Red carpet is glamour, high fashion and perfect pouts. From the flashing lights from the paparazzi to tastefully styled celebrities, you can only do yourself good by slapping on the best of makeup and flaunting your best assets. Makeup seems a little tricky sometimes; especially when you’re getting ready to face the glare of powerful cameras and quite possibly the ‘fashion police’.
Whether you choose to go dramatic or for a softer look, we bring you must-have beauty buys that will get you ready for the red carpet and keep you standing out all night! So, if you are one of those that have been invited to the exclusive THISDAY Awards for Excellence today, Friday 25 March 2011 at Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island Lagos then you will be needing our expert tips now more than ever. Follow them carefully for that perfect red carpet look!
Brows: Perfect brows are one of the basic requirements for perfect makeup. Getting it wrong here could defeat any makeup artistry. It’s very important to pick a brow shape that suits your face shape. You can try The Body Shop brow definer.
Eyeliner: Rimmel soft kohl pencil perfectly draws attention to the eyes. You can achieve different looks using this pencil, whether you desire full kohl-rimmed eyes or something less defining. Smudge, shape, contour with shadow, then perfect your cat eye liner tapered to a perfect slant!
Eye lashes: WearLancome‘drama’ mascara and watch your lashes transform. This lengthening mascara gives you an option of switching between dramatic or defined lashes. Whichever suits you, you’ll be left with charming eyes.
False lashes: If you don’t already have it, you can get flirty eyes using false eyelashes. Working on the top lashes alone will give a striking difference. You can get it done at a good salon or stock up with reusable strips from Blush Nigeriamakeup, which gives you an option of styles and lengths.
Red lips: The lady in red always stands out! Red has many shades, but for those ultimate glamour lips, you need technique. Treat your lips to the celebrated MAC lipstick in Russian red. You will be sure to experience the red that makes people stop.
Cheeks: Saturate your senses in a pure, palette of rose pink. The Yves Saint Laurent crème de blush ranges from light peach to fuchsia to cater for different skin complexions. It is preferred not just for the instant glow it gives but for its ability to stay on a long time.