We follow the looks at the award shows a bit obsessively, to see how our favorite celebrities choose to look and dress when left to their own devices. Musicians and actors are always playing roles and having their hair, makeup, and clothing dictated by the record company, video directors, producers, photographers, stylists, and so on. That’s the reason the Red Carpet makes for such GREAT television!
We’ve picked three looks that celebrities wore at the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday so that we could show you how to re-create those same looks using ColorOn…Professional products.
Katy Perry likes bright colors, no? With her lavender hair (surprise!), what else would she pick but a nice lavender eye makeup? ColorOn’s Grace, a pop of gradient lilac and soft grey, like the early morning tropical skies, is perfect – or if you want a bit more pink in the mix, use Finesse, a smoky sunset palette of delicate gradient rose and plush grey. Both are from the Eye Envy Rhapsody in Grey Variety Kit. She topped it off with her usual black eyeliner and tons of black mascara, and instead of a nude lip with all that color, she went for bright petal pink gloss. If you love color, this is the look for you!
Katie Holmes went for a more subtle look, which you can easily reproduce using ColorOn’s El, a soft pink and chocolate brown that combine to create a smoky mauve, from the Bestsellers and Smoky Classics Variety Kits. Applied from the lash line to the brow, you’ll have the same smoky mauve Katie is wearing. To contrast, she’s applied a bronzy shadow below the lower lash line, which you can recreate with ColorOn’s Smooth Black Star Gold Shimmer loose mineral powder shadow, a dark black/brown and gold shimmer that goes on bronze. Two coats of mascara on the top lashes only, a bit of bronzer on the apples of the cheeks, and a deep nude lipstick keep the focus firmly on her eyes.
Victoria Justice, star of Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” and an actress/singer/songwriter/dancer, wore lovely makeup to the VMAs, which you can easily recreate using ColorOn’s Pink Lemonade, a sunny combination of yellow and coral, from the Naturally Cooler Variety Kit and a strip of false eyelashes. She kept her eye makeup subtle in order to give center stage to her berry stained lips, looking perfectly on-trend for the fall.
And without further ado, today’s winner of a free 10-application Custom Kit is Judy Rhodes of Newton, North Carolina. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. We’re encouraging our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of real feedback on the products. And that goes for anyone who is using ColorOn – post your look to our Facebook page and tell everyone what colors you used. We’re a community, and it would be great if you shared your tips and tricks with everyone else!
We’ll be back next week with more makeup commentary, ideas, and trends. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!