I was lucky enough to be able to watch the Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy’s Red Carpet with my fellow P&G Beauty United Bloggers at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto last night. It was so fun having such a great group of people discuss the looks and events of the event with! As much as I love my husband, this was way more entertaining than sitting on the couch and home trying to dish beauty and style with him! During the red carpet commercial breaks we all discussed the red carpet looks with Justin German, Pantene Pro-V Consulting Stylist, and Amélie Ducharme, COVERGIRL Makeup Pro. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we had dishing on what we thought of the makeup and hair looks we saw on the red carpet, and how the worked with their fashion choices. We voted on some of our favourite makeup and hair looks of the evening and put Justin and Amélie to the task of recreating them on our stunning model. We ended up deciding on a slightly more deconstructed version of Paris Hilton‘s amazing up do. (We loved Paris’ makeup look as well). For hair we had to see a recreation of the strong smoky eye look of Rita Ora with the dark brows and pale pink lip.
Hair Look by Justin German, Pantene Pro-V Consulting Stylist
First, prepare by washing hair with the new Pantene Pro-V Damage Detox Weekly Deep Cleanse Purifying Shampoo. Blow-dry with a round brush and pin in clips, like you would rollers – this will give you a great foundation for this updo.
Set hair with Pantene Pro-V Stylers Anti-Humidity Maximum Hold Hairspray. After a few minutes, remove clips and shake out curls. Spray in Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KERAGLOSS Oil Mist to relax the look and build texture.
Now, part the hair in two sections. Start by collecting hair from temple to temple and pile it in a knot on top of your head. With the remaining hair, gather and put into a ponytail just below the crown. While the sides are tight to the head, they are not slick. We want an undone look! Backbrush the ponytail, while misting with hairspray.
Next, twist the ponytail downward and pin into the head all the way down. Finish by tucking in the ends with a few bobby pins at the nape of the neck. Undo the top section of hair and backbrush with a few spritzes of the Pro-V Stylers Anti-Humidity spray. Then lift hair at the front, creating tons of volume, roll and pin into the top of the hair roll that was created with the bottom section of the hair – connecting the top and bottom into one. For the final touch, using your fingertips, pull out a few pieces of hair from the front, lifting and spraying for even more volume and texture.
Finish with a few sprays of KERAGLOSS for extra shine.
Makeup Look by Amélie Ducharme, COVERGIRL Makeup Pro
To keep focus on the eyes, skin must look flawless. Create your base with COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation with a foundation brush. Even out any dark circles by applying COVERGIRL + Olay Eye Rehab CC Cream with a concealer brush. Apply in a triangular shape under the eye – from corner to corner and down toward the nose.
Next, lightly apply COVERGIRL Clean Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder under the eye to set concealer. Also apply on forehead, nose and chin for a natural yet matte skin finish.
With your finger, apply COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow in Ohh La Lilac all over the mobile lid up to the crease and along the bottom lashline with a flat shadow brush.
Using a shadow brush, apply COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black to the outside corner of the lid and then from the inside corner, blending toward the center of the eye, connecting both sides in the crease. To create dimension, apply the plum shadow from the COVERGIRL EyeEnhancer 4-Kit Shadow in Prom Queen to the middle of the lid, just below the crease. Also, sweep this plum colour under the eye. Then, rim the bottom of the eye, tighter to the lash line, with the Shadow Pot in Molten Black, blending slightly wider toward the outer corner of the eye.
Next, line the entire waterline with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast Eye Liner in Black Fire. To intensify the look, use this pencil to trace over the shadow on the outer corners of the eye and blend out and up using the sponge tip on the other end of the pencil. Using a shadow brush, connect the shadow from the top and bottom lids just beyond the outside corner, lifting up and out toward the temple, elongating the eye. The further out, the more dramatic the look!
Using COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion, trace along the upper lash line starting from the inner corner and creating a thicker line as you move to the outer corner extending just beyond the lash in an upward movement.
Coat lashes with COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black. Start with multiple coats of Step 1 for extreme volume, then apply Step 2 for a pitch black glossy finish.
Finish the eye look by applying the silver shade from the Prom Queen palette under the brow. For this smoldering look, you want to create a thick, strong brow. Fill in brows with COVERGIRL Brow & EyeMakers Pencil one shade darker than your natural colour.
To contour the face, use COVERGIRL Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices. Starting with the darkest shade of the palette, apply just under the cheek bone at the temple. As you move toward the apple of the cheek blend the middle and lightest shade. Finally, prep lips by applying moisturizer topped with a thin layer of your foundation to cover any redness around the mouth. Then, fill in your pout with COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Yummy – a great pastel pink! For a more matte finish, apply a light dusting of Clean Pressed Powder.
I am loving how the Covergirl and Pantene Rockin’ Romance Look came together. She looked absolutely stunning. How about you? What were some of your favourite looks from last night. Are their any hair and makeup mashups like this that you’d like to see?
Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.