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EMMY BEAUTY! Get Lea Michele's Gorgeous Hair & Makeup Look!

Mon, August 30, 2010 12:55pm EDT by 2 Comments


Want to steal the Glee beauty’s look from the Emmy red carpet? Read on!

Didn’t Lea Michele look insanely gorgeous and glam on the Emmy red carpet last night? I mean, all I can say is “Wow!” As I previously stated, this is a fantastic date night look, ladies: touchable sexy hair with a defined cat eye and pinkish-nude lip. Want to try this at home? Here’s how to get the look straight from Lea’s own glam squad.

Celebrity hair guru Mark Townsend was Lea’s mane man when it came to her tousled waves and used – wait for it – Dove products! Yes! These drugstore mainstays were responsible for all that hotness. Here’s how he did it:

“Lea’s look started with clean hair.  She used Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner to give softness and smoothness in the time it takes to use a conditioner.
·         “The end-of-Summer timing of the Emmys is a perfect opportunity to play with color. Lea is still shooting episodes of “Glee” and we couldn’t do anything permanent, so I added in a few custom pieces of hair to add dimension and giver her removable highlights for the evening. The result was a golden/coppery effect throughout the ends of her hair.
·         “I wanted Lea’s hair to move in all different directions, so I added in Dove Body & Lift Volumizing Mousse throughout damp her and blow dried with a round brush to add lift.
·         “Next  spray 3 inch sections of hair with Dove Heat Defense Therapy Mist to protect hair against heat styling damage before using an iron
·         “Then use a 2 inch curling iron to give a subtle bend or ‘S’ curl, rather than a perfect curl. Curl from the ends all the way up, and set each section with a barrel clip for 5 to 7 minutes or until cool.
·         “Scrunch hair with Dove Daily Moisture Therapy Replenishing Mist to add moisture and blow dry briefly without a diffuser to look a bit undone.
·         “Warm a pea-sized amount of Dove Frizz Control Therapy Taming Cream between the palms of hands.  Rake fingers through hair to distribute product evenly for shiny, modern texture.
·         “To evoke Brigitte Bardot inspiration, tease hair at the crown for extra volume and lift.
·         “To finish Lea’s look I sprayed Dove Unscented Extra Hold Hairspray with Natural Movement (Aerosol) liberally on a small, natural bristle eyebrow brush (the kind that looks like a wooden toothbrush) and ran it through her bangs to hold a middle part. The parted bangs gave a modern update to the 60’s vibe of her hair.
·         “I gave Lea a 2 oz. Dove Extra Hold Hairspray with Natural Movement and the natural eyebrow brush to take with her in case she needed a touchup.”

Now, onto the makeup look. Celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis used NARS cosmetics on the tv star and says of the look she created: “My inspiration was the era of the 60’s. I thought of Raquel Welch and Brigitte Bardot: the winged eye, the nude lip. The dress is so classic, so we wanted to be adventurous with her eyes– giving a dash of color with a soft shadow pencil and kept the lip nude.” Here are the products that Melanie used to get Lea’s red carpet visage:

And now you can recreate the look all on your own. Use it for your own red carpet moment and be sure to wear something fireproof: this look is HOT!