Sure, A-listers have got professional makeup artists on speed dial to primp and prep them to perfection when making any public appearance. But what if your glam squad consists of just you? Here are our favourite beauty looks at this year's People's Choice Awards and how you can achieve them in a few simple steps.
Kim Kardashian's Luscious Locks
Every time Kim Kardashian makes a public appearance, it's always hard to decide which part of her body to look at. Not one to shy away from making bold statements, Kardashian-West is often breaking sartorial rules or rocking some high-impact beauty look. And at yesterday's People's Choice Awards, she did it again. But the one thing that caught our eye immediately was her dramatic high pony tail and shiny hair. To pull off this look, you have to ensure that your hair is in tip top condition.
Chrissy Teigen's Glowing Skin
One look at Chrissy Teigen and it's hard not to envy her beautiful skin and the confidence she radiates. To score a luminous complexion like Chrissy, it's essential to prep your skin properly.
Scarlett Johansson's Winged Eyeliner
To recreate Scarlett Johansson's striking eyeliner look, the last thing you want is to worry about your liner smudging or creasing. Factor in Asia's humidity and it could seem like an uphill task, but not with the right products.
Mila Kunis' Impeccable Brows
A pair of well-defined brows not only frames your face, they can also lift your features, giving the illusion of younger-looking eyes. To give yourself an instant "face-lift", take your cues from Mila Kunis and ensure that your brows are well-groomed and perfectly defined.
Step 1: The first step in creating fuller-looking brows is to fill in sparse spots. Using a brow liner or a brow pencil, draw tiny strokes in the direction of hair growth to mimic the look of natural brow hairs. Alternatively, you can use an angled brush and brow powder to do so. We like Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Chocolate, $40, which comes with two complementary shades for you to create a three-dimensional effect. Start with the darker shade and mark your first strokes at the outer ends of the brows before switching to the lighter shade and moving towards the inner ends. Use a spooley brush to gently brush through your brows as this helps blend out any starkness for a natural look.
Step 2: Finally, use a tinted brow gel like Benefit Cosmetics 3D BROWtones Eyebrow Enhancer in Medium/Deep, $44, to thicken each brow hair for a fuller effect. It also helps intensify the colour of your brows and holds errant hairs in place for flawless arches.
Gwen Stefani's Glossy Nude Lips
When it comes to lip colours, it seems the only looks that never go out of style are at the extremes: either a smoldering red lip look, or a glossy nude lip look as seen on Gwen Stefani. To perfect this look, it is important to get the prep work done as any dryness or flakiness will show up even more obviously on nude lips.