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Trending Hair Hacks: Slick it back


Taylor Schilling

For the third time in as many days, I’ve heard a handful of very stylish stylists tick off the merits of the slicked back wet look that tore up the 2015 fashion week runways and is now tearing up the red carpets. Add to this its impossibly easy-peasy execution and the fact that it works with nearly every type and length of hair and you have the making of what could be your go-to do for the year. A simple dollop of hair gel at the root of freshly washed locks, combed straight back, into a deep side or dead center part and voila! — You look perfectly put together and urban chic whether you leave the length of your hair down and air dried or tidied up in a neat bun or ponytail. Here are some celebrity takes on the wet hair trend to offer up inspiration for those days when a blowout is simply to taxing to your schedule or your psyche.

Rita Ora

Felicity Jones

Sienna Miller

Clare Danes

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Tuesday To-Do: Blue Eyeshadow

Spring ’14′s best eye makeup look has taken a turn towards the sky and sea with a resurgence of blue hued shadow, liner and even mascara. NOTE: This is not your mother’s baby blue eyeshadow. Instead, it’s a turn towards a darker blue palette, like navy, indigo, cobalt and even an enviable sheer indigo—and stars like Beyonce, Emmy Rossum and Emma Stone are all trying this look on for size.

For a modern take on this classic color, try a highly pigmented cobalt shadow or liner boldly making a statement on the trend. Or stick with a reverse ombre, starting with navy liner and moving up over the entire eyelid blending to a sheer finish just before the eyebrow. A softer look will include choosing a sheer gray-toned blue which will highlight most any eye color, looking of-the-moment without going over the top. Or just throw caution to the wind and create a mermaid-ish holographic smokey eye with shimmering aqua, green or violet-toned blue shadows.

The look also played double duty as liner and highly pigmented eyelid stain at both Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 14 catwalk, and also seen at the Badgley Mischka S/S 14 presentation and Miu Miu S/S 14—all in preparation for hitting your own cosmetics case this season. So what are you waiting for?

 

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Must Have: Blush

With Valentine’s Day peeking just around the corner, it’s imperative you perfect that romantic makeup appliqué pronto. The biggest order of business is today’s must-have: blush.

Oh sure, hopefully you’ll be blushing naturally, but that’s no reason to eschew the flirty merits of the day’s most important asset — a nice rosy cheek.

Clare Danes

Celebs have been favoring a highly blushed cheek through awards season, giving us plenty of pretty looks to emulate, like Clare Danes coral-adorned blush at this year’s Producer’s Awards, and Kerry Washington’s raisin blush/bronzer combo look at the SAG Awards.

Kerry Washington

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