SAG Awards 2012 Beauty PostTuesday, January 31, 2012
I just got off the phone with Lea Michele’s Makeup Artist, Melanie Inglessis for Lancome. Literally, she sent Lea off to the red carpet for the SAG Awards and called me as she was packing up her kit. New BFF! Their day began at noon and she called promptly at 3:30PST/6:30EST. It took Lea 3 1/2 hours to get ready with her glam squad today. Here’s the scoop…
Lea texted her prep team a pic of her dress about a week ago so they could brainstorm and collaborate on her look for the night. ”Once we saw the dress we decided to go for a feminine, yet sexy and soft look,” Inglessis commented.
Using an angular brush, Inglessis used Lancome Liner Design Long Wear Caligraphy Liner in Trendy Grey to line Lea’s upper lids. “It’s a classic installation on the retro feel of black, winged eyeliner.” The trick to doing it yourself is to keep your eyes open and stare straight into the mirror as your drag the brush out and wing it exactly where your eye ends. Q-tips are a savior in case your line comes out too thick. Following the winged line, Inglessis blended Illamasqua white shadow with Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in a matte grey called Ciel du Sior.
“Because it’s long lasting, which is good for the red carpet, I use Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Foundation (available in March) and always define and contour Lea’s cheekbones,” Inglessis said. The pop of color on her cheeks is credited to Shu Uemura Glow On Blush. ”Powder makes everyone look old so I only powder her T-Zone right before she hits the red carpet and she carries blotting papers in her bag.”
To enhance Lea’s natural red lip color, Inglessis dabbed Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick in Rouge Rendez Vous on her lips with her ring finger. ”I didn’t need to define her lips and wanted them to look really natural so tapping worked,” Inglessis explained. She then did the same with Rodial Glam Lip Balm. Lea carried both in her clutch.
The Glee star was on-trend with her romantic fishtail braid updo. Frederic Fekkai's Adir Abergel used Fekkai Oceanique Tousled Waved Spray for texture before braiding her hair.
For her glowing makeup look, pro Georgie Eisdell used Dior Addict Lipstick in Taffeta and Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Negligee Pink, Diorblush in Passion Fruit and Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow in Amber Design and Mystic Smokys.
For Jenna Ushkowitz’s 2012 SAG Awards hair she wanted to keep it simple and smooth, which was the perfect way to go with her modern dress. I started by applying Suave Professionals Anti Frizz Cream to the mid shaft and ends combing through to distribute it evenly. Starting in the front I did a sharp center part and blew dry each side, then I went to the bottom and worked upward. At the crown I used a slight amount of the Suave Professionals Root Boost Spray and directed the roots forward with the brush for even more lift. After everything was 100% dry I used a flat iron to smooth the ends even more, and direct the front slightly away from the face (careful not to Farrah it out) Once the dress was on I had her lay her head back and I sprayed the ends with the Suave Professionals Vibrant Shine Spray.
To form Naya Rivera's classic curls, stylist Brian Magallones used the Amika Triple Barrel Curling Iron. "This no-clip iron is perfect for achieving gorgeous waves that have much more natural look than the old-fashioned curling irons," he explained.
For Jayma Mays's going green eye makeup look, artist Jamie Greenberg used the green shade from Mark's Keep It Going eyeliner in Iconic on the outside lash lines, followed by the green shade from the brand's On the Dot palette on top. A bit of No Place to Run eyeliner in Grassroots on the inner rims provided even emerald-toned intensity.