Ask Our Beauty Buyer: Part 1
Last week you tweeted us your beauty questions, now our beauty buyer Marlyn has your answers!
Amber: I'm trying to grow out my hair as quickly as possible. Any suggestions on how to this/new styles to try while in the process?
Growing out your hair can suck, but think of it as an opportunity to try new things with your hair. When bangs start to grow and get in your eyes, shift them to one side—you can use a mini flat iron to get them to go in the direction you choose. Another great trick is a small twist or braid to one side. Start with your bangs and add a section of longer hair to blend into the twist. Pin above the ear with a cute barrette
. As far as your ends go, adding a wavy or curl at the bottom hides dry or split ends. Use two large hot rollers (one for each side of the hair) to create a quick curl without looking like Shirley Temple.
Sara: What is best strategy when applying bold lip colors like coral & fushia? lip liner before/after stick? I was never taught!Marlyn:
Before is best, it gives you a shape to fill in. To keep color in place use concealer around the perimeter of your lips. To go one step further, blot lips with a tissues and then dust translucent powder over the tissue to hold color in place. Now you're ready to try out some bold lips, like these shades by PAUL & JOE
Beauty Tip: The Hair Bow
Put your hair in a ponytail on top of your head. (To get it in the right position flip your head upside down and brush the hair from root to tip to get it smooth and in the right direction.) Once you have the pony split it into two even sections. Bend the left section into a loop and pin on the ends on the back right side, do the same on with the other section in the opposite direction. Tuck any unruly pieces under the loops. That’s it! Easy. For an even easier way, try a clip-on hair bow like this one by Hershesons
. This look is great for a night out or for prom!