Natalie Portman Best Actress Makeup Tutorial - Makeup Look Inspired by Natalie Portman At The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Oscars

 Recreate Natalie's Oscar night look! 

Hello lovelies!  Yes, Oscar night is behind us now, but that doesn't mean we can't relive some of those fabulous red carpet moments with makeup looks inspired by some of our favorite stars.  It was great to see Natalie Portman go home with the Oscar.  Having followed her career for a long time and now to see her as a mom to be, I am thrilled that she went home with the Best Actress award.

Natalie's look from the red carpet.  Bronzey eye with soft lips and cherub cheeks.  Very elegant and composed without too much focus on one feature.  Just letting her radiant face shine through.

 I wish I had earrings like hers!

Here is my step-by-step tutorial on how to get this look inspired by Natalie Portman.  I prepped my face with MAC Strobe Cream to get a lit from within glow.  I primed my face with Make Up For Ever HD Primer in #6 and used Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in #125.  I dusted my face with MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Power.  For blush I used Make Up For Ever HD Blush in #6.  On lips I used MAC Dazzleglass Creme in Soft Dazzle.

 1. Prep eye with primer.  I used Nars Smudge Proof Eye Primer.  Then MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study on the lid and browbone.
 2. Line lower lash line from the inner corners to the center with a light champagne liner.
 3. Line the top lashline and lower outer 1/3 with a bronze pencil.  Line the upper waterline from the center to the outer corner only with a black waterproof pencil.

 4. Apply base soft brown shade.  I'm using MAC Rich Flesh Eye Shadow (Matte).
 5. Apply soft gold shade to the upper part of the lid.  I'm using RMK eye shadow in Shiny Brown Gold.
 6. Use a darker shade to cut a crease and work your way through the outer third of the eye.  I'm using Lancome Colour Design eyeshadow in 4Style.
 7. Blend, blend, blend.
 8. Apply a metallic shade to capture light and draw attention to the eye.  I'm using MAC Tan pigment.  Pack on the center of the eye.
 9. Add the same color to the outer third of the lower lashline, on top of where you put your bronze liner.  Smudge it out.   To create a more dramatic effect you can bring this portion to the tear duct and/or try using a darker eyeliner and then smudging it out.
 10. Curl lashes, apply mascara and lashes.  Draw your brows and you are done!
 Swatches of the products used.  Click to enlarge any photo!
  1. Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner in 14K
  2. Clarins Waterproof Eye Pencil in Bronze
  3. MAC eye shadow in Rich Flesh (matte)
  4. RMK Eyeshadow in Shiny Brown Gold
  5. MAC Tan pigment
I apologize because I know some of these products are LE or not available anymore, but it doesn't mean you can't get the same look with similar products.  Remember this is "inspired by!"  Just go with what you got!  Why try to be Natalie when you can be you! 

Get ready for your close-up because you are done!

Happy New Year - 2011 Will Rock - A Look Back at 2010

Peace, Love, Beauty in 2011!

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope everyone's NYE was safe, happy and  most of all FUN!  We have a lot of high hopes for 2011. 

Not to dwell on the past, but we had to mention some of our favorite things from last year.  We are looking forward to all the exciting things in the world of beauty that 2011 has to offer.  We wish everyone the best this year.  Thank you so much for helping Beautyburg get off the ground in 2010, and we know that this is just the beginning of a really exciting future.  Beautyburg's New Year's Resolution is to try to be the best blog it can be!

So... Let's just revisit some of our favorite things from 2010.

These are in no particular order, and some products shown were not launched in 2010 but new to us that year.  For more detail click on the appropriate links to the reviews.

MAC Venomous Villains

E.L.F. HD Powder

OPI Shrek Collection - Fiercely Fiona on the right

Burberry - the makeup line

What were your favorite beauty items of 2010?  What are you looking forward to in 2011?  Do you have any beauty resolutions for 2011?

Black and White Swans - Makeup Looks Inspired by Natalie Portman in The Black Swan

White and Black Swans - Inspired by the movie, The Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman.

Last week while back in NYC, two of my beautiful friends volunteered to let me transform them into beautiful swans!  G, White Swan, and E, Black Swan, had just seen the movie and were psyched about recreating looks inspired by the film.

Swans side view.

E as the Black Swan.

Products used for the Black Swan look:
Most of this look was created with Make Up For Ever's 12 Flash Color Palette.  It's a great staple to have in your kit.  The shades are super pigmented.  It seems cliched to say that you can do anything with it, but it truly is a great product to have.  $95 at Sephora.
Eyes: MUFE 12 Flash Color Palette, black and silver.  The black was first drawn on and filled in (use tape to get clean lines, I did the winged part free-hand).  Then set with a matte black eyeshadow (I used one from Inglot).  Then I used the silver in the 12 Flash to create the feathered look.  Set with powder if you are going out in this look.
Lashes:  MUFE 25120
Foundation: lotion mixed with the white from MUFE 12 Flash, set with E.L.F. HD Powder.
Cheeks: Lancome Miel Glace
Lips: Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre de Feu

The Black Swan Eye.
The colors here were entirely from MUFE's 12 Flash Color Case.

Lashes are from Make Up For Ever.

Beautiful White Swan.

In the movie, Natalie Portman's character is much more comfortable playing the angelic, virginal white swan.  I wanted to create a soft, innocent look on G's gorgeous face with soft pale colors and dramatic, but not heavy eyes.  Her skin was taken a few shades paler for more of an angel look.

Products used for the White Swan look:
Foundation: Cinema Secrets Foundation - Kit #7
Face powder: E.L.F. HD Powder
Eye base: Nars Smudgeproof eyeshadow base
Eyeshadow and brows: Beauties Factory 120 Palette
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero
Blush: Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Chased
Lips: Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case, coral shade mixed with gloss

These eyelashes are to DIE for.

I love how etheral these lashes look.

I used two sets of lashes: 1 just a regular but wispy false eyelash to add density to G's already lush lashes; and 2 were Inglot 26F, which gave this dramatic feathery effect.

For the eye look: I used soft pinks and greys from the 120 palette.  
Bottom lashes were Inglot 48S.

Thanks again to E and G for helping me recreate this really fun makeup look!

Have you seen the movie yet?  Would you wear this look out?  Would you like to see Beautyburg post more makeup looks?