Fashion Style Magazine’s beauty experts reveal the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks. Find out the secrets, plus catch up on all things beauty.
The Undone Pony
As seen on: Kristen Stewart
November 6, 2012
How-to: “First apply a texturizing gel at the roots,” says Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel, ” and rough up your hair to create volume.” “Next, pin the top section of hair up and pull the rest of the hair back into a tight, off center ponytail. After the ponytail is created rake back the top section of hair using your fingers and integrate it into the ponytail. Finish with hair spray.”
As seen on: Karolina Kurkova
How-to: “A goofproof way to create a smoky eye is to use a gel or cream-based liner and shadow,” says beauty editor Jessica Prince. “Rim your upper and lower lash lines with a black pencil and then blend a deep gray or black shadow with your finger from your lashes to your creases.”
Editor’s pick: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique, $36
As seen on: Leigh Lezark
How-to: “The secret to this look is a well-sharpened, waterproof or longwear black pencil liner,” says Beauty Director Alexandra Parnass. “Anything else will disappear, as you’ve really got to put the liner inside your waterline for the dramatic effect. Pull down slightly on your lower lid so you don’t stick yourself in the eyeball.”
Editor’s pick: Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Black, $12
Natural Curly Hair
As seen on: Solange Knowles
How-to: “Naturally curly hair is definitely something to show-off,” explains beauty director Alexandra Parnass. “But if you’re prone to dry, tangled, frizzy locks, the right products are a must. Look for moisture-enhancing shampoos and conditioners, and use a cream or oil styling product to maximize shine and softness.”
Editor’s pick: Carol’s Daughter Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner ($18) and Original Leave-in Moisturizer ($20)
As seen on: Jessica Stam
How-to: “A retro-looking lined eye looks glamorous yet modern for evening,” explains beauty director Alexandra Parnass. “If you’re inexperienced with liquid liners, choose a gel version instead, which is easier to control. Line along your entire lash line, flicking out at the ends toward your temples. Major mascara and red lipstick complete the look.”
Editor’s pick: Revlon Colorstay Crème Gel Eye Liner ($9.99)
As seen on: Cameron Diaz
How-to: “The secret to tousled locks is a body building texture spray,” says beauty editor Jessica Prince. “On dry hair, spritz your roots and massage the product into your scalp with your fingers. Continue by lightly spraying the lengths for added shape.”
Editor’s pick: Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray, $25.
Diffused Lip Color
As seen on: Jessica Biel
How-to: “What makes this lip look more wearable than other bright pinks and reds is the softly blended color around the perimeter of the mouth. Skip lipstick in place of a stain-gloss hybrid for bold results that are less intense,” says beauty editor Jessica Prince. “Hide skin imperfections where necessary and apply one coat of black or brown mascara.”
Editor’s pick: Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in Victorian, $8.99, revlon.com.
As seen on: Diane Kruger
How-to: “The easiest way to fake a glowing complexion is with cheek stain,” says beauty editor Jessica Prince. “Formulas that can be applied straight from the tube make application a cinch. Smile, and apply color directly to your cheek apples and blend well with your fingers.”
Editor’s pick: Tarte Natural Cheek Stain, $30, sephora.com.