It could be argued that one should not come up with beauty columns when one is high on coffee and mid-way through watching a red carpet procession of very beautiful women in very expensive gowns, because one’s perspective might be mildly (“violently”) skewed.
HOWEVER. No one was monitoring me when I watched the Screen Actors Guild red carpet, so I’m afraid this is exactly what has occurred.
Now. As numerous bloggers (and photographs) have already pointed out, the SAGs were rich in risk taking. I salute that. I thoroughly advocate being playful with your look – especially with hair and makeup – and as I sit here wearing dull, predictable taupe eye shadow and bronzer, it’s a good reminder to practice a bit more of what I preach. To mix it up and remember how many makeup colours and haircuts and styles are at my disposal.
Let’s take some inspiration from these red carpet rascals, already.
1. JESSICA CHASTAIN.
Did this: Went completely tonal, with eye, lip and cheek makeup in the same colour family: bronzey-browns. Not only was this a splendid match with her auburn hair, but all of this bronzey-brown was the perfect complement to her blue gown. (Fun fact: Blue and brown are an outstanding combo, especially when it comes to blue eyes and bronzey-brown eye makeup. Although, as we can see with Miss Chastain, green eyes fare pretty well, too.)
This translates to: A very flattering and beautiful makeup look indeed. As we saw a few weeks back with C. Theron’s Golden Globes makeup in all pink, one tone, three ways can look rather lovely indeed. You can go REALLY tonal and further match your makeup colourings to your dress, which is something R. Huntington Whitley does (in caramel nudes) quite often with great effect.