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Red-Carpet Beauty: Get Glam for the Academy Awards

By Sue Devitt

Internationally acclaimed celebrity makeup artist and product formulator, Sue Devitt, breaks down the hottest red-carpet beauty trends of 2011 and shares her secrets on how to look red-carpet chic, including the perfect makeup products from her own beauty line.

Red-Carpet Beauty Trend: Rich Berry Pout
Stars who want to forgo the ever-popular but always hot makeup trends, such as a nude lip or even the trendy pink pout, have been trying the bright lip in a variety of berry shades. If you want an ultra-glamorous and red-carpet-worthy look, use a glossy, deep hue like a rich berry lip stain paired with minimal eye makeup. For a retro look, a top beauty trend in 2011, try a matte take on the berry lip. Or if you want a more balanced makeup look, opt for a slightly lighter shade of berry on the lips so you can still add a bit of smokiness to the eyes. Lips aren’t the only area many celebrities have added brightness. Varying shades of jewel tones will grace many famous lids on the 2011 Academy Awards red carpet as well.

Beauty Products for a Winning Berry Pout
Matte Look Berry Lip Trend: Balanced Matte Lipstick in New York, $20
Lighter Berry Shade Lip Trend: Balanced Sheer Lipstick in Hollywood, $20
Berry Lip Stain Trend: Mini Lip Gloss in Muscat, $18
Jewel Tones on Eyes Trend: Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye Palette in Kilimanjaro, $37.50

Red-Carpet Beauty Trend: Understated Stunner
Keeping your makeup look understated and refined is always a glamorous option. Sure to be seen on the Oscars red carpet this year, subtle elegance transitions into everyday inspiration. To add a little edge to your polished look, I like a hint of shimmer on the apples of the cheeks. After applying your usual powder blush, take your fingertip and just dab a bit on—you’ll instantly look refreshed and glowing. To achieve the classic nude lip—always a favorite at red carpet events—buff in a nude shade of lip liner, then layer on a sheer or neutral gloss to the middle of your bottom lip for texture. The great thing about this red-carpet look is that your eyes can either be really soft and bare, or you can go to the other extreme and pair the pale lips with a sexy, smokey eye. Just remember that for both looks, you should highlight under the brow bone for extra intensity.

Makeup Products for the Understated Stunner Trend
Sheer Gloss: Lip Enhancing Gloss in Golden Triangle, $22
Nude Liner: Lip Intensifier Pencil in Kirakira, $22
Highlighter: Eye Illuminator Pencil in Epernay, $22

Get the Celebrity Red-Carpet Makeup Look: Smokey Eyes
It’s all about eyes on the red carpet. Whether it’s a pop of color or a bold, smokey statement, intensifying your eyes is a sure way to stand out and look gorgeous.

How to Get the Red-Carpet Smokey Eye:
1. Blend foundation all over face, eyelids, jaw line and downward toward the neck. Lightly dust loose or pressed powder for full coverage. Try 70% Triple Seaweed Gel Foundation, $38.

2. Take a charcoal eye shadow and begin to create a smokey eye using an eye base brush, starting at the lash line and continuing upward toward the eye socket. Try Silky Matte Eye Shadow in Black Hill Range, $18.

3. To define this season’s more dramatic shape, take a dense, black, velvety eye pencil to the lash line and draw outwards toward the temple and end in a very pointed tip. Blend well. Try Eye Intensifier Pencil in Pointe-Noire, $22.

4. Draw over this shape and deepen with the pencil.

5. Add layers and layers of mascara, then rim the inside of the eyelid, top and bottom. Try Lash Intensifier Treatment & Lengthening Mascara, $49.

6. Cheeks should be healthy and hydrated. Use a cheek gel versus a powder blush, blend well and layer. Try Gel-to-Powder Blush, $20.

7. Keep lips muted as the focus is the eye. A touch of gloss on the bottom lip adds a sultry feel—choose a champagne or light rose shade. Try Lip Enhancing Gloss in Telina, $22.

