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2 Minutes with Celeb Stylist Mary Alice Haney: Get Her Best 4 Tips

Remember this crazy-sexy red dress that Blake Lively wore to last year's Emmys? L.A.-based stylist Mary Alice Haney handpicked the Versace showstopper for Lively--and has helped Jessica Capshaw, Angelina Jolie, and Sarah Jessica Parker create red-carpet and editorial looks for magazines like GQ . So we asked Haney for some tips--and some must-have items--to get you picture-perfect.

What makeup do you always have stashed in your big-night-out bag?

"Shiseido Hydro Powder Eyeshadow in Glistening Sand--celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh (who works with ReeseWitherspoon and Jessica Biel) used it on me once and now I amaddicted--and Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Under Eye Concealer.It's super easy to use and never looks caked on."

What is your current favorite big-night-out accessory?

"I think an evening outfit should have one wow element, like thisdiamond snake ring that I just found from L.A. designer Julia Cohen."

A more affordable option is this ring.

Give us an example of the most flattering dress one could buy.

"Everyone should own a great black dress. I happen to have 10--from oneby Azzedine Alaia, who is the master of body-forming sexy dresses, to agreat jersey one from Tom Ford's '90s collection. A black dress and abig necklace or bracelet (either--not both!) can make a huge statement.You can wear the same dress and just keep changing your big accessory.This one from BCBGeneration would look amazing with this Yves Saint Laurent cuff. I love mixing high and low."

What's your secret to looking party-perfect?

"Add some sparkle! A flashy sequined top or embellished shoes can dress up any occasion."

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