Get the Look: Grammy Awards 2011
If you missed the Grammy Awards, you missed Lady Gaga being paraded down the red carpet in an egg, poor Christina Aguilera taking a tumble after her Aretha Franklin tribute (between that and messing up the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, this girl is really having a bad live performance month), and loads of gorgeous hair and makeup looks on the red carpet. Here, we recap some of our favorites and tell you how to get the look at home.
Rihanna's Sleek and Shiny Tresses
Motions celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen cut Rihanna's red 'do into a mid-length bob to give her a spin from the usual big curls she sports at award shows. To get her hair so bouncy, she started with a spritz of Motions Light Hold Working Spritz on dry hair. Next, she used a curling iron to "bevel" the hair (beveling is when you use your curling iron like you would a flat iron. You run it through the hair smoothing it down, then curl just the ends for movement). Stephen pinned the curls up until cool, applied another spritz of Motions Light Hold Working Spritz, and finished with a mist of Motions Hold and Shine Styling Spray.
Katy Perry's Jewel Toned Makeup
CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey called the inspiration for Perry's makeup "disco angel" - ethereal, and incredibly sparkly. To get a multi-colored eye, Bailey started with CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky along the top lid from the lash line to the crease of the eye, blending with his fingers (he recommends a cream shadow so that the glitter will stick better). After tapping on Makeup Forever Glitter on top of the shadow he applied CoverGirl LiquiLine Blast in Green Glow along the lower water line, blending with a small brush. To finish the look, he topped off with two coats of CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion.
Dianna Agron's Rocker Chic Updo
Frederic Fekkai celebrity stylist Adir Abergel got this edgy updo by applying Fekkai Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse to roots on dry hair and Fekkai Advanced Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum at the ends. Using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron he curled hair and pinned it in place starting at the hairline to the crown. At the crown of the head, he pulled hair into a chignon. To finish, Abergel took out the pinned curls and backcombed the roots for a pompadour effect. To lock in the style, he used Fekkai Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax to the ends for separation and Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray to lock the style into place.
Monica's Matte Smoky Eye
CoverGirl makeup artist Mylah Morales got depth and definition to Monica's smoky eye by using CoverGirl LiquiLine Blast in Black Fire and topping off with CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion in Very Black. For pinky, nude lips Morales paired CoverGirl Queen Collection Lip Color in South Beach Sand with CoverGirl ShineBlast Lip Gloss in Gleam.
Jenna Ushkowitz's Wavy Faux Bob
To score textured waves, Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Theodore Leaf applied a wave spray mid-shaft and at the ends and used Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse to just the roots. Starting at the bottom of the hair, he wrapped and twisted small sections, clipping them into a pin curl with bobby pins. Next, Leaf dried hair using a diffuser attachment for his blow-dryer, drying hair about 75 percent. He released the curls and continued to dry hair completely. To get the underpinning in the back of the hair, he separated into three ponytails, pinning them underneath each other. To finish, he detailed waves with an Enzo Milano Clipless Curling Iron and sprayed Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray all over.
Janelle Monae's Flawless Face
To get glowing skin for the red carpet, Nyx Cosmetics artist Oslyn Holder created a dewy complexion with Nyx Cosmetics Liquid Makeup in Caramel paired with a face moisturizer to create a light foundation look. Keeping the eyes simple with natural shades of brown and jet black eyeliner, Holder wanted the focus to be on the cheeks. To do this, she mixed Nyx Cosmetics HD Grinding Blush in Apricot and English Rose, for a perfect rosy hue.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Wispy Waves
For Paltrow's big Grammy performance debut, David Babaii for Couture Color gave her some wild, boho waves to take the stage. For shiny hair, he applied Couture Color Pequi Oil Treatment on wet hair before rough drying with the Italy Hair Fashion Ionic Blow Dryer. Next, he created a center part and curled random sections in an alternating fashion with a 1-inch curling iron. He curled only the center part of the hair and left the tips free. After the hair was completely curled, he ran his fingers through it to fan out the waves and added a touch of Couture Color Pequi Oil Treatment on his hands to give the style added shine, texture, and hold.