If you're like us, the thought of "doing" up your face and flipping your tresses using fancy-looking products is downright daunting. Like, what the heck is keratin? (It's a protein.) Why is that lipstick flesh-colored? (Actually, it's concealer.) And, what is up
with all these brush tools? (Relax, we got you.)
For this springy how-to, our expert hairstylist and makeup artist were tasked to teach us (and all you lucky readers) how to achieve a modern twist on the everyday look — a remix on the classic ponytail and a softer, sleeker take on an '80s-inspired face. And, to help us even further, we got
a little massive
assistance from our favorite, affordable, award-winning beauty products from the likes of Olay, Pantene, and CoverGirl — you know, the ones that have been hand-stamped by industry pros. So, if you're ready to join us and step out of your beauty box, read on for a tutorial for the perfect spring look.
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Photographed by Winnie Au; Styled by Rachael Wang; Hair by Adam Maclay; Makeup by Katie Mellinger