Well, we’ve had quite the time of it on the RC, with Australian Television night of nights – The Logies, then the fabulous Met Ball in New York and yesterday, the BAFTA TV Awards in London. The Red Carpet certainly has had quite the global workout. So, what does it really take to get Red Carpet ready?
Last Sunday, I was fortunate enough to be holed up in the uber glam Crown Towers Melbourne, on the make-up team for The Logies. As in previous years, I had the pleash of dolling up my fave person, Georgie Gardner. Here’s what went down in the make-up department:
Firstly, when deciding on what direction to head re: make-up, it’s a must to work with the intended hairstyle and frock so as to really complete the look. After consulting with GG’s hairstylist of 5 years – the fabulous Susan Moshi, and seeing the beautiful emerald green Philippa Galasso beaded gown with plunging neckline – I knew where we were heading – straight to Glowy-Bronze Town. Rather than compete with the colour of the gown with say, a statement wine stained lip (always a temptation), I decided to make GG into a glowing, bronzey goddess with a Gatsby-esque smokey eye. Obviously.
I primed GG’s skin with M.A.C Marine Lightning Softening Lotion just to get the skin all supple and ready; then I added M.A.C Lustre Drops Touché Bronzant down just the center of her face for extra highlighting that would inevitably peek through the foundie as the night wore on. Lastly, to hold it all together, I applied Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel, which was the precursor for NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Barcelona. I pressed this silken liquid, which still has adequate coverage, into the skin with a dampened Beauty Pod for a beautiful finish.
With GGs eyes, as she always sports a full face for the teeve, I thought I’d give her a different type of smokey eye, concentrating more on really smoking out that lower lash-line with a combo from M.A.C Burgundy Times Nine Eye-shadow Palette and Melli Teddy Gel Eyeliner. I highlighted the inner corners and middle of lid with M.A.C Tan Pigment. I also winged out GG’s socket line with a combo of warm browns and taupes from IT Cosmetics My Sculpted Face – a great palette for everyone. After lashings of mazzie, I then filled out her lashes with medium and short individual lashes from ModelRock. Brows were filled in with Anastasia from Beverly Hills Pomade in Blonde and Brow Gel in Caramel.
With the cheeks – well, it was a total glow-off – using a few much loved but DISCONTINUED products from M.A.C. After contouring with M.A.C Give Me Sun Mineralized Skinfnish, the discontinued M.A.C Lilicent Blushcrème made a dazzling appearance. Is there any product more perfect for the delicious, dewy apricot loveliness on the cheek cushions? (No. And now I’m on rations.) I then deepened the glow with a sweep of another product that’s also bitten the dust: Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder. (Why M.A.C, why?)
With the hair perfected and now resplendent in the emerald green gown, I glossed the bod in BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal followed by a combo of M.A.C Face and Body and the appropriately named ROK Red Carpet Kolor Body Glow in Medium. Then, my friends, GG, coiffed head held high, was ready to take to the RC looking like a TOTAL Glamazon.
And THAT’S how we get Red Carpet ready!