Most women don't have the opportunity to walk the red carpet like celebrities do, but there are plenty of special occasions where red carpet makeup tips could come in handy, especially with spring wedding season looming.
Red carpet tips
Eyes: “Classic Hollywood eyes are created by incorporating just the right amount of drama and finishing off with a strong lash. I like to prep lashes with the new Olay Regnerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Serum and Lash Duo because the serum works to instantly thicken and nourish, while separating the lashes for easy mascara application, laying the base for ultra-sexy eyes.”
To create a bold smoky eye, Grayson suggests creating a dark glossy eyelid in blue or gray to show depth and finish with a few swipes of lash-enhancing mascara. He adds, "And, don’t forget your brows! Create highly defined, dense brows to accentuate your eyes."
Luminous Skin: “Glowing, flawless skin was seen on virtually every woman at this year's Oscars. Skin prep is essential to create this look - deep cleansing, exfoliation and moisturization is the key to ensure a fabulous complexion. I always recommend Olay’s Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution as a tool for creating smooth skin."
Grayson's makeup trick for flawless looking skin: mix a highlighter with foundation to create a subtle overall glow, or for a more pronounced shimmer, use the highlighter as a final step on the cheeks, nose and along the brow bones.
Bold Lips: “Hollywood glamour is defined by a bold lip and at this year's Oscars we saw this look defined with a classic red lip. The great thing about a bold lip is that it really works to complement your skin and overall look."
If you’re going red, Grayson says use a red pencil over the entire lip to act as a base before applying lipstick, then seal it with a lip gloss, which will keep lips looking great all night long.
About Bruce Grayson
A Los Angeles native, it's no surprise that Emmy-nominated makeup artist Bruce Grayson was involved with the entertainment industry at a very early age. As a second-generation Hollywood makeup professional, Grayson was exposed to the craft at an early age while working alongside his father, a top makeup artist of his day.
Grayson is Olay's celebrity makeup artist and is the makeup department head for the Primetime Emmy Awards and Academy Awards telecasts. He also headed up the makeup for the GRAMMY Awards this year.