She may play a prep school queen bee on TV, but offscreen, actress LEIGHTON MEESTER doesn’t mind getting teased — especially at the hands of celebrity hairstylist SERGE NORMANT.
With big, sexy waves and a riot of gorgeous frizz, she’s the perfect model for today’s coolest trends.
GET HER LOOK:
Shock Waves – To help banish the haute high schooler Meester plays on Gossip Girl, Normant added texture to her hair by encouraging her natural wave.
First he spritzed her hair with a lifting spray and blow-dried it halfway, twisting pieces around his fingers. Then he wrapped small sections around a 1 1/2-inch-barrel curling iron “to give shape to any frizzy pieces,” and pulled the curls with his fingers to break them up. Finally, he used a tail comb to give her a middle part starting halfway back on the crown of her head, and added height there using hairspray.
- John Frieda Sheer Blonde Full-Blown Root Lifting Spray – Folica – $7.99
- John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Maximum Hold Hairspray – Hair Boutique – $6.40
Lips – To prevent Meester’s lips from looking washed out, makeup artist VICKY STECKEL used two different shades: a rosy pink under a pale bronze hue.
- Chanel Rouge Allure in Darling – Bergdorf Goodman – $30.00
- Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in 908 – Shu Uemura – $23.00
Eyes – As a base for the eye look, Steckel chose a coppery hue for Meester’s eyes to “add depth without overpowering her face.” Using her finger, she rubbed the darkest shade onto lids from the lash line up to the crease, then dabbed a clear gloss that has “the shiny look of Vaseline but stays put better.” She added dimension to the gloss by topping it with a cream shadow.
- Stila Gold Glow Eye Shadow – Stila – $26.00
- MAC Gloss Creme Brilliance – MAC Cosmetics – $17.50
- Nars Savage Cream Eye Shadow – Nars – $21.00
Eyeliner – Don’t stick to just the top lash line! To get the dramatic, retro-glam eye, Steckel lined her inner lower rims, then used a creamy black liner to create a thicker line on the outside of the upper rim, extending it just beyond the corners of the eyes. Worried about smudging? Use a fluffy eye-shadow brush to dust translucent powder over the liner.