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Get the Look: Michelle Dockery’s Elegant Updo

Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery looked so pretty at the SAG Awards, pairing porcelain skin and classic red lips with one of the most copied hair up styles, the elegant updo, or textured bun. Here’s how hairstylist Mara Roszak created this gorgeous celebrity hairstyle.

1. On damp hair, Mara added L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse all over, from the roots to ends.

2. She then blow-dried the hair with a medium round brush to maximise volume and movement.

3. Once Michelle’s hair was dry, Mara lightly sprayed L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray throughout for added texture.

4. Mara then flat ironed the ends for a straight look.

5. She gently teased the crown and gathered Michelle’s hair into a low ponytail that was secured with an elastic band, and wrapped a piece of hair around the ponytail to disguise the fastener.

6. To create the textured and piecey look, she added a dab of L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT It Super Fix Putty.

7. Mara finished off Michelle’s hair with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray to set the hairstyle.

Are you a fan of Michelle Dockery’s updo hairstyle?

January 22, 2014

Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence’s SAG Awards Makeup

Jennifer Lawrence was the epitome of celebrity style at the SAG Awards 2014, pairing her glam Dior dress with sexy smoky eyes and a soft pink lip. Here are the exact makeup products used, with some easy makeup tips for recreating this stunning look at home.

Skin
Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Radiant Foundation in Light Beige (#020)
Diorblush Glowing Color Powder Blush in Amber Show (#556) – this luminous peach is one of our favourite blushes that suits all skin tones.

Eyes
Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Khôl (#096)
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Grège (#734) – this is a celebrity makeup artist favourite for creating a complex grey smoky eye instead of the usual black smoky eye.
Dior Crayon Khôl in Black (#099)
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in Over Black #090

Lips
Rouge Dior Contour LipLiner Pencil in Bois de Rose (#463) – we’ve been using this lip liner for years, a universally-flattering rose lip liner that works with nude, pink and darker lipsticks.
Rouge Dior Lipstick in Swan (#263) – the perfect pretty in pink lip colour.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Gloss

What did you think of Jennifer Lawrence’s SAG Awards makeup?

January 20, 2014

Get the Look: Cate Blanchett’s SAG Awards Hair

Isn’t Cate Blanchett’s casual bun at the SAG Awards just gorgeous? It’s one of our favourite hair up styles that works for day to night. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica created the look in just a few easy steps.

1. First prep wet hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost Lift Foaming Air Mousse, applying throughout the hair for touchable volume and hold.

2. Create a side part and then blow-dry hair with a small boar bristle round brush. Start by blow-drying hair in the front and create soft bangs. Once you have created the desired shape, clip the bangs in place while they cool. Then blow-dry the rest of the hair.

3. Once hair is dry, spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray to protect hair from heat before curling it. Using a 1-inch curling iron, take the hair and curl approximately 8 sections. “You don’t need to separate each section perfectly,” says Robert “but instead you can take random sections since you’re curling hair to create texture and bend.” Once the hair has cooled, brush out the curls to soften the look.

4. Spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series ColorFinity Dry Shampoo in Intense Blondes all throughout the hair. “Some people just apply hairspray to their roots, but I applied the Dry Shampoo all throughout the hair, similar to how you use hairspray, to create additional texture and volume.” After the dry shampoo, back comb hair a bit at the roots with a teasing comb.

5. Pull hair back into a loose low ponytail, using your fingers to create the desired shape. Twist the rest of the ponytail into a deconstructed bun and pin the look in place.

6. To finish, spray hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray to lock your look in place. Then spray hairspray onto your fingertips and nails, and using your fingers, apply the hairspray to the perimeter of the hair to tame flyaways and shape any loose pieces.

What do you think of Cate Blanchett’s SAG Awards undo hairstyle?

January 20, 2014

The Best SAG Awards Red Carpet Dresses

So much celebrity fashion inspiration at the SAG Awards 2014. Sure, American Hustle may have won big, but the best red carpet dresses were the real winners of the night.

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Lupita Nyong’o continues her fashion winning streak in electric blue Gucci.

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Jennifer Lawrence didn’t just blow us away in this glimmering Dior column dress, but she also coined the term “armpit vaginas”.

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Isla Fisher is the epitome of old Hollywood style in her stunning Oscar de la Renta and bombshell hair.

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Love that Kerry Washington wore a Prada skirt and crop top showing off her pregnant belly.

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Claire Danes went for dark and sexy in this mesh and holographic sequin Vionnet dress.

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Mindy Kaling is so elegant in this sexy navy David Meister gown. Love the gold accessories.

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Most of us could not get away with pairing a pale pink silk gown (here, by Givenchy) against pale skin. Except we’re not Cate Blanchett, and she can get away with pretty much anything.

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Oprah looks stunning in a off-the-shoulder Badgley Mischka dress with broach detail (and wasn’t she fantastic in The Butler?).

Who is wearing your favourite SAG Awards red carpet dresses?

Photos: Just Jared

January 20, 2014