September 23, 2013
The Emmy's always bring out the hottest stars in television, and this year's ceremony was no exception. Kerry Washington, Zooey Deschanel and three-time Emmy winner Claire Danes were among the A-list stars flaunting their beauty and talent at Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium.
While the Emmy's delivered surprises, upsets and laugh-out-loud moments, more exciting than the nearly four-hour ceremony was the red carpet bash, which featured an exciting mix of dazzling gowns, daring hemlines and perfectly coifed hair. In this golden age of television, the Emmy's are shaping up to become the most fashionable awards show in Hollywood. If you're bored with your daily makeup routine, update your beauty products with some of these Emmy's-inspired colors and designs.
50 shades of red
The carpet wasn't the only thing that was red hot in Los Angeles Sunday night. Emmy nominees Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey") and Heidi Klum ("Project Runway") were among the leading TV ladies who shocked in a dramatic range of maroons, scarlets and corals.
Make a red-carpet statement off the carpet with a burst of color to switch up your everyday makeup routine. Wine-stained lips are fall's hot new beauty trend, so it's no wonder fashionista Klum chose it for her Emmy's outfit. Apply a deep shade of burgundy lipstick with your fingers for a truly matte look, while layering a berry gloss on top of a rich maroon-based red will add some extra Hollywood glitz and glamor.
If you don't want to go all-out but still want to pack a juicy punch with your lip color, take a tip from newcomer Danielle Brooks ("Orange is the New Black"), who sported neither orange nor black, but a vivacious coral dress. A sheer coral gloss or lip stain will brighten up your face without being overbearing. For fair-skinned ladies, try a coral gloss with a peachy base. Medium and dark-skinned women can rock a more vibrant coral with red undertones.
Pretty in pink
While red usually takes center stage on the carpet, pink had an impressive showing this year, worn by Rose Byrne, Laura Dern and Alfre Woodard. In hues ranging from romantic and vintage to flirty and effervescent, pink has just proven that it's not solely for girls.
For a soft yet glowing look, trade out your bronzer for a translucent pink, such as Colorscience Mineral Blush Cheek Colore in Blushing Bride. While pursing your lips together to make a "fish face," highlight your cheekbones from the "apple" of your checks to the outer corners of your eyes with a large brush for an all-over radiant look.
If you're inspired by Emmy winner Anna Gunn's show-stopping pink-and-black ensemble, try pairing deeply lined cat eyes with a pale pink lip gloss for a retro vibe.
A brush of pink on your fingertips can also be a sophisticated daytime style. For a subdued statement, try CND Nail Colour in Marshmallow Rose or Rose Water. Darker hues like Rose Bisque and Muddy Rose also add a fitting yet offbeat touch for the fall.
Many TV stars offered up a cool palette of blues and indigos this year, creating an ethereal look that serves as a perfect transition from summer to fall. Add some shimmer to your eyes with an iridescent sapphire eyeliner, lining only the bottom rim for just the right amount of glam. If you want a more conservative look, dab some pearly blue eyeshadow at the inside corners of your eyes to make them pop. And who said smoky eyes needed to be black? Switch up the smudgy classic with a lighter eyeshadow palette of steely indigos.
For some sparkle from your eyes to your fingertips, CND Sparkle Nail Effects in Amethyst Sparkle will brighten up anyone's shimmer-less day.
Keep it flowing
Not only were the dresses long at the Emmy's ceremony, but so were the locks. A majority of the A-list actresses opted to show off their long, flowing tresses instead of pinning them away in tight up-dos. Let your hair flow past your shoulders with the right amount of styling and hair products.
Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend told HollywoodLife that he created "Girls" star Allison William's loose waves by blow-drying her hair with a medium-round brush for extra volume. He suggests curling 3 to 4 inches of your hair at a time with a 1-inch curling iron, then scrunch the curls for a piece-y look.
If you're pining for "House of Cards" actress Kate Mara's pin-straight hair instead, spray Steiner Dire Straights Flat Iron Straightening Lotion from the roots to the ends of your dry hair to protect it from the heat and eliminate some of your natural frizz.
Whether straight or wavy, your glistening Hollywood glamor look would not be complete without a few spritzs of a non-greasy shine spray, such as the Steiner Gloss Mist Shine Spray, which also tames unwanted flyaway hairs.