Monthly Archives: April 2017

This 3 Ways to Use Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray

In the past, volumizing powders have been a mixed bag. Yes, they add volume and grippy texture to even the most limp, slippery hair. They also absorb oil and refresh next-day ‘dos, much like a dry shampoo. But applying powder from a shaker bottle to your roots gets messy quick. Luckily, Oribe has a fix. The newly released Swept Up Volume Powder Spray comes in a zero-mess (and non-aerosol!) sprayer that evenly distributes volumizing powder exactly where you want it—without ending up all over your black shirt. Just one spritz leaves hair with matte, gritty texture and dramatic volume, perfecting for creating amplified updos.

Want to see it in action? These handy how-to videos show you how to create three lifted-up looks, thanks to Oribe Global Ambassador James Pecis and models Rachel Hilbert and Georgia Fowler.

The Victory Roll

You may recognize this vintage-inspired style from Brock Collection’s Spring 2017 runway show. Lead stylist James Pecis used Swept Up Volume Powder Spray to achieve a light, airy take on the classic victory roll. You’ll also need hair elastics, bobby pins, and a teasing comb for this look.

The Mohawk

No mohawk? No problem. This style takes multiple messy ponytails and turns them into a funky faux-hawk. You’ll need Swept Up Volume Powder Spray, a lightweight hair spray like Oribe Free Styler Working Hair Spray, a brush, bobby pins, alligator clips, and a few hair elastics.

The Knotty Braids

This perfectly-imperfect updo features carefree, textured knotted braids—and you don’t need any special braiding skills to achieve it. To recreate this fun style, you’ll need Swept Up Volume Powder Spray, bobby pins, and hair elastics.

This Healthy Glowing Look is a Must for Dry, Dull Skin You Should to Know

Let’s face it: There’s nothing like the healthy, sun-kissed glow of a summer spent lounging at the beach. Unfortunately, summer (and its complexion-enhancing effect) always comes to end. Especially during colder months, skin can become dull, dry, flaky, and lifeless—a far cry from the fresh, luminous look we love. Luckily, we’ve got an easy way to fake a healthy summer glow all year round: the BECCA Create Your Own Light kit, a set of five best-selling BECCA products that instantly impart a dewy, natural-looking radiance.

The BECCA Create Your Own Light kit includes Backlight Priming Filter, Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Opal, Luminous Blush in Snapdragon, Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight in Champagne Pop, and Beach Tint in Fig.

The kit, a Beautylish exclusive, comes with everything you need to personalize your perfect glow—without looking greasy or glittery. Read on to learn how to create a fresh, naturally glowing look (and give dull, flat skin the boot) with the Create Your Own Light kit.

What You’ll Need:

  • Moisturizer
  • Lip balm
  • BECCA Create Your Own Light kit
  • Foundation
  • Foundation brush
  • Concealer
  • Blush brush
  • BECCA Eye Tint in Gilt
  • BECCA Ombré Rouge Eye Palette
  • Eye shadow brush
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Lip brush

1Prep for Makeup

Start by massaging your favorite moisturizer into your skin. Apply a hydrating lip balm to your lips and rub them together to help the product sink in.

2Prime Your Skin

To create a smooth, even canvas for makeup that stays fresh all day, dab a pump of BECCA Backlight Priming Filter on the high points of the face (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and chin). Blend well with your fingers. We love this primer for its light-diffusing, blurring effect—and it’s great for no-foundation days, too.

3Create an Even Base

Apply a lightweight foundation (we used BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation here) to the center of your face and blend outward with a foundation brush, like Wayne Goss Brush 01. Camouflage any blemishes or discoloration by tapping a small amount of concealer, such as BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer, onto the skin with your finger.

4Add a Natural Flush

For a natural-looking, youthful flush, sweep BECCA Luminous Blush in Snapdragon from the apples of the cheeks towards the temple with a fluffy blush brush, like Wayne Goss Brush 02. To make sure you don’t overdo it, tap the brush on the back of your hand before applying to remove any excess pigment. Apply the blush in sheer layers until you’re happy with the color intensity—remember, it’s easier to add more color than to remove it. For a more sun-kissed look, you can also dust your favorite bronzer along the hollows of the cheek, the temples, and the jawline.

5Highlight Your Features

By now, your skin should look bright and naturally dewy. To enhance and illuminate the curves of your face even more, use your ring finger to tap BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Opal onto the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. Blend well. We’re big fans of this cult-favorite highlighter’s ability to mimic the subtle radiance of hydrated skin without over-the-top shimmer.

6Enhance the Eyes

Draw attention to your eyes by applying BECCA Eye Tint in Gilt, a crease-resistant creamy bronze, across the eyelid. We used the BECCA Ombré Rouge Eye Palette’s rich neutral eye shadows with Wayne Goss Brush 03 to lightly contour and define the eyes. Finish this step by curling your lashes and applying a coat or two of your go-to mascara.

7Apply Lip Color

With a lip brush, like Wayne Goss Brush 07, fill in your lips with BECCA Beach Tint in Fig, a rose-toned cream stain that leaves behind a sheer wash of color

8Add a Pop of Light

Apply BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight in Champagne Pop (a Create Your Own Light kit exclusive) directly to the inner corners of the eyes, the tip of the nose, and the cupid’s bow. Pro tip: You can also apply Slimlight to the waterline for a brightening, eye-opening effect. This twist-up highlighter crayon is perfect for adding targeted bursts of light to hard-to-reach areas.

