March 26, 2012

Ashley Benson People's Choice Awards Makeup & Hair

The second I saw Ashley Benson sporting this bronze smokey eye at the People's Choice Awards, I knew it would be a perfect tutorial for the upcoming summer months. In the video I also show to get her beachy waves, but here I'll be giving you guys a bonus. I'll have step by step instructions of how to turn her signature waves into the updo she had in Hot Chelle Rae's new music video: Honestly 

 With flash

 Without flash
Makeup Used:

Jergens Natural Glow Face Moisturizer 
Revlon New Complexion Foundation - Ivory Beige
Bobbi Brown Corrector - Light Bisque
MAC Prep & Prime - Translucent Powder
MAC Bronzer - Springshine
MAC Blush - Sincere
NARS Blush - Orgasm 
Benefit - Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner - Whiskey
Urban Decay - Naked
Urban Decay - Toasted
Milani Eye Tech Liquid Liner
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
MAC Brow Pencil - Fling

Option 1-
Revlon Lipstick - Soft Nude
Clear Plumping Gloss

Option 2-
Revlon Lipgloss - Pink Whisper

Tresseme Heat Tamer Spray
John Freida Frizz Serum
Conair Infiniti Curling Iron
Rat Tooth Comb
Hair Spray (If Needed)

For Updo:
Bobby Pins

 This updo is super casual and sort of messy. It'd be perfect when using second day hair.

Step 1: Pull back most of the hair & start pinning it back. It doesn't have to be in any specific direction. You just want the majority of the hair to be pinned.
Step 2: Pull out a few front pieces to frame your face. 
Step 3: Re-curl the front pieces if needed
Step 4: Spray the pieces so they stay in place.
And that's it!
If you have longer hair, you'll  have to pin the hair flatter, but with short hair you can do whatever you want. Since my hair is an A-line bob, I had to twirl the hair in the back like a ballerina bun to insure they would stay put. I love this look & plan on wearing it for most of summer.

Want a more permanent way to have your hair curled like this?
Ask your hair stylist if a boomerang perm is right for you. 
It's the perfect beachy waves, with no hassle of curling hair everyday! I had one months ago & loved it so much. It's so effortless and easy.