We are now getting close to the finish line of a much talked about 2019 award season. Last week it was the Screen Actor’s Guild Award’s turn which is loved by the entertainment world for being one of the more laidback award shows. There’s nowhere near as much pressure on attendees than at the Golden Globes, Bafta’s or Oscar’s so you can always see a few experimental beauty looks. I love how colourful this red carpet was, may it continue for long!
Here are my favourites:
This twist on a 1920s makeup (by Yvettra Helena) was one of my favourites on Ashleigh LaThrop. It worked well with beautiful the finger waves (by Tiffany Daugherty), nude lips and bright blue velvet dress. Her makeup artist’s profile is private so I couldn’t find out what eyeshadow she was using her. Pity, because it’s such a pretty shade.
Angela Basset looked every inch of a goddess on the red carpet with her dark navy smokey eyes and metallic bronze, glossy lips. Her makeup and half-up, half-down hairstyle perfectly complemented the gorgeous white ruffled Georges Chakra dress she wore.
Susan Kelechi Watson made the surprising combination of yellow and green actually work, the rest of her makeup was paired down. This fun, summery look was one of the stand-outs that night.
Pati Dubroff has done it again. Margot Robbie’s go-to makeup artist has created a soft peachy-gold look (all Chanel Beauty) that was so beautifully co-ordinated with her Chanel dress and jewellery. She mentioned how she achieved the look on her Instagram feed but remained tight-lipped which products exactly she used.
“To achieve the pop of gold I delicately layered golden creams, powders and finely milled glitter. The goal was for a brightness and a jewel effect, but not a weighty cosmetic effect. Before the pop, the eye was given depth and structure with a very delicate wash of matte caramel creme and powder. The tone on the lips was inspired by glam from the 70s, I searched for the most perfect lightweight coppery peachy pout.”
Gemma Chan looked heavenly in her blush pink Oscar de la Renta gown paired with a romantic beauty look of soft pinks and a wavy updo.
Lady Gaga is known for her statement looks, the SAG red carpet was no exception. Pairing up with longtime makeup artist Sarah Tanno, they’ve created an edgy makeup look that complemented the sparkling white dress she was wearing. Tanno used the shade Eleganza from the Marc Jacobs Beauty Flamboyant Eye-Conic Eye Shadow Palette all over the lids, in the outer corners and underneath the eyes too which she topped with loose gold glitter that matched with her Tiffany jewellery. On the top and bottom lashline, she used High-Liner Gel Crayon in Blaquer and coated her lashes with Velvet Noir Mascara, all from Marc Jacobs Beauty. Gaga’s base is a mix of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops in Dew You and Shameless Foundation topped with Finish Line Coconut Setting Powder and Omega bronzer. The eye-catching lip shade is Marc Jacobs (P)otliner in Currant with Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Blow and Dashing in the centre of the lips.
Taking risks with makeup can pay off, proven here beautifully by Bohemian Rhapsody actress Lucy Boynton. Her makeup artist Jo Baker created a graphic ‘floating’ liner inspired by the dress she wore. “Inspired by the dress
I love that Emma Stone went back to her original red hair colour, it really does suit her. She wore a cool Louis Vuitton jumpsuit and a beautiful shade of red lipstick that provided a lovely pop of colour and brightened up the black-gold outfit. Her longtime makeup artist Rachel Goodwin used Burgundy Lip Liner and lipstick in Orange Sevilla from Sisley Paris.
Inspired by Yara Shahidi’s beautiful blush-toned Fendi Couture gown her go-to makeup artist Emily Cheng designed a monochromatic look with soft pinks and roses. She used a Bobbi Brown lipstick on Yara’s eyes (love the idea), Bobby Brown blush in Pale Pink on her eyes and cheeks and a Bobbi Brown lipstick on her lips in Haute Cocoa. The focus of her look, however, was her, curly hair created by hair stylist, , her inspiration was ‘Romantic Whimsy’.
Emily Blunt’s look was all about those bold bright pink ruffles on her Michael Kors gown. Her makeup artist Jenn Streicher perfectly complimented the look with just one pop of colour on the lips with Rouge Dior in Close Up. I love how those pink shades brighten up her skin tone and the rest of the look is very subtle (even with the false lashes) finished off with a middle-parted sleek bun.
Danai Gurira always impresses me with her beauty looks but this has got to be one of my favourites. She wore a crisp white Ralph and Russo dress trimmed with feathers and her makeup artist Tym Buacharern designed a flawless, understated look with glowy skin, nude lips and classy aubergine smoky eyes to go with it. Her expertly sculpted natural curls made the whole look even more elegant.
Jane Fonda pulled out all the stops on the red carpet with a light blond wavy bob, bright poppy red lipstick and coral blush combo. I would preferably leave out the false lashes, but overall, this look is so fun and really suits her complexion.
Ozark actress Julia Garner wore all Chanel makeup courtesy of makeup artist Hung Vannago. The bright oranges and corals went so well with her skin tone, hair colour and pale green dress it was hard to look away. Vannago used Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 430 Foschia Rosa, eyeshadow in Deep and Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color in First Light with Lip liner in Desir.
Hats off to Glow actor Sunita Mani who was wearing this bright orchid shade of lipstick. I haven’t found the name of the shade but it reminds me of Heroine from Mac. She paired it with classy taupe smoky eyes so the lip shade can steal the show.
Lupita Nyong’o never disappoints on red carpets, she constantly ups her beauty game bringing something new, unexpected and eye-catching to the table. The Black Panther actor had her hair styled by Vernon Francois in embellished braids while makeup artist Nick Barose made a statement with bright red lips (Lancome’s L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in 134) and a metallic crimson shade on the lower lash line using the Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in Brique with red glitter on top. “Red on the eyes might seem hard to pull off, ” he told a magazine “but especially on darker skin, it’s not too much contrast and easier to wear – a fun quirky way to add accent.”
Looking at all the red carpet pictures, bright colours, are very much in at the moment, especially corals and pinks. Laura Harrier, just like Emily Blunt, wore a bright pink gown and her makeup artist Nina Park matched her makeup look using all Chanel. She lined
her lips with Chanel Le Crayon Levres in Fuchsia and custom mixed Rouge Allure Velvet in Infratose and Rouge Allure Liquid Powder in Volupte.