The Highlight

Red Carpet Trend: Fresh-Faced Beauty at the 2016 Grammys

February 16, 2016 admin

The Grammys is usually the award show where we see the most drama and edge, but this year, it felt like perfect, barely-there beauty looks were a fixture on the red carpet.

Below are GLAMSQUAD’s Kelli J Bartlett’s tips to get Demi Lovato and Ellie Goulding’s flawless feminine makeup looks. It’s all about pretty pink blush and a coordinating satiny lip. Brows are amplified but kept natural while eyes are wide and bright with a lush, flirty lash. Skin is perfect and glowing with highlights and subtle bronzing. It’s all about skin prep, using cream products instead of powders so the makeup looks like it’s coming from within, exuding a fresh, dewy glow.


–Start with an illuminating primer like Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, and apply on the tops of cheeks, center of the nose and top of the lip (cupid’s bow).

–Follow with a light foundation, like Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation, applying towards the center and blending out to the sides with a big fluffy brush to mimic that flawless, airbrushed finish. Apply concealer only where absolutely necessary

–Next, use a cream highlighter, like RMS Beauty Living Lumizer, sweeping across the center of the face to add a lively flush and fullness to the cheek.

–Follow the highlight with a cream blush, brushing across the apples of the cheeks to amplify youthfulness.

–Add subtle bronzer on the hollows of cheekbones, as well as the forehead and chin to create an ideal heart-shaped face.

–For eyes, dab a little highlighter on the corners of eyes, followed by a shimmering cream shadow in a soft champagne hue applied to the center of the lid and blended intothe tears duct for that innocent, wide-eyed appeal.

–Tame brows with an eyebrow gel

–Curl lashes and apply a few generous coats of mascara to accentuate that doe-eyed, come-hither appearance.

–Finish with a coat of soft, glossy rose lip color.