Erin Andrews DWTS Blog: 'We Had to Get Approval for How Much Skin We Were Showing with the Finale Dress'
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FINALE DAY TWO: FAIRYTALE ENDING
"This dress is what the Dancing with the Stars finale is all about," Andrews said of her etheral Galia Lahav gown and Beladora jewels. "I loved the textured hair pulled back to show off the insane diamond earrings."
The star's hairstylist Ryan Randall created curls and texture in her hair, then created a low slung ponytail to start the romantic up-do. "I divided that into two sections and made two fishtail braids. I pinned those into a free form bun, and secured with pins," he said. The finishing touch? "an amazing crystal and pearl hairpin from Lelet NY -- the perfect complement to the messy, textured updo!"
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FINALE DAY TWO: BRONZED GODDESS
Andrews called the bronzed eye makeup artist Lisa Ashley created for the finale "unreal and perfect." To create the look, Ashley grabbed an affordable makeup palette that's a favorite among the duo.
"The Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale palette could have been nicknamed the 'Erin' collection," she said. "All the colors were her favorite!" Ashley added extra bronziness to the face by combining M.A.C Luster Drops Bronze with her foundation along with a powder bronzer from Sisley. She completed the look with L'Oreal's Toasted Almond lipstick and a swipe of NARS Shimmer lip gloss.
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FINALE DAY ONE: BEACHY & BLUE
Erin's navy blue Halston gown with cutouts at the sides "was [her] to a T. This was def my favorite look of the season!" the host told us. "I loved the Jennifer Fisher earrings that accented the look, too."
Hair-wise, the star's stylist Ryan Randall chose beach chic vibes. "We opted for a textured, down style to add movement and fun to a chic and simple dress," he said. "My Dyson and Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer was the winning combination." After blowing her hair out, he used his Harry Josh Pro Tools curling iron to create bend and movement throughout.
"I broke it up with a Bumble and bumble Brilliantine and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray for a more relaxed and beachy feel," Randall said. "I kept it up with R+Co Outerspace Hairspray and tousling it for an undone feel all night!"
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FINALE DAY ONE:
To accent the star's dress, makeup artist Lisa Ashley did a bold blue and silver smoky eye look for the evening. "I created a flawless finish, starting with products to brighten and illuminate her skin (like the Lisa Ashley The Ultimate Eyecream), so we could rock the eye," she said.
For the dramatic look, Ashley used all the shades in a Sisley quad called 'Mysyety,' blending the deepest shade in the crease and accenting her lids with the bright silvery blue.
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SEMI-FINALS: MIRROR BALL INSPIRATION
You were probably left reeling at the end of last night's episode of Dancing with the Stars frontrunner Simone Biles was eliminated when in a shocker. But now that you've had a second to process the drama, it's time to break down host Erin Andrews' penultimate look of the season.
"I loved this dress -- what a way to channel the mirror ball trophy!" Andrews told us of her sparkling silver Jovani high-neck gown. "The silver looked insane on TV. All the dancers kept saying they loved it. I felt like it was right up their alley with all the bedazzles and sparkles."
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SEMI-FINALS: '70S GLAMOUR
Andrews' makeup artist Molly Stern created a subtley soft look she called "dazzling and elegant with an edge of '70s glamour" for the evening. "Molly came to the ballroom today with the idea of mixing up the silver gown with gold eye lids," Andrews said. "I stay in my lane and let the experts do their work! Her idea was perfect. My eyes were killer!"
To achieve the glam gold eye look, Stern deepened the lid using Make Up For Ever's Aqua eyeliner in a copper shade, then blended an Elizabeth Arden shadow in Blonde over it "for an added brightening effect."
"The gold makeup also allowed Anita to pair it with gold bling...such a fun change!" Andrews said.
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SEMI-FINALS: TEXTURE AND MOVEMENT
According to the star's hairstylist Ryan Randall, "This week was an all-out glam fest!" He couldn't have said it better. He started by rough drying the hair using R+Co's Sail Soft Wave Spray and a bit of Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray.
"Using a 1.25" Harry Josh Pro Tools marcel iron, I added waves, leavin the ends out for a more piecey finish," Randall said. "Oribe Dry Texturizing spray arond the crown at the root completed the look for added texture and grit!"
