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Mariah Carey was Just Plain Pretty at Golden Globes — 10 Steps to Her Look



Every blogger and fashion editor is blabbing away about what the celebs wore to the Golden Globes — hits and misses, hot or not, yada yada.  Well, I’m one of them and so of course I had to check out all the red carpet photos myself.  I was scanning photos and when I came upon a closeup of Mariah Carey and I was just stuck with how pretty she looked.  I traditionally haven’t thought too much of Mariah’s looks — she’s cute enough — but at the Golden Globe Awards she look absolutely radiant. Her hair was pulled back and her skin was flawless.

Mariah Carey Golden Globe Awards 1/17/2010 Getty Images

Mariah Carey Golden Globe Awards 1/17/2010 Getty Images

I think that Mariah has the perfect look of soft makeup with just a hint of color and eyes defined with lots of lash.  This is such an easy look to achieve and is a refreshing change from the heavily lined smokey look that seems to running rampant among celebrities.

Try these suggestions with Smashbox to get her dazzling pretty look:


1.  Prime skin so that foundation applies flawlessly and lasts all night.  Use Smashbox Photofinish primer.

Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity, our best-selling primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. In a new square airless pump for freshness to the last drop.

2.  Apply foundation for a flawless canvas.  Use Smashbox Healthy FX High Definition Foundation.

HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION is an oil-free, weightless formula packed with anti-aging, revitalizing, and firming ingredients that work overtime to provide cellular nutrition for skin. UVA/UVB SPF 15 offers sun protection, vitamin C fights free radicals, and new cell-energizing Ribose renews the appearance of skin.

3.  Obliterate under eye darkness.  Use Smashbox High Definition Liquid Concealer.

This revolutionary new weightless concealer instantly smoothes skin and makes dark circles and imperfections virtually disappear. The good-for-your-skin formula includes cell-energizing ribose, soy, angelica extract and caffeine to reduce redness, dark circles and under eye puffiness. Soft focus pearls reflect light to minimize the appearance of fine lines and blemishes.

4.  Perfect Brows.  Use Brow Tech.

This signature smashbox product is a split pan of brow must-haves: a hair color-coordinated powder to fill in and shape brows on one side and a colorless pomade wax to groom brows on the other. Available in 6 shades to match every hair color.

5. Prep eyelids for long-lasting shadow.  Use Photo Finish Lid Primer.

Create the perfect canvas for shadow application with this ultra-luxurious lid primer. Just like our best selling, award-winning face primer, this vitamin-packed formula glides on and instantly smoothes and perfects lids. Wear it alone for a flawless natural eye or under any shadow to give it the staying power to withstand anything (even the occasional all-nighter).

6.  Flush the cheeks. Use Blush Rush.

Get a gorgeous rush of color with this ultra-luxurious, long-wearing silky powder blush. In 8 wearable, foolproof shades that wake up any skin tone and packaged in an innovative swivel mirror component for touch ups on-the-go.


7.  Add subtle shimmer.  Use Shimmer Lights.

Get a gorgeous lit-from-within glow with this silk-like shimmering powder. The illuminating formula softens the way light reflects on your skin and wakes up your complexion for a radiant look. Best of Sephora Award Nominee for Best Blush.


8. Define eyes.  Apply a hint of color to lids, highlight brow bone and define lash line with Eyelights in Smokebox.

Inspired by bright studio lights,  EYELIGHTS palettes contain color-coordinated mega-watt shades to light up your eyes. Each mirrored compact contains three metallic shadows that can be applied wet or dry, and a double-ended brush for lining and smudging. For a beautiful wash of shimmering color, apply the shadows with a dry brush. Apply them wet, and get vivid color with high metallic shine.

Line upper lid only with Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight Black.

This innovative gel-based waterproof liner stays blendable for 60 seconds then dries to a smudge-proof, budge-proof finish that lasts all day. JET SET is perfect for lining the inner rim of the eye or as a stay-put traditional liner.

Finish with several coats of Lash DNA Mascara.

9.  Gloss up lips.  Use a nude gloss, like Limitless Long Wearing Lipgloss in Infinite.  10

This new long-wearing lip gloss gives you nonstop gorgeous color and shine for up to 6 hours, while SPF 15 protects your pout. The luxurious formula with vitamins A, C & E and sea kale revitalizes and nourishes lips for a silky-smooth texture that’s never tacky or dry.

10.  Put on your designer gown, grab your younger man and strut the red carpet!







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