Lucy Hale admits that before her Teen Choice Awards hosting gig, she had no idea what twerking was until she did it alongside cohost Darren Criss. "They [the producers] were throwing things at us left and right: 'You're going to be in a onesie; you're going to be twerking.' The spontaneity of it all was a thrill," Lucy tells us. When she's not watching Miley Cyrus videos for dance tips, Lucy stars in ABC Family's hit show Pretty Little Liars and moonlights as the Mark cosmetics beauty brand ambassador. We talked to Lucy at the beauty brand's 10th birthday celebration, and she revealed her best beauty advice, travel skin care essentials, and more. Read on for more.
Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has lots to celebrate; she has been tapped by Avon's boutique brand Mark as its new brand ambassador. Her new roll involves more than just lending her visage to Mark's many ad campaigns, since Lucy will also be the spokesperson for Mark's m.powerment by Mark campaign, which helps to stop the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence against young women. She's following in the fashionable footsteps of past ambassadresses like Lauren Conrad and Ashley Greene.
"I'm incredibly proud to partner with a brand that is as passionate about empowering women as I am," Lucy said. "I've been a fan of Mark's products for years, but it was important to me to work with a brand that is truly about beauty on the inside and the outside." Her first ad campaign will be a part of Mark's August Magalog, which is an extra special issue for the brand: it's the celebratory 10th birthday issue for the Mark brand.
No need to spend your Summer savings on a trip to the beauty counter. There are plenty of drugstore gems that are perfect for the season, and will have others asking, "Now where did you get that?" From your manicure to your lip color, we have five wonderful beauty buys that will cost you less than $15 each. On Kirbie: Zara dress. Polish by China Glaze in Papaya Punch.
When creating the hair look for Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2012 runway show, Tresemmé celebrity stylist Jeanie Syfu was inspired by the designer's mix-of-textures assemblage of sequins, knits, leathers, and metallics. But she also looked to something beyond the surface, exploring a "woman on a journey of self-discovery."
"I wanted the hair to look undone, and not perfect," Syfu explained. And that meant embracing models' natural texture: no curling and/or flat irons were used, and even the brushes stayed in their drawers. So be prepared to get blown away; see more of the undone side buns, along with tips for getting the look at home, now.
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Vanessa Scali, the makeup artist behind Ashley's red carpet look, said, "We wanted to create a soft, glowing goddess look to complement her beautiful Alexis Mabille Couture dress. The overall look was golden skin, soft blushed cheeks, champagne shimmer and a softly lined eye."
- Getting that glistening eye is simple. First, start out by applying a champagne shadow all over the eyelids and just under the bottom lashes. Scali used I-mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Nomadic ($5).
- Then, line the upper eyelids using a waterproof gel-based liner. Scali used the black portion of the brand's Keep It Going Eyeliner and Shadow in Entourage ($10).
- For a dramatic finish to provide lots of depth, add a metallic shade of black liquid liner on just the very base of the lashes. Scali used Get in Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Painted Black ($6). And that's the way you do shimmer without going overboard.