Steal Blake Lively’s style secrets
This summer could very well be termed the season of Blake Lively. The 23-year-old actress has moved up from her stint in the TV drama Gossip Girl to a starring role opposite Ryan Reynolds in this summer’s blockbuster action hit, The Green Lantern, which hits theaters in the U.S. on June 17. She’s also gracing the covers of both People StyleWatch Magazine (June issue) and Glamour Magazine (July issue), and has been heating up the celebrity rumor mill with her fledgling romance with Hollywood hottie Lenoardo DiCaprio.
The California native might be building her portfolio, but she’s almost as well known for her fashion and beauty sense as she is for her career moves. So, what are her style secrets?
For starters, Blake has that perpetual golden glow. Use a gradual self-tanning lotion, like Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer ($8) to get the sun-kissed effect without the burn. Moisturization is also key to glowy, healthy skin, so remember to slather on a good body lotion daily to ward off dry skin before it starts.
For hair as lush and shiny as Blake’s, use your favorite deep conditioning treatment 1-2 times per week to keep hair hydrated and healthy, then use a monthly glazing treatment to boost your hair’s color and shine. (One to try: John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze, $10.)
When it comes to her makeup, Blake tends to stick to a low-key palette that lets her natural beauty show through, with staples like tinted moisturizer and pinky gloss. The finishing touch? Several coats of black mascara; to perfectly mimic Blake’s fluttery fringe, use a lash comb to fully separate your lashes.
Finally, take a cue from Blake and experiment with color, whether it’s head-to-toe red or an unexpected combo, like turquoise and deep purple. If that famous smile is any indication, she’s having fun expressing herself through her fashion choices, and you should, too!