Red Carpet Beauty


Another award season is coming to an end this weekend at the Oscars. At all of the award shows this year, the hair and makeup have been pretty minimal. Everyone has been been keeping things neutral with safe nude lips and eyes, and really just focusing on the skin.  I am hoping that the stars will step it up a notch and wow us with some amazing hair and makeup this weekend. My favorite last year was Kate Winslet’s look when she won best actress for The Reader.

Whether you are going to the fancy  annual Vanity Fair Party or having your own private affair at home with family and friends. There is nothing more fun than gushing over all the stars, gowns, hair and makeup looks hitting the red carpet on Sunday. As Rachel Zoe would say… “Who will be shutting it down this year”? My vote is YOU will be!

My idea of a great red carpet look is flawless skin, smokey eyes and a light pink glossy lip. To achieve this looks follow the steps below.

Face: Cleanse and moisturize skin,  apply a highlighting cream to the cheek bones, nose, chin and forehead. Then apply a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier all over face and blend into neck and hair line. Set this with a translucent powder by blotting face with a velour puff. Next lightly sweep a foundation powder on top of this to really polish off this look. Apply a peachy pink blush like NARS Orgasm powder blush to the apple of the cheeks and then lightly dust the bridge of your nose and forehead for a nice glow. You can also add a bit of soft shimmer to the cheek bones if you like.

Eyes: Apply a thin layer of Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer to eye lids and let dry. Next, take a firm eye shadow brush and dip it into a slate gray color eye shadow like Scene from MAC Cosmetics and apply close to the lash line on top and bottom. Take a larger eye shadow and blend to get rid of  any hard lines. Next line the inside water line of the eye with a black kohl pencil. Close eyes for a few second and reapply the kohl. Curl lashes and apply two coats of black mascara like L’Oreal  Voluminous Mascara is Carbon Black. If you are feeling extra glamourous apply a full strip of lashes close to the lash line and apply another coat of mascara.

Lips: Keeps the lips nude and natural by lining with a flesh tone lip pencil and then applying a coating of sheer pink gloss like Smashbox’s Lip Enhancing Gloss in Scoop. This color is great for light and dark skin tones.

Happy Oscar Weekend!

Anthony Merante
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2 Responses to Red Carpet Beauty

  1. pcnw says:

    let the best win !!!

  2. Airica says:

    you can never go wrong with nude lips!!!

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