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Awards Show Beauty Trends

From illuminated skin to to sleek hair and retro red lips, these Awards Show looks are easy to recreate. For makeup, we turned to West Hollywood's Blushington, to get insight on Award Show beauty from their lead makeup artist, Jessica Scantlin.

Red Carpet Beauty Trend: Sleek Hair
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Glowing and Gorgeous

"For this look, it's all about a clean complexion: a natural glow is the focus of attention," says Blushington's Jessica Scantlin. "I prefer to use Stila's Perfect and Correct Foundation to even skin tone. For additional luminescence, I add a drop of liquid highlighter, like the new Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting in Candlelight. This gives the complexion a natural radiance. For a touch of color, apply a warm peach cream blush to the apples of the cheeks. Try Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Tansoliel, for a natural flush."

Wine-Colored Lips
"Try a bolder red lip this season. For that deep wine-red lip, first line and fill lips with a deep red lip pencil for definition. The liner base will also make your color last longer. I like Jouer Cosmetic's Lip Definer in Rouge, a riche wine-red hue. Apply a classic deep red lip stick; I like the all-time classic, The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses by Kevyn Aucoin," says Scantlin.

Mani-cam Worthy Nails
Thanks to the Mani Cam, we eagerly look forward to celebrity manicures, and, this year, gold glitter dominated the red carpet. Get the look with AZATURE'S Gold Diamond Nail Lacquer.

Sleek Hair
Sleek hair took center stage on the red carpet as the A-list made a statement with seriously simple, yet dramatic hair. Minimal and understated, achieve this look in just two simple steps: 1. Dry hair using the ghd air professional performance hairdryer with advanced ionic technology to dry hair faster with less heat for a shinier finish. 2. Style hair using the best-selling ghd Gold 1" Professional Styler with triple-dipped ceramic plates for a sleek, gorgeous finish.

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