Prepare to be drop dead gorgeous.
There’s no denying the fact the hair and makeup game at awards events has been seriously upped in recent years. And with brows more on fleek than ever before and tresses so heavenly they looked worthy of unicorns, 2016’s Golden Globes do was no exception.
But hey, who can’t look like a goddess with unlimited cash and a glam squad at their disposal? It’s fair to say the stars have a pretty unfair advantage there. Luckily, with a few tricks, it is totally possible to rip off their looks without the need for a team of pros or several thousands of dollars worth of product. Here are the very best of the best looks from the red carpet this year, and the hacks you need to know to steal them…
The look: Sex siren
How to steal it: This look is all about statement lips and natural brows. To steal it, simply brush brows upwards using a brow comb and set with brow gel. Apply a skin serum before foundation for a seriously glowy complexion and finish off with a sweep of mascara. To copy JLaw’s pout, brush dry lips with a toothbrush to exfoliate, massage in a small amount of balm, then top with red lippie.
The product you need most: Dior Addict Lipstick Hydra-Gel Core Mirror Shine in Zig Zag
2. Eva Longoria
The look: Vampy vixen
How to steal it: Smoky eyes and a pastel pout are where it’s at with Eva. To pull off her smoky look, try this easy tutorial. Then define brows and apply foundation as usual before contouring to recreate Eva’s seriously chiselled jawline and finishing off with a hit of pastel pink matte lipstick.
The product you need most: MAC Navy Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette
The look: Hot mama
How to steal it: Deep red lips and copper lids are all you need to cinch this look. Apply foundation as usual before contouring to recreate JLaw’s structured look using this contouring hack, then pat a bronze or copper cream eyeshadow onto lids, blending up toward brows before finishing off with a sweep of mascara and a blood red gloss.
The product you need most: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Beach Bronze
4. Lady Gaga
The look: Minimalistic glam
How to steal it: Gaga’s look is all about fresh, dewy skin and winged eyes. To steal it, apply a skin brightening mask and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing and applying a primer to smooth out pores. Apply foundation as usual, then use this quick trick to cinch winged eyes and finish off with several coats of thickening mascara and a dab of natural gloss on your pout.
The product you need most: Sephora Algae Brightening Mask
5. Olivia Wilde
The look: Plum perfect
How to steal it: Liv’s dramatic look is all about statement eyes, leaving the rest of the face natural. To pull it off, use an eyeshadow blending brush to sweep plum shadow across lids, then using a darker hue of the same shade, like a rich burgundy, go back with a tapered eyeshadow brush and trace over the eye socket line, going back in with the blending brush to blend the edge upwards, toward the brow bone. For added drama, take the plum shade under the eye by lightly tracing the lower lashline with the tapered brush. Finish with a generous coat of mascara, clear gloss and your usual foundation.
The product you need most: MAC Burgundy Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette
6. Taraji P. Henson
The look: Sultry and sleek
How to steal it: Taraji’s look is all about warm tones and defined, arched brows. To recreate it, sweep a warm metallic eyeshadow across lids then blend under the lashline using a tapered eyeshadow brush before defining the upper lashline with a kohl pencil eyeliner and using your fingertip or a cotton tip to smudge it in, for a softer finish. Define brows using an eyebrow pencil and these brow filling tricks, then apply foundation and finish with a slick of clear gloss on lips.
The product you need most: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
7. Maria Menounos
The look: Boho chic
How to steal it: This look is all about a statement braid and metallic hues. To pull off Maria’s surprisingly simply braid, see this easy tutorial. Then apply your foundation as usual before sweeping gold shadow over lids, blending up toward the brow bone. Go back in with a tapered eyeshadow brush and a light brown shadow and trace across the eye socket line, then blend the same shade under the lower lashline. Finish with mascara and a nude gloss.
The product you need most: Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray