Stars Wear the Trends
Stars Wear the Trends
HOW TO WEAR IT “Absolutely everyone can look good in blue shadow,” says makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar of Spa Connections. “If you have light eyes, stay with lighter colors like sky and pale blue. The deeper your eye-color, the deeper the blue can be.” If you just want to sample the trend in a subtle way, try navy eyeliner-wear it the same way you would black or brown liner.
PRODUCT TO TRY This creamy stick from Mark simply glides on, adding maximum punch with minimal effort. Try it over a neutral shadow shade and navy or black liner for a multi-layered effect.
BUY ONLINE NOW Mark Mini Mark-it Stick for Eyes, $6; at avon.com
HOW TO WEAR IT “Try blues with a beige lip-it’s so chic and modern,” says Victoria’s Secret makeup artist Linda Hay. “Use blues as you would your favorite grays-they can perform as a neutral for a pretty day look or a sexy smoky eye after 5 p.m.” Finish off blue looks with heavy black mascara to really define the look.
PRODUCT TO TRY On darker skin, try heavily-pigmented shades (nothing too light or earth-toned) to make the color really show up.
BUY ONLINE NOW Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Single Eye Shadow, $3; at drugstore.com
HOW TO WEAR IT "Blue eyeliner on the bottom lash line is a fresh and fun way to enliven your face," says celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine. “Take a metallic powder eye shadow and apply it wet with an eyeliner brush, starting thin on the inside corners and expanding the width gradually as you drag the brush to the outside corner.” For more intensity, re-wet the brush, dip in the shadow and go back over the line.
PRODUCT TO TRY For a pale flush of blue, apply a shade like this from Nars with your finger, swiping it across the lid. Amp up the pigment by wetting a brush and dipping that in the shadow.
BUY ONLINE NOW Nars Single Eye Shadow, $20; at saks.com
HOW TO WEAR IT Unleash your inner lioness with va-va-voluminous hair. “If your hair is fine, begin by washing it with a volumizing shampoo and then blow-dry it in sections with a round brush,” says celebrity hairstylist Jim Wayne of L.A.’s Jim Wayne salon. “If your hair is thicker, begin with hair that hasn’t been washed in a day or two.”
PRODUCT TO TRY “You can achieve volume with hair powder,” says Wayne. “Flip your head over and spray right onto the root area, then throw the head back up and you’re ready to go.”
BUY ONLINE NOW Klorane Dry Shampoo, $16; at folica.com
HOW TO WEAR IT “Everyone can wear big hair,” says Neil Weisberg, co-owner of L.A.’s Neil George salon. “If you have a round face and you’re afraid big hair is adding too much heaviness, then keep it away from the face to make your face look slimmer.”
PRODUCT TO TRY George recommends applying Phyto root lift to wet hair before blow-drying.
BUY ONLINE NOW Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray, $28; at sephora.com
HOW TO WEAR IT To get curls while adding extra volume, use hot rollers and let them set for 10 minutes before removing. “To refresh the volume, simply flip the head upside-down and then back, and use the fingers to lift up the roots,” says stylist Laurent D of L.A.’s Prive Salon. Teasing when you style also helps.
PRODUCT TO TRY A light-to-medium hold hairspray will help hold the fullness and curls.
BUY ONLINE NOW John Frieda Hairspray, $5.79; at ulta.com
HOW TO WEAR IT Makeup artist Amy Nadine loves stains “for a dinner-date-when you want your lip color to survive eating, sipping and kissing!” To achieve the look of a stain with a lipstick, she recommends the same steps she used on the models at Lauren Conrad’s fashion show: Apply berry lipstick, blot with a tissue, then repeat two times.
PRODUCT TO TRY “I’m mad about Stila’s Cherry Crush Lip Stain,” says Nadine. “It stains the lip without making them dry or tight.”
BUY ONLINE NOW Stila Cherry Crush Lip Stain, $24; at sephora.com
HOW TO WEAR IT “If a stain is pure liquid, you can put it on with a cotton swab, dabbing it on the mouth,” says makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar. “If the stain is cream-based, put it on like a creamy gloss and when the gloss wears off you have the remnants of the stain left behind.”PRODUCT TO TRY “If you want to achieve a very natural look, just dab the stain on with your finger onto wet lips,” says makeup artist Sammy Mourabit, who is a fan of inexpensive brands when it comes to lip stains. At less than $10, this AE one fits the bill.
