Red lips, smoky eyes and sexy blown-out hair ruled the red carpet at the Emmys. So, how do you look like a star if you can't afford your own Hollywood glam squad? Three top beauty experts share the secrets of their celebrity clients and show you how to get the looks you love.
Celeb Look: I created a modern red carpet look on Debra Messing complete with a beautiful smoky eye to complement her classic gown. The smoky eye, pale lip look was created with LORAC products. I began by using our new Showstopper Palette to create a sexy, smoky eye. I then lined it with Front of the Line Eyeliner in black and topped lashes with Lotsa Lash Mascara. Her skin was glowing and her lips were done in nude with a lipstick and topped with gloss.
Insider Tip: To create a sexy, smoky eye start out with the Showstopper Palette for the eye color. Then line the eye with long-wearing Front of the Line eyeliner in black (very long-wearing and great for long nights out). Top the look off with several coats of Lotsa Lash Mascara for lengthy, full lashes.
Celeb Look: Another, big trend on the red carpet was the classic Hollywood look with emphasis on a strong, red lip. Katherine Heigl sported this look as did other celebrities including Heidi Klum and Kate Walsh.
Insider Tip: There are many different reds and formulas on the market to choose from as well as different ways to achieve a red lip. For women that are intimidated by an opaque red lip, I suggest using a sheer red gloss with a matching lip pencil such as LORAC's Mocktail Lip Gloss in Lava Flow with #03 Lip Pencil. I use LORAC's Co-Star 8 Hour Long-Wearing Lip Color & Glossy Top Coat in either Hot Kiss (brown red) or Steamy Kiss (blue red) for long-lasting Red Carpet glamour!
Celeb Look: Return of the "blow-out" as seen on Ali Larter, Debra Messing, Edie Falco.
Insider Tip: For the perfect blow-out start with a heat protecting spray like TRESemmeThermal Creations Heat Tamer. Liberally apply mousse to the hair by applying the mousse directly to a vent brush and then brush through the hair for even application. My favorite mousse is TRESemme Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse. Begin blow dry using a vent brush and blow hair up to create maximum volume. Once hair is 90% dry begin smoothing hair with a small or medium round brush. Tip: use a nozzle on the end of your blow-dry and always have the airflow in the direction of your ends. Once completely dry, tame flyways with a finishing crème like TRESemme Anti-Frizz Styling.
Insider Tip: Start with dry hair. Liberally spray TRESemme Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray over hair. Brush through for even distribution. Use a medium size curling iron and take sections 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches long and curl while holding the iron vertically to the head. Direct hair away from the face. Once finished with the entire head, use your fingers and shake out the waves. Use a touch of crème for shine, definition, and to control flyaways.
Celeb Look: Modern Chignon as seen on Hayden Panettiere and Katherine Heigl.
Insider Tip: Pull dry hair back in to a ponytail in the center back of the head. Spray front with TRESemme TRES Two Hairspray and smooth any flyways. Lightly backcomb the ponytail and smooth the surface. Twist ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Spray with more hairspray to hold all night.
Celeb Look: The trend on the red carpet this year for brows and makeup was cool American classic glamour. I really felt that no one went over the top and the overall image was of beauty and confidence. A lot of the stars reminded me of Jackie O, although their brows were slightly thinner than hers. The overall brow trend wasn't dark, linear or even daring as we have seen the years before and on runway this year. Everyone went for sophistication, soft brow tones that compliment their features, and a balanced arch that wasn't thick or thin.
Insider Tip: Great brows can be achieved at home with the use of a few good products. It is my opinion that everyone should invest in three easy items for their brows: tweezers, a brow pencil, and a clear brow gel. Tweezers will help us maintain a professional shape or our own creation, and a brow pencil with a mascara comb on one end, such as the Anastasia Brow pencil, will work wonders for brows. You can use your brow pencil to set the shape of your brows prior to tweezing simply by outlining the shape with brow pencil all around and tweezing outside the lines. The mascara comb is a great tool for removing extra color from the brows without the harsh scrubbing of a tissue. Lastly brow gel is an incredible must have tool for day to day. I think it's as important as lip gloss always apply brow gel on your brows and it will give you an instant lift.