The Golden Globe Red Carpet blew people away this year. Yes, the dresses were phe-nom. But as we all know it’s not just about the dress – a “10” gown can only go so far if your hair and makeup are sub-par. 24-7 Style was fortunate to hear from three beauty experts about why the below celebs looked so good, and offer their advice on how we mere-mortals can get the looks ourselves.
Sparkle With A Soft, Romantic Up-Do
Charlize Theron had heads turning on the red carpet in a pale pink Dior Couture gown. She accessorized the gorgeous dress with a dazzling platinum and diamond headband which added the finishing touches to her soft up-do. Get her look with these easy to follow tips from celebrity hairstylist and Creative Director of the Chris Chase Salon in Chelsea, Paul Cucinello.
First, prep damp hair with a light weight blow dry cream (such as Shu Uemura Satin Design) and a volumizing spray (such as Oribe Maximista) focused at the roots. Then, create a deep side part and blast hair dry using your fingers. Next, use a medium sized curling iron on large sections to create soft waves throughout the hair. Gather the hair over to one side and loop it around your fingers directing it forward to create a small chignon. Be sure to secure with hair pins that math your hair color. Spray hair with a light mist of workable spray like Sebastian Re-Shaper. Add your accessory and using your fingers gently, rough up a couple of pieces to keep it looking a bit lived-in.
Make A Statement With Understated Makeup
Jessica Alba looked radiant with her glowing skin and flawless makeup. Celebrity makeup artist and creator of the beautyblender, Rea Ann Silva weighs in on how to achieve her soft and subtle look.
First, apply a moisturizing tint for instantly gorgeous skin. I love Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint for its coverage, texture and incredible skin care benefits. Apply with the round base of beautyblender on the larger areas of your face such as your forehead, cheeks and chin. To further enhance your glow, add a highlighter such as BeautyADDICTS GlimmerSHEERS to your cheek bones to really accentuate them. Infused with Jojoba Oil, it will leave your skin looking and feeling radiant and healthy. Complete the look with the ultimate beauty secret weapon, mascara!
Get Picture Perfect Skin
Ever wonder why certain celebrities such as Madonna seem to dodge having to deal with fine lines and wrinkles as they age? Dr. Bruce Katz of the JUVA Skin & Laser Center in NYC reveals the inside scoop with some of the latest quick fixes in Hollywood.
One of the most buzzed about new treatments that can provide a quick fix with no downtime and no recovery is the ALMA Laser Pixel Q-Switch. This non-ablative laser fights the appearance of fine lines, rough skin & redness beneath the overlaying epidermis. Not only does it boast the remarkable results we expect from laser resurfacing, but it totally eliminates pain and recovery while being much more affordable.
Another red carpet-ready treatment that celebs love is the newest alternative to Botox to fight glabellar lines. Xeomin is a purer form of Botox that doesn’t contain any complex proteins and leaves less of a chance for adverse effects in patients.