From Jessica Alba‘s party-ready hair and makeup to the hottest ways to pair nail polish with jewelry, here’s your guide to looking gorgeously glam this season
Hairstylist Jen Atkin brushed Alba’s hair into a low ponytail, leaving out a few strands for a “romantic feel.” Then she twisted it into a bun.
Andersen wanted Alba’s skin to look extra luminous, so she blended bronzer on the apples of her cheeks and swept it up toward her temples.
Makeup artist Lauren Andersen emphasized Alba’s eyes with black liner, mascara and a hefty dose of faux fringe. “Lashes make a statement, so we stepped up her look with a set.”
“This makeup is clean and simple, but I wanted it to be feminine too. I applied a nude lipstick with a hint of pink using a lip brush,” says Andersen.
Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy
Volumizing Root Boost Shampoo, $6; at drugstores
Hair.Resort.Spray, $25; kevinmurphy .com.au for salons
Yves Saint Laurent
Le Teint Touche Eclat BD 50, $55, yslbeautyus .com
TANtalizer Baked Bronzer, $32; loraccosmetics.com
#122 lashes, $4.99; at drugstores
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $23; bobbibrown.com
Ultra Color Lipstick in Proper Pink, $8; avon.com
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Add a Glitzy Hair Accessory
“Take your look from day to night with fancy clips, combs or pins that enhance your hair without overpowering it,” says Underwood’s hairstylist Melissa Schleicher.
TAKES 30 SECONDS
Mollie comb, $58; parlour3.com in December
Rock a Bold Lip
“A bright lip can transform your entire face,” says Munn’s makeup artist Beau Nelson, who prefers a matte-finish formula, which is less likely to bleed.
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Rouge Ecstasy in #301 Gio, $34; nordstrom.com
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Go for a Major Necklace
Freida Pinto A standout piece can upgrade any outfit.
Light Up Your Eyes
Rosie Huntington- Whiteley
“A shimmery shadow is a fun way to amp up your look,” says the model’s makeup artist Lauren Andersen. Sweep a sparkly neutral color across your upper lids, dab highlighter in the inner corners, and finish with black liner and mascara.
TAKES 5 MINUTES
True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte, $7; avon.com
Three Special Party Looks
You don’t always have to do it yourself. Give yourself permission to splurge at the salon. Frédéric Fekkai’s Lindsay Block tells you exactly what to ask for
The Undone Chignon
1. Go with the ease of this look. It’s the imperfections—the wispy hairline, the teased texture in the back—that make it fresh and modern.
2. The full chignon provides the wow factor, so if your hair isn’t as full as Angelina’s, fake it with filler.
3. Don’t overdo it with product. There is nothing sleek or stiff about her do.
TAKE IT TO THE SALON!
1. The molded curls should look defined but not stiff.
2. The deep side part is key.
3. Use mousse or hair spray for a smooth, glossy finish.
1. Kate’s amazing volume around her hairline makes this style stand out.
2 . Her highlights also provide major texture. Consider getting some to enhance dimension.
3. Carry a travel-size hair spray for touch-ups. Flip your hair upside down and spray the roots.
Hot Trend: Hand Jewelry
Rihanna‘s manicurist Kimmie Kyees shares polishes to pair with handlets and rings
The tones of the jewelry are well- matched to the purplish gray polish. Gaydamak pinkie creation; gaydamakjewellery.com
The richer the color, the richer the look. Bling goes well with a sophisticated nail shade. Jacob & Co. diamond hand harness; jacobandco.com
Silver jewelry makes white nails come to life. Lynn Ban rings (mixed with Rihanna‘s own); lynnban.com
Chloë Grace Moretz
The rings are stunning and complement the taupe shade and dot appliqués. Daniella Draper gold bands and midi rings; danielladraper.com
If you’d rather have your jewels steal the spotlight, stick to a noncompeting pale polish. AS29 ocean three-finger ring in 18k white gold and diamonds; as29.com