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The One Makeup Look You Need to Conquer: Jessica Biel's Makeup Artist Breaks it Down

When I first received images of Jessica Biel on the red carpet at the Time 100 Gala in NYC earlier this week I couldn't help but focus on how pretty she really is.  When I normally look at celeb film, my eye is trained to look at trend, color and style.  This time, hair and makeup took a step back and let Jessica's natural beauty shine, which was refreshing.  Her makeup artist, Beau Nelson gave me the scoop on how to accentuate your features and let you shine through. Face

Pat moisturizer into your skin and around your eye area for prep.  Application is everything when it comes to applying your foundation or tinted moisturizer.  On Jessica, Nelson put Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Foundation on a synthetic brush and "buffed it into her face" in small circular motions.  


Define your eyes with liner and mascara, but keep them neutral.  Use warm, sultry browns and taupe shadows across your lid and into the crease.  For example, here's what Nelson did on Jessica.  "On eyes I defined the shape with MAC Eye Pencil in Coffeeand blended shades from Tom Ford Eye Color Quads in Cognac Sable and Cocoa Mirage around the eyes. I lined the inner rim of the eye with Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Espresso. I curled lashes and applied L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black."


Enhance your natural lip color by choosing a lipstick or lip balm shade that matches your inner lip.  Enrich the look with clear gloss.  On Jessica, Nelson used NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park and Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Peach Absolute.

Celebs Prove Ombre Hair is More than A Trend

If you jumped on the ombre bandwagon last year and are ready for the next best thing, you may want to consider hanging tight.  Last week I met with David Stanko, Redken's Haircolor Consultant, to freshen up my color for fall and according to him, ombre is here to stay. In case you're not familiar, ombre means shading and with hair color its typically darker roots that fade into lighter ends (light the celebs hair color in the photo above).  "The truth is, no matter how over ombre I am, none of my clients are," Stanko commented. Remember back when Drew Barrymore stepped out on the red carpet rocking intense ombre?  That was a nightmare, but ombre was born.  Since then, the look has definitely softened and become more gradual. We now have celebs like Jessica BielMila Kunis and Alexa Chung to thank for keeping the trend alive over a year later.

Ombre style has also found its way into makeup trends and nail art. Chanel uses the concept of ombre to sell their latest cream based shadows and the Sephora nail art bar offers ombre effects as a new twist on a French manicure.



Seen & Heard: Beauty Secrets from Your Fave A-Listers

We all look to celebs to see what they're using and how they get their flawless skin, fabulous locks and overall glow.  Well, we compiled some of their latest tips and tricks to bring you the scoop.  Check it out: Julia Roberts:

“I love eyeliner. I always think if I put enough on, I’ll turn into Sophia Loren.”  I heard her favorite is Lancome Le Crayon Khol eyeliner in Black Ebony, which makes Julia’s stunning eyes pop.

Kim Kardashian:

Her secret is out, “I always style my hair first then pin it back while I do my makeup. Before I apply my foundation I sprinkle Bare Escentuals shimmer powder on my face to get a pretty glow.”


“I always keep a pair of Ray-Bans handy! And sometimes I put a little gold eye shadow in the inner corners of my eyes—it’s more subtle than white, but it still really makes you look more awake.”

Fergie: Fergie swears by Moroccan oil to keep her strands healthy, "I brush it through my hair and let it soak all night."

Katy Perry: “I pop individual lashes on with tweezers.” Try her favorite - Tweezerman tweezers to apply false eyelashes.

Jessica Biel:

"For Christmas when I was 12, my mom gave me a Lancome cleanser, toner, and moisturizer and said, 'Make a little effort now and it will make a big difference in the long run.'" Jessica swears by consistency for your skin care is the key to keeping your complexion clear.

Get Jessica Biel's Blow Out

Jessica Biel looked stunning as usual at MTV Movie Awards last week.  Her stylist, Mark Townsend, gave me the scoop on how to achieve her glossy  blow out and it's easier than you think.  Check it out: "I wanted Jessica's hair to be cool, modern and beautiful just like her," commented Townsend.  "We were both inspired by Brigitte Bardot's loose, sexy vibe."

On damp hair, he applied Dove Body & Lift Volumizing Mousse and then blow dried in sections with a large round brush to give the hair lift and movement.  When completely dry, Townsend spritzed Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray for natural hold.

Best of Beauty at the Met Gala

Tonight's Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala brought out fashion's finest to feature the museum's new exhibit, "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity." Kate Moss showed up on the arm of Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, Tory Burch, Margherita Missoni, Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake all walked the red carpet amongst other notables.

Here are a few of BeautySweetSpot's Best of Beauty from the night (and they're all blonde!):

Known for keeping things simple, Claire Danes took it up a few notches tonight and worked the red carpet like never before.  By adding volume to her blowout and smoking out her eye she turned into a sex kitten.  Meow!

Kate Bosworth rocked old school Hollywood glam.  It was an appropriate look for the evening and made her stand out from the rest.

Pulling her hair back off of her face into a sleek updo allowed Blake Lively to show off her fresh face and radiant beauty.  She got it right by highlighting the inner corners of her eyes with white shadow, layering black mascara and adding a pop of color with a fuchsia lip.

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