Saturday 25 May 2019

Bridal beauty: Our favourite hair and make up looks from the red carpet

Look to the stars for wedding hair and make-up inspiration for your big day

Best beauty looks from the 2017 Emmy Awards
Best beauty looks from the 2017 Emmy Awards
Karen Birney

Karen Birney

With the dust finally settled on the 2017 Emmy's, we're looking back on some of the gorgeous styles on the night, and feeling very inspired when it comes to some of the beauty looks from the stars.

When it comes to wedding make up and hair, it can feel like a bit of a minefield for brides who want to look their best on their big day, but equally don't want to do anything too drastic that could make them look unlike themselves.

As most make up artists would attest to - your wedding isn't the day to try out a new look, and that goes as much for a smoky eye as a braided up do.

The rule of thumb is, if you haven't worn something similar to the style before, now's not the time to start sporting it.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Emmy Rossum attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Emmy Rossum attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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With that said, it can also be good to know what you like on others, so that your hair and make up artist can get an idea of the look you're aiming for at your trial, and can change it accordingly, suiting the look to you rather that the other way around.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Claire Foy attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Claire Foy attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Red carpet events bring with them some of the best inspiration for gorgeous wedding day looks, and this year's Emmy Awards was no different.

One of the stand out looks of the night was actor Emmy Rossum, whose 20's style side parted waves and smoky eye was absolutely siren-like. The Shameless star, who tied the knot earlier this year, wore a sleek strapless black ballgown and finished her look with a pair of stunning emerald green statement earrings (statement earrings being the accessory of the night for many).

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Another stunning look that has wedding written all over it was The Crown actor Claire Foy's vampish modern-take-on-vintage look; chic short waves, sparkling starry eyes and a bold blurred red lip.

“I definitely wanted a lip that was eye-catching, pigmented and bright,” make up artist Quinn Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter about the look. 

The beauty expert used two shades (Rouge Charnel and First Light) to create the vibrant look, which was made contemporary with a 'just kissed' faded touch.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Mandy Moore attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Mandy Moore attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Madeline Brewer attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Claire Foy attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Evan Rachel Wood attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Felicity Huffman attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Neve Campbell attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Michelle Pfeiffer attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Jessica Biel attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Mandy Moore attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: TV personality McKenzie Westmore attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: TV personality Kristin Cavallari attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Angela Sarafyan attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Rachel Bloom attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Kate McKinnon attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“Claire and I both agreed on a blurred edge,” Murphy says. “Instead of it being drawn on, I used my ring finger and patted the color on, focusing on the center of the mouth and blurring the edges of it. I thought it gave it a much more modern approach, and with a color that’s shocking, it makes it a little soft.”

Our other faves from the night? Thandie Newton's fresh feel dewy skin with peach cheeks, Mandy Moore's party princess cerise pink lip (maybe for the hen?) and Madeline Brewer's subtle eye, maroon lips and pale skin - a definite must try for the red haired brides out there.

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