I started by spraying a few things on my hair to create volume and to help the style hold. This included thickening spray at the roots. I then created a dramatic part starting at the arch of my eyebrow. I took one inch sections in the front, teased the base and used a large curling iron to curl the hair. After I curled it I created a stand up pin curl on base, meaning it is set on top of itself. This is all to create volume. Ann Margaret had lots of volume in her hair style.
|Bumble and Bumble prep sprays. (left) Sectioning the front for curls (right)|
I created three on top and then worked my way around the entire head. This look isn't about making the hair curly as much as it is making is voluminous.
|Three stand up pin curls with a good tease at the base of each. It doesn't have to be neat.|
|You can see how big the pin curls are and how much they stand up.|
Now that my hair is setting, I moved on to the makeup. I started by applying a face primer. I used a Sephora brand primer, but you can use any brand you like. It really does help to even out the skin and makes your makeup last longer. I also used an eyeshadow primer, Urban Decay, to help the eyeshadow stay and reduce creasing. I used my usual foundation, Makeup For Ever HD. I then lined my waterline with a white eyeliner pencil to make my eyes look bigger. This makeup look has more emphasis on the upper eye area with a clean under eye.
I then accentuated my eyebrows and slightly changed the shape making them fuller and rounder. I used a brown eyeshadow.
|White eyeliner on the water line (left) Fuller and rounder brows (right)|
I covered the entire lid with a dark gray called gunmetal from the Urban Decay Naked Palette and then swept a medium matte color across the crease of the eyelid. I applied these using my brush kit, also a Sephora brand. I rarely use the brush that came with the Naked Palette.
|Gunmetal is the last on the right and the brown I used was Buck, the fifth from the left.|
I used liquid eyeliner, but here is a little trick to get a clean wing on the outside corner of the eye. Use scotch tape to create a barrier. Once you are finished remove it and you will have a clean line every time. Add mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
|Scotch tape mask for eyeliner (left) Another view of the eyeshadow (right)|
Finally, I added some contour to the cheek bones and finished with a dusting of loose powder and red lip. Now it's time to take down the hair.
|Contouring and a light blush (left) Taking down the pin curls (right)|
Brush out the curls lightly with your fingers, then tease more wherever you need it. Use a bristle brush to smooth everything out and spray the hell out of it with hair spray. Another tip is to use the pointy end of a rat tail comb to add volume to areas that need it by lifting that area carefully. The goal is to get a large wave or waterfall effect in the bang area.
|The finished product!|
And here is the photo I used for inspiration.
|Ann Margaret, Hollywood Icon|