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L’Oreal EverCreme

Who: Julianna Margulies

What: 64th Annual Emmy Awards

Makeup Artist: Molly Stern

Inspiration: Molly was inspired by Julianna’s Giambattista Valli couture gown which looked like an impressionist painting. For her look, she wanted to keep with that painterly theme and make her face look like it was done with watercolors vs. makeup.

 

Molly’s step-by-step:

  • First, I prepped Julianna’s skin with By Terry Rose de Balm Serum to give her natural complexion dew and glow.
  • Next, I sparingly applied L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Repair Absolute Foundation only where she needed it.
  • On her cheeks, I contoured using HOURGLASS Illume Sunset Cream Bronzer Duo and highlighted her bone structure with NARS Sex Appeal Blush.
  • For her eyes I based the lid with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H in Slate which is the most perfect gray I’ve ever used.
  • Over top and up into the crease, I dusted a combination of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Sultry Smoke mixed with NARS Ecstasy Pressed Shadow.
  • Under the eye I smudge the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H in Slate and highlighted the under inner eye with a spot of gold using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush.
  • Lastly, I topped off her lashes with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara in Black.
  • On her lips to keep with the wash of color, I pressed into her pout L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour in Merino Mauve to give them an earthy pinky/peach hue.

 

 

Products Used:

  • BY TERRY Baume de Rose, $59 at Barneys, Barneys.com, Space NK and SpaceNK.com
  • L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Repair Absolute Foundation in Nude Beige, $9.95 at drugstores
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H in Slate, $9.95 at drugstores
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Sultry Smoke & Amber Rush, $7.95 at drugstores
  • L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara in Black, $7.95 at drugstores
  • L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour in Merino Mauve, $9.99 at drugstores

Hair Stylist: Adir Abergel

Inspiration: Adir was inspired by the simple lines of the dress and wanted to mimic it with the hair. He went for a shiny, healthy texture that reflected light and had strong lines to it. A deep side part swept back into a classic chignon placed right in the middle of the head gave the illusion of a longer neck.

Adir’s step-by-step:

  • First, I started out by having the hair freshly washed with L’Oréal Paris EverCréme Intense Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.  This is an important step to get as much shine and hydration to the hair.
  • I applied L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum from roots to ends to seal the cuticle and to help get a smooth finish.
  • I followed the arch of the eyebrow to place my deep side parting.
  • I then took a round brush and blow dried the hair until it was completely dry.
  • Once it was completely smooth and dry, I applied L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Crème to the ends and went over them with a flat iron to flatten the cuticle and create as much shine as possible.
  • Before pulling the hair into a ponytail, placed right in the middle of the head, I applied some Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream.  This helped me tame any flyaways and created extra shine.
  • To finish the look, I wrapped the ponytail  around its base into a bun making sure it wasn’t too tight, pinned it in place and had a few of the ends showing.  This gave it a little softness I was looking for.
  • For all night hold, I finished with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum, $6.99 at drugstores
  • L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Crème, $6.99 at drugstores
  • Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream, $25 at Beauty.com
  • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray, $14.99 at drugstores

I was recently invited to the L’Oreal Studio to try the EverCreme line of products and more specifically — L’Oreal’s first ever cleansing condition. I was a bit apprehensive to agree to the blowout knowing that my hair was more than 60% natural and that it would take at least an hour to blow it out after washing.  Fast forward 1 hour and 30 minutes later, and I was done with my blow out.  See the transition below.

 Shown top center with Johnny Lavoy, celebrity stylist and official L’Oreal Consulting hair expert.

After the wash my hair did not feel stripped or squeaky, it was soft and required no special detangler to get the blow out process started. My stylist used L’Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Leave-in Spray in sections, to keep the hair damp during the blow out process. At the end of the blow out my hair was extremely soft and had a good amount of sheen and body. One person referred to it as “Anchor hair,” i.e. news anchors, possibly from the early 90s :)

I loved the results so much that I used the EverCreme Cleansing conditioner for my next wash, but followed the stylist direction to use the EverCreme Deep Nourishing Masque to boost the moisture in my hair and help strengthen it. This time, I dried my hair with a blow dryer and flat ironed it. The results were not the same as they were with the blow out but my hair was still soft and manageable.

 

On my next wash I also used the EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner, but this time I cut off all straight ends before styling (a new looks was on the way!). I let my hair dry naturally and then I damp twisted it using a moisturizing mist (review coming soon). My curls lasted for a week with one re-twist. What was more important for me, is that my scalp was not dry or flaky. My hair was a little dull by week four but my scalp was great!

The entire EverCreme line is formulated without sulphates and heavy coating waxes, instead, it is formulated with nourishing botanicals that contain omega 3 and 6 and a triple action conditioning system to moisturize, naturally. According to the manufacturer, the Cleansing Condition is three parts conditioner and one part shampoo. Though formulated for all hair types, I think this cleansing and treatment system that focuses on moisture retention makes L’Oreal EverCreme line excellent for dry, kinky curly, frizzy hair like mine.

On my next wash  I will use a clarifying shampoo on my ends to remove any buildup and follow up with the Cleansing Conditioner and Nourishing Masque.

It is important to follow the directions of the product manufacturer, but you should also listen to your hair (sounds crazy, but you should.) EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner is now a staple in my hair care regimen. L’Oreal EverCreme products have a starting price under $7 and are available wherever hair care products are sold.

Update:  Check out the Video from the Blogger Event.

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This post was written by @christenecarr

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