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Sue Devitt, Beauty Contributing Editor
Australian born, international celebrity makeup artist Sue Devitt created the brand that would forever change the landscape of the Beauty Industry. Years of product development experience throughout the United States, Australia, and Japan inspired Ms. Devitt to develop a line of nutrient-rich cosmetics for the global marketplace focusing on a treatment-infused color palette for women worldwide . . . Read more of her product picks and beauty secrets

High Fashion Hair: Hot New Hair Tips, Tricks & Product Picks from Fashion Week

By Lindsay Leff


New York Fashion Week has come and gone in a whirlwind of floral dresses, flouncy blouses, and ladylike accessories, and we’ve got a list of must-haves we’ll lust for until spring fashion season arrives. Until then, we’ll get a head start on the hair looks and hair style trends that will be hot this spring. Shop the story, then watch the video as we go behind the scenes at Fashion Week with Revlon’s celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman.

TREND: Latest Hair Style—Messy Buns, Braids, and Ponytails
On the Runway: Edition by Georges Chakra, Tadashi Shoji, Z Spoke by Zac Posen, Lela Rose
Get the Look: Simple, just thrown together, the messier the better
Pro Tip: Best on second-day “dirty” hair for more hold
Product Picks:
Buy Ted Gibson Fix It Gel, $19.99, at
Buy Redken Workforce 09 Flexible Volumizing Spray, $14.90, at
Buy Ricky’s Dream World Elastic Bands (in clear), $2.99, at

TREND: Natural Hair Styles—Sexy, Loose Waves
On the Runway: Custo Barcelona, Lorick, Trina Turk, Organic by John Patrick, Proenza Schouler
Get the Look: Undone, natural, wind-blown, tousled
Pro Tip: Wrap 1″ sections of hair in a large-barrel curling iron, then brush out curls
Product Picks:
Buy Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, $23, at
Buy Philip Pelusi P2 Beachcomber, $28.95, at
Buy Conair Curling Iron Instant Heat 1½”, $16.99, at

TREND: Sleek Updo Hair Styles with Volume
On the Runway: Carmen Marc Valvo, Christian Siriano, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta
Get the Look: Height, volume, slicked-back front, with or without part, full texture in the back
Pro Tip: Create volume with faux hair matching your own color
Product Picks:
Buy Ricky’s Black Bungee Invisipin 4PK, $4.99, at
Buy Ricky’s Small Donut 3″, $5.99, at
Buy Orlando Pita + T3 Control Hairspray, $25, at

TREND: “Wet,” Textured Hair Look
On the Runway: Rebecca Minkoff, Vivienne Tam, Thakoon
Get the Look: Lived-in, teased pieces, a bit of grunge
Pro Tip: Use fingers to style instead of your hair-tool artillery
Product Picks:
Buy Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel, $23, at
Buy Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme, $26, at
Buy Redken Full Frame 07 Volumizing Mousse, $14, at

TREND: Shiny, Stick-Straight Strands
On the Runway: Victoria Beckham, Sally Lapointe, Narcisco Rodriguez, Bill Blass
Get the Look: 60s inspired, sleek, pin-straight, combed back, middle or deep side part
Pro Tip: Update by adding an unexpected wave à la Victoria Beckham’s show
Product Picks:
Buy Fekkai Advanced Full Volume Styling Whip, $23, at
Buy Bumble and Bumble Does It All Styling Spray, $24, at
Buy T3 Pro. Straighten, $99, at

TREND: Accessories to Dress Up Your Latest Hair Style
On the Runway: Jason Wu, Milly, Rodarte, Hervé Léger, Cynthia Rowley
Get the Look: Headbands, barrettes, chiffon scraps, turbans
Pro Tip: Keep hair accessories the focus with a simple hairstyle and outfit
Product Picks:
Buy Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Leather Turban Headwrap, $24, at
Buy Asos Colored Slinky Metal Chain Headband, $3.37, at
Buy Ambre Babzoe Lucha Hair Pin, $36, at


Backstage with Gucci Westman: Watch the Video
Fashion Week—behind the scenes at the Rag & Bone and Oscar de la Renta runway shows with Revlon’s celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman.

Get the Look: Top Makeup Tips & Tricks for Fashion Week Trends

By Sue Devitt

I attended the recent Fashion Week shows for spring/summer 2011 with an eye for beauty trends. From retro to minimalist, here are the top makeup looks you’ll want for spring and the tips and products to achieve these looks yourself.

