Posts Written On February 2017

Get Ginnifer Goodwin’s Academy Awards Look with LORAC Cosmetics

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Ginnifer Goodwin, Oscar winner for Best Animated Film, Zootopia, graced the red carpet in an ornate red gown, complemented by smoldering eyes. Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh enlisted LORAC Los Angeles to create her sultry look.

“I was inspired by Ginny’s beautiful red dress! I wanted to keep the makeup polished, while complementing the color palette and keeping it more neutral by focusing on her gorgeous eyes.” – Mai Quynh, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Product Details Are Outlined Below: 


  • LORAC PRO Palette 2 ($44)
  • LORAC PRO Brow Pencil, Dark Brown ($19)
  • LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil, Charcoal ($20)
  • LORAC PRO Mascara in Black ($23)


  • LORAC Alter Ego Matte Lipstick, Supermodel ($18)
  • LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss, Supermodel ($17)


  • LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush, Spectra ($23)


  • LORAC POREfection Foundation, PR2 – Light
  • LORAC POREfection Concealer, PC1
  • LORAC POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder, PF1 – Fair

LORAC is available for purchase online at:


Oscars Makeup: Priyanka Bose in IT Cosmetics/Kiehl’s

Priyanka Bose

Makeup by Nick Barose for Kiehl’s and IT Cosmetics

89th Academy Awards

Priyanka stars in Lion, a nominee for Best Picture


“For the Oscars, we wanted to be classic and feminine, colorful yet timeless, I wanted to play off the beautiful blue, aqua and purple tone of her Vivienne Westwood dress against her gorgeous bronze skin. I drew inspirations from classic Hollywood icon, glamour girl Rita Hayworth, and Bollywood silent film star Seeta Devi. Priyanka has gorgeous dark eyes; they’re so animated and can look extra dramatic with some colors and even when paired with a pop of color on the lips, too. Dark skin with dark hair and eyes like Priyanka’s can carry more colors– it won’t clash.”


I prepped her skin first, to add extra hydration, and plumped it up with Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque. I used Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic to help control shine and oil on her t-zone, so there would be no need to touch her up too much throughout the night, and then I moisturized withKiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream. To hydrate and prepare her eyes for makeup, I applied Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, under the eyes to let it absorb. Then, I primed the skin with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector. After the gel cream absorbed into skin, I blotted away the excess and smoothed the Skin Perfector over it to give her skin an extra smooth finish and help her last longer. Finally, I prepped her lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm to add hydration and create perfect shine-free canvas for lipstick.


For foundation, I used IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Rich. I applied it with a sponge, so I could layer it for more coverage and thinned it out in certain areas to show off her skin and look camera-ready. Apply with sponge and you can layer it for more coverage or thinning it out in certain areas to also show off skin glow and look camera-ready. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Anti-Aging Concealer in Tan brightened her under eyes. I used IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores™ Pressed Powder to set the foundation and tone down shine on her T-Zone, and used IT Cosmetics Sunshine in a Compact™ in Warmth to warm up the skin and gently sculpt her face, brushing around the perimeter of her face, center of the neck, and the side of her nose.

I applied IT Cosmetics Ombré Radiance Blush™ in Sugar Plum on the apples of cheeks for a bit of a rosy flush, and then added highlights with IT Cosmetics Hello Light™ Anti-Aging Powder Luminizer in Bella Brilliance


I filled in and shaped her brows with IT Cosmetics BROW POWER™ Super Skinny in Dark Brown. I drew a classic wing with IT Cosmetics No Tug Anti-Aging WaterProof Eyeliner in Brown and used IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty™ Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette for color on the lids. I finished with IT Cosmetics Superhero™ Mascara, with two coats on top and one coat on the bottom lashes.


On lips, we went for a pop of color, without it being loud so it doesn’t complete with her dress. An earthy shade of red is great because it pops, and there’s a bit of bronze tone to it to make it tie in with a bit of coppery tone in the dress. I used IT Cosmetics Your Lips But Better™ All-Day Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red, and IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick in Brave.


To add a sun-kissed glow to her shoulders, arms and legs, I rubbed on Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, blotted off excess and then dusted IT Cosmetics Hello Light™ Anti-Aging Powder Luminizer in Bella Brilliance on top.

Nick Barose


LORAC x Sofia Carson for The Oscars

Actor Sofia Carson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Sofia Carson is co-hosting tonight’s Oscar’s All Access on ABC and Celebrity Makeup Artist Patrick Ta decided to keep her look naturally glam. He trusted LORAC Cosmetics to create a bold lip and glowy eyeshadow effect.

“The dress was our inspiration for Sofia’s makeup and hair. Today is all about showing off Sofia’s natural beauty! I wanted to keep the makeup subtle with a bright red lip to bring that Hollywood feel without looking over done.”

