Pretty Talk: Top 4 Red Carpet Beauty Trends of 2013

Awards season is well underway, and if you were slightly more obsessed with the red carpet arrivals than the actual shows (guilty), then you’re in good company. From the hair and makeup to the sheer nail polish, both the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards saw four distinctly similar beauty trends – and bonus: they’re all easy to mimic (without a team of experts).

1. Barely-There Makeup
Celebs like Kate HudsonSienna Miller, and Rosario Dawson rocked a fresh, clean face at the Golden Globes with minimal makeup and glowing skin. Less time spent getting ready in the morning to achieve a red carpet look? I’m in.

2. Retro Waves
This is probably the biggest trend of awards season so far. With deep side parts and bouncy waves, stars like Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, and Jessica Alba all flaunted healthy-looking, no-fuss strands. Sport loose curls like theirs and your typical Friday night outfit pays homage to old Hollywood glamour.

3. Deep Lipstick
A bold pout was a major trend last fall (remember the burgundy lip?), and celebrities like Jessica Chastain, Isla Fisher, and Claire Danes carried the look straight on through to 2013. The quickest way to an A-list look is accomplished with a simple swipe of lipstick.

4. Neutral Nails
Bright nails have been a staple on red carpets past, but this year it was all about the pale pink and sheer polish. Jennifer Garner, Kerry Washington, and Jennifer Lawrence all flaunted nude polish at the SAG awards and proved that bold isn’t always best. Paint your own nails in a light hue and you’ll be a total convert (chips won’t show!).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 5, 2013