STYLE FILE | Unlikely Heroes ‘Justice Ball’


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, 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 🙂

– LE

Photos by Bob Delgadillo.

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