Though Angelia Jolie did impress everyone last year at the Golden Globes, I hadn’t considered that she might be one of last night’s best dressed. I should have. She looked stunning in the white Atelier Versace gown accented with red, which her lips perfectly matched. She definitely didn’t look like her usual colorless, almost sickly (at times) self. In a sea of fabulous-looking A-listers she definitely stood out. Do you agree? If you want to recreate her ballerina bun and sultry eyes and lips, follow these steps:
Red Lips and Sultry Eyes
Step 1: Even out your skin tone with foundation and concealer until all imperfections are camouflaged.
Step 2: Dust a matte bronzer that’s about two shades darker than your skin (try Lancome Star Bronzer Natural Matte, $35) along your cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin to add a bit of color to your complexion.
Step 3: Prep your eyelids with a nude-colored eyeshadow base (try Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden, $19) then blend a medium dusty brown eyeshadow along your creases and the outer corners of your eyes (try MAC Eyeshadow in Omega, $15).
Step 4: Apply a black cream liner (try Smashbox Cream Eye Liner in Caviar, $22) along your top lashlines extending the line out just slightly past the outer corners of your eyes then sweep it along your bottom lashlines.
Step 5: Apply black mascara to your lashes and subtly define your brows by filling them in with brow powder.
Step 6: Line your lips (and fill them in completely) with a nude lip pencil (try L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipliner in Nude, $8.99). Then, using a lip brush for precision, apply a true red lipstick (try L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Ravishing Red, $9.99).
Step 7: Dab just a bit of clear gloss on the center of your lips to make them look moist.
Step 1: Apply a heat protecting spray (try TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray, $4.75) all over damp hair and a root lifting spray just at your roots (Try Pureology Colour Stylist Root Lift, $24.95), says Pureology PureArtist Sandy Joseph who shared this how-to with us. Blow dry your hair using a with flat brush directing your hair away from the face.
Step 2: Create ponytail in the center back of the head. Secure with an elastic.
Step 3: Apply a small amount of texturizing paste or cream (try Pureology Colour Stylist Anti Breakage Twist, $24) to the ponytail to add texture and definition.
Step 4: Lightly backcomb the ponytail before twisting it and wrapping it tightly around the base of your ponytail to create a bun. Secure with bobby pins.
Step 5: Mist the style with a bit of frizz fighting shine spray (try Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist, $17) and finish with strong-hold hairspray.
So, was Angelia Jolie your favorite of the night, too? If not, who was your top pick?