Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and spent New Years celebrating with your loved ones. Let’s kick off the year with one of my favourite things and have a look at the best of the beauty looks at the first major celebrity red carpet event of 2019, the Golden Globes.
The Golden Globes has always been the forerunner of the Oscars, however, this year there’s no absolute award favourite which I thought A Star is Born would be because Rami Malek and Co. sneaked their way into the public’s and the voter’s heart with Bohemian Rhapsody and caused a few pleasant surprises during the evening.
Last year this night was all about the black dress code to support the ‘Me Too’ and ‘Time is Up’ movement, this year everything was back to ‘normal’ which meant ‘anything goes’ in fashion and beauty and the red carpet was bursting with colour and fun. Here are my standout looks of the night:
The best, boldest and most fun look for me was Camilla Belle’s. The fabulous dramatic emerald eyeshadow paired with strong brows nude lip, lightly blushed cheeks with sleek wet-look hair really draws in the eyes and it’s really hard to look away. Her makeup artist Hung Vanngo used all Chanel to create this intense look.
Here is the product list he used: Prep – Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream Illuminating Hydrating Fluid, Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux Intense Smoothing Eye Gel, Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care, Hydra Beauty Essence Mist. Makeup – Ultra le Teint Ultrawear All-Day Comfort Flawless Finish Foundation in 30, Le Correcteur de Chanel Longwear Concealer in 20, Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder in 30, Poudre Lumiere Highlight Powder in 30 Rosy Gold, Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 55 In Love, Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Profond, Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 306 Spendeur et Audace, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 88 Noir Intense, Inimitable Intense Multi-Dimentionnel Sophistique Mascara in 10 Noir, Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in 91 Rose Delicat and Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in 139 Fleurie.
Lupita can wear blue like no one else. Looking stunning as usual, she has matched her ’80s inspired makeup and electric blue dress. Her makeup artist Nick Barose used Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in Cote d Azur and the creamy-looking Lanôme L’Absolu Rouge drama Matte Lipstick in 507 Dram’atic. The Lashify Gossamers Royal Blue C12 lashes were the focus of the look that was followed by Lancôme Monsieur Big Color Lash Top Coat in 03 Blue along the lash roots. I just slightly wish they used her own lashes only, or maybe using full strip of lashes instead of trimmed ones.
Emily Blunt wore a gorgeous dramatic, highly textured Alexander McQueen dress so matching it with super-feminine silver metallic eye make-up and the messy Dutch braid gives you a modern Joan of Arc vibe. Her makeup was created by Jenn Streicher using the silver-toned Diorshow Mono in Minimalism topped with the silver shimmer from the Dior Backstage Cool-Neutrals Eye Palette.
Dakota has opted for classic red lips but this look feels fresh and incredibly pretty on her. The gorgeous red lipstick makeup artist Erin Ayanian Monroe used is Charlotte Tilbury’s Love Bite.
As per usual Lady Gaga went all out and brought a showstopping look to the red carpet. Not too many knows, that her icy blue Valentino dress was inspired by the one Judy Garland wore to A Star is Born premiere. Gaga’s hair stylist Frederic Aspiras took inspiration from it and continued the colour theme into her hairstyle too. The focus of the look, however, was the Sara Tanno created dramatic lilac toned eye makeup and huge lashes resulting in one of the most memorable appearances of the night. Lady Gaga did take home the trophy for best song in the end, thank god for that, because this look was really worthy of a winner.
Thandie Newton is one of my beauty crushes, this time she was oozing classic Studio 54 vibes on the red carpet. Her sequin dress was paired with lush curls, deep smoky eyes and nude lips. Her makeup artist used Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Colour in Hematite as a base, Lasting Eye Shade in Smokey Topaz and Celestite, finishing the eye look with Luster Glide Silk Infused Eyeliner in Raven.
Ronan is very good with understated yet elegant looks, this time she went for light apricot eyeshadow, white shimmer in the inner corners and a gorgeous orangey-red lipstick. Her makeup artist used all Chanel for her look: Eyeshadow in Fantasme, Eyeliner in Mat Taupe, Mascara in Brun, Brow pencil in Blond Tendre, Lip balm, Lipliner in Natural, Lipstick in Radical. The dramatic earrings make the whole look fun and memorable.
Emmy’s makeup was all about light and soft washes of colours, all rosy and pale pinks. The expertly blended monochromatic makeup by Jo Baker looks light as a feather, feminine and suited the actress and her dress so well.
Similarly to Dakota Fanning, Laure went for a classic Hollywood look with red lips and sleek hair paired with light gold eyeshadow and lush brows. Her lipstick is Chanel Rouge Chanel in Rosso Pompeiado with the lip liner in Seduction. There are no fake lashes or harsh liner here, so the whole makeup looked very soft and fresh on her.
I love Lili’s smoky eye look! makeup artist Adam Breuchaud used the Pat McGrath Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette, adding Blitz Flame to the top and bottom lids and Blk Coffee eyeliner. The unique blend of shades brings out Lili’s eye colour while the rest of the look is understated, very well-balanced.
Rachel Weisz’s look was all about that gorgeous lip shade. Her lips were lined with Chanel’s lip liner in natural and filled in with Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Volupte. I do agree with beauty experts though, her hair up or in sleeker style would have worked with the ruffly dress better.
There were a good few Old Hollywood glamour beauty looks on the red carpet, the night’s co-host, Sandra Oh’s was one of the best. The focus of her look was the beautifully soft wavy hair pulled back into an updo which was paired with bright shimmery eyes and a red lips. Her hairstylist was Ted Gibson and her makeup artist Danielle Vincent using Armani Beauty.
Penelope Cruz wore her signature bronzy-brown smoky eye look with nude lips, I know, nothing groundbreaking or new here, but it’s so well-done every single time, it suits her and the dress so I had to mention this among my favourites. Her makeup is all Lancôme, of course.
Monochromatic makeup looks were very much ‘in’ this evening, Kristen Bell here is wearing the full Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk look.
Here are all the products her makeup artist Simone Siegl used: Goddess Cleansing Ritual, Magic Cream and Magic Eye Rescue, Wonderglow primer, a mix of Light Wonder and Hollywood Flawless Filter, Magic Away concealer, Filmstar Bronze & Glow, all 4 shades of the Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk across the lids, Feline Flick eyeliner pen, Full Fat Lashes mascara, Lip Cheat lip liner in Pillow Talk, Pillow Talk lipstick, Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl.
Here’s another example of an old-school Hollywood glamour beauty look worn beautifully by Gemma Chan. Her makeup artist Monika Blunder used a lip serum to prime her lips then applied Clé de Peau Lipstick Cashmere in Legend with was set with a bit of powder. Gemma’s skin is absolutely perfect so she didn’t need much coverage, her eyes were softly lined and emphasized with fluttery lashes. The simple, elegant, understated look worked so well with the red lips and her unique earrings.
I can’t leave Emma Stone out when it comes to my ‘best of beauty’ lists. She wore a, very popular on the night, monochromatic look with peachy pink shades softly blended across her eyelids and cheeks paired with fresh glowing lips. Her look was created by her long-time collaborator Rachel Goodwin using Sisley Paris Beauty.