9Finished Look

Take a step back and admire your work: dewy, healthy-looking skin that glows with subtle radiance, even when summer is a distant memory. If you’re worried about excess shine, gently dust a setting powder over your T-zone.

Here’s How to Get Bouncy, Beachy Curls With a Flat Iron For You

Want soft, loose curls with a hint of unfussy texture? Here’s a tip: You don’t need to run out and buy a special curling iron to get them. With just a hair dryer, a flat iron, and the right technique, it’s surprisingly easy to add bouncy swoops and beachy waves to even the most pin-straight hair. In this tutorial, we reached for the T3 Mini Miracles Set—a pair of portable-but-powerful hot tools sized for travel—plus our go-to Oribe styling products.

Keep reading to learn how to create this perfectly imperfect look—it’s polished without being too stuffy, great for work or play.

What You’ll Need:

  • Flat Iron
  • Hair Dryer
  • Styling Cream (We used Oribe Crème for Style)
  • Volumizing Spray (We used Oribe Volumista Mist for Volume)
  • Lightweight, flexible-hold hair spray (We used Oribe Superfine Hairspray)
  • Texturizing Spray (We used Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine)

Start with slightly damp to nearly dry hair. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, you’ll need to blow dry it straight first.

Rub a dime-sized dollop of styling cream between your palms. We used Oribe Crème for Style here.

Comb your fingers gently through your hair from the middle to the ends to evenly distribute the product. This helps create a smooth, frizz-free foundation while also protecting the hair from heat damage.

Grab a volumizing spray—we like Oribe Volumista Mist for Volume—and spritz the roots, holding the bottle about 8 inches from your head.

Blow dry your hair at the roots, gently lifting with your fingers to create texture and volume. For this step, we turned to the T3 Featherweight Compact. The targeted, tourmaline-enriched flow of air was a huge help in adding volume without sacrificing smoothness and shine.

Next, separate your hair into four equal sections and clip them out of the way. Release an angled section of hair near the temple, about one inch wide. When curling hair with a flat iron, working with diagonal sections creates a more natural-looking wave pattern.

Gently clamp the hair about two inches from your scalp and twist the flat iron away from your head so that the plates are parallel to the ground. Wrap the hair around the body of the flat iron, holding the end in your hand. The T3 SinglePass Compact’s silky ceramic plates and swivel cord make this part really easy—no rough metal or tangled wires to mess up your flow.

Slide the iron slowly down the hair all the way through the end, clamping with medium tension. You’ll get the hang of it after a few tries—it’s a lot like curling a ribbon with a pair of scissors. Repeat these steps with one-inch sections until all of your hair has been curled.

To keep your curls from going limp and lifeless, generously mist your hair with a lightweight, flexible-hold hair spray. We use Oribe Superfine Hairspray for its sheer, dry finish.

Hit the cool shot button on your dryer and give your hair one last blast, gently breaking apart the curls with your hands. Roughing up the curl pattern keeps this style casual while the cool air seals each strand’s cuticle to reduce frizz and friction.

Finish up by spritzing your hair with a texturizing spray, such as Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray, to add a slightly messy, lived-in feel. For extra volume, flip your head over first.

How to Get Emma Roberts’ Glowing Met Gala Look

As A-listers flooded the red carpet on Monday night for the Met Gala, we were immediately struck by actress Emma Roberts—and not just for her sleek Diane von Furstenberg dress. The Scream Queens star tapped celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury to create a timelessly glamorous makeup look: think poreless, softly contoured skin, rose-gold eyes, and a velvety pink lip. We caught up with Charlotte’s team to get a behind-the-scenes take on Emma’s gorgeous look.

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Charlotte started by prepping Emma’s skin with her cult-favorite Magic Cream, followed by Magic Eye Rescue underneath her eyes. To create a luminous, spotlit-skin effect on the red carpet, Charlotte applied Wonderglow, followed by Magic Foundation in 2 Fair and 3 Fair for a flawless finish. She then brightened Emma’s eyes with Mini Miracle Eye Wand in Shade 1.

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Next, Charlotte lightly filled Emma’s brows with Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Rita, a light warm taupe, to frame her smoldering eyes. She fixed them into place with Legendary Brows in Clear.

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To create a soft, shimmering rose-gold look that complemented Emma’s green-hazel eyes, Charlotte first curled her lashes using her Life Changing Lashes eyelash curler. Next, she mixed the Brighten and Enhance shades from Instant Look In A Palette in Beauty Glow and the sultry pinks and bronzes from the Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita on the lid and smudged it out underneath the eye. She then elongated Emma’s eye using The Classic Eyeliner in Audrey and added Rock N’ Kohl in Eye Cheat to make her eyes look even bigger, brighter, and whiter. She topped off the look with the Pop shade in the the Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita to create a three-dimensional shimmer. Finally, she amped up the drama with several coats of Legendary Lashes Mascara.

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To achieve her subtle contour, Charlotte sculpted Emma’s cheekbones with her Instant Look In A Palette in Beauty Glow. She added pops of dreamy highlighter from the palette to the tops of the cheekbones and the cupid’s bow. For extra glow, Charlotte tapped Beach Stick in Moon Beach, a luminous golden pink, onto Emma’s cheekbones.

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Charlotte lined Emma’s lips with her best-selling Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and then applied Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk to create the plumped-up, velvet-matte pout that caught our eye on the red carpet.

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To finish off the ultra-glamorous look, Charlotte contoured Emma’s arms and legs with Supermodel Body and misted a magic halo of her dreamy fragrance, Scent of a Dream.