Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Get Your Glam On!

The Oscars were a little over a week ago, but I still love seeing all the glamorous dresses and hair/makeup from Hollywood's big night. But glam isn't just for celebrities, and looking amazing doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Here are some hints to achieving the hottest looks at home, with the help of e.l.f. products. The tips come from Achelle Dunaway, Creative Director and Makeup Artist using their the wildly popular “everything’s a dollar” e.l.f. cosmetics line.

Bold, Colorful Lips – Hot pink, coral and dynamite red are ideal colors to sport with a sheer fairer-skinned face and are the equally perfect complement to a stunningly structured white gown – all the rage at the Emmys and SAG Awards. “I can see Kate Hudson, Diane Kruger and Carey Mulligan nailing this look,” says Dunaway.

PRODUCT PICKS: Mineral Lipstick in Cool Coral ($1), Studio Lip Stain in First Date ($3) or Studio Minty Lipgloss in New York City ($3)


Soft Smoky Eyes – “The smoky eye has been replaced with a refreshed, softer look,” says Dunaway. “Pretty plums and radiant browns will bring the right amount of balance for those who will wear their hair in long, Lauren Bacall-inspired styles.” Think Sandra Bullock and Penelope Cruz.

PRODUCT PICKS: e.l.f. Eyeshadow Duo in Berry Mix ($1) or e.l.f. Brightening Eye Shadow in Luxe ($1)

Golden Skin – Nothing screams red-carpet-gorgeous more than a soft, all-over Fergie-esque tan. “The key is keeping it only one or two shades deeper than actual skin-tone,” explains Dunaway. “Anyone wearing a daring, skin revealing dress needs a little warmth.”

PRODUCT PICKS: Mineral Glow ($8)

Peachy Cheeks – Peach tones work perfectly on all ages and skin tones. It’s a subtle look, but enhances cheek-bone structure beautifully. “Peachy tones will work on Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep alike,” says Dunaway.

PRODUCT PICKS: Studio Blush in Peachy Keen ($3)

Radiant Hollywood Glow – There is nothing a shimmer highlighter can’t do. “All of the leading ladies will have soft shimmer effects enhancing their best facial and body parts.” This is a must-do.

PRODUCT PICKS: Studio Shimmer Palette ($3) or e.l.f. All Over Color Stick ($1)

All e.l.f. products are available online and can also be found at Target.

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