Beauty Tips for Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black's music video, "Friday," might be close to getting 100 million views on YouTube, but we all know that has nothing to do with the production quality of the shooteven though her parents dropped $4000 dollars on the project. Before the budding pop tart (yes, we know she's only 13) releases her next single, "LOL," we took it upon ourselves to provide a little beauty advice to the rising star to help her better navigate the treacherous world of fameand flat irons.
Switch it up! Black keeps her hair and makeup look (with the exception of a very moody eyeshadow for the "evening" scenes) static in every take. We'd like to see her try a new age-appropriate trend in each scene instead. Colored hair extensions, face-framing side braids, poppy pink lipglossthe options are endless. Just because she can't drive yet (and her parents want to keep her image wholesome) doesn't mean that she can't experiment with hair and makeup.
When in doubt, use dry shampoo. This is a sticky subject... but due to Black's age (or an overly-zealous keratin treatment), greasy roots seem to be a bit of a reality for the tween. We recommend that she keep a can of aerosol dry shampoo (a powder formulation will stand out against her dark hair) on set to absorb oil as it builds up.
Work with the lighting. Aside from thick hair, big eyes, and a cute face, Black has another major beauty advantageher age. At 13, and with no visible signs of acne (we wonder what her cleansing system is), Black's skin is in tip-top shape. We'd like to see her use this more to her advantage by playing with highlighters to emphasize bone structure and skin tone. Plus, illuminators are a great way to learn how to apply makeup to face contours without looking too grown-up.
Make it believable.Anticipating that her follow-up video will be just as sporty and filled with teen-centric activities as the first one (School! Convertibles! Parking lot parties!), we'd like to see Black's hair and makeup be more authentic to the staging situations. Ok, our major beef was with the car scene. Who's ever ridden in a convertible with the top down and not gotten seriously wind-whipped hair (in the backseat no less!)? Should Black find herself in the same situation with "LOL," we hope she (and her straight-haired friends) opt for more believable updos or ponytails. (We also hope they slather up with SPFpromoting the virtues of sun protection at an early age would make anything a seriously worthwhile viral video.)
Now that we've put the "vanity" back in "vanity record label," do you have anything else to add? Let us know!.