Whenever 42-year-old Gabrielle Union struts the red carpet she always stuns from head to toe in her glamorous ensembles and effortless hair and makeup. In an interview with InStyle.com Gabrielle dishes out all her red carpet secrets. Take a cue from her tips to stun whenever you have a red carpet event.
According to Gabrielle; Find your signature look, and don’t go overboard with the busy elements. “I’m usually gonna give you a smoky eye and a nude lip. I like the eye to pop, and I’m not a fan of doing too many dramatic things at once, so if I’m giving you a smoky eye, I’m gonna pair it with a nude lip,” she tells InStyle.com. “One of my favorite looks from the last month was at the Think Like a Man premiere in Los Angeles, where I did a red lip, and more of a bare, clean eye (above, left). Either a bold lip or a bold eye is generally my go-to.”
Union also recommends taking extra time to care for your complexion, even if a big event isn’t on the horizon. After all, you never know where the paparazzi will be camped out! “When I first got into the business, red carpets felt like a once-in-a-lifetime thing, but now since everything is covered, your red carpet could be getting off the plane at LAX! I try to treat myself well, and do it often, not just for big openings,” she adds. “One of the secrets I learned is that salicylic acid isn’t just for teens, so I’ve incorporated products that contain it to help keep my skin clear, and drinking a gallon of water every day has been a huge, huge help.”