November, 2013


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Nov 13

Vintage Makeup: recreate Rachel McAdams’s beautiful look from The Notebook

Here at La Durbin we love old style glamour, one of our favourite concepts is vintage hair and make-up. It is a great look for the party season.

This week we are showing you how to re-create the beautiful 1940’s look  as seen on Rachel McAdams in The Notebook.

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Getting the perfect base

  • Start by cleaning the face thoroughly and remove the hair from the face
  • Apply light foundation and power to the face.  Don’t shy away from powder it is the best way to keep your foundation in place throughout the day.
  • Before applying the eye shadow- always make sure you have really powdered the eye- to help keep the shadow in place for longer. This helps stop the shadow from separating over the eye due to the oil

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Elegant Eyes

  • With a round socket brush using a ‘top’ or ‘tea stain’ colour, apply the eye shadow in the socket line of the eye, using the natural shape of the eye to guide you. Blend in evenly.
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  • With a liquid liner get a good consistency on the brush, and apply on the base line. Always close your eye for this first step.
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  • Open the eye and bring the liquid liner into the corner of the eye, using an ultra fine line.
  • With the eye open again do the outer corner on the eye, and using the crease line of the eye bring the eye liner up to create that ‘flick’ finish at the end.
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  • Repeat on other eye. BUT REMEMBER eyes are not twins but sisters, so you will never get them identical. SO DON’T PANIC if you are not completely accurate and the eyes are not exactly the same
  • Once liner has been applied you can add a creamy colour with a ‘tope’ or ‘tea stain’ colours, ever so slightly over the eye to brighten it up ever so slightly.
  • For the final touch add your mascara to create beautiful full lashes

 

Lovely Lips

  • To create the true vintage look always use a red lipstick/colour to really emphasis that vintage look. Lady Danger from Mac is a brilliant red to use but there are lots of others and it is important to find one that you feel comfortable with
  • Keep your blush in the same colour of your lips and apply on the ‘apples’ of your cheeks.  A really important tip to remember is that you want to use warm reds for younger skins and cooler red for more mature skins.
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  • To complete the look we recommend a head of tumbling curls.

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Nov 13

How to get Kate Middleton’s trademark beautiful bouncy hair

How to get Kate Middleton’s trademark beautiful bouncy hair

Kate Middleton has gorgeous hair, full of volume and movement. This party season if you want to re-create one of her classic looks here are some easy-to-follow steps on how to look like the Duchess herself!

- Heated rollers are the best way to achieve Kate’s hairstyle. Firstly, start with freshly washed hair and using a soft styling product (depending on hair type), blowdry with a large round brush for naturally frizzy hair or a paddle brush for smooth hair.

Blow dry your hair straight using a paddle brush

Blow dry your hair straight using a paddle brush

 - Next, take each section 1 inch apart. Stay consistent with the size of the heated rollers throughout the hair, starting at the top and moving away from the hair line and section down the sides. Then, section down the back of the head towards the nape of the neck.

Section the hair

Section the hair and add the rollers starting from the top

 - Leave the rollers to cool down for as long as you can to make it last - the longer you can leave the better bounce!

Keep going until you have added all the rollers

Keep going until you have added all the rollers

- When you remove the rollers, twist them out and let the hair fall into place. Then, when all the rollers are out, glide fingers through the hair to avoid roller marks (this is very important for perfect bounce and movement).

Run you fingers through the hair to remove roller marks

Run you fingers through the hair to remove roller marks

- Finally use a drop of serum on the fingertips for added smoothness and voila! The hair should be full of movement and bounce.

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The finished look!

- Alternatively, if you do not have rollers to create Kate’s look, a large curling tong will also work. Simply section the hair after it’s been blow-dried, starting with 2inch sections going in the direction from the nape of the neck up, curl the ends of the hair throughout, starting at the back. When all the ends of the hair have been curled all over, run fingers through again to achieve Kate’s trademark look!

Let us know how you get on creating your own Kate Middleton look and check back soon for more great styling and beauty tips; let’s get glamorous girls. Love La Durbin xx

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