January 13, 2014 at 10:41 am , by Bethany Cantor
It’s that time of year again–awards season–aka the only thing that could tear us away from Downton Abbey on a Sunday night. The 2014 Golden Globes ceremony was packed with more A-listers that ever before and judging by the frenzied pace of the Twitter conversation last night, most of you were watching! Tina and Amy brought the house down, Jennifer Lawrence didn’t fall up the stairs (and she own again!), and some of our favorite women made pregnancy look downright glam–it was a big night.
As is always the case, some definite trends emerged as each celebrity took her turn in front of the cameras. Red was everywhere: on lips, on dresses, on the bottoms of heels, of course. Eye-catching, shimmering metallics were a favorite, as well. But perhaps the most popular accessory of the night was an interesting hemline. High slits, high-low styles, and even T-length styles were all over the red carpet.
Beauty-wise, bold lips, sleek, straight hair, soft, girly makeup, and sophisticated updos were the winners of the night.
In traditional award-season fashion, our web team has culled their favorite looks from the night for you to peruse. Do you agree with our picks? Which look blew you away?
January 9, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
There’s no question about it: Lupita Nyong’o was positively glowing at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala. The 12 Years a Slave actress was announced as a BAFA Rising Star Award nominee this week, but this look makes her a beauty award winner in our book!
To create a similar look, start with an all-over primer and follow with a tinted moisturizer or lightweight foundation (since you’re going for an all-over glow, you don’t want to go too matte with your base). You’ll want to keep it simple in the eye-makeup department; lightly dust a shimmery pale shadow from your lash line up to your brow bone. Next, take a highlighter pencil and line your inner rims for some extra sparkle (we love Make Up For Ever Eye Pencil in White). Skip your typical eyeliner routine and swipe on a couple coats of lengthening mascara instead. Swirl a pink cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks and follow by a dusting of illuminating powder over your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose (try Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in “Lightscapade”.) A sheer red lipgloss will give your pout a subtle pop of color that stands out in a big way against the rest of your minimalistic makeup. If you really want to work this look, slick your hair back and let your fresh face take center stage, Lupita-style .
Don’t fear the slicked-back hair look; learn how to master the polished ponytail, here.