Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cover Girl @ Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift by Lorrie Turk

· Since this was Teen Choice, held in August in sunny Los Angeles, Taylor and I wanted to go with a summery, youthful look. To us, that meant color, especially since she had a cream palette for her dress.

· To make Taylor's eyes pop, we started by brushing on COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers1-Kit Shadows in Turquoise Tempest #435, which we topped with COVERGIRL Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Eyeliner in Radiant Sapphire #710. We finished her eyes with COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Very Black #500.

· For a young and radiant glow, we used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, accentuated with a peachy blush.

· We balanced the bold color we used on Taylor's eyes with a more muted look for her lips. We used COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Rapture #280.
Ellen DeGeneres by Heather Currie

· I love getting people ready for the Teen Choice Awards because the attire tends to be more hip and trendy. Therefore, it’s fun to complement the clothes by doing a makeup look that is fresh and can even lean towards edgy.

· Ellen likes her makeup to look flawless so I started by using the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer. I like to start with a primer to give the foundation lasting power, which is great for a long night out.

· I followed the primer with COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation. Since its summer and Ellen has a bit of a tan, I used foundation #245 Warm Beige. I like to start by getting the sponge wet and applying the foundation that way.

· Next, I used a little of the COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in Light Medium #215 and mixed it with the COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Corrector in #230. I used my finger to mix the two together on the back of my hand, and then I applied it to the area under Ellen’s eyes, making sure to reach the inner corners of the eye area as well.

· I then applied the COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in Light Medium #215, with a brush to the T-zone area. I used the concealer lightly to cover any redness or imperfections on the skin.

· Because it is an event that lends it self to an edgier look, I made Ellen’s eyes the focal point. Her eyes already stand out, so it’s fun to enhance them even more. I began by applying the COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Brown Bling #815 to the lid area, making sure to use my finger to blend the shadow into the crease. I love this product because it’s a primer and a shadow so you can build on top of it with dry eye shadow for a lasting look.

· To add more definition to the lash line I then added the COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast Eyeliner in Brown Blaze #420. I like to use my finger to smudge this line upwards away from the lash to give it a smoky effect. I do this step a couple of times for more intensity, always making sure to blend it well. And to complete the eyes, I applied two coats of COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Brown #515.

· Since the focus was more on the eyes, I used a lighter color of blush, COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Blush in Rich Cinnamon #210. I applied the blush with a synthetic brush, but it’s just as easy to use your finger, or the sponge that it comes with.

· Since I wanted Ellen’s skin to have a beautiful glow, I lightly powdered her face with the COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder for Normal Skin in Natural Beige #140.

· Along with the blush, I wanted to down play the lips so that the eyes would remain the focus. I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Pinot #245.I really like this gloss. Not only is it moisturizing, but it adds a hint of color to the lips without looking heavy.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.

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