Look Red Carpet Fresh

Get A-list glam at home with our celebrity beauty secrets.


Awards Season: It’s the beauty fiend’s March Madness, only better, as a slew of drop-dead divas dress to the nines, seemingly week after week. Here are easy ways to recreate the hair and makeup looks we loved best.

The Trend: Red Lips
Who wore it best: Zoe Saldana (see right) at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Get the Look: To copy this red pucker, apply one coat of a fire-engine stain to lips, like ELF Studio Lip Stain in Red Carpet. Next, add a drop of clear gloss (or borrow your baby’s Aquaphor or Vaseline) to oomph up the sheen. Keep face makeup minimal.

The Trend: Intensely Lined Eyes
Who wore it best: Modern Family’s Julie Bowen at the Golden Globes

Get the Look: 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the liner, with lush lashes framing darkly rimmed eyes. To achieve Bowen’s beautiful peepers, choose a liquid or cream liner in a deep, metallic palette. Try Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips, which glide on easily and last all day. Pair liner with a neutral, shimmery eye shadow and two coats of mascara for extra drama.

The Trend: Dewy Skin
Who wore it best: Mila Kunis at the Academy Awards

Get the Look: Nothing says fresh and fabulous like a soft, peaches-and-cream complexion. Even if your skin tone is olive or dark, you can still achieve Kunis’ dewy look. Start with an intense, deep-hydrating face mask, like Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. Next, smooth on a light layer of tinted moisturizer like Benefit Cosmetics’ You Rebel Lite. Finish with a delicate dusting of loose, translucent powder from the apples to the cheekbones, and a sweep along the temples. We like bareMinerals.

The Trend: High Class Curls
Who wore it best: Amy Adams and Natalie Portman at the Academy Awards

Get the Look: We’re suckers for Old Hollywood beauty, and the hair at the Oscars delivered, especially Adams’ and Portman’s waves. Begin by using a medium or large-barrel curling iron to create pin curls throughout your hair in an S pattern. Next, run a wide-toothed comb through hair to relax curls into a wave. For a sleek and sexy finish, spritz on Ouidad Setting Spray.

The Trend: Elegant Updo
Who wore it best: Eva Longoria at the Golden Globes

Get the Look: A classic on the red carpet, 2011’s updos are not your mom’s chignons. Work a dollop of volumizing mousse into hair from roots to tips—we like the technology (and smell) of Living Proof Thickening Mousse. Blow dry using a large round brush to smooth strands, then apply a pea-sized amount of serum like Pureology ColourStylist Cuticle Polisher. Finally, twist your locks clockwise up toward the crown to make a French twist pleat without excess fullness. Fold the ends down and back into the twist and secure with bobby pins.

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