The night belonged to Sandra. At 45, the effervescent actress has become America’s Sweetheart. Personally, I’ve always loved her. She seems the perfect “girls’ girl” to hang out with.
Last night at the People’s Choice Awards, Sandra Bullock took home two awards; one award was for favorite comedy the movie “The Proposal”, and the other was for favorite movie actress. She sparkled in a neutral Vivienne Westwood number with matching heels.
Sandra’s look has always been relaxed and comfortable yet relegating her to highest level of glamour. We all can’t be blessed with Sandra’s flawless complexion, but we can take her natural approach with our makeup. To get Sandra’s style, you need to start first and foremost with moisturizing foundation. Use this sparingly. We should never try to change our tone just enhance what we’ve got.
Sandra’s luminous glow can be captured by using a mineral enriched powder such as Clinique’s Gentle Light Powder. Yes, I’ve touted this powder before. It gives skin a nice glow without looking shiny. Her color for the night was a natural light pink on cheeks and lips without going too peachy…thank goodness. Sandra always goes light on the eye shadow relying on her dark lashes and brows to give plenty of color. But, if you’re like me and relatively fair, go with a taupe or light gray on the lids with a liner that matches your eye color. Even though I’m blond, I still like to use black mascara for emphasis.
I liked that Sandra wore her hair long and loose. The People’s Choice Awards are not the Oscars, so the need for over done glamour isn’t necessary. Since I don’t know Sandra personally, I can only surmise that her hair is fairly straight. If not, it was well blown out for the evening. To copy this look, start with a trim, for those pesky split ends, and a great conditioner. Aussie makes a version of their 3-Minute Miracle that’s called “Sydney Smooth”. This is perfect for everyday use, and it’s inexpensive. Blow your hair out straight as a pin using a large, round bristle brush. Use a straightening iron, if necessary, but be careful not to scorch the hair. Pomade with sheen to it can be applied sparsely to add a little shine. That’s it! Please don’t add spray unless it’s extremely minimal. You want natural movement here.
Now you’re ready for the red carpet. Make sure you look for Sandra Bullock while you’re there. She’s nominated for a Golden Globe and is a shoe in for an Oscar nod. Good luck, Sandra!