Showing posts with label How To Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How To Beauty. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Makeup Must Haves For Mature Beautynistas

There is a day is every woman’s life when we look in the mirror and ask, “Who is that person staring back at me?” It feels as if almost overnight our skin has lost a youthful luster and those fine lines are a little more pronounced. Here at TME you will find a lot of product reviews, but you will not find a single endorsement that attempts to convince you that a particular product is going to make you look 20-something again. Team TME has too much respect for our readers! We believe in the beauty of a woman -- no matter one’s age. And, quite frankly, embracing your older and still-very-beautiful self is empowering!

What we hear at TME, time and again, is a lack of understanding regarding the transition from makeup that looked good on you at 30 to makeup that looks good on you at 40. Digressing for a moment, one can blame a “youth-driven” society for our thoughts about getting older and continuous attempts to chase youth, when in fact society is embracing the beauty of mature women. Case in point is the October 2014 announcement from NARS Cosmetics naming 53-year-old Tilda Swinton as the “face” for its Spring 2015 campaign and the endless campaigns since that time that have featured "mature" models.

SKIN CARE: Getting back to transitioning your look. It begins with skin care. If you don’t have a solid skincare regimen… get one. If you’re using the same products as you did 10-years-ago … it’s time to update. As we age, oil production in our skin begins to slowdown as does cell turnover, especially after menopause. Older skin needs moisture, so look for products designed to help skin retain it. Once per week… exfoliate. Check out DIY Beauty - 10 Homemade Facial Scrubs.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Glimmer, Shimmer, and Glitter are NOT your friends!

Primer and Foundation - It would be lovely if we retained the perfect skin of our youth, but our skin changes at every age, and so too should the level coverage. While full coverage foundation is fine for your 20s and 30s, once your reach 40 plus, opting for a lighter weight product like tinted moisturizer or BB cream is a good way to go and incorporating primer is essential for flawless looking skin. Primer makes the “canvas” smoother and helps prevent makeup from “laying in the lines”. 

Blush – Again, moisture is key. So powder blush is not the route to go. Instead opt for a tint. It seems that the older that we get, some insane necessity to overdue the blusher kicks in. The objective is to give your face a kiss of color. A gentle sweep or tiny dab is all that you need.

Eye Shadow – Natural or shear eye shadow colors in a matte finish will always be an essential in every woman’s makeup collection. Shimmery shadows are fun, but as we age shimmer tends to accentuate fine lines.

Eyeliner - A simple way to add drama to the eye is eyeliner as it adds depth to the eyes. But for the love of all things, do not line the bottom of your eyes! The objective for mature beautynistas is up -- lining the bottom of your eyes “drags” them down and accentuates dark circles! Check out Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older.

Mascara - Lashes can get thinner as we age, but mascara shouldn't be off the table. While you may not be able to achieve long and lush lashes at 50 plus, mascara still enhances your eyes and will make them pop.

Lip Color – First and foremost, you need lipliner. Fine lines around our lips are common as we age and liner prevents our lip color from bleeding. As for color, you do not need to shy away from the bold. The important factor here is again about moisture.

Trendy beauty products like high metallic shadows and neon mascara are fun, but are not beauty products that will become staples in your beauty arsenal. What looks chic and sexy on you at 20 isn’t going to have the same result at 40. With that said, the basic product itself does not change … and that product happens to be your own inner beauty!

Monday, July 2, 2018

16 Independence Day Nail Art Ideas For Patriotic Fingers

Fourth of July weekend is finally here and many are enjoying an extra day off. So, before you head out to the July 4th BBQ or Fireworks, take a few moments to get some nailspiration and polish up those paws. Peruse TME's slideshow and we've taking care to link to all of the "How-Tos" so that you get get started on your favorite Independence Day mani! FYI - You can get creative with your tootsies too!

Still looking for July 4th nailspiration? Or do you just love amazing nail art ideas? Check out “The Makeup Examiner’s Top Five Nail Art Blogs” and you’re sure to find amazing creativity! 

