2.07.2012

How To: Gossip Girl Blair's Wedding Hair/Makeup--Valentine's Makeup

I'm so happy to be back!

Looking for a sweet, romantic look for Valentine's Day? How about one that is easy and cheap to do with drugstore products? Here's a look I created inspired by Blair Waldorf's wedding on Gossip Girl. Even if you don't watch the show, it's a pretty look. Let's get started:
  • I used Milk (I've previously written about it here) Jumbo Eye Pencil by NYX as my eyelid primer. I also lined my water line with it to make me look more awake.
  • Next, I patted the pink shade from the Wet N Wild trio Sweet as Candy all over my lid. I dragged it under my bottom lashes too.
  • Using a crease brush, I used a windshield wiper motion to apply the brown shade above my crease. I have hooded lids, so I apply my crease shade above my crease. Otherwise, just sweep it along the crease.
  • I lightly brushed the lightest shade under my brow bone and in my inner corners.
  • With the ELF liquid liner, I lined only my top lashes. Blair's was much thicker than mine.
  • After curling my lashes, Rimmel Scandal Eyes in black coated them.
  • I completed the look with Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting and Revlon Lip Butters in Berry Smoothie. I shared my review of Lip Butters here.
  • To get Blair's exact look, use Chanel products, like the eyeshadow quad in 47 Dunes ($58), Chelsea gloss ($28.50), Imitable mascara ($30), and blush in Imprevu ($43)

Smiling with your eyes closed=awkward!
  • To get Blair's hair, use a two curling wands--I used a 1 in and a 1.5 in. 
  • I primarily used the 1.5 curling wand (mine's from Remington) I wound 1/4 inch sections of hair away from my face and held for 5 seconds.
  • Some pieces were a little larger and I curled them toward my face.
  • I took random pieces and curled with the smaller curling wand.
  • I pulled each piece after curling it to loosen the curl and create more of a wave.I also ran my fingers through my hair to make it messier-looking. If curl falls fast in your hair, then skip this step.
  • To define pieces and create more of a beachy wave, I used a styling paste.
Let's pretend I have on a tiara, k?


Do you ever copy a look seen on tv?

PS: Giveaway tomorrow! International! Exclamation points!

29 comments:

  1. very beautifully done, elle! the curls are so pretty :)

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  2. You did a great job with this look!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this look–anyone you picks Blair over Serena's got my heart!

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  4. Love the pink eyes! That's definitely a look I'll try. This also reminds me how much I want a curling wand.

    P.S. Glad to have you back!

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  5. Beautiful! I have hooded eyelids, too, so it's always nice to see tutorials done by others with the same features that I have.

    The pink makeup and soft curls compliment each other perfectly!

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  6. Aww, this is a sweet look. I like the pink lip.

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  7. Beautifully done Elle! I love your eye shadow, and your hair. I'm not a big fan of TV so no, I can't say I tried recreating any looks I've seen there. But you, you're so good at this!

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  8. Brilliant job as usual Elle! Love the colour palette on you!

    have a wonderful day sweetie!

    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  9. You are so cute! and you kind of look alike. Love that photo of your sparkling pink eyeshadow.

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  10. oh wow! i love this. i often copy people's eyeliner on TV, haha xx

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  11. Wow Elle you did an excellent job I love the colors and your hair is gorgeous as usual.

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  12. You look GORGEOUS in that picture!! I wish I was as talented as you with hair & makeup!!

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  13. Loving this sweet makeup tutorial! Perfect for Valentines day. Thanks for sharing!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Love how you recreated the look! You did a wonderful job on your eyes especially :) The lip color is perfect on you too!

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  15. So pretty! I always love pink eyeshadow, but I'm super pale and can't pull it off.

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  16. you are one pretty lady!
    what styling paste do you use on your hair?

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  17. What a beautiful look! I love everything about it and would love to give it a try.

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  18. You guys kind of look alike & your hair looks gorgeous with the curls! I often copy makeup looks from magazines.

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  19. Welcome back! Love both, the make up and the hair. I'll copy the make up from What Not To Wear sometimes, but I need her tutorial. I can't just see it and be like...oh, I'll make myself that pretty, too. I'd get totally lost.

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  20. So pretty! I've never watched Gossip Girl, but love this look. :)

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  21. I'm so glad that I am not the only one watching Gossip Girl! I also thought her makeup and hair was pretty. I do miss seeing her headbands :(
    Hope you're having a great week.

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  22. ohhh love this! you did a fantastic job! love that pink and of course love GG!
    xx

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  23. LOVE what you did with the eyes. I have similar colors so I'm definitely going to try this!

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  24. Wow, you are so talented with makeup Elle, that looks amazing! I love the soft pink eyes--I'm trying this one for sure!

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  25. i love the hair and also the make up.. i think im gonna try that one on valentines day :)
    -michaela
    http://ourdailyescapades.blogspot.com/

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  26. Such a gorgeous look! I love G.G.
    I'm your newest follower and would love if you followed me back through Google Friend Connect as well :)

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  27. Such a gorgeous look! I love G.G.
    I'm your newest follower and would love if you followed me back through Google Friend Connect as well :)

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  28. GORGEOUS!! love this look ELLE!!

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