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Monday, January 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Grammy's Best Beauty
How to Get Lorde's Beauty Look From the Grammy's
The Grammy's beauty may have been the most boring to-date, but newcomer Lorde (who took home two Grammys) kept it interesting, bringing her signature gothic vibe to the red carpet. Below, we break down her entire look from those gorgeous easy-breezy waves to her extreme nail art.
Hair While Lorde did spend some time with a flat-iron last night, we're thankful she didn't go pin-straight. She kept shape with messy waves and lots of texture. With naturally thick hair like Lorde's, the simple way to get this look is by straightening all of the hair, braiding it into two or three sections, and then pressing the straightener over the braids. Within 30 seconds, the texture should be set. Release the hair for natural-looking waves.
For those with naturally straight hair, get loose waves with a 1 1/2-inch curling iron. When wrapping around the wand, leave large spaces between the strand, releasing the hair in seconds. (The longer you leave the hair on the iron, the more it will look like a ringlet opposed to a wave.) After finishing the entire head, brush out the waves with a round brush. Apply texturizing spray all over the hair, scrunching with your fingertips to create hold.
Lips The pale singer proved the fairest of the fair can pull off dark purple lipstick. The trick is to keep the rest of the face bare except for a soft blush and bold brows. Creating a strong brow adds symmetry to the bold lip. When choosing a shade, go more red than brown for a tamer, less 90s-inspired finish.
Nails During her performance, we couldn't take our eyes off those oil-stained nails. All it takes is a simple dip dye. After painting the nails a dark blue or black, add basic color dye (a mix of blue, green and red will turn to black) to a bowl and dip your fingertips in for a few seconds. The dye will stain the fingers for two or three days max.