Stars take a break from signature styles

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

THE biggest celebrities in the American music scene were of course all on the red carpet for the American Music Awards (AMAs). Some sported their signature beauty looks, like Cristina Aguilera’s platinum blonde hair, and smokey eyes on Heidi Klum and Naya Rivera. Others, however, deviated from how we normally see them do up their faces. Here were a few who showed something different from their usual styles:

Lady Gaga

It can be hard to describe Lady Gaga’s style, except that it’s...different. She is often more in costume than in an actual outfit, even when she isn’t performing on stage. But lately, she’s been surprising us with a much more laidback style. She wore her long blonde hair in loose waves to the AMAs.

Her makeup was also just as relaxed with radiant, lightly bronzed skin, natural-looking brows, warm pink gloss and some black liner and mascara. I find her less made-up look very refreshing. It takes a lot of guts to wear the costumes that she usually wears. But when you’ve been shielding your real looks from the public for so long, taking most of it off can actually require more courage. Her fans will always love her for being different, but having her look a bit more “normal” isn’t a bad thing either.

Jennifer Hudson

The singer often does smokey eyes on the red carpet. She changed things up with electric blue eyeliner on her upper lash line, over a warm orangey gold eyeshadow.

When doing bright colors, take a cue from Jennifer and keep the rest of the face simple: perfected but not foundation-heavy skin, soft brows, and a touch of pink on the lips. The young and fun makeup complements her new short haircut.

Katy Perry

She usually has her hair done up in funky styles and in different colors, and often goes with matching candy-colored hues for her eyes and lips. This time, Katy went the more classic route with hair in curls, a little medium brown eyeshadow, thick eyeliner, lots of lashes and classic red lips. Anyone can pull off this look, but Katy’s porcelain skin offsets it beautifully.

Taylor Swift

Since, like, forever-ever-ever, she’s sported her blonde hair in ringlets and always matched it with red lipstick. Taylor sported a sexier look to the AMAs with a loose, tousled hairstyle, pale pink lips and a soft smokey eye. To copy her eye look, use bronze and gold eyeshadows instead of the usual black and gray. Keep the outer edges in a V-shape instead of rounded, and don’t forget to smudge those shadows on the lower lash line.

Use black eyeliner, or brown for an even softer look.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 06, 2013.


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