I love awards shows, but the Emmys holds a special place in my heart because my very first national TV segment was two years ago on the E! red carpet live from the Emmys breaking down how the A-listers prepped for the red carpet. Now, I'm bringing you the BeautySweetSpot Emmy Beauty Awards – the top 5 looks and how to get 'em Christina Hendrix
I give props to any red head who can pull off a daring shade of red lipstick. As soon as I saw her on the red carpet, I knew she'd be my favorite look of the night. Makeup artist, Vanessa Scali used Dior Beauty to create an "effortless chic" look. Her champagne eyes were complimented by siren red, Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Blazing Red #638.
The Vampire Diaries actress looked stunning in Donna Karan, but I loved 40's inspired her hair done by Andy Lecompte of Wella Professionals. A dramatic side part is key to this retro look. He curled her hair in 2" sections with a 1" barrel iron and used a dollop of Wella Professionals Pearl Styler to keep it in place. Bobby pins kept loose strands over one shoulder for the night.
She's so sexy she never fails to impress. I love how her lipstick matched her dress and her lashes were like wow! Makeup artist, Kayleen McAdams used CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Very Black with Liquiline Eyeliner in Black Fire along the top of her lashes to create definition. On her lips, McAdams used LipPerfection Lipcolor in Rapture #280.
While I wasn't crazy about her Armani Prive grown, I did love her coif. Inspired by old Hollywood, stylist, Matthew Monzon worked his magic by first creating tons of volume with Lenor Greyl's Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice, blow drying with a 2" round brush and then setting with velcro rollers. A deep part was key to the retro feel and using a 1 1/2" barrel curling iron, Monzon curled the bottom sections in rotating directions. To hold, he used Lenor Greyl's Laque Souple Light Styling Spray.
"We were channeling Olivia's inner 1940's siren," commented her makeup artist, Uzo for NARS. I like how Olivia looked like a more glamorous version of herself for the red carpet. Highlighted skin, filled in brows and a pretty lip was all it took to get her ready for the big day. The key product – NARS Orgasm Illuminator. It took three lip products to achieve this feminine, flirty lip all by NARS: Rosebud Lip Liner Pencil, Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick and Piree Larger Than Life Lip Gloss (new for fall).