Get the Look: Keira Knightley

Whether she’s portraying a pirate, a soccer player, a handmaiden, or an aristocrat, Keira Knightley has the innate ability to pull each role off with grace. Her unique combination of undeniable elegance and dramatic talent brings a certain regality to her on-screen roles—and it’s a quality that translates into her real life, too. When she took to the red carpet on September 15 for the Los Angeles premiere of Colette, she wowed us with her showstopping beauty look.

Was it the delicate smoky eye, or the warmly flushed cheekbones, or the beautifully feathered brows, or the perfect cherry pout? It’s safe to say that all of these striking elements play a strong role in making this one of the year’s best celebrity looks. We’re inspired—and we hope you will be, too. Here’s how you can make the look your own using just a few of our favorite key products


Face

Begin with a clean canvas topped with the moisturizer of your choice. Knightley’s skin is noteworthy because it somehow just glows—and that’s a look that’s easy to achieve by smoothing on Glo Skin Beauty Luminous Liquid Foundation . Add a drop of bareMinerals BarePro Glow Highlighter  to your face and use a foundation brush to buff it into your skin. You’ll enjoy a lit-from-within look that’s perfect for the holiday season. Don’t forget your cheeks! Emulate Knightley’s flushed look by dusting a shade from the PÜR Cosmetics 4-in-1 Blush Book  onto your face

Eyes

It might seem a little tricky to pull off such a light, airy, and almost innocent smoky eye, but you can make it work with the right colors in your arsenal. Begin with bareMinerals Aurora Lights Eye Shadow Palette . It contains a broad combination of hues that range from ethereal to dramatic. For this look, you’ll stay on the paler end of the spectrum by using Interstellar, Venus, and Romp to mimic Knightley’s lilac-fresh look. You’ll play up the drama with coat upon coat of PÜR Cosmetics Triple Threat Mascara , which features an innovative brush that makes it easy to apply color to even the innermost corners. Use Youngblood Brow Artiste Wax  to bring your brows to life.

Lips

How addictive is an amazing red lip? It’s hard to resist the beauty of something that looks so fierce, fearless, and surprisingly natural all at once. Knightley pulls it off easily—in large part because the lip is the star of the show. Start boldly by slicking Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick onto your lips. Finish the look by smoothing on PÜR Cosmetics Chrome Glaze Lip Gloss  for an intense kiss of brilliant shine.

Image courtesy Frederick M. Brown/Stringer

How to Protect Your Hair During the Summer

Just as you slather on the sunscreen during summer, you need to be sure that your hair is protected, too. There are several ways to ensure that your strands stay in shape no matter how much heat and humidity comes their way. Here’s how to accomplish that while ensuring that every day is a great hair day.

Cover It Up

Occasionally a heat wave rolls through and makes it impossible to manage your hair. Use this opportunity to add a few chic hats to your wardrobe. They’ll protect your mane from dryness—and as a bonus, you’ll also shield your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays.

Use UV Protection

It’s just as important to protect your hair from ultraviolet rays as it is your skin. Overexposure to the sun can lead to dryness, brittle strands, and even fading color. A product such as TIGI Bed Head Beach Freak Moisturizing Detangler Spray ($12.99) contains a potent UV complex that is formulated to filter out those potentially harmful rays that might cause your hair to look less than healthy. It also includes seaweed extract, which is enriched with protein to strengthen and prevent dryness.

Images courtesy Allure.com

Prevent Chlorine Overexposure

You can spend as much time in the pool as you desire—that’s the beauty of summer, after all. But all that time splashing around comes at a price for your mane. Take the time to protect it from chlorine, which can cause extreme dryness and, in some cases, even cause your strands to turn green. A little bit of conditioner is all you need. Simply apply a dime-sized amount to damp hair, comb through, and throw your hair in a bun. Try Bain de Terre Meadow Balancing Conditioner ($11.99)—it’s safe for daily use, smells great, and is suitable for all hair types.

Protect from Overheating

If you’re a slave to your hairdryer and flat iron throughout the year, it’s important to do one of two things. Either take a break f
rom using those tools completely—usually easier said than done—or protect your hair from the effects of heat styling. Try Hot Sexy Hair Prep Me 450° Heat Protection Blow Dry Primer ($12.99), which helps reduce breakage and minimize brittle strands. Bonus: It leaves hair ultra smooth and silky!

