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Re-Create Oscar Night Glamour with Celebrity Stylist René Fris

Stars at last night’s Academy Awards brought on a flourish of stunning hairstyles, from the glam to the modern to the sexy. René Fris reveals insider tips on how to pull off these sought after looks effortlessly! Rene’s online stylist consultation service is a unique way to get celebrity hair stylist tips (just like these) from virtually anywhere – check it out at www.renefris.com.


REESE WITHERSPOON
Presenter Reese Witherspoon’s retro ponytail evoked Sixties mod fashion on the red carpet. To begin, apply a texturizing and lifting spray to hair and blow dry using a large round brush. Make sure to really lift hair at roots, creating epic volume which is essential to the look. Next, use a 1 and a half-inch curling iron to create loose waves and movement. Gather the hair up into a ponytail high up at the back of the head. As you do this, push hair forward to create lift at the crown. Use bobby pins to keep the ponytail in place. Set the whole look off with a coat of maximum hold hairspray.

MILA KUNIS
Black Swan star Mila Kunis looked positively gorgeous in this prom-esque do. Begin by parting the hair deeply to the side. Use a ¾-inch curling iron to create a wavy, tousled texture throughout hair. Allow a top section to drape loosely across half the forehead, gather the rest of hair together at the nape of the neck. Twist hair up and into a loose bun underneath its base, securing with bobby pins. Apply a shine boosting hairspray to finish the look.

GWYNETH PALTROW
Best Song performer Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek hair complemented her shimmery form-fitting gown perfectly. The star’s modern style looked sensational on the Red Carpet, but is also versatile enough to rock virtually anywhere. For this look, apply a shine serum throughout wet locks and blow dry straight with a concentrated nozzle attachment on the blow dryer. Part hair down the middle and style hair in sections with a 1-inch flattening iron. Finish the look with a shine boosting hairspray for a polished look.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE
20-year-old best actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence, looked hip and sexy with long layered waves. This look is simple but the results are head-turning. Begin by running a thickening lotion through damp hair. Blow dry using a paddle brush. Use a 2-inch curling iron to create sultry loose waves. Feel free to use hands to create more body and movement. Finish the look off with a medium-hold hair spray.

ABOUT RENÉ FRIS

René Fris is world renown in the field of beauty and grooming. His legendary styling skills have landed him many television spots, most notably as specialist on the European Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and co-host and mentor on Bravo’s Shear Genius. Born in Copenhagen, René currently resides in New York where he appears as a star stylist at Carsten Aveda Institute. Rene’s latest project on ReneFris.com allows him to cater to clients all around the world with an innovative web-based consultation service. René hopes to reach out to people everywhere, helping them uncover their personal style to look and feel their best!

Get Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar Hair – styled by Fekkai!

Frederic Fekkai’s Didier Malige styled Best Actress, Natalie Portman. I thought her hair was gorgeous!

INSPIRATION: A glamorous bohemian style that’s soft, romantic, and feminine

HOW TO:

1) Apply an anti-frizz product and volumizer before blow-drying the hair smooth using a round brush.

2) Then curl the hair using a 1” curling iron to create soft and feminine waves.

3) Next, create a foundation for the style by backcombing the bottom layers of the hair.

4) Sweep the hair to the left side of her face, securing with bobby pins.

5) For a finishing touch Didier used one of Natalie’s earrings as a shimmery accent piece.

6) Secure the look with a sheer hairspray.

She was so beautiful last night! I thought she looked great, and I was so happy she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Black Swan’.

Frederic Fekkai’s Renato Campora styled Presenter, Reese Witherspoon.

INSPIRATION: To compliment her gown, Renato channeled a mod-60’s high ponytail over combined with the top glamour

HOW TO:

1) Create the foundation for the style by applying Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel and the Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless™ Smooth Finish Serum.

2) Blow-dry hair with the Fekkai Large Round Brush to enhance fullness and volume.

3) Divide the hair into two sections.

4) Using a 1 ½ curling iron create movement and volume on the bottom layer.

5) Tease the roots of the top section to create the volume.

