The awards show season may be over but now the real voting begins -- to determine who looked best. From the Golden Globes on through the Oscars, red-carpet watchers have been analyzing, scrutinizing, often brutalizing the glammed-up looks of America's top celebrities. And for many women, one question keeps cropping up.
How can I get that look for myself?
Now you may not have Karl Lagerfeld or Donatella Versace knocking down your door to lend you a dress. But Revlon, Avon, Elizabeth Arden and a host of other hair and beauty brands offer tools that real women can find. And use. It's just a matter of knowing which to pick, and what to do.
"Keep in mind that every look you see on the red carpet is designed for that specific person," says Susan Bellini, the spa manager of LifeSpa at Life Time fitness center in Syosset. "You can try to replicate a look, but the important part is to always add something a little different to make it your own."
We've been picking our favorite hair and beauty moments all season, and have compiled tips on the products and techniques used by the stars. Now you, too, can feel like one of them. No need for the red carpet.
Kate Beckinsale at the Golden Globes
Celeb manicurist Carla Kay applied a deep shade (Red Carpet Manicure Nail Lacquer in Curtain Call), which "perfectly compliments Kate's creamy complexion and is great for winter," she says; $8 at redcarpetmanicure.com.
Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars
Makeup artist Nick Barose made her peepers pop with false lashes from Eyelure, the first lash brand, which launched in 1947. They're baked, creating an easier-to-apply curved base; $4.99 at Target, Ulta, Kohl's and target.com.
Kim Kardashian at the Grammys
For an allover hint of glossy sheen, Kardashian used the new Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body, which appears to elongate arms and slim legs; $65 at charlottetilbury.com.
Laura Dern at the Oscars
Riffing off Dern's metallic pewter Alberta Feretti dress, makeup artist Kelsey Deeniham played up "different metallic shades in the makeup," imparting a subtle glow to cheeks with Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura ($9) and Mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes ($16, pictured); at avon.com.
Naomi Watts at the Golden Globes
"I created chic, slightly retro waves — the soft face-framing look felt effortless," says hairstylist Cervando. Root to tip, he worked in a golf-ball size amount of Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse ($28), the texturizing Root Boost ($29), then blew dry with a boar bristle round brush ($85, pictured); at moroccanoil.com.
Emma Stone at the Golden Globes
After seeing Stone's unexpected Lanvin jumpsuit, "we went fun coquettish and flirtatious," says makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who crafted a bold red lip with Revlon Ultra HD lipstick in HD Iris; $7.99 at target.com.