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Costume Designers Guild Awards: Claire’s fail and Gin’s daring new look
Thu, 24 February 2011 10:48AM
You know I’m not one to say bad things about people, Primpers. Heck, I even applauded Jennifer Aniston when the rest of the world thought she’d made an epic error with her new ‘do, but today, I do have to smack Claire Danes on the back of the head for her terrible hair at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.
The usually so chic and classic Claire was starting to morph into a mini Cate Blanchett with her pared-back, sophisticated hair and makeup choices of late. The look was working for her wonderfully, Primpers, until this little slip-up that saw brassy hair colour and greasy roots take precedence over all else. Shame!
Here’s she is…
Now, I am the first one to admit to not having a good beauty day everyday, we all have those moments of not feeling or looking our best, but when attending a red carpet event, you’d hope that you’d do everything in your power to avoid said moment.
And to a degree, Claire has. Her makeup is really pretty, with the nude shades on her lips and cheeks working wonderfully with her bronzey, taupe dress. While I would have loved to see a little more translucent powder on her to avoid that shine, you can’t really fault her skin, or her makeup here.
But back to the hair, that’s got me questioning the look mainly due to the brassiness of the blonde and the oily looking roots. These are two things celebrity stylists (and colourists) should know how to avoid. Surely they are hairdressing 101. The brassiness is something that needs to be fixed at the basin, I for one, have had a moment (years ago) where my colourist quickly shimmied me over to the basin before frantically applying a toner and pretending all was OK. I know you’ve had a moment like that too, Primpers. SURELY!
If you have, or you ever do, be sure to tell your colourist that you need your blonde to be toned down immediately. Claire should absolutely take note here, you should never leave the salon unhappy. Of all the popular hair colours out there, blonde is by far the hardest to master. There’s a fine line between rich honey, caramel tones and, well, this. So, be sure to take in photo references and wash your hair with a blonde enhancing shampoo and conditioner once you’re done.
As for the oily root factor, clearly Claire just needs to hook up with old mate DRY SHAMPOO. Obviously, for a red carpet event, a good wash and blow-dry would be ideal, but when in dire need, a dry shampoo is, by far, the best beauty product a girl could ever have. With so many on the market these days, it’s hard for me to pick, but my top three would have to be…
But enough about Claire for now, we all have off days, I want to chat to you about Ginnifer Goodwin and her INSANE new undercut, that makes her a dead ringer for Ruby Rose. Here she is…
Now this is an interesting addition, isn’t it Primpers? The Big Love stunner rocked the mad undercut and super short crop to the event, but softened it all down with flawless, dreamy skin and a soft grey, translucent smoky eye shadow. Special mention also needs to go to her brows, they are perfect on her. Just perfect. Risky, yes. But I think she pulls it off.
Tell me Primpers…
What do you think about Claire’s hair here?
Have you ever had a hair colour disaster?
What about Ginnifer’s new crop?
Posted by: Yasemin Trollope