Celebrities who won Halloween 2014

Halloween is one of my favourite spectator sports.I love watching the costumes roll in on Instagram, and last year the celebs pulled out all the stops. This year there weren’t as many makeup related costumes so I have included a few civilians that did a great job with Halloween makeup.

First up, a great Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) costume by Padma Lakshmi and Susan Sarandon.

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These skulls are a very popular makeup look on Halloween, but Padma and Susan also went all out with traditional Day of the Dead costumes. It looked very cool.

Amber Rose’s birthday is near Halloween so she often has a joint birthday/halloween party that a lot of celebs attend, and she loves costumes that involve face-changing makeup. This is her as a zombie bride this year:

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The blood is a really nice touch.

Attending her party was Carmen Electra dressed as a chola

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As you know I’ve done this look before, it is a lot of fun to recreate. I particularly like the tattoos.

As expected, my favourite drag queen Sharon Needles looked gore-ific this year:

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She dressed as a chic Julia from Hellraiser. Terrifying.

A triple whammy from Demi Lovato, J Lo and Iggy Azalea:

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Demi payed homage to one of comedy’s greats, Lucille Ball. J Lo just looked hot, and Iggy shot back at the haters by dressing as one of the White Chicks to which she is often compared. No better way to stop people laughing at you than by laughing at yourself. I admire her sense of humour.

I hoped somebody would be Maleficent because it is a great makeup look, and Giuliana Rancic did not disappoint:

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Those cheekbones though.

At first I was a bit disappointed by Rihanna’s costume, I expected something outrageous, but her Ninja Turtle was actually pretty cool:

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She looks good in green!

And finally, the person whose costume the world always looks forward to, Heidi Klum:

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Dressed, in amazing detail, as a butterfly. The makeup on this is insane! Truly transformative. It must have been a fun job to have.

And now some civilians.

Nail Artist @Kandiyamz did some very cute cat makeup:

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Nail art must translate pretty well into Makeup art. My favourite part about this look is the ombre lip, and the leopard dots of course.

This makeup look from instagram account @missasheed made me do a double take:

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Gross, but brilliant.

And this girl @katturnerwashere won the whole of Halloween for me, dressed as Laura Palmer:

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Amazing. So morbid. So good.

And even though this costume didn’t involve makeup, I have to mention the amazing likeness of this man who dressed as Buster Bluth from Arrested Development:

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Who did I dress as? Why, Buffy of course!

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Happy Halloween!

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Emmys 2014 Beauty Roundup

Last night, the 66th Primetime Emmy awards, saw the coming together of some of Televisions biggest stars (even if they did forget about Broad City). I could fill a whole separate blog talking about the shows, winners and nominees (I am TV’s biggest fan) but I’ll just stick to my favourite hair and makeup looks of the night. 

10. Edie Falco

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I thought Edie looked gorgeous last night. Her tan perfectly complimented her sunkissed highlights, and she kept it glam with some fluttery lashes and a nude lip. Very Flattering.

9. Mayim Bialik

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I love this grecian hair on Blossom – I mean Amy – I mean Mayim! 

8. Mindy Kaling

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Even though The Mindy Project didn’t receive any nominations, Mindy still won in terms of beauty. The sixties beehive hair (always shiny) plus blushing pink cheeks and smokey eyes equal one beautiful Mindy. 

7. Christine Baranski

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My personal favourite star of The Good Wife looked chic and classy last night. Her signature hair was as always coiffed to perfection and her makeup is glam but understated. 

6. Christina Hendricks

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I love this boho hair with the sheer blushed lips and coppery smokey eyes. Nothing could look better with her hair and skin tone. She looks beautiful. 

5. Julie Bowen

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Peng. I really like this edgy version of the classic bob. It looks fierce with her smokey eyes.

4. Keke Palmer

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Keke’s hair and makeup is ON. POINT. I love the double nose piercings and the sleek long ponytail, plus the smokey cat eye to top it all off. 

3. Kerry Washington

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This ombre grown out bob is everything! And who would have thought matte denim blue eyeshadow would go so well with an orange dress? I need to find out what eyeshadow her makeup artist used.

