For an elegant, easy updo, try a high braided bun. Begin by brushing your hair toward the center back using an extra-large brush like the Extra Large Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Hairbrush. Secure your hair in a tight pony tail and wrap a small section of hair around the base of the ponytail and fasten with a bobby pin. To give the illusion of having longer or thicker hair, try adding a temporary hair piece like Braza It's a Wrap or POP Put On Pieces Stylemaker Hairwrap Hairpiece.
Because the face takes center stage when the hair is pulled back, Romy Soleimani, our Beauty Director-at-Large, created an even complexion and defined the brows. Use a damp Beautyblender PURE Blender to apply a brightening foundation like BY TERRY Light-Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush in N3 Honey Light.
Use a brow pencil like IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil, Brow Wiz in Medium Ash by Anastasia or The Precision Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde by Kevyn Aucoin to comb your brows and fill in sparse spots. Use a marker-tip liner like Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool in Black or The Precision Liquid Liner by Kevyn Aucoin to trace a tight line along your lashes. Start the line in the middle of your lid and increase the width of the line as you move towards the outer corner of your eye. Add a coat of black mascara to your upper lashes with a volume-enhancing mascara like Mally Beauty Ginormous Mascara in Black.
Apply the pink color from Naked Flushed by Urban Decay to your lids and cheeks and contour your cheekbones with a bronzer like Boots No7 Perfectly Bronzed in Mosaic.
To achieve a pretty pastel pout, mix NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Tender Night and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Paimpol before using your finger to apply a gloss like Elizabeth Arden Crystal Clear Lip Gloss for subtle, controlled shine.
Pair cool pastels with a warm nude nail color. Try a neutral shimmer like Sparitual Nail Lacquer in Reminisce or a matte peach like Paul & Joe Beaute Nail Enamel in #05 Teacup or butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Trallop.