Your biggest hair and makeup mysteries--solved![ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
GL's on the case for outta-control curls, lumpy concealer con·ceal·er
1. One that conceals.
2. A facial cosmetic used to cover blemished skin. and every other crime of beauty you can think of. We called in a few A-list detectives, er, experts and got a clue. Looks like your dilemmas have fled the scene. Case closed.
TRIP-UP How can I apply blush without looking like a doll?
QUICK FIX Smashbox takes the guesswork outta blush. Swipe on O-Glow ($26, smashbox.com) and you're good to go. This smart liquid blush reacts with skin to find the shade that's best on you. Totally pretty, totally easy.
TRIP-UP What should I do with my bangs while I'm growing them out?
QUICK FIX Celeb ce·leb
A celebrity. colorist col·or·ist
1. A painter skilled in achieving special effects with color.
2. A hairdresser who specializes in dyeing hair.
col and stylist Nelson Chan suggests creating a cute side braid. Not the best at braidins? Dry hair, then twist small segments back, securing with a bobby pin bobby pin
A small metal hair clip with the ends pressed tightly together.
[From bob2. , like Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On . No worries if a few strands fall out--it creates a fresh, piece-y look.
TRIP-UP I wear a pony every day. I need easy non-ponytail styles.
PRO'S TIP Go for a boho boho bohemian (usually referring to fashion) bun. "You can blow-dry the hair quickly, while just working your fingers through the ends to create a wavy, natural look. Let the hair fall naturally and sweep the sides back. Loosely pin the hair in a bun," sags celeb stylist Francky L'Official.
TRIP-UP How can I wear bronzer without looking fake?
QUICK FIX Audrina Patridge <noinclude></noinclude>
Audrina Cathleen Patridge (born May 9 1985) is an American reality television star, best known as one of the core cast members, along with Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag and Whitney Port, on the MTV reality show gets her glow on by dipping a make-up brush into peachy peach·y
adj. peach·i·er, peach·i·est
1. Resembling a peach, especially in color or texture.
2. Informal Splendid; fine. bronzer, tapping off the excess, then sweeping it along cheekbones. Blend! For day, use a pretty, coppery shadow on lids. And ... that's it! Orange you glad you won't look like Paris?
TRIP-UP My lips are dry from the winter. How can I wear lipstick?
PRO'S TIP Make your pout Rihanna-pretty by hydrating before bed. Put on balm balm, name for any balsam resin and for several plants, e.g., the bee balm.
Any of several fragrant herbs of the mint family, particularly Melissa officinalis (balm gentle, or lemon balm), cultivated in temperate climates for its fragrant after washing your face (buff lips gently with a washcloth) to lock in moisture. During the day, celeb make-up artist Elke Von Freudenberg suggests a creamy formula. "Use a thin balm under lipstick to keep lips moist."
TRIP-UP When should I replace my makeup?
QUICK FIX When makeup of polish changes consistency, chuck it. Eye products need to be tossed after three months or they'll breed bacteria. Ew. It's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a to let go.
TRIP-UP Makeup makes my oily skin look oilier. Help!
PRO'S TIP Take a dip. Spritz the makeup brush with water before putting powder on it. "The dampness sets the powder and keeps your skin shine-free longer. You can do this with mineral shadows, as well," Elke advises.
TRIP-UP How can I make my eyes pop out from behind my glasses?
PRO'S TIP Think pilin' on the shadow's gonna make your eyes shine? Not so for girls with specs. Skip shadows, and opt for eyeliner. Black is classic, but Elke also likes a brown liner "smudged with a plum shadow." Who says four eyes four eyes
n. Informal (used with a sing. verb)
One who wears eyeglasses. aren't fab?
TRIP-UP It takes forever to straighten my hair every morning. How can I speed up my routine?
QUICK FIX Francky recommends an in-salon treatment that keeps curls away for a few months. Don't have $300 to shell out for straight strands? Try a product that reduces drying time, like Paul Mitchell's Express Style Quick Slip Styling Cream. Blow-dry while combing with a paddle brush. Finish with a flat iron, and you're sleek, smooth and out the door in no time.
TRIP-UP My hair is thin. Even volumizing shampoo won't help. Anything I can do?
QUICK FIX Add Rachel Bilson-like oomph to hair the old-fashioned way. Francky swears by steam rollers. Dry your hair, and wrap a few top layers around the rollers. After a few minutes, take 'em out. Seal curl with a spritz of hairspray, and--poof!--voluminous locks.
TRIP-UP How do I use eyeliner? Inside or outside my lash line?
PRO'S TIP Either! "Liner applied inside the lash line is more dramatic and cat-like, while a liner applied outside the lashes is a more smoky look," Elke explains. That said, girls with small peepers should line outside the lashes or eyes will shrink even more.
TRIP-UP I have no clue how to apply concealer. When I have a zit zit
A pimple. , it makes it look worse!
QUICK FIX OK, we're constantly tellin' ya not to touch zits, right? Here's the one exception. Use your finger to dab on concealer. "The warmth of your fingers will melt the concealer into the skin more," Elke clues us in. Lightly blot it with a tissue, and set with powder foundation. Hide the evidence!
TRIP-UP My curly hair is crazy! What's an easy way to tame it?
PRO'S TIP Stop struggling with that mane. Making wild waves behave is easier than you think. "Always start with a shampoo designed for curly hair," says hair guru Francky. "Blow-dry hair with a diffuser dif·fus·er
1. One that diffuses, as:
a. A light fixture, such as a frosted globe, that spreads light evenly.
b. A medium that scatters light, used in photography to soften shadows.
c. , then finish with a curl cream." Goodbye, frizz frizz 1
tr. & intr.v. frizzed, frizz·ing, frizz·es
To form or be formed into small tight curls or tufts.
1. The condition of being frizzed.
2. A small tight curl or tuft. .
TRIP-UP My parents won't let me wear makeup. Are there any no-makeup solutions?
PRO'S TIP Elke says, "Try a mineral rice powder. There's no color, but it evens out skin and makes it look airbrushed." Another option that may get the OK? Tinted moisturizer mois·tur·iz·er
A cosmetic lotion or cream applied to the skin to counter dryness.
moisturizer n → crema hidratante
moisturizer moist n . It hides imperfections, but hype up that it doubles as a sunscreen sunscreen /sun·screen/ (-skren) a substance applied to the skin to protect it from the effects of the sun's rays.
n. . Tinted lip balm gives you shine and a hint of color. Gorgeous, natural and so not grounded.
TRIP-UP My hair keeps getting darker. How can I keep the cute blond shade I used to have?
PRO'S TIP There is light at the end of the tunnel. Celeb colorist Joel Warren suggests going to a salon to have a pro add some soft highlights. However, as long as you don't overdo it, blondes can also use diluted lemon juice. Just spritz, then blow-dry.
TRIP-UP How can I get the great loose curls all the celebs have?
PRO'S TIP Your world is gonna be turned upside down. While most girls curl hair from the bottom up, Francky suggests just the opposite. "Start by letting hair dry naturally. Wrap layers around a large-barrel curling iron, starting at the scalp. Finish with a little hairspray and you'll be red-carpet ready."