L.A.M.B.: Glam Punk
Yellow shadow dusted over eyelids, copper-and-black-toned cat eye, defined with copper eye shadow in crease and heavy black eye liner on lower lash line
A chic evening look with a little edge. Use yellow shadow all over eyelids—it’s a great alternative to the champagne colors usually used for highlighting. Then, blend a green-black shadow into the crease of the lid, and line the eyes with a dark liner, extending the line slightly outward to achieve the cat eye. Finish by contouring cheekbones with a golden face highlighter.
Buy Sue Devitt Golden Triangle Eye, Lip, and Cheek Highlighter, $22, at
Buy Sue Devitt Silky Sheen Eye Shadow in Agadir, $18, at

Tracy Reese: Voyager
Fresh faced with hints of coral on cheeks and lips; eyes in champagne and copper shadows with long, defined lashes
How every girl wants to look after a great vacation—bronzed and beautiful. Don’t skip concealer, as it really helps to even out the skin, leaving you looking more awake and refreshed. For cheeks, apply a pretty wash of pinky-plum color to the apples for a rosy glow. A soft pink lip is perfect. Try a pink lipstick as a base, and then go over that with a brighter pink gloss.
Buy Sue Devitt Automatic Camouflage Concealer, $22, at
Buy Sue Devitt Silky Blush in Belize, $20, at

Derek Lam: Retro
Clean skin, bright orange eyeliner
To create the natural-skin look, first use a peach-hued concealer to eliminate dark under-eye circles and brighten the eye area. Follow with a light dusting of loose powder, but don’t apply in a sweeping motion; instead, apply by pressing powder into the skin. Next, use a hint of bronzer on the cheeks to enhance a natural complexion. To achieve this orange eye look, use shades of coral with a shimmering bronze eye pencil blended into the lash line. These retro makeup colors will be vibrant but still wearable.
Buy Sue Devitt Microquatic Fortifying Primer, $40, at
Buy Sue Devitt SpaComplexion Hydrating Marine Minerals Loose Powder SPF 30 Compact, $32, at

DKNY: Playful
Natural with an edge, with gentle pink blush on the apples of cheeks, light lip stains, and glitter accent on eyelids
This look is very chic and easy to achieve in just minutes. After applying your usual powder blush, use your fingertips to dab a bit of shimmer on the apples of the cheeks. You’ll look refreshed and glowing. For lips, buff in a nude shade of lip liner, then layer on a sheer or neutral gloss to the middle of your bottom lip for texture. The great thing about this look is your eyes can be either really soft and bare or really sexy and smoky. Just remember to highlight under the brow bone for either eye look.
Buy Sue Devitt Gel-to-Powder Blush in Marion Reef, $20, at
Buy Sue Devitt Lip Intensifier Pencil, $22, at

Catherine Malandrino: Safari Chic
The focus was on eyes, with blended shades of khaki, brown, and coral; intense color without shimmer, which was a nice change of pace
To create this look, start with a rich bronze shadow on the lid, blending so that the color is more intense toward the lash line and lighter toward the brow. Apply a light shadow just under the brow bone to create a slight shadow effect. Then, intensify the color using a sultry brown Eye Intensifier Pencil above and below the lash line to make your eyes really stand out. Curl lashes and apply a coat or two of mascara to spice up the look and give eyes an extra lift. To complete this look, a glossed nude lip is the perfect accent. Use a Lip Intensifier Pencil like Kira Kira to fill in lines and enhance your natural shape and finish with a soft pink gloss for a healthy tint of color.
Buy Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Kenya, $22, at
Buy Sue Devitt Lip Enhancing Gloss in Telina, $22, at

Zac Posen: Street Performer
Theatrically inspired, with bold colors, lots of lashes, a defined brow, and vivid jewel-tone shadows; bright red, orange, and hot pink lips; strong contouring; and gentle pink accents
Although a look like this looks great on the runway, you may want to try a more subdued version on your next night out. For a smoky, colorful eye that’s not as dramatic, switch from a dark blue, purple, or green to a lighter shade in the same color family. The lighter color will still create a beautiful eye but softer and more natural. This look also featured defined brows, and since brows frame the face, shape is extremely important. Start with a sharp eyebrow pencil, which makes application easier, and feather in the color, following the natural shape of your brows. If the pencil isn’t achieving the desired effect, use mascara, lash tint, or a colored brow gel. Finally, if you’re just stepping into the bright lip look, try a red tinted gloss—it’ll give you great color that’s not as bright as lipstick. Finish with just a hint of color on the apples of your cheeks.
Buy Sue Devitt Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye Palette in Blue Waters, $37.50, at
Buy Sue Devitt Eye Brow Pencil, $18, at

