The 5 stand-out (and simple) beauty tricks we learnt from the 2014 Golden Globes.
1. Go shorty
Jennifer Lawrence may have been the pioneer, but it seems the elite of Hollywood have been following suit and going for the chop, judging by the plethora of brand new crops sported on the red carpet. The long and short of it? Anything goes as long as it’s above the shoulder. Michelle Dockery’s elegant bob was given a touch of volume for added sex appeal while Zosia Mamet’s newly chopped tresses certainly had the wow factor. But you don’t have to pull a Jennifer to discover the cream of the crops, as the faux-bob was also out in full force – it added a touch of Gatsby-esque glamour for Cate Blanchett and Taylor Swift – and without a scissor in sight.
2. You say tomato…
There was nothing understated about this season’s look-at-me-lips with a smattering of tomato red bursting onto the red carpet. Red is always a Golden Globes staple but it’s the hint of orange that gives this hue a fresher, more modern aesthetic and it was sported on the pouts of everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Taylor Swift, proving that it’s one that works across all skintones. We say: pout it out loud.
3. Lash out
Spidery lashes may have been putting make-up artists in a spin backstage for SS14 but it seems that they were also setting the red carpet a flutter – judging by the exaggerated creations from last night’s awards. This is one case where more is more, demonstrated to dazzling effect by Jessica Chastain’s doe-eyed look.
It doesn’t matter which way you part your hair, as long as it’s to the side – judging by these off-centre dos. While side partings are nothing new, they can lend a modern, androgynous touch to a tried and tested style. Depending on the texture, it can also give a softer, more youthful appearance as centre partings tend to look a little austere, especially the older you get. Our favourite take on the trend? Zooey’s side-swept bun accessorized by SS14’s hottest adornment – a floral tribute.
5. The big smoke
Smokey eyes are never far from the red carpet, but this year’s offerings were more subtle than scary, so think careful whisper with subtle definition around the eye, à la Emma Roberts, rather than a full on 80s powder ballad, which has been the scourge of many an awards season past. Smokin!
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