Get Your Wave On

Although it’s tempting to throw your hair up in a topknot or ponytail every day of the week, there are styles that you can achieve without heat. By adding Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray ($29.99) to your routine, you can rock an amazing look that channels a tropical vibe. A little spritz from top to bottom on wet hair is all you need to style your mane. Finger comb it through for best results and try not to touch—you’ll love the natural, super-soft wave that results.

 

 

How To Get The Perfect Look For Your Holiday Parties

Are you ready for the Holidays? We are!! This time of the year is full of happiness and it is all about creating memories with people we love. With so many events, parties and dinners, the only thing we want is too look completely fabulous- and yes, we we’ll help. – Sometimes, your make up is way more important than the outfit you wear, so it always has to be on point!

We know that some of you might be scared about trying to get that Smokey-Eye look because you are aware that it can be a huge mess to use dark eyeshadows without knowing exactly what to do we them. But don’t worry; you don’t have to be an expert to get this outstanding make-up look. For this tutorial, you’ll only need two tones of eye shadows. We swear is as easy as it is beautiful!

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Step 1: First, start by creating a thick, winged line on your upper lid with black eyeliner, we recommend bareMinerals Lasting Line Longwearing Eyeliner ($14.99) that it provides a maximum color intensity without smudging. Plus, with this product, the smoky eye looks can be created easily! Make sure you extend the wing, so it almost reaches the tail end of your brows. Line the lower lash line as well.screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-5-33-38-pm Step 2: Dip a fluffy blending brush in your black shadow and buff out the cat eye Our Youngblood Brush – Blending ($25.99) is just perfect for the job! Buff out the shadow until it extends just past the crease of your eye.

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Step 3: Now, apply some orange shade along the crease and make it slightly overlap with your black-Smokey lid. The Tigi Cosmetics HD Eyeshadow Palette ($22.99) has the perfect orange tone for it! Make sure you blend out the color slightly. For this, our TIGI Cosmetics Brush – Dome Shadow ($10.99) will be a great option! Apply the same orange shade to the lower lash line, so it overlaps with the black and blend the colors.

Step 4: Don’t forget to finish the look with mascara. We recommend the Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara (23.99) it helps the lashes look thicker and longer naturally.

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Yes, it is probably the easiest yet fabulous make up tutorial for Smokey Eyes you’ll ever see. Try it yourself and be ready to look fantastic during your Holliday parties!

How To: Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Just a few simple tweaks to your makeup routine is all it takes to emphasize your eyes! Big eyes appear youthful, wide-awake and healthy. We aren’t all born with oversized peepers though, and that’s where some artful makeup tricks come into play.

First of all, you need to define your eyebrows. Groomed arched eyebrows create a flattering frame for the eyes. And anything that accentuates the eyes is going to make them appear larger. Youngblood Enhanced Brows Kit ($32.99) contains three products to help you achieve the ultimate brows! Want to learn a bit more on brows we have the perfect guide here.

 

Create some shadows: A matte, warm brown color will help to create some dimension and make your eyes pop.The bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow ($18.99) contains 2 blendable shades that can help you create the shadows that will make your eyes look bigger.

Now we brighten! By adding some light to your eyes by placing shimmer at the inner corners and below your eyebrows, will give the appearance of more open & awaken eyes. The Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil – White/Pink ($11.99) is a dual-ended pencil designed to highlight eyes and face. You can instantly wake up tired eyes and give eyes a lift with this white and pink pencil.

Filling in your waterline with a dark liner can look sultry paired with smoky, diffused eye shadow, but it can also make your eyes look about half their size. For a bigger-is-better look, color the waterline with a flat, white eye pencil instead to instantly open and brighten them beautiful eyes. Our top pick is the Jane Iredale White Eye Pencil ($10.99) it won’t pull or tug at your lids. This an essential tool for this makeup! P.S this also makes your eyes look whiter.

 

Mascara, mascara and more mascara! Mascara is the perfect way to enhance the lower part of the eye without overdoing it. The bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara – Intense Black ($17.99) creates larger-than-life lashes. This mascara helps lengthen, thicken, and separate lashes for volume you can see.

Wait, did we say mascara? Just in case, apply some more!

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