Monday, December 22, 2003
Fashion Forward: Celebrity Beauty Secrets
It's that time of year, of parties and holiday get-togethers. This year, take a hint from the stars with some celebrity beauty secrets. Shireen Sandoval shows us how in tonight's Fashion Forward.
(WSVN) -- Celebrity red carpet looks don't just happen, it takes a team of highly skilled stylists to create that Hollywood magic. Have an upcoming holiday party where you want to really sparkle?
Go a little curl crazy like Debra Messing.
Celebrity hairstylist Luke O’Connor tells us how much messing around goes into styling the well pressed beauty.
"To get Debra Messing's curl at home, you spiral wrap the hair around the iron, when you take the hair off, you give it a little tug, and you stretch it out a little bit, you vary the tension on each curl and that makes the hair look more natural," Luke says.
But before you get into the holiday style, make sure you have the right products on hand.
"The most important thing to achieve in a great hairstyle is starting off with the right shampoo and hair conditioner," Luke says. "This is what gives your hair its' moisture, and moisture is what gives the hair body and bounce."
As for the look of the season, big hair.
Experts suggest sectioning off damp hair and spraying individual sections with a volumizing spray, remember to focus application on the roots and finish off by flipping your head over and spritzing with a flexible hold spray.
Of course, no holiday look is complete without the right makeup.
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal suggests metallic sparkle eye shadows that work with your skin tone.
For professional polish, look no further than your own bathroom for the right tool.
"So this is how you can get the instant holiday sparkle," says Mally. "You've got to take, a little bit of this shimmer powder, dab it all over the eye area and then even bring it out into the cheekbone, and then I like to take the other side and blend it in."
How do the celebrities keep their lipstick in place under the lights?
Dip a Q-tip's cotton swab into a small amount of loose powder and blend around the lip line as a base to set the color.
"Q-tips are my favorite beauty precision tool," Mally says, "They're so much cotton. You can really, really manipulate them into any shape any size that you need."
From a perfect pout, to puffed-up curls, arm yourself with the proper tools and you'll be ready for your holiday close-up in no time.
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