Emmys 2013: Kate Mara Hair, Makeup and Nails
Kate Mara set off her sexy, slitted J. Mendel gown with a sleek and modern bob, courtesy celebrity hair stylist Alex Polillo for Vidal Sassoon Pro Series. He shares with Solessence readers how you can get the look:
The Hair: Sleek, Glossy Bob
Alex and Kate went for a sleek, tight look to show off her new bob haircut. Alex and Kate were originally going to create a ponytail, but decided they wanted to pick a modern hairstyle that flaunted her new cut along with her white J. Mendel gown.
Here’s how Alex created Kate’s look:
- Starting with wet hair, apply a generous amount of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel throughout all of the hair and comb through evenly.
- Then create a deep diagonal side part for added drama.
- Using a Mason Pearson flat brush and a blowdryer on a medium setting, brush hair flat to the head and then follow with heat from the dryer. Use the nozzle to amp up the shine and create an extremely smooth style.
- Spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray from the roots to the length to set your style
- If the ends tend to flip out, use a flat iron to get them smooth and then finish the whole look with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extreme Smooth Combing Crème.
The Face: Warming trends
Celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell – Olwell used Orlane products for Kate’s warm and fabulously fall look for the Emmys. Get the white & gold look at home:
“To prep Kate’s skin, I began with the Orlane Elixir Royal, it gives such a nice canvas to the skin that it was perfect for the night. Next, we applied the Super-Moisturizing Light Cream, which I love because it is not greasy at all so it doesn’t break up the makeup but really holds it in place and is super moisturizing. Then, I applied a bit of the Crème Royale Yeux to her eyes.
For tonight, Kate is wearing a beautiful, long white dress with a bit of edge and a deep side part, so we wanted to go with a bronzy, gold look on the eyes and keep everything really warm.
For her eyes, I used a gold along her lids and then a bronze along the outside to create a more cat eye shape and then lined the inside of her eyes with a bronze eye pencil. To take her eyes to the next level, the Orlane Volume Care Mascara was key. I was so impressed with this mascara because it gives the lashes almost a lacquered look, which added to the edginess and made them look super long and voluminous. This mascara is amazing, I really love it! I also used the Highlight Care Brush to highlight the inner corners of her eyes, which really draws the audiences’ eyes to hers. Lastly, to define her brows, I used the Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown.
Then, I went in again with the Highlight Care Brush and applied it straight from the applicator onto her cheekbones. I also applied it on her cupid’s bow with my finger in a tapping motion to give her lips a poutier look.
Next, I used a big fluffy brush to apply the Orlane Bronzer right underneath the cheekbones. I tapped it on and the blended it out very well. This bronzer is great because it’s matte but there is still a tiny hint of a glow so it doesn’t look dead on the skin. The contrast with the highlight on the cheekbones is gorgeous and really gives more dimension to the face. Then, I brushed the bronzer along the hairline to complete the overall warmth that we were going for.
Lastly, to keep her t-zone from getting too shiny throughout the night, I applied a light dusting of the Transparent Loose Powder.”
The Nails: White Hot
Celebrity nail artist Kimmie Kyees used Red Carpet Manicure in White Hot to finish Kate’s look. After creating 15 looks, the actor chose a chevron design.