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As promised, here’s the scoop on how to recreate Jessica Alba’s stunning makeup look from The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. I really do think a bold lip is the way to go when it comes to special occasion makeup. A pop of color just makes everyone look like they’re having more fun.
Step 1: Makeup artist Lauren Andersen prepped Alba’s skin with primer (she used Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, $65) and followed that with tinted moisturizer (Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 15, $55), concealer (Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer $32) and a subtly shimmery powder (Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder) to create dimension and a natural glow to Alba’s skin.
Step 2: Andersen contoured Alba’s cheeks with cream bronzer and added warmth to the apples of the cheeks with a rose cream blush. She used Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset, $40.
Step 3: To define Alba’s eyes, Andersen smudged brown eye pencil (Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Espresso, $28) around the outer corners of her eyes. Next, she applied powder bronzer (Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer, $45) in the creases of Alba’s eyes and swiped gold shadow (Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune, $38) on her lids.
Step 4: Andersen finished the eyes with multiple coats of black mascara (Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, $28) and brow pencil (Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette, $32), which she used to amp up Alba’s arches.
Step 5: This look wouldn’t be complete without the tangerine lipstick. Anderson used Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera, $28.
Image: Courtesy of Hourglass Cosmetics
This is my favorite time of year — awards season, ahhhh! I live for snuggling up on the couch with my girls, (well, tonight it’s my husband Dave and his cousin Kevin, but they were good sports) to watch, critique and prattle about the red carpet coverage. Then I pour over the photos online after the show to decide who pulled off the most glamorous and interesting looks. Edgy styles like Julianne Hough’s pompadour-ish up ‘do is red-carpet worthy, but also something you can try for a big night out. Here are more alluring looks from the big night.
What was your favorite look from the Golden Globes?
(images via: imdb.com and zimbio.com)
This gorgeous wavy swept-to-the-side hairstyle is a staple on the red carpet and the perfect go-to do’ for any holiday party. Slight changes can make the style lean towards classic or read more edgy (the difference is in what you do to the slick side). If clean and simple is what you’re going for, follow Amanda Seyfried’s lead and pull one side of your hair back and secure with bobby pins, sweeping the rest of your hair over your shoulder. For something a little more daring, copy Scarlett Johansson’s faux-undercut and French braid a few strands from the ear to the crown in a diagonal pattern. Either way, spray the hell out of it with a strong-hold hairspray like Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $17 and you’ll be good to go for the rest of the night. Here are more pretty versions. Which do you like best?
This photo was just too adorable not to talk about. Jessica Alba’s daughter Honor was spotted in Beverly Hills getting a multi-colored mani-pedi, and she was clearly tickled with the results. Isn’t that how we all feel when we have freshly lacquered nails and toes? I sure do and it’s making me think that I might just have to break down and paint my toes this weekend (possibly with this nail polish hue). I’ve been trying to give my nails some time off from polish in order to help re-hydrate them (more on that later), but I seriously feel naked without painted toes. Do you feel the same way? Maybe I’m just a nail polish addict. Very likely.