GRAMMY Red Carpet Hair & Makeup How-To

The GRAMMY fashion was fierce and the performances were star-studded.

But, let’s be serious, we were totally “tuned” in to the beauty! At my StyleUnited by P&G Beauty GRAMMY Glam viewing party, all eyes were on red carpet hair and flawless faces.

Clean, simple makeup, pale pink lips, and loose waves were all a hit – not to mention easy to rock with confidence in the real world. Here’s how:

Spotless Skin: Start things off with a clean slate. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation ($9.99) is a primer, concealer, and foundation all-in-one.

Luxe Lashes: Long, spidery lashes are a timeless trend. The good news? You don’t need to wear falsies to achieve sky-high drama. Use this simple trick from Celebrity Makeup Artist Laura Dillon.

  1. Apply one coat of mascara, wiggling the brush from root to tip.

  2. Dip a small brush in translucent powder and lightly dust your fringe.

  3. Apply another coat of mascara.

  4. For lower lash love, slip a business card underneath fringe to avoid smudging.

Clumpy mascara is always a downer, so reach for COVERGIRL Clump Crusher by LashBlast ($6.99) to prevent a makeup meltdown. And while you’re at it, why not use a serum to condition and thicken lashes? OLAY Regenerist Microscultping Eye Cream and Lash Duo ($24.99) is a winner and can be used to hold brows in place, too.


Pale Pink Lips: Pink lips are on tap to take over this spring, and shades of the pretty hue are already in bloom. Most stars paired a soft, barely-there shade with intense, striking eyes. Red was also ravishing.

Whether you go for an electrifying pop or a softer hue, be sure your blush complements your kisser. An easy way to tie everything together is to dab your favorite lipstick on your cheeks and your pucker. COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Lip Balm is the perfect beauty tool to get the job done.

Sheer, Glossy Nails: Risqué dresses with cutouts were perfectly paired with more neutral nails – think pale hues and tinted metallics. Nail art and statement nails also had their moment in the spotlight.

Streamline your at-home mani (Taylor even went DIY this year!) by using COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss ($5.49), a topcoat and laquer rolled into one.

Old-School Hollywood Hair: Loose waves and long, chunky bangs took center stage this year. Ever wonder how celebs achieve shiny hair that seems to hold any style? Just like makeup, Dillon says it’s all about the prep. Don’t be afraid to use multiple products – all the stars are doing it!

  1. Start with a shampoo and conditioner that revive parched strands. We’re partial to Herbal Essences Shine Shampoo and Conditioner ($3.99 each).

  2. Apply leave-in conditioner, like Vidal Sassoon Color Protect Spray, to clean, damp hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to rake it through.

  3. Apply a root lifting foam (fine hair) or thickening gel (medium to coarse) to towel-dried hair. Patene Pro-V Stylers Strong Hold Gel or Maximum Hold Mousse will do the trick.

  4. Blow dry locks until 85% dry. For super smooth strands, start with a vent brush, then switch to boar/plastic bristles.

  5. Spritz a heat protecting spray, like Pantene Pro-V Heat Protection and Shine Spray , on sections of hair before you iron or curl.  

  6. Smooth the situation with a serum/gloss/crème, then set it or forget it with hairspray. Be sure to add Vidal Sassoon Color Gloss Crème and Pantene Pro-V Stylers Shaping Extra Strong Hold Hairspray to your beauty booty.

Effortless Updos: Sleek, low ponytails and high topknots brought down the house. To create an award-winning topknot on your own, follow Dillon’s easy steps:

  1. Prep by placing a bobby pin on each side of a thin elastic band.

  2. Using a flat brush, gather hair in a high pony.

  3. Grab that elastic! Stick one bobby pin into the base of the pony. Wrap the elastic in a circle until you reach the second bobby pin. Use that pin to anchor the style in place.

  4. Braid or twist hair from the base of the ponytail to the end. Bend those tresses in half toward the crown, then wrap any loose ends around the elastic. Secure with pins.

  5. Fan the knot out whichever way you like and pin random pieces down. The look is messy, chic!

What is your favorite GRAMMY Glam trend? Let us know below! And be sure to follow @Galtime and @PGBeauty on Twitter for all the latest beauty news. 

This article is sponsored by StyleUnited by P&G Beauty. The product(s) reviewed in this article was provided to GalTime by the public relations firm that represents the manufacturer. All opinions are solely those of the author. 

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