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Country sensation Carrie Underwood is back in action! With her new album Cry Pretty out in September, lets take a look at Carrie’s favorite mane moments that we adore in this issue.

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Get a hot new look this summer with mane inspiration from our special “Celebrity Style” section with your favorite hair stars!

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The ‘80s are back with these gorgeous retro-inspired hairstyles by Sharon Blain and Peter Gray.

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Check out the easy, breezy tresses these hot celebs are rocking!

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We’re giving away over $5,000 in hot beauty products and hair tools in our September 2018 issue! Grab a copy and enter our Big Beauty Giveaway for your chance to win big.

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Get in the know and check out what’s new in beauty right now. Be ahead of all your friends with the latest and greatest hair and makeup products!

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Check out these fabulous hair transformations in the September 2018 issue. Get inspired to redo your ‘do with these stunning tress changes from the hair pros at Fantastic Sams!.


Sophisticate’s Blog:             Ana Ortiz


Devious Maids star Ana Ortiz takes old Hollywood glam to new heights with her gorgeous, curled tresses and glowing skin. Sophisticate’s had to find out how to recreate this flawless hair and beauty look, so we went straight to duo behind Ana’s knockout, red carpet style: makeup artist Shiyena and hairstylist Pamela Neal.

1. I dampened and re-dryed the hair as it had been flat ironed previously and flat ironed hair is notoriously hard to curl.
2. I then took small square sections starting at the front hairline, spraying each with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Thermal Styling Spray and wrapping them around a 1 inch iron, pulling out the iron and pinning the rolled up section securely before moving on to the next section. I wrapped them all in the same direction.
3. The next row of curls I wrapped in the opposite direction, repeating the spraying and pinning on each section. The next row I curled back in the same direction as the first row.
4. Once the whole head was completed in this manner, I took out all the pins and brushed the hair through, coaxing the hair into waves with my fingers. She then ran out of time and I had to let her go so just sprayed it with Davines No. 7 Firm Hairspray!

Prepping the face:
1. I saturated some cotton with the Fleur Blanc toner and gently buffed it in all over her face and neck.
2. I applied serum next and let that dry completely.
3. Then, I spread a thin layer of the Day Cream Creme de Jour all over her face.
4. While that’s absorbing into her skin, I move on to her eyes.

1. I like to always start with the eyes first so I can clean it up easier if they are any eyeshadow fall outs.
2. I gently patted on the Lingerie Pour Les Yeux in Medium on her eyelids to prime the eyes for eyeshadow application.
3. I first dusted the lightest color Linen from the Palette Play in Copper all over her eyelids up to her brow bone.
4. Next, I applied the the color Gilt on her eyelids up to the creases of her eye.
5. I then brushed the darker bronze color Suede on the outer corner of her eyes to achieve the Smokey effect pulling the shadow out to create a more almond/cat eye look.
6. On the top lash line, before I lined it with eyeliner, I lined it with Indigo from the same eyeshadow quad at the lash line and winged it up and darkened the outer corner of her eyes.
7. I then gently lined the top lash line to darken it with Le Joli Crayon in Charbon and used the other end of the liner to blend the line out.
8. I also lined her bottom lash line with Le Joli Crayon in Aubergine and blended it out as well.
9. With the angle brush, I went over and smudged the dark bronze color, Suede, on top of the Aubergine eyeliner (bottom) along with the Charbon eyeliner (top) to soften the lines.
10. I lined the waterline with Le Joli Crayon in Charbon to finish up the smokey eye.
11. I finished the eyes with Eiffel Power Mascara—lots and lots of coats! This mascara doesn’t clump at all so it’s easy to build it up without it looking messy.

1. I cleaned up any eyeshadow fallouts, if there were any at this point.
2. I mixed and applied the Love Me Deux Moisture Tint in Paris and Provence all over her face and down her neck to give it a seamless effect.
3. I then used concealer to spot conceal any blemishes and to highlight under her eyes, bridge of nose and forehead.
4. I lightly filed in her brows with Arch de Triumph in Warm and Dark Brown. She has gorgeous thick brows so not much was needed here.
5. I glided the Vu-On Rouge Color Accent in Bouquet Rose on the apples of her cheeks and blended it up and out toward her temples with my fingers, primarily concentrating on the apples of her cheeks and making sure the color is not blended too much.
6. I then brushed on Belle Poudre in Golden Medium with the Kabuki brush all over her face for the nice HD finish.
7. To finish the look, I used Beaute en Bronze Bronzer Duo in Monaco. I popped cheeks with the pink blush for a hint of shimmer and dusted the face with bronzer.
8. I like to apply the bronzer where the sun would normally hit the face—the forehead, cheek bones, tip of the nose and on the chest.

1. I lined her lips with the Drawmatic Lip Liner in Naked and filled it in with the liner itself.
2. I then layered the Lip Lustre Lipgloss in Demure on top of the liner so her lips look scrumptious.

I sprayed and massaged in Amour D’Ore Body Spray to glisten her arms for that sun kissed glow


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