Since taking over the radio with “Baby One More Time” in 1999, Britney Spears has gone on to define the modern pop star through both her music and her look. Her signature blonde locks and smoky eye are always camera ready. She’s isn’t afraid to have fun with fashion, experimenting with trends and even donning double denim to stir things up. Make your look pop with some Britney-approved styling tips.
Spears’ long blonde waves have become a central part of her signature style over the years. Have your stylist dye your hair strawberry blonde with platinum highlights and lowlights. Direct them to cut your hair into long layers with the longest layer falling just below your shoulders and the shortest landing at your chin. Wrap 2-inch wide sections of hair around a 2-inch curling iron. Hold it there for 10 seconds and pin the section to your head to cool. Repeat on your entire head and release the pins for glossy waves.
Spears opts for fresh skin, dark liner and a nude lip to make her eyes the center focus. Use a damp sponge to apply a luminous foundation into your skin. Pat a peach-toned cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks with your fingertip. Use a flat brush to pat a dark-brown matte shadow all over your eyelid. Line your upper lash line with a thick layer of black liquid liner to thicken your lashes. Coat your lower lash line with black, waterproof kohl liner to deepen the look. Apply three coats of volumizing mascara to both your upper and lower lashes. Finish things off with one layer of beige lip gloss with shimmer to plump your lips.
Spears chooses the bombshell look when getting dressed for the red carpet and events. Look for figure-hugging dresses in neutral tones like black and nude, with details like mesh or lace paneling or a jeweled neckline. Her hemline typically lands just above the knee. For every day, Spears is a fan of denim. Pair denim shorts and boyfriend-style jeans with loose-fitted T-shirts, baseball shirts and band shirts. Throw on a classic beige trench or faux fur cropped jacket when the cold weather hits.
Spears keeps her wardrobe stocked with accessories that will dress any outfit up or down in a pinch. She has often been spotted out in newsboy caps and fedoras, both on and off the red carpet. Her largest accessory is usually her earrings. She favors large silver hoops or stars. Necklaces are kept small, with pendants and birthstones dangling from a silver chain. She dresses things up with strappy sandals, and heads out for errands in distressed cowboy boots. Look out for large tote bags, Spears’ favorite for keeping necessities on hand throughout the day.
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