Product Details Are Outlined Below:


LORAC Alter Ego Lip Liner, Pin Up ($17)

LORAC Alter Ego Matte Lip Lipstick, Pin Up ($18)


LORAC PRO Unzipped Gold Palette, Uninhibited ($42)

LORAC Lash Pomade Mascara ($24)


LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer ($33)

LORAC Light Source Illuminating Highlighter, Daylight ($23)


LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush, Aura ($23)

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Hailee Steinfeld’s Sleek, Sculpted Oscar’s Hairstyle x TONI&GUY

Presenter Hailee Steinfeld stunned on the Oscar’s red carpet last night. Celebrity Stylist Chris Appleton was inspired by the intricate detailing of her dress to create a sleek and sculpted modern updo style. “We went for a bold style to complement the mixture of classic and modern vibe given from her gown.”

Get the Oscar’s Look: Sleek and Sculpted Wrapped Bun

  1. Prep wet hair with TONI&GUY Prep Heat Protectant Spray and blow dry hair backwards away from the face using a paddle brush.
  2. Once dry, section off the top half of the hair and gather the lower half into a ponytail at the back of the head.
  3. Apply TONI&GUY Style Spray Wax throughout the top section for a high-shine effect and begin curling hair using a 1-inch curling iron.
  4. Once cooled, gently brush the curls out and join to the existing ponytail.
  5. Wrap sections of hair from the pony tail in a clockwise motion above and below, twisting into a flower shape. Secure with pins.
  6. Set the look with TONI&GUY Medium Hold Hairspray.


  • TONI&GUY Style Spray Wax
  • TONI&GUY Medium Hold Hairspray

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The Glam App and Dermaflash Host the Ultimate Oscar Suite

It was a great success for actress/fashion tastemaker Cara Santana and celebrity stylist Joey Maalouf, founders of The Glam App. The Glam App, along with Dermaflash, hosted the ultimate Oscar Suite, offering complimentary beauty treatments. The Glam App is the brainchild of Santana and Maalouf, and was born from their desire to help cultivate the craft of emerging local artists while providing an affordable, luxurious beauty experience for everyone.

An exciting list of notable guests came out to support their friend and stylist including Jamie Chung, Joely Fisher, Tricia Fisher, Ashley Madekwe, Becca Tobin, Katrina Bowden, Heather McDonald, Courtney Lopez, Camryn Manheim, Rachel McCord, Nicole Murphy, Gabrielle Carteris, Jackie Cruz, Roxy Sowlaty and more.

The invite-only pre-Oscars beauty lounge was held at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Guests were treated to a 5-minute skin care treatment, as well as offered a range of beauty services including hair, nail and makeup applications.

  • Becca Tobin got her glam on with her adorable pup, Orly, who came along for the festivities.
  • Ashley Madekwe was one of the first to arrive as she lovingly greeted her close friend, Cara.
  • Sisters Joely and Tricia Fisher were all smiles as they posed on the red carpet with Camryn Manheim and Gabrielle Carteris.
  • Jamie Chung stopped by with her dog, Ewok, to show her support for her good friend, Cara.
  • Roxy Sowlaty from E!’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills chatted as she got her hair styled.

How Knowing Yourself Can Help You Navigate Dating, Hookups, and Love

There is a glut of articles out there on love and relationships that ask the same questions: Is my relationship stable? How do I communicate my sexual desires to my partner? How do I develop and maintain a healthy relationship? Everyone’s asking the questions, but no one is giving young women the skills to work out the answers that are right for them. Until now.

Psychology professor Joanne Davila, PhD and co-author Kaycee Lashman give thought-provoking answers to these questions and the scientific data to back those answers up in The Thinking Girl’s Guide to the Right Guy: How Knowing Yourself Can Help You Navigate Dating, Hookups, and Love [The Guilford Press]. Whatever that “healthy relationship” looks like – a drama-free, friends-with-benefits arrangement or a long-lasting, loving commitment – The Thinking Girls Guide to the Right Guy helps girls develop practical skills to become happier with their romantic and sexual partnerships. The book provides and in-depth exploration of relationship dynamics and how girls (and others) can develop and learn the vocabulary of healthy relationships.

Joanne Davila, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University, a clinical psychologist in private practice, and an internationally known expert on young women’s romantic relationships. She lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her partner.

Kaycee Lashman is an organizational change specialist who focuses on relationship dynamics within companies. Married with two children, she lives in Vancouver, Canada. 

Connect with the authors on Facebook, Twitter, at, and through their column for Psychology Today.

The Thinking Girl’s Guide to the Right Guy: How Knowing Yourself Can Help You Navigate Dating, Hookups, and Love can be found at your local independent bookstore, Amazon and wherever books are sold.