The Look: Beauty.com experts Ted Gibson and Sarah Lucero created a bold look that seamlessly mixed two contrasts: matte, muted skin and rough, textured hair. The makeup was created using products from Stila Cosmetics, and had a very stark, pail palette (light skin and nude eyes) with the bold pop of orange-toned lips. This look is surprisingly easy for moms to pull off at home, because all it takes is a little bit of balance. Try neutralizing your skin with concealer (apply to all dark spots, areas that need redness and even eyelids), and skip any deep colors or mascaras (you can even gently comb your eyebrows upward to make them appear thicker). Finally, finish off with a very distinct lip color (try mixing your favorite red and orange blush or eyeshadow, for a shine-free lip).
If you want to get the same loose, chunky braid effect (as Ted Gibson so expertly perfected), make sure you have plenty of thickness in your hair (second day hair will likely work best), part to the side, and braid hair so that it sweeps off in one direction. You definitely want lots of volume for this look, so feel free to the tease roots lightly with your fingers, and add a small amount of shine serum to the length of your braid.
Go All The Way: Love the relaxed look off this side swept braid, but dealing with lack luster hair? Try checking out Lela Rose lead stylist’s favorite product: Ted Gibson Tame It Shine Lotion (aptly named after himself). It helps create silky, shiny hair without weighing it down.
* Speak Up: Would YOU ever wear makeup or hair like this show?