BEAUTY EXPERT & CONTRIBUTOR CHELLEY DENAE’
It’s red carpet season and the Super Bowl of Red Carpets, The Academy Awards did not disappoint in the beauty department. From minimalistic, Hollywood glam to bold there were so many looks that wowed but here are 6 from the red carpet that stood out:
Country singer Kacey Musgraves was a show-stopper on the red carpet in a cotton candy Giambattista Valli Haute Couture and frosted beauty look by MUA Moani Lee. This look reminds me of iconic Hollywood glam with bold brows, wispy lashes, sultry shadow and a pop of highlight in the inner corner. Moani skipped out on the traditional bold lipgloss for a fresh modern twist. Here’s how to recreate this look:
Let’s start with eyes using a custom eyeshadow palette from LimeLife by Alcone sweep Eye Color #40 ‘Taupe for the Best’ in the crease with a blending brush. Swipe Eye Color #22 ‘In Sequins’ across the lid for a subtle golden sparkle then use a small detail brush to apply Eye Color ‘La Vida Mocha’ along the lower lash line for soft definition. Highlight inner corner and brow bone with ‘Diamond’ from LimeLife Danessa Myricks Collection – Glow Perfect Palette. Afterward, define the upper lash line with Pat McGrath Lab Perma Gel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in ‘Xtreme Black’ slightly winging out the outer corner. Next, blend Eye Color #9 ‘Dial it Black’ eyeshadow on top of eyeliner to blend and soften. For lashes skip the falsies and apply a few coats of Pat McGrath Lab Fetish Eyes Mascara.
Now let’s get to this glow. Come through highlight! Start glowing by tapping Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo in ‘NUDE’ to the high planes of the cheek then buff a rose gold highlighter like ‘Sunset’ cream highlighter from the LimeLife Danessa Myricks – Glow Perfect Palette. Our final step is applying lip color. Line lips with NYX ‘Peek a Boo Natural’ Slim Lip Pencil and fill in the mouth with LimeLife’s best selling matte lip color ‘Ruby Chocolate’ DM ELC from the Danessa Myricks Collection. To finish off the lips apply Pat McGrath Lab Lust Gloss in ‘Flesh Fantasy’.
Glow queen slays the red carpet in a show-stopping TOM FORD embroidered mirror mosaic long sleeve gown and to compliment her look a bronzed sultry makeup look by MUA Scott Barnes. It’s only right to create this look with Jennifer Lopez x Inglot. For eyes, these shades are a perfect match: eye colors J339 Copper, J335 Pearl, J321 Rich Gold, and J303 Deep Amethyst. For the perfect nude lips try my favorite nude lipstick; LimeLife by Alcone Perfect Lipstick #100 Knot Telling.
“It’s Moden-Glam with a touch of Hollywood” – JLo
“The Hate You Give” star Amandla caught our eyes with bold brows, pearl nude lips, and feline cat eye. This look can be easily worn every day. Here are a few products to try to create this look: for brows rich in volume and color try LimeLife by Alcone Strike Rich Gel, Line your cat eye with Perfect Eyeliner Pen, and M.A.C Viva Glam VI for the lips.
For “Crazy Rich Asians” actress Gemma Chan the eyes are the focal point of her makeup with a sharp black cat-eye, neutral eyelids and a pop of color with emerald eyeshadow. Makeup Forever Artist Color Shadow emerald is the perfect pigment loaded shade with a glitter finish.
Total regal vibes from Marvel’s Black Panther Danai Guria with golden and jewel-tone hues. The Dynamic by Danessa Myricks Collection is so perfect for this look. Get the melanin poppin’ with LimeLife Liquid Sunshine liquid bronzer to add a golden shimmer to your skin. For the eyes, the Danessa Myricks Perfect Metallic Eyeshadow Palette with 8 vibrant metallic shades created by pro-MUA Danessa Myricks. For blush, Perfect Blush by Danessa Myricks ‘Boom’, and for lips; line with Enduring Lip Color by Danessa Myricks in ‘Cocotini’ and finish with 07 Bliss Perfect Lipgloss.
Black Klansman actress Laura Harrier Oscar had a bold beauty look with eye-popping blue eyeshadow like LimeLife by Alcone Eye Color #12 Jessie’s Girl that will pair well with Makeup Forever Artist Color Eyeshadow ‘ Pink Brown’ to recreate this look.