How much does this photo make you miss Gossip Girl? Watching Blake Lively toss those sun-kissed beachy waves around each week was our happy place. She is one of those starlets that always looks amazing on the red carpet and last night's Turbo premiere was no exception.
Rocking those signature loose locks, Mrs. Ryan Reynolds showed off her "fresh face" with very little makeup to show off her blue eyes and tan. (Of course we're hoping that natural looking tan comes from a bottle. We would hate to think our style icon actually bakes in the sun.)
Get the Look: Blake has never been shy of her love of Kérastase hair products. She's been quoted several times over the years that she's a longtime fan. In fact rumor has it that Kérastase Lait Cristal Conditioner was inspired by the "Gossip Girl" starlet. So channel your inner Lively and use this conditioner in the shower, which was specially made to add shine, moisture, and volume to long hair.
Post-shower, apply a texturizing beach spray like Kérastase Spray A Porter Beach Texture Spray at the roots for volume, and finger comb a volumizing style cream or mousse like Kérastase Resistance Mousse Volumactive through hair to give it volume and flexible hold.
Next, dry hair only until it still has a little bit of dampness. Then throw it up in a ballerina bun while you do your makeup. (We know that sounds crazy but Blake has divulged this little tidbit as her hair secret in almost every women's magazine interview we've read.) Once you're finished with your makeup, take the bun down and you'll have romantic beachy waves! Voila!
Luckily Blake's minimal makeup look is as easy to achieve as her hair… Start by applying a gel-based mattifying primer like Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer to prevent the dreaded summer shine and ensure your makeup lasts all night.
For your eyes, all you need is a highlighter eye shadow like Physicians Formula Eyebrightener Multi-Colored Eyelighter in Natural Eyelight and a flat eye-lining brush. Using the brush, apply the eye shadow to the inner corners of your eyes, extending the line along the lower lash all the way past your eyeball. Take a smudger or your finger and blend the shadow into the lower lash line to soften and give the shadow a more diffused look. Finish by applying a couple coats of voluminizing mascara.
To get Blake's sun-kissed glow, use a natural-looking powder bronzer with the tiniest bit of shimmer like Orlane Bronzed Pressed Powder Soleil in Cuivre 02 with a large domed brush. You want to apply the bronzer where the sun hits you naturally—the forehead, nose, and chin. But, you also want to give your face a subtle sculpt by applying the bronzer below your cheekbones upward towards your temples. Then use the same brush to blend and soften any lines. Finish by coating your pout with your favorite sheer pink or rose lip gloss and ya done!
As the poster child of casual elegance, Blake has won her status as red carpet rock star with one of the most simple beauty regimens ever. Unlike other celebs who actually spend 4-5 hours creating their "natural look," Blake stays true to her California Girl roots and actually keeps it simple. And come on, how cute would it be to see her in her little ballerina bun, putting on makeup while her gorgeous husband asks her if his outfit is okay? (Ryan Reynolds was quoted saying he never leaves the house without getting Blake's outfit approval. Adorbs.)
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