Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at Time’s 100 most influential people gala earlier this week.
Like most worker bees, my 9 AM office routine follows a fairly familiar pattern. Trudge zombie-like towards coffee, browse my inbox for 10 minutes, then head to a gossip site to catch up on some celeb happenings. (Especially here, beauty news is important!)
This morning, I found myself swooning over a photo of America’s favorite newlyweds: the Timberlakes. While we don’t all have red-carpet galas to attend, these looks are still perfect for a night out on the town or a formal summer wedding. The former Ms. Biel looked radiant with bronze smoky eyes and a Bridgette Bardot-esque ‘do, and her beau looked particularly dashing in his updated 20/20 Experience look—we love the side-swept hair and fitted tuxedo. Whether you’re heading to a sophisticated fête or just a dinner with friends, follow these grooming tips to snag this A-list couple’s style.
Warm up your complexion with a luminizing tinted moisturizer like Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint in Natural. To score flawless, smooth coverage use beautyblender®’s makeup sponge and follow this stippling application technique.
Cop Jessica’s bronze smoky eyes with Jouer’s long-lasting Crème Eyeshadow in Cashmere and follow this handy tutorial. Sweep a pale peachy blush from the apples of your cheeks back toward just below your temple. Opt for powder to gently build up the color like Benefit’s Coralista. Add texture to your strands with SHU UEMURA’s Volume Maker and gently tease sections of hair around your the top of your crown to up the volume. Create a center part, and pull the front sections of your hair back to create a half-pony, and secure with a comfy, black twistband hair tie.
Now for the hard part: transforming the Birchbox Man on your arm. Since JT’s golden mop of curls practically headlined NSYNC’s No Strings Attached Tour, we suspect that the crooner is using a chemical process to straighten his locks. If your dude embraces his ringlets, encourage him to work a few dabs Kérastase’s Bain Capital Force Gel. Unlike the overpoweringly musky gels of his teen years, this firm-hold gel tames frizz without that unattractive dipped-my-head-in-a-vat-of-oil effect. If your date’s got straight hair, nudge him towards a softer-hold formula like TOWELDRY’s Crème Styler. Bonus: feel free to work either of these topnotch formulas through your own hair when you’re running low on product. Casually cue up this illuminating how to side-part video on your laptop and aim the screen in his general direction. Help him complete the dapper look with a set of killer pearly whites. Marvis whitening toothpaste effortlessly does the job and looks a lot hipper than that industrial-sized tube of Colgate.
(Photos: © Joe Stevens/Retna Ltd./Corbis)
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