Red Carpet Beauty: Golden Globes 2012 Tuesday 17 January, 2012
Last Sunday night, I was firmly ensconced in the comfort (a word I am using loosely here) of an airplane seat watching the Golden Globes. Not only that, but I was seated next to the beautiful Gossip Girl Michelle Trachtenberg, who was fresh off of a night of red carpet reveling at the Art for [...]
Last Sunday night, I was firmly ensconced in the comfort (a word I am using loosely here) of an airplane seat watching the Golden Globes. Not only that, but I was seated next to the beautiful Gossip Girl Michelle Trachtenberg, who was fresh off of a night of red carpet reveling at the Art for Elysium gala. She, too, was watching the Globes. I wonder if she wished she was there…
Anyway, back to the Globes. Did the beauty disappoint? No, but I didn’t see too much in the way of risk-taking. In a sea of soft neutrals and luscious S-waves, there were a few ladies who stood out: Angelina Jolie, who’s “foiled” cherry red lips (I say “foiled” because they remind me of the textured red lip that Pat McGrath sent down the runway for the Spring 2012 Yves St. Laurent show) looked amazing against her alabaster skin; Zooey Deschanel, who’s tuxedo nails upstaged her AstroTurf green-and-black Prada gown; and Michelle Williams, who continues to pull off that sipid pixie look with aplomb. (BTW: I wish I could wear a cute jeweled headband without looking like a ten year old!) These three ladies exhibited small deviations from the other makeup and hair designs that television and film’s finest trotted out last night—and for that, I salute you!
But, that’s not to say that I don’t love me a nude lip, regal updo and neutral nail. I swoon over this type of beauty (well, maybe not the neutral nail) just like the rest of them. But, it’s nice to see something different—somebody who’s willing to step beyond their comfort zone at the cost of ending up on one of the countless “worst this” lists. Either way, whether the stars played it safe or took a cosmetic chance, the pros behind some of the hair and makeup looks shared their secrets to clenching Golden Globe beauty—even if you’re not going to clench that Golden Globe.
(Products Used: Wella Professionals)
Overall Inspiration: “Michelle looks incredible with this short, modern Mia Farrow-inspired style. It’s a retro-‘60s-combined-with-Flapper-flair type of look that shows there’s still a lot of glamour and versatility with short hair,” Chris says.
Get the Look:
1. Apply Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse to wet hair and then shape hair with hands to air-dry naturally in the direction of the style.
2. Once dry, use hands and a blow dryer directed at the roots to give extra lift at the crown and body throughout.
3. Apply Wella Professionals Mirror Polish to increase sheen for a more polished finish while smoothing hair into a shape.
4. Add a simple black headband with jeweled brooch to lend a modern spin to this retro look.
5. Push bangs over to the side where the jewel is positioned for a heavy fringe effect.
6. Spray Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to smooth hair down and give hold throughout the night.
Overall Inspiration: “Kate Winslet’s look was shimmering, soft and sophisticated,” Jillian says.
Get the Look:
1. Begin by hydrating skin with Avon MagiX Face Perfector SPF 20.
2. Even skin tone with Lancôme Teint Idole 24H Foundation (available in March).
3. Eliminate shine by patting on Lancôme Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder.
4. Lend cheeks a youthful, natural-looking flush with Stila Convertible Color in Lillium, a soft rose hue.
5. Blend taupe and champagne shades from Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Perfect Eyes Kit Eyeshadow in Smoky Eyes.
6. Add extra definition to the eyes with Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Café and a few coats of Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara in So Black!
7. Top off the look with Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in Delicate Lace (available in February), which lends a creamy rose tone with a fresh finish.
Overall inspiration: “The style inspiration for Nicole’s look was my take on a modern-day Veronica Lake,” David reveals. But first, he gave Nicole a haircolor redo. “We created a change in Nicole’s haircolor, opting for a lighter strawberry blonde. To achieve true tonal color while improving the condition of the hair, use IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Colorly 20/20 Professional Hair Color.”
Get the Look:
1. Apply a small amount of silicone-free Miracle Oil Hair Elixir by David Babaii to add additional shine and protect the hair from thermal damage.
2. Use a small round brush as you blow-dry; the brush’s smaller barrel size creates an ultra-smooth finish while bumping the ends under.
