Pink performing at 2014 Academy Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore. We're in LA, baby–it's warm(ish) and there are celebrities everywhere! Pink took the stage at the 2014 Academy Awards to perform "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," as a tribute to the 75th anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz. She had a total #covermoment in a red sequined Elie Saab gown (one that we once superimposed onto Harry Styles' body, BTW), which served up a modern take on Dorothy's iconic red slippers. Slightly more glamorous than a blue gingham apron, IMHO.
I know. I can't believe it's STILL winter either. Is it just me or are we, in fact, all sick of wearing pants and/or tights? Miraculously enough, there are actually some beautiful people who managed to find a silver selfie lining this month and shared their best February #covermoment with us. (Polar vortex, be damned!) Below are a few of our fave photos from the past 28 days that we saw on covermoment.com. Check 'em out below!
Photo via @keelsq
This photo presents a perfect #covermoment for several reasons: @keelsq's gorgeous smile and that warm-looking background! Palm trees, ocean, and sunshine are hard to come by in NYC these days, so we know why she's showing off her pearly whites. We would be too. With her natural look and windswept hair, Kels has her tropical beauty game on lock.
ICYMI, the video for Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" just dropped, and she is sporting some MAY-JOR eyeliner. This isn't your regular ol' cat eye, but an elaborate Eye of Horus design that ventures off of her lids. When we saw Katy's makeup in the preview last week, we were like, "That makeup is amazing, and we need to know how to do it." Fortunately, makeup artist Jake Bailey, who did Katy's makeup for the video, heard our cries and gave us the full 411 on her look. Read on for his beauty tips and how to do this Katy Patra glam yourself using COVERGIRL products!
Katy Perry in the video for 'Dark Horse.'
To create this look, Jake used a black eyeliner (like COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion) to draw the intricate design around her eyes. "It was an adaptation of several references that I found online, but I liked this one the best," Jake said. "It was important that I use a long-lasting liner as it was a long day under hot lights, and I needed it to stay in place."
Whew. We did it, team. We made it through New York Fashion Week. While the focus tends to stay on the clothes that parade down the runway, you've gotta pay special attention to what the models have on their eyes, lips, and skin. We're talking beauty. Some looks are totally unreasonable for IRL wear, but some are totally feasible and should be introduced into your beauty game immediately. We've rounded up a few of our fave trends from Fashion Week and looked around for COVERGIRL products that will help you achieve these looks RIGHT NOW.
If you give any of them a shot, don't forget to share them with us on Twitter and Instagram using #covermoment for a chance to be featured on covermoment.com!
Models at Badgley Mischka and Altuzarra during New York Fashion Week.
Photos: Getty Images
One of our favorite looks were the gilded lids of models at Badgley Mischka and Altuzarra. Models at Badgley Mischka had liquid gold layered on top of black liner, while at Altuzarra, they wore a shimmery gold glitter sans liner. Both kept the rest of their look subdued 'cause, I mean, gold does all the talking. To get gold lids for yourself, try COVERGIRL's Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast in Gold Goddess or the Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Gold Flame.
Get your nails ready for Valentine's Day!
Photo: Melissa Hill/MTV
In case you missed the memo, Valentine's Day is this Friday. Yep, four days from now. Whether you're looking for a festive manicure to help take your V-day outfit to the next level or just looking for a subtle (and artful) accessory, you've come to the right place. We've teamed up with COVERGIRL to bring you THE Valentine's Day manicure that pays homage to the colorful candy that few people actually like, but everyone receives. We're talking conversation hearts. They're perfect for your Valentine's Day #covermoment and are sure to get people talking (LOL, get it?). Peep below for a step-by-step tutorial, including GIFs!
Rep your team with nail art.
Photos: Melissa Hill/MTV
Super Bowl XLVIII is this Sunday and you need your nails to look their finest for the big day. Whether you want a "fanicure" to wear with your Broncos or Seahawks gear, or need it as your only means of repping your team, we've got you covered. We teamed up with COVERGIRL for tutorials (in GIF form!) to get you (and your nails) ready for Sunday. Check 'em out below!
Katy Perry at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
We have not stopped talking about Katy Perry since we first spotted her last night at the Grammys in her sheer Valentino gown. While we've thoroughly discussed all four of her outfits, we have yet to fully explore her luminescent red carpet beauty. Luckily, we learned the full deets on Katy's look and how to get it for yourself using COVERGIRL products. Remember, if you try it out, share your Katy-inspired look with us on Instagram using #covermoment!
Jake Bailey, who did Katy's makeup for the big night, told us that after he had prepped and moisturized her skin, he mixed equal parts COVERGIRL BB Cream and TruBLEND Liquid Foundation. He then buffed it all over her face and neck with a soft brush for sheer coverage and a polished glow.
Now that we're more than three weeks into 2014, we've stopped dating everything as 2013 and are totally ready for the new year ahead. There's never a better time to vow to wear lipstick more regularly, wash your face every night, or dye your hair the color you've always wanted (we're looking at you, Demi Lovato). If you're anything like us, it's unlikely that you'll actually do any of these things past, like, January 4th, but it's the thought that counts. This year is bound to be full of #covermoment opportunities, and we've seen quite a few already on covermoment.com. Peep a few of our faves below!
Seriously, was anyone more ready for 2014 than @drew_aaron_? Those glasses! The tinsel! A crop top with a plaid skirt! This is a great way to ring in the new year: well-accessorized, smiling, and #covermoment-ready. While over-the-top makeup is popular on New Year's Eve, her natural look is not only refreshing but way easier.
Get your nails ready for the new year.
With only a few hours left in 2013, you have a lot of decisions to make. Will you go out or stay in? What will you wear? How will you do your hurr? And, most important, what will your nails look like for the first minutes of 2014? Think of all the pictures that are bound to be taken! You can't have the same nail art you wear every day. You need to spice it up. New year, new you, new nails!
We've teamed up with COVERGIRL for an easy tutorial that will have your nails looking ready for 2014 well before midnight. Once you're done (and dry), be sure to share your New Year's nails with us on Instagram using #covermoment. Check out the tutorial below and get painting!
Don't you love the holidays? Sure, December is the month that steers us squarely away from our favorite season (FALL! WE MISS YOU!) and into the heart of winter, but it has its benefits too (snow is really pretty, winter chill = naturally rosy cheeks, holiday parties are the best, etc.). And it's for these and so many other reasons that the month is chock FULL of #covermoment opportunities. As the month comes to a close and we look forward to ringing in 2014, we're celebrating YOUR best "covermoments" this holiday season!
Photo: via @marthasnaps_
The pristine snow alone was enough for us to fall in love with this photo, but what really makes this a #covermoment is that bold, dark cherry lip @marthasnaps_ chose to pair with her wind-bitten cheeks, frosted ear muffs, and chunky knit scarf. Total snow bunny dream girl!