Contributing Editor Gloria Yang writes:
Unlike previous award shows where I relied on Twitter and various sites to see red carpet looks, I actually saw the GRAMMY Awards on TV in real time today! Thanks to Style Coalition and COVERGIRL who invited me to their private GRAMMY Viewing Party, I got to spend the night with a bunch of awesome bloggers at The Empire Hotel in New York, where I’m now living. Not only did I get to actually chat in person about all the red carpet beauty with people just as into it as I am, I also did it all in style. My hair and nails were done by COVERGIRL using their latest products, including my new favorite mascara, the Clump Crusher LashBlast, and my hair was glamorously curled using new Herbal Essence products.
I also got the COVERGIRL break down for Janelle Monae’s makeup and nails and Miranda Lambert’s makeup! Herewith, the step by step to recreate their #GRAMMYglam Red Carpet looks at home:
Janelle Monae GRAMMY Awards Nails by Tracey Sutter
I started with a light file to her nails, shaping them square making sure the corners were not sharp, tending to the cuticle area next. I first applied two coats of COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss in Forever Festive. I then added a layer of Outlast Nail Gloss in Clear for extra shine on her hands and toes. Janelle was sporting her signature tuxedo, with a pop of gold on the collar, so we wanted to accent that with a funky statement nail. For the statement nail we used Outlast Nail Gloss in Black Diamond with gold metals on the top, and then used Outlast Nail Gloss in Snow Storm to create the small circle designs.
Janelle Monae GRAMMY Awards Makeup by Saisha Beecham
I was inspired by a fresh faced look that I found in a magazine – clean with a touch of glamour. Janelle has embellishments on her jacket so we wanted to keep her makeup look clean and simple.
With such a hectic schedule, I immediately started with COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation in Warm Carmel. I love that this foundation has concealer, foundation and powder all in one – it saves so much time! To warm up her skin, I used Classic Color Blush in Iced Plum to make her cheeks pop and then I added a touch of TRUblend Minerals Bronzer in Golden Sunrise
On her eyes I glided Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Shadows in Golden Sunset, only underneath the crease. To give her a wow factor, I lined her eye with Lineexact Liquid Liner in Very Black very close to the lashes.
Miranda Lambert GRAMMY Awards Makeup by Terri Apanasewic
Miranda’s red carpet look was reminiscent of old Hollywood, with a modern twist. My inspiration was her gorgerous blue eyes, so I wanted to give her a sultry look to bring to life her navy gown.
I started by applying COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Classic Tan (855) all over her face. I then added a pop of color to her cheeks with COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush.
For her eyes I wanted to do a modern take on the smoky eye – soft and subtle. I accentuated her blue eyes by applying LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara in Dark Black. For her lips I wanted to keep it simple, so we used LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Copper Stars.