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COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary Red Carpet Looks!

This year, beauty giant COVERGIRL cosmetics commemorates its 50th anniversary and that every woman is a COVERGIRL!

Last night, I had the extreme honor of being an honorary COVERGIRL by attending an exclusive “Primping Party” and Hollywood Red Carpet party! Don’t worry my full recap is coming soon! But, I did want to share the looks that COVERGIRL’s Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dania Ramirez were rocking on the red carpet as told by their makeup artists for the night.

Queen Latifah  – by Celebrity Makeup Artist D’Andre Michael

Queen Latifah’s wardrobe for the show varied between Black, Hot Pink and Turquoise Blue so I wanted to give here a look that accentuated the eyes.

I started by using COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/queen-natural-hue-compact-foundation> in Golden Honey and set it with COVEGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/powder-makeup/queen-natural-hue-pressed-powder> in Brown Bronze 1.

For the eyes, I started by applying COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Onyx Smoke (black color) on eyelid and under the lower lash.  Doing this allows you to blend your darker shadows into a softer color.  I then used COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/queen-1-kit> in Black Tie over the Onyx Smoke and blended it above the crease of the lid.  I did this to intensify the color and set the Smoky ShadowBlast. I lined the inner bottom eyelid for depth with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire.  To finish the eyes I applied 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> in Very Black.

For Queen’s lips, I offset the smokey eye with a lavender lip gloss. Try COVERGIRL ShineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lipgloss/shineblast-lipgloss> in Dazzle. By doing lighter colored lips, this allows her eyes would stand out.

I accentuated Queen’s cheeks with a light powder blush to add a hint of color and tone.  To complete Queen’s overall look I brushed COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/bronzer/queen-natural-hue-bronzer> in Brown Bronze for a soft and subtle glow.


Taylor Swift- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Lorrie Turk

We decided to go for a fresh, pretty beauty look for Taylor for the People’s Choice Awards and the COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary Party. She opted for a slight departure from her signature bright red lip for more of an orangy-red, which added a pop of color to complement the light color of the dress.

I prepped her face with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-serum-primer> and applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/natureluxe-foundation> in Alabaster with a brush and blended with a sponge. You can also apply the foundation by mixing it in your palm and applying directly with your fingers. The foundation gave Taylor a polished finish.

On her eyes, I used COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire to create the minimal winged liner. We didn’t want to make the eyes too dramatic since we were focusing on a bright lip. I finished the eyes by curling her lashes and applying COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> in Black.

Taylor’s lips were the standout of the look. I first used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-liner/lip-perfection-lip-liner> in Passion to line her lips and also help the color stay through the night. I then finished the lip by applying COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-color/lip-perfection-lipstick> in Flame.

Drew Barrymore- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Debra Ferullo

Inspiration: It all started obviously with her dress. It was a gorgeous orange color that reminded us of the French Riviera so I wanted to create a fresh, dewy look.

On Drew’s skin I created a luxurious polished finish with COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/natureluxe-foundation> and then warmed up her cheeks by applying COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/blush/simply-ageless-sculpting-blush> in Lush Berry for a natural sun-kissed glow.

For her eyes, we wanted to create some depth, but nothing too strong, so I created a wash of bronzes and plums using COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Bronze Fire all the way up to the browbone and under the eye and COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Purple Plume. I then lined her eyes with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Brown Blaze and smudged it with my finger to create depth but without harsh lines. I finished the eyes with 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> Mascara.

Lastly I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lipgloss/natureluxe-gloss-balm> in Anemone on her lips to complete the fresh look.

Ellen Degeneres- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Heather Currie

Since this party was representing 50 years of COVERGIRL, I wanted Ellen to have a classic, clean, and beautiful look. At the same time, because she has such vibrant eyes, I wanted to do something sexy and smoky to add a little glamour.

I began the process by prepping her skin with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-serum-primer>. I like to use the primer because it hydrates the skin and helps the foundation to last longer.
Next I used the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-foundation>. Ellen is a little tan right now so I used the foundation in Warm Beige, but normally I use Buff Beige on her.

