Lessons from the Pros: Disco Lids

Hey pretty young things! This party season we’re goin’ pro disco–from sequins to faux furs, it’s all about the glam. To get your glitter lookin’ killer, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to dustin’ those disco lids, a la Nasty Gal’s in-house eye-candy buffs. See ya on the dance floor…

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Step 1: Apply your foundation and give yourself a nice even base to start with.

Step 2:  Using a fine-tipped brush so you have lots of control, apply a metallic cream eyeshadow. Follow the crease of the eye, and extend the shape out into the corner in a soft ang

Holly Falcone’s Hot Hands

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Holly Falcone really knows how to nail it. The NYC-based manicurist has beautified the nails of Anna Kendrick, MIA, Kristen Wiig, Lykke Li, Soko, and so many more. She stopped by our office to treat us to a custom manicure as we watched in awe. Read on to find out how to recreate her amazing metallic marble-effect nails.

The Best Festival Hair With Lou Teasdale

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Not everyone can call themselves a “rock ‘n’ roll groomer,” but London-based beauty expert Lou Teasdale totally fits the bill. She kicked off her career as a hair assistant on The X Factor back in 2007, and today she styles the now-infamous boy band coifs of One Direction. An avid festival-goer herself, we thought she’d be the perfect person to gives us some insight on how to style our strands without a lot of product, tools, and, um, shower time. (Not to mention she’s releasing a “creative bible” on DIY hair and beauty called The Craft come April!) Here, Lou shows us how to conquer a 3-day sweatfest in style and—remember, ladies—“baby wipes and dry shampoo are your friends.”

Get The Makeup From The Nasty Gal Collection Lookbook

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Real talk: Lottie Stannard is really, really good at makeup. One glance at the Nasty Gal Collection Fall 2013 lookbook, and you’ll totally understand why. She managed to amp up Ana Beatriz Barros’ (already striking!) features in the freshest way possible—with a bold berry lip and glossy smoky eye. Lucky for you (and us!), we chatted up the makeup artist to get every last detail on this super modern look.

Ziggy Stardust

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In a ideal world, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust makeup would be everyday wear, but depending on where you work, you might not be able to pull it off (here at Nasty Gal, we wouldn’t bat a well-lined eye). But since Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s the one night a year when unleashing your inner freak is not only accepted but encouraged, we tapped makeup artist extraordinaire Jen Budner to walk us through the steps for creating your own perfect lightning-strikes look.

Lip Foil x Esther Kim

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Are you mildly addicted to nail foil as of late? Well sista, you’re in luck, the fun doesn’t have to end at your hands thanks to our new super cool Lip Rock lip foil. Nasty Gal’s Makeup Artist In Chief, Stacey Nishimoto, shows us the ropes of the addictive lip accessory. Best of all, you can glam it up on the go. Stacey filled us in… “Just like instant noodles, you can look instantly hot. Now you can have true metallic lips in two minutes – SO MUCH FUN!”

Prime Time

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We love Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer so much that we’re giving it away as a limited-time gift with purchase!* And though we’ve all heard how great it is to use a primer, it can still be kind of tricky to nail down what exactly it does and how to use it. So we tapped Lori Taylor, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox, to give us the priming basics. Smooth, silky skin, here we come!