WhatIWore: I’m all about the change in seasons and I love pulling out my brights, stripes and pastels each spring. Unfortunately, I’ve been stuck in a bit of a makeup rut. I always like to even out my skin tone a little, but as far as color, I’ve just done a little brown eyeliner, the same pink blush for the past four years and a rotation of lipsticks. On date nights I might play around with eyeshadow, but lately they’ve all been lost or smashed in my makeup bag. In short - I need a new look.
I was planning a spring makeup post when ELLE and Revlon came knocking asking if I’d try out the PS (Personal Style) Experience. PERFECT TIMING! In essence, you direct your own video and the result is a “Style Personality” inspiration for your own new make up look. Every time you play around with it, the result could change. On my first try, my result was EDGY and Mod, but I kept changing up my answers so I could see all of the inspirations. You can try on the Revlon facebook page here.
Because Revlon products are affordable (I paid for all of the Revlon products seen here myself) there’s not a lot of risk in buying a color you may only wear once and a while for special occasions. I’m more likely to play around with lipstick and blush each day than dramatic eye looks, but there’s a time and a place for everything! I’ve always loved a cat eye, but to make it more edgy we added the bold white base, crease contouring, lots of thick black liner and those fabulous falsies. Definitely a step outside of my normal routine.
I worked with my friend and makeup artist Heather Parish to create four different looks. Each week we’ll post a step by step tutorial on how to update your own Spring makeup using a different inspiration.
To see how to create this Edgy Mod look yourself, read on!
WhatIWore: One of my favorite ways to style my hair on days between shampoos is a super big topknot. I have baby fine, medium length hair, but it’s still possible to get a really big bun.
Start off with unwashed, second or third day hair. You can freshen up your roots with a little dry shampoo around your hairline if you’d like.
Brush your hair into a very high pony tail, slightly back from the top of your head. I like to use a boar bristle brush so all of the hair being pulled up lays flat with as few bumps as possible.
Next you’re going to create mega volume by teasing your pony tail. Don’t wimp out on this step! The bigger you make your pony here, the bigger and fuller your top knot will appear.
Now I like to gently smooth out the hair around the edge of the teased pony.
Time to create your top knot and make sure you have plenty of bobby pins on hand!
Begin to form the bun by gently bringing the teased pony forward. Pin down. Work slightly forward from the base of your pony tail, securing with bobby pins around the base.
At this point, your bun might be really high, so go ahead and flatten it down a bit by pinning from the top.
It always takes me a few tries to get this look just right, but when you’ve got it, spray liberally with a high hold hair spray! And that’s it!