Makeup

Hello, Dollface! After a couple years of fawning over Katya Vladykina’s flawless glow, we thought it would be only fit to get the scoop on her daily beauty routines. From natural-wear to glam-time, Katya spilled all of her secrets. To see what she advises, take a look below:

Katya taken by Brian Love

1. Is there any kind of makeup that you can’t leave the house without?

I am super simple when it comes to makeup and I love to keep my face fresh! So, I just bring my Rose or Cocoa Butter Mini Lip Vaselines (to die for) and Mario Badescu’s Rose Water Face Spray.

Vaseline – Rose

Mario Badescu – Facial Spray

Vaseline – Cocoa Butter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is your daily skincare routine?

My skin care routine mostly happens before I go to bed. I wash my face with a Cera Ve Cleanser that does wonders at gently getting everything off. I’ve also been using Witch Hazel as toner – which is a natural option with lots of amazing benefits! Finishing it off, I’ve been using First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream as a deep moisturizer through the night. I wake up and just re-moisturize my face for the sun beams of the day ahead (preferably with some SPF)

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Powder Duo

3. What is your go-to natural look? What products do you use?

My go-to natural look starts and ends with some definition on my eyes and eyebrows. I looove the brow products by Anastasia Beverly Hills and use the Brow Powder, as well as the Clear Eyebrow Gel. I ALWAYS curl my lashes, add some mascara, & voila! In my opinion, mascara is just black goop so I switch it up every time but right now I’m using Urban Decay Perversion and it’s bomb 🙂

Katya taken by Brian Love

4. What is your go-to “night out” look? What products do you use?

Now for the night out look – just add shimmer shimmer shimmer!!!! Shimmer on the cheeks in the form of a Becca Highlighter, shimmer on the eyes in the form of Stila Liquid Eye Shadow (Kitten color is gorgeous), smudge out some eyeliner, and add some lipgloss!!! My fav is White Russian by Buxom (partially because I’m Russian & very white most of the year).

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream – White Russian

STILA Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow – Kitten Karma

Becca Cosmetics – Highlighter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katya taken by Brian Love

5. What is your favorite drugstore brand?

Growing up, Elf was the ISH!!! $1 makeup??? Heck ya!!!! However, NYX has some really bright and fun options for any occasion.

6. What is your favorite era of makeup?

Absolutely right now. I love the natural, fresh dewiness and glow. Today’s makeup accentuates natural beauty at its finest and lets the personality outshine the highlight. 😉

7. What cosmetics brand are you excited to try, but haven’t yet?

Oh man – Definitely the high end French makeup brands: Estée Lauder, Dior, YSL, etc. I’ve always dreamed of having a little vanity full of French lotions, oils, and all things lovely.

 

 

Coconut Oil

Katya taken by Brian Love

8. What is your most cherished beauty product?

COCONUT OIL – it is my forever holy grail product!!! I put it in my hair, on my body, basically everywhere I can. Not only does it make you want to eat yourself at every hour of the day, but it is so so so moisturizing on just about everything!

9. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Ohmygosh, Sephora is my black hole heaven on earth – I could spend hours in there spritzing and swatching!!!!

10. What do you love about makeup?

I love that makeup is so universal. To some it adds confidence, and to other it’s self expression or a form of art. I love exploring it in all three of these ways. 🙂

 

Can’t get enough of Katya? Check out her portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photos of Katya Credits:

Photographer – Brian Love | Instagram and Website.

Creative Director – Eleanor Love | Instagram and Website.

Hair and Makeup – Bethany Garita | Instagram and Website.

It’s no secret that Chanel has heavily influenced the fashion industry over the past century, so what a cool honor it was for our Nous girl, Bridget Setterlee, to be able to take part in a spread wearing their recent beauty line! From having a wide variety of trendy lips tones, to introducing us to their pigmented shimmery eye-pallet (it absolutely dazzles in the sunlight), we adore Chanel’s artistic vision for summer twenty-seventeen!

Looking for the perfect daytime lip wear? This ultra-hydrating Rogue Coco lipstick carries tons of neutral-to-pink tones that will compliment any elegant vixen! Also- finding yourself needing a little more color on your complexion this summer, but are worried about the hazards of tanning? This Les Beiges bronzer offers a healthy glow sheer to keep the tan on your skin, without the hassle!

