Top 10 Beauty Looks at the Oscars 2017

While most people are busy obsessing over the gorgeous one of a kind dresses at the Oscars, I am drooling over the stunning celebrity makeup looks. While you won’t see me wearing a custom designer made Swarovski covered gown anytime soon, as a professional makeup artist and beauty lover, I am captivated by the Oscars red carpet looks. Contrary to the latest insta-makeup trends, all of the Oscar looks are as usual fresh faced, unique and so real and wearable. From bronzed glamorous beauties, to pastel eyes and nude lips, here are all the looks that took my breath away.oscars1

Hailee Seinfeld looked like a dream in a bronzed cat eye (sans black eyeliner!), perfect wispy brows, and gorgeous peachy blush and matching lipstick. This look is the epitome of 2017 real life trends and I can’t stop loving it!

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The absolutely gorgeous Olivia Culpo looked stunning in a fresh and unique pastel purple eye. This look is an absolute winner and I’m looking forward to recreating this in the spring! Sir John (Beyonce’s MUA) is a Loreal brand ambassador and he blended Loreal shadows on her lid to create this look.. Unfortunately Loreal makeup is not cruelty free. Get a similar look by using this all vegan palette by KVD.

Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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Actress Emma Stone is just a perfect glamorous classic hollywood babe!  Rachel Goodwin, Nars director of pro artistry created this picture perfect look by using the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Mona.  The gold smokey eye perfectly accentuates Emmas green eyes and gold gown. As always, Emma can do no wrong!

Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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Darling makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created this “bombshell glow look on the amazingly beautiful hilarious Emma Robert. The Bombshell look is Old Holywood meets fresh, glowing glamour, nIts all about perfected Hollywood skin, magical lights on the complexion, mesmerizing eyes that play with the light, and an iconic matte bombshell red carpet lip!”

Get the exact lipstick here

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One of the most famous celebrity makeup artist, Patrickta, whose looks are adored by all of  young hollywood,  created this ridiculously beautiful look on Vanessa Hudgens. I love how real and down to earth this look is with the statement bold brows, perfect dramatic wing liner, and balanced nude lip. He used both La Mer and Chanel makeup, both not cruelty free. Get a similar glowy look and perfect cat eyeliner by using cruelty free Careline products available on my cosmetics shop, here.

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Another simple yet flawless look created by the talented Patrick ta on singer Sofia Carson.  His signature messy bold brow as usual, gorgeous full lashes, a fresh clean eye, and a classic red lip. This look is so perfect and so achievable. For similar brows try this eyebrow tutorial. And for similar lip try this long-lasting liquid lipstik.

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The ever beautiful fashion blogger, Sazan Hendrix collaborated with Makeup artist Lyndsay Zavitz to create the perfect Oscars inspired look. Even though she probably didn’t attend the Oscars, I loved this look so much that I decided to include it. Lyndsay created the perfect smokey eye using Stila (cruelty free!) smudge pot  in black and on her lips used Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in ‘so Marylin‘.

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Obviously, we have to take a moment to appreciate Halle Berry’s insanely beautiful statement hair. WOW! She perfectly balanced the dramatic hair with a simple and flattering glowy and bronzed look. The mesmerizing eyes, soft cheek, and simple nude lip works so0 well to accentuate her sharp features. What a beauty!

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Another talented celeb makeup artist, Hung Vanngo created this flawless look on angel Karlie Kloss. I still can’t get enough of the textured, huge brows everywhere. The bronze cat eye is also slowly becoming a Hollywood classic. I am also obsessing over that blinding highlight , soft contour, and warm orange lip. Can we say FLAWLESS??

Credit: instagram.com/hungvanngooscars12Last, but not least, we need to talk about the goddess that is Scarlett Johansen. First of all, she is rocking the badass, sexy short hair. MUA Frankie Boyd created this beauty look using the famous Orgasm blush by Nars, one of my personal kit staples. He completed the look by blending warm tones on the eye, using a nude eyeliner in her waterline (to brighten and open the eyes!) and a soft nude lip.

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What were your favorite Oscars beauty looks? 

Love,

Layala

I’m A Cool Girl

Ever since I remember, all I wanted was to to be cool. I wanted to look cool, to do cool things, and to wear cool clothing.

Growing up in an extreme orthodox cult, I was the furthest from being cool. Everything remotely cool was prohibited. Everyone around me was so uncool. Being uncool was the cool thing to be. I was forced to remain uncool but never gave up on my dream of being a cool girl one day.

After leaving everything I knew, I was determined to be cool. I was lost, alone, clueless, and still so far from cool. I  had nobody to teach me the basics of being cool. I wished there was a guide I can pick up to teach me the basics of being cool. There was no guide, no easy way to learn, and no one to ask questions on how to be a cool girl. But there were blogs. and boy did i love reading blogs. So many cool girls, willing to share details of how they live, how to dress, and what they eat. I couldn’t get enough.

Years passed by, and many mistakes were made. At first, I tried being cool by being just like everyone else. I wasn’t happy and definitely didn’t feel like the cool girl of my dreams. When I dressed like everyone else, I felt uncomfortable in my own body. Society said a girls gotta suffer for beauty, so I did.

Until one day I realized that I am already cool. Me, my own personal style, wearing what makes me comfortable, not giving a fuck, making ethical choices, my motivation, my views, my self expression.. Everything about me was cool. At that moment, I became the cool girl I always wanted to be.

Now that cool girl has grown, gone through changes, discovered her personal style, and became a stylish woman. And Im ready to start my own blog. To share what inspires me in my daily life. Living in this big bustling city is exciting and crazy. I can’t wait to share with you my outfits, routines, favorite restaurants, and more. My goal is to inspire all girls in this world to discover their inner cool girl. The cool girl is deep inside of you. I’m here to help you find her.

Today I am wearing a huge men Guns & Roses tee that I scored at a local thrift shop, that I tucked into my grlfrnd denim jeans. I love those jeans. They are perfect. Not too tight, not too loose, mid-rise, and slightly ripped. Just the way I like it. The shoes are my go to Stella McCartney platform shoes that I wear way too often. Those were expensive but were a great buy. They are so comfortable. I love wearing them around Brooklyn or when working on clients. The white sole is definitely showing signs of these nyc streets but hey I’ll just pretend that’s part of my look. I  accessorized with a fun choker to glam my basics up. My jacket is really old oversized faux shearling from H & M.

The bag is an old vegan bag I got from Dailylook.com. Im shocked at how nicely its holding up. I abuse the crap out of this bag. Its beginning to show signs of falling apart and I honestly don’t know what i’ll do when it finally gives in. I love the shape, the size, and how it looks like a cool girl bag without being made of leather. That is way cooler if you ask me.

My everyday cool girl makeup look consists of a thin layer of foundation, defined brows, neutral eyes, lots of mascara, and a 90s brown lip. More on that will come in a separate blog post.

I’m truly excited to start my blogging journey. I hope my blog will inspire you to live truly, live ethically, and to find your own inner cool girl or boy.

Love,

Layala ❤

Photos by the Ruchy Baum, the greatest photographer who always brings out my innermost cool girl. Follow her here.

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T-shirt:thrifted

Jeans: Revolve 

Jacket: H & M (old)

Shoes: Stella McCartney

Choker: TJ Maxx !

Bag: Dailylook

Lipstick: My shop!