exclusive: get lorde's "team" music video hair and makeup
her hairstylist and makeup artist show us how.
December 09 2013
First let's tackle her hair... It's rare that we get to see the 17-year-old New Zealand pop star without her signature undone curls, but she's pulled a fast one here with a handful of cornrows. And yes, it's easy enough to copy this look yourself. We quizzed the pro behind the look, Lorde's go-to hairstylist Tyson Kennedy, on his step-by-step process. He suggests starting on unwashed hair, and don't worry about making the braids too tight--the goal here is a "fuzzy, ethereal" result.
Read on for our exclusive tips from Kennedy and his colleague Leila Nations from New York's Cutler Salon:
But if it's Lorde makeup look you're really after, we got the scoop from MAC Artist Amber D., who created a look for the singer that was meant to "strengthen Ella's look by adding a little depth." Amber told us, "The makeup was powerful but not heavy. I wanted to keep a youthful beauty and radiance in the skin. Ella is 17 so it's important that she looks cool but not too makeup-y!" Read on for Amber's explanation of how she did Lorde's makeup look--you're definitely going to want to try this one at home, folks.
3. A little Prep and Prime Powder was used to take away any unwanted shine and to keep skin looking super fresh.
4. The high points of the face were illuminated using MAC Cream Color Base in Luna and Pearl.
6. I deepened the crease using MAC Eyeshadow in Embark. This is a shade I use often with Ella as it really is the perfect shade for a deep brown smoky eye.