These days, Blake Lively turns to her daughters — James, 2, and Ines, 5 months — for a heartfelt XOXO. “She’s very sweet,” says the actress of James, who loves to watch her dress up for red carpet events. “She says, ‘Wow!’ She’s just very, very complimentary. And that means more to me than any compliment." Stylish takes a look back at how far the Gossip Girl star's hair and makeup looks have come since her champagne-guzzling days at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. Cheers!
At Michael Kors’ February 15, 2017, fashion show in NYC, she paired the designer’s floral frock with Louboutins and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Hairstylist Rod Ortega, inspired by the French Riviera in the '60s, backcombed the crown of her head first, then curled 2-inch sections with T3’s Whirl Trio 1.5-inch barrel before bobby-pinning the front pieces back.
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She Hangs Loose
“It’s not a perm!” exclaimed mane man Rod Ortega of the star’s '80s-inspired crimp, which she paired with a Monse dress and Ofira jewelry, while strolling in NYC June 22, 2016. "It's kind of Stacey Q, which I love.” To enhance texture in 30 minutes, Ortega waved 1-inch sections with the micro-barrel on T3’s Whirl Trio styling wand.Credit: Ray Tamarra/GC Images
She Blings Her A-Game
For the Slack Bay premiere at the Cannes Film Festival May 13, 2016, she accessorized her Vivienne Westwood gown with Lorraine Schwartz’s pink diamond-encrusted headband. "I've done my own hair and make-up for the red carpet before, but either it's because it's for a last-minute event, or because I forgot to call someone … it's never a good idea,” Lively, 29, has confessed. "But I do get very involved in the hair and makeup I wear because, I mean, it's my face!"Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
She’s Full of Bright Ideas
Her trick to flawless red carpet makeup application: The Makeup Light, which mimics outdoor light while you’re getting glam indoors. Perhaps this can explain the L’Oréal brand ambassador’s picture-perfect red lip and rose gold eyeshadow at a press luncheon in Cannes, France, on May 12, 2016!Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for BCG
She Makes Casual Look Classy
Lively (in a Juan Carlos Obando jumpsuit and Jennifer Meyer gems at the Café Society photo call in Cannes, France, on May 11, 2016) says, “You can’t really go wrong as long as you’re true to yourself. I think that’s where it gets tricky, when people are trying to fit into a certain mold. It always looks wrong. Whether it’s fashion or beauty, if you’re not comfortable wearing it, you’re not wearing it with confidence and then the whole thing is shot. Whatever it is, if you wear it with confidence, then you look great. It’s really meant to be a reflection of yourself and who you are."Credit: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic