TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN
We’ve seen extreme gold brows on the runway. But I wanted to find a wearable way to do it with elegance and sophistication; that only a confident It Girl can pull off. After trying actual glitter and glitter eyeshadow, this technique won, hands-down.
- Brush the brow hairs in their natural direction. I didn’t fill them in with a brow pencil or shadow because I didn’t want to darken something I was going to lighten with gold. Start at the base of the brows and trace the gold liquid liner over the brow hairs.
- Continue painting the hairs as you move to the arch and finish at the tail. That’s it!
It’s actually quite pretty, don’t you think? And totally wearable! I wore it to a dinner party last week and no one noticed for the first half hour then someone asked me if I had gold glitter in my brows then EVERYONE had to know how I did it so they could do it too. So fun! Let me know if you try it and the reaction you get!
For enquiring minds, Kori is wearing Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson above. For our fashionistas out there, she’s also wearing the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection for Kohl’s Lace Column Dress! I wish I would have taken a full shot of her in the dress for you but you can see it on the link. If you haven’t watched the runway show yet, you MUST on lcrunway.com, and while you’re dying over the clothes, let me know how you like the makeup I did on the models! I’m still on cloud nine!!
TUTORIAL BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN
It’s the last weekend of Summer and this is the perfect way to bring in the Fall drama while still showing off your inner bronzed goddess. It was such a pleasure doing Ashley Benson’s makeup for iHeartRadio’s Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday night and have had so many requests on what I used to create her look, that I set everything out for you here and will walk you through each feature, with the smoked shadow wing being the big focus.
- I started with the eye because I knew there would be shadow fallout on her cheeks below that I could simply wipe away before applying foundation. I used L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow (on sale!) in Eternal Black because it is incredibly dramatic and has just the right amount of shimmer sparkle.
- I left the bottom lashline bare with NO eyeliner or eyeshadow.
- I applied three coats of Bliss Lookin’ Sharp Mascara for extreme definition and volume.
- I contoured the hollows of her cheeks with the bronzer shade of Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow then applied it along her forehead, nose and jawline. I applied the highlighter shade just abover her cheekbones and above her brows.
- I applied Stila Convertible Color in Camellia directly on the cheekbones with my fingers.
PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS
Let’s have a real talk moment, please. The two photos above are of the same person. The top photo is nice, normal/fine, everyday hair while the bottom hair is what I like to call “internet hair”. You know what I’m talking about– the type of hair that’s totally attainable but not at all realistic for every moment of every day. “Internet hair” takes work! In this post I’m going to give you my top !!! ways of making your everyday hair into thicker, fuller, epic hair, even if it is just for a special event, an instagram pic or your own blog! Sounds silly but you’d be surprised at how often I get a request for “more photogenic hair”.
- First things first, if your hair is fine and limp, you’ll need some extensions. That’s just the way it is. We use them on photoshoots and if you’re trying to pump up your hair, extensions are the way to go. You can either do some TAPE-INS or you can grab some CLIP-IN TRACKS. Make sure they have demensional color, meaning some highlights and lowlights. Variation in the colors will give your hair more dimension and will allow the texture to show up more.
- Prepping your hair with product is essential. I’m a less is more kinda gal when it comes to products on a daily basis, but for this type of hair there’s no way around it. You need product support here. I like to use a volumizing mousse, like LIVING PROOF FULL THICKENING MOUSSE or ORIBE GRANDIOSE (at the ROOT only). Neither of these two have ever felt “sticky” in my hair or in my clients’ hair. They give volume without feeling product-y.
- Next up I spray ORIBE THICKENING SPRAY from middle to ends. You can skip the mousse and use this at the root if you want but I prefer the strength of the mousse at the root.
- I flip the hair back and forth and upside down while blowdrying because I like to get the hair up off of the root so it’s not laying flat against the head. I also don’t round brush a lot because it smooths the hair too much and I want all the volume I can get. I round brush the bangs or the hairline and maybe a tiny section at the crown, just to remove wave pattern or cowlicks.
- If you plan on parting to the side, use THIS VOLUMIZING TRICK from our previous post! It is SO helpful for side parting with volume.
- A favorite trick of mine is to put the hair in a FUN BUN to cool for 5 or so minutes after you’re done blowdrying. It helps the hair set in a more voluminous way. Then I take it down and curl.
- Very important when going for thicker looking hair, switch between the curling iron and the wand LIKE WE DID HERE, or go wand all the way. When you use a curling iron with a clamp, you’re squeezing the hair between two hot plates so it’s technically polishing and also lessening the volume. When you wrap it around a wand, you get fuller, more bouncy voluminous curls because it’s not getting flattened between two hot plates. If you love the curling iron curls using the clamp, just be aware that they’re not going to be as full as they will if you wrap or wand them! Try to go at least half and half LIKE THIS!
- I just started using LIVING PROOF THICKENING CREAM and I’m obbbbbbbsessed. I’m probably using it wrong but yolo. I’ve tried it on the hair when it’s wet as well as using it after it’s dry to style and I LOVE it for that even more than I do on wet hair. In the bottom photo, I scrunched it into the hair instead of using my normal pomade x serum combo.
- I like adding a quick shot of tinted dry shampoo like KLORANE at the root to make sure the hair doesn’t get oily too quickly. That often happens with fine hair!
- Finish the hair off using a strong holding DRY hairspray like R+Co Strong Hold Flexible, Redken Triple Take 32, or Sexy Hair Spray + Play Harder. These are my faves for volume because they’re dry and almost powdery when you spray them. They don’t feel wet like a lot of other hairsprays do. These 3 go on dry and hold really well boosting up your hair in a major way.
TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN
For some of you, this is a no-brainer. But for many out there, this isn’t happening! I can’t tell you how many times I see someone’s foundation end on her jawline so obviously that it’s distracting. Do I tell her? Does it matter? I don’t want to hurt her feelings but it’s such a quick fix and maybe she didn’t think about. So I’m making my case here to please bring your foundation down to include your necks. Unless you’re wearing a turtleneck, it’s a must-do, otherwise your foundation won’t be seamless but a dead giveaway that you’re wearing it.
My biggest advice for this though is to do the rest of your makeup first, leaving foundation for last. Then put your top/dress on so you don’t get foundation on the collar or neckline. Once it’s on, you can then finish your look with foundation.
- Apply foundation all over your face (with a brush or sponge or your fingers) like you normally would.
- Now bring the brush all the way down to include your neck. Depending on your top’s neckline, you can bring it down even further.