America's Next Top Model Is...
Tonight is the big finale of America's Next Top Model, and I am bubbling with excitement. Bubbling kind of like a volcano, where our hopeful models shot their pre-final pictures in Hawaii. And while I am willing to bet that my hula hooping moves would knock these ladies off their rockers (it's all in the hips!), Nicole's photo knocked me off of mine. Thus we bring you to our favorite look of Cycle 13.
Sure, there were tons of more dramatic photos this season in various settings (need we remember the horse shoot?), but this photo stunned us because it was a look we could actually achieve. Perhaps not the rocky volcano and splashing waves, but Nicole's hair and makeup was radiant, and a look that with the right products you can do at home!
First, let's talk hair. I've tried many a time to get my hair to look like this and sadly it just ends up looking like I forgot to brush my hair after a rousing Friday night out. That's because this hairstyle borders a fine line between nappy and glorious. Since we don't have a team of stylists fluffing our locks we have to resort to our own products. To get a similar tousled look, get rough with your hair! Blow dry with your fingers and use a sea salt spray with a gritty texture like Blow Beach Blow for a texturized, beachy effect.
As for Nicole's makeup, we can't get enough of her glistening skin. Lucky for us, metallic makeup is in, and Nicole's makeup artist seemed to get that memo too. For a skin that shines like that Hawaiian sun, try this Clinique Illuminator to get a similar glow. We don't know if Nicole will win tonight, but she definitely gets brownie points in our book with this look.
What has been your favorite hair and makeup look on this season's ANTM? Post your comments below!