Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lauren Conrad Glamour Magazine May 2010 Cover Look




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If there was ever a magazine cover to amp up Lauren's make-up for, of course we chose to do it for Glamour! I rarely stray far from her signature make-up look... but how could we resist adding a little glam to the eyes? Read on for a quick lesson in layering and smudging.

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This techinique is very hands-on and Lauren and I always work together to create it (I apply the product with a brush then she smudges it with her finger). First apply foundation to your entire eyelid (try mark Face Xpert Flawless Touch in Natural) and follow with a sweep of powder (I used mark Mattnificent Powder in Natural Buff). **Both foundation and powder should be the same shades that you used on your face and neck. Next, line your upper lash line with black liquid liner (we always use mark Get In Line Hook Up Liquid Liner in Painted Black because it's waterproof so it lasts, and the brush is ultra-thin making it incredibly user friendly). Start with soft pressure at the inner corner then gradually press firmer as you work your way outward and upward; the harder you press, the thicker the line. Follow with mascara (mark Scandalash Hook Up in Blacklash) and a few individual flare lashes.

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Now here's how we took it a step further: Using a gel liner and small eyeliner brush (I used mark Keep It Going Longwear Liner & Shadow in Entourage and mark Flat Eyeliner Brush), dip your brush in the black liner then swirl it around on the back of your hand to smooth it out. Start at the outside corner of your lower lashline (so the highest concentration of product is placed there) and drag the brush inward (I use small strokes as I work my way across, but you can also do one big sweep). Then using your ring finger, go back over the line and smudge it back and forth so you "blur" the line. Then decide if you want to add another layer (Lauren and I repeated the process a few times for extra intensity). The result is instant drama and a great alternative if you're like Lauren and you don't love wearing any eye shadow on your lids.

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I also had so much fun doing Whitney Port's make-up for the story inside! They're both wearing mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in mPowerment Gold (100% of net proceeds go to Lauren's charity with mark, the mPowerment Fund).

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All photos courtesy of Glamour Magazine and Mark Cosmetics.

29 comments:

Lindsay [Bella Cene'] said...

I always love her look!! Thanks for sharing :)

Hope said...

Oooh! Very pretty! Love the eyes! Did you use any blush on her? It looks like she is wearing a pink color, but I did not find it mentioned in the post...

amina said...

beautiful i love it. could you please tell me what u have used on het brows?

Amy Nadine said...

I used mark Good Glowing Blush in After Glo and I filled in her brows with i-Mark Eye Shadow in Latte. xoxo

Leesh said...

Great job on the magazine spread, Lauren looks awesome as usual. I love her eye makeup. I try to do it on myself but it ends up in a disaster.

Nikki* said...

Love the whole look! Any suggestions as to how the hairstyle was achieved? Was any mark hairstyling used? Thanks

Nikki* said...

Love the make up and the hair! Any suggestions as to how to achieve the hair using mark hair styling?

Young Heart said...

You are AWESOME!!
Thank you soo much for sharing your makeup tips! I'm checking your blog religiously and wish other makeup artists are as helpful as you!

Anonymous said...

Nadine, thank you so much for sharing! Lauren looks gorgeous as always. If you get the chance I'd love to know the products you used on Nina Dobrev for the Jimmy Fallon show. She looked amazingly lovely as well.

mineral lipstick said...

pretty girls in pretty styles...nice coverage here.The lips and make up on the whole is done so well that it blends with their skin tone and perfectly suits their look and style.

SOPHIEsticated said...

I love her!
Ilove the images on one f my blogs on her too shed look nice with darker hair too

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Jade said...

i love lauren she always looks so flawless x

Dylana Suarez said...

I love Lauren!

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Kate said...

Love LC. She look gorgeous in these! x

the red bungalow said...

ah! I like seeing pics of LC and Whitney hanging out together. Reminds me of the original season of The Hills, before it got too out of control fake. lol.

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

vicki! said...

Really nice look,
She looks very beautiful + really natural

-vicki

organic cosmetics said...

She is so beautiful that she really doesnt need makeup - the light natural look is great for her. I do love this sudden pop of eye liner though.

Ofra Cosmetics said...

Great post and blog! Followed!

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This is a wonderful feeling! The concept has been conceived and finished the final combination. Thank you for the recommended!

Dylana Suarez said...

Lauren looks great! Love her!

xoxo,

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Yvette said...

lauren looks so lovely!

xoxo

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rhode said...

She is beautiful. I like her blonde hair.

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IEN Skin Care said...

I love LC's flawless- effortless look!!! Thanks for a great post

Christine Iversen said...

Lauren looks so beautiful, love her makeup :)

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Amy Nadine has worked on Lauren Conrad, Krysten Ritter, Rachel Bilson, Whitney Port, Kate Bosworth, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Khloe Kardashian & Geoffrey Rush, among others. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Seventeen, Glamour, Teen Vogue & Nylon, to name a few. In 2010 she headed up the make-up department for L!fe Happens & in 2009 she developed two lip glosses for Mark Cosmetics after doing Lauren Conrad’s beauty campaigns for the brand. Amy Nadine is also the co-founder of www.thebeautydepartment.com. She prides herself in being an expert in her field, always studying color trends, cosmetics formulations… anything & everything make-up-related, & pinches herself daily that she’s having a career out of one of her greatest passions.

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