To view the full spread, take a peep below:

More products used on Bridget During this shoot that we adore:

Check out Bridget’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.
Photographer – Justin Macala  Instagram.
 MUA – Carola Gonzalez  Instagram.
Stylist – Melinda Rodriguez

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Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel about ColourPop‘s newest collaboration with Hello Kitty. It is everything a child of the 90’s could want and more, with adorable themed packaging and Hello Kitty-inspired names on each limited edition shade. ColourPop has risen to cult favorite status, garnering rave reviews among makeup junkies everywhere with standout products like their super shock eyeshadows and ultra matte liquid lipsticks. Creamy, long-lasting, and highly pigmented, the Hello Kitty collection features gorgeous classic rosy and nude lip colors, a range of creamy eye shadows to take you from adorable to daring, and a new highlight that’s already selling out fast. All of that combined with Ashley Moore‘s gorgeous face modeling the new line? Nothing short of magical. Keep scrolling to see how Ashley wears ColourPop x Hello Kitty and shop the looks!

 

 

 

 

Shop more ColourPop here and follow them on Instagram.

Photographer – Arthur Belebeau Website / Instagram

Makeup Artist – Nam Vo Website / Instagram

Hairstylist – Gio Campora Website / Instagram

Stylist – Deborah Afshani Website / Instagram

Check out Ashley’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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Beauty. It’s so much more than just a pretty face, especially when it comes to the world of beauty photography! Part portrait, part fashion editorial- it’s an extremely difficult niche to master as a photographer. Not only do you have to have superior retouching skills and a keen eye for detail and editing, but you also need to have a killer makeup artist and a powerful connection with the model. A great beauty shot is something truly striking.

Jenn Collins and her arsenal of insanely talented MUAs have got all of the elements of a perfect beauty image down to a science. Time after time, Jenn and her team have demonstrated that they are some of the best artists in their field.  Here are some of the highlights of their best work with Nous Models:

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Photography by Jenn Collins

Website / Instagram

Featuring Makeup by Jadyn Ngo, Archangela Chelsea, and Briana Chapman

Alena Zubakina / Alexis Ren / Allison Holton / Cat Haave / Emily Tender

Emily McGill / Maitlyn Simmons / Morgan White / Sydney Schafer

 

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This article is reposted from Byrdie.com.

“If you want a fuller pout, but happen to think that lip-plumping products have more of a placebo effect than anything else, don’t give up hope. Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen showed us exactly how to enhance our natural lips with the strategic placement of a few key products. Grab your concealer, lip liner, lipstick, and gloss, and scroll through to see how it’s done!

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Step One: Conceal
Apply concealer to the center of your lips to brighten the area, which will make them look fuller.

Go all the way to the edge of your lip line, and blend the top edges up onto your skin.

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Step Two: Line
Using the lip liner of your choice, line your top and bottom lips.

The key is to apply it right on top of your natural lip line, exaggerating it ever so slightly.

Be sure to use a freshly sharpened pencil; the point will be helpful for placing the color directly on top of your natural lip line.

Feather the color in a bit at the outer corners. Don’t extend the color all the way along the bottom lip.

Leave the center bare. This makes the bottom lip look heavy and pouty.

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Step Three: Lipstick
Next, blend it all together with lipstick applied with a lip brush.

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Step Four: Lip Gloss
For the final volume-amplifying touch, add a light-colored gloss with a hint of shimmer,

like this Lip Glacé ($25) in Bare Naked from Laura Mercier, to just the center of your top and bottom lips.

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Done!
And there you have it: a pillowy pout in just four easy steps.”

 

Photographer: Justin Coit WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Hairstylist: Gregory Russell WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Manicurist: Barbara Warner WEBSITETWITTER

Producer: Jenna Peffley

Article written by Devon Hopp for Byrdie.com.

Lyzy Adler PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM

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This article was originally posted on Byrdie.com

We love our smoky eyes sparkly. We love our smoky eyes metallic. And we love our smoky eyes in every color of the rainbow. However, none of those looks are exactly daytime-appropriate. But when we hear the words “smoky eye” we can’t help but reach for the black eyeliner and silver shadow—the heart wants what it wants, right? To help remedy this “more is more” approach we’ve grown accustomed to, we called in celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen. Andersen assured us we can translate our love of the sultry smoky eye into a much more daytime-friendly version that’s just as captivating.

Keep reading to see how it’s done!

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Before

Before you begin your smoky eye, make sure you have groomed brows to frame your face.

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Step One: Lid Shadow

Using a large eye shadow brush, press a slightly shimmery, light taupe color,

like the one from Dior’s 5-Colour Eyeshadow palette in Montaigne,

into the center of your lid. Then, flip the brush to soften it at the crease,

and push the color into your lower lash line as well.

