I love Natalie Maines. If I could pick one celebrity to be friends with, it would be her. Not only because we share a super fan love of Howard Stern, but she is also unabashedly honest and kind of my accidental role model. Not to mention her work to free the WM3.
I could go on for days about why I admire Natalie. I was never a fan of the Dixie Chicks until the Top of The World came crashing down when she opened her mouth about Bush. Love or hate her politics, the way she felt her way through that PR nightmare is remarkable. Check out the documentary Shut Up and Sing if you don't believe me. (One day I'll tell you about how I found the doc. It's another ludicrous "I stopped wearing leather because I watched an aerial wolf hunting video" kind of story.)
Let's not forget I was a short haired girl for most of life. I still love the ease of short hair, and miss it every time I have to blow dry my own hair. If you are thinking about lopping off your locks, this would be a really fun choice, even if you didn't take the sides down quite that close.
To get the perfect skin, try a foundation like one from Armani. I love the Maestro, but the Lasting Silk is also amazing and gives you that luminous, perfect skin. If Armani isn't in your area, Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free will give you an equally beautiful glow.
To chisel your cheeks, don't use blush. Check out this brush from Illamasqua that applies brush in a totally different way. Forget pops of diffused color, this brush chisels the cheeks. It's like a modern twist on a punk staple. Use a light, matte bronzer, like Tarte's Park Ave Princess Matte to get this look instead of a color. Only apply the bronzer in your cheek hollows. Blend the edges with the same brush you've used to apply your foundation.
For eyes, add a thick, black, blunt (non-cat) black eye liner, like L'Oreal Carbon Black Telescopic Precise Liquid Eyeliner and a healthy dose of Eyes To Kill Mascara. Finish your eyes by lining your lower waterline with a bright, shiny liner. Yeyo from UD is a great choice.
On lips, use a glossy peach shade, like Le Metier de Beaute 'Colour Core' Moisture Stain Lipstick in Ibiza or CoverGirl Queen in South Beach. Easy!
To get the hair:
Add a styling lotion or mousse to damp hair. I love Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse. Blow dry with fingers, holding your head upside down for a bit of the blow dry. Shape hair towards the side you want the bangs to flow. Finish with a styling pomade, like Bumble and Bumble's Sumowax or Sumo's lighter cousin, SemiSumo.
Love or hate this look? I wouldn't cut off my own hair, but I'll admire it from afar.
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