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WEEK EIGHT: SIMPLE & CLEAN
"You don't always need sparkles to be in the ballroom!" Andrews told us about her cold-shoulder Halston gown she wore on last night's episode of Dancing with the Stars. Although Andrews said she usually doesn't wear such a bold green shade, she couldn't stop raving about this design. "I loved how simple it was -- the cutouts on the shoulders and the low front were all I needed."
But the star's favorite part of her ensemble? "The Jennifer Fisher earrings made this look! They were the best part," she added.
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WEEK EIGHT: STRAIGHT STRANDS
The host stepped out of her comfort zone by wearing her hair styled straight and down, tucked behind her ears. "I'm always afraid to wear my hair this straight. It isn't the same length and I am afraid it won't connect that well," Andrews said. Her hairstylist Ryan Randall talked her into the sophisticated style by using minimal product.
"I began with a sleek blowout, using Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer and a Dyson blowdryer for sealed in sleekness to last all day," he said. "Then I flat ironed it straight with a light dusting of Oribe Free Styler Hairspray."
Don't be surprised if you see Andrews sporting her hair in this style sometime again soon. " I was surprised how many people said they liked my hair this way…looks like it will be a repeat," she said.
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WEEK SEVEN: GISELE-SPIRATION
"Before I went out for tonight's show, I was obsessing over Gisele Bundchen's Met Gala photos. She was my inspiration for everything tonight," Andrews told PeopleStyle about her long sleeved Naeem Khan gown. " I was trying to impersonate her while we were taking pictures! Everyone was cracking up because they knew I had been staring at her pictures all afternoon."
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WEEK SEVEN: PLAYFUL PONY
Hairstylist Ryan Randall called Andrews' textured ponytail a "perfect compliment" to the host's structured sequin gown. For the slightly undone look, he started by blowing out her hair using Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray at the root.
After adding in some extensions for extra volume and length, Randall swept everything up into a high ponytail. "To increase the texture and movement in the pony, I went through with Harry Josh marcel iron to add bend, leaving out the ends for a piecy and textured finish," he added.
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WEEK SEVEN: POP OF PURPLE
Using deep purple and maroon eye shadows, makeup artist Lisa Ashley created a look for Andrews that shec alled "one of my favorite looks of all time on Erin."
"The deep maroon shadows made her green eys pop!" Ashley added. She used Bobbi Brown's new Long-Wear Waterproof Liner in Rich Plum "in very thick angles to line across the top and bottom of the lash line." Then, the makeup artist smudged it out with a maroon shadow mixed with a wet black shadow to intensify the color even more. She finished the face with a neutral Tarte cheek stain and Stila cream blush, plus a soft pink lip using a LORAC Lip Gloss. "This entire look was amazing when it all came together," Andrews told us. "But on camera, it was even better!"
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WEEK SIX: DANCING QUEEN
Last night's epsiode of DWTS honored iconic girl groups and boy bands, so Andrews' gown needed to be something she could shimmy in on the dancefloor. "This comfortable flowy little number from Naeem Khan was so comfortable and perfect for the ballroom," she told us. "The light whimsical skirt was so fun to dance around in during our night celebrating boy bands and girl groups."
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WEEK SIX: ALL MATTE MAKEUP
Instead of using sparkly shimmer shades we know and love on Erin, makeup artist Lisa Ashley stuck with a full-on matte look for the evening. "Everything I used was powder to create this classic, clean beauty look," she said. And Andrews' favorite part of it? "My eyes and my lips! Lisa used the best shade of color on my lids and under my eyes, and I really loved the nude lip tonight," the star said.
For the warm-toned brown eye, Ashley used all the shadows in Too Faced's versatile matte eye palette. She paired it with a little bronzer (she used NARS Laguna) and a dab of naturalcolor on the cheeks with Tarte's blush in Exposed Nude. She finished off with a brown nude lip, using a lipliner in the shade Sand and lipstick in Odessa by Julie Hewett.
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WEEK SIX: CLASSIC PONY
"The slick back ponytail was a must with the different cut of this dress," Andrews said. And her hairstylist Ryan Randall agreed, calling the style a "perfect choice" since her dress was "the star" of the night.
