22 posts tagged "Kate Bosworth"
As the Fall shows came to a wrap in March, the season’s clear hair color winner was brunette, which inspired a neo-goth renaissance (and our Fall Beauty Guide). But the dark moment on the runways, which saw blonde beauties like Patricia van der Vliet and Dempsey Stewart adopt espresso dye jobs, left blondes—myself included—a little adrift; how do we, the golden-haired masses, make seasonal color adjustments without committing to a deliberately dark ‘do? “I don’t think these trends need to apply to everyone,” Redken creative consultant Tracey Cunningham assures me. Cunningman is an expert on brightening (she’s the mastermind behind Emma Stone, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Biel’s lightened locks), so we’re ready to take her at her word. Here, Cunningham weighs in on fall-ifying honeyed hair, why ombré highlights will never go out of style, and the one must-have hair product for flaxen folk.
Brunette is obviously a big trend for fall. But what if you’re blonde and you aren’t quite ready to take that plunge?
Please be careful with trends when you are blonde! I have so many brunettes who show me some blonde picture and it just isn’t going to work—and the same goes for blondes. They are so easily tricked into going brunette and it totally messes up their hair. You can lowlight your hair, make it have a little more depth, but don’t go crazy. If you have been a blonde your whole life I think you should embrace it. You just are blonde.
What if you have been experimenting with lighter shades for summer? Is it necessary to tone down the platinum and add in some amber notes so you don’t look so washed out as your tan fades?
Add some depth, which means going from what you are now to what your root color is—or maybe even a little more of that if you are not a base blonde. It doesn’t mean you need to be as dark as your natural hair, just a little darker. If you ever want to go a shade darker or lighter, always bring a photo. That is one of my main rules.
Will we see some of your blonde clients going darker for fall?
Sarah Paulson just went dark for her role in American Horror Story, actually. Who knows about Emma [Stone] though!
We’ve been talking about the rise of neo-gothic beauty since the Fall shows, and the new September glossies are officially galvanizing the trend. In the latest issue of Vogue Japan, Kinga Rajzak appears in an editorial called “The Scarlet Focus” that highlights deep, black cherry-painted lips à la Gucci or Bottega Veneta and sepia-toned lids reminiscent of those at Burberry Prorsum and Givenchy. Petros Petrohilos was the makeup artist behind raven-haired Rajzak’s transformation for the spread. While starlets including Kate Bosworth and Lana Del Rey have already taken the dark look from the runways to the red carpets, we still find it fresh and wearable. We’ll have plenty more to say on this subject when our Fall Beauty Guide launches at the end of August.
At last night’s Met gala, there was something noticeably missing—and we’re not talking about Ashley Olsen’s absence or a lack of feathered dresses (there were plenty of those). We’re talking specifically about the bounty of red lips you except to see at these functions, which were simply nowhere to be found. In their place: Fall’s favorite black cherry pout. There were a few bold crimsons in the crowd to speak of, on Carolyn Murphy and Doutzen Kroes specifically. But for the most part, it was all about mulberry mouths, which were spotted on everyone from Jessica Chastain, Rachel Zoe, and Amber Valletta to Camilla Belle, Lana Del Rey, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Alba. We’re not usually in the horn-tooting business, but…we told you so.
We’ve been charting the rise of the “un-lipstick” here at Beauty Counter for a little while now. While the allure of a bold, opaque pout perfector is undeniable, sheer, less in-your-face colors have been cropping up with frequency over the last few months, making a case for understated glamour in the process. So it was only a matter of time before the trend began to appear on the red carpet. Kate Bosworth has had her fair share of big lipstick moments—her powdery pink, Jil Sander Spring 2011 runway reprisal immediately comes to mind, although her recent crimson turn at Sundance in January was equally noteworthy—but for last night’s premiere of Life Happens, the actress chose a toned-down shade of muted rose that managed to merely enhance her natural mouth color without completely overtaking her beaded, pale yellow Prada halter dress. It was a winning combination for Bosworth, who rarely makes a fashion or makeup misstep. Don’t you agree?
Despite Park City, Utah’s chilly temperatures and snow-lined walkways, some starlets will not be confined to Sundance’s traditional wardrobe protocol of boots, flannels, and fur-lined parkas—Kate Bosworth chief among them. Bosworth took to the red carpet in support of her new flick, Black Rock, in a pair of sky-high red stilettos, a matching sequined Antonio Berardi dress, and a perfectly painted crimson lip. The one-time Calvin Klein model’s particular scarlet mouth looked that much more striking thanks in large part to a sleek, pulled-back ponytail and Bosworth’s totally flawless ivory complexion. You can take the girl out of L.A…Thoughts on Bosworth’s glam salute to indie film?