From Team TME - Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Beauty Tips For The Timelessly Beautiful Beautynista

This Article First Appeared On The Makeup Examiner June 2, 2015

There are those beauty products considered tried and true. What makes a product versatile enough to be considered good enough for all ages? For one, a product that can compliment any skin type at any age. Products that stick to the value of what an effective beauty product should do for a woman like compliment the natural beauty of a woman, and subtly lift the face for a more naturally enhanced look. Of course, altering your "must-haves" is a "must-do" with the myriad of life changes such as hormonal, stress and age.

What is ageless beauty, or rather timeless beauty? We would have to say that timeless beauty is the ability to embrace your personal beauty, no matter your age. When a woman is described as timelessly beautiful, it is implied that the true age of a woman is unapparent as her smile is gleaming and skin looks radiant and healthy. Beauty products that help to achieve this ageless beauty are staples and live in the makeup bags of women from their early 20’s onto their years to come.

5 Must Have Beauty Products:

1. Red Lipstick - A bold matte or glossy red lipstick will remain a classic in the makeup kits of all women. Paired with neutral eyes and fresh, glowing skin the red lip look will always remain a favorite. And you need not be afraid of red, as there is a shade for every skin tone. Check out Finding The Right Red!

2. Black or Brown Eyeliner - A simple way to add drama to the eye; wing it out in your 20’s and 30’s then keep it to a short stop in your 50’s. Eyeliner adds depth to the eyes and that’s always perfect for a night out at any age. Check out Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older.

3. Foundation and Primer - It would be lovely if we retained the perfect skin of our youth, but our skin changes at every age. And so too should the level coverage. While full coverage foundation is excellent for your 20's and 30's, once your reach 40 plus, opting for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream is a good way to go and incorporating primer is essential for flawless looking skin.

4. Mascara - Lashes can get thinner as we age, but mascara shouldn't be off the table. While you may not be able to achieve long and lush lashes at 50 plus, mascara still enhances your eyes and while make them pop.

5. Shear Eye Shadow - Natural eye shadow colors in a matte finish will always be an essential in every woman’s makeup collection. Shimmery shadows are fun, but as we age shimmer tends to accentuate fine lines.

It’s a given that trendy beauty products like metallic eyeshadows and neon mascara are fun, but these are not the beauty products that will become staples in our beauty arsenals. What works for you at 20 isn’t going to work at 40, but the basic product itself does not change … and that product happens to be your own inner beauty!

Friday, December 4, 2015

MicroSculpting: A Better Way To Highlight and Contour

Oy vey … the contouring craze. While you won’t find a single member of Team TME criticizing anyone for doing the “full-on” contour, you also won’t find any member doing this on a daily basis. Our core philosophy is to enhance your natural beauty and the adage that “less is more” rings true for almost every situation with the exception of accessories (acquiring – not wearing all at once). Just ask our beloved editor and she will tell you that you can never own too many of the essential beauty item … sunglasses!

What is MicroSculpting? We turn to Artis Brush Founder, Matthew Waitesmith whose Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R is perfect for this new way to enhance your assets. “The idea is that everyone lately seems to only be focused on the large sculpting areas of the face and forget that very small sculpting placements can have very big impact on the final look,” Matthew Waitesmith.

Matthew’s MicroSculpting [mircohighlighting and microcontouring] Tips:

Highlighting product is applied with the Circle 1R under and above the brows, by the inner corners of the eyes, down the ridge of the nose, on the muscle clusters of the lips, along the edge of the upper lip, etc.

Contouring product is applied under the lower lashes and outer corner of the eye opening, along the sides of the nose, near the meeting of the nose and the brow start, in the center of the lower lip, onto the outer 2/3s portions of the lower and upper lips, etc.

Yes loves … less is more. Okay, we are off to try out these tips with our Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R. But, before we do we suggest that you take a moment to visit Artis and treat yourself to one of the best brushes that we’ve ever used!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

US Open Edition Want To Look Like The Hottest Tennis Player?

Maria Sharapova, arguably one the hottest tennis player out there, celebrated at the latest launch event on August 25 for her Sugarpova brand. Maria looked amazing as usual and her look was achieved with help from another hottie -- celebrity hairstylist and inventor of the BEACHWAVER, Sarah Potempa. Check out the tips on how to achieve this must-have do that Maria sported at her launch event.

Get The Look! 

