Some people watch award shows for the awards. Others of us watch for fashion and makeup inspiration (or, on the contrary, the what-not-to-dos, thanks to that worst dressed list.) If you're one of the latter, last night's Emmys should have provided you with a new arsenal of looks to use for months to come.
Unlike celebs, we can't each have an on-call makeup artist, but recreating red carpet looks at home doesn't have to be difficult. And with the naturally glowing and fairly minimal looks that are popluar these days, it only takes a few quality products to do it.
Take actress Elisabeth Moss, for example. Her flawlessly styled blonde locks paired effortlessly with a minimalistic face and a pop of bright color on her lips. This simple, understated look can be achieved with four key products that you might already have in your everyday makeup kit.
FOR THE HAIR
Style Sexy Hair, Spray Clay (available at Classy Chassis Beauty Supply)
This product is great because you can use it on damp hair, dry hair or both to give your look a little extra texture, volume and form. Spray it on dry hair for overall control without tackiness or shine. Follow it up with a finishing hairspray.
FOR THE FACE
Got Pops Gel Liner (available at Got Beauty)
One of the perks to having a liner that's applied with a brush is that you can apply as little or as much as you want. To get this look, only apply a thin line and then blend it.
Topshop Blush in 'Head Over Heels' (available at Nordstrom)
With this cream-to-powder blush, start by blending a small amount onto the cheekbones and add more if necessary. The goal is an overall glow, not baby doll cheeks, so don't go getting overzealous with it right off the bat.
NARS lipstick in 'Heat Wave' (available at Sephora)
The lips are what bring this whole look together, so really let them stand out with this bright red-orange shade. The color will last longer if its applied with a lip brush and gently blotted with a tissue. This formula offers a matte finish that wears extra well, so if it's a shiny look you're after, don't forget to pack along your gloss.