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I’ve Aged Out of the VMAs, but I Love This Hairstyle

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I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I aged out of the VMAs. Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen a music video since Beyonce released her video album in 2014 or maybe it’s simply because I’m old. My friend and former CosmoGIRL! colleague Lauren put it best yesterday. On Facebook she posted, “2 years ago I was in the audience at the VMAs. Tonight I turned it off because I quite honestly couldn’t take it for one more minute. ‪#‎nolongerwantmymtv‬‪ #‎kidsdontgetthatreference‬.” I feel her pain. But, that didn’t keep me from perusing the red carpet photos from the event. Out of them, along with a lot of crazy, came this whimsical Vanessa Hudgens hairstyle. One part beachy, one part bohemian goddess, this look is totally achievable and stunning. Here’s how Schwarzkopf celebrity hairstylist, Richard Collins created the look:

Step 1: Spritz heat protecting spray on dry hair.

Step 2: Create soft waves all over using a one-inch curling iron skipping a few thick sections of hair around your face. Spritz waves with hairspray for hold.

Step 3: Create two braids along both sides of your hairline (using the sections of hair you didn’t curl in the previous step) and secure with tiny, clear hair elastics. Wrap each braid to the opposite side of your head, and secure above your ears with bobby pins. This will created a braided headband or crown look. Finish with shine spray.

Products used: Schwarzkopf styliste Crystal Shine & Hold Heat Protection Shine SpraySchwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume & Texture H2O-Free Hair SpraySchwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Crystal Shine & Hold Laminating Shine Hair Spray, $6.95 each at Walmart.

Drew Barrymore’s Flower Strikes Again

FLOWER Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush in Tickled PinkDrew Barrymore’s Flower beauty has launched new blush that rocked my world. See, when it comes to makeup, I’m definitely a blush girl — though lashes are starting to come in a close second, but I’ll get to that in a second. A flush on my cheeks makes me feel more awake, and well, more pretty, less frumpy. I kind of went bananas when I first tried Flower Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush, $13 (available in Walmart stores nationwide and coming to walmart.com soon, score!). The first of its kind, this blush transforms from a powder to a silky cream as you blend it into the apples of your cheeks. And it’s not that chalky, mousse-y texture either. It’s a smooth cream that disappears into your skin leaving a natural flush. Love it.  (more…)

My Fave Makeup Look From the 2015 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

taylor-swift-grammys-lady-gaga-grammysI’ll cut right to the chase. My two favorite makeup looks (or trends, more like) from tonight’s 2015 Grammy Awards? Allover nude or natural-looking makeup (a la Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Chrissy Teigen) and jewel toned eye makeup (think Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift). While the natural/nude trend was stunning on the carpet and definitely worth recreating, it’s a little less exciting to talk about. That’s why I’ll focus here on how to get my next fave look of the night: jewel toned eye makeup.

To get Gaga’s metallic emerald-hued eyes, makeup artist Sarah Tanno did the following:

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2015 Golden Globes Best of Beauty

rosamund_pike_golden_globes_2015Rosamund Pike’s simple bob was my favorite look of the night. A fresh departure from the old Hollywood waves we see everywhere, this style looks black-tie, red carpet ready, yet super accessible. And it’s making me want to chop my hair.
Image: Just Jared

lupita_nyongo_golden_globes_2015Lupita Nyong’o didn’t disappoint as she continues to dominate the red carpet with bold and right-on-the-mark makeup choices. Beautiful purple shadow and a glossy pink lip are the perfect complement to her skin tone and lavender gown.
Image: Just Jared

allison_williams_golden_globes_2015Allison William’s charcoal smoky eye and sculpted faux-bob wasn’t my favorite at the Golden Globes — at first. But after I saw it again from a different angle, I couldn’t help but become obsessed with how striking and pretty it was. Now it’s one of my top pics.
Image: Cosmopolitan UK

gina_rodriguez_golden_globes_2015Gina Rodriguez’s nude lip and natural makeup (well, natural except for the layers of false lashes) really caught my attention. This Golden Globes newbie knows she doesn’t need to try too hard for glitz and glamour.
Image: Just Jared Jr.

lorde_golden_globes_2015Lorde’s sleek, gelled low ponytail and classic red lip look grown up, yet fun. Perfectly sculpted bold brows give her look a sharp elegance, making it one of the top looks of the night.
Image: Hollywood Reporter

keira_knightly_golden_globes_2015Keira Knightley’s earthy tones and berry lip accentuate her naturally beautiful features and look down right perfect IMHO. Her lip line is soft and diffused (glide a Q-tip along the edges of your lipstick to achieve this), which gives it a pretty, and delicate look.
Image: Just Jared

— Carrie Stern Kleiner

 

The 2015 “People’s Choice Awards” Beauty Moment I Can’t Stop Thinking About

 

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After watching Wednesday night’s 2015 People’s Choice Awards (well, the portion I could stay awake for) and perusing photos, you’d think I’d want to talk about a gorgeous red lipstick (loved Olivia Munn’s shade) or another vampy hue like the one Katherine Mcphee sported, but no. What caught my eye the most on the red carpet was Monica Potter (one of my favorite TV moms, and someone I’ve been a fan of since she starred in 1998’s Without Limits along side Billy Crudup). Her whole being. She is practically ageless. She has a knock-out body and her skin looks as smooth as butter. It’s glowing and nearly wrinkle free. Not bad for someone who joked about being over 40 while presenting the award for best rap artist. She’s 44 — and a mother of three. And while you might attribute her flawlessness to photoshop, great lighting or fab post-production film work, that’s just not the case. My sister recently sat near her on a plane ride and said she looked “amazing”. First-hand proof that she is as stunning as she appears on TV.