BUY ONLINE NOW American Eagle Outfitters Aerie Kiss Lip Stain in Fire, $9.50; at ae.com
HOW TO WEAR IT “Use a lip stain as the base of your lip color,” says Gabriel Almodovar. It adds a nice foundation to layer other lip products and colors and because of its staying power, will last all day.PRODUCT TO TRY “The entire line of Vincent Longo stains are wonderful,” says makeup artist Linda Hay. “Dab it on with a finger for a hint of color or apply it directly from the wand or a lip brush for more intense color.”
BUY ONLINE NOW Vincent Longo Lip amp Cheek Gel Stain, $22.50; at sephora.com
HOW TO WEAR IT The first step for a bun like Natalie’s is unclean hair. “A little dirt never hurt anyone,” says stylist Alina Ratta of L.A.’s Jim Wayne salon. “A little back-combing goes a long way too.” Both create texture in the hair that help to secure the bun. Natalie’s modern side bun should be created as a regular bun would be, but pulled slightly off-center. The hair should be parted on top instead of slicked back.
PRODUCT TO TRY An alternative to unwashed hair is Bumble amp Bumble surf spray. “Applying it to dry hair gives great texture and you can avoid the helmet hair look,” says Ratta.
BUY ONLINE NOW Bumble amp Bumble Surf Spray, $26; at shop.fredsegalbeauty.com
Sarah Jessica Parker
HOW TO WEAR IT To achieve this big bun, you need a lot of hair or a hair piece. “For a sleek look, blow-dry the hair really well,” says stylist Neil Weisberg. “Pull the hair up into a ponytail and twist it into a coil shape. Wrap the coil around itself and secure with bobby pins.” Use bobby pins that match your hair color.
PRODUCT TO TRY Spritz hair with a shine spray to smooth flyaways and add major glossiness to your style.
BUY ONLINE NOW Garnier Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $2.50; at ulta.com
HOW TO WEAR IT A bun at the middle of the head looks fresh and youthful on Alexis. “To make a bun less young or ballerina-esque, place it low on the back of the nape of the neck-it's more sophisticated,” says Neil Weisberg.
PRODUCT TO TRY When pulling hair into a bun, “Brush hair with a Mason Pearson brush until it’s smooth and sleek,” says stylist Laurent D. This helps distribute hair oils, which amplifies the sleek look.
BUY ONLINE NOW Mason Pearson Brush, $253; at smallflower.com
HOW TO WEAR IT Glowing skin is no longer for summertime only, and it all starts with skincare, says makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar. To maximize your skin’s glow, exfoliate twice a week, tone the skin, use eye cream and always moisturize. These steps will ensure a bright canvas that you can then accentuate with primers, moisturizers, blushes and other shimmery products.PRODUCT TO TRY Lauren’s makeup artist, Amy Nadine, recommends a shimmering primer in lieu of foundation. “It gives everyone a gorgeous radiance while keeping the face fresh.”
BUY ONLINE NOW Mark Glow Expert Face Shimmer, $8; at meetmark.com
HOW TO WEAR IT Makeup artist Sammy Mourabit recommends a cream blush or extra radiance. “Apply it with your fingers-they hold some oil that will mix with your foundation and moisturizer and create a feeling of heat, which will make skin glow.”PRODUCT TO TRY Mourabit calls Armani Hydroglow foundation “amazing.” Its pearl and crystalline ingredients add brightness to the skin, while added SPF provides protection from sun damage.
BUY ONLINE NOW Giorgio Armani Beauty HydroGlow Foundation, $57; at giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
HOW TO WEAR IT Makeup artist Linda Hay recommends layering products to add mega-glow to the cheeks, which can help light up the face. She likes to use Chanel Sheer Brilliance on the tops of the cheekbones, just under the brow bone and dotted down the bridge of the nose to highlight and contour. Then she “ices the cake” with a light dusting of Victoria’s Secret Give Me Shimmers powder.
PRODUCT TO TRY Use the shimmery shades in this compact from Napoleon Perdis to highlight the cheeks with the swipe of your finger. A frosty pink applied with the pinky in a C-shape from the end of the eyebrow to the top of the cheekbone captures light beautifully.
BUY ONLINE NOW Napolean Perdis Light Patrol Luminizer palette, $15; at sephora.com