The Modern Day Marilyn

Awards Season in Los Angeles brings a certain sparkle to the lights of Hollywood, with arguably the most refined and glamorous people out on the town. The Oscars just wouldn’t be the Oscars without that one stand out red carpet gown or gentleman in there most dapper of attire. Granted, we are not walking the red carpet this year, but who’s to say we can’t project a little vintage elegance ourselves? We called in the experts at Vênsette for the season’s hot beauty trends from a day lounging poolside at Skybar to a chic soiree a night.

American Hustle, staring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Amy Adams is a front runner to win this year’s Best Picture. Not only was this movie witty and incredibly entertaining, it had a wardrobe to die for. Whoever dressed Amy Adams in those low cut, sparkly numbers and fur capes deserves an Oscar of his or her own. It’s no surprise that Vênsette named this movie an inspiration for many of the spring beauty trends from soft curls to bold lips and smokey eyes. At a recent event, Vênsette styled super models Karlie Kloss and Jessica Hart in contemporary hairdos and bold makeup for a modern-day Grace Kelly look.




It is important to prep your lips! A simple trick to exfoliate is to use a tooth brush to remove any dead skin followed by a lip balm. We recommend Kiehl’s Number 1, it’s great for hydration! For lipstick to stay all night, it is key to not only choose the right products (Nars has great long lasting lipsticks in both a sheer and matte finish) but a lipliner is critical, blended into the lips to create a smudge-proof base.

For hair, always start with a great blowout , this will create a smooth base. Don’t be afraid to use too much hairspray! If you use the right product (Elnett is a must) it wont be stiff and your hair will stay in place all night, regardless of the weather! Oh, and Ted Gibson Hair Sheets are a must for any clutch to keep your hair looking red carpet ready all night. In terms of makeup, avoid using products with too much moisture, instead to keep that dewy look, use a cream highlighter (Benefit Sun Beam). It also never hurts to bring a touchup kit with you but don’t overdo it on powder application – you still want to look natural! If they’re not already, oil absorbent pads will be your new best friend.

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