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Kate Walsh on David Letterman

How-To: Kate Walsh's Late Show Look


When Kate Walsh made her entrance on The Late Show With David Letterman last night, my friend and I audibly gasped. Her super glossy, retro hairstyle perfectly complemented her bright lipstick. In all, the look was very Mad Men, so naturally I'm obsessed. Here's how to get the look:

  • Blow out hair with a side part, lifting at the roots. Follow with a big curling iron, making sure the barrel isn't too close to your roots. Use a hair spray that provides both shine and hold, like Bumble & bumble Shine Spray ($34).

  • Line the entire rim of the eye with black liner (it looks like she's wearing pencil to me, but if you've mastered something else, try that) and apply a light grey eyeshadow on the lid, just until the crease. Try Sonia Kashuk Powder Partners Eye Shadow Duo in Cocktail Hour 01 ($7.99). Use your regular black mascara.
  • Sweep on a hint of peachy blush on the apples of the cheeks, like Benefit Dandelion ($28).
  • Finding the perfect orange-based red lipstick can be difficult. Experiment by mixing shades you already have, or try Sephora Maniac Long Wearing Lipstick in 09 ($12), a bright orange with red shimmer. A lip liner will help the color stay put, but any neutral color should work to prevent bleeding. Just like Dr. Addison does.
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