37 posts tagged "Blake Lively"
The only way to compete with Blake Lively’s long, golden waves: hair extensions! The Gossip Girl‘s co-stars Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr are rarely seen without them, so it was a surprise to spot the latter going au naturel last night at a special screening of Youth in Revolt in New York. The glam factor was definitely kicked down a few notches, but we imagine it must’ve felt pretty good for Szohr to get that extra weight off her shoulders. Which style do you think better suits her?
Blake Lively has the hairstyle of the year, according to an oft-referenced New York Times article—and our forthcoming Year in Beauty 2009 feature—but Jennifer Aniston isn’t quite ready to relinquish the title she held in the mid-nineties. “Rachel’s” aughts style is longer, straighter, and less layered, but it’s still a crowd-pleaser, capturing nearly half the votes in a survey released yesterday in the U.K. that asked respondents to name their most-wanted celebrity body part. (Jennifer Lopez’s derriere came in second.) So, as the year comes to an end, we ask you: Which style do you prefer?
We’ve always thought Robin Wright Penn had one of the best blonds in the business. Even with no makeup, she and her flaxen locks stood out on the red carpet in Cannes this year. But apparently, the actress felt it was time for a change, going a very dark shade of brunette for the Cinema Society and A Diamond Is Forever screening of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. (The older-Blake Lively comparisons are a bit less believable now.) Do you like her black chestnut locks, or do you prefer her lighter?
At last night’s Chanel Fine Jewelry Fête d’Hiver benefit in New York, black and navy were the evening’s big colors, with similarly dark shades of eyeliner also getting a lot of play. If you can focus your attention beyond the ginormous diamond-encrusted camellia around Blake Lively’s neck, how do you like the liner on the inner rims of her eyes with mascara on both the top and bottom lash lines? Do you prefer Diane Kruger’s full brow and softer top-lid-only liner with mauve-y shadow pulled underneath the lower lashes for a touch of subtle smoke? Let us know below.
The Glam Squad: Celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle for Dior Beauty and hairstylist Renato Campora for Frédéric Fekkai.
The Face: Buckle relied on a lot of warm honey colors to make Lively’s green eyes “pop,” including DiorBronze Original Tan in Amber Tan #03, Dior Serum de Rouge Lipstick as a base with Dior Addict Lip Polish in Radiance Expert on top, and Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Beige Messai #705. To get that ethereal, otherworldly glow on her cheekbones and shoulders, Buckle actually used Dior Eye Show in Undressed Beige. “It’s technically an eye shadow,” he says, “but it works basically anywhere you want to reflect the light!” Noted.
The Hair: Going for a “goddess-style updo” inspired by Lively’s red Versace gown, Campora prepped her hair with Fekkai Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse, then blew it dry, adding a touch of styling gel to keep it smooth. Then he teased all the hair and pulled it up into a high ponytail, added some extensions for drama, and braided the entire length for maximum over-the-shoulder-swinging-and-posing potential.
The Result: A capital W in the Lively vs. Meester Emmy showdown.