Last night’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards proved that two things ruled the red carpet: metallic eyes and textured hair. From Beyoncé’s “surfin’”-inspired wavy chin bob to Katy Perry’s twisted updo, hair was all about full-on texture.
Last night also kicked off the Olay ‘Your Best Beautiful’ campaign. Have you checked out the commercial yet?
P&G beauty experts Celebrity Makeup Artist Amy Nadine and Hairstylist Kylee Heath said last night’s looks came down to bedroom eyes and blonde locks and braids. Eyes went softer with silver eyeliner, try COVERGIRL Liquidline Blast Eyeliner in Silver Spark) and loads of mascara!
All shades of blonde took center stage with a love of braids! Multiple braids were worn in a half-up, half-down look. For the perfect shade of blonde, try Clairol Age Defy in 8G Medium Gold Blonde.
Kimmie Kyees created Katy’s nail look. “She wanted something really simple and chic to go with her red carpet dress and her performance look. We chose a light pink shade called Everbloom from the COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss Collection. It offered just a subtle hint of color to keep the focus on her gown and flawless face.”
P!NK rocked not one, but two polishes last night! She layered COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Fawn under one coat of COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Natural Blush to create that perfect, pinky nude.
Katy wanted to wear her hair up, so Celebrity Stylist Renato Campora was inspired by the soft, romantic look of her dress. First, I sprayed her hair with the Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist and then blew it out to a sleek, polished finish.
Once her hair was dry, I pulled it into a tight, high ponytail. To add more volume and texture to the ponytail, I sprayed the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo throughout the length of her hair. Then, I twisted the ponytail and wrapped it around the base of her hair to create the crown. I secured the crown with bobby pins and misted the hair with the Herbal Essences Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer to polish her look and set her style in place.
Katy had a very clear idea of what she wanted for the GRAMMYs this year. She wanted sexy eyes, elegant lashes and she wanted to GLOW! Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey was quick to agree, as he had seen the ethereal gown she was going to wear!
I started by prepping her skin with Olay’s new Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream. This is perfect to use under makeup as it delivers lots of moisture but still feels lightweight and foundation glides smoothly over it.
Once the moisturizer had absorbed, I got to work on the skin. Since we were going for maximum “glow” I mixed equal parts COVERGIRL BB cream and COVERGIRL TruBLEND Liquid Foundation on the back of my palm before buffing it all over her face and neck with a soft brush for sheer coverage and a polished glow.
I started the eye look by painting a delicate line onto her lashline and a subtle cat-eye wing in the outer corners of her eyes using COVERGIRL Bombshell Liquid Liner. I then coated her lashes with Bombshell Volume Mascara, top and bottom. I used the first coat to get that volumized look and then applied the second coat for the intense jet black, wet lash look. I then applied Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess into the crease of her eyelid and highlighted her lids and brow bones with Flamed Out Shadow in Blazing White.
I finished the eye look with a strong brow and a coat of clear mascara to hold them in place.
Once I finished with the eyes, I warmed and highlighted her complexion using COVERGIRL TruMAGIC Sunkisser and Luminizer. I blended the Sunkisser along the hairline and into the hollows of the cheeks to add warmth and dimension. I then took the Luminizer and used it to add a golden glow to her cheekbones, tip of her nose and just above the cupid’s bow of her lips.
Once I set the makeup with COVERGIRL + Olay Pressed Powder, I dusted a little bit of shimmery coral blush on the apples of her cheeks.
I finished the look with a fresh coral/pink shade called Heavenly from the COVERGIRL LipPerfection Collection, and tipped it with a touch of balm for extra shine.
P!NK hit the carpet in a show-stopping red gown. Her fabulous dress was complimented perfectly by a graphic eye and a nude lip.
P!NK has great skin and she totally showed it off tonight. To help create the perfect glow, P!NK wore a small amount of COVERGIRL truBLEND Liquid Makeup, mainly through the T-Zone, which uniforms the skin and gives a photo-finish for the base. After the foundation, she doesn’t need much! Just a little COVERGIRL truMAGIC Luminizer to add highlights to the high planes of the face, cheekbones, jawline and crest of the upper lip.
Then, COVERGIRL truMAGIC Sunkisser to sculpt cheekbones, jawline and temples to add warmth and dimension. Another great use for the truMAGIC Luminizer is for your body.
To start the bold eye like P!NK’s, apply truBLEND FixStick on the lid, brow bone and the inner corner of the eye. It adds a touch of brightness and defines the brow. The next step is eyeliner. P!NK had a sharp black line along the base of her lashes, try COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black also helped her eyes totally pop. Then, just a quick curl of the lashes and COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume Mascara by Lashblast for red-carpet worthy eyes!
The brows were perfected and elongated using COVERGIRL Brow & Eyemakers Pencil in Soft Blonde and set in place with clear gel — COVERGIRL Professional Natural Lash Mascara never fails to keep pesky eyebrow hairs in place.
And the person responsible for the unique color-blending: Amber Dreadon, aka Amber D, a New Zealand-based MAC Senior Artist and the pro responsible for Lorde’s blackened purple lip color. Courtesy of imabeautygeek.com.
Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her favorite hair looks from last night: Beyoncé and Rita Ora.
“LOVE her ultra-sexy chin length bob — this looks amazing because of the colors throughout… dark roots into dark blonde into bright blonde ends.” – Jenny Balding
If your hair is CURLY:
1. Create a middle part when wet
2. Apply a curl-enhancing cream throughout from roots to ends (Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl is perfect for this).
3. Air-dry or lightly dry using a diffuser on low speed and low heat from underneath, so as not to create volume at the roots.
4. Shake out with fingers.
If your hair is STRAIGHT or WAVY:
1. Use a medium-sized curling iron to recreate this look.
2. Prep hair by misting a light hairspray all over to create texture to the hair (Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray is light and the perfect spray).
3. Create a middle part and use the curling iron vertically and wind small sections all over, making sure to keep the top on the flatter side.
Chrissy Teigen was just one of the many celebs seen sporting voluminous, textured waves last night. Easily emulate this hairstyle at home with a few must-have products from Ouidad, The Curl Experts, specifically formulated for wavy and textured hair. Ouidad Creative Director, Morgan Willhite, shares her tricks and tips for recreating this effortless red carpet look.
“This gorgeous, vintage Hollywood-inspired hair is very stylish and modern because of the color. Having some regrowth and then really blonde throughout is what makes this look.” — Jenny Balding
1. Create a low side part on one side
2. Blow-dry smooth with a large round brush for the perfect foundation
3. Use a medium-sized curling iron; use vertically from mid-length to the ends
4. Keeping the part and the crown area smooth and no volume.
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