Golden Globes 2010 Beauty Trends: from Expert James Vincent

We saw ruffles, lilac gowns, shimmery makeup and loose curls. The main trend takeaway from the Golden Globes is a focus on the romantics and hints of glint, not to mention the strong red/ coral lipstick.

James Vincent, Director of Artistry of The Powder Group and The Makeup Show says, “Celebrities seek out professional stylists to keep it safe and to avoid seeing themselves in the worst dressed section of the tabloids, but the lack of risk taking has made makeup seem almost mundane.”

We agree with James that the red carpet was not a blockbuster spectacle this year. “Makeup artists have had to work harder to find colors, textures and applications that seem soft and natural and still stand out, separate their client from the pretty pack, and stand up to the scrutiny of the camera, the carpet, and media critique,” he adds.

Penelope Cruz Golden Globes 2010

Fan favorites like Penelope Cruz, Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock make more natural makeup look modern with their use of blush and bronzer to bring a glow to the cheeks. Kate Hudson and Marion Cottilard were two exquisite examples of the natural look whose sixties inspired nude, camel colored lips were made seductively sexy when paired with a soft, subdued smokey eye.

Maggie Gyllenhaal Golden Globes 2010 Marillion Cotillard Golden Globes 2010

The red lip was the scene stealer of the night with the regular red-carpet risk takers like Cameron Diaz and Maggie Gyllenhal making the scarlet lip a staple for fashion forward women and January Jones and Jennifer Morrison made the red lip look luscious and exciting.

Kate Winslet Golden Globes 2010 Rose Byrne Golden Globes 2010

“My favorite feature of the night was the comeback of the coral lip. Chloe Sevigny, Rose Byrne and Kate Winslet wore soft, creamy corals and created lip looks that were natural enough for everyday and at the same time both elegant and unexpectedly showing women that natural need not necessarily be boring.”

James Vincent
James Vincent will also be in Los Angeles on February 28 & March 1 for The Makeup Show LA.