2. Sarah Hyland

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My beauty winner. The simple hair donut looks gorgeous with Haley’s blonde highlights. Plus we can see all of her beautiful face. Her eyebrows look full without looking fake, her lashes and golden brown eyeshadow on the upper outer corner of her lids accentuate her hazel eyes and her lipstick is the perfect ‘Kylie Jenner’ shade. This is my favourite look of the entire evening, bar one..

1. Bryan Cranston’s Moustache 

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BET Awards 2014 Beauty Roundup

Last night was the annual BET Awards, which are definitely in my top 3 awards of the year, especially in terms of hair and makeup!

So here are my favourite beauty looks of the evening, in no particular order:

First up, Amber Rose. I’m such an Rosebud. I love this woman. Her look is amazing and she is such a good mother and is so supportive of Wiz. So she is always in my favourite looks of any award show she attends. Furthermore her makeup artist, Priscilla Ono, is perhaps my fave MUA of all time. Check out her gorgeous look below:

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I love the natural golden glow on her eyes with the subtle pink sheen to the lips. Plus those eyebrows are on POINT! Perfect, Muva.

Next up, Paris Hilton. I know, but it isn’t about her, it’s all about her makeup artist, Etienne Ortega. His glam on Paris is flawless.

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The extra dark smokey eye with the nude lip compliments her hair and skin perfectly. He makes her look classy, which is pretty impressive. And I love the pink blusher. Pink blush is so underrated these days because everyone is feeling the peachy tones, but I still rep the pink.

This next woman has received a lot of flack recently for being asked to play Aliyah in a biopic about the singer’s life. Due to the hate, she turned the part down. I think the negativity was unnecessary because it was not her fault she was asked. People just don’t want this movie to happen but it was unfair to take it out on her. It is Zendaya Coleman.

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Unfortunately I could not find a close up of her face for the makeup, but I love this hair. As my dolls know, I am big into braids so anyone braided up gets my approval!

This next girl is one to watch. Tinashe.

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She’s a singer and performed her single ‘2 on’ at the show. She also looks fantastic with her caramel curls and super feline eye liner. It’s lined right into the inner corners to accentuate the almond shape of her eyes. So cute.

Next is cutie Karrueche. I personally preferred her overall look from the award’s Pre Dinner, but she still looked cute last night.

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The loose curls are very youthful and pretty, and I like the lined eyes with the nude lips, but personally I think this look from the Pre Dinner wins:

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The sleek hair looks so much more grown up and less Disney. Plus the major eyelashes and super bronzed skin are killer. I love the dab of highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes. It’s a great trick for looking more awake. Beautiful.

Pia Mia Perez is some singer/songwriter/actress/model but probably more Instagram famous than actually famous.  Her looks are always so fire. She’s definitely my hairspiration and she looked fantastic last night.

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She is just so cool. I LOVE the hair with the white bandanna tied, plus the dark red lips with her skin tone is perfection. The has this gorgeous golden glow going on which is TO DIE.

RHOA ‘star’ Kenya Moore turnt up last night with this fabulous look in orange

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Here’s a close up of her makeup:

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Her MUA, Arianna Garcia, used Anastasia Beverley Hills on her brows and the lashes are Flutter Lashes Inc. I love the top and bottom false lashes look. Later on in the evening she applied an orangey lipstick to match her dress and it looked great.

Actress Raven Goodwin also looked fierce last night.

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Another girl rocking the orange lips. And that eye makeup is amazing. I love the eyeshadow in the outer edge of the lid going up to the brow bone, used to give a more feline shape to the eyes. Plus her skin is just glowing.

Last but not least, Adrienne Bailon looking hella elegant:

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Maybe the hair is just a little too scraped back for my taste, it just looks a bit severe with the already OTT makeup. This makeup would have worked better with a more relaxed ‘do. She’s got the eyes lined and lashed up to the nines and the orangey/red lips that are so on trend. Even though I am not a big fan of matte skin, it does look great  on her.

I recommend watching the awards, if only just for Chris Rock’s jokes.