rachel bilson hart of dixie makeup
Rachel Bilson may naturally be ‘nother-level hot, but her make-up routine is fairly basic. Since her glory days playing Summer Roberts on The O.C., Rachel always seems to play characters that bat heavily-lined eyes and lashes at The Protagonistic Hottie. Why mess with a good thing, right?

While Southern Alabama and Southern California certainly aren’t equal matches in the style stakes, Rachel’s latest role as Zoe Hart in small town-celebratory “Hart of Dixie” keeps her make-up look tried and true.

Though the head makeup artist on the show – Joni Powel – uses a lot of earth-toned CARGO Cosmetics palettes on Rachel, I have recreated the look using a variationof my favourite products, below.

Rachel Bilson/Zoe Hart Makeup Tutorial

1. Throw on a BB cream! As a doctor, Zoe Hart has no need to be running around in a full face of foundation. (Try Dior Hydra Life BB Cream).
2. If needed, set your BB cream with a translucent matte powder. (Try Sunday Riley’s Soft Focus Finishing Powder.)
3. Using a blush brush, lightly sweep a burnt pink shade underneath the apples of your cheeks and towards your hairline. Anything with a hint of brown will help emphasize your cheekbones. (Try Natio Rosewood blush.)
4. Prime your eyelids – and the line underneath your lower lash line – to help your eyeshadow/liner stay in place. (Try By Terry Hyaluronic eye primer.)
5. Use a coper eyeshadow over your lid. Because Rachel has quite a deep eye socket she blends the eyeshadow above her crease to ensure it doesn’t get lost behind her eyelashes. Alter your blending to suit your eye shape as I have done below. (Try Too Faced Copper Peony eyeshadow.)
6. Line those eyes! Using a kohl pencil, line your waterline, tightline, and slightly extend your upper lash line. Blend the line under your lower lash line to prevent it from looking too hard. (Try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil and By Terry’s Eyeliner brush.)
7. Groom your eyebrows. Mine are much darker than Rachel’s and would look far too heavy if filled in to match her brow shape, but if you have a light brow I would advise filling them in a little thicker than normal. (Try Clarins Pro Palette Eyebrow Kit.)
8. Throw on a light pink lipbalm. Finger, brush…use whatever you have around! (Try Cover FX MintTint in Pink Copper.)
9. Mascara! (Try Eyeko Black Magic mascara.)

Enjoy!

rachel bilson makeup

marion cotillard dark knight makeup
When Marion Cotillard bounced into my inbox this morning (her photo, natch), I am quite sure my heart skipped a beat. Last night, she showed up to the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises looking radiant as ever and delightfully orange – see below. This type of beauty look simply cannot happen without a make-up tutorial to follow.

Get The Look:
1. Skin: You want to apply matte foundation over your face. Skip the cheeks to let a natural flush of colour peek through.
Try: Nars Sheer Matte.
2. Cheeks: Because you will have a natural blush, forgo applying any. Grab a matte bronzer and trace underneath your cheekbones for definition. Blend.
Try: Lord & Berry bronzer.
3. Eyes: Forget primer – we’re already using one of the brightest shades around and eyeshadow primer will only intensify the colour. To keep orange eyeshadow looking romantic, sweep the colour over the entire lid, about 2cm above the crease, and use the same colour as a liner under the eye. To create shape, add a second layer of colour on the outer corner of your eyes and blend towards the centre. Add black eyeliner on the top lashline only.
Try: MAC eyeshadow in Coppering and Models Own kohl pencil.
4. Lips: Get your hands on the glossiest gloss you can find. Preferably in a soft pink/coral.
Try: GOSH Volume Lip Shine in Soft Coral.
5. Nails: I didn’t paint my nails, but if you wanted to do so Mavala‘s Blue Mint nail polish is a perfect match.

carrie underwood cmt makeup
Carrie Underwood looked so incredible at last night’s Country Music Awards, photo-reviewing naturally turned into an occasion for a make-up tutorial. Forever the fake tan and nude lip queen, Carrie and I have different ideas when it comes to beauty, but we both rock very easy-to-do results. (Hand me a red lipstick and mascara, I’m done!)

Get Carrie’s Look: (Products used at the end of the post!)

1. Skin: BB Cream it. Her skin looks lit from within, so any base in a full coverage or matte finish will look overdone. Conceal under the eyes to lift the eye area.
2. Cheeks: Sweep a natural pink tone from the apples of your cheek towards your temples. Apply a highlighter on the top of your cheekbones for an extra dose of sparkle.
3. Eyes: First, take a long-wearing gold eyeshadow and apply it over your entire lid. Using a thin brush, continue the eyeshadow around the inner corner of your eye and lower lash line. Apply a black gel or pencil eyeliner on your waterline and upper lash line, and smudge the line slightly on the outer corner of your eyes with the same brush. Add mega lashes.
4. Lips: Wipe a dab of your BB cream on the lips to wash them out, and apply your shiniest gloss over the top.

carrie underwood makeup
Products used, below.
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Slendertone Face

Slendertone Face by Philip Treacy


In 2009, Slendertone Face was launched. This revolutionary device offered a – scientifically proven – face lift without surgery. Obviously, it became a waiting list-only item.

How does it work? Basically, the Slendertone Face sits on your cheek area like a set of headphones. Inside the padded area (which rests below your cheekbones), gentle electrical impulses get to work on toning and exercising your facial muscles which result in a slow-down of the aging process.

Now, improving on the already-stellar device, we have Slendertone Face by Philip Treacy. Yep, that Philip Treacy. The world-famous milliner has decided to create a 2.0 version of Slendertone Face which offers longer duration functionality as well as extra ‘workout’ programmes.

The world’s first natural face lift has been re-born in the most delicious way! I was intimidated to try the device at first, as I have never used anything ‘heavier’ than a face mask on my face. However, with controls that allow you to set your pulse’s strength, it felt comfortably customizable. In all honesty, it was relaxing and completely pain-free.

And the results? I have to first disclose that one of my nicknames is ‘Babyface‘. As someone who gets IDed even walking into a bar, I am not the target customer. But I’m sold. Out of the five programs (Lift, Radiance, Massage and the new Advance Lift and Complexion), I chose the latter and literally watched my perma-eyebags disappear. On setting 15 from 0-99.

I have no problem guaranteeing a change in your skin when the Slendertone Face is the real deal for someone who expected no results. (And each piece of ‘face furniture’ – Philip Treacy’s words! – is hand-painted in the UK!)

Clement Chabernaud
Phew! Haven’t done a Behind The Camera for a while. I thought it was only fair, this time, to shine a little light on a dark corner of modelling: The Men’s Corner. While menswear seems to claw at the doors of high fashion, the models are enough reason to open said doors up. Case in point? 22-year-old French model Clement Chabernaud. All cheekbones, all man. His debut was at the Spring/Summer 2005 Dior Homme show in Paris, after which he gained ‘celebrity’ as the face of Jil Sander (who he has been walking for – opening and closing shows – ever since). This year, he also became the face of Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Go on, get lost in his eyes.