Alchemy's favourite Golden Globes makeup 2012- It was hard to find this year! Hopefully the Oscars will bring some vibrancy!

Posted by Sally Walker on

We love the Golden Globes and all the glam it brings. This year we found the makeup to be almost too natural! Celebrity's such as Charlize theron and Kate Beckinsale, with their colourless cheeks and nude lips, looked very bland on the red carpet.  They seemed to blend in with the crowds. This natural look works when you add a hint of blush to the cheeks and a tinted gloss to the lips adding warmth and vibrancy. This is a look that we love for every day but not for the Red Carpet! Especially for pictures, you need to wear a little more than you normally wear. We cannot stress enough to brides and people needing a good headshot or any professional picture.


The one celebrity that got it right this year was Angelina Jolie with her soft smokey eyes and perfect red lips. Harper Bazaar's Derek Blasberg tweeted, "I think Angelina Jolie just single handedly made it cool to match your bag and your lipstick to your dress again." A bold red lip is always a fantastic black-tie choice; and Jolie has a world-famous pout. 

We will show you how to get this look that you can use for any black tie event or special evening out. 


How to achieve this red Carpet look. 

Step one: Pepping the face for colour and evening out skin tone.

Starting with a fresh, clean and hydrated face and using your Alchemy Foundation blending brush, dab on you face primer to the areas of the face that have large pores and over any fine lines around the eyes. In an instant, your skin feels and looks smoother and resurfaced!

Using Alchemy's Mineral Concealer, spot treat any blemishes, sun damage, or flaws on your facial skin. Remember, a little bit goes a long way here.

Next, with either your Loose or Pressed Alchemy Mineral Foundation and your Alchemy Foundation brush, go over your whole face and neck with a swirl like stroke until the surface of your skin is even and clear.

Step two: Smokey Eyes

Using the Blending Brush, sweep Eye shadow base evenly over your lids and up to your brow bone. This will brighten and conceal the eye area making your eyes brighter and ready for colour. 

Choose a contour eyeshadow colour (not a base) that appropriately brings out your features. Angelina is wearing a colour that is very close to  Alchemys Eldorado eyeshadow. With the Shadow Brush, apply the eyeshadow in the outer corner of your eyelid

With the Blending Brush again, sweep over the contour colored eye shadow, blending it up and outwards

Now clean your Blending Brush well and then select a Highlight eyeshadow. Angelina is wearing one that is slightly gold such as Alchemy's Golden eye highlight. Dip the Blending Brush into the highlight, remove it and tap lightly to remove any excess mineral. Starting in the far corner of the eye, sweep the highlight towards the center of the lid, stopping no further than the center, just above the pupil. Now smooth any lines that may have formed, with the brush.

Next  bring out the  shape of your eye with Alchemy's Eyeliner. Angelina is wearing a black liner . Start by sharpening your eyeliner to create a perfect point, then line the upper lash base and wing out the liner a bit beyond the outer edge of your eye. Then, move the point to the inside corner and line the inside lash line. This will cause the lashes to appear thicker and longer.

Now apply your mascara by twisting the wand along its axis, lengthwise, at the base of the lashes. *Tip* To steady your hand, hold the wand at a right-angle with respect to the direction of your fingers. Also, zig-zagging the wand back and forth will help cut down on clumps!

Step Three: Contouring your face and features

With the eyes completed,  contour and warm up the face by applying the Alchemy's pressed Face Bronzer. This is an important step as it fully defines your features and provides a healthy sun kissed glow.

Touch the cheeks with a hint of a lightly toned blush. We love Alchemy's Rose Crown . Angelina has a strong lip colour and smokey eye, it is important to not over do it.

Step Four: Lips

Finally, line the lips with a red lip liner. Scarlett Sage  which is one of our favourites when doing a red lip! Finish with Alchemy's Strawberry Creek Lip Gloss.  Strawberry Creek is very close to the colour on Angelina is wearing in this look but you can also use a red lipstick in your favourite shade. 


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