Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Bilson’

RED CARPET BREAKDOWN

Post: Amy Nadine, Photos: Getty Images, Graphic Design: Eunice Chun

We’ve been so busy around here that we haven’t shared enough of our red carpet work with you lately, but today I’m happy to break down how I did Rachel Bilson’s eye makeup last week for the premiere of her new film The To Do List (a hilarious must-see with your friends this weekend!). Because her Oscar de la Renta dress was so sweet and feminine, we decided the makeup needed a little edge to it. So I punked out the eye with an exaggerated wing then balanced it with a pink cheek and lip. Here’s exactly how you can re-create it!

  1. With a black longwear kohl liner (I used Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Liner in Onyx), line the lashline from the inner corner to the outer corner then out and up towards the end of the brow like you would a classic cat eye.
  2. Then from the point you ended on, draw a line back across the crease, ending in the inner corner where you started in Step 1.
  3. Go back and fill in the area you just outlined.
  4. Line the bottom lashline and inner waterline with the same black pencil.
  5. Set the liner with a black shimmer shadow so it doesn’t crease or travel. Try L’Oreal Infallible Shadow’s Eternal Black.
  6. Finish the eye with a couple coats of volumizing mascara.
  7. Look directly into the mirror and adjust the shape with a pointed Q-tip if needed. Pointed Q-tips dampened with water or eye makeup remover are my secret weapons in perfecting the wings and making sure the eyes match each other.

Then pair it with a light pink blush, high on the cheek bones and a pink lippie! Here are some bonus shots of Miss B that I snapped when we were getting ready… she’s truly an awesome client and a dear friend! And don’t forget to check out her gorgeous designs for Shoemint (and receive 25% off your first pair by clicking here)!

Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

FASHION FRIDAY: TBD SUMMER FAVES

photos: kohls, shoemint, zara; post by amy nadine; graphic design by eunice chun

Summer is our favorite season to be carefree and have a little fun! So today we’re sharing our four favorite pairs of summer must-have shoes along with nail shades to either match them or clash them! (more…)

IF THE SHOE FITS…

Of course I’ve always thought I personally have the best job in the world making up the prettiest (and sweetest) faces… but getting to do Rachel Bilson’s makeup for her first Shoemint campaign and having access to her AMAZING line of shoes before the world got to see them… forget about it! There’s just nothing better when it comes to style and fun than Rachel + shoes + makeup!! Here’s exactly what I used on her for her ShoeMint shoot:

FACE: I applied Sensai by Kanebo Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet Foundation in Almond Beige all over with the Beauty Blender pink egg sponge brush then bronzed + contoured her cheekbones with Hourglass Illume Cream Duo in Bronze Light.

EYE: I swept two layers of Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Epatant all over her lid + crease with my ring finger, lined the top + bottom lashlines with Tom Ford Noir Absolute for Eyes then finished with two coats of Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara.

CHEEK: I swirled Chanel Powder Blush in Orchid Rose atop the apples of her cheeks with my favorite blush brush, NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush.

LIP: I applied on coat of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lip Color in L’Exquise.

And… not only can we do our makeup like I did Rachel’s, but as TBD beauties and first time buyers, we get a special 20% discount off our first pair when we sign up on Shoemint.com using the discount code: BEAUTY20 at checkout!!

Membership is free, shipping both ways is free, because Rachel has teeny feet, she made sure to offer all sizes (5-11), there is no obligation to buy, a new collection premieres each month and you can pick one or skip that month (or buy them all a la carte!)… and best of all, you get on-trend heels, flats + booties for $79.98 each that Rachel personally designed with her stylist Nicole Chavez in collaboration with Steve Madden. A match made in heaven! My personal favorites that I’m obsessing over are the Hattie and the Rosemary… what are yours?

(advertorial) photos by Jeff Lipsky, Kristin Ess, post styled by Kristin Ess

**good for 20% off your first pair, first time buyers only, valid until 2/29/12

SILVER & GOLD

photo: wire image

When it comes to metallic shadows, we normally ask ourselves: do I feel like doing my smoky eye tonight in silver tones or golds/coppers?  But I say: it’s really pretty to wear them both together every now and then!  Sunday night I had the pleasure of doing the lovely Miss Rachel Bilson’s make-up for the Teen Choice Awards.  Because she chose an ethereal ruffled Chloe mini dress and a romantic hair style, we knew we wanted to anchor the whimsical look with a dramatic eye.  Here’s how you can re-create this red carpet look too:

Start with metallic silver and gold/copper powder eye shadows in either loose minerals (like I used here) or pressed in a compact.  Apply the silver shade all over the lid with your finger, lightly dampening your finger with water first before dipping it into the powder.  Then wet a shadow brush with water, tap off the excess, dip it into the gold powder and fill in the crease of you lid just above the silver.  Blend the edges with your finger. Remember your fingers are your best tools so don’t be afraid to use them!

Finish the eyes by leaving the brows bare, adding two coats of mascara, and rimming the inner waterline and both the top and bottom lash lines with a black liner.  Because your eyes are now the main focus, pair them with a light pink cheek and lip, blotting to create more of a flush of color.

So the next time you are stuck and can’t decide which hue to choose, confidently remind yourself that because they are both metallic shades, they look just as pretty together as they do by themselves!

XO Amy Nadine