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Hairstylist Peter Gray for Redken was inspired by Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction when he decided to cut black wigs into sharp, angled bobs. But the real treat came when he sprayed them gold and laid a lace inset into the middle, creating one of the coolest, most unique looks we have yet to see on the runway. “I’ve done so much hairdressing in all the shows that I sort of lost my roots,” Gray told us backstage. “I started at Sassoon, so I thought it would be nice to come back to it.” (And, okay, it doesn’t hurt that we LOVE Peter Gray.)
A mix of influences—Diana Vreeland, the 1930’s and the Duchess of Windsor—contributed to James Kaliardos for M.A.C’s inspiration behind the makeup look here. He went for a more masculine look to contrast the femininity and sophistication of the clothing, bringing in camels and dusty roses and strengthening the brows with a camel hue. “The shape is strong, but the color is soft,” he told us.
If you like Manolos, then you’ll love the custom tips Wanda Ruiz for CND created at this show! There were two versions of Manolo Manicures—Blacktrack with Airdry top coat, or Putty with Blacktrack “smile lines,” as Ruiz called them. We’ll most certainly be trying out these nails come fall.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Sick of your eyeshadow creasing and fading throughout the day? You NEED this product in your arsenal. A tiny drop on each eye and your shadow will stay for hours, guaranteed. It even comes in different colors and finishes so you get more mileage out of your shadow.
$23 at sephora.com
Tweezerman Slant Tweezer
In between waxing appointments, pluck those stray hairs with the best tweezers EVER. Tweezerman will even sharpen them once they start to dull. Our new favorite color from their wide array? The bright and pretty Blue Jewel, seen above.
$20 at tweezerman.com
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
That unsightly shine goes away in an instant, thanks to these ingenious little blotting papers. We’re loving Boscia’s new limited-edition set, inspired by Japanese flowers.
$10 at sephora.com
Sephora Nail Polish Corrector Pen
So you’re doing your nails at work and — oops! — you got some polish on your cuticles. Simply swipe this remover-filled pen across the mistake and no one will have to know.
$6 at sephora.com
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin
Don’t want to carry around a huge bottle of sunscreen? Now you don’t have to! These wipes contain enough sun-fighting power to keep your skin healthy for hours.
$34 for 40 wipes at sephora.com
YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch
Need a little brightening action on those dark circles? This ingenious pen will make you look like you got a full 8 hours, even if you only got 3.
$40 at sephora.com
Is it just us, or did Amy Adams look absolutely stunning at the 68th Annual Golden Globes this past Sunday? We love the wavy tendrils peeking out around her face - they created such a soft, feminine look. “I wanted to create a soft 20s mood, but in a different, modern way,” said hairstylist Laini Reeves of the look. “We started by changing the texture of her hair before we went on to loosely braid and roll the chignon.”
And if you’re looking to recreate the look at home? Good news, because we got a step-by-step of how Reeves styled Amy!
Reeves started by washing Amy’s hair with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and followed with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner. These two products infused Amy’s hair with argan oil, keratins, fatty acids and proteins, and also controlled the hair by keeping it smooth and frizz free.
Next, Reeves applied Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream from roots to ends while Amy’s hair dried to further smooth the texture and add definition and shine. The hair was rough-dried and then air-dried, except at the roots, where Reeves used a blowdryer - this created “a modern, freer look,” Reeves said.
To create curls around the head, Reeves used a 1” curling iron and then blended them in. After creating a side part, Reeves pulled pieces from the front to frame Amy’s faces, pinning them in an “S” shape away from the rest of the hair. She then gathered and pulled back the rest of Amy’s tresses, made a loose doubled braid, rolled it upwards and pinned it at the nape with five thick bobby pins.
The final step? Reeves released the “S”-shaped sections in the front and pinned them behind Amy’s ears “to open her face up and show off her cheekbones,” Reeves said. A quick spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray kept everything in place while adding tons of shine.