Step 1: Create a clean side part and add a flexible styling product, like Aussie's Mousse + Leave-In conditioner. Blow dry upwards to add volume and polish ends with the Sarah Potempa On Set Styling Brush.

Step 2: Smooth the roots to the ends with the Sarah Potempa Ceramic Styling Iron + Blow out attachments to add volume and movement to the right side.

Step 3: On the clean, tighter side create a Dutch-French fishtail (Check out this easy video by Bebe) by separating hair in two pieces. 

Step 4: Then take a small section from the left, go under and add it to the right. Continue to fishtail by taking a small section from the right, go under and add it to the left. Continue all the way down, adding here from the root each time. Secure with a clear elastic.

Step 5: Take the other side (with the bang layer left out) and create a loose fishtail.

Step 6: Bobby pin the two fishtails up and around each other. Finish by spraying a volumizing hairspray!

Monday, May 18, 2015

DIY Makeup Brush Holder

Before we get to the brilliant DIY Makeup Brush Holder, it’s spring and it’s also time to check in on your makeup. TME’s editor has “issues,” shall we say, with what she lovingly refers to as the “disgusting and unhygienic beauty sins of the uniformed”. Goodness knows the amount of times that she’s written about cosmetic expiration dates and “When To Throw Away Your Makeup”.

The fact is that no one is perfect and that we’re all guilty of “hygienic-neglect” from time to time. We’re probably most guilty in the area of our makeup tools, so have a read of “How To Clean Your MakeupBrushes” before you set out to create this pretty and functional DIY Makeup Brush Holder.

Items Needed: Glass Container (Square or Rectangular) and Glass Beads or Coffee Beans or River Rocks

We’re guessing that everyone’s familiar with makeup brush holders and their expense. Which, quite frankly, is one the most unnecessary things to purchase because the main item that you need is most likely collecting dust in your abode. Almost everyone has a glass vase or container shoved in a cabinet. If you don’t, glass containers are fairly inexpensive to purchase at your local craft store or even to pickup at a yard sale.

Grab your container. Our preference for this DIY project is a rectangular container because it offers more room for our makeup brushes and is actually a more efficient use of counter space.

Empty the glass beads or coffee beans or whatever small item that you’ve chosen, into the container. This is the opportunity where you can get creative. The first time that we made a makeup brush container, we used river rocks to match our bathroom décor. But, we’ve also used coffee beans, because we love the smell.

Once you’ve filled your container, about 2/3 full, its time to arrange your makeup brushes. Make sure to leave room in between your brushes. Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative and use your imagination!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Debunking The Most Common Hair Myths

As a society, we are hair obsessed. We can remember a time – not so long ago – when we would spend hours coiffing so that our hair looked perfect … and that was just for a girl’s night in! We understand that our hair goes beyond “protection for our head”. It’s part of our personal style. Having been on both sides if the chair, the amount of “hair myths” buzzing about is astounding and it’s time to set the record straight!

Myth: If one gray hair is plucked, two more will grow.

Truth: If you pluck away one hair strand, only one will grow back no matter what color the hair is!

Myth: Trimming your hair will make it grow faster.

Truth: Hair growth is based upon many variables, most of which are tied to our hormones. But, statistically speaking the average rate of hair growth is ½ inch per month and the only thing that trimming your hair will do is keep your locks looking fresh.

Myth: Shampooing – Rinse and Repeat.

Truth: Unless you’ve been working in a coal mine, your hair does not need “two washings” in one shot. Lathering up twice in one washing will strip hair from its natural oils and can lead to hair damage and dry scalp issues.

Myth: If your hair is oily don’t use conditioner.

Truth: Oily hair is usually caused by the excess production of sebum. Finding the correct type of conditioner and applying it just to the hair shaft is the proper hair care regime. 

Myth: Sun doesn’t damage hair.

Truth: Just like every other part of our body, our hair and scalp are susceptible to UV damage. The sun can cause color fade, dry out hair and let’s not forget about sunburn on our scalps! Protect your hair and scalp with a hat. And if your lounging poolside, give yourself a little spa treatment with a hair mask.