So it, of course, got me thinking about how’s she’s managed to age so well, and after trolling the web I came to these conclusions: (more…)

Twisted Tuesday: My Fave Braided Hairstyles From Coachella 2014

From floral headbands to Kool-Aid-colored strands, the hairstyles seen at the music festival of the year are always worth talking about. But, my favorite looks from this year’s Coachella are on the more conservative side. Fun, but totally wearable even outside of a two-weekend-long party.

lea michele coachella braided hairstyle

Lea Michele’s subtle cornrow braid is a great way to add interest to an otherwise basic down ‘do. Create an extreme deep side part and separate out a two-inch section of hair just opposite your part. Create a very tight inside out French braid, securing it with a tiny clear elastic just below your ear. (more…)

Kate Winslet Beachy Hair Tutorial Just in Time for Spring

Kate Winslet "Divergent" Los Angeles Premiere

Today marks the first day of spring, so what better way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather (for the east coast, anyway) than with a beachy hair how-to. I love this natural-looking, messy-in-a-good-way beachy hairstyle Renato Campora created for Kate Winslet’s Los Angeles Premiere of Divergent. Here’s how to recreate it:

Step 1: Apply John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse, $6.50 on clean, wet hair.

Step 2: Apply John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion, $6.50, concentrating on the roots to create volume, and blow-dry your hair.

Step 3: Once your hair is fully dry, use a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron to create voluminous waves by wrapping your hair around the iron.

Step 4: After letting your waves cool completely, finished the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume All Day Hold Hairspray$6.50 to add long-lasting volume to your waves.

Recreate Sara Bareilles’ Katniss-Inspired Braids

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Twitter was all a buzz when the lovely Sara Bareilles performed with Carol King at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. A memorable collaboration for sure. Also memorable, the Katniss-like braids she sported on the red carpet. Here’s the scoop on how celebrity hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp styled the look using Garnier Fructis products…

Step 1: He prepped hair by applying Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray, $3.49.

Step 2: He then rough-dried it with a blow-dryer to create texture.

Step 3: Next, he created loose corn-row braids from the front to the back of Bareilles’ head.

Step 4: Beauchamp then wrapped the ends of her hair — that were not braided — in different directions around a one and a quarter-inch curling iron.

Step 5: He then applied a small amount of Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Move It Manipulating Gel, $4.29 in his hands and worked into Bareilles’ hair, section by section, to create a “roughed-up, slightly slept-in” look.

Step 6: Beauchamp set the entire look with Garnier Fructis Style Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $4.49.

Claire Danes Wears the It Lipcolor of the Season

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With award season in full swing, there are so many makeup hits (and yes, misses) to talk about. Claire Danes has been wearing many of the hits — in my opinion. She went for sultry smoky eyes at the SAG Awards and an of-the-moment orangey lip for the 2014 Producers Guild Awards. Orange lipstick is definitely one of the looks to try right now thanks to the fact that it was seen all over the Spring 2014 runways. And while Danes isn’t the only celeb to wear the trend on the red carpet, her look was one of the best thanks to makeup artist Matin Maulawizada. I know I sound like a broken record, but I also worked (and had doggy playdates) with him back in my magazine editing days. Here are the Dior Beauty products he used to create the look:

Skin

Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin, $110

Dior Capture Totale Triple-Correcting Serum Foundation in #020, $82

Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer, $42

Diorblush Trianon Edition in Corail Bagatelle, $43

Eyes

Diorshow Black Out Mascara, $25

Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, $28.50

Diorshow Art Pen Intense Professional Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Catwalk Black, $30

Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette Trianon Edition in Pastel Fontanges, $61

 LIPS

Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rendez-Vous, $34

Image: Just Jarred 

Recreate Allison Williams’ Sultry Rose Gold Eye Makeup

Allison Williams

Makeup artist Gita Bass (who I was lucky enough to work with often in my Seventeen magazine days) has declared that she has a rose gold obsession due to the fact that it “works with every skin tone,” says Bass. This obsession manifested itself in the makeup look she created for Girls star Allison Williams this week. Here’s how she created it:

Skin

“For a flawless complexion, I prepped her skin with Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer, $10.28 and applied a few drops of Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $62 and Cle De Peau Beaute Concealer, $70 where needed,” says Bass.

Cheeks

“I applied Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel, $38 to the apples of her cheeks and set it with Nars Blush in Deep Throat, $29,” she says.

Eyes

“For the eyes, I lined upper, lower and inner lashlines with a chocolate eye crayon like Osmosis Colour Eye Pencil in Brown, $12 and smudged it with a soft brush. I then applied Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Abstraction, $36, a gorgeous warm rose color, to the lid up to the crease and on the lower lashline. To create the rose gold, I layered the bronze shadow from the Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Superstar, $27 over the cream and used the light gold for the inner corners and browbone. I finished with a few coats of YSL Mascara Singulier in Deep Black, $30″ says Bass.

Lips

“For a soft peachy nude that would add warmth to the face, I mixed Tom Ford Lipstick in Blush Nude with a touch of True Coral, $49 each” she says.