Monday February 15th saw the who’s who of music coming together for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Whilst the awards themselves are a bit of entertainment, our favourite part of any awards show is the red carpet; a chance for us to check out the hair, makeup and clothing style choices of the celebs. The Grammys always brings with it a bit of flair (the musicians are just a bit more daring that the actors!) and this year did not disappoint.
Our favourite of the night, as you may have guessed, was Selena Gomez. The girl looked flawless! So decided to do our own interpretation of her makeup look, and it was a lot of fun. Keep reading if you’re keen to see our look and maybe even try it out for your next event.
This look has a pretty intense brown smokey eye so I made sure I started with the eyes to stop any fallout ruining our base. Before I did anything I ran a piece of tape along my lower lash line up to the outer corner of my eyes to give our shadows a nice crisp line. I then primed my eye lids with my MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot and set it with the lightest shade out of the Morphe Brushes 06F Pressed Powder Palette. I ran the lighter of the two contour shades from the same palette through the crease of my eye as a transition shade. Next I used the darkest shade from the Morphe palette in my outer corner and blended everything together with the Sexpresso and Cashmere Bunny from the Too Faced Natural Eyes eyeshadow palette. Finally, to finish off my lid I lined my lash line and gave a very subtle wing with my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and added my ModelRock Demi Wispie lashes before highlighting my brow bone with Stila eyeshadow in Kitten.
As mentioned earlier, Selena Gomez is a flawless, glowing goddess so I made sure I opted for a full coverage, hydrated base. First I primed my skin with the Loreal Lumi Magique Primer to give me that lit-from-within look and then used a damp beauty blender to give a full coverage of my Makeup Forever Ultra HD Fluid Foundation. This foundation gives a beautiful skin-like finish and can be built up to full coverage without looking cakey.
o highlight under my eyes I used a mixture of my old favourite, the Laura Mercier Undereye Perfector and the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer. To cover up any spots I used a new favourite, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. To set my under eye area I used the lightest, yellow shade from the Morphe 06F Pressed Powder Palette and then used the powder closest to my skin tone to set where I had concealed my spots.
Contour and Blush
To get my cheekbones somewhat sculpted to the point of Selena’s, I used the lightest of the two contour shades from the same Morphe 06F Pressed Powder Palette. I then used a mixture of the centre and top right shades from the Morphe 9B The Blushed Blush Palette to give myself a natural-Selena-esque-flush.
Highlighting in always my favourite part of any makeup look and today was no exception. I used our TopShop Glow cream highlighter in Gleam and our brand new absolutely incredible The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer powder highlighter all over the high points of my face and my oh my! This is my new favourite combination. Hello disco ball!!
Lower lash line
To finish off my eyes I used my Covergirl Brow and Eyemakers Pencil in 505 midnight brown to line my lower lash line roughly. (Just a quick note, I am definitely not a fan of this pencil! It gives off hardly any pigment and took me about 15 minutes to get a good line!) then I used Cashmere Bunny from my Too Faced Natural Eyes palette to blend that out and deepen the look. Next I highlighted my inner corner with Stilla’s Kitten eyeshadow and ran Benefit’s High Brow pencil along my inner water line to brighten up my eyes a bit. Finally I finished my eyes off with a good coating of Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara in blackest black on my top and bottom lashes (it really helps them blend in with the falsies too!) and tada!!… We’re done!
I ended up changing my lips a little bit to suit my skin tone but play around with whatever combo works for you. First I lined my lips with my Rimmel London 1000 Kisses Lasting Lip Liner before I put our favourite Tom Ford Matte Lip Colour in First Time over the top. Lastly I topped it off with a coating of Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil in Sienna Shimmer.
Finish the look off with a some curled hair and dangly earrings and there you have it! Go get ‘Em girl!!
Stay happy, -M xx