I’ve mentioned it a time or two, but I’ll say it again: I love awards season. And while the dresses (and shoes and jewels) tend to be the main event, there’s also a ton of inspiration to be drawn from the hair and makeup statements throughout the night. The fun part is taking a dramatic red carpet beauty look and incorporating it into your everyday routine, so I’m teaming up with CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene, and Secret to bring a little Hollywood glamour into your real life.
At this year’s Golden Globes, Reese Witherspoon was doing her classic, girl-next-door thing that she does so well, and I thought her makeup was so understated and pretty. Her bronze-y, copper-ish liner seriously brought out her blue eyes, but the star of the show was definitely her flawless skin. As I get older, I’m paying much closer attention to my skin and the products that I use, and Olay products have become a true ally. Recently I’ve been religiously using Olay’s Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream, and I can already see a real difference in my skin. When you feel good about your skin, the rest of your makeup is a breeze. After a bit of blush, a pinkish-nude lipgloss, and a coppery shadow used with a heavy hand as liner, I finished off the look with CoverGirl’s new Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara. It’s a two-step mascara that can be layered and layered to add maximum drama.
In the hair department, well, I never met a heat styler I didn’t like, and product overload doesn’t scare me. Thanks to Pantene’s new Damage Detox Deep Clean Purifying Shampoo, I’m getting the gunk out and working on taming my mane a la Reese. Final step before heading out? Secret’s new Destinations Collection in Paris Romantic Rose – smells amazing and lasts forever. (48 hours is the promise, and I’m a believer.) To take this look out for dinner with the girls, leather skinnies, an easy tee, and a few gold accessories are all you need. Which red carpet beauty looks will you be recreating this season?