Glam Slam: Grammy Glam

By now, you probably know who wore what at the Grammys and while most of us won’t be donning angel wings like Katy Perry anytime soon, the red carpet is a great place to get fresh ideas to glam up your makeup looks.

Here’s how three lovely ladies wowed us.

KATY PERRY
WHO: Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey

MAKEUP INSPIRATION: Katy wore an Armani Prive dress with a jewel encrusted bra and light-up angel wings. The inspiration for the beauty look was “Disco Angel” it was angelic, sparkly and ethereal. I wanted to play off the textures in the dress and wings.

HOW TO: For Katy’s multi-colored eye, I first applied the lavender shade of COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky all along the top lid from lash line to crease and blended with my fingertips. Cream shadows are great adhesive for glitter, which was perfect for applying Make Up For Ever Glitter on the lid by tapping it with my finger. I then applied COVERGIRL Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Green Glow along the lower water line and lower lashes and blended it with a small brush to smoke it out. I finished the eyes with 2 coats on top and bottom of COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara in Black.

I first prepped her skin with NARS gentle cream cleanser and aqua gel hydrator. I love the aqua gel because it doesn’t make her skin greasy but keeps it moisturized. Katy’s face was flawless, polished skin set with a shimmery pink blush and then I dusted glitter on her cheekbones to add to the sparkle.

On her lips, I created a rich pink look with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick in Temptress for the red carpet and then changed it to a brighter berry pink/red for her performance using Lip Perfection Lipstick in Tempt.

SELENA GOMEZ
WHO: Celebrity Makeup Artist Karan Mitchell

MAKEUP INSPIRATION: The inspiration for Selena’s makeup was to compliment the sensual champagne shade of her J.Mendel dress with a soft focus.

HOW TO: I started with Selena’s eyes. I first lined her upper and lower lash line with COVERGIRL Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Brown Blaze. I love how the liquid-like pencil blends so easily and that you can easily control its intensity. Using a medium eyeshadow brush I blended the light shade from the COVERGIRL SmokyShadowBlast in Bronze Fire on the entire eyelid up to the eyebrow. I then took Step two, the darker shade and with a smaller eyeshadow brush, I blended the color above and below the eye as well as into the crease of the eyelid. I then used the COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow in Brown Smolder on the outside corners of her upper eyelids to create more dimension and drew a thin line with a slight wing to the outer edges on the upper lash line using COVERGIRL LineExact Liquid Liner in Very Black. I finished her eyes with two coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara in Black.

For her skin, I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation to give her a flawless finish. To highlight the t-zone and highlight under the eyes I used the COVERGIRL CG Smoothers Concealer in Medium. To set the base I used COVERGIRL TRUblend Pressed Powder in #2 Translucent Light with a soft brush. I then applied to the apples of the cheeks COVERGIRL Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach.

I finished her look with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick in the bright gorgeous shade of Siren.

AMBER RILEY
WHO: Celebrity Makeup Artist Mylah Morales

MAKEUP INSPIRATION: Amber went for an edgy rock and roll look for the 2011 Grammy’s. I was inspired by the silver and gold of her dress and jewelry so we smoked out her eyes taking a cue from those shades.

HOW TO: To start, I used Black Up Primer so Amber’s makeup would last all night. We keep her skin fresh and dewy I used COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Makeup and contoured with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer. For an all-over glow, I highlighted the apples of Amber’s cheeks, the bridge of her nose and brow bone.

For Amber’s gold smoky eye I used two shades of COVERGIRL SmokyShadowBlast in Bronze Fire and Onyx Smoke and defined with COVERGIRL Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire. For luscious lashes I used COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara in Very Black on Amber’s top and bottom lashes.

We kept Amber’s lips nude with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lip Color in Nude Attitude and added COVERGIRL ShineBlast Lipgloss in Gleam for brilliant shine.

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