How-to: girl-next-door gorgeous for NYE
If you think Christmas has crept up fast – just wait and see how fast New Year’s Eve will be nipping at your heels.
It’s the same story every year isn’t it? You really want to get in the spirit by pulling off a look that’s completely different from your usual get-up and each year you end up leaving it too late to come up with something truly show stopping.
Let us take the pressure off by providing you with a quick, easy and simply stunning look (that’s bound to be completely different to your usual look) as you ring in the New Year…
Oh Zooey Deschanel, how you amaze us. This gorgeous girl-next-door look is incredible on you – and to achieve it, you need only five tools…
If you turned your nose up at this look because you don’t have a fringe of your own (and weren’t about to cut your own bangs for one night only) then this clip-in extension will really help you to shake things up. The clip simply blends in with your natural hair and looks inconspicuous – it’s also strong, so you don’t have to worry about it falling off your head. The best bit is, it’s so easy to use and the natural-looking strands will mix in with your natural hair. Watch the how-to video to check out exactly how this faux fringe works…
#2: a good hair straightener
In order to copy Zooey’s curly ends, simply straighten your strands as normal and when you get around 10cm from the ends begin twirling your straightener inwards and clamp the hair in between, holding for a few seconds as you edge the straightener (still twirled) towards the ends of your hair.
#3: a perfecting face base
For a complexion so perfect it looks airbrushed, you need an ultra fine powder that won’t look ‘caked’ or unnatural. Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder does just that. This mineral powder provides your skin with a flawless coverage that still allows it to breathe and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, large pores and sun damage.
#4: a lipstick in a shade you’re not used to
There’s no night better than New Year’s Eve to rock a look you’re not used to – and a lipstick is the perfect place to start. If you don’t want it to smudge or dry out your lips, opt for a lippy that’s nourishing. mineral fusion lipstick comes in 12 flattering shades and is enriched with antioxidants that help to protect your lips. Better still, each shade is designed to enhance your lips and brighten your teeth – a must for any 12 o’clock smooch.
#5: a set of fluttery false lashes
If Zooey Deschanel is famous for anything (aside from her fabulous fringe) it’s her show stopping, fluttery lashes. To let your eyes do the talking like Zooey’s this New Year’s Eve, pick up a pair of Ardell Invisibands Wispies Black. These false lashes are placed on an invisible, lightweight band that connects the hair strands and adheres easily to the corners of your eyes and along your lashline. These lashes are also knotted and feathered by hand, meaning that they’re comfortable and look natural and glamorous.