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(Model: Sabyr Omens | Photography & Post by ULE Digital )
On September 24th I attended the Justice Ball in Hollywood to support a fantastic organization– Unlikely Heroes. Unlikely Heroes works tirelessly to rescue victims of human trafficking worldwide, and their work is really quite fantastic (read all about it here! ) The invite requested formal attire– so I opted for an old-Hollywood type look. Because I’ve received many requests and comments asking how I got my “look” and what products I used, I thought I’d do a quick blog post. And, since I always prefer doing my own hair and makeup for events, most of the products I use are easy to find and available at your local drugstore See below for tips and items!
Dress: Sophia Gown by Lauren Elaine Black Label (available through special order, firstname.lastname@example.org) Because I opted for a black and white dress, I wanted to add color to my makeup look.
Makeup: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation (in Medium Beige) & Photo Ready Concealer (in Light Medium), Bare Minerals Mineral Veil powder, Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black, Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black, Sorme Bronze/Blush Duo in Sunshine, and Covergirl Lipstick in Triple Red Rush. TIP: I have freckles – so I chose a foundation shade that’s in between my skin tone and freckles. It helps conceal them easily when going for a “porcelain” skin look.
Hair: For a true old-Hollywood look, I wrapped 1 inch sections of hair around a 1/2 inch curling iron to create spiral curls (wrapping is key, otherwise you’ll end up with ringlets.) After pinning each section up to “cool”, I let all the curls out, and gently used a comb to part hair deeply on the side. I finished with extra-hold non-aerosol hairspray. If you use aerosol spray, long hair will clump together. For any further styling, use your fingers- not a brush- otherwise you’ll end up looking like a poodle
Photos by Bob Delgadillo.
Needless to say, this got me excited:
It’s a still from the new “Maleficent” (2014.) I’m obsessed with fairytales, especially live-action movie versions. I own (and still frequently watch) entire Faerie Tale Theatre and Cannon Movie Tales VHS collections from the 80s. And “Maleficent”, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, looks like it’s going to be especially magical.