Wondering how to achieve those Emmy Awards red carpet looks that everyone is talking about this week? Don’t think that just because your makeup is natural and safe that you can’t create a look that is worthy of the red carpet. Just about any look from Sunday can be recreated with just a handful of Alima Pure makeup products!
Take, for instance, Kerri Washington. Her makeup artist wanted something soft that wouldn’t overpower her delicate dress, but the event called for a touch of drama. They achieved this look by using soft pink and purple shades to create a subtly smokey eye.
After applying Satin Matte Foundation to match your skin, groom your brows and fill them in with the appropriate shade of Satin Matte Eyeshadow or Eyeliner. (For Kerri, we would have used Mahogany, with a touch of Black mixed in.) Sweep Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush on to the apples of the cheek and blend up and back.
Use Satin Mattes to keep the eyes soft. We recommend Camellia over the entire eye area to provide a base, and Lilac for the lid, extending into the crease and outer corner. Dampen a #33 Angle Liner Brush and apply a thin line of Black Violet Satin Matte Eyeliner along the upper and lower lash lines. Finish the eyes by layering on Natural Definition Mascara in Black.
Mix a little Luminous Shimmer Powder in Lumina with your regular Satin Finishing Powder shade. (Kerri would probably use Ami.) Dust this over the entire face to keep your look fresh and slightly luminous all night. Slick on a little Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Rhubarb. (If you missed out on Rhubarb before it sold out, don’t despair, it will return soon in an updated and delicious formula!)
Around the office, we also thought Allison Williams looked especially radiant on Sunday, and luckily, her sunny look is easy to achieve! After applying foundation, use Venus Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow on the lids and all around the lower lash line. Apply a bit of Cimarron Pearluster Eyeshadow in the crease and at the outer 1/3 of the lower lashes, keeping this very close to the lashes. Using a damp brush, line upper lash line with Black Satin Matte Eyeliner. Layer on several coats of Natural Definition Mascara in Black.
Brush on Honey Rose Satin Matte Blush, and fill in lips with Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Mango. Wondering how to get a clean lip line when you are using a tinted lipbalm? Just before applying the lip color, use our #3 Concealer Brush to apply a bit of your foundation around the lips, covering any irregularities and making a nice clean line. Blend this line outwards so that there is no obvious line of demarcation.
Seeing 13-year-old Kiernan Shipka on the red carpet, looking beautiful, fresh and perfectly age-appropriate was a nice reminder that young girls can wear a little makeup without looking overdone or harsh. Kiernan is the perfect role model for girls wanting to begin wearing some color! To achieve her Emmy look, apply a bit of Satin Finishing Powder, just to tone down any ruddiness. Brush brows neatly.
On eyes, apply Mohair Satin Matte Eyeshadow to the lid with the #39 Large Shadow Brush. Line the upper lash line with a damp brush and Black Satin Matte Eyeliner, and apply one coat of Natural Definition Mascara in Black. (For a more everyday look, substitute Espresso eyeliner and Brown mascara.) Swirl a bit of Pink Satin Matte Blush on to the apples of the cheeks and apply Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Sweet Pea to the lips. (Sweet Pea will be returning as well, stay tuned for details!) The finishing touch is a bit of Lumina Luminous Shimmer Powder brushed across the cheekbones and forehead with the #23 Kitten Brush.
(Source: 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. Photos by John Shearer and Scott Kirkland/Invision for Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)