LA Guestlist

Sourcing Los Angeles Culture

How to Get Emmy-Worthy Skin That’s Ready for the Red Carpet

The Emmy Awards have officially wrapped up for the season, but there are plenty of red carpet events to look forward to in the coming months. Even if these celebrity events aren’t taking place in the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater, we can still expect to see glamorous outfits, top-notch speeches, and gorgeous skin coming our way.

But how do the stars get such clear, perfect skin?

In part, it’s thanks to a great skincare routine. The other half is a flawless makeup regimen. In fact, celebrity stylists have recently revealed some important tools of the trade that led to success on the red carpet.

Here are some of the best ways that you can get red carpet-ready skin this fall:

Start with a great skincare routine

The key to a flawless look is great skin. While you don’t have to invest in a 10-step Korean skincare regimen, buying simple products to protect your skin can go a long way. The only reason this 10-step trend has only become so popular in the first place is because brands have invested in a seriously strong marketing strategy, especially around the holidays. In fact, holiday sales account for about 30% of a company’s sales each year. But this doesn’t mean you have to buy the first expensive kit that comes along.

For example, buying a moisturizing sunscreen and drinking water in the morning is a great start. When one-third of Americans have poor credit, saving money wherever you can is vital. The last thing you want to do is spend 30 minutes on a skincare routine as you struggle to get out the door. Save the complicated routine for the evening when you have more time.

Your night routine might include a great exfoliator, moisturizer, and overnight mask. No matter what, don’t go to bed with a full face of makeup. Otherwise, you’ll wind up with clogged pores, irritated skin, and an unhappy complexion.

Enjoy your makeup routine

According to Emmy makeup artist, Kate Lee, starting with uniform skin offers the best results. Before slathering on foundation and cover-up, using a tinted moisturizer to help make your skin one color will give you a perfect finish.

Once you prep your canvas, you can start building your base colors. Lee recommends mixing a number of different foundations to achieve the most natural look. After all, one foundation doesn’t work for everyone. According to Lee, she regularly carries up to 12 bottles of foundation on her person at any given time.

“I’m very organized. I’m a Virgo. Everything is lined. I feel like I have to apologize whenever I open my bag, I’m like, ‘It’s okay. I’m okay. I’m really alright.’ Because they look at it, and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, this woman is a psycho,'” she jokes.

This just goes to show that one-size-fits-all makeup is a myth. It might take some experimentation to get that beautiful final result, but it’s worth the trial and error in the end. Don’t be afraid to use more than one foundation and blend down into the neck and chest for a more uniform look.

Lee will also steer clear of shiny bronzers for a seamless red carpet finish. Instead, she chooses darker foundation powder to warm up the skin and add dimension to complete the look. While you might not have cameras reflecting off of the glitter in your makeup, this is a great tip for anyone who’s going to a photoshoot or attending an event in harsh lighting. LEDs are set to conquer 53% of the market and you want to invest in makeup that complements these changes.

These are just some of the top tips you can use to achieve a red carpet look. Before you invest in new products to bolster your look, however, don’t forget to do a little research. The average digital ad is skimmed in as little as 15 seconds, giving you plenty of time to compare and contrast your favorite brands. The next time you want to rock the red carpet, rely on these tips to change up your look.

Photo By: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.