3. To complete the look, use a large barrel curling iron, wrapping only the bottom portion of the section around the barrel to create soft natural waves. Create a side part, then lift the root area with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Pure Volumizing Eco Hair Spray, lightly spritzing the ends for a long-lasting hold.
(Hairstyling Products Used: Moroccanoil)
(Haircolor Used: Redken)
Overall Haircolor Inspiration: Tracey sought to create a “beautiful blonde” using Redken Blonde Dimensions and adding in some lowlights with Shades EQ Cream. She finished with Shades EQ Conditioning Color Gloss to enhance shine and show off the nuances of the fresh towhead color.
Overall Hairstyle Inspiration: For the style, “I wanted her hair to have a casual feeling, very soft, almost as if she had pulled it together herself,” Enzo explains. “I made the most of Charlize’s natural waves, and created the style around her texture. The design itself is modern, asymmetrical, and just a little messy.” And that headband? “Charlize wore a dramatic Cartier diamond headband, and when you have such an important piece of jewelry, it can become too much, almost old-fashioned, if you have slick, over-styled hair,” Enzo laments. “I wanted to create an updo that combined a bohemian, romantic, and casual mood, but was strong enough for the red carpet.”
Get the Look:
1. Start with dry, naturally waved hair, and curl small sections with a 2” curling iron to enhance the volume and texture. “I used the larger iron because I didn’t want to curl her hair, but to refine the natural wave. This helped create an effortless transition from her natural look to red carpet,” Enzo says.
2. Lightly mist the curled sections with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray. After a few minutes, completely brush through the hair with a Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Paddle brush to eliminate any trace of separation, for a natural look and soft texture.
3. Sweep the hair to the left and make three sections. Pull and roll the first two sections into a loose bun and pin them, spraying on Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray throughout the process to control and hold the hair in place.
4. Wrap the last section under and around the bun and pin it.
5. Adjust and pull loose some strands from the bun so it looks more “unstructured, messy, and a bit wispy.”
6. Spray Moroccanoil Frizz Control over the finished look to make any flyways disappear and keep the look frizz-free throughout the evening.
7. Crown the style with a diamond (well, maybe a Swarovski?) headband.
Overall Inspiration: “Sometimes the stars just align (pun intended), and tonight with nominee Evan Rachel Wood, her look came together so organically,” Toby says. “Of course with a Gucci Premiere gown such as hers, it was all about the dress, so we wanted to keep the makeup clean and soft.
“When I saw the new NARS Spring collection, it was as if the products were created specifically for this look!” he continues. “We had so much fun getting ready for the big day. We rocked-out to some of our favorite tunes (Lykke Li), ate some yummy snacks (cookies, of course) and, most importantly, laughed!”
Get the Look:
1. Choose NARS Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2012); “it’s the exact gilded gold and bronze we wanted to create a soft metallic eye that would pick up the accent of the feathers.”
2. Use a few coats of Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara on the lashes to finish the eye.
3. To keep the rest of the face feminine, the new NARS Gaiety Blush (new for Spring 2012) gives “an amazing sheer flush of pink on the cheek.” Follow up with a swipe of NARS Angelika Blush to add a hint of shimmer.
4. Finish the look with a soft mauve pink lip consisting of NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil topped off with Como Larger Than Life Lip Gloss.
(Products Used: Alterna)
Overall Inspiration: “We wanted Jessica’s hair to compliment the ‘bohemian luxury’ feel of her dress,” Davy reports. (Side note: I kinda love the name Davy! You don’t hear that every day…) “I loved the idea of natural cascading waves against the backdrop of the dress’ backless silhouette. The overall look evokes a relaxed vibe while still remaining polished and sophisticated.
“Jessica has a great head of hair—the texture is fine, but she has a ton of it! I added extra volume and lift at the roots while maintaining the feather-light feel,” Davy continues. “While creating Jessica’s waves, my goal was to keep the look youthful and modern.”
Get the Look:
1. Start prepping hair by applying Alterna Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse all over damp hair, and Alterna Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast to the roots. Blow-dry using a large round brush to smooth the cuticle and ensure a polished result.
2. When hair is 95% dry, grant strands texture and wave with Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Touseled Texture Mist, and then finish with a “rough dry” using your fingers.
