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Oscars 2014: Best Makeup Statements

While most actresses played it safe when it came to hair and makeup at last night’s Academy Awards, a couple, and only a couple of them went for it and tried statement-making looks — Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington. They also both happen to be pregnant, so they get double kudos from me for not playing it safe and going for makeup looks we’ll be talking about around the water cooler (or coffee maker) today.

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Kerry Washington went for on-trend vampy lips. The hue was stunning on her skin tone and looked modern and fresh — not the same ‘ol red lip we’ve been seeing for the past couple of years. Get a similar lip look with Chanel Rouge Allure in Envoutante, $35.

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Olivia Wilde went for dramatic, retro lined eyes. A perfect complement to her black and white ensemble. Recreate the look with my sister Sam’s new favorite liquid liner: Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, $19

Images: Kerry Washington, Huffington Post; Olivia Wilde, Just Jared

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Giveaway Alert: Get Smoochable Lips and Chocolates Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

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Not sure about you, but I’m kinda obsessed with the Vaseline Lip Therapy products that come in the teeny classic Vaseline jars. Like kiddo Converse, some things are just cuter the tinier they are. And, just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m giving away one box of MarieBelle chocolates (if you haven’t had them, they are totally chic and delicious) and a jar of the adorable Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips, $2.29. Comment on this post by Friday, February, Feb. 7th at midnight for a chance to win. U.S. only.

If you’re not lucky enough to win my giveaway, you can also enter for another chance to win on Vaseline’s Facebook page by Feb. 12, 2014 at 3:00pm.


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Claire Danes Wears the It Lipcolor of the Season


With award season in full swing, there are so many makeup hits (and yes, misses) to talk about. Claire Danes has been wearing many of the hits — in my opinion. She went for sultry smoky eyes at the SAG Awards and an of-the-moment orangey lip for the 2014 Producers Guild Awards. Orange lipstick is definitely one of the looks to try right now thanks to the fact that it was seen all over the Spring 2014 runways. And while Danes isn’t the only celeb to wear the trend on the red carpet, her look was one of the best thanks to makeup artist Matin Maulawizada. I know I sound like a broken record, but I also worked (and had doggy playdates) with him back in my magazine editing days. Here are the Dior Beauty products he used to create the look:


Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin, $110

Dior Capture Totale Triple-Correcting Serum Foundation in #020, $82

Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer, $42

Diorblush Trianon Edition in Corail Bagatelle, $43


Diorshow Black Out Mascara, $25

Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, $28.50

Diorshow Art Pen Intense Professional Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Catwalk Black, $30

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette Trianon Edition in Pastel Fontanges, $61


Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rendez-Vous, $34

Image: Just Jarred 

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The Hottest Beauty Trend of the 71st Golden Globe Awards is …


Berry hued lips. From winner Cate Blanchett to nominee Sandra Bullock and host Tina Fey, cranberry and raspberry lip colors reigned supreme on last night’s Golden Globe Awards red carpet. I’m personally a fan of bold lip colors because they instantly brighten up your face and make a statement without having to do much else. If you’re tired or have more than a few fine lines around your eyes, it’s also a great way to direct attention away from those things. A great trick for busy moms in their 30s and 40s (like the aforementioned starlets).

To recreate the trend, try using the lip colors makeup artist Jeanine Lobell swiped on Ms. Blanchett: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Scarlatto and Boudior. Lobell layered Boudior (a nude rose shade) on top of Scarlatto (a raspberry rose hue) to create Blanchett’s final Golden Globes look.

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