Awards Season 2012 - Best Dressed/Best Makeup

Monday 27 February 2012

As I'm sure is the case for all us little beauty obsessors, Awards season is always an exciting time - seeing the gorgeous dresses and hair/makeup looks on the red carpet is just as exciting as the awards ceremony itself! So I've been excited to look through all of the snaps online of the gorgeous ladies at the Oscars, the BAFTAS, the Grammys, the Golden Globes and the Brits over the past month, and have picked out a few of my favourite looks. Let me know who your favourite red carpet beauty was this year!

Kate Mara at the Oscars:

I thought 'American Horror Story' actress and sister of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' star Rooney, Kate Mara, looked absolutely stunning. Her Jack Guisso Couture dress was beautiful, very delicate and feminine, matched perfectly by her subtle, pink-hued makeup and fluttery lashes. Definitely got the thumbs up from me!

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Jessica Chastain at the Oscars:

Actress Jessica Chastain looked amazing last night. Wearing a gorgeous black and gold Alexander McQueen gown, she is topping many a 'best dressed' poll for the 2012 Oscars, and rightly so. Her makeup was lovely, a very classic winged eye with black liner, with peachy cheeks, soft brows and peach glossy lips. Her hair was kept simple, slightly tousled and pinned back loosely at the sides, keeping the attention on her striking dress. 10/10 Miss Chastain :)

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Carrie Underwood at the Grammys:

I absolutely love Carrie Underwood, she's not only one of the most talented singers on the planet right now, but she always looks incredible, whatever the occassion! I loved her makeup at this years Grammys. The glossy peachy-nude lip was the perfect choice, and her huge false lashes made her eyes look amazing! Her dress was lovely too, a floor-length backless number from Gomez-Garcia. Gorgeous as always :)

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Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone at the Golden Globes:

The Golden Globes had plenty of interesting looks to choose from, so in terms of makeup I picked two! The first was Reese Witherspoon, who I thought looked amazing! In a striking red Zac Posen strapless dress, Reese kept her makeup extremely minimal, and very in with the no-makeup makeup trend which has been doing the rounds lately. Her skin looked healthy and glowy, with a slick of nudish lipgloss, and the tiniest amount of barely there black liner just defining her top lashes and no more. With her hair down in soft, almost beachy waves, she looked the epitome of effortless glamour... it was as if she had literally thrown on this designer gown and left the house without even thinking, which is refreshing to see on the red carpet!

The second was the lovely Emma Stone, who opted for a much stronger makeup look, but I really liked it. Her eyes were soft and smudgey, in a hazy mix of silvery lilacs and dark greys, which made a nice twist on the traditional smokey eye. Her skin looked dewy and her relatively matt pink lip worked really well with the more intense, shimmery colours on the eye. With her side fringe sweeping across the side of her face and the rest of her hair pulled back into a soft updo, she looked fantastic.

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Finally, I know this isn't anything to do with the Oscars or Grammys, or any awards ceremony for that matter, but let's take a moment to appreciate how fantastic Christina Hendricks looks on the cover of Cosmo this month. This picture just oozes total femininity and womanliness (if that's even a word) and shows off her fantastic curves perfectly! No wonder she's quickly becoming one of mens most wanted women in the world!

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Thanks for reading guys, let me know if you agree with my favourites, and share your thoughts on the best looks from the awards season 2012!

Lynsey x

Disclaimer: none of the images which appear above belong to me. The sites where I found them are linked below the images.

1 comment:

  1. if womanliness is not a word it should be, there is no better way of describing it :) x