We guess it took a prince and a palace to get Taylor Swift to wake up out of her bang daze and add a little variety to her look. Swifty showed off her faux bob made up of shiny pinned-up curls while singing "Living on a Prayer" with Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William. Not a bad Tuesday night.
Of course the songstress wore her signature black eyeliner. She would simply start rocking in a corner in a catatonic state if she gave up her usual bangs and eyeliner at the same time. That's just crazy talk.
We did LOVE Swifty's shade of pinky red lipstick and the subtle flush to her cheeks. She does need to watch her eyebrow-plucking situation though. Those brows are shrinking faster than her list of potential suitors.
Get the Look: To get Taylor's sleek faux bob, start by spraying a volumizing spray like Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray on the roots of your damp hair. Blow out hair using a large barrel brush.
Next, dividing hair in 1-inch sections, use a 1 ½ inch curling iron to curl your entire head of hair. Once curls have cooled, rub a few drops of shining serum like L'Oreal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum and smooth through hair.
Then, take individual curls and roll them upwards into pinwheel shapes and pin them at the nape of your neck. For the front, break up the curls with your fingers and loosely pin the face-framing curls.
To copy Swifty's eye makeup, after prepping upper eye area with a primer or concealer, apply a cream or flesh-colored eye shadow. Then, apply a shimmery champagne eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Eye Wash in Champagne to your eyelids.
Next, use a matte brown eye shadow like Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Secret Service to contour your creases and give the eyes more dimension. Contour the creases by using a contouring brush, in a back and forth windshield wipers motion, and then blend.
Apply a shimmery highlighter eye shadow like Cover Girl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Blazing White below your eyebrow arch and in the inner corners of the eyes. Then, use black eyeliner to create a line along the upper lash line that gets thicker as you get closer to the outer corner of your eyes. Use the eyeliner to line the lower lash line and then blend with a smudger or a Q-tip.
Get Taylor's "I just kissed a boy and I'm going to write a song about it" flushed cheeks by applying a gel cheek tint like Ulta Cheek Stain in Desire to the apples of your cheeks with your middle finger. Then, use fingers to blend in a clockwise motion and up towards the temples to give your cheeks an extra lift.
To copy Swifty's pucker, line lips with a neutral or lipstick-matching lip liner. Then apply a long-lasting magenta-red lipstick like Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Palomino with a lip brush. Blot with a tissue and then apply a second coat.
While Taylor may not have landed her own prince charming at the royal gala last night (where the hell was Prince Harry?), at least she looked like a princess. We think Swifty needs to make some big changes in 2014 to land her prince charming—we vote she starts with breaking down the wall of bangs permanently and (gasp!) throwing away the boring black eyeliner. If she doesn't like our suggestions, she should write a song about it.
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