Beauty Insider: The red carpet glam from Cannes
If there was one standout beauty from Cannes, no one could argue that it was Blake Lively who stole the show. The dresses, the hair, the make-up and of course the bit of all right she was casually draped over. We've pulled together the top tips and products to achieve two of her sexiest beauty styles.
Keep eyes soft-focus and simple with L'Oreal Color Riche Quad (Marron Glacé, €11.99). Sweep the golden shade over the lid, taupe just above the crease, the champagne colour in the inner corners and use the darkest at the lashline. Balance everything out underneath your eyes by mirroring the same routine.
Pencil the waterline with MAC Feline Kohl Power, €18 and finish with lashings of extra black mascara. We love Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes, €27.
PRETTY PINK LIPS KEEP THINGS FRESH AND FINISH THE LOOK
L'Oreal Shine Caresse, Lolita €10.99Chanel Levres Scintillantes, Hello €27MeMeMe Luxury Lip Glaze, Pink Champagne €9.50
INSIDER learns how to get Blake's laid back red carpet look from Erica Fagan, hair stylist at Style Club, North Earl Street.
This style will work best on day-old hair, firstly prepping with Redken Pure Force Non-Aerosol Fixing Spray, €14.
Gather hair at the crown and secure with a non-snag elastic.
Add texture to the hair by backcombing before you plait, the finished look should be a bit messy so don't pull strands too tight.
For an über glossy finish, Erica recommends Redken Shine Flash, €16.
SPREE V STEAL
MATTIFYING FACE POWDERS
Benefit POREfessional Agent Zero Shine, €33.50
Helps blur the appearance of pores and contains silica, a super-strength oil absorber.Maybelline Matte Maker, €5.99.
Lightweight blotting powder spheres keep the skin shine-free. Incredibly good and great value. Winner? Agent Zero Shine pips the post with its clever all-in-one design meaning you don't have to carry a separate brush, plus we loved the hi-tech formula.
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First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent