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Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence

Apr 05, 2012

Jennifer may be best known right now for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, or maybe her role as the superhero Mystique from X-Men: First Class, but she’s actually been on the scene since she was 14 years old. In 2010, Jennifer’s portrayal of Ree Dolly in Winter’s Bone earned her 27 nominations for awards , including an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and won 9 awards from film critics all over the world. Her Red Carpet look for the 2012 Oscars is elegant and easy to recreate Here’s how to get the look:

Jennifer in Glamour MagazineJennifer in Glamour MagazineCourtesy of Glamour Magazine

Hair

Heather Carranza, brand manager for It Factor, tells us Jennifer Lawrence's look is simple but super sexy!  Here, she shares her fabulous tips for recreating Jennifer’s celebrity style in half the time!

Step 1: Always start with clean hair! Shampoo and condition your hair, then dry your hair on a medium setting until it is about 80% dry, concentrating on the scalp area.

Step 2: Tip!  To achieve this straight look, stay away from round brushes—they are designed to add volume.  A paddle brush is a non-vented wide flat brush designed to flatten the hair shaft, leaving your hair smooth and straight. Put the concentrator nozzle on your hairdryer, grab your paddle brush, and get to work.  Section your hair into 5 areas using the “Divide to Conquer” technique. These sections are top (without the fringe), sides from behind the ear forward and 2 sections for the back.  Start in the back and direct the medium heat airflow over the brush (never directly on the brush). Pull your brush down while keeping the airflow directed over the top. If your dryer has a cool shot setting, use it to test to see if the hair is 100% dry. If the cooled hair feels wet, it is not dry yet! (You can't tell if you're blowing hot air on the hair.)

Step 3: Take the dried section of hair and wrap around 3-4 fingers, then pin with a clip.  This will achieve a sleek look with the soft curl that Jennifer has here.  Move onto the next section and repeat step 3 & 4.  Now that your hair is 100% dry, allow it to cool completely while you do your make-up or send a couple of texts.  This process is important, as it allow the hair to cool in a curl formation, which locks it in.  Once your hair has completely cooled, take out the clips and you are on your way to your next red carpet event!  Now that is the It Factor!

Makeup

Jennifer’s touch of foundation matches her skin tone and blends down her neck. A hint of blush at the cheek and a neutral light pink lipstick set the stage to play up Jennifer’s smoky eyes. The trick to this look is lots of mascara and sultry black liner. To get a dark, thin outline, use a wet black eyeliner with a thin brush to line the inside of the eyes instead of using an eye pencil or crayon. For her eyelids, Jennifer’s makeup artist layered four neutral tones of charcoal, light gray, pink and white from the Avon Blushing Raisins Eyeshadow Quad. On her lower lid, he used the darker, smoky color and then blended the lighter gray upward. He highlighted the upper eyelid by the brow line with a light dusting of pink and a touch of white highlight just above the center of her eye. The result: a sculpted and structural eye that still managed to feel soft and smudgy. A light dusting of loose powder all over her face and neck finishes the look.

Jennifer at The Hunger Games PremiereJennifer at The Hunger Games Premiere

Dress

According to InStyle magazine, Jennifer’s red hot Calvin Klein gown was designed just for her by Francisco Costa. She accessorized lightly but beautifully with a Chopard bangle and studs, Jimmy Choo heels and a metallic clutch by Judith Leiber.

Jennifer at the 2012 OscarsJennifer at the 2012 OscarsCourtesy of WDIG

Have Your Say

Do you prefer Jennifer as a natural blonde or dyed dark for her role in The Hunger Games? 

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Fun_125
Fun_125 posted in Friends:
I've had friends like this. The relationship made me unhappy so I took a step back. From what I think is that she isnt your real friend. This happens to the best of us. Does it suck? Yes. It does very much. When she grows up and realizes that you aren't there then she can be annoyed. But until then maybe stop spending a lot of time with her...
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"Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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Fun_125
I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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"Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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Error44
"queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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