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Quick Looks: Late Night Purples

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Man, I haaaaate freshly washed hair! it’s such a pain to deal with, at least for my hair! I feel like I have to put 10 pounds of product in to make it do anything. I wish they sold a product that made your hair like a day after washing it. I think that works best for a lot of people :)

Tonight I’m going downtown to see a friend I’ve known since elementary school, who just happens to be in Austin for some reason. I haven’t been downtown in awhile, so it should be fun! I’m realizing now that I’m wearing the same jacket I had on in my last Quick Looks post.. ah well, I like this jacket lol :)

In addition to being clean and annoying, it also photographs way worse than it looks in real life. cool, thanks hair! -____-






The main things used were ingot shadows that I don’t know the names of (a dark purple, medium violet, and then a very light lilac as a highlight) along with a turquoise and light blue on the lower lid. I used MAC Feline Eye Kohl on my waterline and as a base for the dark purple and turquoise shades. I also used Tarte primer and lights, camera, lashes on my lashes, and have MAC She-Zam dazzleglass (i think its a dazzle glass?) on my lips. Cheeks are a lancome bronzer and MAC Ripe Peach blush.



  1. Ashley

    November 6, 2011 at 3:12 am

    You are stunning!

  2. amandasourlemon

    November 6, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Looks lik you’ve been feeling the purples, blues and greens recently. Me too. :P Love the look!!

  3. Courtney

    November 6, 2011 at 3:24 am

    You should do a tutorial with this look. Just saying…

    • Denissepr

      November 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Yessss, tutorial!

      • dessert

        November 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm

        I agree, I was just about to ask a tutorial peeeaaassse!!!!!

        • Juliana

          November 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm

          Jumping on the tutorial wish bandwagon! :)

          • Nancy

            November 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm

            Tutorial~ :D

  4. Elaine

    November 6, 2011 at 3:28 am

    You look amazing! Reminds me of this singer called Megan Washington :)

  5. Katt

    November 6, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Try a texturizing powder for your hair – Schwarzkopf Osis + is the most amazing stuff! Love love love!

    • Lexi

      November 6, 2011 at 3:46 am

      I use this, it is nothing short of amazing.

    • Rae

      November 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      I third that, that stuff is amazing! I use it on my mom. Big Sexy Hair also makes one called Powder Play that’s good too.

  6. Misato-san

    November 6, 2011 at 3:43 am

    tutorial, tutorial, tutorial!
    I love this look on you and don’t worry for your hair… same here ._.
    And by the time I get used to them… they are long and strange again XD

  7. Sam

    November 6, 2011 at 4:06 am

    I looove this. I think it would look great on my hazel eyes.

  8. Natasha

    November 6, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Would probably love you forever if you did a tutorial on this. So beautiful!

  9. Katy

    November 6, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Love this look!! I have pretty much the same hair as you. You should switch back to WEN. I remember you said you used it before and had to use a lot well…now your hair is super short and you can use a lot less. I love it for my platinum hair. Looks so healthy and feels soo soft and I can still style it. If I dont use it I have to use a lot of oil which weights it down, if I didnt use WEN my hair literally turns into dreds because I botched the bleach process last time with too much developer. But the best day after product i use is my Bumble and Bumble Surf spray!! Love it!!

  10. Sarah

    November 6, 2011 at 5:12 am

    they do make stuff to make your hair like the day after!!! its actually called dirt!!!!


    haha pretty purples btw :)

    • Laura

      November 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

      I second this suggestion, when my hair was short Dirt was a life saver. Btw, you look so edgy! It’s such a difference from how you’ve looked in the past but I like it:)

      • MichelleChefNYC

        November 16, 2011 at 11:35 pm

        I third this suggestion. I was actually going to post this, but I saw it was already mentioned. I love this stuff, it really does give you that second day look without being greasy looking, and it smells really good. I liked this better when I had long hair, as my current style (a highly structured vintage bob ala Louise Brooks) requires my hair to be really straight and it honestly looks best the “first day”. But
        I will still use it to tame any flyaway hairs and to give extra weight and control to my hair on days when it needs it (expecially as winter looms in NYC)

  11. Victoriah

    November 6, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Try using some dry shampoo, if your problem is your hair being to silky to hold up. It really texturizes, even the cheap Tresemme one!

  12. Heather

    November 6, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I’m going with a thirding(for now that’s a word) the Jonathan brand Dirt…I haven’t used it myself but I’ve heard tell from others that it is a great product.

    I have a hairspray(Not Your Mother’s Hairspray) for texturizing/volume that I just bought two weeks ago…YUCK! Stay away from that! The smell is horrifying.

  13. Celina

    November 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Oh wow! That is gorgeous!! I must try it myself *_*

  14. Kelly

    November 6, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Could you please do a tutorial for this look? It’s such an amazing look, I’d like to know how you did it.

  15. Isidora

    November 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

    OMG This is amazing for winter !!!!!!!!
    P.S. check out my channel for fashion videos for winter and fall :D <3

  16. lisa

    November 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    have you ever tried a dry shampoo on clean hair? i have a lot of clients that do that..gives your hair much more texture without looking dirty. try it!

