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Scott Patric knows a thing or two about the power of fashion and beauty. As the lead, on-camera, makeup artist for Lifetime TV’s Primetime Emmy-nominated Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars and Project Runway Under The Gunn, he knows how to make women look stunning on the runway and off. A fave of Hollywood A-listers, Scott has made up some famous faces including Heidi Klum, Alyssa Milano, Angelina Jolie, Naomi Campbell, Salma Hayek, Gisele Bundchen, Madonna, Kate Moss, and Kerry Washington, to name a few. He has been a regular regular fixture on the global fashion circuit, and his signature looks have rocked shows for Chanel, Balenciaga, Armani, Donna Karan and Michael Kors.
Beautyinthebag asked Scott to give us the scoop on what’s trending this season and some of us his insider tips for how to look glam by day or by night.
It is fun, challenging, and exhilarating working with the models and designers on Project Runway. We are in a creative time crunch, so we use all our know-how and creativity to pull it all together and make a great look for the audience and judges to view.
- Have a clear and simple direction before you start your makeup and you will get there faster and the look will be neater when you finish.
- Pick a feature to focus. If today the focus is a red lip, just define the eye and let the lip speak. If tomorrow it’s a smokey eye, then the lip steps back.
- “Sheer out” your foundations with moisturizer. Use foundation on problem spots from the bottle, and where your skin is great, let it show through by sheering out.
- Always us lots of mascara!! If you are in a rush, don’t skip the mascara, skip something else because the eyes are the window to your soul!!
- A white, shimmery highlight in the inner corner of your eye makes it look like you’ve had lots of rest. It brightens your whole face.
Every woman should have blotting papers, an eyelash curler, and Burt’s Bees peppermint lip balm in her purse!
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“There are no unattractive women, just some that don’t know the power of makeup,” says Charlotte Tilbury, the go-to makeup artist to A-list celebs that include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Rihanna and Kate Moss. Tilbury is a big believer in the power of makeup and how it can boost your confidence to help you achieve your goals — something she discovered herself at the age of 13, after a tube of mascara showed her the way.
Feeling frustrated herself by so much choice and too little direction at the makeup counter, she set out to create transformative products and take the guesswork out of “making up” by creating 10 signature looks (from “The Rock Chick” to “The Golden Goddess” to “The Sophisticate”), inspired by past beauty icons and their modern day counterparts. All of the products in Charlotte Tilbury’s eponymous collection of skincare and makeup treat and transform your look. Available online, you can purchase a complete look or buy any of the products individually.
Here are our fave three best products and looks.
Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer ($95) is the perfect prep pre-makeup. It floods the skin with moisture to reduce the look of wrinkles and makes your complexion glow. It's rich formula is also packed with rose-hip oil, frangipani, hyaluronic acid, wild pansy, and transformative vitamins A, C, and E.
Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash ($52) -- (aka "Gisele in a jar") -- is a cross between an anti-ager and a light diffuser, You'll look lit from within. Collagen boosting peptides and patented wrinkle-preventing ingredients are fused with light-reflecting microspheres to fill in wrinkles and scatter light so that even dull, dry, sleep-deprived skin looks luminous. Try Wonderglow alone or mixed in with foundation for a relaxed, effortlessly dewy look.
Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara in Glossy Black ($29) leaves no lash behind thanks to a laser carved, 5-groove brush. The formula also adds curl, volume separation, and length so that you can easily cheat that false lash effect. Tilbury recommends you "always curl lashes before using mascara. It’s like a push up bra for the eyes! And, layer mascara for full effect! Use at least three coats and lift from the root to elongate and thicken."
This smoky eye and nude lip ensemble will have you exude the looks of Brigitte Bardot, Debbie Harry, and Kate Moss. Wear this sexy look as you hop from gigs to all-night parties.
Live your life like it's golden by using nudes, bronze, and rose-colored makeup to transform lackluster skin to this kissed-by-the-sun, beachy look.
Inspired by beauty icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman, your look comes off as effortlessly classy, by using chocolate, taupe, and tan tones.
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Shaving your legs daily is a non-negotiable beauty ritual in the summer, but even in the winter despite the reduced chance of showing off your bare legs. And with shaving comes a set of questions: How should I shave to avoid nicks and cuts? How often should I shave? What are the best razors to use?
Lucky for us, celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine, who has a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, was there to answer our questions. Here are some of her tried and true insights for the perfect set of smooth legs!
What are the benefits of shaving over using an at-home hair removal gadget?
The benefits for shaving are that it is a quick and easy way to remove hair. It’s also virtually painless if you are using a high-quality razor like those from Gillette Venus, which are less likely to give you nicks and cuts. Regular shaving with the right product is also a great gentle form of exfoliation, which can help keep skin soft. Shaving manually removes the top layer of dead, dry skin cells, helping to reveal beautiful, smooth skin.
How often should women shave?
I’d recommend shaving as often as you feel is necessary, as this depends on a variety of factors, including your genetics. Some women will find they want to shave every day, while others may only want to shave a few times a week. Find what works best for you and your skin.
What are the various Venus razors available out there?
There are a range of Venus razors out there to ensure you’ll find your perfect match. I’m personally a fan of the new Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor, which has five-blades for an ultra-close shave and Ribbons of Moisture and Lubrastrip to create a thick cushion between the razor and your skin. This reduces the chance of irritation. If you’re traveling or on-the-go the Venus Snap with Embrace is the perfect razor to drop in your bag.
What tips to make in between shave days last longer?
I would suggest using a high-quality razor with multiple blades, like the Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor, which cuts the hair very close to the skin surface. A close shave should translate into it taking longer for the hair to grow back helping your shave last longer. It’s also important to moisturize right after you shower this will keep your skin smooth and soft in between shaving.