How to Recreate Amal Alamuddin’s Makeup Look from the Golden Globes

attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Amal Alamuddin was the obvious star of the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Clad in classic Dior, the powerhouse human being hit the red carpet with her trophy husband as well as a seriously beautiful beauty look created by the amazing Charlotte Tilbury. 

When asked about inspiration for the look, Tilbury said, “Amal knows and loves my products – she wears my Matte Revolution Lipsticks in Walk of Shame, Bond Girl and Amazing Grace. I went into today knowing what she likes, so I created a retro beauty look inspired by the silver screen sirens that fits her classic style.”

#NailedIt. I’m a huge fan of Charlotte and her cosmetic line, so I’m thrilled to share the scoop on which products she used to create this timeless look for Mrs. Clooney. Here are the deets:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask was used to create a veil of perfection on the skin. Charlotte then applied Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream to the entire face followed by Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow to create a flawless soft focus and an instant “spotlight” effect, which acted as the perfect base to the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in 7 Medium.
  • Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher concealer in 2 Fair and 3 Medium underneath the eye. Rid the face of any unwanted oils with a dusting of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 2 Medium down the middle of the face only to keep Amal’s skin dewy and fresh.
  • Next, Charlotte used Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Cara D to perfect brows and shape the face. 
  •  To bring out the golden highlights in Amal’s eyes, Charlotte applied the pop shade from Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita across the lids. Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown was applied around the eye. To soften the liner, Charlotte Tilbury The Classic in Sophia was applied over the top. Charlotte applied three coats of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes to the top lashes and only one coat to bottom lashes to create an open-eyed look.
  • To add an unbeatable red carpet-worthy glow, use Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow to highlight and sculpt the cheek, nose, jawline and temples.
  • To create the perfect cheek, Charlotte used both Cheek to Chic in Love Glow and First Love across the cheekbones. 
  • Finish with the perfect velvety, red lip by using Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Savage Rose along with a mixture of Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Night Crimson and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red.
  • Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow for moisture and a dewy finish followed by Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body to sculpt and illuminate the limbs.

Ta-da! Now you can look like George Clooney’s wife, too. You’re welcome.

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#STARTHERE with Walgreens for a Healthy and Beautiful New Year

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Happy New Year! First thing’s first – it’s time to update your beauty bags, stock up on the essentials, and take action to feel more happy, healthy and beautiful in 2015!

#STARTHERE with Walgreens and grab the latest high quality beauty products from COVERGIRL, Olay and Crest. At Walgreens, you can get all the necessities at one place to make it easier to keep all of your resolutions. In addition to the awesome beauty goodies, you can get Walgreens’ new pedometer that tracks your steps as well as the new line of Delish water to carry while you exercise.

It just so happens that I have a bunch of resolution-loving goodies to give away today, too! Kick off 2015 the right way with this amazeballs Walgreens prize pack featuring some of my absolute favorite new products.

Here’s the scoop on the prize pack:

  • $75 Walgreens gift card
  • CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara in Very Black
  • CoverGirl Outlast lip color in Plum Berry
  • Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème
  • Pantene Weekly Rehab Crème
  • Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects
  • Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh toothpaste 5.5oz
  • ZzzQuil Liquicaps 24ct.
  • Walgreens Digital Pedometer
  • Contigo Autoseal Grace Water Bottle
  • Reusable Walgreens tote bag

Ready to win it? See the Rafflecopter widget below for entry options. Good luck!

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Check out the Hottest Lip Trends with Glam’s Latest Style Spotting Video

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Pucker up! As most of you know, I participated in a fabulous beauty and content creation extravaganza in LA when I flew over to judge the Glam Beauty 100 awards a few months ago.

Here is one of the many projects we worked on – a fun Style Spotting video featuring some of the season’s hottest trends in lip colors. Get up close with our favorite shades, from sheer nudes and radiant reds to prismatic pinks and punchy purples. These pouts will make any look pop… especially for New Year’s Eve!

One thing the #GlamFam knows how to do is get kissable lips, right?

(Btw, the lippie I’m applying in the video is Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Whisper. It’s amazing.)

Subscribe to Glam on Youtube for even more beauty goodness. Muah!

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Obsession of the Day: Cover FX Illuminating Primer


My friends at Cover FX recently sent me a bottle of their brand new Illuminating Primer and I just have one thing to say… I’m in love.

The newest launch from Cover FX preps the face for makeup while it assists in giving the skin a more radiant appearance. The Illuminating Primer’s mineral complex works bounces light off the skin, creating the appearance of a natural-looking, luminous glow.

