When I think of the ultimate sexy summer time style, one name comes to mind – Blake Lively. Victoria’s Secret Angels – Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Allessandra Ambrosio, think so too! They chose her for the sexiest summer time style for their list of What’s Hot In 2012. I couldn’t agree more. From her long blonde beachy waves to her just right tanned complexion, she is the epitome of surfer chic. Her makeup is warm, sunny and fashion forward, but in a carefree way. Her makeup artist always focuses on the eyes with a little shimmer and lots of mascara to keep her eyes popping and keep her skin warm and more natural. If there’s one person you copy cat this summer – Blake is your girl. Here’s how to get her natural looking beachy waves and effortless makeup look.
The beauty of Gossip Girl Blake Lively’s hot hairstyle is that it’s super simple to do. For the loosely flowing, effortless waves, towel dry freshly washed hair. Use a heat protecting serum and blow dry hair in sections, until it is almost dry. Switch the heat setting to low, and finish drying by lifting your hair from the roots. This will give your hair added volume. Part your hair slightly off center, but not all to one side either, and use a little smoothing serum. Use a 1.5 inch barreled curling iron and wrap medium sections of hair around the entire iron and clamp. Leave the ends loose. Once you have the Blake waves going on, flip your head over and spray hairspray throughout your hair, separating any perfect curls with your fingers to make it more natural.
Blake Lively’s makeup is always spot on and she doesn’t really change it or wear dramatic makeup. For me, summer time style is all about wearing makeup that makes you look sun kissed like Blake without looking like you even have any on. Here’s how to get Blake’s signature makeup look:
Use a light coating of tinted moisturizer instead of foundation. Try Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, which comes in different shades from Ivory to Light.
Blend a touch of blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Try: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface.
Lightly line your upper eyelids with a black pencil and apply an eye primer.
Spread a soft dusting of a shimmering white shadow all over your lids and finish off with your favorite mascara. Try MAC Pigment in Vanilla. Line the lower lash line with white eyeliner – this is a beauty secret that most people overlook that works to brighten tired of hungover eyes. Try brightening up your eyes with a touch of NARS Eye Liner Pencil in Iceberg on the lower lash line.
Apply a rose-pink lipstick to finish the look! Try: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Lipstick in Make Me Blush.
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