August 2019

3 Makeup Tips Every Girl Should Know Right Now

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This spring is all about bright lips, shimmery smoky eyes and flawless, natural-looking skin–three makeup looks that aren’t easy to pull off. So when I met up with celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal (a favorite of Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Ashlee Simpson) to celebrate her makeup brand’s 7th year anniversary (a true QVC hit), I squeezed her for some of this season’s most essential makeup how-to tips.

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1. Learn to love bright lips.
It seems that almost every celebrity who walks down the red carpet these days is sporting a bright lip. The look is fresh, flirty and a welcome change after years of slicking on sheer lip gloss. But, bright lips can definitely be daunting. “It may seem really scary, but you have to train your eye to get used to it. Force yourself to wear it one day, then see how many compliments you get. Watch how great, bright, beautiful and amazing everyone says you look, then you’ll get used to it, fast!” says Roncal.

As for choosing the right color, a true coral lipstick is the most wearable. “It’s a balance of pink and orange so you get a little of both, and it works on both warm and cool skin tones,” says Roncal. A new hue that fits the bill: Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral ($15, Clinique.com).

Another wearable color: fuchsia. “It’s flattering on all skin tones, but maybe wear it as a sheer stain so it’s not over the top,” advises Roncal. Mally Beauty Life, Love, and a Really Great Lipgloss Singles in Life is Fuchsia ($15, mallybeauty.com) is a great choice. “Also, a neutral brick red is always wearable.” Avoid those bright orange colors. “They can make your teeth look yellow, like you just smoked a pack of cigarettes or drank a cup of coffee,” warns Mally.

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2. Go ahead and be messy with eyeliner.
“Eyeliner that’s perfectly straight and sharp not only looks old fashioned, but it’s also very hard on the eyes,” says Roncal. “Eyeliner is almost always better if it has softness to it.”

So if you’re scared of botching an eyeliner application, don’t worry. Mess it up as much as you want, then use a cotton swap to blend a matching eye shadow over it and smoke it out. Dolce & Gabbana Crayon Intense Eyeliner ($29, saksfifthavenue.com) is a soft pencil that also includes a blending applicator tip for an easy blend and Mally Beauty Metallic Magic Eyeliner Singles ($15, mallybeauty.com) catch the light for a long lasting wear. “This way you’ll have all of the best elements of having a great eyeliner look and it was easy to do,” says Roncal.

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3. Match your foundation to your collarbone, not your jawline.
Very few women can boast that they have naturally flawless and radiant skin. And to fake it, you need to find a foundation or tinted moisturizer formula that not only feels great, but is also the right color.

“Women always think that they should match their foundation to their jawline, but that’s not true. Since you wash your face twice a day, and most likely exfoliate it regularly, your face will always be lighter than your body. To make your face match the rest of your body, you should really match your foundation to your collarbone,” advises Roncal.

New foundations we love are CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation ($11, drugstore.com) and Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Foundation + Brush. Both are light formulas for spring.

Mally also advises laying off the translucent powder. “We don’t need to wear the same technology that our grandmothers wore. Powder makes you look dusty, dry and and white,” complains Mally. Her solution: Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender ($40, mallybeauty.com) is the first clear gel-based powder that makes your skin look poreless and naturally matte. Out of the hundreds of products she’s created, it’s one of her true favorites, and I have to agree that it’s one of the most unique and effective formulas I’ve ever tried!

by Rachel Hayes

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DIY: Oscar-Worthy Top Knots

 Jennifer Lopez looked radiant at the Oscars donning one of the most highly sought after styles, the top knot. Utterly timeless and beyond chic, the style is great for special occasions and every day wear. Joshua Gambrell, stylist at Lotus Salon of Eufora International shared with us some of his insider tips on how to get the look without ever having to leave home.

A top knot should look effortless so make sure your hair is long enough to pull into a ponytail at your crown. Use a brush to pull hair into the ponytail for a smooth look. Secure the ponytail with a small clear plastic band. For a smooth top knot, wrap the hair around the band and secure with hair pins (not bobby pins). Complete the look with a finishing spray and a shine enhancer to add some glam to the look, I love Eufora’s Illuminate Shine Mist.

For an effortless, more messy top knot, use your hands and fingers as hair is pulled back into a ponytail at the crown.  Secure the ponytail with a small clear plastic band, but for this softer look, don’t pull the hair all the way through the band. The hair that has been pulled through, pin loosely with hair pins. Complete the look with a flexible finishing spray to avoid a crunchy feeling and hold the messy look, such as Eufora’s Elevate Finishing Spray.

 

Joshua Gambrell grew up with a talent for drawing and painting, but he was never really sure how he could transform his passion into a viable career. When a close friend suggested a career in hairdressing he knew there was nothing else he wanted to do. Now, nearly a decade later, Joshua is a respected stylist at the prominent Lotus Salon in New York City, the flagship salon for Eufora International. After receiving what he describes as “hardcore, old-school training” at cosmetology school, he became an assistant at one of the top salons in Lexington, Kentucky, upon graduation. Here he was trained in every aspect of hairdressing through the world renowned educators who often visited the salon.After leaving Lexington, Joshua started a new management position at another salon where his responsibilities as the educational and creative director included educating clients about various products and sculpting techniques. From there, he started working on runway shows during fashion week for designers such as Jillian Lewis, Nary Manivong, Lindsey Jones (Outlaws of the Border), Kati Stern (Venexiana), Adetacher, Caroline Siekaly, and, most recently, NAHM (Ally Hilfiger and Nary Manivong). He cemented the move to New York City when he began working for a salon developing an instructional program teaching haircutting to hairdressers from all over the country.

