Golden Globes Beauty: a Total Gloss Out (in a good way)

17 January 2011

We’ve got to put it out there, loud and proud. When it comes to A-list red carpet beauty, The Golden Globes is without a doubt THE awards ceremony to float our beauty boat. Why? Well, it’s the single show that always seems to win in it the fashion stakes with its mood that is neither overly casual nor too fussy but somewhere (extremely stylish) in between.  Last night's ceremony was no exception with old school Hollywood glamour playing a key role. The recipe? Serious quantities of voluminous, shiny, bouncy locks with a healthy dose of nude, dewy makeup thrown in.  Here’s our round-up of the best beauty looks...  

Sandra Bullock

Oh my gosh. We’re speechless (almost). How sexy is Sandra's new blunt fringe and black liner combo?  Girl crush alert! And we thought we couldn’t love this lady any more... Please note plenty of volume and movement in that 'do, in spite of obvious straightening-iron use. Look and learn peeps.

Olivia Wilde

And here's another fringed star. Rumour has it that Olivia turned up with a good selection of visual references which she referred to as “the French Girl look” (think Jane Birkin and Francois Hardy) to show her hair and makeup team.  And all it took was a sweep of eyeliner, no-frills hair and some sultry eyebrow sweeping bangs. Instant hit. Oh, and if you were thinking of recreating that most kissable of pouts then, just Wilde’s makeup artist Spencer Barnes used Nars Madere Pure Matte Lipstick with a sweep of Super Orgasm lip gloss on top.

January Jones

January's oh-so-classy red lip, bold brows and rolling wave combo spells out serious glamour.  In fact, this modern Marilyn could have stepped out of a 40’s Hollywood flick. "January's look was all about strength - there was nothing demure about it," said Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin. "I wanted to go for a super-strong brow and a high-gloss red lip. Nineties supermodel meets Old Hollywood glamour!" Rachel used the Chanel Perfect Brows palette to create a defined brow, and two coats of Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir rounded out the eye makeup. For a fresh and not too retro pout, Goodwin painted the actress' lips in Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Excess.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, aka face of Dior and hands down award-show-It-girl, managed to pull off the updo with aplomb – even amongst a sea of glossy long hair and swishy pony tails.  Her sleek, chic chignon and pink “eaten away” lip certainy did if for us.  

Anne Hathaway

 How does Anne work flawless so, er, flawlessly? And every time without fail?  With a Golden Globe look that was the perfect example of old Hollywood meets new, the actress went for some golden highlights, unstructured waves and a uber-cool rosy lip.
- Rose Beer


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