Randall started by blowing out Andrews' hair with a Dyson blowdryer and Bumble and bumble's Invisible Oil. After adding in some extensions for length and volume, he blended everything together with a flat iron. "I gathered it all low at the nape of the neck and secured it with a ponytail hook elastic," he said. "I always wrap the pony with a section of hair to cover the elastic and add a more polished finish." He finished the look with a toothbrush and TIGI's Bed Head Stick Wax to tame flyaways and add extra shine.
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WEEK FIVE: DISNEY INSPIRATION
Erin went for full-on Cinderella vibes last night during Disney week in the ballroom. "It's always my favorite night!" the host told us. Her sexy low-cut silver dress was designed by Naeem Khan, and she glammed up the look even more with Neil Lane jewels.
"I felt like a major fairy princess and the dress reminded me of Cinderella," Andrews added. "The color, the sparkles, the cut and look were perfect for this night!"
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WEEK FIVE: TOUSLED & TEXTURED
Andrews' hairstylist Ryan Randall called Disney night "the most magical night in the ballroom," which called for a whimsical up do. After blowing her hair out, Randall curled her entire head to create loose waves. "Then using my fingers, I gathered her hair back and low to form a messy ponytail," he said. "I took the pony and divided it into four sections, and twisted it up into messy, knotty bun. I went back pulled out some pieces around the face, making sure there was plenty of texture and that it didn't look overworked."
For even more texture, he spritzed some Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and finished off with R+Co Outerspace Hairspray
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WEEK FIVE: PRINCESS MAKEUP
For Erin's favorite show of the season, her makeup artist Lisa Ashley went all out, creating a silvery look to match her dress. "It is truly magical and makes her princess fantasy come true," Ashley told us. For the silver cut crease eye, she started by gradiating two silver shades up in Andrews' crease. "Then I 'cut' the crease with an angle brush and blended outwards using a soft taupe shadow," she said. She finished the eye by using a Tom Ford liquid liner pen for a soft wing. "I'm not crazy about wearing a ton ton of eye makeup. But the touch of blue on my eye lids, was fun for me to try tonight," Andrews said.
Ashley said she didn't want to make the star overly bronze, but still wanted a glowy finish. "I used the Wonderskin Skin Perfected Body Foundation and it was magic!" she said. Andrews was all about the glow factor, too. "The dewy touch Lisa adds to my makeup is always a favorite of mine!" she said.
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WEEK FOUR: CAMERA READY!
Erin calls the shimmering gold Naeem Khan gown, Neil Lane jewels and Manolo Blahnik heels for Dancing with the Stars' Most Memorable Year Night a "home run."
"From the nude color to the silver and gold sequins, from fitting shape and the long sleeves, I knew when we tried this dress on it would look awesome on camera!" she told us of the dress.
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WEEK FOUR: GOLDEN GODDESS
Makeup artist Lisa Ashley mixed together all different shades of nude, silver and gold to accent the host's glowy goddess-inspired look. The key to getting the glow? Getting the right foundation.
"It's extremely important in achieving this glowy look. My go-to glow essentials are a combination of the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Illuminating Fluid with the Armani Power Fabric Foundation," Ashley says. "Then I topped it off with a mist of The Ultimate Moisturizer from my own collection." Adding to the glow, she used NYX Cream Illuminating Sticks in Sun Kissed and Pinkie Dust (a warm orange and a peachy pink) on the cheeks. "The icing on the cake was layering with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal," Ashley says.
Ashley completed the look with a smudged out smoky eye and a nude Goddess lipstick by Napolean Perdis. "I was obsessed with the nude lip Lisa did this week," Andrews told us. "I was trying to steal the lipstick from her all night!"
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WEEK FOUR: GRECIAN BRAIDS
"This week channeling a Grecian goddess vibe, we opted for a textured crown braid that was a bit deconstructed and full of movement," hairstylist Ryan Randall told us.
He started by blowing out the star's hair and adding "tons of texture and grit with copious amounts of Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray." Then, he created the "crown" by braiding around her head. "Once secured with pins, I went back and separated the braid a bit for a more textured and imperfect finish," Randall says. "Imperfectly perfect hair is the chicest hair, and that's exactly what we got."
