Revlon - American Beauty Stars

Beauty Has Never Been So Bold

With Revlon’s own Ashley Graham!

Welcome to the second season of American Beauty Star, Lifetime’s hit beauty competition where 14 hair and makeup artists battle it out for the coveted title!

This season, Revlon is sponsoring the competition—so you’re about to see some of our best new product launches yet—and Revlon Global Beauty Ambassador Ashley Graham returns as the host! Over 13 episodes, the contestants show off their skills—re-creating the hottest red carpet and runway trends, and putting their imagination to the test in two special Revlon challenges as they vie to be named the best beauty pro.

Check back here for exclusive behind-the-scenes access, including the scoop from Ashley’s makeup artist, Katie Jane Hughes, on every last detail and amazing tricks to recreating some of Ashley’s favorite looks from the show!

Get Ashley Graham’s Look

Behind the Scenes with Makeup Artist Katie Jane Hughes

Episode 1
Mega Radiance

“How incredible did Ashley look in the premiere of American Beauty Star? She adores this kind of makeup, which I like to call ‘Ashley Graham everyday sexy makeup,’” says makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes. “To create this mega radiance, I stuck to all warm makeup shades—taupes, chocolate-y browns, coppers, bronzes—to play up those same natural tones in her skin and eyes. This is really the perfect makeup look to kick off a show about beauty, because everyone looks great in it. Here’s how we brought the look to life.”

Check out Katie’s Technique!

Check out Katie’s Technique!

Step 1: Do foundation a little differently.

“I start every makeup look on Ashley by prepping her skin with moisturizer, concentrating the lotion on the high points of her face—her forehead, the tops of her cheekbones, down the nose, and a dab on her chin—so a hint of gleam peeks through from under her foundation,” Hughes says. “Then I applied PhotoReady Candid™ Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation using the new Revlon Highlighter Brush, sweeping the mix on Ashley’s skin around her nose, mouth, and eyes, then blending it out along the rest of her face so the color diffused into a nice, smooth finish. (I prefer a smaller, narrow brush because it gives you more control; you can get right into the grooves around your eyes and nose—plus it blends in the makeup as you’re applying it.)”

PhotoReady Candid™ Foundation

PhotoReady Candid™ Foundation

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Step 2: Soften up smoky eyes.

“Smoky eyes don’t have to be all black and gray! For Ashley, a mix of brown shades gave way to this pretty, softer kind of smoky,” says Hughes. “First, I traced ColorStay™Crème Gel Pencil in Dark Chocolate all around her eyes, top and bottom, then smudged the lines with Revlon’s Blending Shadow Brush. Next, I used the brush to press the dark brown eye shadow from the ColorStay Looks Book™ Eye Shadow Palette in Insider over the liner to intensify it, then swooshed away any edges. I dabbed a touch of sheen on her lids using a few of the shimmery colors from the Original palette, then smooshed loads of Revlon Volumazing™ Mascara into Ashley’s top and bottom lids, right at the lash lines, so that they looked extra dark.”

ColorStay Looks Book™ Eye Shadow Palettes

ColorStay Looks Book™ Eye Shadow Palettes

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Step 3: Double up on brow powder.

“The trick to natural-looking brows is to load only a tiny bit of brow powder on your angled brush, then create little etch marks with it as you apply, just as you would with a pencil,” says Hughes. “Here, I mixed together two ColorStay Brow Kit™ powders, Dark Brown and Soft Black, on the back of my hand (on a brunette like Ashley, the cool-toned black knocks back the warmth of the brown so you get the perfect balance of tones). I used Revlon’s Line & Brow Brush to work the color into her brows using short, dash-like strokes, then swept the spoolie side of the brush through Ashley’s brows to blend everything together.”

Colorstay Brow Kit™

Colorstay Brow Kit™

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Step 4: Blush like YOU!

“No two people flush in exactly the same spots, so massage your skin with your fingertips before you put on any makeup to see where you flush, then apply your blush there,” Hughes says. “Since Ashley’s makeup here is all about warm, natural hues, I chose Revlon Powder Blush in Dare to Bare for a soft, natural cheek color with no pink or peach tones. I swirled the color on the apples of her cheeks, then blended it up toward her temples and down a bit below the cheekbones to mimic her natural flush. To emphasize Ashley’s bombshell glow, I dusted Revlon Blush in Bronze Beauty along her hairline and in the contours of her cheeks to warm up her complexion, but skipped it along her jawline, which is already naturally cut!”

Revlon® Powder Blush

Revlon® Powder Blush

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Step 5: Nail the perfect pout.

“To make Ashley’s already lush lips even lusher, I used the point tip of ColorStay™ Lipliner in Natural to define her lip lines, then tilted the pencil tip on its side to fill in her lips—but left the center area bare, like where you’d suck on a straw. In that spot, I pressed Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™ in HD Glam into her lips,” says Hughes. “This creates an ombré effect from the two nude shades that adds dimension and makes your lips look outrageously full and pouty. And isn’t that what we all want?”

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor™

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Ashley Gives Some Lip ️!

Are you all about Ashley’s empowerment movement? Then get ready to fall for her new limited-edition Revlon X Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Kit. Ashley chose her favorite Revlon lip formulas, then worked with our team to create new shades that are all her own. Coming mid-Feb.

Want to Snag an Ashley Lip Kit?

Put your name on our waiting list!

Featured Products

Meet the Other Stars of this Season!

Our favorites from the show…

Super Lustrous™ Lipstick

Super Lustrous™ Lipgloss

Ultra HD Lip Mousse Hyper Matte™

Ultra HD Lip Mousse Hyper Matte™

Revlon Kiss™ Plumping Lip Crème

Revlon Kiss™ Plumping Lip Crème

Revlon Volumazing™ Mascara

Revlon Volumazing™ Mascara

ColorStay™ Crème Eye Shadow

ColorStay™ Crème Eye Shadow

ColorStay™ 16 Hour Eye Shadow

ColorStay™ 16 Hour Eye Shadow

ColorStay™ Eyeliners

ColorStay™ Eyeliners

ColorStay™ Makeup

ColorStay™ Makeup

PhotoReady Rose Glow™ Hydrating & Illuminating Primer

PhotoReady Rose Glow™ Hydrating & Illuminating Primer

Revlon® Powder Blush

Revlon® Powder Blush

Revlon Insta-Blush™

Revlon Insta-Blush™

Revlon® Nail Enamel

Revlon® Nail Enamel

Revlon PhotoReady™ Instant Cheek Maker™

Revlon PhotoReady™ Instant Cheek Maker™

Revlon PhotoReady™ Glow Gelee™ Highlighter

Revlon PhotoReady™ Glow Gelee™ Highlighter

Revlon® Brushes

Revlon® Brushes

Jade Stone Facial Roller (Cool & Depuff)

Jade Stone Facial Roller (Cool & Depuff)

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Style Masters™ Lissaver™ – Temporary Straightener + Heat Protector Spray

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Style Masters™ Brightastic™ – Styling Primer + Anti-Frizz Shine Serum

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Style Masters™ Endless Control™ – Hair Controller + Flexible Restyling Fluid Wax

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Style Masters™ Reset™ – Volumizer + Refreshing Dry Shampoo

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Style Masters™ Curly Orbital™ – Flexible Curl Activator & Moisturizer

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Style Masters™ Curly Fanaticurls™ – Strong Sculpted Curl Activator

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