Kat Dennings at amFAR Inspiration Gala, hair by Gregory Russel & MUA Beau Nelson #howtoguide

amfAR Inspiration Los Angeles 2014 – Red Carpet
HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 29: Actress Kat Dennings attends amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014



“We decided on a high shine wave set to complement Kat’s gown tonight.”


“On damp hair, I applied R+CO Chiffon Styling Mousse $27.00 through the roots and lengths of the hair.  Next I blew it out with a ceramic round brush and pin curled each section, securing with clips.  I then curled each section with a 1 inch curling iron and again pin curled to cool.


After hair was cooled, starting at the nape, I softly brushed out each section with a Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Hair Brush $205.00. 

Once brushed all the way through, I sprayed Serge Normant Dry Oil Finishing Spray $24.00 through the lengths and brushed again until I reached my desired shape. 

Finally, I pinned the waves where I wanted them and set the style with R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray $29.00.”



“Kat really is a natural beauty, so I wanted to accentuate that.  The inspiration for this look came from the beautiful colors in skin from classical paintings.  I wanted to heighten the beautiful skin colors I see naturally in Kat’s face and take them to a surreal level.”

“Skin was kept matte using Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation $48.00 on a flat brush. 
I used Cinema Secrets Concealer under eyes and on any redness, and powdered skin with La Mer The Powder $65.00

I used Bobbi Brown Blush $27.00 in Pretty Coral to give a soft natural flush to the cheek and sculpted the cheekbone and jawline using Surratt Blush in Grisaille to contour.  
Her eyelids are naturally a really pretty peachy-brown, so I mixed two shades of  NARS Blush $30.00 (Silvana and Gina) and washed them (using a soft domed shadow brush) over her eyelids, blending them to slightly above the crease of her eyes to give a heightened sense of color.  
On lips I applied Tom Ford Lip Color $50.00 in Casablanca, blotted it, and then dusted on a tiny bit of loose powder to make it matte.”


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