8 Red Carpet Beauty Trends You Can Actually Pull Off
But leave the Lady Gaga glitter to Lady Gaga
There’s no shame in admitting it--when it comes to the red carpet, we’re all about who wore it best. But turns out, in our fashion-obsessed state, we’d been missing some pretty crucial beauty ideas. To change that, here are eight trends we spotted during this year’s awards season that you can actually wear IRL.
Chrissy Teigen’s Nude Lip
The mom-to-be brought major attention to her pout at last week’s Grammy Awards with a perfect nude lipstick. The color was just a touch on the mauve side, so it made the look appear more warm than washed out. Hint: It’s perfectly suitable for everyday wear.
Get the look: L'Oreal lipstick ($6)
Kiernan Shipka’s Brows
We never thought we'd steal beauty tips from a teenager. But she's the chic-est little one in the game. To get her fluffed brow look for yourself, stock up on a tinted brow gel. This stuff is the magic key to textured brows in less than one minute.
Get the look: Glossier brow gel ($16)
Emilia Clarke’s Half-Up ’Do
When was the last time you uttered the words “half up, half down”? In the year...mmm...2003? Enter: Emilia Clarke and her Golden Globes hairstyle. Nothing too extraordinary going on here, but that’s exactly the point. We love how her simple, pulled-back strands compliment her dress (and now we know how we’re styling on own locks for work tomorrow).
Get the look: Bumble and Bumble texturizing spray ($32)
Viola Davis’s Bold Eyes and Lip
Doubling up on bold colors is normally a makeup artist’s nightmare, but Viola Davis proves that two brights can, in fact, reign in harmony. Here’s the key: The colors are on the soft side (i.e., navy and pink, instead of your traditional black and red). But be sure to save this look for your next wedding reception, versus your next Wednesday afternoon appointment.
Get the look: Maybelline eyeliner ($5)
Olivia Wilde’s Non-Traditional Smoky Eye
Unlike some of the others, this look is not something you’ll want to sport on your way to brunch. However, if a fancier occasion is on your horizon, reconsider your black eyeshadow and opt for a deep purple instead, like the Vinyl star did at the Golden Globes. Just maybe don’t go so far out of the lines.
Get the look: M.A.C. eye shadow ($16)
Katy Perry’s Graphic Eyeliner
There are certain things every woman should know: how to correctly pour a glass of wine, how to properly tie a scarf and how to do the perfect cat eye. To get Katy Perry’s Golden Globes look all you need is liquid liner and a bit of Scotch tape (trust). Then take a peek at our handy guide.
Get the look: Benefit slanted eyeliner ($24)
Sophia Bush’s Slick Ponytail
Probably the easiest look to pull off, ever. Just load up on the frizz-fighting serum and style hair when wet. Your ponytail is guaranteed to last all day or, you know, through a five-hour awards ceremony.
Get the look: Living Proof serum ($20)