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.