Celebrity beauty tips: Brooklyn Decker’s faux careless braid

Braids are one of the big trends for spring and we love the faux careless version worn by Brooklyn Decker. The almost disheveled look helps to break away from the Goody Two-shoes image generally associated with braids. For Denis Binet – professional hairstylist, spokesperson for Pantene and Beauty Director for Montreal’s Fashion Week – it’s wearing braids in this spontaneous way that makes the style so charming. The key is to create a loose-fitting braid and to let a few strands of hair get away. This hairstyle is better suited for long hair and works best on locks that aren’t freshly washed.

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Celebrity beauty tips: Rooney Mara’s red lips

Red “femme fatale” lips are back. To wear this trend like the mysterious Rooney Mara does, be sure to define your eyebrows and keep your eye makeup soft and natural. According to professional Cover Girl makeup artist Amélie Ducharme, this trend works best with flawless skin and a touch of blush that shapes the cheek and balances the look. The most important? To choose the right colour of red and to contour lips using a lip pencil.

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Celebrity beauty tips: Julianne Hough’s luminous complexion and peachy cheekbones

As Julianne Hough knows, sun-kissed skin is the best way to welcome spring. By using an illuminator and applying creamy, peach-coloured blush she enhances her golden skin. The result? A healthy glow that attracts light. Only downside: our Cover Girl makeup expert would have chosen a softer eye by replacing the black mascara and eye liner with brown and bronze hues.

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Celebrity beauty tips: Kristen Stewart’s smoky eyes

This spring, the
smoky eye becomes lighter and softens the eyes. Blacks and greys are out, and colour is back in! This prune version works wonders with actress Kristen Stewart’s green eyes. Professional Cover Girl makeup artist Amélie Ducharme favours these tints to enhance hazelnut and blue eyes. In this case, the look is that much more successful if your makeup creates a perfect balance between an imposing eye, a neutral lip and a very soft blush on the cheeks.

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Celebrity beauty tips: Evan Rachel Wood’s 20s-inspired hair

Trendy on the international runways, the wet hairstyle has mostly been seen on long hair. Actress Evan Rachel Wood has opted to try the look on short hair by adding a crimped effect inspired by the roaring twenties. Professional hairstylist Denis Binet thinks the end-result is a success. But don’t be fooled, a sophisticated hairstyle such as this one takes some time to put together. A special occasion is needed to wear this number and your outfit has to be perfect from head to toe.

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