It’s packed with super fancy ingredients that make your skin look like perfection. Gatuline Radiance Illuminate and Refine is a natural, preservative-free ingredient that improves the look of dull looking skin and supports microcirculation. Hylasome EG10, a Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, helps to moisturize and leave skin hydrated. Panthenol, Provitamn B5, gives skin a smoother, supple appearance. In short, this multi-tasking formula will make your face look awesome.

I actually wore it underneath my makeup for a recent magazine photoshoot (more on that later!) and I’m so thrilled with the result. Glow big or go home!

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Celebrate the Holidays with Festive DeKuyper Cocktails

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Tis the season for delicious cocktails! My favorite part of holiday entertaining is definitely whipping up festive concoctions for guests (and matching my drinks to my lipstick, naturally). I’ve teamed up with DeKuyper to spread the news about some amazing holiday cocktails for your next shindig. DeKuyper cordials and liquers are the perfect ingredients to add to your cocktails for a relaxing and entertaining evening. Read on for three of my absolute favorite DeKuyper recipes to get into the holiday spirit(s). ;)

Mint Whipped Hot Chocolate


This treat is like a supercharged mint hot chocolate! It incorporates all the delicious flavors of the season with the added bonus of ultimate relaxation. Sip and savor this warm cocktail on a cold winter night.


• 1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Whipped Vodka

• Hot Chocolate (prepare steaming hot according to manufacturer’s instructions)


1. Build ingredients in order in a heat-proof mug.

2. Top with whipped cream and a cherry (optional).


Caramel Eggnog Martini


It wouldn’t be holiday time without a little eggnog! This festive martini melds butterscotch goodness, whipped cream taste, and traditional eggnog for a rich treat your guests will love.


• 1 part DeKuyper® Buttershots®Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Whipped® Vodka

• 2 parts eggnog


1. Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.

2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

3. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.


Blue Sparkle  


The Blue Sparkle tastes just as good as it looks! This bubbly cocktail is perfect for a holiday cocktail or your standard girls’ night out. I will be drinking one of these when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve!


• 1 part DeKuyper® Blue Curacao Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Orange Vodka

• 3 parts champagne


1. Pour liqueur and vodka into champagne glass.

2. Top with chilled champagne.

Now, do you want to know an even easier (but still awesome!) way to incorporate some DeKuyper fun into your holidays? Grab a bottle of two of my absolute favorites (DeKuyper Sour Apple and DeKuyper Watermelon) for an automatically festive cocktail situation – especially at Christmastime! Confession: I like these enough to sip straight with no other mixers. This festive color combo will wow your guests whether you put them together in martini glasses… or just pour a handful of Christmas colored shots!

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Be sure to follow DeKuyper on Facebook and Pinterest for more even more holiday cocktail inspiration. Cheers!


Tis the season for great cocktails! What will wow your guest and set your holiday party apart, the perfect cocktail made by you. DeKuyper offers over 50 mixable and versatile flavors of cordials, liqueurs, crèmes, brandies and schnapps for thousands of amazing cocktails. Explore our website at to find one that is perfect for you or visit us on Facebook and Pinterest to see some of our favorites. Plus, you can always create your own recipe and share it with us! 

[Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DeKuyper via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DeKuyper.]

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Ellis Faas Makeup Launches Thursday at ARROJO Studio in New York City


Fun beauty event alert!

Ellis Fass makeup is launching at ARROJO NYC, located at 180 Varick Street in SoHo, on Thursday, Dec. 18. To celebrate its exclusive arrival, all makeup sessions on Thursday will be complimentary! Come get your face done by yours truly and learn about these unique and effective products.

Her eponymous makeup collection was called “a true pièce de résistance” by Harper’s Bazaar. It’s a fav of makeup artists and beauty junkies alike. Ellis’ products have been featured on runways from Giorgio Armani to Fendi, in ad campaigns from Missy Sixty to Louis Vuitton, and in magazines from Vogue to W.

Appointments are available from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. These appointments are open to the public and can be pre-booked by calling 212-242-7786. Walk-in appointments will also be offered, but availability is not guaranteed. Hope to see you there!


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Ring in the New Year with COVERGIRL Lipstick and Rent the Runway Fashion

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My basic formula for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve? A power lip and a killer dress. If you feel the same, you’re in luck! My friends at COVERGIRL and Rent the Runway have exactly what you need! (And I’m also giving away some treats at the end of this post, too!)

First thing’s first, you need to find a slammin’ dress for the big night. This year I selected the Badgley Mischka Manhattan Socialite dress for myself (which actually has nothing to do with the fact that I just moved to Manhattan). It is the perfect black sparkly cocktail dress for a night like New Year’s Eve. Trust.


