Allie Hamilton's Soaked and Sopping Strands
Sunday night. The SAG Awards are over, you've had your fill of football for the day, and you just want a little mindless entertainment before the week winds up. Enter The Notebook. Scoff all you want, you know deep down you've secretly flipped through the channels some nights hoping this was on for a good cry. While you may cry over the story of Noah and Allie, I cry for different reasons. In what is probably one of the most romantic scenes in the film, when Allie runs to Noah after years apart and starts a steamy make out session, I have the urge to cringe. Her makeup! That hair! That beautiful, shiny, glossy hair drenched to the roots in the rain! Long awaited embrace or not, sopping wet hair and makeup is not the first thing I want my long lost love to see years later.
Thankfully for us, Celebrity Makeup Artist Christopher Drummond and hairstylist Philip Pelusi had to deal with a similar situation (entanglement of limbs and lip lock excluded) at the recently rainy Golden Globes. With the rain in California and now in New York, what perfect timing to unveil their tips for keeping your hair and makeup fresh in the rain.
When dealing with your makeup, Drummond says to stay away from liquid foundation, as it has a tendency to melt and won't last as long against the elements. You should add layers to your foundation, as well as the rest of your face in preparation that some of it will come off in the rain. But apply carefully! There is a fine line between prepping for rain and giving yourself the dreaded Sharpie eyes look. Last, Drummond recommends wearing waterproof makeup, like this Finale Finishing Powder, which will absorb excess oil and keep your skin dry all day.
For controlling your hair on a rainy day, Pelusi recommends pulling it into an updo or half upsweep. Since it is already pinned up and sprayed, the chances of it lasting all night are much better. If you get caught in a sudden rainstorm and find yourself leaping into the arms of a handsome gentleman like our friend Allie, keep a small emergency kit in your purse with a few bobby pins, ponytail holder, and hair spray. To save wet hair, pull it up into a ponytail, wrap hair around the ponytail holder, and secure with a few pins. You're still a bird, he's still a bird, you're just the one who also doesn't look like a wet dog.