Janina Gavankar and Janelle Ortiz get glam with CoverGirl

Looking absolutely beautiful in a coral top and white pants, Janina Gavankar made a special appearance at the CoverGirl Beauty Bar held at the NINE ZERO ONE Salon on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. I just love how the True Blood beauty accessorized her ensemble with a wide belt with the buckle turned to the side!

We also had the pleasure to attend the event and although I did not bump into Janina, when I arrived at the Covergirl lounge I noticed the beautiful purple themed decorations around the salon. My eyes were undeniably drawn to the tower of enticing purple cupcakes on the counter!

After checking in, I was quickly escorted over to the room where all the magic took place and seated with the very talented and welcoming celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine. After a bit of fun chatter and connecting over our similar jobs in the industry, I discovered Amy is an extremely successful makeup artists who’s client list includes Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, and Lauren Conrad.

I knew I was in good hands and was excited to see the result!

She started off using CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless foundation in 235 (for my fair complexion that has a bit of an olive touch) and applied it with an egg shaped sponge. She soaked the sponge in water first and then dried with a towel in order to give my skin a dewy complexion through this application.

She then applied Covergirl Nature Luxe gloss balm to my lips in Tulip (205) which I absolutely fell in love with and use now everyday. It is a balm that moisturizes heavily dried lips with a hint of color as well.

Heavily recommended!!

She also introduced me to a new weapon I use every morning…Covergirl Liquiline blast in black. Its my new favorite eyeliner- a pencil that also has a touch of a liquid liner effect. The other side of the liner also has a smudger so you can create smokey eyes. Love killing two birds with one stone!

Since I asked for a more natural look, we stayed away from too much shadow and used Covergirl intense shadow blast in a shiny white only on the inner corners of my eyes and under my eyebrows to brighten up my face a bit. She finished off my look with CoverGirl Lashblast, adding an extra inch and curl to my lashes.

After getting my makeup done, I walked into the next room and saw more pretty pink & purple decorations and then set my eyes on the holy grail of the event…the Hypnotiq bar!! Drinks were glowing purple and pink, decorated with gorgeous floating flowers. I floated over there and asked for the sweetest drink they had!

What I got was HPNOTIQ Harmonie, and it had a yummy fruity flavor. The perfect girly drink! As I sipped on my drink, I chatted with the adorable ‘How Do I Look’ Host Jeannie Mai who looked more than perfect in her oversized glasses and colorful outfit.

Other celebrities who attended were Prom star Janelle Ortiz, Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff, The Hills star Stephanie Pratt, The House Bunny actress Rumer Willis, singer/actress Demi Lovato, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Vanderpump and Taylor Armstrong, and Detroit 1-8-7 beauty Natalie Martinez.

Janina Gavankar and Janelle Ortiz get glam with CoverGirl
Janina Gavankar and Janelle Ortiz get glam with CoverGirl
Janina Gavankar and Janelle Ortiz get glam with CoverGirl


Photo Cred: John Sciulli Photographer