Were you fascinated by Claire Danes fabulous halter gown or Hayden Panettiere’s long white dress at the Golden Globes? Or how about Jessica Alba’s makeup, and Zooey Deschanel’s glowing skin? If like most of us who watch award shows for style inspiration, you were glued to the set a week ago today!
Beauty expert Stacy Cox joined me recently to dish on the hottest skin, hair, makeup and fashion trends we saw at the Golden Globes and what we’ll be seeing throughout award show season, and how you can recreate these looks on your own!
Candace Rose: With red carpet season upon us, what are some of the hottest trends we’ll be seeing and what can we do to get them?
Stacy Cox: “I’ve been trend tracking this and I feel like it’s a throwback to old Hollywood glamour, and what women are asking me is how they can capture that look without needing to take a second mortgage out on their home. I told them that we can all relate to that because we’re all on budgets. I feel that one of Hollywood’s best kept fashion secrets turns out to be David’s Bridal. I know you’re thinking it’s great for wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses, but it turns out they have a fierce collection of evening gowns at a fraction of the cost. When you think about the Golden Globe awards and Claire Danes who was wearing that Versace Couture cherry red halter neck evening gown, that was gorgeous!
What I did was I jumped on DavidsBridal.com, I searched it and found this dress but it looks virtually the same as her dress. It retails for $99.99. That put a smile on my face.
Another color trend that I saw that has been really popular is that crisp clean white with little hues and touches of champagne and cream. I brought another example from the Oleg Cassini collection at David’s Bridal. The thing you’ve got to bear in mind is that whether you’re a size 14 or a size four, they have any dress you want in your size to flatter your figure. You don’t need to go through a bunch of tailoring; you can buy the dress, instant gratification and then wear it out that night and rock it and feel confident and gorgeous.
Something that’s been absent from the red carpet that’s been interesting- faux tans….not there. So what we’re seeing is more movement towards that translucent glowing skin. One of my favorite actresses that I was trying to use as an example is Zooey Deschanel. I asked her- What’s your beauty secret or favorite beauty essential? She tipped me off to Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser. She says it’s her go-to. It’s an award winning collection of cleansers and skin moisturizers, is dermatologist approved and this cleansers will not leave residuals and residue on your face. It won’t clog your pores, it won’t break you out. If you have rosacea or acne, you don’t have to worry about it and it can become your go-to product. The coolest thing is you don’t necessarily need water to remove it. You can use water, but you don’t have to…and it’ll take the makeup off your face! It retails for $12.00.
The third thing that I’ve been seeing on the red carpet are pops of color on celebrities lips married to these mega watt smile. So the way that people at home can have that mega watt smile is by utilizing Crest 3D White whitestrips. They can transform your smile in 30 minutes for one treatment and two hours for another treatment. They’re very fast and efficient. Now when I mentioned the pop of color what I was seeing was pops of wine color, also peaches and corals. But when you create a strong lip, Candace, you have to balance it with a softer cheek and eyeshadow color so you have synergy and a polished look when you get to that final outcome.”
Candace Rose: Are there any other must have trends you’re seeing?
Stacy Cox: “Yes, let’s talk about hair. So with the hair trend, again it went back to that throwback to vintage glamour Hollywood- 20’s and 40’s era. So you’d see J.Lo, she’d have that side swept hair- Veronica Lake style with a little bit of finger wave action; or you’d see a low chignon bun with finger waves to one side of the hair. Finger waves are a little trickier so that’s the time you want to head to a professional hairstylist and get a little tech support.
The last thing I was going to tell everybody is go to the drugstore and grab a drugstore container (those retail for like $2). You can stick a little bit of your Crest Whitening toothpaste in one side, stick a little bit of the Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser in the other and then use that little contact lens container throughout the night to do cleanup and touch ups, and freshen up your breath.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us?
Stacy Cox: “Panty liners. Keep two to four panty liners in your evening bag so if your pumps or heels start to bother your feet, you can line your shoe like an affordable foot sole to create a little bit of cushion so that you can keep on dancing and having fun.