Captures from Blake’s appearance in Elettra’s YouTube segment have been added to the gallery. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the video in the post below this one!
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In this episode, Actress Blake Lively joins Elettra Wiedemann to recreate one of her favorite personal recipes, sausage and brie puff pastry, using locally sourced meats and ingredients.
Nars make-up artist Elaine Offers reveals how she created Lively’s smouldering make-up at New York’s Met Gala.
Never one to play it safe on the red carpet, Blake Lively may like to experiment with her sartorial looks, but when it comes to make-up, the 24-year-old sticks to what she knows. At the prestigious Met Gala ball, Lively paired her bronzed limbs with a luminous base and winged smoky eye for a polished, all-American make-up look that’s become her signature beauty go-to.
“Blake knows exactly what she wants, and with the layers of her dress and touch of punk with the biker jacket, we knew we had to focus on the eyes, and keep the look true to her signature style.” says Nars make-up artist Elaine Offers, who created Lively’s look for the night.
Paying tribute to the Costume Institute’s punk theme, Offers added edge by creating a wider, more intense wing. “We really emphasised her eyes by winging the eye products out past the outer eye corner,” she said.
To do this, Offers created an extended cat’s-eye shape with Nars Mesopotamia Eye Paint. “This shade creates the shape and density that we needed,” she says. Ubangi Eye Paint was then applied on the lash line for definition, swept out past the outer corner and extending up towards the brow. A final blend of Black Valley Eye Paint in the roots of the lashes, following the shape of the eye, added tight definition. Voluminous mascara was applied both the top and bottom lashes.
Offers kept the rest of the make-up simple. “It’s all about balance. With a defined eye, you need a light lip and radiant skin,” she says, applying a radiance-promoting foundation and adding warmth with a touch of blush on the cheekbones. A slick of Striptease lip gloss over lips filled in with Floralies Satin lip pencil completed the look.
“It’s signature Blake!” she declares.
Blake Lively may still have a few more years before she can celebrate being a new mom with hottie hubby Ryan Reynolds, but recently the star opened up about her own Mother’s Day memories with her mom and the Gucci perfume she took from Blake!
Candids of Blake doing a photo shoot in New York City have been added to the gallery:
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Pictures of Blake at the MET Gala last night have been added to the gallery. She looks gorgeous in a Gucci Premiere dress. Check back throughout the day for more adds!
BLAKE LIVELY, James Franco and Jennifer Lopez will join Beyoncé Knowles on stage during Gucci’s Sound of Change concert in London. While Lively and Franco have been confirmed as presenters, Lopez will perform a special one-off set.
Other names to feature in the charity gig, to be held at Twickenham Stadium on June 1, include Florence and the Machine, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Haim. Further acts and surprise collaborations are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Knowles is the concert’s artistic director and will herself perform a 45-minute set. The event was organised in support of Gucci’s new Chime for Change campaign – an initiative founded by Knowles, Salma Hayek and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, with the aim of improving health, education and justice for women worldwide.
“Thanks to Beyoncé and the amazing line-up of performers and presenters, the stage at Twickenham on June 1 will be filled with powerful voices of change who believe that girls and women everywhere deserve the right to be educated, healthy, safe and celebrated,” said Giannini. “This represents an important moment in the Chime For Change campaign, but it’s only the beginning. The funds we raise will have a major impact on the lives of thousands of girls and women around the world.”
BLAKE LIVELY, Halle Berry and Zoe Saldana are just three of the new names to support Gucci’s Chime for Change campaign. The actresses join existing ambassadors and co-founders Beyoncé Knowles, Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini.
Other stars to lend their voice to the campaign include Katy Perry, Freida Pinto, Evan Rachel Wood, Olivia Wilde and Jada Pinkett Smith – who have all united in a new video to declare that “anything is possible for women around the world.” In the short clip, the ambassadors highlight “three of the most powerful tools a woman can have to help change the world”: education, health and justice.
Knowles reveals that she tells her daughter every day that she could be President (“I know she has no idea why I’m saying that – she’s one year old and I’m like: ‘You know you could be President’”). Berry talks about what inspires her, while Perry and Pinkett Smith praise the impact of social media, and Giannini emphasises the importance of being a role model to future generations.
The Chime for Change campaign, spearheaded by Gucci, aims to raise funds and awareness of women’s issues globally. A charity concert in aide of the project, Sound of Change Live, will be held at Twickenham Stadium on June 1.
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