Actress and fashion designer Lauren Conrad stopped by “Katie” to offer a primer on some of the hot hair and makeup trends of the season, including white eyeliner and messy side braids.
Lauren has been called “the mini Martha Stewart” for good reason. She has her own clothing lines and a huge online following as a fashion blogger and on Twitter and Pinterest.
Lauren demonstrated how to create a messy side braid, starting with a ponytail and a fishtail braid which is then gently pulled apart.
“Lots of different variations are everywhere,” she said. “It’s really just the undone look. The messier you make it, the better.”
A trend also seen on the runways was white eyeliner.
“A subtle way to do it is just the waterline of your eye to make it pop,” said Lauren. “It’s more of a mod look. Another way is just as a highlight on the inner corners of your eyes. It’s a really easy day-to-night look, an easier take on the trend.”
White eyeliner would match the all-white outfit she’ll soon be sporting. Lauren, 27, will be planning her wedding. She just got engaged to law student William Tell.
The former “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” reality star also introduced her philanthropic effort “The Little Market.” She traveled the world -- Nepal, India, Peru and Bolivia -- visiting female artisans creating unique handmade products which are sold through the online store.
Lauren showcased the fair trade items which included holiday ornaments, handmade wrapping paper and a block-printed apron.