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Olivia Pope (Scandal) Makeup Tutorial

I love the makeup Olivia (Kerry Washington) wears in Scandal! It’s always a bit smokey yet conservative. Here’s how to achieve the subtle, matte smokey eye that is sure to turn heads, maybe even a president’s!

Stila One Step Corrector:
Smashbox Undereye Primer:

Trish Eye Base:
Trish Intense Gel Liner:
Smashbox Trio in Filter:
Mac Eyeshadow Saddle:
Trish Lash Curling Mascara:

Trish Instant Eye Lift:
Bobbi Brown Concealer:
Armani Fluid Sheer 10:
Dior Capture Totale Foundation
YSL Creme de Blush 3:
NARS Laguna Bronzer:
Chantecaille Natural Pencil:
NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Laquer:

What the heck am I doing teaching hair?!

Hell has frozen over everyone. I, Megan Dugan, queen of the original sock-bun has a hair tutorial. I learned this style from my new hair guru Lauren Clark, a stylist at Robert Vetica salon located in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. I have always thought the best red carpet look is long, flowing hair perfectly waved to the side. I’ve never figured it out and always gave myself “mom hair” (no offense to moms), you know, random curls that look like bad homecoming ‘do’s? Curls have never been in my favor and my natural waves make me look somewhat homeless, or like a just released inmate.

The trick to this style is setting the curls, and FINGER STYLING. I never knew about finger styling until recently, and it’s changed everything. To get this trick at home, follow along!

Products needed:

Leonor Greyl Mousse


1″ wand (I typed wang 3 times on accident) – The same one I have

Elnett Hairspray

Wide tooth comb

The famous Mason Pearson: INDULGE!

A few of my favorite things… from Trish McEvoy!

trish mcevoy cosmetics

If I’ve ever done your makeup I’ve surely used Trish product on you. The brand, solely owned by Trish herself, is constantly adapting and becoming a household name. What sets Trish aside from other brands is the education behind the product. That’s why I have been so drawn to it over the years. Besides that, every product works wonders and is designed for women to be able to use even if they aren’t naturall blessed with the makeup gene. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a pro makeup artist, there are essentials that beat out every other brand and I show them in my newest tutorial.



Ridiculously Easy Smokey Eye Tutorial


via MDMAmakeup on Instagram

I am pretty good with being able to understand problems people have with makeup. I’m very blessed that I just have always seemed to get how to hold my skin to apply eyeliner, what faces to make when doing my brows.. it just comes natural. I realize about 75% of people who use makeup don’t have those built in makeup superpowers. That’s okay! You should still be able to give yourself a sultry eye without a visit to the makeup counter. Here’s how!

Products used:

Laura Mercier Eye Base: Wheat

Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow: Burnt (I think I said brown) Sugar

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre: Mirifique

MAC Pigment: Naked, Reflects Gold (MAC Store Only)

Dior Art Pen Liner

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner: Rue Saint Honore

YSL Faux Cils Mascara: #5 (Best EVER)

MAC Brow Gel Pot: Dirty Blonde
Was limited edition, can be replaced with Color of your choice in Anastasia Dipbrow

Golden Globes 2013 Red Carpet Makeup

I love any excuse to get dressed up so red carpet events are a personal drug to me. I love seeing people we are entertained by in film go characterless and come together in some serious jewels and designer duds. While E! may be nitpicking about who wore the best gown- I can’t help but critique the makeup!

Watching this years GG’s on a 50″ LCD TV gave me a whole new reason to keep my eyes glued! Everyone was HD ready and it showed!

It was evident that the makeup trend last night was BOLD eyes and natural lips (not really nude, but a true lippy color). Here are some of my favorites:

Kristen Wiig


My favorite look of the night by far! She had such a perfect smokey eye that I emulated it today (see below). The red carpet pictures don’t show the perfection as much as when she was on stage but it was dark, sultry but not over the top. Lot’s of women I work with in their mid/late 30’s wouldn’t dare to wear a bold eye like this but Kristen rocked it and looked stunning. Dating Strokes rocker Fabrizzio Moretti must be bringing out her inner badass.

