Tuesday, September 23, 2008

emmy look....lauren conrad's messy chignon

Loved...loved....loved...Lauren Conrad's look at the Emmy's.

Gorgeous laid back California cool with a glam edge.

We love her twist on the classic chignon, complete with wavy hair and braids...messy in a fabulous way.

Here are some tips for achieving a classic chignon, from the hair experts at Pureology.

Prepare the hair with NanoWorks Luxury Shampoo and Condition for maximum shine, health, and manageability.

Next apply a cocktail of PowerDressing and ShineMax to wet hair for light hold and incredible shine. Blow dry from roots to end with a large paddle brush to give a nice straight blow dry. (Skip the paddle brush here if you'd like to replicate Lauren's look. Use your hands to blow dry and scrunch in the waves. Once dry, define the waves a bit more with a large barrel curling iron.)

Once hair is dry, apply DryShine throughout the hair for control and shine. Using a soft cushioned brush, pull all hair back into a low Ponytail and secure with elastic. To achieve a fuller crown, back brush hair at the crown area with a small teasing brush before pulling hair into a low ponytail. (At this point is when you'd part the hair in the middle and add a few haphazard loose braids. Then loosely gather your hair into the ponytail.)

Brush the ponytail smooth and wrap it around itself and secure with bobby pins. (For Lauren's look use your hands like a rake to gether your hair in the back. Still wrap it around and secure with the bobby pins. Remember to keep it looser...it's okay if some strands poke out here and there.)

Finish off with InChargePlus Firm Finishing Spray for super hold and GlossingMist for shine. Leave a few pieces out around the face to soften the look and curl them after lightly misting hair with SuperSmooth Hot Iron Protection Spray for a long lasting look.

Her own makeup artist Amy Nadine, continued with the California Chic look with all Mark products.

According to InStyle.com, she used Mark foundation, mark Glow XPert Face Shimmer in Sun Glo (I would guess like a bronzer), and mark Good Glowing Mosaic Blush in Hush Baby (on the apples).

Her lip color wasn't mentioned, but if we had to take a guess, we'd lean towards mark Gleamstick Hook Up Lip Color in either Amorous or Reflective.

Love her look.

With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine
photo courtesy of instyle
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makeup info courtesy of instyle


Amy Nadine said...

Actually the lip color I used is Mark Mini Mark-It Stick for Lips in Apricot, with Glow Baby Glow Luxe Hook Up Lip Gloss in Sun Luxe. Love your website! xoxo

Jennifer said...

HI Amy,

I meant to write this earlier, but totally got carried away with blogging and family matters.

Thank you for stopping by and letting us know what you used on Lauren. If this truly is Amy...and we're soooo hoping that it is...please contact us at mommyjpresents@gmail.com. We'd love to have the chance to pick your brain for some makeup tips!

Oh...and thanks for the complement!


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