The Golden Globes, front-runner to the Academy Awards, speaks volumes in the beauty department. And there were some strong statements across the board this year.
From the ingenue look to makeup featuring strong, smoky eyes and braids that would make Heidi jealous, the beauty looks at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards were a bit all over the place, and focusing mostly on the classical rather than the modern (the modern elements appeared on the actresses’ nails, and actually the beauty looks of actors like Jared Leto).
Here are some of the strongest beauty trends from the Golden Globes:
The Look of Ingenue:
An asymmetrical new crop aside, Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike wore an ingenue-like makeup that was markedly different from her movie character. Her innocent look is thanks in part due to MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Skin Equalizer Nourishing Primer (which debuts in March) and Chanel’s Vitalumiere Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup Broad Spectrum 15. Melanie Inglessis, makeup artist for MAKE UP FOR EVER says “The inspiration for any red carpet look begins with the dress. Rosamund’s dress is classic with ethereal, Greek goddess elements. The cream color of the dress allows me to play with makeup color. I wanted her look to be a little rock and roll, while enhancing her gorgeous eyes with a soft, smoky grey color.”
Big, Smoky Eyes:
No one did this trend better than Jennifer Lopez who sizzled on the red carpet in diamonds worth a small fortune and smoky eyes that were hotter than the play A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Indeed, Ms. Lopez did look every bit like the character in the play with her low-cut dress and her hair, but the makeup is what stole the show.
Makeup artist Mary Phillips from L’Oreal created a look that is actually easy to reproduce at home with drugstore products that include L’Oréal Paris Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner in Brown Smoke ($9.99) which has a foam-tip applicator so that it’s easier to smudge, and accent with taupe, gold and brown hues of Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon ($7.99). The trick is to also layer the black underneath the eyes and smudge in semi circles so that the look is more elegant, and not raccoon eyes.
Nails made such a big splash years ago on the red carpet and now they’re a mainstay: people will notice your digits. The nails on the Golden Globes red carpet this year were all about shine and iridescence, and one such example was the look that Chanel’s celebrity nail manicurist Ashlie Johnson who used CHANEL’s Le Vernis in an iridescent gray-blue-purple shade called “Sweet Star” which changes shade depending on the light and angle you look at. Johnson also used a protective base coat and top coat to ensure lasting shine.
In a surprising nod to children’s books, Heidi and innocence, braids were all over the red carpet. Downtown Abbey star Joanne Froggatt’s milkmaid braids was one such example, and an easy enough to do look, as Pravana Global Creative Advisor Sherri Jessee explains (a center part, two three-strand braids and wrapping the braid around the head and securing with bobby pins will do the trick). Finish with a spray like Pravana Nevo Super Shape hairspray. Other stars who sported the braid included Jared Leto (yes, a man braid) and Emily Blunt.