Beauty expert Jenn Falik joined me earlier this week to share her top picks for recreating a red carpet look in the courtesy of your own home with inexpensive products.
Candace Rose: What were some of the hottest trends from the red carpet at the Golden Globes?
Jenn Falik: "On the Golden Globes red carpet we saw so many beautiful looks starting with hair. I was lucky enough to get the inside scoop from Wella Professionals and their insider experts- their celeb stylists who identified two big trends in the hair category; the first one being effortless elegant and feminine styles. Madonna for one really embodied this look. She had an edgy dress but her hair was really feminine and flowy and beautiful.
Claire Danes and Shailene Woodley also did these updos that didn't look overdone, really effortless, beautiful; all styled with Wella Products.
So these are definitely attainable looks because you can get these products at salons, and I love the warm, glistening tones in their hair. The second big trend was a retro sixties thing with a modern vibe; so we saw Nicole Richie, for example with that awesome ponytail; very structured with the big fringe bang.
And Michelle Williams had such a sweet pixie cut with the headband; while all these styles were different in their looks the thing that they all do have in common to pull them off – you need healthy hair. So starting with a great foundation, with a good regimen you can use everyday something along the lines of Wella Professionals Enrich shampoo and conditioner treatment. It's going to give you lightweight moisture. It leaves your hair soft, shiny and bouncy; so when the time comes for a big event your hair's ready to go.
You can use their velvet amplifier hair primer after you get out of the shower, before you style. That's going to help your styling products work with your hair to the best possible potential. Before you walk out the door spritz a little shine spray, that completely fakes people out that you have healthy hair because it makes your hair glisten. Wella Shimmer Delight Shine Spray is a great bet here, and for more hair advice you can follow Wella on Twitter at WellaHairUSA. You can also check them out on Facebook at Facebook.com/WellaUSA.
Moving on from hair, we saw a lot of leg this year on the red carpet. Nominees like Charlize Theron who showed us some leg and Zooey Deschanel are huge fans of Cetaphil.
Cetaphil has fragrance-free and non-comedogenic cleansers and moisturizers. Their moisturizing cream is great for winter because it quickly absorbs into the skin when your skin's feeling really sensitive, it's not going to irritate it. My advice is to put it on right when you get out of the shower so you sort of trap that dampness into the skin; you get the most out of your moisturizer- $15 at the drugstore for a big jar so you can really slather it on."
For makeup we saw smokey eyes make a big, big comeback and more traditional smokey eyes. No crazy colors here but Angelina Jolie had this going on with her red lips and very classic smokey eye.
We also saw Sofia Vergara working more of a navy toned smokey eye to compliment her dress. When doing a smokey eye at home I think it's all about options because one day you may want drama, the next day you may want something a little big more subtle.
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips give you options. They enhance your own eye color, they apply smoothly. You can use them wet or dry for varying intensity and they are $11 at mass market retailers.
And the final celebrity essential for red carpet season obviously is amazing, clear skin. Makeup artists tell them time and time again- do not go to sleep with your makeup on even though it's very tempting. I'm sure when they roll home at four in the morning and they just want to get in bed, so having a supply of cleansing towelettes is going to pretty much ensure that you don't get lazy with your routine because they couldn't be easier to use. Something like Neutrogena makeup removing cleansing towelettes- stash them in your nightstand then this way right before you doze off to sleep, wipe away dirt oil, makeup, even waterproof mascara. Give your skin a chance to breathe so you wake up in the morning feeling fresh faced."
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share?
Jenn Falik: "For more on everything we talked about today, you can check out LifeMinute.TV."