Our ladies were looking lovely at the People's Choice Awards last night. Here are a few new beauty trends we're obsessing over from the red carpet.
1. PSA 2011: Beauty: Joanna Garcia
The Latina: JoAnna Garcia, star of ABC’s Better with You
The Trend: A Dark and Smoky Cat’s Eye
Smoky eyes have been a trend for the past decade, but what’s new about JoAnna’s is the soft cat eye shape, which creates a sexy black tie look (instead of that I-slept-in-my-makeup look that a smoky eye often becomes). Line the inner rims of your lids with a black liquid liner (you’ll love Black Radiance Fine Line Liquid Eyeliner, $2.99, walgreens.com). Then use a shadow brush to smudge jet black powder eye shadow (like Milani Powder Eye Shadow in Storm, $3.99, milanicosmetics.com) along your lids and out past the outer corner of your eye. Finish with a few coats of black mascara (try Maybelline Volum’Express One by One, $6.49, target.com). Remember, when your eye makeup is this intense, keep the rest of your makeup as clean and natural as JoAnna’s—or else you’ll veer into Halloween territory.
2. PSA 2011: Beauty: Bella Thorne
The Latina: Bella Thorne, star of Disney’s Shake It Up!
The Trend: A Spotlight Nail
Bella added a unique twist to her manicure last night, choosing to paint her ring fingernail an opal shade while the rest of her nails were a shiny black. The contrasting hues are sure to grab extra attention. You can do this yourself with any contrasting duo (like purple and yellow), but for a black and white manicure, try Essie Pearly White, $8, essieshop.com, and OPI Black Onyx, $8.50, opi.com for salons.
3. PSA 2011: Beauty: Selena Gomez
The Latina: Selena Gomez, winner of Best New Artist People’s Choice Award
The Trend: A Sexy Winter Glow
There were a few celebs last night who couldn’t pull off the winter tan (we’re looking at you Ashley Tisdale), but Selena wasn’t one of them—her glow looked perfect! To get a natural-looking tan sin sun, mix a pea-sized amount of self-tanner (like Jergens Natural Glow, $7.94, walmart.com) into your regular lotion, then smooth it evenly over your skin. Now brush a powder bronzer (try Benefit Hoola, $28, benefitcosmetics.com) under your cheekbones, along your hairline, under your chin, and across your chest.