"Go There" Thursdays: Our Favorite Looks

Go There Wednesday
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 07, 2011

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Sure, this punky faux-hawk is a bit much for everyday — but why not rock a modified version? Simply add a cornrows along either side of your head, letting the top go free.

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Simply massage a curl definer into damp hair (we like PhytoSpecific Moisturizing Styling Cream, $24, sephora.com), create a deep side part, and secure one side back with bobby pins.

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To get this sleek, slicked-back look, apply KeSari Indian Oil Serum ($31.50, kesaribeauty.com) throughout damp hair before blowdrying.

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To get the look at home, try using Creative Nail Design Polish in Brilliant White ($6.75, amazon.com) and Essie Nail Colour in Turquoise and Caicos ($8, beauty.com).

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Get the look at home with these cool blue liners: Sephora Glitter Eye Pencil in Marine Electro ($8, sephora,com); or Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil in Aqua ($6.04, drugstore.com).

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To get this look at home, try Urban Decay Stardust Shadow in 54 ($20, sephora.com), a sparkly purple hue; and Bite High Pigment Matte Lip Pencil in Velvet ($24, sephora.com), a rosy pink.

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Keyshia Cole rocked Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos ($14.95 for set of three, ViolentLips.com) on a recent episode of ‘106 and Park’ — so unexpectedly fierce!

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To get the look at home, layer OPI Silver Shatter or Austin-Tatious Turquoise Shatter ($17 for both, amazon.com) over polish — it creates a cool, cracked effect!

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To recreate Meagan Goode’s winged eyeliner look, try Benefit BadGal Liner in Extra Black ($20, sephora.com) or Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Liner ($22, sephora.com).

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Hot pink lips are on-trend for spring. Try Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Indulge ($20, sephora.com), or Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Love That Pink ($8.99, drugstore.com).

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Lining the inside corners of your eyes with a gold eye pencil adds instant radiance. We’re loving Glominerals GloPrecision Eye Pencil in Antique Gold ($16, gloprofessional.com).

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White nail polish is so hot for spring! To get the look, try Revlon Nail Enamel in White on White ($4.79, drugstore.com) or China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in White Cap ($6.50, ulta.com).

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A feathered headband instantly dresses up your look. Forever 21 has fabulous options, like the Peacock Headband and the Polka Dot Feathered Headband ($6 each, forever21.com).

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Spritz roots with Redken Layer Lift ($15, folica.com), roll hair in four hot rollers at the crown, and twist sections on either side of the head until they meet in the back; secure with pins.

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Exaggerated faux lashes might be a little much for day, but why not try upgrading your lash game by using a curler before applying a volumizing mascara? Try Shu Uemura Lash Curler ($21, amazon.com).

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Bad hair days are no match for Nia Long’s prairie cornrows! Simply part hair down the middle and create two cornrows going down each side. Fasten the braids in a low bun and secure with bobby pins.

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Purple is so rich and luscious on brown skin — just check out Tracee Ellis Ross! Try Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Balm in St. Barts or Tokidoki Lip Stain in Carnivora (both $15, at sephora.com).

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To instantly look radiant and wide-awake, use a pale pencil to line the inner rim of your bottom lid. We love Sephora Collection Nano Eyeliner in Pure White or Pure Beige ($5, each).

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Use a fine-tooth comb to create a deep side part, and then sweep your bangs back behind an ear. Amp up shine with Kiehls Climate-Proof Shine-Enhancing Non-Aerosol Spray ($16, kiehls.com).

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Sparkly silver eyes instantly amps up the vamp factor of any outfit. Get the look with Sonia Kashuk What Glitters Glows Eye Palette ($14.99, target.com), which includes silver, dove gray and gold hues.


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