We asked you which beauty looks you like best this awards season, and promised to break down how recreate the hair and makeup for your top three styles. Today, we’re so excited to debut your favorite awards season looks, with a little help from our friends at L'Oréal Paris!
Hair: Start With Texture
Start this look with dry hair, ideally with some natural texture in it. “This is a great look for second-day hair,” hairstylist Mara Roszak says. It also is an excellent choice if your hair is a little frizzy or dirty. “If you have fine hair, build some body with a beach spray, like L’Oreal Paris’ Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray ($4.99),” she says.
Hair: Wrap Braids Around Bun
Starting with the top braid from the front left section, wrap the braid loosely around the bun and pin to secure it. Do the same with the second, lower braid, making a double row of braids around the bun. Conceal the ends of the braids by tucking them into the bun, and pinning to secure.
Hair: Secure With Hairspray
Finish with a long-lasting hairspray. Roszak uses L’Oreal Paris’ Elnett Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume ($14.99).
Makeup: Apply Shimmery Shadow To Lash Line
To make the eyes pop, brush on a shimmery eye shadow at the lashes, just where you’d put eyeliner, and then blend with a brush to soften the line. Billy B uses the lightest shade in L’Oreal Paris’ Studio Secrets Professional Eyeshadow Quads ($7.15) in Earthscape.
Makeup: Curl Lashes And Add Mascara
Curl lashes, then brush on several coats of mascara on the top lashes, and one coat on the bottom lashes. Billy B uses L’Oreal Paris’ Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($8.99) in Blackest Black to make eyes really pop.
Makeup: Use A Nude Lip Pencil Allover
Skip the lipstick and use a pencil instead to get a well-defined nude lip. “It’s a bit more special than just a gloss,” Billy B says. “Look for a shade that’s the same color as your natural lip, or one shade darker.” Line the lips, and blend the pencil toward the middle of the mouth, leaving the center bare to create a “sexy pout.” Billy B uses L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Riche Lip Liner ($8.48) in Eternal Mauve, blended with a lip brush.
Makeup: Highlight Cheeks With Cream Blush
Finish the look with a cream blush that has a little sheen in it, like L’Oreal Paris’ Visible Lift Color Lift Blush ($12.95) in Nude Lift. Billy B applies it high on the cheekbone, because it reflects light beautifully, then buffs it onto the apples of the cheeks.
Hair: Boost Volume
“This look is all about great volume and body,” hairstylist Mara Roszak says. Start by spritzing a volumizing spray, such as L’Oreal Paris’ Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray ($4.99), onto damp hair, concentrating on the roots.
Makeup: Apply Foundation Only Where Necessary
While the pin curls are setting, you can start makeup. First, perfect skin with a lightweight foundation, just where you need it, making sure to use a light hand. “A smoky eye is a lot of makeup, so to make it younger and fresher, don’t wear a mask of foundation,” makeup artist Billy B says. He uses L’Oreal Paris' Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 18 ($12.95) and a soft foundation brush.
Makeup: Create A Modern, Smoky Eye
Line the upper lash line with a soft, dark eye pencil, like L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Riche Eyeliner ($8.95) in Black, and smudge, then apply a charcoal eyeshadow all over the lid and into the crease, making sure to blend well, so there are no harsh lines. (Try L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Riche Eye Shadow ($7.95) in Cookies & Cream, specifically the second darkest shadow.) Instead of putting a shimmery shadow on the brow bone, Billy B suggests using your everyday pressed face powder. Dip your brush into the pressed powder, then apply to the brow bone, and go over the eye shadow too, for additional blending. Line the upper and lower water line with the eye pencil, and apply a thin line of charcoal shadow along the lower lashes.
Makeup: Make An Impact With Mascara
Give upper lashes several coats of mascara and lower lashes one light coat. Billy B uses L’Oreal Paris' Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($8.99) in Blackest Black.
Makeup: Choose A Natural Blush
Smile and apply a natural-hued cream blush to the apples of the cheeks. Billy B likes L’Oreal Paris’ Visible Lift Color Lift Blush ($12.95) in Nude Lift.
Makeup: Add Clear Lip Gloss
Finish the makeup look with a clear gloss, like L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Riche Le Gloss ($7.95) in Naturally Nude. “There’s no such thing as being “too old to wear lipgloss,” because it reflects light, making your lips look fuller, and everyone likes that,” Billy B says.
Hair: Set Curls And Add Shine
To ensure the hairstyle stays put and looks sleek all night, spritz on a smoothing spray with hold. Roszak likes L’Oreal Paris’ Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray ($4.99), which sets the curls and adds shine.
Hair: Start With Dry Hair This hairstyle needs to look smooth and sophisticated, so start with a heat-activated styling spray. Roszak uses L’Oreal Paris’ Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray ($4.99). “It protects the hair when using hot tools, like a flatiron, and really seals in shine,” she says.
Hair: Smooth Flyaways
To ensure the look is polished, use a pomade or control paste to smooth down any flyaways at the front and hairline. Roszak uses L’Oreal Paris’ Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum ($4.99).
Hair: Create Three Sections And A Ponytail
“When I do up-dos, I like to start with three sections: one from the front left side (above the ear), one from the front right side (above the ear), and then the back half,” Roszak says. Once the hair is divided, smooth the back section into a low ponytail.
Hair: Finish With Hairspray
When all of the hair is incorporated into the low bun, Roszak sprays the finished hairstyle with L’Oreal Paris’ Elnett Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume ($14.99).
Makeup: Start With Flawless Skin
Gorgeous skin is a hallmark of any major Hollywood look, so be sure to even out skin tone and conceal any imperfections. Makeup Artist Billy B uses L’Oreal Paris’ Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 18 ($12.95) and a soft foundation brush.
Makeup: Line Eyes Twice
Liquid or felt-tip eyeliner pens can be tricky, so Billy B suggests starting with a pencil. “Use the pencil to create the template,” he says. “Starting at the pupil, draw along the lashline, using short strokes.” Once the pencil liner is the right shape, go over it with a black felt-tip liquid liner. Billy B likes L’Oreal Paris’ The Blackbuster by Infallible ($8.99).
Makeup: Make Eyes Pop
Curl lashes and then apply several coats of mascara to the top lashes only. Billy B uses L’Oreal Paris' Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($8.99) in Blackest Black.
Makeup: Finish With A Bold Lip
The focus of this look is a bright lip, so add a pop of color with a highly pigmented lip gloss. Billy B uses L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain ($9.99) in Pink Rebellion.