Have a hair question? Email Team TME at and we will happily answer your questions. Looking for more advice on hair? Check out our amazing Celebrity Beauty Experts!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Prada Fall 2015 Ready To Wear Redken Recap

Photo Credit: Lucas Flores Piran

Show: PRADA Fall 2015 Ready To Wear - Milan

Putting a twist on the classic Prada look, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a young, sophisticated updo adorned with beautiful jeweled barrettes for the Fall/Winter 2015 runway show in Milan. Recreating the look from Prada’s Men’s show, Guido used Redken’s Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse and Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray to pull the hair into a high, tight updo. Then, Guido hand-placed Prada’s bejeweled barrettes on each model for the perfect finishing touch.

“The look at Prada this season is really a redux of the hair that I created at the Men’s show, but this version is a little bit cleaner and very young, but in a sophisticated way. There’s always an offness to the classic beauty of Prada, and that’s the feeling that we achieved with this style. It has a slightly 50’s or 60’s kind of feeling, which is always Prada-like, but it’s still very modern and sort of futuristic. I used Redken’s Stay High 18, which is a very strong gel to mousse formula, to blow dry the hair up against the roots to pull it into this very high ponytail in the middle of the head. Then, I covered the elastic securing the ponytail with a piece of hair, and flipped the hair over into this little updo, holding it in place with the jeweled barrettes. I finished the style with Redken’s Fashion Work 12 hairspray to clean the hair up and hold the style in place. The loose ends of the ponytail give you that feeling of youngness and easiness, which adds to the modernity of the look.” - Guido

Redken Products Used: stay high 18 high-hold gel to mousse, fashion work 12 versatile working spray

Create The Look:
  1. Apply a quarter-size amount of Redken Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse to damp hair and blow dry flat against the head and away from the face
  2. Gather hair into a very high, tight ponytail in the middle of the head and secure with an elastic
  3. Hide the elastic by wrapping a small section of hair from the ponytail around the band, securing with a small U-shaped pin
  4. Section by section, backcomb the ponytail near the elastic to create volume
  5. Flip the length of the ponytail to one side and secure with closed fasteners (i.e., bobby pins) and a decorative barrette
  6. Finish with a thorough spray of Redken Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray to hold the style and clean up any flyaways

With a backstage presence at Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Redken has become a leader in backstage beauty. Authentic Redken products can be found online at Redken and select salon locations.

Friday, February 6, 2015

DevaCurl Dryer and DevaFuser Review

Ask any woman with naturally curly hair about her lovely locks, and we can guarantee that she will have a horror story to tell. From bad hair days (poodle poof) to horrendous haircuts (stylists without a curly clue)!  When we found out about DevaCurl we were skeptical … yes, two members of Team TME are curly girls so we know all about the uniqueness of curls!

Launched in 1994, DevaCurl open its first salon in NYC addressing the specific concerns of those with naturally curly locks. In 2006, the brand launched the DevaFuser ($44.95) with an innovative hand-shaped that delivers a 360-degree airflow. This design allows airflow to completely surround curls while helping to enhance the appearance of natural curl. Bonus: The DevaFuser fits on most hair dryers.

DevaFuser Highlights:
  • Universal, one-piece adapter that fits most commercially available hair dryers
  • Provides a 360-degree airflow to gently dry hair from the inside and out for soft, frizz-free curls
  • Enhances natural curl definition while adding volume and lift to all curl types
  • Lightweight plastic-fiberglass construction for ease of use, plus strength and durability

While the DevaFuser is fabulous all on its own, we were exceptionally pleased with the DevaCurl Dryer ($159.95 – includes DevaFuser). The DevaCurl Dryer guarantees softer, shinier, frizz free curls and it delivered!  Ultra lightweight for easy handling and styling, the ergonomic design features over 50 air vents that direct air to targeted curls and the dryer’s cold-shot button locks curls into place.

DevaCurl Dryer Highlights:
  • Ion generating technology
  • Dual temperature and speed settings for custom curl styling
  • Cold shot button locks curls into place
  • Ultra-lightweight for easy handling and curl styling
  • Concentrator nozzle

DevaCurl has 21 years of experience behind them and no one lasts for that length of time without knowing what they are doing. The brand offers curly hair products, an academy for those seeking to learn how to properly coif curls, and DevaCurl Salons – where you can actually have a curl expert style your locks! For more information about DevaCurl, visit them online!

