The 18th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards Recap and How To

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Michelle Williams

The legendary Screen Actors Guild Awards graced Los Angeles once again last night. This union event gives actors the chance to recognize each other’s most recent performances, and the genuine gratitude and happiness in the eyes of winners and nominees is no act. The slightly “insider” ceremony screams class and camaraderie, making it my favorite to cover. It’s also less formal than the Oscars and the Golden Globes – allowing Hollywood to really let loose. Who would turn down the extra chance to see our favorite stars strut their stuff?

Red was one of the hottest color choices last night – as exemplified by Kira Sedgwick, who rocked a long, red Pucci gown with two sexy slits at her sides. Her hair was soft and full of bounce, and her makeup was perfectly sheer and natural, yet glamorous. Emma Stone donned a shorter hemline in a black flirty Alexander McQueen. Clean, neutral eye shadow and simple black eyeliner paired with a bright reddish lip made her overall look pop. Another absolute stunner was the lovely Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in “The Help”. Her Veronica Lake hairstyle was as soft and sultry as her makeup, which consisted of clean coverage, matte shadows, and a lovely warm nude lip.

My favorite look of the evening was that of “My week with Marilyn” star, Michelle Williams. She was radiant in a red Valentino floor length dress with elaborate lace sleeves and neckline. For eyes, she wore black eyeliner on top and a soft forest green liner along the bottom. Her skin was glowing, and her neutral lip beautifully complimented her short and sexy pixie cut. Here’s how to get Michelle’s red carpet look:

Face: Begin by applying MUD’s Cream Foundation in your shade with the #910 Foundation Brush. Blend well and set using a small amount of Dual Finish Pressed Powder to achieve maximum coverage while maintaining a dewy and natural glow.

Eyes: Start on top by applying Apricot Eye Color all over the lid as a base color with the #800 Brush. Use the same brush to apply a small amount of Canyon Eye Color into the crease for a little depth.

For bold and beautiful eyeliner, use Black Cake Eyeliner and the #100 Brush. Begin at the inner corner of the eye, and pull outwards toward the outer corner – giving the line a very slight wing.

For the lower lash line, use the #210 Angle Liner Brush and the Black Forest Eye Pencil. Using the brush in combination with the pencil will give you more precision than just using the pencil. Start from the outer corner and work your way in. Using the same tool, apply a very small amount of Shamrock Eye Color over the top of the Black Forrest. Blend out softly with a clean #810 Smugger Brush. The trick here is to achieve a hint of Shamrock along the bottom – without the green hue becoming the focal point of the overall look.

To highlight, apply Honeysuckle Eye Color to the brow bone using the #320 Brush. Should filling in those brows be necessary, try a blend of Canyon and Espresso with the #210 Brush.

Now you are ready for Individual False Lashes and two luscious coats of MUD’s Cream Mascara using the #510 Duster Brush.

Cheeks: Use the #710 Powder Brush to apply a small amount of Glow Cheek Color on the apple of each cheek. For a shimmery look, apply a little Honeysuckle Eye Color with the #710 Brush and dust on top of the cheek bones ever so softly.

Lips: Apply a coat of Rose Clay Lipstick using the #310s Portable Lip Brush. For a creamier texture, add a bit of Cantaloupe Lip Glaze over the top.

Smile, because you’re ready for your close up!

— Reiva Cruze

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