If her embellished frock wasn’t enough to draw attention to the 22-year-old, I’m certain K.Stew’s crazy-cool top knot hairstyle and sassy makeup did the trick — and The Fashion Court got the scoop on both straight from her glam team!
Makeup artist MAI QUYNH gave Kristen an ultra-fierce look to go with her dazzling crystal-embellished outfit by playing up her green eyes with an intense smoky effect and lathering her pout in pretty poppy pink.
Mai shared the “how-to” with me for you all to recreate this fab look at home! Check it out!
To keep her skin hydrated, Mai first applied mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 before lightly applying her foundation — mark Primed for Perfection Face Primer — all over her face. According to Mai, this was done in order to get a smooth canvas. Once that was done, she applied mark Min-A-Real Cream-to-Powder Foundation in “Light #4” with a foundation brush, and used mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in “Light/Medium” under her eyes and around her nose.
To give Kristen’s cheeks a pink tinge, Mai blended in mark Just Pinched in “Nude” to the apples of her cheeks before setting the makeup by brushing on mark Matte-nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder in “Light” all over her face using the powder brush.
This is where things get really good — Mai tells TFC she applied mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow Duo in “Surreal” to Kristen’s eyes, but only used the copper color from the palette, to the lower eyelid — from the lash line to the crease, using the flat eyeliner brush. Using the same brush, she artfully smudged the black color of mark’s Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow Duo in Entourage along her top lash line while extending the end out into a chic wing effect.
Mai kept it creative and mixed the Copper and the Black before smudging it to the bottom of Kristen’s lash line, using the flat eyeliner brush. She finished off with two coast of mark Lash All You Want Mascara in Black to the upper and lower lashes.
To put the finishing touch on, she applied mark Good Glowing Blush in Cameo Glo using the blush/bronzer brush to her cheeks and then dabbed on mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Coral Fixation to achieve that just-kissed pink plump look.
I’ve always been such a fan of Kristen’s hair in braids, and while she doesn’t do it often, when she does — it’s always something new, edgy and fresh. I hope this becomes somewhat of a trend with her.
Want to learn how to create this style? Check out Adir’s breakdown below. It may sound a bit complicated, but if you can really visualize it — you should be just fine!
First begin with dry hair, flip your hair over and start to French braid the back of the hair until you’ve reached the crown area. At that point continue braiding the rest of the hair that is left out of the French braid. You will then fold the braid over the French braid and pin it in place.
Now for the rest of the hair that was not braided ( that is just the hair on top of head) you will take some Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray and spray the roots for some volume. Pull the hair into a top knot leaving volume in the front and secure it in place with some pins right above where the braid ends ( top of the crown).
Spray some Fekkai sheer hold and you are done!
Now for some “key notes” for you, from Adir — it’s very important to make sure the sides of your hair are tight into the upside down french braid. You want the height of your hair to only be found in the front and in the top knot.
…and now for a peek at her nails!
As for her nails, sadly Kristen’s poor tips were lacking a little love and attention with a fresh coat of polish.
K.Stew’s lacquer was perfectly chipped, and if the color looks familiar to you — it should as she wore the very same shade to the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month. Is this shade a must-have for yourself? It’s “Graphite” from CHANEL and available online!
You’re all set! Happy styling!
Will you be trying these looks?