Thursday, May 13, 2010

GIRL CRUSH: Kate Beckinsale at the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival "Robin Hood" Premiere

One of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer brought out the A-listers last night in Cannes. Kate Beckinsale looked nothing short of perfection. Tending to her tresses was the great Adir Abergel for Frederic Fekkai.

This updo screams sophistication and where else to wear such a style but at the Cannes Film Festival? Movie star glam to the max.

Here's how to get the look:

INSPIRATION: Abergel wanted to create something with lots of volume and structure to mirror the full chiffon skirt of the dress.  He wanted to pay a slight homage to the 1950's pompadour.

THE LOOK: To prep the hair, Adir first applied Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($23) all over the roots and then worked some Fekkai Full Blown Volume Styling Whip ($23) from the roots to the ends. Using a round brush, he blow dried the hair away from the face, and wrapped it around velcro rollers as the hair was cooling down to create extra body and movement.  Once it was completely dry, the velcro rollers were removed and Adir waved random pieces of hair with a medium size barrel iron.

To finish this look Abergel backcombed the hair, pulling all her tresses into a classic French twist, and securing with bobby pins.  He finished the look by hand raking the front of the hair to add volume in the front, inspired by a 1950's pompadour with texture, height and movement. He sealed the look with the Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($23).

I'm also loving this makeup -- sultry eyes, structured brows and glossy, mauve lip. Try Lancome Juicy Tubes in Fruity Pop ($18.00) for a barely-there pink with mega-shine.


Catherine said...

Wow! your blog is soo awsome... Loved reading it, couldnt stop once I started reading it. So many beauty tips..
I was searching for solutions for caring my damaged and frizzy hair.
Framesi helped me and made my hair easy to manage and style.

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