Monday, February 2, 2015

CoverGirl Katy Perry Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Get The Look

Katy Perry rocked out with her halftime show performance for Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. In case you didn’t know, the New England Patriots won. We will admit, despite Yvonne’s familial connection to the NFL … we didn’t watch the game. What can we say? We just wanted to see that halftime show … admit it … some of you did just the same! Celebrity makeup artist, and TME Favorite Jake Bailey gave us the complete how-to for Katy’s look and we are sharing it with TME readers!

Jake admitted that he was both excited and nervous: “Today is one of the most exciting days of my career! Knowing my work would be seen by millions and millions of people I've been understandably nervous. Katy's performance had multiple costume changes so I needed to create a strong look that would complement all of her outfits, as there was absolutely no time for a touch up in between the quick changes. It’s the Super Bowl after all!” Jake opted to go for a classic Katy look -- elongated cat eyes, lots of mascara, super sparkly gold and silver glitter, and a bold red lip for glamour and showmanship.

I wanted her to glow and sparkle for her big moment in just nine steps! ~ Jake Bailey
  1. To create a sheer and flawless canvas I began by buffing a dime size amount of CoverGirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation in Natural Beige all over her face and neck.
  2. For an elongated cat eye I used CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx and painted a glitter adhesive just above the black liner and carefully placed a mix of gold and silver glitter on the adhesive with a tiny eyeliner brush for precision.
  3. Then I applied CoverGirl Eye Shadow Quads in Blooming Blushes to add warmth and dimension. I love this palette because it takes the guesswork out of getting gorgeous eyes, it has number for the shades – 1,2,3,4 – so I know just how to apply! I used the fourth shade to define the crease and the first shade to highlight the lids. 
  4. I finished the eye look with an aggressive lash curling and two coats of new CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black that left her lashes voluminous and touchably soft throughout her performance! No time for flakes during this performance. 
  5. To give her brows shape and structure, I added CoverGirl Pow-der Brow + Liner in Dark Brown.
  6. For extra dimension, I warmed her cheeks using CoverGirl Clean Glow Blush in Roses using the lighter shades on the apples of her cheeks and the darker shade in the hollows of her cheeks 
  7. Then I added CoverGirl truMAGIC Luminizer to her cheekbones and brow bones for a shimmery glow. 
  8. Moving on to the lips, I lined and shaped her lips using CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Hot. I then applied a coat of new CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Seduce Scarlet - truly a classic red, for a classic Katy look. 
  9. I topped it off with a tiny dollop of CoverGirl Lip Lava in Mauva Lava for a fun and bold lip look!

There you have it! A look appropriate for the biggest game of the year! You can grab your Super Bowl worthy CoverGirl products at mass retailers across the globe!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Best Under Eye Circle Beauty Hack

We aren’t huge advocates of beauty “hacks” as so many are simply bad and bad for you! But this one for dark under-eye circles from beautiful beauty guru, Deepica Mutyala -- albeit super unconventional -- absolutely works!

Deepica Mutyala is the senior manager of brand development at Birchbox and has tons of products at her disposal. Guess what she uses? Bright red-orange lipstick! Yeah, we wouldn’t have believed it either … if we hadn’t witnessed it for ourselves. Bright red works on Deepica's skin tone, neutralizing darkness and minimizing the appearance of circles, because she has green undertones under her eyes.

For lighter skin, try Temptu's S/B Neutralizer Wheel, which has a shade for everything … pink brightens sallow undertones, peach covers up hyperpigmentation, yellow hides dark under eye circles, and purple corrects yellow and sallow undertones. Watch Deepica work her red lipstick magic and then try it out for yourself!

Monday, December 15, 2014

How To Do A Fishtail Braid

Step 1: Create a Ponytail - To begin, gather your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Use a throwaway elastic -- one that you can snip away with scissors at the end.

Step 2: Divide Your Ponytail - Next, split your ponytail evenly into two sections. Unlike the classic plait, a fishtail braid only requires two sections.

Step 3: Begin Weaving - Use your finger to separate a small section of your hair from the outer edge near the elastic and cross it over to the opposite side (overlapping just like you would if you were doing a standard braid). Repeat with a small section from the other side.

