Tips For A Perfect Ponytail from Ouidad’s Morgan Willhite.

Runway Beauty Trend Ponytails Tail Tips from Ouidad Creative Director, Morgan Willhite

Always a constant in a woman’s hair repertoire, it now seems the ponytail is more of a hot trend than staple look. Curl driven, soft and wavy ponytails were spotted on a plethora of runways at New York Fashion Week over the last few days. From the looped and tucked tails at Carolina Herrera to the embellished ponytail twists at Derek Lam, locks in favor of ponytails were clearly polished, playful, setting the stage for hair trends in 2012. Morgan Willhite, Creative Director at Ouidad offers her expertise to replicate these runway inspired ponytails for curly girls nationwide.

“The best part about ponytails is that they are low maintenance yet they look high fashion. Although they are a great option for most hair types, they are especially attractive on curly hair,” says Willhite. Ponytails can be fun or sophisticated and the only requirement is that your hair is at least medium length. “All you need is a touch of the Ouidad Clear Control pomade, a few sprays of the new Frizz and Fly Away Fighter and a hair elastic to make this trend work for you,” says Willhite.

Morgan’s Tail Tips

  • Brush your hair with a comb or the Ouidad Double Detangler ($24 at Ouidad.com) and apply the Ouidad Climate Control Gel ($22 at Ouidad.com) throughout the hair to reduce frizz
  • Put an elastic band around your right wrist and hold your hair in your left hand; with your right hand brush the hair back smoothly; curly hair tends to be dry, so spray a bit of water to keep it damp as you work
  • Open the hand holding the hair as you brush the hair through; smooth out the front adding Ouidad Climate Control Gel to control curls
  • Use your left hand to slide the elastic off your right wrist and onto the base of the ponytail
  • Let some curls escape the ponytail for a romantic look
  • Try a loose ponytail if you have thick curly hair
  • Apply the new Ouidad Frizz and Flyaway Fighter ($22 at Ouidad.com) to the finished look to help reduce frizz and keep the flyaways tamed

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Fergie is the new face of Wet n Wild!

It was just announced that Fergie will be the new face of Wet N Wild! The ‘Black Eyed Peas’ singer will debut in new ads for the brand beginning this spring!

The beauty brand, a staple in the train cases of many budget-conscious YouTube gurus, has tapped the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman as its first celebrity spokesmodel.

“For me, this is really no risk whatsoever; it has always been a part of my life, so it is natural to me. I like to dive into things that haven’t been done before. That keeps me stimulated. Otherwise, life is boring,” the “Big Girls Don’t Cry” singer said of linking up with Markwins International, which owns Wet n Wild and its urban-targeted equivalent, Black Radiance.

Fergie will appear in new print advertisements for the collection’s assortment of lip colors, eyeshadows and nail polish. The campaign will debut this spring.

“I’m truly excited to be the global beauty ambassador for Wet n Wild. The brand delivers amazing palettes, unquestionable quality and is incredibly affordable. It’s a beauty trifecta that I’m proud to be involved with,” the one-time Kids Incorporated star added.

“In Hacienda Heights, there were a lot of beautiful chola girls. They wore Wet n Wild. I would watch them put on their eyeliners and lip liners at school. The big thing for the eyeliners was to heat them up and put on the black eyeliners smooth,” Ferg cracked in a chat with Woman’s Wear Daily this week.

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Laura Mercier Portfolio Animation

Laura Mercier is launching a new limited-edition “Portfolio Animation” collection that will be available this March-April. To go along with this collection she is releasing a range of new products for lips, cheeks and eyes that can all fit into the Custom Compacts. Check them out below.

Portfolio Animation Collection

Custom Artist Portfolio for Home & Away ($98.00, retail value of $120.00)
• Designed to carry all Flawless Face and Colour essentials
• Rigid outer shell case wrapped in metallic, pewter snakeskin material
• Includes four multi-size mesh cosmetic bags, easily removable with built in magnets
• Features Laura’s unique pocketed brush page
• Two refillable 6 and 3-well Custom Compacts that hold your favorite eye, cheek and lip godets

 

Lip Glaze ($20.00)
Laura’s new Lip Glaze is a lip gloss that provides sheer colour and shine to lips.

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Soft Pink
· Plum
· Lotus Bloom

Sheer Crème Colour ($22.00)
Laura’s new Sheer Crème Colour is a crème face colour that provides a soft veil of colour for a “bonne mine” (healthy glow) effect.

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Pearl Glow Veil
· Pink Cheek Veil
· Bronze Veil

Second Skin Cheek Colour ($24.00)

Laura’s is a micro-fine, innovative pressed powder that delivers natural colour and unprecedented wear with extreme comfort.
Available in five new, permanent shades (18 total):
· Heather Pink
· Peach Whisper
· Soft Iris
· Honey Mocha
· Sweet Mandarin

Eye Colour ($22.00)

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Merlot Sateen
· Golden Crème Luster
· Seashell Pink Sateen


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Natural Makeup Look With the Help of COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm!

I (Jocelyn) am not a huge fan of heavy makeup. Very rarely will I put a lot of eye makeup on. If I do – I’m going out with the girls, or out on the town with my husband. Other than that, I opt for a more natural look. One thing I’m NEVER a huge fan of, is lipstick. For me, I just don’t like the feel of it on my lips. I know Erin likes lipstick, but she has much better lips than I do! (Time to try lip injections? I kid, I kid.)

When we were asked to go out and purchase a COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm to review, I knew I was the one for the job. I picked two shades. First I grabbed “Grenache, Grenache”, #235. I love it! It’s a shimmery – mauve color. Slightly darker than my lips. Second, I picked “Clay Argile”, #260, which is pictured below. I am in LOVE with this color. It’s a beautiful pinkish/pearly color that looks very natural. My husband took this picture of me (above) wearing it. It’s natural and beautiful, and I love it! It completes my natural makeup look beautifully.

What I did for my makeup here, was started with a shadow primer. Then I topped it with a baby pink eyeshadow – all over my eyelid. Then, using a eyeliner brush I applied rose colored eyeshadow along my lashes – as an eyeliner. I lightly blended the two colors in, and finished it off with a coat of black mascara. I then chose COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in the shade “Clay Argile” or #260 (see below). I think it all goes together really well!  I think it’s a really beautiful way to wear your makeup this spring!

Please visit Glam.com’s Amazon store and check out all the beautiful colors available (and for so cheap!). 

Get the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft, lightweight feel of SPF 15 balm. Fortified with mango and shea butter, this feel-good formula leaves your lips feeling decadent and delicious. I love that this balm feels so smooth on my lips. It’s so nice feeling, I’m going to have to pick up more colors!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of COVERGIRL.

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