Posts Tagged ‘Zuhair Murad’


Monday, January 9th, 2017

While some were were admiring Lily Collins‘ stunning Zuhair Murad gown at the Golden Globes Awards, other (we!) were fascinated by her braided top-knot.  Celebrity stylist, Gregory Russell’s, unique textured updo made a “modern princess” statement.  Here is how he accomplished it:

Russell first applied a golf ball sized amount of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse to the roots of Collins’s wet hair to ensure lasting volume, and then another golf ball sized amount to the lengths of the hair for extra body.  After brushing the product through, he blew the hair dry with a multi-bristle brush and set the center “mohawk” section with velcro rollers, securing each with a duckbill clip.  Once cooled, he curled the remaining hair with a 1.25″ barrel styling wand, but first sprayed each section with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray.

Next he curled the mohawk section away from the face and secured each curl with another duckbill clip.  To add lift and texture, he then sprayed Collin’s roots with the new John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo, before removing all remaining clips.  Brushing the hair out again, Russell sectioned one inch of the perimeter of the hair all the way around the head and added a pearl sized drop of John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Creme to the remaining hair.  After securing it with a bungee hair tie at the crown of the head, he began pinning up Collins’ curls to create a voluminous messy bun, while pinning back pieces of hair from the perimeter (leaving some wispy face framing pieces out). With the remaining hair, he braided sections into a fishtail, pulling it slightly apart for texture and shape, and fastened it around the bun with hair pins.  Finally, Russell again sprayed Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray to lock in the style.


Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsWe all agree that Kristen Bell looked ravishing at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards.  Dressed in a floral gown by Zuhair Murad, the actress simply glowed on the red carpet.  Celebrity makeup artist, Simone Almekias-Siegl was inspired by Bell’s elegance.  “My inspiration started with the dress,” confessed Almekias-Siegl.  “It was important that her skin was fresh and dewy looking, which we achieved.”  Naturally, it all begins with luminous skin!

Almekias-Siegl began by prepping Bell’s skin.  She first wiped Bell’s face with Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes to remove any oils and then gave the skin a good scrub.  Next, Almekias-Siegl gave Bell a one-two hydration punch, applying the brand’s Hydro Boost Water Gel and Gel-Cream Eye. The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream.  For makeup, she applied Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup and a bit of Skin Brightening Eye Perfector under the eyes, to highlight and cover any dark areas.  “I used almost no powder to keep her skin dewy looking,” Almekias-Siegel shared, “Just a little in the t-zone.”  Then she applied some Healthy Skin Blush in Bronzed directly to Bell’s cheeks.

For Bell’s bright eyes, Almekias-Siegel brushed some MAC shadow in Expensive Pink all over the lids and highlighted with the light pink shade in Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow Palette in Cool Plum.  “I always like to mix two mascaras,” the makeup artist admitted.  “One for volume and one for lengthening to get the wispy and full lash effect.”  Her picks were Healthy Volume and Healthy Lengths Mascaras.  To complete the look, she used MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Classic Nude.  This treatment cosmetic instantly moisturize lips, while continuously conditioning them so they are softer and smoother in just 3 days.

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