Tuesday, February 12, 2013


There was no shortage of star studded beauty and Hollywood glamour at this year's Grammy Awards. Bright lips, luxurious eyelashes and brow-grazing bangs dominated on the red carpet through a sea of dazzling and often skin-baring gowns. And though the looks were varied, there were some obvious stand-out trends on the red carpet. One thing is for certain, these ladies owned  their looks and used everything in their bag of tricks to help show off their own unique style!

Chic and Sleek

BeyoncĂ© and Jennifer Lopez worked this look to a tee on the red carpet. With a slicked-back ponytail Bey rocked two trends by also wearing a vibrant lip (see below). J-Lo's chic top knot was the perfect complimented to her graphic eye, not to be outdone of course by that sexy slit in her dress.

To perfect this shiny, sleek 'do try Enjoy Hair Care Shine and Smooth ($15-35). It locks in moisture and blocks out humidity without a heavy or greasy feel.

The Vibrant Lip


Clearly aware of the "no competition" clause the vibrant lip paired with a subtle eye was definitely the order of the night. Song birds Kimbra, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys and actress Kat Dennings all had perfect pouts ranging from candy apple red to deep berry. From soft matte to sheer and glossy and everything in between this look remains a huge trend. 
A few shades to try:
Chanel Rouge Allure 109 Rouge Noir ($32)
                                                           MAC Lady Danger ($15)


Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm Haute Pink ($7)       


Miss Match

Rihanna, Natasha Beddingfield, and Skylar Gray decided to take it old school and matched their lip color to their dresses. Rih Rih even took it further by matching both her lips and nails to her sexy red sheer gown. Flawlwess skin, groomed brows, and soft curls make the look work for these stunners.
Going Nude

Nude and natural makeup highlights your features and puts glowing skin in the spotlight. Add a modern, edgy spin on this popular look by winging out  your eyeliner or subtly smoking out your eye shadow. Deeper skin tones need a soft hint of color, while those with a more fair complexion can almost match their skin. Kelly Rowland, Nancy Odell, Solange Knowles and Kaley Cuoco got it right.  

 For gorgeous skin without foundation try one of the new BB or CC creams. A hybrid of both makeup and skincare, they perfect and correct your complexion, hydrate and brighten your skin.
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF35 ($42) and Smashbox  Camera Ready BB Cream SPF35 ($39) both offer broad spectrum sun protection and come in a variety of shades.


Simply Gorgeous

 These beauties earn honorable mention for being well put together. Their fashion choices could not overshadow their glamorous and sophisticated looks. Adele's skin was glowing despite the floral explosion she was wearing, and even her cleavage couldn't detract from Katy Perry's "old Hollywood" style. Model Chrissy Teigen, Carrie Underwood and Ashanti were oh-so-elegant! And Carly Rae Jepson's blue eye shadow was perfectly fun and flirty  for a starlet her age, don't you agree?
Amp up your eyes with Clininique Chubby Stick for Eyes ($16) or try Sephora Jumbo Liner 12H ($14).  Create a thick and smooth line above your lashes for a soft smoky effect anytime.