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WEEK THREE: A TWITTER WINNER
"This outfit is perfect for me," Andrews told PeopleStyle. "I love nothing more than wearing pants on DWTS!" And fans felt the same way. "So many people have been asking where this jumpsuit is from on Twitter," she says (FYI: It's Jovani). The emerald earrings by Narcisa Pheres that the star's stylist Anita Patrickson used added a personal touch to the look. "That's my birthstone and one of my favorite pieces of jewelry to wear!" Andrews says.
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WEEK THREE: OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM
The host's deep side part and glamorous waves were inspired by Old Hollywood, hair stylist Ryan Randall says. "We knew we wanted some extra length, so I added some Glam Seamless extensions," he told us. "I then curled and set her hair using a Harry Josh Pro Tools 1.25" iron." He set the hair using L'Oréal's Elnett hairspray, one of his go-to's because "it's buildable and still leaves hair brushable."
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WEEK THREE: CLEAN SKIN
The Old Hollywood hair Andrews wore inspired makeup artist Lisa Ashley to use "dewy, glowy and clean" makeup to complement it - using lots of products found right at your local drugstore! "I layered the L'Oréal TrueMatch Lumi Liquid Glow and powder illuminator and used a sheer red cream blush to go with the clean look of the eyes," Ashley says. Then, she matched Andrews' cheeks to her lips using L'Oréal's British Red lipstick and used "lots of lashes" by Ardell.
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WEEK TWO: BOLD CHOKER
Erin's stylist Anita Patrickson paired her simple strapless Jovani gown with a chunky Neil Lane choker that was a "fun change" for the host. "I loved the necklace! We usually keep it simple with the jewelry so it was a new look for me," Andrews told us.
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WEEK TWO: TEXTURED LOCKS
Hair stylist Ryan Randall said the host's gown this week "begged for a textured down style and [he] was happy to oblige!" After blowing out Andrews' hair straight and adding some Oribe thickening spray at the root, he added two tracks of extensions for even more thickness and volume. "It is the ballroom after all!" Randall said. For loose texture, he waved the hair in alternating directions with a Harry Josh curling iron and ultimately chose to do a half-up, half-down style to show off the star's shoulders. "I loved having my hair long, down and off my shoulders to show off my neckline, necklace and shoulders," Andrews said.
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WEEK TWO: MATCHY MAKEUP
Erin's favorite part of her makeup look? The eye shadow color! Makeup artist Lisa Ashley made the eyes, lips and cheeks pop with warm merlot shades to match the star's dress. "Lisa picked such great shades for my eyes tonight," Andrews said. "The color popped and looked perfect with my hair back." To get the look, Ashley used the shades Venus, Muse and Shell from Lime Crime's new Venus Eye Shadow Palette and finished off with an exaggerated winged liner.
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WEEK ONE: SEXY SLITS!
Our favorite stylish Dancing with the Stars host Erin Andrews is back with another season of behind-the-scenes scoop about her weekly looks...and she already started a fire with night one! Andrews says she wanted to go for "sleek, liquid, metal" vibes "perfect for premiere night" in her halter neck sequined black Jovani gown. "I loved how it showcased my back, arms and just enough leg!" she added. She completed the style with black Stuart Weitzman sandals and Neil Lane jewels.
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WEEK ONE: SPARKLY SILVER LIDS
Andrews' makeup artist Molly Stern complemented the star's dramatic gown with a smoky, yet sparkly eye and natural, glowy skin. "I deepened the lid using Milk Makeup eye pigment in a charcoal shade, the blended that smoke out using NARS shadows in Brumes," she told us. Stern finished the eyes with a pop of sparkly silver using a Dior single shadow in the shade Techno. For Andrews' skin, Stern kept it light by applying a sparing amount of Bobbi Brown's stick foundation just to "even out her skin tone" and some Laura Mercier cream bronzer for a subtle glow.
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WEEK ONE: PONYTAIL TIME
Hairstylist Ryan Randall and Andrews decided to style her hair in "sleek and chic" low ponytail for premiere night. He says he blew out the star's hair straight using Bumble and bumble's Invisible Oil and slung the hair low at the nape of her neck. To get the hair pinstraight, Randall "flatironed the pony super sleek with the GHD platinum iron and used Oribe Good Lust Nourishing Hair Oil to tame flyaways and add shine."
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Erin Andrews DWTS Blog: 'We Had to Get Approval for How Much Skin We Were Showing with the Finale Dress'