Step 4: Maintain Evenness - Continue overlapping pieces from both sides of your ponytail, all the way down to your ends. Be sure to pull small sections from underneath to cross over, and try to grab the same size (about a half inch) sections from each side.

Step 5: Finish The Look - Once you've woven your hair down to the ends, secure the fishtail braid with another elastic. Then, use scissors to carefully cut out the elastic at the base of your ponytail. Finish your fishtail braid by gently tugging on your braid with your fingers to loosen it for an effortless look.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2015 PFW Redken’s Get The Look

In keeping with the Parisian surroundings, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a delicate French chignon for Nina Ricci’s Spring/Summer 2015 show in Paris. Guido used Redken’s satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion before blow-drying the hair smooth and pulling it into a low ponytail. He applied a hairnet to the ponytail and twisted it into a low chignon. To add an undone feel to the classic Frenchwoman style, Guido curled two front pieces of hair, left out on either side, before spraying the hair with quick dry 18 instant finishing spray to add texture.

For Nina Ricci, we wanted a very sophisticated French look. We applied satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion to the hair to make it super smooth before blow-drying it and creating a center part. We pulled the hair into a really low knot and covered it with a net, leaving it so that you can see the net, which feels very French. We pulled the hairline out and then used a curling iron to create a little bit of movement so that the final look is one that is very soft, feminine and sensual. Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products Used: Pillow Proof Blow Dry express primer, satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion, quick dry 18 instant finishing spray

How To Create The Look:
  1. Thoroughly mist Pillow Proof Blow Dry express primer all over damp hair and comb through.
  2. Layer with a nickel-size amount of satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion throughout damp hair and blow-dry smooth with a natural bristle round brush.
  3. Create a clean center part with fingers.
  4. Gather hair into a low ponytail, pulling out two small pieces on either side. Secure ponytail with an elastic.
  5. Cover the ponytail with a small hairnet. Twist the ponytail into a low, flat chignon and secure with open fasteners.
  6. Slightly curl the two front pieces with a 1-inch curling iron.
  7. Finish with a light spray of quick dry 18 instant finishing spray all over hair to add airy texture with a bit of shine. 

Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. To locate a Redken salon, please visit Redken online.    

Photos by Lucas Flores Piran for Redken

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bottega Veneta MFW Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Redken's Get The Look

Adding to the rich elegance of Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear show in Milan, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a feminine, casual updo that any woman can achieve on her own. Using Redken’s new wind blown 05 to add soft, natural texture and mess around 10 disrupting cream-paste to twist the hair back, Guido created a rich, ready-to-wear hairstyle that stunned on the runway.

“I created this very feminine, beautiful updo that’s very Bottega Veneta. It’s how every woman would like their hair to look, and feel comfortable enough to wear it like that. I started with clean, dry hair, and then used my main product, wind blown 05, which was really key to getting that great texture you can see. Then, I twisted the hair back and used little pins to hold it in place, but left a long bit sticking out so that it felt very casual. I finished the look by pulling out the little baby hairs all around the hairline, so the overall effect was very soft and feminine with a lot richness.” Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products Used: mess around 10 disrupting cream-paste, wind blown 05 dry finishing spray

How To Create The Look:
  1. Start with dry hair, and blow-dry hair straight back.
  2. Spray wind blown 05 dry finishing spray all over hair to add airy texture.
  3. Emulsify a dime-size amount of mess around 10 disrupting cream-paste in hands, and apply only to the hairline and top of head. Comb through using fingers.
  4. Twist hair back into a very loose knot, securing with small U-pins.
  5. Pull out a few wispy hairs around the hairline and finish with another mist of wind blown 05 dry finishing spray.

Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. To locate a Redken salon, please visit Redken online.

