Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012

As many of you have seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012, a very natural and minimalist look dominated the faces of models in the runways in New York last week. We saw a new makeup trend, which didn’t focus on the eyes nor the lips but on a very clean skin and it was surprising to see models that looked as if they had no makeup at all! Although we all know that’s really not the case… makeup artists used exact tones to make models’ skin look flawless.

In order to create this natural look (steps below) we need to understand that it is all about the skin and for many Latinas, we need to begin by matching our skin with a good foundation that will not only make us look radiant but also instantly cover discolorations and age spots and improve skin tone over time via hydration such as COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation.

Apply a small amount of COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation to the center of your face and blend outward toward the hairline. Use COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach along the cheekbones to add a sculpted look.

Apply COVERGIRL Intense Shadow Blast in Brown Bling to the entire eyelid, smudging all the way up to the eyebrow with your finger to create a soft intensity. Use COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Beige Blaze on the inner corners of the eye to make them pop. Apply two coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.

Finally, create a stunning natural lip look with COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Sultry.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Premio Lo Nuestro: Shaila Durcal

(Miami, FL) – Univision’s annual Premio Lo Nuestro music award show took place last night in Miami and it was definitely filled with memorable moments by top Latino artists! One of the special performers of the night, Shaila Durcal, daughter of legendary singer Rocia Durcal, sang her latest hit “Tanto Amor” with a live painter and mariachi backdrop to deliver a romantic melody that filled the arena with awe. Shaila, with EMI Latin Records, was nominated for Artista Femenino Regional Mexicano del Año. On the red carpet, Shaila arrived in a one-of-a-kind dress looking beautiful with glam provided by Olay, COVERGIRL, and Pantene on behalf of hairstylist and makeup artist, Ariel Lopez.

Songstress, Shaila Durcal’s glamorous look for Premio Lo Nuestro was inspired by the performance of the remix of her third single “Tanto Amor” and was created to smoothly transition from the red carpet to the live stage. Shaila’s dress for the performance was a one-of-a-kind creation with a corset, numerous layers of black tulle, and a striking metallic blue application. The stage was artistically set to appear as a painter’s studio.

· The key to a beautiful look starts with great skin. To create Shaila’s gorgeous glow Ariel used Olay Total Effects Age Defying Wet Cleansing Cloths to hydrate and clean the skin.
· To moisturize the skin Ariel applied Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, which instantly smoothes away the look of fine lines and wrinkles so she was camera ready.
· To finish prepping his canvas he used Olay Total Effects Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush, a light, non-greasy daily moisturizer that instantly reduces the appearance of darkness under the eye for a bright and fresh look.

· Ariel started with Simply Ageless Eye Corrector #230 to get rid of dark circles and give skin a younger look. Then, he applied the hydrating foundation Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation in Natural Beige #140 to even out her skin tone and give her cheeks a silky glow with COVERGIRL Cheekers Bronzer to create the effect of a sun-kissed tan.
· The central focus of Shaila’s makeup was a dark, smokey eye with blue and purple tones that went perfectly with her outfits for the evening. Ariel used the liquid-to-powder waterproof eye shadow COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Platinum Pop #805 because itbuilt-in-primer helps makeup last longer so that your look is in place throughout the evening. He also used a selection of shades from COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Shadows in Golden Sunset #115 and Blazing Blues #117.
· To finish her eyes, Ariel used LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner and several layers of COVERGIRL LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara to bring out her lashes.
· Shaila’s lips were kept natural-looking to balance the intensity of her eyes. Ariel used COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipliner in Smoky #205 and then created a unique lip color for Shaila with the double-ended lip stick COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick in Snap #845.

· Shaila has long beautiful hair so Ariel created soft and natural waves so she would wear her hair down. He first protected her strands by applying Pantene Heat Protection & Shine Spray on damp locks before blow-drying.
· Then, he rolled up hair section by section and pin set it until the very last moment. As Shaila was almost ready to go, Ariel released all pins and shook her hair in place with his fingers.
· To seal the look with maximum hold, he sprayed Pantene Anti-Humidity Hairspray and Shaila was ready to shine.
· For more hairstyle looks visit the Tu Pantene tab for Latinas on Pantene’s official Facebook page!

If you like her look make sure to tweet her at @ShailaDurcal.

-Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post.