To recreate this look use a full coverage foundation that will make your skin appear smooth as butter such as Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. For added perfection a concealer like Cle de Peau will cover even the darkest of circles and brighten your overall look. Dust a peachy blush like NARS Deep Throat on the apples of your cheeks and then run through the center of your face with whatever is left on your brush. I used the new MAC Brow Collection “Dirty Blonde” Fluidline Brow Gel to shape my brows then added more drama with the Veluxe Pencil in Deep Brunette. On the lips, a subtle shine lipstick such as Chanel “Boy” does the trick because this focus is all about eyes (I used NARS Sex Machine).

To get Kristen’s perfect smokey eye you’re going to need to break out your brushes. To prep my eye I used MAC Painterly Paint Pot smudged from my lash line to my brow. I then grabbed my NARS Kalahari duo and blended with the MAC 217 brush nearly all the way up to the brow. I used the more lavender (right) side all over the eye and the topazy gold side (left) dusted on the lid and into the crease. While I liked the look and thought it looked like Kristen’s I made mine a little bit more dramatic by adding NARS Mekong Shadow at my lashline and blending up very softly. I used NARS Mambo liner on the bottom smudged with MAC Brown Script and tightlined my eyes with Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Liner in Black. I topped the look off with Chanel Le Volume Mascara.


Jessica Chastain


A classic, beautiful look matched perfectly with her hair and wardrobe. Jessica is newly famous but has made a huge impact in the movie biz with her role in Zero Dark Thirty. She won best actress and her makeup artist made an appropriate decision with her makeup. She didn’t need to look like anyone else or too sultry because she isn’t that recognizable *yet*. Her MUA gave her a very “Old Hollywood” look with subtle contouring, a nice berry lip and a natural, eye that was simply tightlined and made bolder with long and separated lashes.

To recreate this look try Trish McEvoy BB Cream, NARS Orgasm Blush, YSL Glossy Stain in #3, Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Bare and Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Liner in Black smudged into your lash line. Top with a lengthening Mascara such as Cle de Peau “The Mascara.”

The “Can you believe I just gave birth?!” Look… Claire Danes!!!


Good Lord!!! Claire Danes has literally never looked so good! Representing her role as Carrie on the Showtime Drama, Homeland, Claire had her makeup artist create magic by stripping the delusional, sometimes bi-polar and never really dressed up character into a total seductress! With the red dress, tousled blonde waves, flawless skin and that intense smokey eye, this is the reason I watch these Award shows. She’s a new mom and she makes it look easy for the rest of us.

To create this look use a foundation that will give you an instant photoshopped appearance such as (my well known favorite) Diorshow Airflash. When using Airflash I like to correct and conceal first (for this look I would choose a Bobbi Corrector and Illamasqua concealer) because I’ll be buffing the foundation over the top and don’t want any streaks or fingerprints. After taking care of the skin dust a Golden Bronzer such as DiorNude “002 Sunlight” over the contour areas. Top with a Peachy blush like YSL Creme de Blush 02. Claire has hooded eyes which are my favorite to smoke out. Try a Kohl Pencil around the entire eye such as MAC Smoulder and blend the line so that it’s smudged with a MAC 219 pencil brush. Use a MAC 217 blending brush in a greyish sultry shadow (try Patina from MAC) and blend just over the crease. Top with Dramatic Mascara like Chanel Le Volume and add a neutral pink lipstick and you’re set. Lashes are always a great option as well!!

I hope this inspired you to try some of these great Golden Globe looks! As always feel free to comment with any questions!

Emma Stone on the cover of July Vogue- Get the look!


