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The Top 10 chicks to trudge down the Grammy Award’s red carpet
Mon, 14 February 2011 2:07PM
Awards season is in full swing, Primps, and usually that leaves us beauty folks in a state of a. glee, because we constantly find ourselves floored by the stunning hair and makeup looks and b. stress, because we’re trying to write about a squillion different stars outrageously quickly.
But the Grammys have been a little bit of a let down, if I’m honest. Not one single celeb has caused my socks to fly off in a ridiculously fast fashion, and no one has left me to running off to the beauty cupboard in a mad attempt to find a product that will give me that lip. Or that ‘do. Yep, it’s been a little boring. (Until Lea Michele came along, actually.)
That said, I’ve still managed to conjure up 10 celebs that look lovely, just not holy-freakin’-hell-you-look-amazing. I guess we’ll just have to sit tight until the Oscars for that.
So, here they are…
Stunner No. 10: Jewel
She doesn’t look anywhere near as good as she did at the Emmy’s last year, but she still looks pretty. I love her softly pulled back low ‘do, her peachy earrings and those beautiful luminous cheeks of hers. I’m not 100% sure about the soft yellow eye shadow, but hey, I can’t blame her for wanting to join the matchy-matchy crew. They are a pretty cool bunch of peeps.
Stunner No. 9: Jennifer Hudson
Now, I can’t help but be distracted by JH’s boobs here (geez, they are out and about tonight, aren’t they?), but her skin does look exceptional. It’s fairly matte, which is something I’m not usually a massive fan of, but she has used an illuminator under her foundation to still give her skin a lovely glow. Oh, and I wouldn’t mind ruffling up her hair a little. That centre-part and super flat strands look a wee bit boring.
Stunner No. 8: Kelly Osbourne
I’m not outrageously in love with Kel’s hair here – the cut is a little blocky for my liking and, well, I’ve never been a fan of peroxide strands – but I am enjoying this lilac hue on her. It’s beautiful against her fair skin and she’s hit the nail on the head with that fuchsia lip colour. It’s beautiful.
Stunner No. 7: Katy Perry
Katy’s claimed a spot purely for her bravery and use of colour. I’m not saying this is a wearable look, but the colours are stunning, and you could take bits of Katy’s look and wear them on their own. For example, you could crank out a bold musky pink lipstick and team it will bare eyes and loads of mascara OR you could line both your upper and lower lashes with purple eye shadow for a pop of colour without too mush intensity.
Stunner No. 6: Eva Longoria
The reason why Eva has snagged the No. 6 spot is because she’s finally ditched the old lady-esque updos and rolled with this sleek ponytail that’s a little more young and fresh. It looks so much better on her. Oh, and I’m thinking she’s taken a leaf out of Kim Kardashian’s makeup book. Would you look at those lashes? They are more than a little flirtatious, that’s for sure.
Stunner No. 5: Natasha Bedingfield
This here, Primps, is good makeup: clean, luminous skin teamed with a bright, punchy pink lip colour and a softly defined, liquid lined eye. It’s the perfect combo for her stunning sky blue dress, and matches her skin tone to a tee. Clap, clap, Natasha.
Stunner No. 4: Bonnie McKee
Now, even though Bonnie’s hair is colour is anything but natural, I find myself massively intrigued by this image. Her fair skin looks amazing in that orange dress, her blue eyes are positively popping against her hair colour and her lips and cheeks are the perfect shade of rosy pink. I’m in love.
Stunner No. 3: Diana Agron
Is it just me, or has Diana been dealt a massive bag of courage lately? She’s usually so demure, but she’s been going all out in the makeup department lately. I love this minxy look on her. In fact, she should crank it out more often. She is young, after all, which means she’s got many years ahead of her to whip out those sophisticated updos she usually opts for.
Stunner No. 2: Nicole Kidman
Nicole should always wear her hair in soft cascading waves. It’s the one style that doesn’t leave her looking harsh. Don’t you think she looks beautifully feminine here? I do. Her blue eyes look amazing, too.
Stunner No. 1: Selena Gomez
This young lady certainly is growing up, Primps, but I’m pleased she’s kept her hair and makeup age-appropriate here. The combination of her loose, bouncy curls and soft, glossy pink lip makes for one fantastic look on her. It’s beautiful, but doesn’t leave her looking over the top.
Which look is your fave?
Are any of these looks blowing you away?
Or are you finding them a little same-same like me?
Posted by: Cherie Herrmann