Nicole Miller: Minimalism
Feminine and neutral, simple yet modern, eyes were in soft focus with a touch of silver on the inner corners, and skin had a breathable glow to it
These colors are great, because they are wearable during summer and fall. First, mix a dab of liquid bronzer in with your daily moisturizer as the base for a natural, glowing complexion. Next, apply a bronzing power to the apples of your cheeks, chin, and forehead—the points the sun would naturally hit—to achieve the illusion and depth of a true tan. Then, finish with a hint of shimmer high on the cheekbones. For a subtle eye that’s great for day or night, blend a charcoal gray Eye Intensifier Pencil into the top and bottom lash line touching the inner corners with champagne-colored Eye Illuminator Pencil. Finish with 2–3 coats of mascara and a creamy pink lip.
Buy Sue Devitt Microquatic Tinted Body Moisturizer, $36, at
Buy Sue Devitt Lash Intensifier Treatment & Lengthening Mascara, $49, at

Victor de Souza: Aquatic Life
Delicate but strange, like a sea horse, with an emphasis on natural, dewy skin and eyes built up by layering iridescent accents over matte
A great makeup look for the runway but not necessarily wearable every day. For a similar look, use corals and bronzes to warm up your cheeks and brighten your eyes. For dewy skin, apply 70% Triple Seaweed Gel Foundation; the 70% water content will leave your skin hydrated all day and impart a sheer natural finish. To apply, start with the T-zone and work outward. And don’t forget the eyelids to keep consistency and texture all over the face and aid in preventing eye shadow from fading. Set the look with a hydrating mist. And, be sure to apply 2–3 coats of mascara—it’s all about the lashes!
Buy Sue Devitt Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye and Cheek Palette in Solomon Islands, $20, at
Buy Sue Devitt 70% Triple Seaweed Gel Foundation, $38, at

BCBG: Effortless
Bare, natural, and fresh, with golden white shadow, no mascara, and bare lips with a light stain and balm
A natural, fresh face is easy to achieve and great for everyday. Start with a lightweight, natural-finish tinted moisturizer. A sheer, fluid formulation with SPF 15 is best to protect the skin from harsh environmental exposure and premature photo-aging. Next, use a blush brush to apply a pink-hued blush to the apples of the cheeks for a natural, healthy “face lift” and brighter under-eye area. Finally, the bare necessity for a “no makeup” look is a quick swipe of color over the lips!
Buy Sue Devitt SpaComplexion Hydrating Marine Minerals Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $40, at
Buy Sue Devitt Sue Devitt Blush Brush, $50, at

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Sue Devitt, Beauty Contributing Editor
Australian born, international celebrity makeup artist Sue Devitt created the brand that would forever change the landscape of the Beauty Industry. Years of product development experience throughout the United States, Australia, and Japan inspired Sue . . . Read more of her product picks and beauty secrets

What Not to Wear Star & Celebrity Makeup Artist: Carmindy

Interview by Lindsay Leff

Lindsay Leff: Where did you grow up?
Carmindy: Huntington Beach, California.

LL: Did you play with makeup when you were little?
Carmindy: Absolutely! My mom was a professional dancer at one point, and both she and my grandma did a small amount of local modeling. So, I used to raid their lipstick drawers, play with their costume jewelry, and study glamorous photos of the both of them.

LL: How did you get your start in the beauty industry?
Carmindy: I began working at a cosmetics counter at the local mall after school and on weekends, then began assisting professional makeup artists in L.A. at a very young age and became an apprentice.

LL: Why do you love what you do?
Carmindy: Empowering women makes me feel wonderful, and you can’t beat the lifestyle. I love teaching women how to incorporate natural beauty into every aspect of their lives.

