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Make Up & Hair For The Red Carpet

Beauty Jan 24, 2014

When it comes to award season, you can always expect chaos in the city of L.A. and Mumbai.

First the Golden Globes, followed by the Screen Awards and Filmfare Awards, next are the Grammys and then comes the Super Bowl of the entertainment industry: the Oscars. With back-to-back award shows, galas and red carpets, stars need a little help to get ready for that coveted closeup. Celebrities have talented teams that make them red-carpet ready and some of the people who make Hollywood and Bollywood's elite look beautiful are ready to share their secrets. 

Here are insider tips on how can you get-the-look like the season's biggest celebrities at this year's awards. Ready to chase your own sheen!

Allison Williams

For Girls' star Allison Williams, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen created a classic sultry smokey eye to match Allison's black and white gown, complemented by a soft pink rose lip. Here's how to get the look.

  1. First, Lauren groomed Allison's brows with Votre Vu Brow Wax

  2. Next, she played up Allison's baby blue eyes with a classic smokey eye using Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline

  3. Lauren lined her eyes with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black and then coated lashes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara

  4. On Allison's face, Lauren applied YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation and then dusted on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light

  5. Lauren swiped Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal on the apples of Allison's cheeks. 

  6. To complete the look, Lauren applied Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Ripe Rose

Kate Beckinsale

“With her wholesome English rose good looks, Kate can get away with quite a bit of edginess in her hairstyle, so we went with a punk-inspired diva look that’s a bit different from her usual soft flowing waves," says hairstylist Sascha Breuer. The talented hairstylist offers a few simple steps outlining how you two can create Beckinsale's spunk-yet-classy updo. 

Hair Prep/Style:

  1. Start by spraying Moroccanoil Root Boost directly on to the roots of damp hair. The spray will help add body and hold and it’s a great way to set the style in. It’ll also make hair more pliable and easier to work with. 

  2. Begin blow drying the hair using a skeleton brush, and then use your fingers to create texture and additional volume.

  3. Once the hair is fully dry, separate into a horseshoe shaped section (the part between both temples and your crown area) and clip the top section away.

  4. Pull the bottom section into a low, side ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic. Then coil & wrap the tail into a messy bun. You can even tug a few strands out to create naturally falling bits and to loosen the bun. Secure hair with bobby pins.

  5. Take the hair from the top section and backcomb the roots using Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush to maximize the volume at the crown and create a slightly disheveled texture.

  6. Secure the top section into the existing, loose bun with bobby pins.

Finishing Touches: 

  1. Mist the hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to add shine and long-lasting hold.

  2. Spray a little product onto finger tips and work it into the single strands to help define the pieces. Secure the final look with a few more pins and you’re good to go.

Photo Credits:
Feature image:

Allison Williams: PR Photos/ Andrew Evans 

Kate Beckinsale: Jason Merritt / Getty Images
Source:Langton PR and AVON