1. Warm complexions
The Expert: Dick Paige
The Details: With the Hollywood sign as his backdrop, makeup artist Dick Paige is inspired by desert beauty at Band of Outsiders. The result? Bright, natural eyes and a sun-kissed glow. To achieve this Paige warmed up skin according to tone by blending a trio of bronze, beige and plum blusher across the cheeks, bridge of the nose and forehead. Creamy gold shadow was then carefully placed around the eyes for a “halo” effect. “There’s no graphic element to this look. No strong brow, no mascara or liner,” he says, “everything is sort of diffused”—and not to mention gorgeous.
The Product: Try Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio in Plum. $40, shiseido.com
2. Matte White Nails
The Expert: Katie Jane Hughes
The Details: Also backstage at Band of Outsiders, lead manicurist Katie Jane Hughes painted clear matte polish over opaque white nails for a bit of edgy texture. “A matte top coat on shimmery tones have a velvet effect, but flat or cream tones turn into a nice chalky finish,” she says. Nails were kept short but filed to mimic the shape of cuticles for the most natural looking tips.
The Product: Try Butter London in Cotton Buds and Matte Finish. $15, butterlondon.com
3. Beach Waves
The Expert: Odile Gilbert
The Details: When it comes to trademark tresses, Veronica Lake ranks among the top according to Odile Gilbert who created this “cheeky” hairstyle with The Blue Dahlia actress in mind. To achieve it, Gilbert blow-dried hair into twists then wrapped sections using a 1”-inch barrel. For texture Gilbert raked curls with fingers and dry shampoo. She formed a barrette by twisting a section of hair to one side and pinning it low across the head. “The wave is the Hollywood look of it,” she says “It’s sophisticated Hollywood but going to the beach.”
The Product: For surfer texture, try Kerastase Powder Bluff. $36, kerastase-usa.com
4. Graphic Eyes
The Expert: James Kaliardos
The Details: A graphic eye never fails to make a statement and at Rodarte, James Kaliardos applied his with pinpoint precision. Inspired by L.A.’s “sleek lines” Kaliardos used an angled brush, paint pot, and pencil to create a deep sideways ‘V.’ He left the rest of the face bare with just a hint of color—a satiny mix of pinks and apricots—on the lips. Unsteady hand? Apply short strokes first, staying as close to the lash line as possible then retrace it. The overall idea is to build a thick line on the outer 2/3rds of your eye, gradually thinning it out as you move towards the center and inner corners.
The Product: Try Nars Black Valley Eye Paint with an angled brush. $25, narscosmetics.com
5. Sleek Ponytails
The Expert: Guido
The Details: With the help of a basic black headband, the ponytail is very now according to Guido the hair pro behind this clean and sporty look at Victoria Beckham. Before blow-drying hair away from the face, Guido applied a heat styling lotion to protect strands. He then secured hair into a low ponytail and slicked it back with a headband. It’s a streamlined style perfect for work or play.
The Product: Try Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion. $19, redken.com