How to create the red carpet hair and make-up look

Want Amy Adams’ sleek updo or Emma Stone’s killer lip? Katie Wright’s got the latest hair and make-up trends covered.
How to create the red carpet hair and make-up look

IT’S no secret it takes hours of preening with an army of stylists, make-up artists and hair pros to get an A-lister red carpet-ready.

While, we can’t provide your own ‘glam squad’, what we can give you is the inside scoop from the best beauty bods on how to recreate awards season’s most stunning looks, from Emma Stone’s perfect red lip at the Oscars, to Claire Foy’s ethereal updo at the Golden Globes...


“Emma Stone’s Oscars look was all about 1930s Hollywood glamour,” says Rachel Goodwin, NARS director of pro artistry.

Goodwin started with a matte complexion, adding a rosy glow on the cheeks with a new liquid version of the brand’s famous Orgasm blush, which won’t be in stores until June.

On the Best Actress winner’s lips, Goodwin used Audacious lipstick in Mona, it sold out quickly but NARS is rushing to get it back on shelves in April.

* Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint, €39

* Nars Audacious Lipstick in Mona, €31, all Brown Thomas (


Charles Worthington brand ambassador Ken O’Rourke used a ‘rope braiding’ technique he dreamt up on New Year’s Eve to style Amy Adams’ auburn locks for the Baftas.

To recreate the look, prep hair with Blow Dry Primer, then pull it back into a sleek ponytail at the crown and secure with elastic.

Split the ponytail into two, twist the hair of one section in on itself, then twist both sections together and secure with another elastic.

Secure the ‘twisted rope’ with grips all the way down to the nape of the neck, then finish with a generous spritz of hair spray.

* Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Express Blow Dry Primer, €9.99, Boots ( )


Matching your outfit with your lippy doesn’t always work, but Holly Willoughby’s pink pout and pastel dress combo at the National Television Awards was spot on.

According to Holly’s make-up artist Patsy O’Neill, the mid-pink shade is Tulip Tide from Burt’s Bees’ new range, which combines creamy colour with the moisturising effects of a balm.

* Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Tulip Tide, €18 ( )


With her midnight blue velvet dress slit to the thigh, US actress Taraji P Henson wanted to make sure her pins were looking perfect on Oscars night, reveals St Tropez’s Ashunta Sheriff.

Sheriff enhanced Taraji’s natural complexion by using a mitt to sweep a layer of Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil over the body, following it up with an Instant Tan Finishing Gloss on the arms, legs and decolletage.

* St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, €35

* St Tropez Instant Tan Finishing Gloss, €14, both Debenhams ( )


“Effortless elegance,” is how Jillian Halouska, hair stylist for Show Beauty, described Claire Foy’s swept-up Golden Globes style.

To recreate the look, wash then rough dry hair (no brush needed) to create movement. Spritz Sheer Thermal Protect and wrap one-inch sections around a three-quarter-inch curling iron, then pull downwards to loosen the curl.

Next, spray Premiere Dry Shampoo on the roots to create grip, then starting at the nape of the neck, take small sections of hair and pin to the opposite side.

Moving upwards, continue pinning in a criss-cross pattern, leaving out a few front and side pieces.

Gently sweep the remaining hair back and fix with hair spray.

* Show Beauty Sheer Thermal Protect, €42

* Show Beauty Premiere Dry Shampoo, €35 (both free p&p)


Model Taylor Hill was paying her dues as Lancome Ambassador at the Baftas.

Make-up artist Charlotte Wood created a smouldering eye look by layering smoky brown shades from the Hypnose Palette in Brun Adore, with a thick feline flick of Grandiose Liner.

She lined Taylor’s waterline with Khol Hypnose pencil and finished with lots of mascara.

* Lancome Hypnose Palette in Brun Adore, €53, Boots ( )

* Lancome Khol Hypnose Waterproof in Noir, €23.50, Debenhams ( )

* Lancome Grandiose Liner in Noir Magnifique, €29, Debenhams ( )

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