I’m generally not a big fan of taking major hair or makeup risks at awards shows; I leave that for events like the Met Gala where you tune in specifically to see the outlandish and avant garde. However, Sunday night’s Golden Globes red carpet offered some risks that worked and some that, in my opinion, definitely didn’t.
Let’s be honest, she wouldn’t be Gaga if she didn’t push the envelope and this red carpet was no exception. Not many people can pull off blue hair, but oddly, it worked.
Her makeup was perfect with a slightly smoky eye and nude lip, and the interesting bun on her head sort of resembled a crown. This was also perfect because her gown definitely seemed like something a princess would wear. The blue wasn’t overdone and somehow she ended up looking even more elegant as a result.
Try Lipstick Queen’s Nothing but the Nudes collection lipstick.
Lady Gaga wasn’t the only one who had her beauty team match her dress. Lupita Nyong’o chose an electric blue mascara and eyeliner to match her dress. This would ordinarily be a “don’t” in my book, but on her it seemed fresh and playful, likely because I loved it.
Try this look with Stila’s eyeliner in Cobalt and Blinc’s blue mascara.
Here’s where matching your dress can go terribly wrong in my opinion. Camilla Belle’s teal eye shadow resembled something out of Avatar. It was striking, but in a cartoonish way. That said, this could have been a win with a lighter hand.
Try Surratt Beauty’s Envier eye shadow for a similar hue.
I couldn’t stand her dress, but her makeup was stunning. This is where a certain amount of restraint pays off. Yes, she wore red eye shadow to match her dress, but it was done with such perfection that I was left wanting to try red eye shadow myself!
Wow. This one left Madelyn and me smitten. Her makeup was sheer perfection. She seemed ethereal. Her glowing skin was definitely the show stopper. A simple wing of eyeliner paired with a pretty pink lip and cheek color just accentuated the perfection of her skin.
I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture.
It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.