The Oscars are coming! Are you ready for a heady source of fresh celebrity style inspiration direct from the red carpet?
Pre-game your Oscar beauty on day no.2 with makeup & hair stylist Gad Cohen as we look at top Hollywood actresses while helping you up your own beauty-regime ante with a three-day series on Oscar worthy style through the ages! –N.H.
Our first day’s installment had us looking at the gorgeously gamine look of actress Michelle Williams to inspire girls in their 20’s while today we’ll look at what’s best for you in your 30’s and beyond…
Act 2: Beauty’s Where You Find It – Enhance the Positive and Deflect the Negative in your 30’s & 40’s
Let’s face it – appearances are smoke and mirrors so make sure to stumble into kind lighting whenever possible. If you’re in your 30’s or 40’s, you’re sure to have developed a sense of who you are, what looks best on you and what makes you comfortable to walk out the door in style. The big picture is beauty, not fashion. Fashion comes and goes, but beauty is finding a look with the most flattering cut and color. You should also develop your signature look that transcends fashion. Art History teaches us that beauty transcends the trend.
From the Egyptians, to Louise Brooks (classic bob cut) in the roaring twenties to (“It” girl) Katie Holmes, there’s nothing chicer or defining than a slick, confident do.
Meryl Streep is another riveting actress who’s performance as Margaret Thatcher channels again through her hair, makeup, costume and endless talent. –Gad Cohen
Do a Brook’s do with these essential beauty tips from Gad Cohen:
- Get Katie Holmes blown-out hair with a Mason Pearson brush for close to the head swing.
- Add an illuminating powder or spritz to add lustre
Photos: Gad Cohen