LL: Is there a signature look or style you’re known for?
Carmindy: Yes, an enhanced, natural glowing beauty, and The 5-Minute Face.
Buy The 5-Minute Face: The Quick & Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman by Carmindy, $14.93, at

LL: How did you get the role as a makeup artist on What Not to Wear?
Carmindy: I used to be a spokesperson for a myriad of cosmetics companies during morning shows as a beauty expert. So, I had a lot of TV experience. When WNTW was looking for people, I was a natural fit.

LL: How has it changed your life?
Carmindy: It has given me an arena to teach women how to enhance their natural beauty and see what is special and unique about each of them.

LL: Why did you decide to start your own makeup line?
Carmindy: I wanted to create a line of high quality products that all women could afford. I went to Sally Hansen knowing about their reputation for amazing quality, and it was a perfect partnership.

LL: How did you go from makeup artist to author?
Carmindy: I knew I wanted to write The 5-Minute Face, so I came up with a treatment and pitched it to a few publishers. And it started a bidding war. Get Positively Beautiful and Crazy Busy Beautiful followed.
Buy Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous by Carmindy, $8.80, at

Buy Crazy Busy Beautiful: Beauty Secrets for Getting Gorgeous Fast by Carmindy, $9.35, at

LL: Do you reveal your makeup tricks?
Carmindy: There are over 600 in my new book, Crazy Busy Beautiful.

LL: What is your favorite makeup tip from the set?
Carmindy: Use my Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Fast Fix Concealer in All-Over Brightener under your eyes, at the outer corners, and along the nasal labial folds. It’s a light pink concealer that bounces light from the skin, waking up the face.
Buy Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Fast Fix Concealer in All-Over Brightener, $8.99, at

LL: What’s your best tip for looking great in photos and on camera?
Carmindy: Make sure you up your

Photo: Peter Buckingham

blush and keep skin oils away by using a light powder to erase shine.

LL: Should you change your look now that fall is coming?
Carmindy: Yes, a slight adjustment like a new nail polish, lipstick, or eyeliner. My picks: Go for a rose gold nail polish from Butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in The Old Bill. Go with a great fall orange lip color like Make Up For Ever Glossy Full Couleur in Vibrant Orange. Choose Purple eyeliner to play up eyes. I love my Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Forever Stay Eye Pencil in Pure Plum.
Buy Butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in The Old Bill, $14, at

Buy Make Up For Ever Glossy Full Couleur in Vibrant Orange, $19, at

Buy Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Forever Stay Eye Pencil, $7.99, at for locations

LL: How should you incorporate the new makeup trends?
Carmindy: For each new season, pick only one trendy shade of lipstick or eyeshadow to play with, but don’t spend a lot of money as trends come and go so quickly.

LL: What should you splurge on?
Carmindy: Face cream. My pick: La Mer Crème de la Mer
Buy La Mer Crème de la Mer, $230 for 2 oz., at

LL: With what makeup can you go “drugstore”?
Carmindy: My entire line of Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy. It’s the only makeup I use on the show.

LL: What’s the one beauty product you won’t leave the house without wearing?
Carmindy: My Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Your Skin Makeup Foundation and always carry my Forever Stay Lip Gloss in Playful Pink.
Buy Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Your Skin Makeup Foundation, $12.99, at

Buy Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Forever Stay Lip Gloss, $9.95, at for locations

LL: What’s next for you?
Carmindy: A Carmindy app for the iPhone, my line on the HSN in Canada and in Shoppers Drug Mart there, expansion of the line in the U.S. market, and a new season of WNTW.

LL: What’s your guilty pleasure?
Carmindy: Eating frozen yogurt with chocolate sprinkles watching The Chelsea Lately Show.

Peek Inside Carmindy’s Makeup Bag, Then Buy It for Yourself
Henri Bendel Centennial Stripe Medium Makeup Bag

All Makeup from Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy
Your Skin Makeup in Creamy Beige
Truly Translucent Loose Powder in Neutralizer
Sheerest Cream Blush in Bloom
Lift & Define Mascara in Jet Black
Natural Highlighter Duo in Pink Luster
Forever Stay Eye Pencil in Deep Jade
Color Comfort Lip Color in Champagne Rose

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