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Step Two: Crease Shadow

Using a darker brown shadow, take a blending eye shadow brush

and swirl the color in small circles into the outer corner.

Create a little more depth by blending it up into the crease.

Resist the urge to take this step into your typical night-out application.

Andersen says it’s always better to start with less, and build up as needed.

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Step Three: Liner

With eyeliner, Andersen says you want to define the eyes, but not see the liner.

Start at outer corner and use short strokes right at the base of the lash line.

As you work in toward the inner corner, make your strokes even lighter.

Then, grab the flat brush you used earlier and smudge it in.

We defined both upper and lower lash lines, but that choice is all yours.

Just skip the waterline for daytime. We used Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Roach, a cappuccino color.

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Step Four: Mascara

Day or night, no smoky eye is complete without curled lashes and a healthy dose of mascara.

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Done!

And when in doubt, blend. A daytime smoky eye should be blended out to a soft, hazy finish.

When you can’t blend anymore, you’re done!

See more beauty tutorials on Byrdie.com.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell

Manicurist: Barbara Warner

Producer: Jenna Peffley

Take a look at Bridget’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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This article reposted from Byrdie.com.

Most people’s thoughts on lip liner fall into one of two camps: Duh—I’ve totally got this or No way—I would have no idea what I’m doing. Either way, we’re guessing you’re not using this technique. Shown to us by celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen, this method is simple and effective. You’ll get a perfectly even shape every time, and it only takes four steps.

Keep reading to find out how it’s done!

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Step 1: Place your pencil at the highest point of your Cupid’s bow.

Draw a diagonal line extending down from that point, following your lip line.

Do the same thing on the other side to create an X in the center of your top lip.

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Step 2: Starting from the top of your X, draw a line down toward the inner corner of your mouth.

Andersen says to sketch the line so you can adjust as you go—don’t attempt to do it in one swoop.

Then, do the same thing on your bottom lip.

Start from the inner corner, and sketch the line out just to the center of your lip.

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Step 3: Repeat step two on the other side.

When applying the liner, Andersen says to be sure you’re using the pencil

right on top of your natural lip line (a sharp pencil helps with this).

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Step 4: Fill in with lipstick. Andersen likes to use a lip brush for this step

to blend the liner and lipstick together.

Done!

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Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell
Manicurist: Barbara Warner
Producer: Jenna Peffley

Take a look at Bridget’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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This tutorial reposted from Byrdie.com.

We’re never ones to turn down an opportunity for a smoky eye, but we have to admit that sometimes what looks amazing on a set of big, doe-like eyes doesn’t translate for the girls who have less eyelid to work with. Enter: the reverse smoky eye. Take the smoked out shadow that accentuates big eyes and flip it upside-down. Okay, there’s a little more to it than that, but that’s what celeb makeup artist Lauren Andersen is for. Below, she shares her insider secrets on creating a flawless “reverse” smoky eye, perfect for those with small eyes, hooded eyelids, and monolids.

Keep reading to see the four-step tutorial!

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Before

You won’t need to start with anything more than minimal makeup —

this reverse smoky eye will definitely be the focus of your look.

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Step One: Apply Light Eye Shadow

All of the drama will be concentrated on your lower lid, but to prevent the top lid from looking like an afterthought,

add a little shine with a pale shimmery shadow. Pack it on to your lid using a flat brush.

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Step Two: Line the Lower Lid

Take a chubby black shadow pencil, like the Nars’ Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($25)

(this shade has some gold shimmer in it to play up the smokiness),

and apply it all along your lower lash line and waterline.

Andersen likes to use shadow pencils for this step because they’re more malleable than liners,

so you have better control of where the color goes.

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Step Three: Blend

With a small flat brush, use sideways strokes to buff the color in.

Soften the edges and extend the pigment ever so slightly past the outer corners and inner corners of your eyes.

(Note: You may have to go over your waterline if your blending faded it out too much.)

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Step Four: Smoke It Out

Now really smoke it out with a shimmery cool-toned brown eye shadow.

We’re using a shade from Dior’s 5-Color Designer Eyeshadow ($60) in Amber.

With a small brush, apply the shadow over the black pencil, focusing on the edges.

This will soften the look and help you achieve the ever-important color gradation every smoky eye needs.

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Done!

No smoky eye is complete without a generous dose of black mascara.

We used Dior’s Diorshow Mascara ($25) to finish off this edgy look.

 

Find more makeup tutorials at Byrdie.com.

Photographer: Justin Coit

Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen

Hairstylist: Gregory Russell

Manicurist: Barbara Warner

Producer: Jenna Peffley

Take a look at Lyzy Adler’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.