By Laura Medina
Kacey Musgraves at the Grammy Awards
It's pretty obvious that this recent Grammy Awards Week is unofficially "Party Week" in Hollywood.
There are two ways to approach "Grammy" Makeup, the more polish "red carpet" look at the awards show itself and the more "private" pre-Grammy party look, heating up towards the show itself.
First up, Kacey Musgraves' look at the Grammy Awards...
Celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle offers list of items and steps in how to achieve Kacey's Grammy look. In prepping red carpet makeup, the makeup has to match the color palette and texture of the outfit, “I wanted to complement Kacey's gorgeous blush-colored dress with an equally soft, romantic look."
- To prep Kacey's face, Kristofer applied clean slate poreless 12-hr perfecting primer.
- To even her skin tone, he buffed Amazonian clay full coverage 12-hour foundation in medium all over.
- For a gorgeous, peachy flush he dusted Amazonian clay 12-hr blush in blissful over the apples of her cheeks.
- He set her complexion with Amazonian clay finishing powder.
- To create a rose smoky eye Kristofer used the be MATTEnificent colored clay eye & cheek palette. He swept “view from the taupe” and "rose to the occasion" on the outer corners of her eyes. Then he lightly smudged "two plums up" on her bottom lashline to give a soft, wide-eyed look.
- He finished by defining her eyebrows with brow architect shaper, liner and definer.
- To complement the softness of her look, he applied power pigment in tipsy over her lips.
Whereas with the numerous "Pre-Grammy" parties, it's a different story. Since these are "underground" celebrations among various bands' and singers' camps, the ground rules for clothes and makeup are looser to interpretaton, depending on the party theme and your attitude.
Since the party schedule comes down hard and fast...and fun, there are times you'll be sleeping in your makeup out of convenience and out of respect for that makeup artist who does a better job than you do. However, if you still insist on doing your own "rocking" makeup and sleeping in your makeup because you're too tired to remove it, here's some tips.
After prepping your skin the day or night before ( read "When Busting Thru that Wall, How to Sleep in Your Makeup with Tips from Ole Henriksen," http://luxurist.blogspot.com/2014/01/when-busting-thru-that-wall-how-to.html),...well, if you're gonna sleep in your makeup, make it a good one.
Based on a previous sleep-in-your-makeup experience (remember, only do this one night, not continuous), thank god, a lot of all-natural makeup are now becoming durable as they are healthy. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, sometimes in easy to apply and portable sticks, these healthy and hearty cosmetics make it less guilty in sleeping in your makeup yet they're sexy and smoky enough to hit the party circuit, which Grammy Week is.
Ole Henriksen CC Creme, left & W3LL People Narcissist Stick Foundation, right.
Of course, let's start with foundation.
W3LL People's aloe vera-base, organic Narcissist Stick Foundation (W3LL People Cosmetics is one of the few organic makeup brands on the market) is light enough to allow your pores to breathe while seeping them in oil-free aloe vera, Green Tea, and Chamomile, http://www.w3llpeople.com/face/narcissist-stick-foundation.html?SID=d6be9d479624c457480457045c964edf
Ole Henriksen encounters all sorts of "skin sins," so he's not going to damn you all to hell for having to sleep in your makeup. More than anything, he's sympathetic to early morning press conferences then zooming straight on through to after-parties like Katy Perry did all day and all night on Grammy Sunday.
This is why he packed protection, perfect-ing, and brightening, all packed in one portable pump, his Perfect Truth™ CC Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30, http://www.sephora.com/perfect-truth-cc-creme-broad-spectrum-spf-30-P379491?skuId=1529601.
The Vitamin C brightens, supports natural collagen, firms, and provides antioxidant defense. Tripeptide-5: strengthens skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Ferulic Acid provides antioxidant protection and environmental defense. Sodium Hyaluronate and Ceramides nourish and replenish moisture. Light-reflecting Pigments provide sheer light to medium coverage and instant luminosity. Broad Spectrum SPF 30 provides UVA/UVB defense.
As for eye makeup, it depends on how fancy the invite or how rocking or/and how many parties you're gonna hit. With these three simple items, getting those sexy, smudgy, Bad Girl/Bad Boy Eyes is easier done as it is said.
From the fruit-rich skincare line, Mychelle Dermaceuticals, come their equally fruit-fortified makeup collection and their cute, compact, and complete three-piece kits for all sorts of occasions.
Since it's the Awards Season, this scribe picked their "Camera Ready" Kit, a classic standard of red lips and cheeks and black eye color. From this kit, this scribe smeared and dabbed their "eye color balm" of a mineral eye crayon, their Eye Shimmers in Smoke, a supremely sophisticated and passionate shade of charcoal gray for that smudgy but still healthy "bed eyes" look. The Smoke Eye Shimmer, believe it or not, has fruit ingredients in it, Prunus Persica (Peach) Flavor Extract and Psidium Guajava (Guava) Flavor Extract.