Critics’ Choice Awards: The Best of Hair & Beauty
Beautiful people were in high attendance at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, June 10. Actresses from hit television shows like “Mad Men,” “Parenthood,” and “American Horror Story” proved that, alas, they really are as beautiful off-screen as they are on.
Sarah Paulson wore a no-nonsense, slicked-back hairstyle for her big night as both a presenter and an award winner. Sarah won Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series for her part in American Horror Story. To get Sarah’s super shiny hair, apply a shine spray, like Organix Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shine Spray, on wet hair before blowdrying or styling.
Rocking short platinum locks and sexy lined eyes, Elisabeth Moss looked nothing like the hard-nosed advertising copywriter she plays on AMC’s Mad Men. For Elisabeth’s evening eye makeup, use pencil eyeliner. Apply the liner more softly on the bottom inner corners of the eye to avoid harsh raccoon eyes.
Monica Potter took a break from her Parenthood character’s no-fuss ponytails in exchange for soft flowing waves on awards night. The best part of Monica’s hairstyle is how natural and “unstyled” it looks. You can achieve this look by using a Marcel curling iron and leaving out the ends of strands. Use only minimal, lightweight hairspray.
A fresh, pink-toned makeup palette had presenter Miranda Cosgrove looking gorgeous, but also age appropriate. I like that Miranda doesn’t try too hard to amp up her sex appeal, but instead embraces fun makeup looks. Pink cream blush and pale pink lipstick complemented her pastel dress.
Diane Kruger was the picture of old Hollywood glamour at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. You can get Diane’s sleek waves using hot rollers, rolling only the bottom half of the hair and pinning around the chin, or by using a curling iron with a 1½-inch barrel.
Carly Chaikin, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Suburgatory, is a style chameleon. She’s been a blonde, a brunette and a redhead, but it was her sexy smoldering eye makeup that captured my attention at the awards show. Carly used metallic silver eye makeup with blue undertones to enhance her blue eyes.
I loved Judy Greer’s sleek topknot (not to mention those funky earrings)! To make a simple topknot you can create a sleek ponytail, wrapping the pony around the hair tie and securing in a bun. You can also create a more intricate style like Judy’s by splitting the ponytail into two sections. Use the first section to wrap around in a bun, then take the second section and cross over the top of the bun. When this is secured you will have a nice criss-cross design.
Shameless star Emmy Rossum presented awards and a luminous, glowing face! A vibrant youthful glow is often the product of two items—highlighter and contouring. While highlighting lifts features, contouring enhances features. Highlighter is best applied on the apples of the cheeks, browbones, and along the temple. Generally contouring is done a little further down from highlighting, such as under the cheekbones or in the crease of your eyelid. Fill in areas between highlighting with blush and eyeshadow to create the look of a perfectly sculpted face.
The award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series resulted in a tie this year between The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and The Middle’s Eden Sher. But when it comes to beauty, Kaley Cuoco’s sideswept hairdo beat out Eden Sher’s messy updo by a landslide. When trying a deep part, use your eyebrows as a guideline. The end of your brow is a nice natural-looking place to part the hair.