The 9 most fabulous beauty moments in reality show history, re-created
JACINDA BARRETT'S SEXY HIPPIE HAIR
The Real World: London
Rarely is a mop of waves so timeless that it is a valid style choice at every moment from 1995 to today. This is that hair. To re-create these mussed, yet shiny, tendrils for yourself, start with dry hair at bedtime. Run a bit of hair oil or serum through the ends, divide hair into two or three sections, then braid them. When you wake up and undo the braids, assess your waves: If they're looking a little too messy, take a few random sections and wrap them, one by one, around a curling iron for more polish.
NENE LEAKES' PERFECT EYEBROW GAME
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Ms. Leakes' brows are so nicely defined here, without looking like crazy temporary (or real) tattoos. The best way to create your own major brow definition begins with a pencil that's a shade or two lighter than your eyebrows: Use it to outline a shape that follows your natural arch. Next, take a small angled brush and fill in your eyebrows with a brow powder or a matte eye shadow that matches their natural color, using small strokes in the direction of your hair growth. Finish by cleaning up the area around the eyebrows with a small makeup brush dabbed in concealer. Voilà: bangin' brows.
LAUREN CONRAD'S GLAM CAT EYE
If there's one thing we learned from watching The Hills (besides how much Spencer loves crystals), it's that LC knows how to rock a ferocious cat eye. To perfect the cattiest shape, imagine that you're creating a little baby triangle of liquid goodness instead of just a line. Start by applying a liquid eyeliner along your top lashes, then drawing a short line from the outer corner of your eye, angled up toward your temple. Then make your triangle by connecting the end of the line back toward the line you've drawn on your lash line and filling in any bare spots. Glam, bam, thank you, ma'am.
KAT VON D'S SEDUCTIVE SMOKY EYE
Kat really is the queen of the requisite reality-TV smoky eyes, as evidenced by her very own eye-shadow palettes. The best thing about this seductive look? The touch of warmth she brings to her eyelid crease. To re-create this, start by lining all the way around your eye with a black eyeliner pencil. Take a stiffly packed eye-shadow brush and smudge the liner with a black or charcoal eye shadow, then pat the same dark shadow from your upper lashes to your crease. Finish by blending a warm, medium brown shadow in a windshield-wiper motion to your lid crease. Meow!
NICOLE RICHIE'S SIDE BANGS
The Simple Life
There are few better things that can happen on one's head than a nice set of bangs, but they sure are wily critters when it comes to styling. While blow-drying your hair, brush your bangs first to the opposite side of your part, then in the direction in which you wear them. After your mini blowout, grab a flatiron and straighten the bangs while curving the iron in toward your face. While they're still warm, push the bangs over to the side of your choosing, and lightly mist with hair spray, brushing them through after they're dry. Swoop, there it is!
LISA VANDERPUMP'S LUSCIOUS LASHES
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Lisa appears to be a lover of falsies when it comes to lashes, but you can get almost as lush a pair with the real thing. Prep your fringes by curling and dusting them with translucent powder. Place your mascara wand at the base of your lashes, and wiggle and shimmy it up to the tips. Now look down and coat the backside of those bad boys. Wait about a minute, then follow with another wiggle and shimmy up the front side of your eyelashes. Va-va-va-voom in the room.
TYRA BANKS' GORGEOUS AND GLOW-Y BLUSH
America's Next Top Model
Tyra knows how to bring radiance way beyond her famous "smize." To replicate her cheeky glow, start by brushing a peachy pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, then swishing it along your cheekbones. Not sure where exactly the "apples" are located? They're roughly two fingers away from either side of your nose, so anything closer is in the no-no zone. To really amp up the glow, finish by sweeping just a touch of cream highlighter over the tops of your cheekbones.
JEANNIE MAI'S RAD BLUE STREAKS
How Do I Look?
Wilder hair colors are a double-edged beauty sword: They are really fun, but because they're usually achieved with very temporary dyes, the bright-lights are also notoriously hard to keep fresh. To keep your color from circling the drain before its time, become BFFs with a dry shampoo—the less often you wet your hair, the better. When you do need to wash your hair, do it in water that's as cold as you can stand, and use a gentle shampoo or a cleansing conditioner.
BRETT MICHAELS' EYE-OPENING GUYLINER
Rock of Love and The Celebrity Apprentice
OK, so Brett Michaels is a dude, but he clearly knows his way around a makeup counter (we'll leave his hair-danna out of this). His best move: concentrating eyeliner on the outer corners. Lining evenly all the way around the eyes makes them appear smaller, so if you're looking to go the Bambi route, line your top lid where the lashes start, building to a slightly thicker line at the outer corner. Line the bottom lash line the same way, with just a hint of a trace from the inner corner to your pupil and a stronger line from there outward. It's a total eye-opener. Brett knows.