When Holland Roden, star of MTV’s Teen Wolf, arrived to the set of our latest beauty shoot, she was every bit the down-to-earth, upbeat Texas girl we imagined. In fact, the Los Angeles transplant made playing with two of spring’s biggest beauty trends—bright colors and matching lipstick and nails—even more cheery with her humor. “I love this concept,” she told us. “I’ve never paid a lot of attention to my nails because I have these little boy fingers. I always joke I could be a hand model in a Tonka Truck commercial!” It didn’t take long to convince the actress to try bright colors from now on, thanks to nail artist Michelle Saunders.
The makeup inspiration? “Bare skin, a beautiful fluffy lash, and lips, lips, lips,” makeup artist Georgie Eisdell says. Roden’s flawless skin made the first part easy, so Eisdell lightly applied Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Foundation ($45), dabbed Marc Jacobs’ Remedy Concealer Pen ($39) under the actress’ eyes for brightness, and set it all with loose powder. She dusted Bobbi Brown’s Eye Shadow ($22) in Bone on the actress’ lids, Frappe in the crease for contour, and applied YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara ($30) in Black for a full lash. Dior’s Blush ($42) in Passion Fruit came last, for a radiant flush to complement pretty much any lip color in Eisdell’s kit.
Meanwhile, hairstylist Nikki Providence gave Roden’s locks movement by curling her strands in small sections, combing through the curls (once they cooled) with a Mason Pearson Brush, and applying a heavy dose of Serge Normant’s Dry Texture Spray ($25). “The inspiration is a little Bardot,” Providence says. “It’s stronger than a natural wave—and a little sexy!”