If my style differs from yours, Rent the Runway features a variety of different dresses for the occasion… or any occasion, for that matter!

To take the look to the next level of glam, be sure to swipe on some COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick, deliciously rich color infused with moisturizing shea butter for a lippie that’s irresistible. I’m obsessing over the rich red Succulent Cherry shade, but the product is available in 36 shades you can’t help but crave. Try hues from all four color families: smooth nudes, rich reds, yummy plums, and luscious pinks. Trust me, there’s a shade for everyone!

You can find the new COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick at Walmart. If you’d rather win your own (along with a $50 Rent the Runway Gift Card!), hop on Instagram, follow me (@KLMcBroom) and show me a photo of the type of look you’d like to create for New Year’s Eve if you win using the hashtag #KissedbyCOVERGIRL. Don’t forget to tag me in it! Good luck!

[Disclosure: This post was sponsored by COVERGIRL via SheSpeaks.]

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The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop NYC Returns This Weekend


The Makeup Show opens its doors to the public at the return of their highly anticipated Holiday Pop-Up Shop this Saturday and Sunday. For these two days, consumers and makeup artists alike can pick up beauty products offered at steep discounts and get their holiday shopping done for the fashionistas on their list. Some of the brands will only be offering these discounts exclusively at The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop. I know I’ll be there to check out the goods and stock up on my makeup kit favorites!

The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop will feature over 40 top beauty brands, each selling products at discounts ranging from 20 to 40% off.  Participating brands include Kevyn Aucoin, Stila Cosmetics, Crown Brush, Static Nails, Armour Beauty, INGLOT Cosmetics, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Temptu, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Mario Badescu, among many others.

The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop is held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday December 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor, in NYC.  Tickets are $25 each day, and can be purchased here. See you there!

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Get the Look: Victoria Beckham at the British Fashion Awards


All hail Posh Spice.

The fashion icon looked stunning earlier this week at the British Fashion Awards. Celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero created this gorgeous beauty look for Victoria Beckham at the event, where Poshy took home the “Brand of the Year” award.

Sarah’s inspiration for this look was “glossy glam.” She kept the focus on the eyes and brows. Soft, sultry, sexy eye makeup was the highlight of the evening’s look. Read on for the scoop on the beauty products she used to get this sleek effect…

BROWS: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color in Dark was used to create a soft, feathery, fuller looking brow to frame the entire face and keep them looking natural. #browsonfleek

EYES: Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Deep Burgundy and the Eyes Are the Window Palette in Soul were layered to create the eye look. Mile High Lashes Mascara completed the look.

FACE: Complexion was kept fresh. To enhance Victoria’s naturally glowing skin, Sarah blended Stila CC Cream with a foundation brush all over the face. Shape & Shade Contour Duo (new for Spring 2015) was used to heighten cheekbones and Convertible Color in Camellia was added for a pop of color on cheeks.

LIPS: Lips were kept matte by combining Makeup Forever Lip Liner #23 and Convertible Color in Camellia.

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Shop for the Holidays at the Walmart Holiday Fragrance Gift Center


Ready for the holidays yet? If the answer is no, don’t fret! Luckily, Walmart has everything you need for every person on your list. Walmart’s Holiday Fragrance Center is your one stop shop for your holiday fragrance gifts. There, you can find gift recommendations and even coupons for premium savings off of your favorite scents!

The process is so simple. Just visit the Holiday Fragrance Gift Center, take the quick quiz and, receive a $4 fragrance coupon at the end! The $4 coupon works with any of the featured Coty fragrance items priced at $14.88 or higher.

What Holiday Shopper Are You?

Along with your quiz results, Walmart  suggests fragrances you might enjoy for yourself or the person you’re gifting this season.

The Holiday Fragrance Center boasts an impressive collection of high quality perfumes and colognes, but my favorite on this list is Lady Gaga’s Fame. In fact, it was the first fragrance review I ever wrote for Martinis and Mascara! I highly recommend it for gift-giving this season. I wear it all the time!


Other options in Walmart’s holiday offerings include Killer Queen by Katy Perry (an amazing sweet scent), Beyonce’s Heat Rush (citrusy goodness), and Nautica Blue (still as classic and yummy as ever), to name a few. k2-_1af9215d-320d-4465-b571-72a2a2988640.v1 k2-_0f2bbbd9-f322-4a37-b749-95caac88a67d.v1 k2-_3338e687-f27a-4c65-9ed2-cd95f1f70021.v1

For even more savings, enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a $50 gift card! You can get quite a lot of perfume with that at Walmart’s killer prices. Happy shopping!

Holiday Fragrance Gift Center Giveaway

[This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.]

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