How to Get the Look

04.24.13 How to Get the Look from Cotton Candy Magazine

Sometimes a simple change to your hair or makeup can completely alter your look.  Maybe you want to makeover your image. Or perhaps you just want your hair and makeup to be appropriate for a particular ensemble or occasion.   All it takes is a new color, product or technique, and you’ll be feeling and looking like a new woman.

Cotton Candy beauty contributor Claudia Mejerle shows us how to get the look you’re going for.


This look is low key and low maintenance. It’s all about looking clean, pure and letting your natural beauty shine through.  If you have a natural wave in your hair, don’t fight it.  And your skin doesn’t need to be overly perfect.  A tinted moisturized and cream blush should do.  That cream blush can also be pressed on your lips.  There really shouldn’t be any harsh lines, so make sure everything is sheer blended well.


This ultra-feminine look is perfect for Sunday brunch and your favorite new dress for spring.  Soft waves and pink cheeks and lips will instantly pull your look together.  And don’t be afraid to brush on a couple extra coats of mascara for full, flirty lashes.


If you’re heading to the office, your hair and makeup shouldn’t be distracting.  The safest bet is for you to look polished, rather than trying to make a statement.  Neutral colors are great for defining your eyes and natural rosy colors work well on cheeks and lips.  Neat curls, smooth straight hair, a sleek ponytail or a chignon will also make you look sharp.

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A bold lip and liner is the key to creating this look.  Clean, winged liner followed by several coats of mascara is all the eyes need.  And a bright lip will give your face plenty of color, so don’t overdo the blush.  This makeup can be paired with everything from a perfectly polished bob with bangs to long, messy waves.


Imperfect hair and makeup is ideal to create a look with some edge.  Smudgy, black eye liner should be the focus on the face.  Don’t worry about making the liner neat—the more lived in, the better.  The rest of the makeup should be sheer.   Messy, second day hair that has a lot of texture will pull the look all together.

Written by: Claudia Mejerle

Mejerle is an Atlanta-based makeup artist with experience ranging from weddings to commercials, headshots, film, editorials and video shoots.

Photo Credit: Meredith Mejerle

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