With so many beautiful faces walking down the Emmy Awards red carpet Sunday night, we turned to Vanderpump Rules star Katie Maloney for help recreating them at home. Katie reguarly writes about beauty on her site Pucker and Pout. Check out her tips on how to steal these looks.
The Emmy Awards are one of my favorite award shows — not only because I am addicted to television and get pleasure from seeing my favorite actors awarded for their work, but because I also love the red carpet coverage. All the lust-worthy dresses, the perfect hair, and gorgeous makeup turn my eyes into heart-shaped pools. Of course, the majority (if not all) of the celebrity attendees rely on professional stylists to get them red carpet-ready, but I don't let that intimidate me from stealing inspiration to recreate my most craved looks from the night.
Last night I was swooning — especially over Lady Gaga and Emma Roberts. They both were not only representing one of my favorite shows (American Horror Story), they were also crushing it with their entire ensembles. Both were emulating such a classic yet glamorous look, paying homage to old Hollywood from their gowns to the deep parted loosely coifed hair and natural makeup. The best part about their style? How wearable it is off of the red carpet! So I did what I always do and recreated both styles for a totally attainable look.
Here's how I did it:
I started off using a primer to even out skin tone and prep my face. I went with Smashbox Iconic Primer.
Then I applied just a small amount of foundation — enough to camouflage and even out skin tone. (I like Benefit's Hello Flawless.)
Next, I used a contour/highlight stick from Sephora, starting by concealing under my eyes in a triangle shape. Then I used the darker shade on the hollows of my cheeks for a subtle contour.
I used a contour kit like Smashbox's to set the higlighted and contoured areas and blended and blended and then blended some more.
Both Gaga and Emma had a natural glow, so to help replicate that I used blush on the apples of my cheeks and blended backwards along my cheekbone. I love the neutral peach shade of Nars Orgasm blush becuase it has enough pink tone to give a natural flush.
On my eyes I began by sweeping a lighter shade (try Stila's Bare) over my entire eyelid. I applied a darker shade in the crease (Stila's Sandstone) for a little drama using light strokes. For sparkle and shine I patted on a shimmery shade (like Stila's Sunset) just on the lids below the crease. Then, I combined both Sandstone and Sunset and gently smudged them along my lower lash line for a slightly smokey and sultry look.
You can use false lashes for a glamorous touch if you really want to take it up a notch. Otherwise I curled my lashes and applied mascara — Benefit's They're Real is my fave mascara.
I always say you are never fully dressed without perfect brows. I filled mine out by using Scheana Marie by Starlooks eyebrow kit.
Finally, to polish it off I smoothed on a pale lip. You can try Too Faced Melted lipstick in Nude.
For the hair:
Create a deep side part. Then take thick sections of hair and wrap around a 1.5 inch barrel iron. Using a wider iron and thick sections of hair will create loose curls that look polished but not over done. Use a light hold finishing spray to tame fly always and set curls.
Accessorize with simple classic pieces. Bold earrings and a simple pendant necklace are perfect. My earrings and necklace are both from my collection for Sterling Forever.
Now you look red carpet worthy for any and every occasion!
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