Beauty
Feb 22, 2016

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

By: Carli Whitwell

Getty Author: Elle Canada Credits: Getty

Beauty
Feb 22, 2016

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

By: Carli Whitwell
 

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How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Radiant skin PART 1

“It’s that skin that’s velvety, but still has some beautiful glow and not a lot of glitter. Rachel McAdams killed it at the Golden Globes.” READ MORE: 6 beauty hacks to get you through a date without a purse full of products

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Radiant skin PART 2

“Start with a foundation that’s not absolutely matte such as Smashbox BB Water, which has more of a velvety, serum-like formula. You’re going to get that coverage and it’s going to give you that velvety matte look where it’s not a super true matte.”   Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30 ($50), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 8 facial cleansing brushes you need to try

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Courtesy of Smashbox Credits: ELLE Canada

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Yes, you can contour

“Contouring for sure, but I’m talking about contour that doesn’t wear you. I’m talking about contour that YOU wear. Maybe we put down the contour powder this season and pick up the contour sticks. Something creamy that really helps to melt into the skin, and then you top that off with really great cheek colour.” READ MORE: How to make a viral video according to Kendall Jenner

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Play up one feature

“Pick one feature that is the star and everything else is the support for that star. Looking at Jane Fonda [at the Golden Globes]. She had great lashes, perfect brows and just a little bit of liner. It wasn’t a lot of anything else.” READ MORE: 12 moisturizing face masks to help you survive winter

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Make your look last

“It’s in your prep steps and really layering sheer amounts of products. We can never talk enough about [a hydrating] primer and how it really helps to make everything wear a long time. Put your full foundation on and top it all off with a little bit of pore-minimizing primer on the T-zone to ensure you'll stay shine-proof. Basically you have to start well and end well.” READ MORE: The best new foundation is actually a "skin tint"

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Don’t forget your hair

“Hair is the perfect partner for makeup. Ninety percent of the time when we’re shooting in the studio I let them [the models] go to hair first, because the makeup always just looks better when you have it perfected with a really great hair look.” READ MORE: 6 facials to try in Toronto

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Instagram/loritaylordavis Credits: ELLE Canada

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Bold lips

“Start with a very matte lip pencil, colour in the lip and then lay your favourite vibrant colour on top of it.”   Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Screen Queen ($23), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: Everything you need to know about using colour correctors

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Courtesy of Smashbox Credits: ELLE Canada

How to pull off red-carpet-worthy makeup on the daily

Red-carpet beauty everyday: Metallics are your best friend

“I feel like metallics is like the next moment that you’re going to be seeing. Super shiny eyes, some type of shininess to the hair. Before, all we did was run away from shine, now we’re going to run into its arms. Shimmer and shine and metallics and texture and things like that!” READ MORE: Why winter is the perfect time to up your skincare game

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada
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