As fun as the fashion was at the 49th Annual CMAs, the beauty on the red carpet was even more exciting this year! Channeling old school glam meets futuristic beauty trends found in The Hunger Games, Nashville really upped the ante when it came to setting its own beauty trends.
The mane attraction. Everyone’s hair looked gorgeous, and there was such variety this year. But, two of my favorites were actually updos, donned by Jennifer Nettles and actress Erika Christensen of ABC’s Wicked City.
Taking it back to the old school. Last year, Kacey Musgraves showed up with some BIG country hair, reminiscent of the early 1960s. But this year, she kept it sleek and classic, with Veronica Lake-style waves, and old Hollywood screen siren-red lipstick.
Smoke gets in their eyes. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…at least where eye makeup is concerned. Jewel, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini all brought out their smoking guns by making their beauty statement with smoky eyes. Each paired the smoky look with sexy nude lips. And, don’t forget those false lashes!
Color me country. Perhaps the most surprising beauty trend on the red carpet was the Kool-Aid colors we saw. Miranda Lambert brought a side of punk; I mean pink, with her, as she rocked the red carpet with pink-tinged tresses. And, Kimberly Williams-Paisley showed off her fun side with a splash of electric blue in her hair.
Brady’s beauty. My makeup artist, Brady Wardlaw (pictured with me above), always has me looking good before I hit the red carpet. This year, to complement my “lace with an edge” ensemble, he concentrated on smoky eyes, lots of lashes, and clean, glowing skin. Brady used 1. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper ($19) to define the eyes, while smoking out my lashlines with 2. Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette ($54). To get my lashes looking ultra lush, he applied 3. Buxom Lash Mascara ($19) to my upper and lower lashes. To keep my skin glowing all night long, he applied 4. Tom Ford Concealing Pen ($52), 5. Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder ($36) and 6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($58) to contour, brighten and highlight my face. Lastly, for the lips, we used 7. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Pout ($20) with 8. Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout ($20), as well. Needless to say, they kept my pout looking pretty.
Moll Wants To Know: Which CMAs beauty trend will you be trying?