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Last week I attended Wet n’ Wild’s beauty blogger event in New York City, held at a penthouse in the luxurious Smyth hotel in Lower Manhattan. Wet n’ Wild has always held a special place in my makeup-obsessed heart, since it was the first brand of beauty products I was ever able to purchase. I’ve always been amazed at how they have been able to offer products at low costs (everything is under $5), without sacrificing quality.
At the blogger event, Wet n’ Wild showcased its new 2013 line, Fergie Center Stage Collection, and even had some products from 2012 on display. The room was a beauty-lovers dream; every inch of the space filled with tons of colorful lip glosses, nail polishes, eye shadows and more, all for grabs.
The Fergie collection is the embodiment of the “Glamorous” singer’s style. Almost all of the products feature shimmer and ultra-pigmented, long-lasting colors. Fergie’s line is definitely meant for the type of girl who loves to make a statement and be a little flashy.
Just like Center Stage, Wet n Wild’s new 2013 collection is amazing. I’ve been wearing the new COVERALL® Cream Foundation with matching Pressed Powder since the event, and love it! It has a very natural-looking finish and lasts all day. I’ve also become a huge fan of the MEGA LAST® liquid lip colors, which glides on smoothly and lasts up to 8-hours.
So I’ve done a post like this before, and it’s one of my favorite types of articles to write AND to read. Because celebrities are thought of as having access to exclusive fashion goods, I love investigating what they are wearing, and where you can go to get the same exact thing. That’s right! Keep reading to learn how you can walk in the same shoes as Hillary Duff, Fergie, and Selena Gomez.
When out to lunch with her mother and hubby Mike Comrie in Beverly Hills, CA, Hillary Duff chose to wear leather buckled 4 inch heeled boots by Vivienne Westwood. You can buy the same except boot at Zapoos Couture for $399.99.
Back in July Selena Gomez wore head-turning studded taupe suede ankle booties while promoting her film “Monte Carlo.” You can buy the same shoes at My Wardrobe.com for $354.75.
Leopard print is so in this season that not even trendsetter Fergie could resist adding the animal-print to one of the booties in her footwear line. She wore her leopard print Women’s Gatsby Too Oxford bootie at Nordstrom to debut the Fergie Footwear Fall 2011 Collection in Los Angeles, California last month. You can get them at Nordstrom for $139.95.
This year at the Fragrance Foundation’s FiFI Awards, held at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 25 in New York City, celebrity females opted for light, barely-there makeup, a trend we saw emerge on the runway during the Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Below you will find some tips on how you too can copy their flawless natural makeup look.
First, it’s important you start with a freshly cleaned face that has been moisturized. After you moisturizer sets in, prep your skin with primer and now your canvas is ready to begin painting.
To get Halley’s makeup look, use a sponge to apply a liquid foundation with light reflecting particles all over the face to get the same dewy and glowing look. Cover imperfections with concealer only where you need it, and then set your makeup with finishing powder.
Line the inner rim of your eyes with a dark brown or black pencil and apply several coats of mascara. Fill in your eyebrows if you need to. Choose a champagne or light gold eye shadow such as Stilla’s eye shadow trio: champagne glow.
Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks – Bare Radiance by bareMinerals is a perfect amber-nude color with a hit of shimmer that is perfect for this look. Then, use a highlighter or bronzer and apply it to the areas of the face that the light will naturally hit such as the top of the forehead, bridge of the nose, temples, chin and cheekbones. Also use a tiny bit of the highlighter on top of the cupid’s bow on the lip.
Finish the look with your favorite nude shade of lipstick. Choose a nude shade such as Revlon Lipstick in Just Enough buff. It’s a soft peach nude color, modeled by Halley is one of her ads for Revlon.
Fergie looked radiant on the red carpet at the FiFl Awards and her makeup was flawless, but not overdone. Before trying to copy her makeup, make sure you get your eyebrows shaped, as it is an important feature to frame your face for this look. Use a clear mascara want to comb out your eyebrows and use a pencil to fill in your browns with light, feathery stokes in the direction of hair growth. Set your brows with a small amount of brow wax or gel, such as Amazing Cosmetics Brow Gel to keep them in place.
Next, apply tinted moisturizer all over your face. Then, just as with Halley’s look, use a highlighter to bring out the features in your face the natural light would normally hit.
Line the upper lid of your eyes with black eyeliner and apply a few coats of mascara.
Suck in your face or make a “fish face” and sweep blush along the cheeks in an upward motion towards the temples.
Paint you pout with a shimmery golden-pink lipstick such as Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur’ Lipstick SPF 8 in Golden Melon.