Steal the spotlight: best 10 red carpet makeup looks

Thrilled beyond belief at the women over 40 totally RULING the red carpet. 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 red carpet makeup looks inspired by the 2019 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 Zuii Natural Eyeliner in Emerald $24.95. Click here to buy.

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

Use the link here to get 15% off your first purchase.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Models Prefer Infinite Colour Eye Pencil in Teal Maybe $12.99

Tarte Cosmetics Unleashed Eyeshadow palette $55. Click HERE to buy.

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. Click HERE to Buy Now.

Inika Organic eyebrow pencil in Blonde. Click here to buy now.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Makeup For Ever Star Lit eyehadow palette $20. Click HERE to Buy.

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

Dr Haushka Defining Mascara in Blue $48. Click HERE to buy.

Lavera Soft Eyeliner in Blue $21.95. Click HERE to buy.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Vinyl Couture in Blue $57. Click HERE to buy.

Fenty Beauty Flywear Longwear eye pencil in Blue $33, Click HERE to buy.

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

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Eyeshadow palette in Caramel $49. Click HERE to buy. Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase.

Rageism Beauty All Day Foundation $65, Click HERE to Buy

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Jojoba Eye Pencil in Forest $26. Click HERE to buy. Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Huda Beauty Eyeshaodw mini palette in 'Medium' $52, Click HERE to buy.

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $99, Click HERE to buy.

Zoeva Soft Kohl eyeliner in Black $18, click HERE to buy

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 Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow palette in Gorgeous $42, Click HERE to Buy.

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics Vanilla Highlighter in Falling Star $35, Click HERE to buy. Ere Perez Natural Cosmetic Cacao Lipstick in Hoopla $30, Click HERE to buy.

Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase from Ere Perez.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Makeup For Ever Lets Gold eyeshadow palette $72, Click HERE to Buy.

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Glow Stick Illuminator $62, Click HERE to Buy

Becca Cosmetics Lipstick in Bare a warm pink beige $36, Click HERE to Buy

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. Click HERE to buy and save 15% off your first purchase.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

2. Sephora mini Holographic Nudes eyeshadow palette $22, Click HERE to buy

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, Click HERE to buy.

Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase from Ere Perez.

Kylie's Professional mineral powder foundation, $65, Click HERE to Buy Use the link to get 15% off your first purchase (please note there is a great range of colours from porcelain to cocoa)

Lily Lolo Lipstick in Berry Crush $19, Click HERE to buy.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Sephora Collection Rouge Laquer Lipstick, $20, Click HERE to buy

Zoeva mini travel Eyeshadow palette in Cocoa Blend $28, Click HERE to buy

Fenty Beauty Soft Matte longwear Foundation $52, Click HERE to buy

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, Click HERE to Buy. Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase from Ere Perez.

Kylie's Professional Lip and Cheek Cream in Flushed $38, Click HERE to Buy. Use link for 15% off your first purchase.

Karen Murrell lipstick in Fiery Ruby $30

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

mii cosmetics forever eye crayon in Antique $42, Click HERE to buy.

NUDESTIX All Over Blush, Naughty + Spice $52, Click HERE to buy.

Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love in Flame $36, Click HERE to buy

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, Click HERE to buy

Ere Perez Olive Oil lipstick in Royal $34, Click HERE to buy. Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase from Ere Perez.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Zoeva mini travel Eyeshadow palette in Cocoa Blend $28, Click HERE to buy

Nude by Nature lipstick in Garnet $22.95, Click HERE to buy

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. Click HERE to buy. Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase from Ere Perez.

Ere Perez Carrot Pot Cheek & Lip colour in Healthy $ 32, Click HERE to buy. Use the code amandaramsay to get 20% off your first purchase from Ere Perez.

TRADITIONAL BEAUTY

Sephora mini Holographic Nudes eyeshadow palette $22, Click HERE to buy.

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 ...

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

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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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