  17. Tiffany

    November 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Whoo, i love this look :) colors’ make up are very cute on you !

  18. dally

    November 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    lol your hair looks fine! and your makeup is pretty! you sound like my cousin she always go nuts about how her hair don’t look right after washing it and fixing. haha

  19. Jenn A.

    November 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I love the combination of purple shadow and turquoise liner!

  20. Phyrra

    November 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Whatever that color is along your lower lash line, I’m in love with it. This is a gorgeous look! I’d definitely love to see a tutorial of it :)

  21. Julia C

    November 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous! You should try OSIS + Dust It for your hair! It makes it really easy to style and it makes your hair super voluminous! You need to try it! It’s seriously amazing stuff.

  22. Erica

    November 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I’m chiming in on the dry shampoo on clean hair bandwagon. My stylist recommended this to me, and I thought she was crazy. But now, it’s part of my freshly washed hair routine. Once I blowdry and flat iron, I put in dry shampoo. It adds volume, texture, makes it “style” better, and helps prevent it from getting oily/shiny/greasy BEFORE it normally would (which is when I USED to reach for the dry shampoo). Try it! I use the Beyond the Zone dry shampoo from Sally’s. Best dry shampoo on the market (other than Oscar Blandi, but who can afford $20 a can? lol)

    Oh, and tutorial on this makeup please!

  23. Brooke

    November 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    LOVE this look..maybe a tutorial if you could, that’d be really cool?! and i think your hair is awesome, although i totally get what you mean about when it’s freshly washed cuz i go through the same thing!

  24. Megan D

    November 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Pleeeease do a tutorial for this look!

  25. Sam

    November 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Hey, I’ve made a blog! Feel free to check it out? You’re my inspiration (I’ve even linked you and credited you in a look I did).

    I love this look! The colours are just too great.

  26. AshleyBeautyBlog

    November 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Nice look Leesha, hope you had a fun night out with your friend.

    My hair is very fine and limp after I wash it so I use Bumble and bumble Bb Texture hair (un)dressing creme to get my hair looking more textury and dirty without the oily unwashed feeling (he’s an example: http://ashleybeautyblog.com/2011/09/look-green-and-gold-eyeshadow-to-compliment-handmade-peruvian-jeweled-necklace/)

  27. Sarah

    November 7, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I like the coat! And I dig the hair, too – you always look great but you really look awesome these days!

  28. Visagist Vanity

    November 7, 2011 at 1:00 am

    They do sell a product that makes your hair like the day after. It’s called Dirt by Jonathan something or other. I have some that I never use lol…it smells SO good though.

    I actually prefer to use the knock off Sally (Beyond the Zone) version of Powder Play…that stuff is amazing. It REALLY gives your hair some texture

  29. Victoria

    November 7, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Video please I need to learn how to do this look!!

  30. Shayna

    November 7, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Have you tried Johnathan Dirt? It’s a texture paste but it’s not gooey like some are. It saved my life when my hair was your length, haha.

  31. Tonje

    November 7, 2011 at 8:30 am

    You should try “I hate my hair the day it’s washed, by lee stafford. It’s awesome! :) Love the makeup

  32. Joni

    November 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Since you hate your hair when it’s freshly washed, I thought you might want to try this one :) It’s a spray from Lee Stafford that’s called “I Hate My Hair The Day It’s Washed”. I’m not sure about where you can get it in the US, but I guess you’ll know where to look:) Anyway, here’s the link to the product :) http://www.leestafford.com/uk/products/product.php?pi=140

  33. Kathrine

    November 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Love this look so much :D!

  34. Elizabeth Flaherty

    November 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Love this look. Love the purples. Please do a tutorial!!!! You really do a good tutorial.

  35. diane mary

    November 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    this is super stunning!!!

  36. Holly Jane

    November 8, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love this look! Also there is a product called salty dog that is for making your hair ‘dirty’ after washing, look it up :)

  37. Liz

    November 9, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Pretty look! Could you please list MAC dupes for the shadows? Thanks!

  38. Traci

    November 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I will 30th the suggestion for Dirt. I have fine hair, I like to say “kitten hair” because it’s so fine and soft. I also have a similar hair style, and Dirt is a life saver, it gives my hair enough, oomph to look great.

  39. Courtney

    November 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I have this stuff from Sally’s that gives your hair that “dirty” texture without actually being dirty. It’s from Beyond The Zone and it’s called Super Sexy – Texturize & Distort Styling Sauce. Love this!

  40. Jordan

    November 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    i don’t know if you can get Lee Stafford products over in the states, but he has a product called day after spray that makes your hair like day old hair and i use it on my short hair because its really fluffy after i wash it. you can buy it in boots in the uk

  41. Chantal

    November 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Wow this is a stunning look! Would so love to see a tutorial of how it is done!

  42. Sandee

    November 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

    this look is so beautiful!!!! im going to steal it! hehehe!

  43. aura

    November 18, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Tutorial please :)
    I just love this look, can you do something involving browns and purples?

  44. amberli

    August 21, 2012 at 2:41 am

    wow, love your looks, you make them look sooo easy!

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