Hit the books with the looks: want to pull off those fabulous fall hair and makeup trends you see in magazines and on celebrities? Class is in session ...
GET IT Don't sharpen your pencil for this look. Creamy liner is clean yet dramatic. Start with a flat brush with firm bristles, like Benefit's Hard Angle Brush ($14, benefitcosmetics.com). Dip the tip of the brush into a pot of gel eyeliner. Dab two tiny dots where you want the line to start and end. Close eye and pull lid gently under brow, then draw a line from the inner corner outward to match the dots.
GL TIP Want to get the hang of using a liner brush? Try practice strokes on your hand before you apply liner on eyes.
USE IT We like Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner in Sepia Ink ($18, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). It won't smudge, dries quicker than normal liquid liners and stays put from world history to advanced algebra.
THE TREND: MESSY UP-DO'S
GET IT Want fab hair in a flash? Hairstylist Damon Van Osdel pulled hair into a ponytail with a hairband (he used Scunci's Soft and Light Hair Hosiery No Damage Elastics). Pull hair only halfway through band on the second twist with the loop of the ponytail pointing down and tail ends up. Then take small sections, and twist and pin them down around the ponytail with bobby pins.
GL TIP For a special touch, add a jeweled butterfly comb or flower.
USE IT Damon gave texture to the end pieces of the ponytail with a soft wax. His favorites? Tigi Bed Head Stick, ($18, tigihaircare.com) and Bumble and bumble Sumo Wax, ($21, 1-800-7-Bumble).
THE TREND: BERRY LIPS
GET IT Glossy berry stains give lips a rich, fresh look that works on just about everyone.
GL TIP If you've got pale skin, keep your berry kisser sheer and shiny with raspberry gloss. Have a deep skin tone? You can pull off a bolder blackberry shade.
USE IT From left: Neutrogena MoistureShine Tinted Lip Balm in Pure ($7, drugstores), Stila lipstick in Darcy ($17, stilacosmetics.com) or Clinique Glosswear For Lips in Black Honey, ($13.50, clinique.com).
THE TREND: PRETTY AND NATURAL
GET IT Love Jamie Lynn's fresh-faced look? No prob. Bonne Bell makeup artist Tina Davis suggests a tinted moisturizer for light coverage. Next, dust bronzer over cheekbones, nose, chin and forehead. Blend dusty rose on lids, then finish with mascara.
GL TIP Get a color close to your natural lip. If it's too light, it'll look like you ate a powdered-sugar donut!
USE IT Ready to go au natural? Try Bonne Bell Powder Bronze ($4.50, drugstores), Bonne Bell Eye Style Shadow Box in Girlie Pinks, ($4, drugstores), Bonne Bell Eye Style Mascara in Basic Black ($3.50, drugstores) and Bonne Bell Lip Lites Lip Color in Vanilla Swirl ($3.50, drugstores).
THE TREND: DEWY VIOLET EYES
GET IT Pretty eyes don't get any easier than this. To get this look, celebrity makeup artist Shawna Clark used MAC Shadestick in Royal Hue because it's simple to apply and great for layering color from sheer to bright. Just rub color onto lids, then blend into crease with your finger.
GL TIP Bright eyes look best at night, not in daylight.
USE IT From top: Delux Beauty Cream Powder Eyeshadow in Plum Raisin ($18, deluxbeauty.com) and MAC Shadestick in Royal Hue ($15, maccosmetics.com)
THE TREND: SLEEK, BONE-STRAIGHT HAIR
GET IT Divide hair into sections, and apply a straightening agent. Damon suggests Sebastian Body Double Thickspray Light, ($14, sebastian-intl.com) for fine hair and Bumble and bumble Straight ($10, 1-800-7-Bumble) for normal to thick hair. Using a round brush, lift hair at the roots and roll the brush down to the hair's end. Aim the blowdryer down, following the brush as it moves through your hair. Damon then ran a flat iron over each section before rubbing a few shine drops between his hands and smoothing each section especially the ends.
GL TIP A middle part updates last year's deep side part.
USE IT Damon used Sebastian Laminates Drops ($10, sebastianintl.com), Revlon Professional Jade Straightener ($45, hotus.com) and a Spornette Boar-Bristle Round Brush ($9, Sally Beauty stores) because it doesn't slip.
THE TREND: METALLIC NAILS
GET IT How do you pull off metallic nails without them looking like disco balls? Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive V.P., suggests two-toning: Put a metallic on the tip of your nail, and layer a sheer color toward the base.
GL TIP Layer a metallic coat over color for a touch of bling!
USE IT From top: OPI in Symphony in Gold ($7.50, opi.com), Lippman Collection in Believe ($15, lippmancollection.com), Stila in Sash ($10, stilacosmetics.com), Rimmel Lasting Finish Lycra Wear in Metallic Seduction ($3, drugstores).
THE TREND: LONG, LUSH LASHES
GET IT For an eye-opening look, curl lashes and then grab mascara. Place the brush at the base of lashes, wiggle the wand, then sweep up and out. Apply two more coats before mascara dries.
GL TIP For wow lashes, place the eyelash curler close to the base of lashes and give them a good squeeze. Then, work the curler out to the ends of lashes with a couple more squeezes.
USE IT Go with Benefit BADgal Lash ($18, benefitcosmetics.com) and Mally Beauty Get the Last Lash Eyelash Curler ($19.50, qvc.com).
THE TREND: HEADBANDS
GET IT: Headbands are a hot trend this fall, says Jet of Jet Rhys Salon (jetrhys.com). She suggests wearing them as close to the hairline as possible for a chic look. For a messy look, tease the hair on the crown of your head, adding height. Either tie your hair in a low, loose ponytail, or let it flow behind you.
GL TIP: Substitute a sparkly headscarf if you want to feel extra glam.
USE IT: Silver Headscarf, Capelli New York ($7, 212-684-3344).
THE TREND: VIBRANT BLUSH
GET IT Makeup artist Shawna Clark suggests choosing a color that matches your skin tone but is vibrant. Concentrate color on the apples of your cheeks before blending across your cheekbone and well into your hairline.
GL TIP Use a cosmetic sponge to blend blush and soften any hard edges.
USE IT Clockwise from top: Lorac Blush in Desire ($16, apothia.com), Black Radiance Sheer Finish Blush in Wild Cherry ($4, drugstores), CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Rose Silk ($4, drugstores).
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2005|
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