Real Girls, Real Beauty: 7 Beauty Looks For The New Year

Written by on December 31, 2012 in Beauty - 1 Comment
P&G Beauty Looks

To celebrate the new year, we’ve partnered with Procter & Gamble to share 7 looks to get you through 2013. We worked with real women to give you the details on how to look and feel your best using P&G products. An added plus–everything is under $20!

Photography: Delbarr Moradi 
Hair & Makeup: Priscilla Francine
Models: Allison, Kate, Anna, and Taylor

This post is brought to you in partnership with Procter & Gamble


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  • New Year’s Eve Party

    New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to bring out the sequins and go for an all-out party look! It’s the party where dramatic eyeshadow, glossy lips, statement earrings, and a sparkly dress can all be put together and not be considered over the top!


    Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo and Conditioner ($6.49 each): Helps relieve a dry itching scalp and smells super yummy.

    Secret Outlast Deodorant ($4.99): Keeps you odor-free and feeling secure for your long night of partying and all through the new year!

    Venus & Olay Razor ($10.49): Show off those sexy gams.

    Simply Olay Body Wash ($2.97): Prepare your skin with a refreshing and rejuvenating body wash.


  • Casual Day / Out and About 

    For a casual day of running errands, a high bun is a great option for no-fuss hair that still looks cute and put together. With pressing meetings and events not yet on the horizon, this is a great time to deep condition your hair and skin. A fresh start, indeed!


    Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner ($4.99 each): These are great for dry, damaged, color-treated hair. Leaves locks feeling soft and silky.

    Olay Age Defying Instant Hydration Eye Cream ($13. 49): Helps to reduce fine lines, and hydrates the skin around the eyes. Add a small amount before you apply your makeup.

  • Sleek and Chic 

    One of our favorite 2013 makeup trends is a gold, shimmery eye. This looks great with a sleek and straight hairstyle. A fun look for a work party or night out on the town!


    Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner ($3.99): Getting the sleek and straight look can be damaging to the hair. Prep before you style with this deep conditioner.

    Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Style Heat Protector ($5.99): Spray onto damp hair before you blow dry. Leaves hair soft and silky.

    COVERGIRL Eye Enhancer 1-Kit Eye Shadow in Golden Sizzle ($3.14): Achieve golden eyes with this sparkly eyeshadow.


  • Everyday 

    This look is great for everyday—for work, coffee meetings, or school. It’s very natural and easy, but you still feel pretty and put together. Style your hair with soft, simple waves. Draw attention to your eyes with a chocolate brown smoky eye, and wear a nude, shimmery lip gloss that lasts all day.


    COVERGIRL Outlast Lip Color ($8.99): This lipgloss is designed to last all day—perfect for taking the look from day to night.

    Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Tousling Styling Cream ($7.99): Calms those pesky fly-aways. Add a small amount to dry hair to keep it looking smooth and styled.

    Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting CC Cream ($19. 54): Apply before you apply your foundation. This moisturizer leaves your skin feeling hydrated and silky. Plus, it keeps your makeup looking fresh and glowing.

    COVERGIRL Instant Cheekbone Contouring Blush in Sophisticated Sable ($5.49): Enhance your cheekbones with this natural pink hue.


  • Glamorous Night Out 

    If you have a glamorous event or party to attend this year, channel old Hollywood for a look that’s sure to turn heads. Wear large, gorgeous curls with a deep side part, a classic bold red lip, and statement earrings.


    Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor in Cinnaberry Medium Auburn Brown ($8.49): One-tone, all-over hair color is still a big trend in 2013. Start the new year off with a bold new color, like a deep red/auburn brown.

    Herbal Essences Honey I’m Strong Shampoo and Conditioner ($5.99 each): Coats and protects hair before styling with any damaging hot tools.

    CoverGirl & Olay Pressed Powder (11.99): Get a beautiful, bright complexion with this pressed powder. Helps to set your makeup and hide any imperfections.


  • Date Night 

    Who doesn’t want to feel beautiful out on a date? Show off what you got with a flirty floral dress, bare legs, and nude heels. Show off your gorgeous face by pulling your hair back into a low bun with a middle part.


    Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner ($5.99 each): After a long, cold winter, you may be suffering from a dry, itchy scalp. Don’t let dandruff keep you from going on your hot date!

    Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Anti-Frizz Creme ($4.29): You don’t want frizzy fly-aways with this sleek hairstyle. Add a small amount of this creme to damp hair to achieve silky smooth locks.

    Venus Embrace Razor ($8.52): For sexy and smooth legs!

  • Girls’ Brunch 

    For a fun, girls-only brunch, don a trendy blouse or dress, and finish with wavy hair and bright pink lips. (We can always count on girlfriends to fully appreciate those fashion-forward looks that the men in our lives may not quite understand!)


    CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara ($7.79): Punch up those lashes with this bold mascara.

    Pantene Pro-V Stylers Extra Strong Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray ($4.97): Set your waves with this strong spray. Your hair isn’t going to budge!

    Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Tousling Mousse ($3.99): Add a small amount of mousse to dry, styled curls to piece them apart and achieve a more messy style.

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