08 Feb Style Stalker File – Olivia Culpo
If you’re not sure who Olivia Culpo is then let me introduce you: she’s about to be your brand new beauty inspo. She’s a Model, Actress and real life beauty queen, formerly being crowned Miss Universe in 2012.
This girl’s status is seriously on the rise for her standout style and head turning good looks. Most models as genetically blessed as Culpo tend to skimp on the makeup avoiding anything dramatic or heavy, however this beauty is known for experimenting with her makeup looks on the red carpet. From breathtaking smokey eyes to achieving ultimate lob (long bob) goals, here are some tips on how to re-create Olivia’s style.
Smoldering Smokey Eye
For the look above Olivia was lucky enough to have her makeup done by makeup master Charlotte Tilbury for the 2015 InStyle awards. This vampy smokey eye is ultra sexy and perfect for a glamorous event or even just a night out on the town. Although this look appears advanced it’s actually super easy to achieve at home with Charlotte Tilbury’s own The Vintage Vamp Luxury Palette ($78). The palette is colour-coded with instructions on how to re-create this exact look.
The popularity of the lob is still going strong for many reasons. It’s easy to style, suits just about anybody and looks effortlessly sophisticated no matter how you wear it. Olivia’s slicked back lob is no exception and it is relatively easy to DIY. On damp hair apply your usual heat protectant and blow dry hair brushing backwards and away from the hairline. Brush your hair upwards at the roots to create volume. Once your hair is dry, back-comb the hair at the front of the hairline and the crown. Mist with a quality hairspray (I recommend Charles Worthington Style Setter Brush-Out Strong Hold Spray $15.99) and smooth hair back with a fine-tooth comb, pulling the product through as your brush. Repeat until you get the slickness you desire and finish with one last mist of hairspray to be sure the style will hold.
This is a classic look, which showcases the importance of finding your own perfect shade of nude lipstick. Olivia chose a shade of nude lipstick that flatters her skin tone and could also be paired with a number of different makeup looks. If you’re after a fuller pout, nude lips are the way to go, as a lighter colour will create the illusion of bigger lips. In choosing the right shade, the best way is to simply try on a few different lipsticks and look in the mirror. The perfect nude will be similar to your natural lip colour, but better. You want to look awake and feel pretty, as opposed to looking tired or drained. Knowing your skin tone is helpful and narrows your options down as most lipsticks are either warm or cool toned. Nudestix Lip/Cheek Pencil’s ($35) have a really great range of nude shades that are long lasting and moisturising with ingredients including shea butter, vitamin E and peptides for an extra plumped pout.
Written by Sophie Howe.