Awards show season is a giving season. It provides hours of entertainment, from jokes on stage to so many memes (John Travolta mispronunounced name generator anyone?). But more than anything else, award shows give us plenty of hair and makeup looks to obsess over—and then master. Unlike the stunning designer dresses the stars wear, red carpet beauty looks are totally attainable! Whether you duplicate a favourite look or use it as a starting point for your own creation, this past awards show season provided us with lots of inspiration.
From Olivia Wilde’s expertly done gamine eyeliner to Jennifer Lawrence’s high flying pixie cut, there are plenty of recent looks to covet and replicate. With Pinterest and Tumblr being endless sources of red carpet beauty pics, there is no better time to flex your makeup and hair skills and get creative.
Challenge 53: What’s your favourite red carpet beauty look? See the answers now! »
We asked our Beauty Panel to recreate their favourite red carpet look and take us through the steps to get there. Maggie Ng from Beauty PhD took on Rita Ora’s glamorous waves and high-wattage makeup from the Grammys red carpet, but tailored it to work with her natural assets. Meanwhile, Paint Me Pretty’s Laurelle Alexandra opted to emulate Maria Menounos’ smoky eye and neutral lip from Sunday’s Oscars, perfect for a night out on the town where you might be nervous about a bold lip smudging. Take a peek through all the looks—and maybe you too will be inspired to inject some red carpet glamour into your life!
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