Badgley Mischka black dress with some silver accents and her hair was done with a very 20′s inspired wave, reminiscent of the flapper era. For her makeup, I went more modern, with a rounded and subtle smoky eye.

Skin: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation set with a little bit of NARS loose powder. Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer under eyes only.

Eyebrows: Brows were filled in with Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil (universal shade).

Eyes: I used Amber Lights eye shadow by MAC all over her lids and swept along the lower lash line also. I kept the shadow right below the crease of the eye. I lined her top lids and inner rim of the eyes with MAC’s Powerpoint Pencil in Engraved. With a small brush, I blended the top liner up into the lids. Top and Bottom lashes are coated in Anastasia’s Lash Lifting Mascara.

Cheeks: I bronzed Kim’s face with Smashbox Bronzer in Suntan Matte. On the apples of the cheeks, I applied Josie Maran’s Cream Blush in Sunset with my fingers. To highlight cheekbones, I used NARS The Multiple in Copacabana. Lips are lined softly with Lingering Pencil by GIELLA. Lipstick is Casual Beige 222 by Dior applied all over the lips followed by a bit of MAC’s Dazzleglass in Smile.

Thanks to Mario for sharing his products used for Kim Kardashian’s epic look with us!

Contributed by Daily Makeover Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Primetime Emmys 2009 Top Five Looks

We were glued to the TV last night checking out the latest hair and makeup to grace the red carpet. Here are our top five favorite beauty looks of the evening.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt

J Love Hewitt rocked center-parted long tumbly curls with the front pieces twisted back and secured out of her face. Makeup was subtle, save for a fiercely fabulous faux fringe. Lips were softly glossed with a light pink.

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Debra Messing

Debra’s hair is always the main event in her veritable parade of beauty. For the Emmys, Debra donned a sweeping bangs-adorned side chignon complemented by major mascara, orangey-peach blush and a glossy nude lip.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

We have Big Love for Ginnifer’s deep side parted cutely cropped pixie. Keeping the focus on her statement necklace, Ginnifer opted for softly subtle makeup in the form of a taupey smokey eye and simple clear gloss.

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Jessica Lowndes

Lashes and liner define Jessica’s breathtakingly green eyes while pinky-nude lips balance out her edgy eye makeup. Jessica’s voluminous faux-hawk half-up do adds a sense of occasion.

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Katrina Bowden

Katrina’s crimpy waves pulled to the side in a slapdash, beachy pony make this look breezy, but beautiful. Pink shadow with some liner define Katrina’s eyes while nudish pink satiny lips complete the look.

Try on these looks and more here.

Contributed by Daily Makeover Senior Beauty Editor Amber Katz

Come Shop With Us At Lancôme For Fashion’s Night Out!

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With Fashion Week already in full swing, the Daily Makeover team is excited to take a quick break from runway madness to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 10th. Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence and celebrate fashion. U.S. and international editions of Vogue have coordinated evening extravaganzas to be held in various fashion capitals around the world. Come say hello to the Daily Makeover team and spokesmodel Arlenis Sosa at the Bloomingdale’s SoHo Lancôme Counter from 6 to 7 p.m. The first 100 people to stop at the counter and give the password “Paris” will take home a full-sized product as a little thank you from Lancôme… AND if you say “Daily Makeover” at the counter, you’ll get a few extra deluxe samples. It’s good to have friends in high beauty places, no?

Next, we’ll hit up the Lancôme Boutique on 69th and Columbus from 8 to 9 p.m to meet designer Chris Benz and enjoy champagne and cupcakes as Lancôme opens the waiting list for his Pout-à-Porter lipstick. The lipstick will be kept under wraps until Chris’s show on September 14th, but fans of the Pout-à-Porter collection can get a jump start. Anyone who puts his or her name on the list that night will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Chris’s show. The first 10 people on the list will get an official Fashion’s Night Out t-shirt. The first 100 people to stop at the counter and give the password “Paris” will take home a full-sized product as well. Lancôme will also have several guest stars on hand at the boutique: Spokesmodel Elettra Wiedemann and makeup artist Daniel Martin, who helped create Chris’s lipstick. The entire Lancôme PR team will be there, as well as Andrew Sotomayor and Sandy Linter!

