Fashion


6
Dec 13

Learn how to recreate Millie Mackintosh’s red carpet look


Party season is here! At the salon we call it the glamorous season and to help everyone look party perfect this week, we teach you how to recreate the Millie Mackintosh’s red carpet look.

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This look takes about 45 minutes to recreate and you will need a curling tong or wand, some hair pins and a firm hold hairspray.
  • To create the perfect up do this party season it is really best to have hair that isn’t freshly washed as it will hold better.

Start

  • Start by sectioning the hair from the nape of the neck and using a curling tong or wand start curling the hair into soft waves; to get the perfect curl wrap the hair around the tong being sure to keep the end on the wand. For the hair higher up the head only take the curl up to the middle of the hair as the top section needs to remain straight for this look. Continue until all your hair is in loose curls.

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  • Once all your hair is curled, tip the head forward and brush all your hair. Next throw your hair backwards to create lots of volume!

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  • Next take inch thick sections and backcomb from the root to about 2inches down starting with hairline going towards the nape of the neck this creates more volume for the up do and gives your hair more grip when you put it up

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  • Pull your  hair back from the face leaving some loose strands at the front to frame the face. Start to pin the hair on the left hand side, using long grips, next pull the hair across from the right hand side and secure with a hair pin.
  • Continue to pin the hair, to create there perfect look, wrap the hair around your finger as you pin it. You can make this as neat or messy as you like, to create the Millie Mackintosh look we have kept it loose and soft around the nape of the neck.

Hair Up

  • Once you have pinned all your hair, take your curling tongs again and softly re-curl the hair that you have left out of the up-do. The hair at the front should be curled backwards away from the face to frame the face.

Front Curls

  • Once you have finished spray with hairspray to keep in place.
  • To complete the look we recommend a superstar boyfriend like Professor Green but just in case you can’t find one we also recommend smokey eyes and soft peach coloured lips!

Final Front

Enjoy your Christmas parties; until next week! La Durbin x


29
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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