Trends: Award Show Hair and Makeup
While fashion week is taking up residence on the east coast, here on the west coast where I am relaxing in the 80 degree weather (“wintering”), we are in full award circuit mode. Award season kicks off with the Golden Globes and commences with The Academy Awards. In between, however, there are red carpets for everything from MTV Awards to the Independent Spirit Awards.
Spotting the trends that will be relevant throughout the season really starts the night of the Globes. We discussed nail trends with Deborah Lippmann here, and now we’re going to delve into hair and makeup. Let’s see if these trends last until Oscar night!
On hair, I spoke with celebrity stylist Adam Campbell. Here are his top 5 red carpet trends:
1 – Center Parts. People will be moving away from the side part more into the middle this season. It will accentuate more sleek and structured styles we recently have seen on the runways.
2 – Veronica Lake classic waves. This style is always on trend, beautiful, classic, movie star. Celebrities will be going for this as opposed to the “beachy” waves we have seen in years past that are finally moving on.
3 – 60s updos and beehives. Like we saw on the beautiful Julianne Moore this year at the Golden Globes, people will be trading in the chignon for these bigger more architectural 60s inspired dos.
4 – Hair accessories (pins, broaches). To add a little sparkle or fun to these more structured styles we’re seeing at the moment. People will be choosing pins over headbands as the accessory du jour that were seen last year on the beautiful Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams.
5 – Slicked styles. This works for any length of hair from the short pixie Anne Hathaway is sporting these days to the Diana Vreeland inspired do Morena Baccarin wore at the People’s Choice awards and even for the girls with below the shoulder hair. It can range from gelled and more severe to softer styles using more serum based products.
When it comes to makeup, few are as gifted as the amazing Mai Quynh, who has worked with the likes of Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone. Here are her top 5 award show trends:
1 – Sometimes, it’s all about the dress. So to make the dress the focal point, keep everything else simple by wearing less makeup. Sticking to soft, neutral tones that accentuate your skin tone. Example: Sienna Miller and Rosario Dawson at the Golden Globes. Try Laura Mercier Lipstick in Rose . For eyes, try Urban Decay Naked Palette. For cheeks, try NARS cream blush in Penny Lane .
2 – Berry lips with subtle eyes. The eyes are slightly defined with eyeliner and mascara. This look is classic when you’re wearing a solid color like black or white. Example: Anne Hathaway and Rachel Weisz. Try Becca Lipstick in Milla or Benefit Full Finish Lipstick in Espionage.
3 – Bright lips are a great way to get attention to the face. Especially when everything else on the face is subdued, like Jessica Alba’s orange lip. Try MAC lipstick in Morange or YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 11 Rose Carnation.
4 – Dramatic eyes and nude lips. Whether you choose a smokey eye or a dark lined cat eye, you can’t lose with this combination. Just look at Claire Danes and Adele. Try Edward Bess Prismette Eyeshadow Quad in Over the Moonand Rouge Dior Nude Lipstick in 228 Indiscrete.
5 – Rosy, flushed cheeks. Not only does a rosy cheek look healthy and beautiful, it’s also a great way to add color to the face. Wear alone or paired with a red hued lip, like Kerry Washington, Emily Blunt, and Julianne Moore. Try Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush or Nars Powder Blush in Desire.