Give yourself a wintry look, Taylor Swift style

By FIONA CONNOLLY
COLUMNIST

There’s something very festive about Taylor Swift’s classic look. Her hair, cat-eye makeup, and of course, her signature red lipstick, just seem to give a wintry touch to any outfit. So why not try out her look over the holidays? It’s actually quite simple. Here’s how:

Taylor SwiftThe first step is the hair. Of course Taylor is famous for her long, perfect curls. How do you get your hair to do that? It’s actually not as difficult as it may seem.

Of course you could always just use a small-barreled curling iron, but the heat can be very damaging to you hair. Instead, try sock curling it. After a night shower, massage a leave-in conditioner into your hair to keep down the frizzies, and then put in the socks.

The best kind to use is long and thin. Take a thin strip of hair and wrap it around the sock, just like you would if you were using a wand. When the hair is all wrapped up, tie the sock in a firm knot so it won’t slip out over night. Finish
with the rest of you hair and then sleep on it. It won’t be comfortable at first, but when you take them out in the morning, they should be perfect, natural-looking curls.

The next thing is makeup. First, put on foundation and concealer to get an even skin tone, and highlight your cheekbones with a light peach blush.

Now for eyes. Taylor Swift always has that perfect cat-eye. In order to get that same look, trust your instincts and just do your eyeliner in one quick stroke, starting from the inner corner of your eye. If you go too slowly, the line will be wiggly. It may take time to get it right, but it’s not like you have to rush to get to school on time.

Next, curl your lashes and pile on the Mascara. Obviously, you don’t want it to be clumpy, so try putting on your Mascara in a zigzag motion.

Lastly, the lips. A lot of people will try to use the same exact lip color they see on TV, but that might not work for your skin tone. Everyone is different so you have to experiment to find the perfect shade for you. Generally, red lipsticks with pink tones are good for people with pink undertones in their skin, orange tinted reds for pale girls, and darker purply tinted lipsticks for girls with dark skin. Try different colors out until you find the perfect one for you.

So there you have it. A wintry look to go with any outfit based off of Taylor Swift’s classic style.  Click here to see a tutorial for a slightly different Taylor Swift look by Michelle Phan.

Happy Holidays!

Contact Fiona Connolly at pixi1998@gmail.com.

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