3. Divide hair into 1” sections and create waves using a 1¼” curling iron. Alternate between wrapping and clamping sections to create an organic movement to the look.
4. Apply Alterna Bamboo Style Moldable Texture Paste to hands and, using your fingers, comb through the curls, tousling the strands as you go.
5. Finish the style by misting hair with Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray, which sets the style while adding healthy shine and locking-out frizz. Smooth pieces around the face with Alterna Bamboo Style Moldable Texture Paste.
Overall Inspiration (hair): A modern-day Grace Kelly
Get the Look:
1. Run Wella Professionals Extra Volume Mousse throughout hair, then blow-dry until completely dry.
2. Curl hair with a large barrel curling iron for extra volume.
3. Pull the hair back into a high pony and wrap the hair in a tight knot. (Get this: This look was only secured with two hairpins! That Peter Butler is a genius, I tell you!)
4. Coat hands with Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum, and then, using your fingers, gently rake back hair along the sides and crown. This lends a soft sheen.
5. Apply a quick spritz of Wella Professionals Stay Essential hairspray for a hold that lasts all night.
Overall Inspiration (makeup): A modern take on classic Old Hollywood glamour
Get the Look:
1. Prep the face for makeup application using Laura Mercier Foundation Primer all over the face.
2. Even out skin tone with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation.
3. Heighten a luminous glow by lightly applying Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic on the cheekbones.
4. Brighten the darker tones under the eyes with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, and set the face with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent, which lends a soft-focus effect on-camera.
5. Line both the upper and bottom rims of the eye with Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony, and then apply two coats of Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara.
6. To complete this siren look, apply several layers of Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Seduction.
Overall Inspiration: “Madonna wanted easy, natural texture hair,” Andy says.
Get the Look:
1. Rough-dry dry hair with fingers and blow dryer to manipulate and emphasize natural texture.
2. Mist Wella Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray all over the head to protect the hair from thermal heat as well as give the hair an extra edge of texture.
3. Use a 1-inch flat iron (Andy prefers a FHI platform 1 inch flat iron) to make soft S-formations, giving the hair a natural wave texture.
4. Finish with a mist of Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray, which Andy says is great for “breaking up the texture.”
(Products Used: Rusk)
Overall Inspiration: A chic and elegant hairstyle that would stay in place throughout multiple interviews.
Get the Look:
1. Spray a generous amount of Rusk Thick Body and Texture Amplifier throughout towel-dried hair, with emphasis on the root, particularly at the crown of the head.
2. Blow-out hair in sections using a round, boar bristle brush and again, paying close attention to the root to emphasize volume.
3. Spread a dime-size amount of Rusk Deepshine Oil evenly throughout the hair. (Heather says that for all you ladies who suffer from dry or split ends, it’s best to use additional oil on the ends to condition the hair and eliminate frizz.)
4. Draw a simple side part and sweep hair into a high, loose ponytail, making sure to leave enough volume at the crown of the head. Tuck the loose hair from the ponytail under, and secure it with bobby pins to create a neat bun.
5. Finish by misting Rusk Deepshine Oil Finishing Hairspray around the entire look to both combat flyways and frizz and provide hold.
Eh, who cares who did the nails – let’s just marvel at the fact that Zooey A) rocked nail art, and then B) called out said nail art on both Twitter and on the red carpet. Her line: “I am wearing a gown but my nails are wearing tuxedos!” A-dork-ably genius!
We have seen the tuxedo nail before, most notably at Ruffian Fall 2011 where CND nail maestro Kristina Estabrooks luxed up the bowtie and button motif using Asphalt as a base, topped with Ice Blue Shimmer, Violet Shimmer, detailed with Blackjack, and finished with Super Shiney Top Coat for polished perfection. But what’s great here is that Zooey took this runway beauty design to the red carpet, and I applaud her for being a little gutsy with her nail art.
So tell me, which is your favorite Golden Globe beauty look?
(Photos: Angelina, Madonna, Charlize and Claire via Celebutopia; Jessica courtesy of Alterna; Nancy courtesy of Rusk; Michelle courtesy of Wella; Kate courtesy of Avon; Nicole courtesy of IT&LY Hairfashion; Evan courtesy of NARS; Zooey via Twitter; Ruffian courtesy of CND)