Steal the spotlight: best 10 red carpet makeup looks

January 8, 2019

Thrilled beyond belief at the women over 40 totally RULING the red carpet at this years Golden Globe Awards. So excited to see so many magnificent "mature aged" women totally owning it, looking fabulous and standing out. No one puts Baby in the corner!

 

I've put together my 10 favourite makeup looks from the Golden Globes red carpet that will suit women over 40 plus product tips so you can use to recreate these looks at home. Steal the spotlight:

 

 

1. CAMILLA BELLE

 

Show-stopper. Smokin aqua, teal and blue eyeshadow. Kapow sister. Okay so Camilla Belle isn't over 40 ... but I'm just loving this bold look because colour brings us to life. So yes, you absolutely can pull this bold smokey eye makeup look off when you're over 40.

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY​

CLEAN BEAUTY
Inika Organic Eyeliner in Emerald $29

Kylie's Professional Mineral Goddess loose eyeshadows in Mermaid & Liberty $36

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Models Prefer Infinite Colour Eye Pencil in Teal Maybe $12.99

MECCA MAX All Eyes on You Eyeshadow palette $40

 

To ensure you look more Camilla and less Kath Day Knight, join my All About Eyes makeup workshop and I'll show you how to tweak this look to suit you. Don't be afraid of colour ... it's just a matter of being shown how and where to place it.

 

 

2. Lady Gaga

 Monochramatic vibe crossed with a cotton candy dream ... classy yet cool. Love Gaga's defined, tinted brows and soft smokey eyes. Gaga really got it right.

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

 

 

CLEAN BEAUTY

Lily Lolo Eyeshadow palette in Pedal to the Metal $49

Inika Organic eyebrow pencil in Brunette

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow palette $71

Models Prefer retractable eyebrow pencil in Medium Brown $10.99

 

3. Lupita Nyong'O

 

Electric blue mascara and eyeliner - yeah woo! Bringing back the 80's beauty must-have that no doubt many of you women over 40 once wore. I know it may not be a popular opinion to wear blue mascara but I'm all for it. If you're not mad about wearing eyeshadow, load up on a coloured mascara for a bit of makeup fun and wow factor. It's a super way to really define your eyes and bring vibrancy to you look. 

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

CLEAN BEAUTY

Well People Expressionist Mascara in Blue $31.50

Au Naturale Swipe on Eyeliner in High Tide $29

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Vinyl Couture in Blue $57

L'Oreal Paris Infalliable Gel Crayon in I've got the Blue $16.95 

 

4. Regina King

 Fresh, flawless, glowing makeup perfection for women over 40 ... and not a full coverage, heavy contouring technique in sight.  

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

 

CLEAN BEAUTY

Lily Lolo Eyeshadow palette in Filthy Rich $49

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Oat Milk Foundation $44

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Jojoba Eye Pencil in Forest $26

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette $71

Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation $113

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof eyeliner in Green $10.95

 

 

5. Penelope Cruz

 Whilst playing it safe, chocolatey-bronze smokey eyes and a soft pink Penelope is the "ultimate dolce vita icon with her flawless, glowing skin, hypnotizing eyes, and seductive, pillowy-pink lips," says makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Perfect makeup look for women over 40.

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

 

CLEAN BEAUTY  
Lily Lolo Eyeshadow palette in Filthy Rich $49

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Vanilla Highlighter in Falling Star $35

Karen Murrell Natural Lipstick in Blushing Rose $29.95

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette $71

NARS The Multiple in Copacabana $57

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink $49

 

 

6. Jamie Lee Curtis

Soft shimmery smokey eye and good pop of colour on your cheeks. Jamie Lee Curtis nailed it. I'd love to see a little more vibrancy in her lipstick just to "lift" her whole look. 

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

CLEAN BEAUTY

1. Kylie's Professional Mineral Goddess loose eyeshadows in Storm and Pearl $36 each

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

2. Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow palette $71

 

7. Danai Gurira

 

Classic makeup look with long wispy lashes, flawless natural-looking skin and glossy, deep berry lips. Congratulations lady, you're all class Danai Gurira.

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

 

CLEAN BEAUTY

Ere Perez Camomile Eyeshadow palette in Beautiful $40

Vapour Organic Atmosphere Luminous foundation $63

Lily Lolo Lipstick in Berry Crush $19

Karen Murrell lipstick in Racy Rata $29.95

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Too Faced Eyeshadow palette in Sweet Peach $71

YSL Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation $79

 

 

8. Nicole Kidman

 Soft gold eyes, rosy cheeks, glowing skin and a red lip. Bang on Nickers. Love the whole ruby red dress vibe you've got going on.

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

 

CLEAN BEAUTY

Ere Perez Camomile Eyeshadow palette in Beautiful $40

Kylie's Professional Mineral Goddess Lip and Cheek Cream in Flushed $38

Karen Murrell lipstick in Fiery Ruby $30

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Bobbi Brown Long wear cream shadow stick in Golden Bronze $47

Stila Convertible colour in Peony $36

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Love Bite $49

 

9. Sandra Oh 

 

Sandra's Old Hollywood makeup is spectacularly simple and elegant. A champagne eyeshadow paired with a satin finished red lip. Timeless beauty.

 

PRODUCTS TO TRY

 

CLEAN BEAUTY

Lily Lolo Eyeshadow palette in Pedal to the Metal $49

Ere Perez Olive Oil lipstick in Royal $34

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Too Faced Eyeshadow palette in Sweet Peach $71 

Nude by Nature lipstick in Garnet $22.95

 

10. Charlize Theron

 

The Goddess. Charlize Theron's signature look, smokey eyes, nude lip. Rocking it Sister. And you can too...

PRODUCTS TO TRY

 

CLEAN BEAUTY

Ere Perez Camomile Eyeshadow palette in Beautiful $40

Ere Perez Carrot Pot Cheek & Lip colour in Healthy $ 32

 

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Bobbi Brown Night Drama Limited Edition eyeshadow palette On sale $87.50 (rrp $125)

Bobbi Brown Life of the Party Limited Edition Mini Lip & Eye Kit On sale $56 (rrp $80)

 

 

So who was your fave ...? All of these looks - while some might be bold and brave - are totally wearable by you gorgeous. Enjoy ... and remember it's only makeup, it's meant to be fun and make you feel good! 

 

ONE LAST BEAUTY NOTE 

Slicked back hair made an appearance - which is GREAT news for all of us sweltering in the Southern Hemisphere - it's super easy to do and perfect when you're sweating like a beast. Squeeze out a generous amount of old-school mousse, rake it through your hair from roots to ends ... pull back into a low pony tail or bun, et voila instant red-carpet glamour and not a hairdryer or hot tong in sight!

 

now IT'S YOUR TURN ...

2019 is the year of looking after you. You're next girl. Boost your confidence, up your makeup game, update your makeup look .. or simply come and find out what is right for you and your face right now.  Click here to see upcoming dates for my Makeup Masterclasses, specifically for women over 40..

 

With love and high-fives

Amanda x

 

PS Can't find a makeup masterclass in your city? Click here to read more about my Ask Amanda sessions. Your personal one on one beauty consult hosted over the very clever inter-web. 

 

At Secrets from a Beauty Insider, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of beauty stuff. All of my picks are independently curated by me, either things I use myself, in my professional makeup kit or have tried, tested and fallen in love with. In the interest of full disclosure, if you buy something via one of the links on my website I may earn a small commission.

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