For me, beauty is being comfortable in your own skin – but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have an elegant gown (or two) either. I own everything that I wear from head to toe. I don’t work with a stylist and I love choosing my clothes for every-day-looks and red carpet events. I truly enjoy the time that it takes to pull that perfect look together myself.
OUTFIT 1 for the Elton John Aids Foundation
ELIE SAAB Tulle-paneled embellished silk-chiffon gown $6,750
GIANVITO ROSSI Glitter-finished twill sandals $990
LEE SAVAGE Negative space, stingray clutch in rose gold $3,435
XIV KARATS diamond jewelry $N/A
OUTFIT 2 for Vanity Fair
MONIQUE LHUILLIER Gazaar Bandeau Top in Amethyst $795.00
MONIQUE LHUILLIER Ball Skirt in Magenta $2,495.00
JIMMY CHOO Lance metallic leather sandals $850
KOTUR #Gersmartbag Swarovski-Crystal Clutch $795
Custom made diamond jewelry by Michel Piranesi $N/A
To get my beauty look:
First wash your skin using Sonya Dakar’s Buriti Purifying Cleanser – this product is a gentle and hydrating cleanser, which is perfect for sensitive skin. Then generously apply Omega Oil, Retinu, Stem Cell Transformer and Nano Hydrator to face and neck.
Once moisturized you may lightly apply Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Illuminating Natural Radiance followed by Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup in Peach – a smart foundation formula that adapts to your unique skin type which keep skin balanced, smooth, and healthy. SET your foundation with Laura Mercier Tralslucent Loose Setting Powder – This is a non-dusty powder that will set your makeup and give a flawless finish, but be sure to apply sparingly (right now) as you are just getting started with your makeup look. Then CONTOUR your cheekbones with NARS Contour Blush in Paloma to give yourself natural dimensions and enhance your skins natural glow. And follow up with NARS Blush in ‘Super Orgasm – a very warm, natural cheek color perfect for all skin tones which gives a “a healthy glow with depth and intensity – This is the PERFECT combination of products for the red carpet and a special night out! This combination of products will leave you with GLOWING and RADIANT skin.
Before putting on any eye shadow use Lancome Maquicomplet in Light Buff for complete coverage and to brighten up tired eyes. Use this product as a BASE for all you other products. For shadow use Bobbi Brown’s Nude on Nude Palette – Apply ‘Naked’ ALL OVER the lid of your eye then subtly smoke out and BLEND Truffle to the outer lid and outer crease. UNDER your eye apply a mixture of Golden Bronze and Smokey Topaz and lightly smoke out – ALSO subtly smoke out mixture on the outer-v of the eye. ‘Gold’ should be set carefully into the inner crease of the eye. Finally, use ‘Ivory’ to highlight your eyes. LINE your lashes and inner lids (both upper and lower) with Bare Minerals Round the Clock waterproof eyeliner 5pm – This long-wearing color applies easily, stays beautifully in place (let’s be honest, runny eyeliner stinks!) and gives your eyes an extra pop for a night on the town. Under the eyes use Lancome Maquicomplet in Light Buff and after be sure to SET concealer with Laura Mercier Tralslucent Loose Setting Powder.
SHAPE and FILL your brows with DIOR Powder Brow Pencil in Chestnut – this helps to softly define your brows giving them a perfectly well groomed look.
CURL your lashes with the Revlon Spotlight Eyelash Curler – this curler is PERFECT for giving you a delicate, smooth curl – and GENEROUSLY apply Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara – This mascara will hold the curl in your lash and give you the dramatic impact of having false lashed – It is PERFECTION!
Complete your look LINING your lips with L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipliner Pencil in Nude 809, followed by a light application of L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Balm in Nourishing Nude – this will soften your lips and give you perfectly kissable lips. Then, apply a spot of L’Oreal Glam Shine Long-Lasting Gloss to the center of your lips and BLEND/RUB together for the perfect red carpet pout.