Grammy Beauty Roundup!

Another month, another award show!  And I've got the scoop on the best of the Grammys.  Of all the award shows, the Grammys is the least predictable and most bold.  While there were several bedazzled eyes, glittered lips, and almost-outrageous falsies, I couldn't help but lost these more subdued (but still glam!) looks!  All of the following are still approachable and translatable to real life for exciting events like weddings!

Standout details for me were Demi's glowy-brozed skin with her piece-y lashes (big fan of those right now), JLo's lavender eyes - lavender done right!, Nicole Trufino's deep wine lip, and Kelsea Ballerini's entire beauty look (makeup by Kelsey Deenihan!)

I'll keep you updated on the Oscars!  For my faves of the Emmys and SAG awards, click the links below!
 

LULA's Best of Golden Globes 2017 Beauty

LULA's Best of SAG Awards 2017 Beauty

With blush and bobby pins,

Sam

My favorite HAMU from the Golden Globes

Red carpet style has been one of my main inspirations as a hair and makeup artist.  

I love the whole experience.  You get all gussied up in your best, and create a complete look - hair, makeup, dress, and jewelry - for a special event.  I have studied red carpet looks for years and implement these inspirations in my work on brides.

Right off the bat, I can tell you that dresses took front & center for ladies' looks for the Golden Globes this year.  Overall, hair and makeup took a back seat to lush fabrics and textures, but I nominate them for best supporting role for sure!  It was a very simple HAMU night, not overly glam, which I appreciate.  

For hair, I noticed mostly down styles, featuring loose hollywood curls or waves, in a middle or deep side part.  When styles were up, they were super slick and chic - not much texture in the updo department!  For makeup, it was all about the eyes - they were played up while lips remained muted for the most part.  

My favorite look of the night - Lily Collins - sat right outside of these trends and it went BEAUTIFULLY with her dress.  She rocked a textured top knotted, braided updo, pink smoky eyes and a crimson lip.  Great job to her team - Fiona Stiles on makeup using Lancome and Gregory Russell on hair using John Frieda.  Dark hair, hazel eye, fair skin girls take note!

Here are my faves!

I use the ladies on the red carpet as a sort of guide in finding hair and makeup inspiration for any hair length, type, color - any skin type, color - any eye shape and color.  

I have to mention - my least favorite hair and makeup look was on SJP. I love her, her work, her style, but this one missed the mark.  It read a little too costumey with the dress - a sort of strange Princess Leia look.

What did y'all think?  Faves and least faves?

With blush + bobby pins,

Sam