A-listers typically don’t take risks on the red carpet, but we’d like to applaud those rare individuals (and their glam squads) who do. Here, 3 things we learned from last night’s SAG Awards that won’t bore you to tears:
Scene-stealing hair accessories are a guaranteed win
The always-ingenious Nikki Nelms created double buns on Janelle Monáe blooming with delicate Chanel flowers, while mane master Adir Abergel plaited his liquid silver chain comb (from his collab with Lelet NY) down the back of Vanessa Kirby’s head and topped off Bryce Dallas Howard’s “origami inspired updo” with his liquid metallic barrettes (both styles out next month).
Blush looks even better on eyes
This pretty-in-pink trend may have started on the runway at shows like Adam Selman, Kenzo, and Chanel, but it has officially transitioned to the red carpet. Just ask makeup artist Patrick Ta who used Chanel Powder Blush in Vibration and Rouge Profond on lids to play off Sophia Bush’s magenta gown. “I didn’t want the typical match-the-lip-to-the-gown thing, so I chose to play up the eyes,” said Ta. “It had to be strong, modern and just beautiful, so I went for pink and purple eyeshadow!” In addition to blush, he applied Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Sensuelle for “more intensity” before rimming her waterline with a plum liner. On the outer crease, he used a deep violet shadow to accentuate the shape.
Silicone sponges are battling the Beauty Blender
Sure, it looks like a chicken cutlet you’d stuff in your bra to give the girls a boost, but the Internet hasn’t stopped freaking out over silicone sponges (like the Silisponge, Bubble Blenders, and the Evie Blender) for streak-free foundation. Leave it to makeup legend Pati Dubroff to legitimize the trend on a pregnant and glowing Natalie Portman. The pro used The MakeupDrop to apply Portman’s base behind the scenes, noting that she loves a sponge but hates how they absorb product and are prone to stains. This tool does the job without wasting, as the name suggests, a drop of precious product.