Celebrity Hair and Makeup: Ashley Greene at 2012 People’s Choice Awards

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At the 2012 People’s Choice Awards last night, celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali teamed up with celebrity hairstylist Paul Norton to give Ashley Greene a hint of smolder with bold brows, bronze eyeshadow, stained red lips and shiny casual S curls.

Ashley Green makeup at 2012 People's Choice Awards

Face
Vanessa started by adding a bit of foundation and concealer to Ashley’s skin where needed using mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation and mark Conceal For Real Long-Lasting Hook Up Concealer. To warm up Ashley’s skin tone and accentuate the contours of her face, she added mark Matte-Nifficent Oil-Absorbing Powder and dusted mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder to her temples, under her cheekbones and chin. Then she used mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette to add a sheer, luminous glow to the cheekbones, brow bones and a touch on the bridge of the nose.

Cheeks
For a soft, healthy flush, a little of mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Peachy to the apples of the cheeks with fingers.

Eyes
Vanessa sweeped mark I-Mark Metallics Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Truffle all over Ashley’s lid and under her bottom lashes, blending to sheer at the crease and extending outward to elongate the eye. Next, she applied mark No Place To Run Longwear Eyeliner in Jet Set and Foxy Brown to frame the eyes and give them a feline resemblance. As always, mark Lash All You Want Mascara in Black was applied to make Ashley’s eyes a stand out feature.

On the brows, Vanessa used mark Brow Factor Hook Up Clear Brow Gel to strengthen Ashley’s brows, making them bolder and longer.

Lips
Using her fingers, Vanessa applied mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Cha Cha to the center of Ashley’s lips, gently pressing the color in and blending outward toward the edge, giving the lips a pop of color but keeping the line soft and easy.

Hair
On wet hair, use a generous amount of Joico’s Body Luxe design foam throughout, from the middle of hair to the ends and scrunched it into the damp hair.

Then, randomly take pieces of hair and wind them roughly around your finger in different directions in a dreadlock fashion.

Next, defuse the hair to create a rough natural texture without making the hair too full. Be sure to flatten and smooth the root area with your hands to avoid any root volume.

Once the hair is fully dry, begin taking 2-inch sections from the back of the hair at the nape spraying each section with Joico’s K-pak protective hair spray. Then, wrap each section around a 1-inch iron stopping about an inch and a half away from the ends, leaving them straight. With each section of hair, alternate from a 1-inch iron to a 1 1/2-inch iron, so that the look doesn’t seem too forced and structured .

Once you are done curling the entire head, lightly dab Joico’s K-Pak protect and shine serum on them on the straight ends of the hair. Then, gently run your fingers thru the hair in a comb-like fashion and twist some more random pieces for a little more interest. Finally, seal the deal with Joishape shaping and finishing spray to hold your shinny locks in place!       

You can find mark at meetmark.com and Joico at select salons nationwide.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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