Hair and Make-up By Carmelina Tarallo *** The World of Glamour!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Modern Glam - Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde has not only hit the big time in Hollywood with her talent and acting skills. She has also graced our glossy magazines with her style, glamourous looks and flawless beauty.
I have done a lot of googling on Olivia and every image I see is more captivating than the other.

She is what I call a blank canvas/natural beauty. No matter what the overall concept of a shoot is she embraces it and pulls it off.

Vintage Glam

The Wilde Side of Olivia!

60's Chic!

Rocky Edge!

Sultry Glam Couture!

As you can see from these images Olivia is not afraid to try something new and is confident with her beauty to show the world that there is more to her than just good acting skills.

Olivia caught my attention a while back on the red carpet when she wore a beautiful bling Marchesa dress to the Golden Globes. Not only was the dress amazing but her makeup was flawless and neutral. Her hair was free-flowing with a bold fringe. A perfect combination. Allowing the gorgeous dress to do the talking.

Don't get me wrong I LOVE glamour....... especially Hollywood Glamour. I have done many red carpet events and have never been asked to do the 'almost no make-up look'. Make-up is a comfort blanket on the red carpet.... so I salute Olivia to put her natural Wilde beauty on show!!

Olivia's stunning eye colour, pouty lips and great cheekbones means she can achieve some amazing looks.

A perfect look to compliment these bold features is a smokey eye look. Doesn't matter if it's a bold smokey look with black eyeshadow and dewy skin. Or delicate strokes of  kohl or liquid liner to just softly line her eyes. Olivia know what works best.

I can guarantee one thing..... I bet a lot of women out there wished they were as talented and stunning as this starlet.
Who said you need lots of make-up and grooming to be a success in Hollywood or an icon to people worldwide.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Be Bold and Bring Back the Bun!

The ballerina has always been well known for her pointy toes, her elegant poise, her captivating dancing and the bun.

The bun has changed so much over the years that it is very hard to categorize it in any way. It can alternate from small and sleek to huge and messy. With little added extras from curls, twists, plaits and not forgetting positioning on the head.

For many years now the bun has been worn by the dainty flower girls to the rock chicks with added edge.

Don't worry if you think you don't have enough hair for a particular look. There is always the aid of hairpieces, clip on buns and hair rings which all help in creating or adding depth and size to a bun.

A bun is also good for changing your body shape, odd you might think but it's true. If you are petite and want a bit of extra height a high bun on top of the head adds inches. Also if you have a round face and want to make it look slightly slimmer a hair-do with height elongates the face.  If you have a slender face a side bun will add width balancing out your proportions.

A bun is very easy to achieve and is good for every occasion. It's a fab style to wear during the day to get your hair out of your face, a good alternate to a ponytail or plait. And can be made extra special for the evening. Make it as big as you like, add accessories and have fun achieving a red carpet show stopper.

From the low...

To the mid...

To the high...

To the side...

Not forgetting the brides...

Add your own style with curls, plaits or twists...

As you can see from these pictures. The celebs love a bun. It's so elegant and timeless. Once you have started to love a bun, mix it up! Try them high and low add curls and plaits. It will stop you style from being boring and give you the edge over others.

All you need to achieve some of these fab styles is some rubber bands, a back combing brush/comb, hair pins, hairspray and if needed a bun ring.

Have fun ladies and don't forget..........Be Bold, Be Brave and Bring Back the Bun!

Friday, 11 November 2011

The Jewel in your Eye!

If you're anything like me and like to experiment with new things. The new autumn/winter trend is definitely going to grab your attention. It's 'The Jewel Tone' collection. Rich, velvety tones full of body and colour. From magazine and catwalk to red carpets and TV. These jewel inspired colours are everywhere. Starting with gowns, coats and beautiful outfits and finishing off with shoes, gloves, scarfs, jewellery and not forgetting makeup.

As you can see they can be adapted in any way and look absolutely stunning. Incorporating these gorgeous tones with luxurious fabrics means everything can be mixed and matched from top toe toe to make one hell of a statement.

Jewel tone makeup has always been around but sometimes can be put aside or forgotten about at the risk of looking too glam or over done. I think by adding key pieces and making it 'your style' you can get the best makeup looks.

Some Jewel Tones

How sexy are these colours.

These eyes really do twinkle!

Take some inspiration from these looks and gleam like the precious stone you've always wanted to be!

As you can see so many different looks can be achieved. Just take a chance and see if you like any. Use single tones or mix them together to compliment an occasion or outfit. I picked these looks because I think they are completely wearable and create a great impact. So don;t be afraid to copy some of these sultry looks.
Party  season is coming soon and it is the perfect opportunity to show people the sparkle in your eyes with the jewel tones.

If you feel the makeup is too strong for you. There are many jewel tone nail polishes with amazing finishes. I have a huge collection myself and love the richness of the colours. 

Go on treat yourself!!