Were you inspired by the celebrity looks we recently saw at the Oscars and award show red carpets this season? I know I was, especially Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Amy Adams who looked amazing! If you’re looking to recreate their fabulous looks, you’re in luck. Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman joined me yesterday to dish on the top celebrity looks we saw on the red carpet, and will continue to see this season and how you can recreate them with budget buys from Neutrogena.
Candace Rose: As a celebrity makeup artist can you tell us what’s the secret to getting the looks we’ve been seeing on the red carpet, and where do we start?
Amy Oresman: “Absolutely. Well, there are two looks that are really trending on the red carpet. The first one is healthy, glowing radiant skin. And the second one is this beautiful metallic monochromatic smoke with natural colors.
How to achieve this at home really begins with committing to a skin care routine. This doesn’t have to break the bank and it doesn’t have to be really difficult. In fact you can head to your local drugstore and pick up some really affordable and amazing products by Neutrogena! One of my favorite in preparation for any eyeshadow that I’m doing to really get this gorgeous shimmery eye that really highlights and stands out is to use Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream. It’s a fantastic eye cream that really fades lines around the edges and it hydrates the entire eye. I like to use this as a base to build my eyeshadow.
I love a crease-proof eyeshadow, and we have six new shades that are really beautiful. I like Stay Golden, it’s a very soft golden shadow that goes on creamy; but the cool thing about these is that they actually have a primer built in. They go on creamy, dry to a powder finish and last up to 12 hours. So you can wear them as just a wash of color across the lid or you can build an entire eyeshadow look on top of them.”
Candace Rose: What are some of the biggest makeup must haves?
Amy Oresman: “The biggest makeup must have is always mascara. Mascara is always any makeup’s perfect accessory. I love adding mascara, it really pops the eye. Neutrogena has Healthy Lengths Mascara which is a beautiful mascara that conditions your lashes as well as strengthens your lashes. So I love to have a mascara that gives me the volume that I’m looking for but ensures that my lashes aren’t falling out tomorrow.”
Candace Rose: How about when it comes to hair?
Amy Oresman: “When it comes to hair, one of the big trends this season is actually very understated hair. I’m sure you’ve seen this beautiful kind of bend on the red carpet where it’s not really a curl, and it’s not really straight. You’ve seen these tousled chignons or these kind of soft loose ponytails. I think that the hair is really about being silky and effortless and looking like you maybe didn’t do your hair like you just pulled it back and you’re letting your face and your eyes and your gown do the talking.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?
Amy Oresman: “Well, one of my favorite things to really tell people and remind people is that if you put it on, you have to take it off. So remember to take your makeup off and even if you don’t wash your face at night, hide a pack of makeup removing wipes under your pillow. This is the way that when I hear the crinkle of the wipes, I remember I forgot to take my makeup off and I don’t even have to get out of bed to do it. So that’s probably one of my biggest tips in keeping a clear complexion.”