I like to use the sponge that comes with the foundation, and I prefer to use it wet. Just make sure that all of the excess water is squeezed out of the sponge.
After the foundation I applied the Simply Ageless Concealer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/concealer/simply-ageless-concealer> in light/medium. I used a brush, but it works just as well to apply with fingers. I basically put a little concealer under her eyes, and a tiny bit in the T-zone area to reduce any redness.

For Ellen’s eyes, I started by lining the eye with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Brown Blaze. I used my finger and smudged the line so that it wouldn’t appear hard. I then used an eye shadow brush and continued to smudge the liner area with COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/eye-enhancers-1-kit> in Brown Smolder. I wanted Ellen’s look to seem more edgy so I added some of the COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Silver Sky on top of the shadow. Adding the metallic cream gave the eye a bit more dimension and a bit of glamorous sheen. I then added a very thin line of the COVERGIRL Line Exact<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/line-exact-liquid-liner> in Brown. I did this to give the lash line more intensity. The last step for the eyes was to curl her lashes and I applied two coats of the COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-volume-blasting-mascara> Mascara. Since Ellen is blonde, and typically prefers a more natural look, I opted for brown mascara.

To give Ellen’s skin that fresh glow I added some of the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/blush/simply-ageless-sculpting-blush> in Royal Plum to the apple area of her cheeks. I prefer to use a synthetic brush for this, but the fingers can work just as well.

I then used a bit of the COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder for Normal Skin<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/powder-makeup/clean-pressed-powder-normal-skin> in Natural Beige, and just swept it lightly over her skin. Because I wanted her skin to appear natural, I focused the powder more in the T-zone area. We want the shine to appear more on the cheekbones and on the sides of her face.

Because the eyes were more of a focus for this look, I wanted to keep the lips more natural and subdued. I used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-liner/lip-perfection-lip-liner> in Seduce, but I didn’t line the lip with it, I lightly applied the pencil to most of the lip area. I like to do that because it holds the gloss and lip color longer, and gives it a primer affect. Then I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lipgloss/natureluxe-gloss-balm> in Clove to add a light luxurious sheer color and finish the look.

Dania Ramirez- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Matthew VanLeeuwen

Dania’s makeup inspiration was a twist on a classic beauty look. She called me earlier that day to tell me she was in love with her dress and thought she wanted a red lip, which I totally agreed with once I saw her outfit.  We stuck with a fairly clean, pale lid and sculpted brows, but I also wanted to add a little gold to the eyes in honor of COVERGIRL’s 50th Anniversary.

To start, I prepped the skin with a light moisturizer and  then applied  COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/simply-ageless-serum-primer>. I then used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Foundation<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/foundation-makeup/natureluxe-foundation> in Nutmeg which gave her perfectly polished skin with a luxurious finish.
On her eyes, I applied COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Citrus Flair, using the green color on the lid and the bronze color in the crease and then darkened the outside of the eye with COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky-shadow-blast> in Bronze Fire. I created a minimal line to define the eye with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/eye-liner/liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire and finished with a few coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/lashblast-length-mascara> Mascara in Black.
On her lips, I created a strong, glamorous red lip with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/lip-makeup/lip-color/lip-perfection-lipstick> in Hot.
Lastly, I applied COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Blush<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/blush/simply-ageless-sculpting-blush> in Plush Peach on the apples of her cheeks to balance out the look. It is really important to create a natural looking balance on the skin especially when working with a bright red lip.  I finished it off by setting her face with a light dusting of COVERGIRL Clean Pressed<http://www.covergirl.com/beauty-products/face-makeup/powder-makeup/clean-pressed-powder-normal-skin> Powder in Tawny.

You can check out the products worn by all the COVERGIRL as well as share what makes YOU a COVERGIRL to win fantastic prizes.  Check out www.facebook.com/covergirl<http://www.facebook.com/covergirl> for more info!

((ALL images courtesy of COVERGIRL))

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  • Thicker Than Your Average Girl

    Awesome !

  • LaCara

    How amazing! I can't wait to read your full re-cap! By any chance, did you see Jesse Williams there? :D

  • Moe

    It's amazing everyone but Drew wore black! The dress is horrendous but she gets extra points for extreme color and personality in a sea of black.