We actually didn't recognize Ashlee Simpson when we first saw this photo from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere. Evidently the singer(??), tired of the whole rocker chick look, decided to dive headfirst into a cloud of pageant hair and ice blue eye makeup.
We'll admit we were a bit shocked to see Ashlee go full on glam, but we love that she's embracing her inner Real Housewives. Even though we thought the poufy hair with the dynasty earrings were a bit much, that icy blue eye makeup totally steals the show.
We could have done without the porn pink lip gloss (and that strange pursed lip look she seems to give in every photo), but we could have easily remedied that with a tissue and a matte nude lipstick.
Get the Look: To recreate Ashlee's "I'm ready for Miss Universe" coif, apply a volume-building styling cream like Living Proof ‘Full' Body Boosting Thickening Cream to damp hair. Then, flip your head and dry your hair using a diffuser with fingers attachment.
Flip hair back, part it on the side, and smooth the crown of the head with a soft bristle brush. Bring all the hair to the opposite shoulder of the part, and use a large barrel curling iron to curl large sections of hair.
Once curls cool, use your fingers to break apart the curls, and lift and shake hair for more volume. Finish by spraying hair with a light hold hairspray.
To get Ashlee's icy blue eye makeup, after prepping eye area with concealer or primer, apply a flesh or cream-colored eye shadow to entire upper eye area. Next, using a tapered contouring eye brush, apply a dark blue eye shadow like MAC Eye Shadow in Contrast to the outer half of the creases, in a back and forth motion.
Extend the eye brush out past the crease and down (in a v-shape) to the outer corner of your eyes. Blend like crazy. Next, apply an icy blue eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Iced Blue to the inner corners of your eyes with a small eye brush, extending the eye shadow to meet the dark blue shadow. Blend like crazy.
Then, use dark blue eyeliner like Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner in Navy to create a thick line along your upper lash line and a thin line along your lower lash line. If your eyes are not sensitive, use eyeliner to line the water line as well.
Now, use an eyeliner brush dipped in the icy blue eye shadow and line from the inner corners to the middle of the lower lash line (over the blue eyeliner). Blend with a smudger or Q-tip. Complete the eyes with 2-3 coats of your favorite volume-building mascara.
As for the lips, pretend you're not looking at her adult film pout and instead line your entire lips with a nude lip pencil like NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil in Peekaboo Neutral. Next, with a lip brush, apply a creamy matte nude lipstick like Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick in Kaylee.
We're not sure if Ashlee's new dramatic look means she's dropping the "rocker girl" image and perhaps reinventing herself into a Miss Universe contestant or new Bravolebrity. We certainly hope she goes the Bravo route. We're dying to see her in her own reality show and she certainly looks the part. Andy Cohen, are you listening??
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