We still can’t decide who looked more amazing at this week’s MTV VMAs – Selena Gomez in her sexy dress with peekaboo bra, or Taylor Swift’s old Hollywood glam. One things’ for sure: Selena’s hair and makeup were flawless and we’ve found out how you can recreate the look at home straight from her hair and makeup artists.
Selena Gomez’ VMAs makeup:
Celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass started by prepping Selena’s skin with Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer: “It’s perfect even for sensitive skin and has no dyes, artificial perfumes, or harsh irritants that can upset skin.”
She then provided a little more coverage with Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and touching up dark circles and blemishes with Cle de Peau Concealer in Honey.
For that gorgeous winged eye, Gita used Make Up for Ever Aqua Eyes in 3L and finished with lashings of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cil Mascara (my new personal favourite mascara!).
Gita used Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid to create Selena’s stunning berry lips.
Selena Gomez’ VMAs hair:
Celebrity hairstylist Lona Vigi created a super straight hair to compliment Selena’s elegant look. She started by combining John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula with Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme and applied it to wet hair: “This cocktail gave Selena’s hair a silky-smooth straight look and not only kept frizz at bay throughout the long night but also helped to impart a shine that lasts.”
Lona then blew Selena’s hair straight. Her tip for for drying hair straight? Flip the hair over and concentrate on drying at the root in order. This will stop the straight hair from looking too flat. Genius!
She then blew each section dry with an Ibiza round brush to create a little body. After the hair was dry, she applied John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme.
Lona’s other genius tip is to tame flyaways by spraying a little firm hold hairspray onto a clear mascara wand and gliding it over the front sections of hair that frame the face, and any other hairs that are prone to straying. What a simple but brilliant idea!
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