The July cover of Vogue just leaked and needless to say Emma Stone is showing her rarely seen feminine side. As she is becoming more famous and transforming into a Hollywood leading lady, her style both fashion and beauty is quickly adapting as well. While the leaked pics aren’t the highest resolution (as of today), I thought it would be nice to give some tips on how to recreate her look.

1. For perfectly smooth skin start off with a great skincare routine.

I recommend everyone to use the Clarisonic with a non-drying cleanser. Follow with a hydrating Serum such as Kate Somerville Quench and then a hydrating moisturizer such as Diorsnow Gel Creme. Follow with a Primer such as Make Up For Ever HD Primer.

2. Have the perfect complexion.

My skin begs for good coverage but light texture during the summer. Cover any blemishes with a concealer the color of your skin. Follow with Dior AIRFLASH Foundation sprayed on a flat Kabuki brush and buff it into your skin. Highlight with the YSL Touche Eclat under your eyes, on the brow bone and bridge of your nose. Dust a light pink blush on your cheeks such as Deepthroat by NARS.

3. Make your eyes pop!

Conceal any redness or imperfections with a MAC paint pot in Painterly. Dust MAC Brulé shadow with a blending brush up to your brow bone. Follow with NARS Eyeshadow stick in Goddess around the inner corners of your eyes and a little on the center of your lid. Follow with a long wearing precision eyeliner such as NARS Via Veneto around your eyes on the waterline. Smudge a bit throughout the bottom lashline and set it with a Volumizing Mascara such as Clarins Wonder Perfect mascara.

4. Baby Pink Pout.

NARS makes the most perfect pink lipstick that isn’t drying. The shade is Roman Holiday. Try it out!

5. Defined Brows

Defined brows are ALWAYS in style. If you’re new to the idea, skip the pencil and go for a light neutral taupe such as Omega from MAC or Blondie from NARS. Brush the color into your brows in the direction of the hair growth with the Bobbi Brown brow brush.

This is the perfect date night look for Summer. Enjoy!

Avant Gard Look: Cayla S.



Philosophy Hope in a Jar

MAC Fast Response Eye Cream

OCC Skin Primer

MAC Prep+Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

OCC Airbrush Makeup in Y0, Y1, Hush, Pris (used with iwata airbrush machine)

Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper (AMAZING eye primer!)

NARS Lip Crayon in Dragon Girl (Used as eye base)

NARS Eyeshadow in Caravaggio (Swept over Dragon Girl lipstick)

MAKE UP FOR EVER shadow in Dark Raspberry 58 (Buffed out edges of shape)

MAC Eye Shadow in Dazzlelight (used on eye base above lashes, on the brow bone and as a highlighter on the cheekbones and forehead)

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer (dusted underneath cheekbones)

MAC Lingering Brow Pencil

MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner

Added After Photo:

Look of the Day!

Make Up For Ever face+body in 34.

Mac magically cool powder in Chile

Make up for ever star powder (cheekbones)

MAC paint in bamboom!

Make Up For Ever eyeshadow (brick color in crease)

Make Up For Ever flash palette silver (waterline)

MAC #35 lashes (discontinued)

MAC false lashes mascara

Make Up For Ever lipstick in 39

MAC sheen supreme lipstick in supremely confident

Look of the Day!


Prep + Prime Face by MAC

MAC Mineralize SatinFinish SPF 15 (NC30)

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NW20)

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder (Chile)

MAC Creme Color Base (Hush)

MAC “Beautiful Iris” Shadow (around temples & Cheekbones “C”)

HD Powder by Make Up For Ever


MAC Paint Pot (Painterly)

MAC “Gesso” Shadow

MAC “Tete-a-Tint” Shadow

MAC “Brun” Shadow”

MAC “Shadowy Lady” Shadow

MAC “Coffee” Liner (Bottom only)

ULTRAFLESH Panthera Mascara


“Spiked” by MAC


Rouge Artist Intense “39” by Make Up For Ever