Get the look : 2016 Met Ball Gala Edition

It’s the couture event of the year, drawing the biggest celebrities of the moment, all decked out in the most unusual, avant garde garb imaginable. Yet there was so much more to the Met Gala this year than the out-there fashion (although everyone is definitely still buzzing about Madonna’s barely-there getup, Katy’s Tamagotchi, and Kanye’s eyes).

The one area almost everyone stood out was in the beauty department. Bold and fearless, the makeup from this year’s Met Gala Manus x Machina theme conjured up wild, daring looks with a metallic bent. Make some of these styles your own with a few pieces of beauty booty from our vast selection.

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Taylor Swift stunned in a shocking Louis Vuitton dress with a snakeskin-like finish. What better way to complete the look than with head-turning lipstick? Her grungy take on glam was punctuated by a vampy pout. Make it your own by slicking on Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Lipliner in Couture ($12.99) to achieve a pop of edgy color.

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Does anyone exude glamour quite like Cindy Crawford? The beloved supermodel stood head and shoulders above the rest, hitting the red carpet in a slinky, floor-length silver gown and smoothed down, center-parted hair. To achieve a similar look, control frizz and windswept strands with Joico K-PAK Smoothing Balm ($13.42). You’ll look just as chic – even if all you’re wearing are your tried-and-true jeans and a white tee.

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Lady Gaga never fails to stun with her enigmatic looks. This year’s Atelier Versace ensemble was no different. She complemented the look with big hair and thick eyebrows, both overtly reminiscent of the 1980s. Don’t fear the thick brow; when it’s perfectly groomed, it has the power to completely transform your face. Use the twist-up bareMinerals Frame & Define Brow Styler ($14.99) to mimic this courageous look. The included brush helps blend in the rich, dramatic color.

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It’s not easy to pull off cranberry-toned eye shadow. Yet when done right, it can serve as the perfect finishing touch for a golden dress. Jemima Kirke showed how it’s done, flaunting an ornate Chanel gown and berry-kissed eyelids. You can emulate this look by applying Youngblood Pressed Individual Eye Shadow in Bordeaux ($15.99) to your lids. Finish with strong black eyeliner to round out your devilish look.

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If ever there was a smoky eye to be envied, it was that of Olivia Wilde at this year’s Met Gala. The pregnant actress paired her stunning Michael Kors Collection gown with statement jewelry from Jennifer Fisher and heavily metallic eyelids. Packed with shimmery grays and blacks, her lids were so dramatic they almost upstaged her dress. The Glo Minerals Metallic Smokey Eye Kit ($23.65) has everything you need to achieve a similar look. (Tip: Use a wet brush to achieve maximum color payoff.)

How to Get Taylor Swift’s Side-Braid Hairstyle

Taylor Swift’s Side-Braid Hairstyle

Here at The Beauty Place office, we are obsessed with Taylor Swift’s fantastic side-braid hairstyle.  We think it’s adorable, girly and what’s more, according to our resident stylists, it isn’t all that difficult to replicate!  So we sat them down and got them to give us the lowdown on our favorite hairstyle of the moment.

Here’s their 10-step guide to pulling off the look.

Step 1:Run Agadir Argan Oil Styling Mousse through your hair to both smooth and add styling hold to your hair.

Step 2: Spray your paddle hairbrush, such as the Bio Ionic Hybird Bristle Paddle Brush, with hairspray to control fly-aways and brush your hair to one side.

Step 3: Divide the unfastened ponytail in two (make sure each half is approximately equal).

Step 4: Twist the back section (the one closest to your neck) a single twist to help keep in any shorter layers that might wiggle free.

Step 5: Take a lock of hair at the longest point of the back section and pull it underneath the front section, wrapping it around to create a full loop.

Step 6: Now pull that same lock under the back section and loop it around the same way you did on the other side.

Step 7: Repeat this winding one more time each on both sides.

Step 8: Pin the hair ends of the winding lock underneath to hold it in place and make sure it is held tight.

Step 9: Pin any other little pieces that have fallen out in to keep everything neat and clean.

Step 10: Spray with plenty of hairspray to keep it all in place.

And voila!  You look like a star.



Get Taylor Swift’s straight look

Taylor Swift with Straight Hair

Taylor Swift has the most picture-perfect goldy-lock curls but recently she went straight! Her new stylish makeover is all the buzz. Excitement was already stirred up with a T Magazine photo shoot that portrayed a glamorous Taylor Swift with straight hair, blue eye shadow and red lip color. Now, the country star has been seen with stylish straight hair and bangs. Surprisingly, she took the straight look off camera.

Get Taylor Swift’s straight look with these straight-forward tips:

  1. Condition your hair with moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that protect your hair from heat.
  2. Blow dry your hair straight, pointing your hair dryer downwards.
  3. For the blowout, choose a wide flat brush to taut your hair while drying it with the hair dryer.
  4. Run your hair through a flat iron after straightening with a dryer. Flat iron your hair in small sections and don’t stop at any point to avoid burning your hair.

For a more detailed how-to read: 7 Tips to Super Straight Hair

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