Top hairstylists and makeup artists reveal their favorite trends of the season
1. Rich Hair Color
"The holidays are a time of year steeped in tradition and jewel tones, so 'tis the season to enrich your hair with color," says Amanda Williams, celebrity hairstylist (she's worked with Ellen Page and Bryce Dallas Howard) and owner of Arabella Salon in Portland, Oregon. She recommends getting a professional treatment with Davines' gentle, plant-based Finest Pigment gloss ( click here to locate a salon near you). "It only lasts six to eight shampoos so it's an extremely non-committal way to create depth and luxurious shine," says Williams. Translation: There's no excuse not to pair emerald earrings with red-tinted tresses.
2. Look-at-Me Lips
"I love red lips-they're eternally chic and look especially festive during the holidays," says Troy Surratt, the makeup guru behind Maggie Gyllenhaal's oft-deep-colored pucker. "If you have reservations about an opaque formula, try a sheer one like Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick, which is universally flattering and great for kisses under the mistletoe."
Another deep-yet-more-subtle option according to Julie Harris, Anne Hathaway's makeup artist, is a soft berry stain-a must-do whether or not you wear lipstick on top. "A stain won't rub off during holiday parties," says Mai Quynh, who works with Megan Fox and Kristen Stewart. "I really like Mark Kissink Lip Tintmarker in Red Siren-it's a highly pigmented, smudge-proof marker that's great for layering underneath lipstick for staying power."
3. Silver or Gold Eye Shadow
For a festive come-hither stare like Charlize Theron's "try a touch of silver or gold on the eyelids," says celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow (Mary-Louise Parker is a regular), who recommends Tarte Lock & Roll in Gunmetal and Jemma Kidd Dual Illuminator in Champagne.
4. Pumped-Up Lashes
Megan Fox knows how to enhance her bombshell status: "There's no better way to amp up your look than with long, lush lashes. I'm a huge fan of mascara-I love that women can wear oodles of it and it never reads as makeup," says Bret Freedman, who uses CoverGirl LashBlast in Very Black on clients like Emily Blunt and Vanessa Hudgens.Megan Fox
5. Rosy Cheeks
Diane Kruger (pictured here) had the right idea when she paired rosy cheeks with a sparkling dress. "The holidays are great for wearing rouge," says Angela Levin, Reese Witherspoon's makeup artist. For her part, Levin favors colors that have a touch of gold ("When you smile, it picks up the light beautifully"). In particular, she's a fan of Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect. "They have tiny bits of gold and bronze in them. I use them on a lot of my clients and it gives their cheeks a dewy look." Levin says that the Coral and Pink shades go well with any skin tone but that she uses the whole of the spectrum.Diane Kruger
6. Plaited Wreath
"Braids are a fun, easy way to wear your hair for the holidays," says Mara Roszak, TreSemmé celebrity stylist (she's worked with Jessica Biel and Halle Berry, to name a couple). For an effortlessly chic updo, try milkmaid braids: A runway favorite (they were most recently seen on the Emanuel Ungaro spring 2011 catwalk), they're also party-ready. To mimic Jessica Alba's plaited look, stylist Andre Rodman of Rita Hazan Salon (Zoe Saldana is a client) says to begin by parting hair down the middle and weaving a low braid on each side (those with shorter locks might try incorporating extensions). Wrap each braid around the top of your head, using pins to secure.Jessica Alba
7. Jewel-Tone Eyes
"I love navy, deep green, and purple for jewel-tone smoky eyes," says Turnbow, who suggests smudging Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil around the lash line and crease and finishing with By Terry Powder Eye Shadow in Mure Nocture.
"If the thought of sparkling sapphire or emerald green intimidates you, try layering them on top of a gray or black shadow," says Quynh. "The result won't be too overpowering because the gray or black will dilute the intensity of the color."Scarlett Johansson
8. Bold Eyeliner
"My favorite holiday beauty trend is lining the rims of the eyes with a waterproof liner like Dior Crayon Eyeliner Waterproof in Noir Trinidad-it takes very little effort, and the look is instantly sexy," says Surratt, who adds that, "Using a waterproof pencil works well because you are applying it to the 'wet line' of the eye and tears can wash away an ordinary eye pencil."Beyonce Knowles
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