6) Finish the look by spraying Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray to secure the silhouette and shape of the style

I missed seeing Reese on the Red Carpet – but when I saw her on the show – she definitely did not disappoint! She looked gorgeous! Can’t wait for her new movie, ‘Water For Elephants’.

Awesome Fekkai news – their products are now available at Target! Woohoo! (It’s all I use on my hair). You can also buy them online here.

Make Up For Ever presents Tres Vichy

Make Up For Ever launches their Spring 2011 collection, Tres Vichy. I love the fun colors they are bright and peppy and perfect for spring. The lashes are absolutely adorable but I don’t know if I could handle a tiny bow in my peripheral vision, I might go crazy.


Très Vichy Eyelashes
What it is:
A limited-edition pair of faux lashes adorned with handmade bows.

What it does:
These faux lashes comes with the extra-special detail of a pink-and-white checkered bow on each lash strip. The lashes are designed with an extremely thin base that blends in with the natural lash line for subtle enhancement.

What else you need to know:
Includes adhesive to keep lashes in place. Lashes are reusable.

$19

Très Vichy Duo Eyeshadow Palette
What it is:
A limited-edition, exclusive palette featuring two full-size Diamond Shadows in shimmering pink and white.

What it does:
This fresh spring palette features Diamond Shadow, a long-lasting and highly pigmented color for the eyelids and cheeks. Decorated in a 1960s inspired pink-and-white checkered pattern, the palette also includes a mirror, perfect for the girl on-the-go.

This set contains:
2 x Diamond Shadow in Diamond White 301 (pearl white with chrome shimmer) and Diamond Pink 303 (cotton candy pink with shimmer)

$31


INTRODUCING HOURGLASS AURA CHEEK AND LIP STAINS FOR A BLISSFUL GLOW


Just in time for spring come Hourglass Cosmetics’ Aura, water-based, liquid gel stains for cheeks and lips. The pair can be worn together or solo. Either way they imbue the complexion with an ethereal, transparent flush and can be used to simulate the 70s-inspired, Californian look seen on spring runways. If spring makeup is about looking effortlessly chic, then the Aura range is right on the mark. The products enhance, illuminate and highlight without color overkill.

“The Aura collection is the ideal prescription for those in search of a lighter, more natural look,” says Carisa Janes, Founder and CEO of Hourglass Cosmetics. “They offer a totally unique finish between a tint and a stain.”

This new Aura cheek stain  is simply amazing! Its not too dark so those normally afraid of stains this is for you, it leaves the perfect tint to your cheeks that lasts. I tried the Petal color and its the perfect peachy blush and it went on great over my foundation. I love that the product is water based it feel great going on and I love how long it lasts.

Aura Cheek Stain – $45:
· Water-based formula with real staying power that gives cheeks a gorgeous lit-from-within glow
· Enriched with Vitamin E to help improve skin’s moisture retention
· Twist-click dispenser equipped with a sponge applicator for ease of application
· Free of oil, fragrance, and phthalates
· Available in three shades: Rouge (sheer rose); Flush (sheer red); Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer)

The lip stain has been perfected! I love  my Hourglass Aura Lip stain, the water based formula doesn’t dry my lips like some of the other stains I ‘ve tried. The great scent is a plus and I love the perfect tint it leaves my lips.

I have the Petal in the lip stain at first I worried it might be too orange but it comes out a soft peachy pink that leaves my lips looking natural but with a perfect pink color.
Aura Lip Stain – $26:
· Water-based, non-transfer formula offers a delicious wash of color, buildable coverage and a natural, semi-matte finish
· Beneficial ingredients include anti-oxidants like Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract plus an algae-based extract that addresses elastin and collagen degradation in the lips
· Flock tip applicator with a built-in twist mechanism for easy, even application
· Free of parabens, phthalates, fragrance and sulfates
· Available in three shades: Scarlet (sheer plum); Flush (sheer red); Petal (sheer pink/coral shimmer)

They are currently available at Sephora.com and will be launching shortly at Sephora, Barneys and HourglassCosmetics.com

Disclosure: Complimentary samples of the above mentioned products were sent to me for an honest review.