Insider Trading: Celebrity Makeup Artists and Stylists Spill Their Secrets
By Erin Donnelly
Clients: Anne Hathaway, Eva Mendes (shown), Hayden Panettiere, Elisha Cuthbert, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, to name a few
She Says: Color is a big trend this season—think red and hot pink lips, colored eyeliners in bright greens and blues, and even hints of glitter on the eyelids.
Tools of the Trade: MAC cosmetics and NARS have lots of great bold colors for lips; I love Russian Red from MAC and Roman Holiday from NARS. Christian Dior also has a beautiful gloss called Red Stockings.
Mouthing Off: To achieve a bold lip color, apply the color with your fingertip. Start in the center of the lip and leave the edges softer. Outline the lips with a neutral lip liner to keep the edges soft.Anne Hathaway loves a bright pink applied to the center of her lip! For a bold red lip color, be sure to blot the lips with a tissue after application to prevent the color from bleeding. Finish with a gloss to set the red lipstick.
Clients: Include Amy Adams, America Ferrera, Paris Hilton, and Jenny McCarthy
He Says: One of the biggest trends to hit the catwalks for spring/summer 2008 was the return of neon color! From shoes to bags to ties and definitely to makeup, colors had attitude, were loud in spirit and overall had a clean, sporty vibe in reference to fall’s vintage Hollywood throwbacks.
How to Wear Spring’s Bright Hues: Calibrate your colors! If a muted pink lip gloss is your thing, simply turn up the voltage and choose a shade two or three shades brighter to ride spring’s color trend wave. Secondly, don’t be a commitment-phobe! If you’re going to go with color for spring…GO FOR IT! The true trend for eyes and lips is to wear shadows and lip colors to their full color potential! Layer it on—don’t blot to sheer out the impact.
Clients: Jennifer Garner (shown), Jessica Biel, Kelly Ripa, Faith Hill, and Jessica Alba
He Says: It’s all about the sexy bedhead. Watch Oscar create this “messy” look for Jenni Kayne’s Fall 2008 show from New York Fashion Week.
Clients: In addition to Paula, Marco’s worked with Sienna Miller, Lydia Hearst, the Hilton sisters, and the models on Chanel’s catwalk
He Says: Soft, romantic waves are a feminine and classic look for spring.
How to Score Loose Waves: 1. Start with 80% dry hair parted in the direction that best complements your facial features. 2. Take a dollop of white styling cream (Marco recommends John Barrett’s Be Hold) and smooth it around the ends, working your way up to the roots. 3. Take one-inch sections of your hair and twirl them around your finger, creating a complete spiral; do this all around your head. 4. Lightly spray a silicone-based shine spray to protect your hair, create shine and get rid of any frizz. 4. Let your hair air-dry.
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