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Get The Look: Rashida Jones Weekend Look

Published October 19, 2012 by leaveittogossip


UPDATE: We got the scoop from Rashida’s hairstylist, Rob Talty, on how he created her fishtail braid! Scroll down to get the deets.

Is it us, or does Rashida Jones get prettier by the minute? Between her glowing skin, hazel eyes, and perfectly piece-y bangs, our girl crush on Ms. Jones just never stops (and after seeing the Harvard cutie in her self-penned comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever, we’d say we’re definitely stalkers fans for life). Just in time for hump-day weekend planning, Jones debuted a trendy-yet-pretty look at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills that we’re dying to try out. We got the scoop from Mark Cosmetics celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg on exactly how to get her dramatic eyeliner and peachy glow.

Greenberg started by applying Got the Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion SPF 15 in Medium 8 to even out her already-gorgeous bronze complexion. The key to that otherworldly glow? A combination ofBronze Pro Bronzing Powder and Light Show Illuminating Face Powder were applied all over the face. Last but not least, Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Peachy was swirled onto the cheeks.

For her sexy, modern-Cleopatra stare, Greenberg applied I-Mark Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in Biscotti all over the lid, followed by Nightly and Galactic on the outsides of the eyes to create an elongated effect. Along the top lash line Greenberg applied Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Surreal (a deep navy), while underneath the eye, she placed No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Indigo Girl. Finally, those lush lashes got a coat of Lash Act Build and Define Mascara to add that extra hotness factor. As a finishing touch, Greenberg applied Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Toasty for a chic, shiny-nude lip.

And how about that hair? Rashida’s hairstylist, Rob Talty, created what might as well be the world’s most perfect fishtail braid. Talty prepped Rashida’s hair with Rene Furturer Okara Activating Mist to add shine and moisture, then created a fishtail braid (need a refresher on fishtails? You’re welcome). Once the braid was complete, he pulled it apart “just enough to add a little more volume, and make sure it wasn’t too ‘neat’ or perfect.” The finished look got a spritz of Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray for added texture. The result: a tousled-yet-shiny braid that we’re dying to try out for our dinner date tonight!

Are you digging Rashida’s look as much as we are?

60 Second Sock Bun!

Published June 28, 2012 by leaveittogossip

60 Second Sock Bun!!

The 60 second sock bun was a MAJOR hit in the MG offices. You can catch a few of our girls in the office rocking one on a weekly basis. Their buns look like a hair dressers masterpiece, but they did it themselves in a matter of a minute! We sourced a blogger named Emily to walk us through the steps.Click here for Emily’s full entry.


Step 1: Start with your hair out and messy. No need for brushing or whatever if you’re going for texture! Dig through your mans socks and find one with a whole or a missing mate so he won’t be mad, and chop off the toe:) (The longer the sock, the bigger your bun!) Next start rolling the side over onto itself to make a little sock doughnut. Make sure to not worry about rolling tightly, because you’ll get more size if your doughnut is loose!

Step 2: The next thing you’ll do is to pull your ‘underbrushed’ hair back into a high ponytail (or however high you want your bun), put your thumb and forefinger through the whole on your sock doughnut, and grab your ponytail about halfway up. Once you’re to this point you’ll of course pull your hair through and start wrapping your hair around the sock from the middle to the outside.

Step 3: Once you have the ends of your hair tucked around the doughnut, make sure they’re spread around the doughnut enough to start covering up the color a bit, and start rolling! Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’, you’re going to want to keep spreading your hair around the sock as you roll the inside to the outside, coaxing the sock closer to your scalp. Once there  your hair will keep the sock from going anywhere! No bobby pins required! And you’re done!