BEAUTY & HAIR: "ROCKIN' ROMANCE" A GRAMMY AWARDS INSPIRATION LOOK BY COVERGIRL AND PANTENE

Last Sunday January 26, 2014 on Grammy night the #BeautyUnited beauty blogger team gathered together at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto for a Grammy twitter party.  #musicglam

We ate, had a signature music glam drink, got touch ups, all while watching the Grammys red carpet and tweeting our favourite makeup looks, hair and dresses.  We interacted with our followers and of course prizes where given out via Twitter from our host of the night Arianne AKA @TheGlitterGeek

Once the red carpet was over, we selected our favourite of the night.  Majority of the room where in agreement on the overall look of Paris Hilton, yes, I know! we were all shocked how good she looked!
We were also in love with Ora Rita's makeup, her smokey eyes where flawless.

While we watched the Grammys and tweeted our finger off, CoverGirl's PRO Makeup Artist Amelie Ducharme and Pantene Pro-V's Consulting Stylist Justin German took inspiration from our top pick looks and created this inspired combined look named Rockin' Romance.

The look is soft, romantic, sexy with a little edge. Read below the step by step instructions from Amelie and Justin on how to achieve this gorgeous look. 

Hair Look by Justin German, Pantene Pro-V Consulting Stylist
Prepare by washing hair with the new Pantene Pro-V Damage Detox Weekly Deep Cleanse Purifying Shampoo. Blow-dry with a round brush and pin in clips, like you would rollers – this will give you a great foundation for this updo. Set hair with Pantene Pro-V Stylers Anti-Humidity Mximum Hold Hairspray. After a few minutes, remove clips and shake out curls.

Spray in Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KERAGLOSS Oil Mist to relax the look and build texture. Now, part the hair in two sections. Start by collecting hair from temple to temple and pile it in a knot on top of your head. With the remaining hair, gather and put into a ponytail just below the crown. While the sides are tight to the head, they are not slick. We want an undone look!

Backbrush the ponytail, while misting with hairspray. Next, twist the ponytail downward and pin into the head all the way down.

Finish by tucking in the ends with a few bobby pins at the nape of the neck.
Undo the top section of hair and backbrush with a few spritzes of the Pro-V Stylers Anti-Humidity spray.
Then lift hair at the front, creating tons of volume, roll and pin into the top of the hair roll that wascreated with the bottom section of the hair – connecting the top and bottom into one.
For the final touch, using your fingertips, pull out a few pieces of hair from the front, lifting and spraying for even more volume and texture.
Finish with a few sprays of KERAGLOSS for extra shine.

Makeup Look by Amélie Ducharme, COVERGIRL Makeup Pro
To keep focus on the eyes, skin must look flawless. Create your base with COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation with a foundation brush.
Even out any dark circles by applying COVERGIRL + Olay Eye Rehab CC Cream with a concealer brush. Apply in a triangular shape under the eye - from corner to corner and down toward the nose. 
Next, lightly apply COVERGIRL Clean Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder under the eye to set concealer. Also apply on forehead, nose and chin for a natural yet matte skin finish.
With your finger, apply COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow in Ohh La Lilac all over the mobile lid up to the crease and along the bottom lashline with a flat shadow brush.
Using a shadow brush, apply COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black to the outside corner of the lid and then from the inside corner, blending toward the center of the eye, connecting both sides in the crease. To create dimension, apply the plum shadow from the COVERGIRL EyeEnhancer 4-Kit Shadow in Prom Queen to the middle of the lid, just below the crease. 
Also, sweep this plum colour under the eye. Then, rim the bottom of the eye, tighter to the lashline, with the Shadow Pot in Molten Black, blending slightly wider toward the outer corner of the eye.
Next, line the entire waterline with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast Eye Liner in Black Fire. To intensify the look, use this pencil to trace over the shadow on the outer corners of the eye and blend out and up using the sponge tip on the other end of the pencil. Using a shadow brush, connect the shadow from the top and bottom lids just beyond the outside corner, lifting up and out toward the temple, elongating the eye. The further out, the more dramatic the look!  Using COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion, trace along the upper lashline starting from the inner corner and creating a thicker line as you move to the outer corner extending just beyond the lash in an upward movement.
Coat lashes with COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black. Start with multiple coats of Step 1 for extreme volume, then apply Step 2 for a pitch black glossy finish. Finish the eye look by applying the silver shade from the Prom Queen palette under the brow.
For this smoldering look, you want to create a thick, strong brow. Fill in brows with COVERGIRL Brow & EyeMakers Pencil one shade darker than your natural colour.
To contour the face, use COVERGIRL Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices. Starting with the darkest shade of the palette, apply just under the cheek bone at the temple. As you move toward the apple of the cheek blend the middle and lightest shade. 
Finally, prep lips by applying moisturizer topped with a thin layer of your foundation to cover any redness around the mouth. Then, fill in your pout with COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Yummy – a great pastel pink! For a more matte finish, apply a light dusting of Clean Pressed Powder

The inspiration of Rockin' Romance came from Ora Rita's fabulous smokey eyes and Paris Hilton's magnificent hair coif.


Photo credits for pictures below: Arthur Mola






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