Photos by Lucas Flores Piran for Redken

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alberta Ferretti Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Redken Get The Look

Show: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Redken Creative Consultant Guido played up Alberta Ferretti’s Spring Ready-to-Wear #MFW 2015 Collection with a natural, hippy-inspired hairstyle for the runway. “At this moment in time, easy hair feels the most modern, and that’s the overall feeling we get with this hairstyle. The Alberta Ferretti girl is kind of a hippie, but still very feminine and soft, so I left the hair a bit natural, with some nice chunky texture and loose curls. I sprayed fashion waves 07 throughout the hair, and then used two different sized curling irons to add more movement. Then, I applied more fashion waves 07 to pull out the curls a bit, creating that nice matte texture.” - Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products Used:
  • Diamond Oil Shampoo
  • Diamond Oil Conditioner
  • fashion waves 07 sea salt spray

Create The Look:
  1. Start with clean hair by washing with Diamond Oil Shampoo and Conditioner.
  2. Rough blow-dry, and then create a messy center part using fingers.
  3. Use a round brush to blow-dry the front of the hair until smooth.
  4. Spray fashion waves 07 sea salt spray throughout the hair to create some texture.
  5. Create additional movement by loosely wrapping underside pieces of hair around a ½-inch curling iron and face-framing pieces around a 1-inch curling iron.
  6. Apply another mist of fashion waves 07 sea salt spray throughout the hair to pull out some of the curl.

Please note, Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. To locate a Redken salon near you, please visit Redken online.

Photo Credits: Lucas Flores Piran for Redken

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kate Middleton ‘How-To’ Of Her Famous Half Up Hairstyle

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a, Kate Middleton, is arguably one of the most influential trendsetters on the planet. From her effortlessly perfect attire to her signature hairstyle, Kate’s look is both coveted and copied by women across the globe. With the help of Natalia Simmons from Latest-Hairstyles, you can recreate Kate’s famous hairstyle with ease.

“It's very easy, practical and should take less than 10 minutes to complete,” explains Natalia Simmons. “The great thing about it is that it can work on many hair types, lengths, and styles. You can keep it straight, or try it with curly hair. However you do it, I hope you give this Kate Middleton hair tutorial a try. Enjoy having princess hair for a day!”

  1. It’s best to start with mostly straight smooth hair, but a bit of curl at the bottom. This seems to be a favorite look of Kate’s.
  2. Then tease your hair at the crown and back a bit, but not all the way to the nape of the neck, just at the top. Create a mini bouffant, like a mini “Snooki poof”, but just at the crown of your head, leaving out the front. Secure with two bobby pins going straight across.
  3. Start on one side, it doesn’t matter which, and take the front section of hair that you had left out. Pull it back and across, twisting at the end. Secure on the far side of the half up.
  4. Repeat step 3 but with the remaining side securing on the opposite side as well.
  5. Going back to the side you started with, take a section of hair from under the first section and pull over and across, lightly twisting as you go. Secure with a bobby pin on the far side, so the hair is brought all the way over.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the other side.
  7. Voila! You’re done! You can fluff a little, smooth it out or add some hairpins to make sure there are no bald spots showing, but other than that, you’re done!
Check out more “how-tos” from Natalia Simmons at Ma NouvelleMode and more creative hairstyles at Latest-Hairstyles.

Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Sports Illustrated Model Gigi Hadid’s Summer Makeup

Celebrity makeup artist, Misha Shahzada recently created Gigi Hadid’s summer makeup for The Daily SummerMagazine. Famed photographer Gilles Bensimon was on hand to photograph the cover and inside story. And Misha shares the “how-to” for Gigi’s stunning look!

To create Gigi’s “Golden Goddess” look, Misha took inspiration from icons such as Raquel Welch and Sofia Loren -- as they're the perfect role models for bronze beauty.

The first step in creating the look was to aim for a natural sun-kissed look while not having Gigi appear overly tanned. To accomplish this, Misha used Perfect Body Perfection Gel in matte tan all over her body to create a soft and natural looking glow. According to Misha, “The product blends nicely and is easily buildable without looking too heavy or unnatural”. In order to achieve a perfect finish, Misha recommends exfoliating the body first as this will allow for overall even application.

Next, she used a bronzing brush and simply dusted Maybelline’s Mineral Power Bronzerall over the face. Pro Tip: Always start with less and build if you need to. Misha also suggests when using nudes for color, to experiment with shades such as taupe, browns, pinks, etc., as nudes do not always have to consist of just beige tones.

To finish the “Golden Goddess” look, she added a pop of color with a red lip while most of the face was left natural. Misha opted for a matte red lip with Maybelline’s "Keep up the Flame" paired with Color Sensational lip liner in "Red" which added a modern twist to Gigi’s look without appearing overly "glam".

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