beauty queen: melonie diaz
the girl’s guide to going vampy.
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Want to look like a ’30s star but can’t be bothered with finger curls? Just make a deep side part, run a super small amount of this ultra-hydrating oil through your strands, pull it back into a low ponytail, and voila! No one will think you just rolled out of bed.SMOKE IT: Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow Quad - $5.69
If you’re a real smokey eye newb, quads are actually a really good place to start. Because a) there’s none of that “what shades should I get?” drama, and b) they make it insanely easy to pack for a trip.DARK IT: Topshop Lip Bullet in Bewitched - $16
One of my new favorite products, this not-quite-lipstick goes on super smooth and quite opaque--which, if you’re going dark, is basically necessary. Bonus points for not being drying at all, although for a bit more gloss and hydration during these Polar Vortex times I recommend a layer of Vaseline on top.