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Olivia Munn is certainly ready for her close-up: The Newsroom star was photographed in NYC on her way to a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman, looking like she stepped off an old movie screen.
We love her chunky, black-winged eye and finely penciled brows. And, of course, her fire engine red, retro lips made this look jump off our screen.
It doesn't hurt either that Olivia obviously takes good care of her shiny, healthy tresses. It looks like she abides by every grandma's golden rule of hair care: Brush your hair 100 strokes before bed (or she just uses really good conditioner).
Get the Look: Let's start with her shiny locks. The trick here is that you want to use a good daily conditioner, rather than a deep conditioner, when blowing out your hair. A deep conditioner can weigh down your hair and give you flyaways. No bueno.
Use a conditioner that prevents product build-up and removes shine-blocking deposits on your hair, like Rene Furterer Fioravanti Shine Enhancing Conditioner. Then use a silicone-free blowout styling product on wet hair, like Living Proof Straight Spray, which helps repel water and protects your hair from heat styling.
Use a medium barreled brush to blow out hair by sections. Use either a light hairspray or the Living Proof Straight Spray to seal in the blowout and to ensure you don't become a frizz ball. Hint: Do not go spray crazy with the hairspray or it can actually dull your hair. Just a quick coat.
To recreate Olivia's makeup, start by priming the upper eye area and applying a cream or flesh-colored eye shadow to the entire upper eye area. Next, use a black, waterproof eye pencil, like Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black to draw a line along your upper lash line. Make the line thicker as you get towards the outer corners of your eyes and flick the pencil upwards to create the winged eye. Finish by applying a couple coats of your favorite volume-building mascara.
To copy Olivia's bombshell brows, use a brow pencil, like celebrity-favorite Sania's Brow Bar Angled Mechanical Brow Pencil, to fill in your brows by creating small upwards strokes in the same direction your brow hair grows. Use the spindle on the other side of the pencil (or a disposal mascara wand) to brush your brows upwards, which blends the pencil with your natural brows.
Lastly, for the pièce de résistance: Recreate those shiny, red lips! Before that gorgeous red lipstick even hits your pucker, make sure you exfoliate with a nourishing sugar lip scrub like Fresh Sugar Lip Polish. This will ensure your lipstick applies evenly, by removing any dead skin and keeping your lips hydrated.
To get Olivia's retro red lip color, use a long-lasting, hydrating lip color with rich, saturated pigment, like Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy in 301 Gio. For a good drugstore option, try Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Rich Girl Red.
For those of you with unruly curly hair or who live in a super humid climate, a blowout is out of the question. Instead, try rocking this makeup look with your hair in a sock bun. But let's be honest, those bombshell red lips would even make a ponytail in a scrunchie look good.
(Um, we're not being serious about the scrunchie. Seriously, put it back in the bathroom drawer where it belongs.)
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