It’s award season and the Golden Globes are one of our favourites as everyone goes for it in the style stakes and along with that comes some flawless beauty looks that we’re sure to channel in the next few weeks. These are the beauty moments that caught our attention:
Girls actress and one of our girl crushes, Allison looked stunning at this year’s Golden Globes last night, ruling the red carpet in a sparkling ruby Armani Prive dress, of which she said, “After Peter Pan, I felt like looking like a real girl!”.
Her beauty look was a mash-up of vintage screen siren waves, with a fresh and contemporary make-up look. Brows were bold but natural looking, whilst a cool silver-grey palette was swept across her eyelids to highlight the star’s stunning blue eyes.
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For brows this bold and natural looking, a powder will add depth but keep things matte and contemporary. After brushing out brows with a good quality tamer, apply a powder from root to tip, starting from the mid section of your brow to the tail-end, then finish with a little powder at the front of your brows (whatever is left over on your application wand) for a gentle definition but good colour depth.
For unruly brow-hairs, finish off with a gel to ensure your brow-shape stays put.
White gowns were all the rage on the red carpet this year, but our personal fav was this sexy, grecian inspired number from Micheal Kors orb by Emily Blunt. The Into The Woods actress looks demure with Heidi-style braids piled up onto of her head and a fresh complexion and boyish brows.
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We love her peaches and cream hue, contrasted with a strong, low-arched brow and pretty rose-coloured lip. To ensure that your foundation stays put and goes on smoothly, exfoliate and moisturise thoroughly before attempting to create flawless skin. And for 24 hour brow-power, a pen formulation is your safest bet!
Apply your pen with soft, small strokes for the most natural finish and wait 30 seconds for your first application to dry, then fill in any areas you feel need more hair. By waiting, looking away and THEN taking a second look, you won’t over do the brows! Try it, it really works!
Nominated for her role in “A Most Violent Year,” Jessica Chastain graced the red carpet in Atelier Versace and Piaget jewelry.
An emerging trend that we’ve seen increase in bookings at Blink Brow Bar is the light-brow. Not for everyone and certainly a bold move, Jessica Chastain manages to pull this look off with aplomb. Her deep russet hair was side-swept into classic Hollywood waves, whilst her green eyes were made up with a bronzed smokey eye to match her metallic plunging gown.
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Jessica’s brows were kept completely sans make-up (by the looks of things) allowing her eyes to do all the talking. With this look it’s still important to keep your brows groomed as Jess’ have a strong arch that can be achieved by threading regularly- Otherwise there is no framework for your eyes. Hair needs to be swept back from the face, and cheekbones contoured to add definition in place of a stronger brow doing this for you.
If going completely bare freaks you out a tad (us too) then comb through a little clear B Gel to define your brow’s natural shape.
Mrs George Clooney looked classically beautiful in a Dior gown and contrasting white gloves.
The owner of one of the best sets of brows in Tinseltown, The 36 year old human rights lawyer is a favourite at Blink HQ- Brains and beauty. Escorting her new husband to the Golden Globes as he was awarded with a Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, Amal looked stunning.
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If you’re blessed with thick dark brows, then lucky you! Regular threading is still needed to keep that shape sharp and arches looking strong, and with just a little taming and gel, you’re good to go. If thick brows are only in your dreams, then faux and fill in with a definer to ensure that each stroke is natural looking and it doesn’t look like your blocked colour in. Finish with a gel to keep things in place and the define your shape, however thick your brows are.
It’s tempting to go heaving at the start of your brows, but begin by filling in at the middle arch point, then out to the tail and finish at the start. This will ensure you can gage how much you really need to fill in, once the rest of the brow is done.
Miss Miller wore Miu Miu and as per, looked effortlessly cool. It helps that she’s a natural beauty with impeccable style, but with her newly cut WOB (wavey bob) brows were definitely high up on the agenda when it came to her beauty look for this year’s Golden Globes.
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For blondes, it’s often hard to know how bold you want to, or should go. Too dark and it looks like you’ve down them on with a marker-pen, too light and they’re barely visible- Defeating the object completely. Cooler tones such as ash blonde work best on blondes. Try B Brow Pencil in Mysore Sandalwood for a subtle hue that you can build up. Also, the wax-based formula means that it will stay put until you take your make-up off. If you’re happy to be a bit bolder then Cinnamon Spice is the tone for you, or Indian Chocolate if you’re really going for it. To get Sienna’s look here, A powder is best to recreated that matte finish and boyish shape.
To recreate that Californian glow that she does so well, exfoliate your face and apply soothing Rose and Aloe Vera based products- especially for sensitive skin. Make sure that you do this before you apply any self-tan or make up to ensure that you have a smooth base to start with.