Archive | December, 2012

PARTY PERFECT BEAUTY LOOKS: Karla Deras “Crimson Tide”

14 Dec


We joined forces with Smashbox Cosmetics and Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet to bring you the best and brightest looks of the holiday season. This blogger and all around It Girl is known for her sharp and sophisticated style that undoubtedly contributes to her cool girl vibe. We asked her to style a unique outfit that would be a smashing hit at any party this December and she didn’t disappoint.

Karla paired a simple black tank under a black blazer with these 7 For All Mankind Skinnies in Gold Metallic Jacquard and pointy pumps. She says she loves these jeans for holiday “because it’s like wearing wrapping paper on your legs!”

Smashbox Pro Artist Lori Taylor, who created a signature “Crimson Tide” beauty look for Karla, wanted to match the romance of the jeans with a bold, red lip. The ruby-stained pucker is both festive and refined, and perfect for lasting through a long night of fa-la-la’s and mistle-toe-ing.

Smashbox Pro Tip

To get a perfectly plump pucker, Lori Taylor recommends applying concealer along the edge of the lip with a slanted brush like Smashbox’s Eyeliner Brush #9. (Yes! The slated edge of an eyeline brush will work best!) “It makes the lips look fuller and gives the color a barrier,” she says.


Here’s how to get her look:


  1. Prep your skin with Photo Finish Hydrating Primer
  2. Apply Photo Finish Lid Primer all over your lids
  3. 3. Apply your shade of Camera Ready BB Cream
  4. 4. Spot treat using High Def Concealer where needed
  5. 5. Groom brows using Brow Tech To Go


  1. Using the studio Pop Eye Shadow Pallette, sweep the shake 24K across the lids to create a metallic look
  2. Define the crease using “Nutmeg”
  3. Add “Bark” in the crease to create smokiness
  4. Apply “Nightlife” cream liner along the upper lash line and wing out to get that cat look. Apply to the lower lash line as well.
  5. Apply “Bark” over your lower lash line to create a deep, smoker drop shadow look.
  6. Line the inner rim using the “Graphite” pencil from the Studio Pop for Eye Kit and drag along the lower lashes
  7. Apply several coats of Full Exposure Mascara


  1. Sculpt cheeks using the Bronze Lights and “Suntan Matte”
  2. Highlight cheeks using the Fusion Soft Lights in “Baked Stardust”
  3. Use Halo Wand in “Gold “to highlight the upper cheek and brow bones


  1. Line lips using the Nude Lip Liner
  2. To create the perfect, customized red mix Be Legendary Lipstick in “Infrared Matte” and “Legendary”

Click here to download & Karla’s “Crimson Tide” Facechart to copycat her look on the go!

And don’t forget to PIN-TO-WIN Karla’s look here to win her 7 For All Mankind jeans and all of these Smashbox products. Only 3 more days to enter!