See you then!

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5 Beauty Tips for the Workplace

Whether your personal style is city chic, boho eclectic, whimsically romantic or anywhere in between, most women have to tweak or tame their style a bit for work. Here are a few beauty moves that’ll give your look a professional edge without having to sacrifice style.

Rule 1: Go for a swept-back hairstyle. Keeping your hair out of your face looks polished and put-together. If your hair is long, low ponytails or sleek ballerina buns are easy and low-maintenance. Take a cue from Cameron Diaz (below left) and wrap a bit of hair around the base of a ponytail to give the look a chic twist. Short hairstyles are also easy office wear. Our favorite crop: Katie Holmes shiny, swingy bob (below right).

Cameron Diaz February 2008

Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Katie Holmes May 23 2009

Photo: © Paul Morigi/WireImage.com

Rule 2: No roots allowed. If you color your hair, keep up the maintenance. Dark roots could imply you’re not on top of your game. Also, stay away from chunky highlights (too obvious!) and chose tones that blend together for a natural look. Elizabeth Bank‘s color is perfect!

Fergie April 22 2009

Photo: © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

Rule 3: Neutral makeup is trustworthy. Work is not the place to try out flashy bright colors. These trendy hues could make you come across as a party girl. Instead, use warm, earthy neutral tones. Fergie‘s makeup here is flawless–natural and sophisticated. Definitely office-ready.

Rule 4: Enhance eye contact with eyeliner. Looking co-workers in the eye says you’re decisive and confident, but too much back eyeliner could be detracting. Instead, bring out your eyes with a brown or grey liner and blend it thoroughly to avoid harsh lines.

Rule 5: Keep lips dewy, not glossy. Use a sheer color on your lips that is one to two shades darker than your natural lip color. Leave the heavy gloss in your purse for post-work cocktails. A great new lipstick that has a wide shade range, excellent color payoff, and feels plush on your lips: Maybelline New York Color Sensation Lipstick comes in 48 shades, $7.49 each.

The Body Shop Hot Brights Lip Shine & Cheek Stain Giveaway Rules and Regulations

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Lancôme’s Tropiques Minerale Bronzer Giveaway Rules and Regulations

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Win Lancôme’s Tropiques Minerale Bronzer!

Lancome Tropiques Mineral bronzer

We’re giving away a compact of Lancôme’s new Mineral Bronzer, Tropiques Minerale ($38)! Are you interested in winning? If so, all you have to do it “ReTweet” this message via Twitter. (Are you on Twitter? If not, why not – we are, check us out!) If you’re already on Twitter, simply retweet (RT) the following message and you will automatically be entered to win!

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3 Celebrity Lip Looks Worth Trying

As the weather gets warmer, I always lean towards wearing less and less makeup–for the most part. And when everything is pretty much bare on your face, a stand out lip look is an easy way to look polished and like you actually made an effort to look nice–especially on those frenetic days when primping time is hard to come by. Here are three recent celebrity looks that are stunning, super easy to pull off and can make you look put-together in a minute.

Kate Bosworth / Rihanna / Jessica Biel

Kate Bosworth’s red lips
Photo: © RD / Dziekan /
Retna Digital

Jessica Biel’s pink pout
Photo: © Jason Kempin /
WireImage.com

Rihanna’s glossy nude mouth
Photo: © Marcel Thomas /
FilmMagic.com

Kate Bosworth‘s matte red lip is simple yet dramatic. Skip liner and apply a moisturizing red lipstick (so your lips won’t look dry or cakey), then blot down shine with a tissue. My new fave: Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick in Fire.

Jessica Biel‘s cool pink lip look has shimmer and shine. Swipe on a mauve pink lipstick, then top with a matching shimmery gloss like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Whisper.

Rihanna‘s nude lips are anything but boring because of their high-shine finish. Line lips with a nude pencil first, then top with a flesh-toned lacquer like CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint in No Care Bare. If your lips have a lot of natural pigment in them, use this tip I scooped from makeup artist Pat McGrath, P&G Global Creative Design Director: Blend a bit of concealer over them first. Yes–the same concealor you use under your eyes!

Want to see what you’d look like with a new lip look? Try some on virtually in our Makeover Studio!

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