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Here’s What the Pros Pack for the Emmys

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Tonight’s Emmy stars are likely putting the finishing touches on their hair and makeup, downing that final flute of nerve-canceling champagne, and getting zipped—or for many, sewed into—their designer gowns. Here, the tools three top pros are using on TV’s elite.

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The pro: Pati Dubroff, makeup artist
The handle: @patidubroff
The nominee: Allison Williams
The Must-Haves:

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream: “It’s important to make sure the skin [from the neck down] looks just as flawless as the face. This cream adds sheen and blurs out imperfections so I don’t have to layer on body makeup—nobody wants that all over their gown.”

Tarte Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers: “I keep these stocked in my kit. I would rather my girls blot away shine than add layers of aging powders throughout the night.”

NuFace Trinity: “This mighty, microcurrent tool tones and lifts the face. Every woman wants more defined cheekbones!”

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The pro: Kylee Heath, hairstylist
The handle: @kyleeheathhair
The nominee: Sofia Vergara
The Must-Haves:

Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo: “I keep this shampoo in my kit just in case a client needs their hair washed before we begin the glam process. I love it because [the formula] leaves hair smelling delicious and feeling soft.”

Ibiza round brushes: “These add shine and volume whether hair is worn up or down.”

Croc Greenion eco-friendly blowdryer: “I use this on every client. It’s efficient without being too loud or heavy.”

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The pro: Fiona Stiles, makeup artist
The handle: @fionastiles
The nominees: Sarah Silverman and Sara Bareilles
The Must-Haves:

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: “This beautiful moisturizer leaves skin plump and dewy, and lends just the right amount of sheen.”

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator in IL-01: “I add this to the bridge of the nose and the very tops of the cheekbones to bring life and light to the face. The shimmer is very finely milled so skin looks moist and dewy—not sparkly.”

Dior Manicure Essentials: “I always have an edited nail kit including a nail file, polish remover, nippers, and a few basic colors. You’d be surprised how many times I’ve done a glamorous 30-second, three-toed pedicure!”

Red Mascara, Sleek Strands, and a $56K Manicure: Three Beauty Looks We Loved at the VMAs

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The colored mascara trend started off strong this summer, with Chanel and Dior both releasing Technicolor tubes, and Solange Knowles finally showed the world how to wear it last night at the Video Music Awards. In an interview with Elle.com, Knowles said her makeup artist dipped the ends of her fringe in a “heavy red pigment” to achieve “the density of a full black lash.” For the rest of us who aren’t up against a flurry of flashbulbs, get a similar look in just a few swipes with Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Rouge Noir. Jourdan Dunn opted for a chop by hair pro Renda Attia (styled by Larry Sims)—hacking off that gorgeous halo of curls we loved last week. (For the record, we’re just as envious of her sleek strands.) And Rita Ora made a significant investment in her Azature manicure—showing off ruby red stiletto nails studded with spiders that reportedly cost $56K. Iggy Azalea might have brought the booty to the stage for their performance of “Black Widow,” but the Brit’s tips had plenty of swagger.

Photos: Instagram

The Highs and Lows of Celebrity Buns

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A bun for summer: Not exactly groundbreaking, but a go-to for any occasion nonetheless. From Diane Kruger’s low-slung scrunchie situation on the sidewalks of Soho (a ’90s accessory the star has championed for two straight days…yes, we’re counting) to Karlie Kloss‘ midi gym knot, the style works brilliantly for a steamy summer day. Jaime King took her sleek chignon to a new level for night, pairing her perfectly groomed iteration with a slinky Versace gown for the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Los Angeles earlier in the week. And naturally, Miley Cyrus one-upped them all with a towering, braided knob smack on top of her head for a performance in Chicago. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, these bunheads demonstrate that the beauty classic is a 24/7 hair savior.

To see how models make the chignon their own, click here.

Photos: Getty

DIY Rihanna’s Epic Ponytail

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Real-life beauty trends don’t always reflect what we see on the runways, but when it comes to Rihanna, ordinary rules don’t apply. The bona fide fashion icon recently stepped out in NYC sporting cutoffs, a fistful of designer bags, and a superlong ponytail similar to the ones we spotted at Chanel, Kenzo, Valentino, and Bottega Veneta. Selena Gomez tried the trend, too, tying off her sleek pony with a simple black ribbon at the Teen Choice Awards last week. We’re guessing faux strands played a part in both cases, but anyone can go to great lengths by following the steps hair pro Guido Palau took backstage at Bottega: Blow-dry damp hair with a smoothing lotion (like Redken Align) and use a flatiron for sleekness. Part as desired (Rihanna and Selena both divided down the center) and secure your tail at ear level with an elastic. For extra fullness, wrap the base with extensions—hiding the evidence with a small section of hair wound around the band. Want a blunt, clean finish like Selena’s? Hack off the ends with scissors. To get RiRi’s undone look, pull a few pieces out around your face, give the crown a tug for volume, and leave the ends intact.

Photos: Getty

Diane Kruger’s ’90s Hair Accessory Made Us Do a Double Take

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diane-kruger-hair-scrunchieThere are women in this world who look perpetually stunning, and Diane Kruger is one of them. She experiments with cool braids, doesn’t shy away from a head scarf, and counts Karl Lagerfeld and Jason Wu as dear friends. A scrunchie seems like the last thing she would rock…but then we spotted this photo (and consequently did a double take). Kruger, she just wants to shock and awe us at every turn—and perhaps get in on the stylistic resurgence the ’90s is currently enjoying. That, or she woke up with a hangover and just couldn’t deal with her hair. (Hey, we’ve all been there.) We’ll accept any of the aforementioned explanations.

Photo: Getty