HOW TO GET THE CAROLINA HERRERA HAIR BEND

Unless you live under a rock, you know that NYFW is taking place as we speak. Or rather as I type and you read- you know what I mean!

The Carolina Herrera show has introduced the new “it” hair for Spring and it couldn’t be simpler to replicate. However, I think I am going to get a jump on this look and wear it Falls well!

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Here is how you can recreate this look at home!

STEP 1:

Start by washing your hair using Perfectly (un)Done Weightless Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner and rough dry.

Apply Get Sleek Blow Dry Balm from roots to ends and dry hair with a round bristle brush before using a comb to create a straight center part.

 

 

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STEP 2:

Separate hair into 2-inch wide sections and use a 1.5 inch barrel curling wand to create a very loose S-bend wave in the hair, rolling the curling wand down the hair. Use the edge of the curling wand to smooth the hair at the roots.

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STEP 3:

Lightly spritz Smooth & Silky Shine Spray over hair and onto your fingers to tame any fly aways around the face.

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STEP 4:

Finish by spraying Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hairspray for flexible hold.

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What products to use:

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THE BEST PRODUCTS FOR STROBING

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You can probably been living under a rock if you have not yet heard of strobing! Loved by celebs and beauty bloggers alike, this trend is seen as the anti-contour.

Candice and Chrissy are fans of strobing!
Candice and Chrissy are fans of strobing!

I am a lover of contour. I love a chiseled cheek bone and perfectly contoured nose and I didn’t think I would get on board with this strobing look.

Here is why I like it:

  • It’s so simple to master
  • It takes half the time that contouring takes
  • It looks so natural and you don’t look like you spent ages doing your makeup (because you haven’t!)
  • It gives a fantastic glowy, dewy skin
  • If you are prone to oily skin, don’t shy away from this look! Own it! Don’t worry about looking shiny- it’s the whole point. use powder to keep your nose, chin and forehead matte and let your natural skin type enhance your strobe!
  • As much as I love a good contour, It’s not a look to be done every day so strobing is the perfect alternative for a natural work, daytime look!
  • Gigi Hadid loves it so it’s OK with me!
Gigi strobes? I'm jumping on the bandwagon!
Gigi strobes? I’m jumping on the bandwagon!

So say bye, bye contouring and hello strobing! Check out my favourite products to have you strobing like a pro in no time!

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Kim made contouring a must in every makeup routine but let’s be honest, it is not an everyday look!
Keep your contouring for the weekend Lou!
Keep your contouring for the weekend Lou!

How to Strobe:

Hit the points below with your favorite product. Blend into your skin (I use my fourth finger to blend!) until you have the desired glow. Use product sparingly and you can always add more if you so wish!

Keep the corners of your nose, chin and between your brows and forehead matte by using your favorite powder!

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What to use for strobing:

Take note that the below colors are for fairer skin tones, but most of these brands carry many different colours of the same product so go a little deeper. if you have dark skin, gold tones look amazing on your skin for strobing. Try Moon Beam from Benefit!

I prefer liquid products to strobe – it’s gives a more natural, dewy look!

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Mac cosmetic
44 CAD – nordstrom.com

Cream makeup
40 CAD – ulta.com

Nars cosmetic
40 CAD – net-a-porter.com

Clinique cosmetic
35 CAD – macys.com

L Oréal Paris highlight makeup
15 CAD – target.com

Makeup
9.95 CAD – amazon.com

NYX face makeup
8.87 CAD – target.com

Blender brush
7.28 CAD – target.com

Beauty product
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What do you think of this look? Have you tried this trend? Tweet me or follow me on Instagram for all my latest updates and pics!

ONE MINUTE MAKEUP TRICKS

As I have mentioned before, I prefer to spend time in bed in the mornings than spending an extra 30 minutes doing my makeup, I am just not one of those girls! I am in a very serious relationship with my pillow!

If you are like me, here are some tricks to get your makeup done in only a few minutes!

Brows

If you’re a person who looks 10 times more polished when your eyebrows are done(like me- can;t leave the house without them done!), make them a priority. For a quick fix, simply dot a brow pencil onto those few sparse areas to even things out, then coat them with a tinted brow gel for a natural, but still groomed, look on the go.

Try Anastasia brow gel, click here 

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Add a pop of color

For a quick pop of color, use the Multiple from Nars. Apply this creamy product onto your cheeks, eyelids, and even lips to add a pretty shimmer in just seconds – just using one product! Boom!

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Lashes

If you don’t have time to apply mascara (or you are one of those girls that has to spend ages declumping theirs when they are applying!) using an eyelash curler has the same effect, of course without any smudges too!

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Tired Eyes

Do you suffer from dark circles? Then focus on your bags before you leave the house to look perkier and awake for the day! Apply concealer to the eyelids and undereye to conceal redness and dark circles, then set with a touch of translucent powder. Add a coat of mascara and you’re off!

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Bronzer

This is a must for me. When in doubt, use a bronzing powder for a quick, healthy flush! I like to use a big powder brush and just sweep some color over my face!

Lips

Between lip liner, lip gloss, lipstick, and lip balm, there are about a million options for your lip. Try Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain, $8.99 for a great product in one adding color also!

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Have you tried any of these products or tricks before? Comment below or on my Facebook page or for a faster response tweet me!

For the style & fashion obsessed..

 

MAC LUSTRE DROPS

I saw these in the MAC store ages ago and loved them immediately. I mentioned them in my top highlighters of all time, which you can read here!

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They are great for adding a glow to your body and what better time to accentuate your glow, than when you are on your Summer holidays!

Celebrities such as Lea Michele and Lauren Conrad, love this dewy skinned look and it is perfect for Summer time!

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You can get them in SunRush (the lighter gold above) and Bronze Hero (the darker color above) as well as Pink Rebel, which obviously is a pinker toned one, which reminds me of Benefit’s HighBeam.

Apply to:

  • The apples of your cheeks
  • Your temples
  • Down the middle of your nose
  • Your collarbone
  • Down your shins

This will add that golden glow to your skin giving it a sun kissed appearance!

Let me know if you try out this product, what you think!

CREATE 2 PERFECTS LOOK WITH BROWN SHADOWS

You can create amazing looks with bronze shades and I would definitely recommend buying a BH Cosmetics (read my review here) or the Bourjois Trio Palette (read my review here) if you do not have the cash to splash on an Urban Decay Naked Palette!

You can create a natural look or using deeper brown shades, you can create a smokey eye for a more dramatic look for a night out!

 

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For a natural look, begin with just a shimmer cream colour all over the base. Then using a soft MATTE brown, apply the colour into the socket ad using a fluffy brush, blend it out. With a tapered brush, apply a darker shimmer brown into the outer V of the eye and with the fluffy brush, blend again. Bring a medium shimmer brown under the lower lash. Apply liner, mascara and lashes if you want to create more length and volume to your lashes.

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For a Keira Knightley inspired look, you just need 3 colors! Add a matte dark brown all over your lid, using a flat brush. Taking a fluffy brush blend out to the socket and drag the colour under the lower lash line. Apply a gold shimmer colour to the inner corner of your eye to open up the eye and then drag the shimmer colour under the lower lash line too. Add a shimmer brown to the socket of your eye and blend out. This shimmer allows you to blend more evenly. Apply Black liner to the water line and very closely to the top lash line. Do not create a winged effect if you want to get the Keira Knightly look. Add mascara and viola! Read my review on my latest mascara purchase here!

Be sure to tweet images if you try these looks!