I love a glam and sexy look. Never one to like the overpainted face, the simple and pretty fall look suits me just fine. With great skin, defined lashes, pretty lips and teased hair, who wouldn't look sexy as a kitten? The inspiration for these simple-yet-beautiful looks? The Women of Hitchcock movies (think smoldering blonds) and Edie Sedgewick, Factory Girl Extraordinaire. If you need some help, check out Hitchcock Style, a book full of super images. Sienna Miller will also channel Edie Sedgewick in next years Factory Girl.
ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOUR LONG LASTING LIPSTICK in Red Attitude or Pink Parfait are perfect for the pale or bold look you can work lipwise with simple makeup. I love how smoothly this lipstick goes on, and they have a terrific range of colour. The Pink Parfait gives a sublime pale lip, perfect if your working the demure sex kitten look.
ESTEE LAUDER EXTREME INTENSE LIPCREME in Conga or Fubuloso are also terrific lon-wearing colours. A little bit creamier than the other choice, i don't like the colours as much. However, Conga is the palest of pale, which may work brtter than such a pink tone on some skin colours.
IMAN LUXURY LIP SHIMMER in Sexy is what Lesley swears by. The hint of shimmer gives total sexpot lips. Besides being gorgeous, it is totally inexpensive. LOVE!!
NARS SKIN BRIGHTENING SERUM is what I swear by to rejuvenate my skin. Now that we are beyond the all-out dewy look, this stuff is key. Not only does it moisturize, but it gives the skin a natural looking glow. If you are rocking simple makeup, you best also be rocking flawless skin.
BENEFIT BABE CAKES EYELINER in Sophia is dreamily easy to put on. A liquid liner cake, the genius angles brush makes for easy application. Whether you emphasize the corners, do a minimalist line, or whatever else your heart desires, this is the tool to use. It is essential in creating the lovely factory girl look.
REVLON COLORSTAY OVERTIME LASH TINT in Black is our editrix's new addiction. She claims you can wash your face, run a marathon, and do other such tasks all without a fade from this mascara. More compact then most tubes, it can easily be stuck in a pocket or purse. If Lesley loves it, you know it's good.
LANCOME COLOUR FOCUS EXCEPTIONAL WEAR EYE COLOUR in Enhancing Citrus, Daylight or Peep is great if you want to enhance with shadow. The colours stay on forever and don't crease. Remember, pale is the only way to go.
ACE 8" TEASING COMB is the most important tool in achieving kitten-ish hair. You have to start at the root and work out, and the long tail helps divide into sections. What is the difference between this and any old comb? The teeth alternate in length, which is absolutely essential in proper hair tease-grippage.
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE CREME DE COCO, STRAIGHT, GLOSS, SUMOTECH AND EXTRA STRENGTH HOLDING SPRAY are all divine products to polish off your look. Teasing works best on squeaky clean hair (no oil to weigh it down) and the Creme de Coco shampoo smells just like the beach in summer. After a good wash, brush and add some Straight. I like to then dry and straighten with gloss as a way to deny frizzies. Finally, I dip into the tiniest amount of sumotech, rub it into my hands and add it to my hair. Then, Tease away by separating, teasing, and spraying with hold. YOu can do a teased ponytail, chingon or updo and look tres sophistique!