Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Get the #AMAs Beauty Looks: Taylor Swift and P!nk

Happy Tuesday Luvlies!

As we all try to get through this short work week so we can begin the Holiday festivities, this past weekend (Sunday to be exact) some of us were unwinding from the weekend  by watching the #AMA's.  Where you able to watch the American Music Award ceremonies?

From what I heard (and briefly saw) two of the most recently made Covergirls rocked the show - not only with their outstanding music performances, but with their amazing beauty looks. If you are thinking that I was referring to both Taylor Swift and P!nk, then you are absolutely correct!

Many of us (myself included!) really do look forward to these special televised events just to get a closer view of what the celebrities are wearing and what their makeup looks like.

Good news is:  You no longer have to worry about trying to figure out how to achieve both Taylor Swift's and P!nk's beauty looks - I have all the juicy details for you right here in this Get the Look beauty post!

Let's begin shall we?

COVERGIRL Taylor Swift at the 2012 American Music Awards, by makeup artist, Lorrie Turk

Taylor wanted her knock-out dress to be the inspiration for her AMA red carpet look. She wanted a high-impact look, and we needed one that could also be easily altered to go into her performance look.

I lightly buffed COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation onto her face with a synthetic foundation brush, and powdered only through the center of her face to leave a nice dewy finish on her skin. I then lightly brushed on TruBlend Minerals Blush in True Romance for some soft color and shimmer.

I started by dabbing on (using my fingertip) COVERGIRL Intense Shadow Blast in Brown Bling as a base. Next, I brushed on (with an eyeshadow brush) Eye Enhancers 1-kit shadow in Brown Smolder all over the lid, from the lash-line to just beneath her brow bone and her lower lash-line. Using Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire, I then lined her upper and lower lash-line heavily, blending up and out to eliminate hard lines, leaving her eyes soft and smoky. We finished with several coats of (New!) LashBlast Clump Crusher mascara in Very Black.

Lastly, I used NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Grenache, applying it directly from the tube.

COVERGIRL P!NK at the 2012 American Music Awards, by makeup artist, Kathy Jeung

P!NK’s beautiful bronze leather and chiffon dress was modern and strong, yet feminine, so we wanted to do a makeup that reflected that, a simple, paired down but glowing, glamorous beauty look. We've been doing a lot of smokey eyed looks lately, so thought we'd mix it up and do a look that felt a bit like old Hollywood glamour, but in a modern way, with focus on the eyes, especially the lash line and lashes.

I applied foundation using a foundation brush and then further blended with a moistened sponge, then set with a light dusting of COVERGIRL Professional Loose Powder  powder around the t-zone. For touch-ups, I used COVERGIRL Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder.   I first applied a peach shade blush, CG Classic Color Blush in Natural Glow on the apples of the cheek and blended outward and up. Then I applied a shimmery bronzer, CG Cheekers Bronzer in Golden Tan along the upper outer cheekbone area and also on outer temples (upper sides of face near eyes).

For eyebrows, I used a few soft strokes of CG Brow & EyeMakers Pencil in Soft Blonde  to define, then brushed into place with CG Profession Natural Lash clear mascara. For the eyes, I first applied CG Eye Enhancers in Champagne all over the lid and on the brow bone. Next I applied a bronze shadow, CG Eye Enhancers in Mink into the crease and blended well. Along the outer corner of the eye, I used a metallic color that wonderfully matched her dress, CG Eye Enhancers in Tapestry Taupe. To get depth along the lash line, CG Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire, drawn with a bit of a cat eye shaped at the outer corners, then smudged. Over that to further define, I used CG LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner in Enduring Black, in a thin line along lash line. Along the outer lower lash line, I again used CG Eye Enhancers in Tapestry Taupe to accent to cat eye shape.

To add a little more dimension and to further blend, I added CG Cheekers Bronzer in Copper Radiance in the area around the brow bone with a medium fluffy brush. Over curled lashes, I apply 2 coats of CG Clump Crusher by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black on the top lashes. Because of its amazing staying power with no smudges, I used CG LashBlast 24HR Mascara on the lower lashes - 2 coats to really bring out her already long lower lashes.

For P!NKs performance, I lined the inside upper and lower rims of eyes with CG Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire and added CG Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx around the outer corners of her eyes, then colored cream shadow and pigment powders all over her face and body).

My thoughts:
Personally, I love both of these beauty looks. Taylor's makeup can easily be worn as an everyday look. On the other hand, P!nk's edgy makeup is perfect for a night out with the hubbs or a night out with the girls.  Honestly, I have to admit that I am having a hard time picking which makeup look to wear first!

Now it's Your turn:
Now that you have the inside scoop on how to duplicate these looks along with which Covergirl products to use, which makeup look suits your personality the best?   Are you a sleek and sophisticated diva like Taylor Swift; or are you more of an modern edgy "old Hollywood" rocker girl like P!nk?

Let us know in the comments - we truly enjoy speaking with you! 

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Disclosure: Please be advised that the team at LatinFlava Designs is not being compensated for this post. The links enclosed in this beauty post are NOT affiliate links; these are solely for the purpose of sharing the CoverGirl products used by the makeup artists.  Photo Credits (Getty/COVERGIRL).


  1. I love P!nk's look! Beautiful! Thanks for the tips!

    1. I do too! I am always torn between the looks worn by P!nk and Sofia Vergara - I just love them all!

      Thank you for stopping by and checking out this post!

  2. Actually I like them both and have probably been made up like them...when I was younger of course LOL

  3. I really like Cover Girl products. Both of the makeup looks are great