Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 4 October 2015

Katie Holmes’ ‘pretty punk’ look explained

Published 09/05/2013

Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes

The secret behind Katie Holmes' hair and beauty look has been revealed.

The actress attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala earlier this week and looked stunning in a white Calvin Klein dress.

Bobbi Brown make-up artist Genevieve Herr styled the brunette, giving her a subtle-yet-edgy appearance.

“Katie’s Met Gala make-up was a departure from her natural look," Genevieve explained to

"We took the traditional punk look of black eyes and white lips and modernised it by combining metallic cream shadow with black liner and lots of black mascara to create a winged, smoked-out eye. We finished the look with a bit of pale pink blush and a beige lip. Pretty in Punk."

To accompany her dress and make-up, Katie wore her hair in a wispy bouffant.

With her glossy locks pulled back from her face, the focus was all on her smoky eyes.

Luckily, the gorgeous 'do is easy to recreate, thanks to Alterna Haircare’s Global Creative Director, Michael Shaun Corby.

“To ensure maximum volume, spray damp locks from root to tip with Alterna Bamboo 48 Hour Volume Sustainable Volume Spray. Rough blow dry with fingers," he revealed.

"Add shine, texture and light hold by working new Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector into strands. Backcomb the top section of the head for added volume from forehead to crown."

In keeping with the punk theme, Katie left some strands loose.

The slightly tousled finish is crucial when it comes to this look.

"Sweep hair back to the nape and twist upwards into a loose and messy French twist. Secure with hair pins as you go," Michael continued.

"The finished look is a bit loose, ensure hold with Bamboo Style Ultra Hold Hairspray.”

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