Joshua thinks the best reward from hairdressing is changing the way people see themselves. “As a hairdresser, you have the power to influence someone’s image. In the future, near or far, I always see myself making someone, somewhere feel beautiful,” he says.

Successorize Your Look with Stylish Necklaces

I love wearing statement necklaces and layering chic jewelry to infuse style into my daily outfits– which are what I like to call “successories.” A successory (see my quote on page 107 of this month’s People Style Watch) is a special accessory that is successful at taking your look from good to glam in record time! A successory can be a great leopard bag or a fab pair of earrings. The necklaces below certainly fit the bill and here are my favorite for the season:

Dannijo Medine Necklace, BUY NOW, $495
The fabulous sister team behind Dannijo create the most gorgeous and unique statement necklaces. Their Keira Bib style is an antiqued Copper chain with marble resin beads, and the taupe and turquoise color palette make for perfect spring shades. I love the versatility of this piece from dressing up a simple white tee to a sexy cocktail dress. Dannijo is a favorite of Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Alexa Chung, Michelle Trachtenberg and style blogger “Man Repeller” Leandra Medine.

Jennifer Miller Swarovski Crystal Horn Necklace, BUY NOW, $295
I am obsessed with my Jennifer Miller Crystal Horn Necklace and like to wear it with my Ramy Brook dresses, or with jeans and a silky top. The yellow gold-plated necklace is on a 36” link chain and falls in just the right spot. It’s chic style finishes off any outfit! Jennifer Miller has cultivated a celeb following including Beverly Hills Housewives Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump, New York Housewife Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Angelina Jolie.

T.Cyia “Atomic” Gold Multi Chain Scarf Necklace, BUY NOW, $205
The T.Cyia handmade Multi Chain Necklace is a stylish and versatile piece that can be worn as a scarf, tied in a knot or double wrapped. Mixed metals make it on-trend and easy to wear with everything including gold and silver jewelry. The talented LA-based design team Tim McElwee and Cyia Batten create these beautiful pieces that are incredibly artistic. They are also favorites of Jennifer Lopez, Kate Walsh and Melissa George.

2012 Golden Globes Hottest Hair Trends

The Golden Globes are nearing, and while some are excited to see which movies and miniseries win, we’re excited to see the celebs, dresses and ‘dos! We talked to Wella Professionals Celebrity Hairstylist Andy LeCompte and Wella Professionals Color Ambassador Aura Friedman about their predictions on what hairstyles will make their way down the red carpet on Sunday night. They’ve had the pleasure of working with Golden Globe stars, including Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and Megan Fox.

Daily Makeover will host a big giveaway with some of Wella’s amazing styling products that were used to create red carpet hairstyles! To find out the details, “Like” the Wella Professionals USA Facebook page where we’ll announce how and when to enter the contest. Plus, they’ll have LIVE red carpet coverage from top celebrity stylists.

 

Effortless Elegance With A Glossy Finish
“I think we’ll see a peak in fluid textures that suggest effortless elegance, like very healthy and sleek hair that shows a lot of movement. This style will be popular with soft and light tones with a warm glow that emphasizes healthy, shiny hair representative of the Wella Trend Vision look aptly named, Grace,” says LeCompte. Another great example: Charlize Theron’s shiny, sleek blowout with gentle waves.

To get the look, first, apply a good amount of hair primer, like Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, to wet hair. This will create an even surface on each hair follicle, improving the evenness of your overall end look. Then, while your hair is still wet, apply a smoothing balm, such as Wella Professionals Flowing Form, to dramatically enhance the manageability and smoothness of your blowout. One you’ve finished blow drying your hair, finish with a spritz of shine spray. Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight helps keep hair healthy and shimmering, despite the heat of a blowout.

 

Statement-Making Tones And Daring Definition
To the contrary, we can also expect to see daring, modern styles made possible by the evolution of high tech hair tools and high pigment color. Wella Professionals Color Ambassador Aura Friedman says, “We can look forward to the soft introduction of this very bold hair color trend at the Golden Globes this year. Inspired by the Trend Vision look, “Roxy,” this is an attention grabbing style where color plays an integral role. We will especially see a shift to cool red tones and bursts of violet, statement-making colors with an edge of sophistication.”

“A perfect color,” says Aura, “should complement the person who’s wearing it…but also suit their personality and lifestyle. It should enhance, but not overpower.” To keep vibrant hues looking their best, Aura suggests to avoid shampooing too much and use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner, like Wella’s Brilliance Line. If your hair is very dull, she also recommends getting a clear gloss to add instant vibrancy and seal the cuticle of your hair for added shine. As for the style, this look does not shy away from shape or definition. Tight curls and gravity-defying shapes can be expected. With such “atypical” styles being created with styling tools, it’s very important to prepare your hair with a heat protectant spray before styling, such as Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protectant Spray. You’ll need to finish the look with a strong-hold hairspray, such as Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray.

Chat LIVE with the hair experts during the award show’s red carpet arrivals! “Like” Wella on Facebook to get tips, tricks and commentary from several celebrity stylists on their favorite looks of the night.

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DailyMakeover.com from Makeover Solutions, Inc., is the web’s leading beauty information site, providing virtual makeover technology and content for women to create personalized makeovers. DailyMakeover.com’s virtual Makeover Studio enables users to see themselves wearing numerous hairstyles, makeup shades and fashion accessories to create their best makeovers, which can be saved, printed, or emailed. DailyMakeover.com is headquartered in New York City.