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How to Get Jennifer Lopez's Oscar Night Makeup Look ?

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Jennifer Lopez rocked the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards in an ultra-sexy Zuhair Murad gown, paired with an exaggerated classic bun.


1. Lock in moisture by priming skin using Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer, then create an even canvas with Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation.

2. Defined, sculpted brows are key to this look. First, fill-in brows with Laura Mercier Brow Definer and then brush them over with Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo.

3. To ensure eye shadow stays put throughout the evening, it’s crucial to prep the lid using a primer. Try Laura Mercier’s NEW Eye Canvas.

4. Then, create a dramatic eye by applying a matte white shadow from brow to lid. After that, cover the lid using a matte brown shadow.

5. Use Laura Mercier’s Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony to line the tightline of the top lid to create a modern take on the classic Audrey Hepburn doll eye. Rim the lower lash line with a dark brown pencil and smudge it out to the tear duct.

6. Create a natural flush of color by applying Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander to the cheeks.

7. Finish the look with a Laura Mercier Lip Stain layered with Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beam.

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Hair Structure

Hair is composed of strong structural protein called keratin. This is the same kind of protein that makes up the nails and the outer layer of skin. Each strand of hair consists of three layers.

01. An innermost layer or medulla which is only present in large thick hairs.

02. The middle layer known as the cortex. The cortex provides strength and both the color and the texture of hair.

03. The outermost layer is known as the cuticle. The cuticle is thin and colorless and serves as a protector of the cortex.

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Is your hair dead or alive?

Many people believe they can do anything to their hair because its dead anyway. Is this true?  

Well yes and no.

The hair outside of your scalp is psychologically dead; it has no blood, nerves or muscles. When you cut it there is no pain, and it does not bleed.

However, for a dead fiber, it is quite remarkable. Healthy hair can be stretched up to 30% of its length, can absorb it own weight in water and can increase its diameter by 20%. We can change its color, its shape, curl it, wash it, brush it, set it, pull it and rub it to an amazing degree.

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Should I consider the shape of my face?

The most crucial step before actually getting your hair cut or styled is to figure out which type of hairstyle is the most flattering for your facial structure. You don't need to have a model jaw line or perfect features to obtain a gorgeous hairstyle. Whether your face is oval, round, oblong, square, heart or diamond shaped, the perfect hairstyle can be achieved with a dash of patience and a bit of research.

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How frequent can I color my hair? What is the recommended time interval between usage?

On average, the hair grows 1-1.5 cm per month. In order to maintain the shade you desire, it is recommended that you re-color every month. If you decide to re-color your hair because the result was too bright after your first coloring, allow at least a one week time interval before you color your hair again. Remember to perform a skin allergy test 48 hours before coloring your hair.

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How to become a hairdresser?

If you are planning to take a hairdressing courses in Sri Lanka, you should research the institute and find out if they have the specific courses and skill set training that you require. A hairdressing course is a very good investment, as it will help you to become a good and reputed hairdresser, and thereby help you to earn your living while you do something that you enjoy.

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