Dua Lipa Makeup & Hair Tutorial


I saw a picture of Dua Lipa a few months ago but I got her confused with Emily Ratajkowski. It wasn’t until Jennie (of Black Pink) mentioned her in a V Live video that I actually discovered her music. And I have fallen hard. Everything about her musical style, video direction and overall aesthetic is beyond amazing and feels so fresh. Her makeup and hair are of course always looking great, so I thought I would share with you guys my interpretation of it. 


Prep: So I’ve sprayed some heat tamer and applied a dime sized amount of oil into my hair. We’re going to create some texture with this, so I don’t want to mess with it too much later on.

Texture: While my hair is still damp from the products, I’m grabbing small pieces of hair and twisting it away from my face. I’m gathering all of the twist together and pulling it into a small side bun. I will usually put on my makeup or go eat breakfast for at least 30 minutes to let this dry and set.


ReleaseOnce my hair has dried, I’m releasing the buns and lightly brushing out the curls with my fingers. I already created a lot of texture in my hair which is exactly what we’re going for, but my ends look messy and are going in all directions so I’m going through with my flat iron and just straightening the ends.


Wavy curls: Because of the texture we’ve created, I don’t need to curl all of my hair so I’m not going to bother at all with sectioning my hair. I’m selecting random pieces of hair and curling 1/2 a rotation away from my face at the top, and then 1/2 a rotation towards my face midway down.


Curls to waves: So the very left pictures shows how my hair looks like at this point. You can choose to finish off with hairspray or setting spray and be done or you can lightly brush it out to get messy, bedhead waves similar to Dua Lipa’s signature look.

Because I recently bleached and dyed my hair, I’m trying minimize the amount of times I shower in a week. This is my go-to-styling technique lately because it’s simple, quick and wears really well for a couple of days.

I haven’t exactly figured out how to best photograph the makeup tutorial, so this blogpost only covers the textured wave look. Hopefully by my next tutorial I’ll have this sorted, but for now please check out my tutorial below for the pinky brown, smokey eye look.

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Products used: 

Clinique all about eyes
Dr. Jart water drop hydrating moisturizer
Cover FX mattifying primer with anti-acne treatment
Bobbi Brown intensive skin serum corrector – 4 bisque
L’Oreal infallible pro-matte foundation – 104 golden beige
Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge
Smashbox step by step contour stick – bronze, highlight
Stila perfecting concealer – 04 shade c
Coty airspun translucent loose face powder
NARS bronzing powder – laguna
NARS powder blush – amour
MAC mineralize skinfinish – soft & gentle

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion – eden
Too Faced sweet peach eyeshadow palette – candied peach, peach pit, tempting, charmed I’m sure, nectar
Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Maybelline volum’ express the colossal waterproof mascara – blackest black
Stila stay all day waterproof eye liner – intense black
eBay eyelashes – link (multiple sellers carry this, don’t pay more than $3 for 5 pairs)
Duo eyelash adhesive – dark tone
Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade – ash brown

Carmex classic lip balm
Colourpop lippie stix – brink

TRESemme thermal creations heat tamer spray
L’Oreal professionnel mythic oil
KQC X-Heat tourmaline ceramic flat iron

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