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Rachel Bilson is known for her amazing sense of style, but this week she popped up on the red carpet and showed off her makeup sense, too. Her thickly lined cat eye look surely isn’t for everyone, but if you’re bold enough to try it’s a fun one to rock. For this look, you’ll want a thick kohl liner — that way with each stroke you’ll get a perfect line and be able to adjust the cat eye effect. Laura Mercier has the perfect liner for this, the Kohl Liner Extreme, they describe it as “a creamy, highly pigmented eye liner that glides on smoothly to add depth and definition to the eyes.” The best part about thick, cat eye looks is they don’t require quite as steady of a hand, and the Laura Mericer Kohl Liner Extreme’s smooth texture means you’ll only need a stroke or two for the perfect look.

You can buy Laura Mericer Kohl Liner Extreme for $24 at


Many of us have tried to curl our hair perfectly in the summer months only to sadly watch it lose all its oomph as humidity got to it. Thanks to Moroccanoil Treatment Light and Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse, Olivia’s hairstylist, Mara Roszak, was able to ensure her curls would hold up in just about any condition. Mara told InStyle how she achieved the wavy curls: “I then used a curling iron to touch up her waves and define the texture, wrapping each section loosely around the barrel before letting it fall freely. After shaking the waves out with my fingers, I tucked her hair behind her ear on one side.” She finished the look with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to provide some sheen and to help set the style.

You can buy Moroccanoil Treatment Light ($43), Curl Control Mousse ($23.20) and Luminous Hairspray ($22.20) at


Kate Hudson is known for her boho-chic, almost effortless, natural style — but this week she hit the red carpet in a look that was anything but effortless (that didn’t make it any less pretty). Her darkly lined eyes were done with thin strokes that almost formed a cat eye and her bold berry lips looked simply perfect. 

Copying her eyes requires a steady hand, a thin eyeliner brush (like Sephora Collection Pro Gel Liner Brush #26) and a good gel eyeliner (like Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner). To ensure a smooth line with little-to-no smudging, you’re going to want to dab a smidge of powder across your lids especially near the lash line. After priming the lids, dip the brush into the gel eyeliner and wipe off any excess or clumps onto a tissue. Trace the upper outline of your lid first, trying to stay as close to the lash line as possible. Then do the same on the lower lid. Try to move in even strokes and avoid the temptation to keep retracing the line — Kate’s liner may be dark in color, but it’s also very minimal. Let the gel eye liner set in a bit before applying rest of eye makeup.

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For those of us who suffer (yes, suffer) with thin, pin-straight hair, finding a celebrity or some other hair role model who manages to make her own hair look full and sexy is of the utmost importance. Cue Naomi Watts at the series premiere supporting her boyfriend Liev Schrieber’s new HBO show, ‘Ray Donovan’. Since her tousled bob with added volume at the roots is causing major hair envy, I decided to share a few products that have actually worked voluminous miracles for my own hair in the past. 

For damp hair, the Bumble and bumble thickening mousse and the Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray can work as a base product before a blow dry to add volume to the roots and help hold shape in the hair after styling. The Schwarzkopf Osis Dust Mattifying Powder is a fine, gritty powder you apply to dry hair. When rubbed into the scalp, it takes on a sticky texture that creates massive volume in the hair without weighing it down. The Living Proof Amp Instant Texture Volumizer is best used on shorter hair to add volume and texture while maintaining a flexible hold. 

Sandra Bullock looked radiantly beautiful at ‘The Heat’ premiere this week. From her long, dark locks to her neutral, soft pink lips she looked perfectly polished but it was her sheer, pink, rosy cheeks that called my attention. 
There are a number of blushes on the market that will achieve this classic look. Nars Blush in Desire ($29, pictured far left) is a beautiful cotton candy pink. Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush in Flaunt ($24, pictured center) is a silky-smooth, highly pigmented formula. Stila Custom Color Blush in Sheer Pink ($20, pictured far right) reacts to skintone and individual pH to create a perfect, personalized shade. 

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