I had the pleasure of joining the hair and makeup experts with P&G Beauty—Bruce Grayson, for makeup, and Marcus Francis, for hair—for some insight into this season’s hottest red-carpet trends. As we all learned from Meryl Streep aka Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, today’s runway is tomorrow’s mainstream fashion, so these tips and tricks can help us all get ahead of the game.
Check out the trend report at the end of this post, loaded not only with celebrity looks that Bruce and Marcus consider to be the hottest around, but also, some P&G products they swear by.
Bruce Grayson relaying some of his best makeup tips
It’s Oscars night! How many of you will be tuning in? I had the pleasure of talking with Bruce Grayson, the Oscar’s Makeup Head, in NYC before he jetted off to LA for the makeup trials. Grayson has worked with some of the top celebs (Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Brooke Shields, Kate Walsh, Denzel Washington, the Clintons…to name a few), and he imparted some of his red carpet predictions and invaluable tips that I swear work (I know, because I’ve tried some of them I can’t go back now).
Grayson's Oscar'd out Olay suite!
When I met Grayson at a suite in the Thompson hotel, he was re-creating one of his favorite looks from the Globes.
Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes
“I was enamored by Angelina Jolie’s look at the Globes,” he said. “To get this look, a lot of time is spent prepping the skin.”
“This year shimmering eyes and bold lips will be a big trend on the red carpet. Expect to see eyes awash in shades like sparkling champagne, polished bronze, smokey taupe…but the biggest trend is going to be flawless glowing, lit-from-within skin.” – Oscars Makeup Department Head and Olay Celebrity Makeup Artist Bruce Grayson.
Who’s going to be watching the Oscars tomorrow?? OK, so the videos below are obviously endorsed by Olay and Pantene, but they have some great hair and makeup tips. Grayson shows us how to make your eyes pop, and where to highlight your face, while Pantene Celebrity Stylist and Global Ambassador Danilo gives a quick run through of how to style this pretty, polished ballerina bun (so regal).
I feel like I always end up looking not quite as elegant in these types of hair styles (and I have that added benefit of a weirdo hairline) — but I’m kinda thinking of trying a fun hairstyle for the Oscars party I’m going to tomorrow. Anyone else doing something fun for the Oscars??