Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Beauty Watch: Kate Winslet at the 66th Annual Golden Globes

If you're looking for a starlet who defines Hollywood glamour, look no further than Kate Winslet. The actress looked nothing short of stunning as she picked up both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards at the 66th Annual Golden Globes on January 11. Her strapless black Yves Saint Laurent gown and Chopard jewels were nothing short of stunning when she paired dthem with a striking red lip, simple eye makeup and a glamorous French twist. The end result? Who wouldn't understand why she picked up two Golden Globes?

See more photos and learn how to recreate Kate's look after the jump.


While this style looks complicated, it's anything but. Start with damp hair and apply a volumizing spray like Ken Paves Healthy Hair Volumizing Hair Spray ($23.95 at to add lift and texture. Then blow dry hair with your fingers until about halfway dry, at which point you should finish by blowdrying in sections with a round brush.

After hair is dry, use a bit of pomade or wax like Frederic Fekkai Pomade Cristal ($18.50 at -- about a dime-sized amount worked through the hair will be enough. Part hair on the side, leaving out a significant chunk in the front, and then gather hair at the nape of your neck and twist upwards to create the French twist, securing it with bobby pins as you go.

Next, take a wide-barrel curling iron to the front section of your hair and twist it around to create the wavy look seen on Kate. Finish with a shine spray like Jonathan Product Finish Shine Polishing Gloss ($26 at, sprayed on your hands and then patted gently onto your locks so you don't make your roots greasy.

Kate's skin was even and glowing with just-pinched rosy cheeks. Start with a foundation like Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Mousse Makeup in Beige ($32 at, which creates gorgeous coverage with a translucent finish. Your skin will be glowy and dewy looking.

To get the subtle flush seen on Kate's cheeks, try LORAC Cheek Stamp in Hibiscus ($22 at, a pinkish coral that will give you that gorgeous flush. Rather than stamping onto your cheeks and blending, stamp it twice onto the back of your hand and then use your fingers to spread the color onto the apples of your cheeks.

Instead of beginning with eyeshadow and following with eyeliner, start by applying the liner so you can get the smudged look seen on Kate. Try a pencil like M.A.C Eye Kohl in Smolder ($14.50 at Draw a thin line along the upper and lower lash lines and then gently smudge each of them to create a less defined look.

Next, sweep a neutral shadow like L'Oreal Wear Infinite Eye Shadow Single in Moring Light ($4.29 at across the lid for a bit of shimmer and definition.

Finish with two coats of black mascara for longer, lusher lashes. Try Lancome High Definicils Mascara ($24 at, which will define every lash and add tnos of length.

How to finish off the look and go for glamour? With a bold red lip, of course! Kate's is raspberry in tone (one of the trends seen at the Golden Globes, check back tomorrow for more info on that!). This is a bit softer than a true red, but still really makes the entire look totally stunning. Try Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Rich Red ($19.50 at, which is rich and creamy and topped with a subtle shimmer.


Manicurist Deborah Lippmann was on hand (pardon the pun!) to create the gorgeous silvery white shimmer seen on Kate. She used Lippmann Collection Rhapsody in White ($15 at "We don't say it out loud, but I am always picturing my client holding the award -- so finding a shade that won't detract is paramount," Lippmann said of the shade.

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