Emmys 2014 Beauty Roundup

Last night, the 66th Primetime Emmy awards, saw the coming together of some of Televisions biggest stars (even if they did forget about Broad City). I could fill a whole separate blog talking about the shows, winners and nominees (I am TV’s biggest fan) but I’ll just stick to my favourite hair and makeup looks of the night. 

10. Edie Falco

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I thought Edie looked gorgeous last night. Her tan perfectly complimented her sunkissed highlights, and she kept it glam with some fluttery lashes and a nude lip. Very Flattering.

9. Mayim Bialik

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I love this grecian hair on Blossom – I mean Amy – I mean Mayim! 

8. Mindy Kaling

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Even though The Mindy Project didn’t receive any nominations, Mindy still won in terms of beauty. The sixties beehive hair (always shiny) plus blushing pink cheeks and smokey eyes equal one beautiful Mindy. 

7. Christine Baranski

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My personal favourite star of The Good Wife looked chic and classy last night. Her signature hair was as always coiffed to perfection and her makeup is glam but understated. 

6. Christina Hendricks

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I love this boho hair with the sheer blushed lips and coppery smokey eyes. Nothing could look better with her hair and skin tone. She looks beautiful. 

5. Julie Bowen

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Peng. I really like this edgy version of the classic bob. It looks fierce with her smokey eyes.

4. Keke Palmer

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Keke’s hair and makeup is ON. POINT. I love the double nose piercings and the sleek long ponytail, plus the smokey cat eye to top it all off. 

3. Kerry Washington

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This ombre grown out bob is everything! And who would have thought matte denim blue eyeshadow would go so well with an orange dress? I need to find out what eyeshadow her makeup artist used.

2. Sarah Hyland

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My beauty winner. The simple hair donut looks gorgeous with Haley’s blonde highlights. Plus we can see all of her beautiful face. Her eyebrows look full without looking fake, her lashes and golden brown eyeshadow on the upper outer corner of her lids accentuate her hazel eyes and her lipstick is the perfect ‘Kylie Jenner’ shade. This is my favourite look of the entire evening, bar one..

1. Bryan Cranston’s Moustache 

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The Dos and Don’ts of Summer Makeup Looks

Summer is a crazy time for makeup. If it’s not too hot to wear any (unlike today, where people wearing makeup deserve a medal) it’s nice to experiment a bit more with colour. But there aren’t really any rules, do whatever feels comfortable. These are just some of my ideas for Hot Summer Makeup:

DO go coral!

Whether lipstick or blush, coral and orange shades are always in for summer. At the moment I am in love with this Lime Crime lipstick in Cosmopop:

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 It looks very orange but it actually has more of a nudey/corally look on the lips. 

I also think these summer blushes look super cute:

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These Clinique Blush Pops come in 4 different shades, 2 berry shades (Berry Pop and Plum Pop) and 2 coral shades (Ginger Pop and Peach Pop). They are creme based so they won’t form a weird paste on your skin when you sweat, like powders tend to do. 

Another great cheek colour for summer are the Daniel Sandler Watercolour blushes, in particular the Acid and Trip duo set:

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At £25 for BOTH they’re very good value for the quality you are getting. They are highly pigmented and easy to blend, plus the colour lasts through storms and sunshine. These colours are gorgeous for summer. Trip (the orange) is great for complimenting your tan. 

DON’T be put off using dark colours! Your dark berry and purple lipsticks still can have a place in your summer makeup routine, if teemed with glowy bronzed skin and minimal eye makeup, alla these stars:

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(see my post on purple lips for the best products)

DO pair a smokey eye with a nude lip for the balmy summer evenings.This look looks amazing with a tan! 

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A great smokey eye palette is the Benefit Smokin’ Eyes Kit (£28.50)

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This kit also comes with a great eyebrow wax and highlighter that I use everyday, and a brush for easy application.

Lastly, DO what you feel comfortable with. Wear your makeup how you want, or wear none. If you are going to brave wearing makeup in this heat, just remember to use a good primer and a setting spray so you don’t accidentally leave your face behind on the tube.