For the world premiere event of the highly-anticipated Sherlock Holmes movie, Sebastian Stylist Design Team Member Thomas Dunkin styled actress Rachel McAdams‘ tresses to complement her Grecian-inspired gown for a red carpet look that radiated grace and glam. All eyes were on Sherlock’s leading lady’s asymmetrical, loosely textured side braid.
Thomas shares styling tips for recreating Rachel’s red carpet look at home:
1) Start by applying a volumizing product like Sebastian Professional Texturizer to wet hair. Blow dry in sections, and pin each section in medium and large sized Velcro rollers throughout whole head and allow to set for 5-10 minutes.
2) Allow to cool then take down rollers, and spray hair with a dry shampoo for added texture.
3) Emulsify a small dab of Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber between palms and run through top of hair. Backcomb front section and manipulate for height and volume. Secure with pins.
4) French braid bottom half of hair starting behind left ear and pin random remaining pieces into braid for haphazard, playful positioning.
5) Finish the look with Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce for tousled movement and controlled hold.
I have issues with children sporting grown-up hairstyles. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for children expressing their individuality – but when I see toddlers and young kids with over-styled hair, I can’t help but feel that it’s the wackadoo parents expressing themselves through their offspring.
So when I saw photos of Will, Jada and their brood at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, I threw up my hands. Jaden’s untamed afro appears that it might swallow his head whole, but he’s 11 and that’s the kind of style the kids are into right now. Willow’s hair, on the other hand, is a whole nuther story.
I don’t care who the parents are…no 9-year-old should have a Rihanna haircut. I don’t know what Jada was thinking to let someone shave half of her baby’s head. That poor child is gonna have one hell of a time growing that mess out. You would have thought Jada would have learned something from Cassie’s tress transgressions.
What are your thoughts on minors with major hairstyles?
I’m adding the Jane Iredale Chocolicks Lip Gloss set to Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide – although once you buy it, I doubt you’ll be able to resist your selfish urges and actually give it away.
This collection of mini lip glosses offers any chocoholic four decadent options to satisfy her sweet tooth. And the set gets brownie points for the clever packaging.
What’s even better? These glosses are formulated with 100% natural ingredients; sunflower seed oil has antioxidant benefits and jojoba seed oil hydrates!
* Truffle: rich brown gloss tastes of double chocolate
* Chocolate Orange: shimmering brown gloss tastes like dark chocolate and zesty orange
* Strawberry Cream: glossy pink that tastes like fresh strawberries and white chocolate
* Caramel: sheer bronze gloss with buttery sweetness
The glosses’ pigments are subtle and sheer, so they’re sure to compliment any complexion. They’re on the sticky side, so if you have an aversion to tacky glosses (I happen to be an equal opportunity lipgloss lover) – this is something to note.
The Jane Iredale Chocoholicks Lip Gloss set ($44) is available at dermstore.com and drugstore.com.
For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!
The Zoya Reverie Collection includes:
Laney (ZP607) – moonlit silver metallic
Adina (ZP608) – duochrome violet metallic
Reece (ZP609) – gilded rose metallic
Happi (ZP610) – pink blush metallic
Gwin (ZP611) – sunny melon metallic
Lana (ZP612) – rich red metallic
The collection will be available in January 2010.
Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.
What is your favorite luminizer? And how can I luminize my face?
I have a few favorites when it comes to luminizer. LORAC makes a really good one that comes in two shades. A pearly color for lighter skin and a golden/bronze shade for darker tones. Sometimes I will mix a bit of both together to create my own shade. This luminizer is oil-free and great for sensitive skin. You can luminize your face by mixing some of your foundation and/or moisturizer with the luminizer. I prefer to apply it on the cheekbones with my finger and blend with a damp sponge. Also use a bit on the bridge of your nose and center of lips. Try to not use powder directly on top of the luminizer and instead only on your t-zone. If you really want your face blinged-out, brush some shimmer powder over the liquid luminizer only on cheekbones and only at night.
Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!
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You’ve read all four books in the Twilight saga. Your Twilight DVD is in such heavy rotation, you fear you might wear it out and consider buying a backup. You bought advance tickets to see New Moon on opening day, then returned to the movie theater later that week to make sure you didn’t miss anything. You know the date that Eclipse hits theaters. And every time you’re in a store with one of those life-size cardboard cutouts of Robert Pattinson, you’re tempted to snatch it and make like a tree.
If any of the aforementioned statements describe you, congrats…you’re a Twihard. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about…I’m a Twihard too, and this is a safe place. In fact, this is the place – if the Cullen Crest t-shirts just aren’t your thang, and you’re looking for a more unique way to pledge your allegiance to Team Edward.
This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Demitasse Jewelry for a fang-tastic giveaway! Three lucky readers will win a necklace from Demitasse’s limited edition, “The Vampire Chronicles” jewelry collection, inspired by New Moon.
The DemiVamp necklace is made of pewter and comes in three colors (Ancient Brass, Silver Bullet, and Rose Heart) with matching 30″ cable chains. It features a size 9 ring of fangs and a bullet tip center.
To enter the giveaway, send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and the answer to this question: which global campaign does Demitasse support to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues? Hint: the answer can be found on the Demitasse Jewelry website. The subject line should read “Demitasse Jewelry Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Monday, December 21st. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, December 22nd, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.
Yesterday, Nicole Richie popped by the Cosa Mesa Bloomingdale’s to promote holiday pieces from her House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line – and debuted a brunette do.
After the event, Nicole tweeted “OH! & P.S. I went brunette. I feel smarter already.”
Last month, I told you that Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga were named the latest faces of the MAC AIDS Fund. The ad campaign, called “From Our Lips,” will launch on February 25, 2010 – but here is a sneak peek!
MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick will hit real and virtual shelves on March 18, 2010, with all proceeds going to the MAC AIDS Fund.
When MAC meets the lore and legend that is Lilly Pulitzer, you get a fabulous and funky fun new chapter: a bit of Mar-a-Lago, some well-to-do winky-wink, and a dash of retro-modern pop culture mayhem in prints and colours that make it hip to be in permanent happy land!
A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort, with all the wonderful prints and Key West colour combinations Lilly has done so beautifully since, well, forever!
Fly down to South Florida, with MAC in Lillyland!
168 Large Angled Contour Brush
For expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large angled contour. The fibres form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled.
239 Eye Shader Brush, $24.50
Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid.
Technakohl Liner, $14.50
Purple Dash: Intense aubergine
Graphblack: Rich graphic black
Resort Life: Off -white with pink pearl
Lush & Bright: Bright pink-yellow-coral with pink pearl
Preppy: Blue-pink with pink pearl
Shift to Pink: Light violet with silver pearl
Nail Lacquer, $12
Coconut Ice: Light yellow-peach-pink (Cream)
Steamy: Hot pink (Cream)
Paint Pot, $16.50
Bare Study: Soft beige with gold pearl (Frost)
Rubenesque: Golden peach with gold pearl (Frost)
Fresco Rose: Pink with matching pearl (Frost)
Pearlmatte Face Powder, $27
Pearlmatte Eye Shadow, $19.50
Cremeblend Blush, $18.50
So Sweet, So Easy: Light yellow-pink
Optimistic Orange: Bright coral
Joie-de -Vivre: Peachy coral
Florida: Bright fuschia
Available in North America on January 7, 2010 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com
. Available internationally in February 2010.