With the awards season in full swing I thought it would be an appropriate time to talk about makeup on the red carpet! Most of us will be sitting on the couch enjoying watching the celebs walk the red carpet, as we all know the most fun part is to check out their fashions, hair and makeup styles! Even though we may or may not ever get this honor to walk the red carpet, it is always fun to duplicate our favorite red carpet looks for our own special events! Whether it is a black tie event, a wedding, whatever the occasion it is always fun to dress up and glam it up with our hair and makeup!
In my own life I attend many events and love to take my makeup up a notch! That is always the key to great red carpet makeup! Whether it is wearing an eye popping new shadow, or a bright lip, you definitely want to change it up a bit from your everyday makeup routine!
I recommend when you have a very special event to start off a few days in advance with either a very light spray tan session or an at home self tanner. Don’t go more than a shade or two darker than your normal skin tone, so that it just gives you a hint of color and a nice glow.
Be sure to match your foundation to your newly tan skin, or use a tinted moisturizer. Apply a light dusting of powder to set your makeup and keep it fresh and dewy, no heavy caking. Once you set your powder you can add a hint of bronzer to your natural bone structure for that sun kissed look. At this point it is up to you what red carpet look is most appealing to you. Is it a smoky eye? The new bold shadows that are hot on this season? A red lip as your focal point, or an all over Bronze Goddess look? Do your homework and see what looks are hot each season! One thing I always recommend for your special evening out is adding false lashes. You can do a strip lash or the individuals, but it ALWAYS makes the eyes pop!
Whether you are actually on the red carpet or just painting the town red be sure to have your makeup looking just as special as that hot new outfit you plan to wear! Enjoy!