2013 Oscar Beauties!

Wow! This year the Oscar fashions were remarkable! There are only a few that I didn’t like. I LOVED some of the 1920’s and 1930’s Art Deco look of the gowns!

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In a coral Miu Miu gown, Kerry Washington brightened up the red carpet tonight. Makeup Artist Carola Gonzalez used the embellishments on the dress as her inspiration for a radiant, natural look with just a hint of color on the eyes and the cheeks.


  • Giorgio Armani Maestro #10
  • Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #11
  • Lancôme Blush Subtil in Brilliant Berry


  • Lancôme Color Design 5-Pan Shadow & Liner Palette in Sienna Sultry
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara


  • Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 202
  • Lancôme Rouge in Love in Rose Boudoir


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REVLON Global Brand Ambassador Halle Berry attended the 2013 Academy Awards, in Los Angeles last night. Kara Yoshimoto Bua, CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist, created a soft and feminine look with bold eyes and a colorful cheek to complement her Versace dress. This was one of the Top 3 dresses for me!

“I kept Halle’s look pretty casual and tonal, yet still glamorous, to complement the striking look of the dress,” said Bua.  “I focused on the eyes and added some shimmer for dimension.  Halle is presenting the Bond tribute award, so that was kind of the theme for the entire look.”


  • REVLON PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Graffiti (on the lid), $9.99
  • REVLON PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan (sparkle coat used under the eye), $9.99
  • REVLON ColorStay Eyeliner in Black (on top lid), $6.79
  • CHANEL Long-Lasting Eyeliner (on lower lid), $30.00
  • CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel in 10 Noir, $30.00
  • CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel, $29.00
  • REVLON PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener, $9.99


  • CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme, $390.00
  • REVLON PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, $12.99
  • REVLON ColorStay Whipped Crème Mousse Makeup in Caramel, $13.99
  • CHANEL Powder Blush in 76 Frivole, $43.00
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick in Sparkling Sands, $9.79


  • CHANEL Rouge Coco Baume, $34.00
  • REVLON ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Private Viewing, $8.49
  • CHANEL Precision Lip Definer in 35 Praline D’or, $29.00

I find the mixture of luxury and drugstore makeup fun and interesting.

Loose, cascading retro waves were all the rage at last night’s 85th Annual Academy Awards. Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain were just a few of the stars who opted for this Old Hollywood look. Morgan Willhite, Creative Director at Ouidad, shares her styling tips for re-creating their glamorous, wavy locks.




Morgan’s Tips:

·         For achieving this sleek polished style, Morgan recommends treating the hair the night before with Salon Series by Ouidad Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment. This will boost color and increase shine, while helping to control frizz and keep curls silky, smooth

·         First, apply Ouidad’s PlayCurl Volumizing Styling Spray to wet hair. This product allows the hair to be prepped for styling prior to drying. To create these soft waves, use a large one inch iron or hot rollers. Whether you use an iron or rollers, make sure hair is completely dry before touching the achieved curl pattern

·         After you have set the curls and allowed them to cool, avoid a brush and use your fingers to break up the waves until they naturally interlock

·         Finish with Ouidad’s Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter by spritzing onto palms and running over the surface of hair. This will add shine, while taming frizz.




Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment

  • A potent blend of Omega fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) helps restore the natural lipid barrier of the hair and fortifies its protective surface layer
  • In addition to the Omega fatty acids, there is a proprietary amino acid cocktail – including Flax Seed Oil, Passion Fruit Seed Oil and Acai Pulp Oil to re-hydrate the hair shaft and replenish lost moisture
  • Certified organic Macroloba Oil, harvested from the Amazon rainforest, promote softness and shine as it conditions and repairs the hair
  • Ideal for dry, damaged and tired looking hair, this formula delivers increased radiance, shine, and softness, nourished hair shaft and healthy, hydrated tresses
  • $36 for 6 fl. oz. at Ouidad.com, Ouidad salons and Sephora

 Play Curl Volumizing Styling Spray  

  • Unique polymer blend technologically defines, accentuates and holds natural curl patterns so waves and curls are instantly defined
  • A blend of Wheat Proteins, Wheat Amino Acids and Glycerin deliver moisture and condition curls for increased manageability and softness
  • Easy spray on application to clean, damp hair provides even coverage and a soft hold
  • Available for $22 for 8.5 fl oz. at Ouidad.com and Ouidad salons


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