Summer Hair + Beauty with Robin
Not only does Robin handle the hair and makeup for a lot of our lookbooks, she’s been doing my hair for years. And the hair of most of the Prism staff, my family, my close friends, and anyone else with a set of ears to hear a recommendation. An expert at the “no-make-up-make-up” look and perfectly tousled hair, Robin is a total perfectionist who just gets it.
Read along as Robin shares how she achieved the gorgeous looks from our latest Fall Forward collection, plus the products you’ll need to master them, too.
For this shoot, we wanted Lili's look to be natural, fresh, and bright. I really focused on keeping her look super simple with soft eyes with a bright, fresh cheek and her hair in a naturally tousled wave.
For Lili’s hair, we wanted a soft, natural wave, so I used a 1” curling iron, starting the curl from the top and worked my way to the bottom. Once I get the last 2” of the strand, I pull the iron straight down and leave the ends with a bit of texture.
To get Lili’s not-so-perfect waves, I used one of my favorite products, Unite Liquid Dust. It's volume, texture, and hold all in one -- the stuff is magic. I like to lightly spray at the root and throughout the hair while using a blow dryer to create the perfect texture. What's nice about this product is that I can use it throughout a shoot to keep the look fresh. It also gives me the right texture so I can do a cute ponytail or braid in a snap!
For Lili’s makeup, I wanted a dewy-fresh look that it is also very natural -- I hate to see a glow that's obviously make up. I started with Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer in Radiance. It gives me just the right amount of glow and helps keep the foundation on all day while allowing the skin to radiate.
Personally, I am not a foundation girl but when I do need it, Stila Stay All Day Foundation and concealer is my go-to. It's not too oily or too matte and it gives great coverage all day on all skin types without looking like makeup.
This summer I am all about the cheeks -- I love making them pop and it really gives the overall look a very young fresh vibe. I start by applying a matte bronzer -- using a bronzing brush on the high points of the face (where the sun would naturally hit first), then I contour the cheekbones for a little definition. For Lili’s look, I used Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer.
My favorite part - blush! A super soft application with a brush blush on the apple of the cheek can give any look that pop you need. My all time favorite blush is Bobbi Brown's Matte Powder in Clementine. It looks straight up orange but once it hits the skin, it creates this beautiful warm hue that I can pretty much use on any skin tone.
Next, I used YSL's Lumiere Divine Highlighting Finishing Powder on the high points of the cheek bone, a little above the brows, the tip of the nose, a bit above the lip and chin. This powder is awesome! It creates a really natural look and is very user-friendly -- I can even use my finger to apply it and can reapply throughout the day without it ever looking overly dewy. It basically just flirts with the sun!
To complete Lili's look, I used soft pastel eye shadows in neutral pinks and whites that caught the light just right and a light coat of black mascara to finish.
Check out our latest lookbook, Fall Forward, and be sure to catch Robin at Salon 101 in Long Beach.
Photos by Casey Liu.
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