The first time I did this was after I got into the show Gossip Girl when I was in college [yes – I was obsessed. mainly because I had read all of the books in high school]. I desperately wanted to achieve Serena’s [played by Blake Lively] golden eye look and peachy pink lips, and so I began researching what the show’s makeup artist used on her. I had read that Blake often wore the Chanel Glossimer in Glow on the show, and of course the brand has since discontinued the shade. What did I do once I discovered this tragedy? I tried to find other lip glosses out there that looked similar; Revlon’s Nude Lustre was an almost exact dupe, but now that shade is no longer made, either! Le sigh.
In addition to Blake Lively, my beauty icons include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Kate Beckinsale and Kate Middleton. They always look glowingly beautiful in photos and never seem to over do it in the makeup department. From my recent research I have discovered that Lily Aldridge is a fan of Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray; Kate Beckinsale can be found wearing Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer [and wore Nyx Glam Lip Gloss in 07 to the Total Recall premiere]; Miranda Kerr hearts rms beauty’s Lip Shine and “Un” Cover-Up; Rosie Huntington Whiteley wears Burberry Beauty’s Lip Glow in Nutmeg; and the Duchess enjoy’s Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick.
So now I ask you: do you buy products because your beauty icons wear them? If so, who are your beauty icons and what products have you purchased?