Emmy Beauty Predictions
Celebrity makeup artist, Joanna Schlip, weighs in on what looks will rock the red carpet.
Sure you might want your favorite show to nab that Emmy, but you really tune in to obsess over the red carpet! Backstage pro and celebrity makeup artist for Physicians Formula, Joanna Schlip, knows the difference between nominee glee and winning looks- here she predicts what top trends will stylishly strut down the receiving line…
“At this year’s Emmys we’ll be seeing two distinct, yet equally gorgeous looks,” says Joanna. “I’m betting on retro glamorous and feminine pretty using monochromi, knock-out neutrals.”
Maybe it’s the result of Mad Men madness, or the vintage inspired looks on the fall runways, but retro glamour is most certainly back! “Think flawless skin, defined brows and rich lips,” says Schlip. “Update the look by picking a feature like a bold lip and making it the focal point. Otherwise it can look a bit costumey and won’t pack the same impact.” Stars who can rock this look beautifully include Georgia O’Keefe’s Joan Allen and Claire Danes, nominated for her work on Temple Grandin.
Another vintage look making a red carpet comeback? The cat-eye! However, this time around it will be bolder and more exaggerated. “A modern cat-eye will be bold, but it will not be black!” says Schlip. “Instead stars are going to opt for softer shades like copper and charcoal and keep the rest of the face neutral. The effect will be dramatic, not drastic.” Schlip would love to see the younger nominees work this look such as Glee’s Lea Michele and Damages’ Rose Bryne.
Stars are going for a more subtle, yet equally gorgeous look will opt for a feminine, pretty approach to their style. “This look will be soft and delicate with glowing skin and lush lashes,” explains Schlip. “Think pinks, peaches, champagne and caramel tones to pull this off and look polished and perfect.” While this look is super easy to wear, Schlip would like to see actresses such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus or Connie Britton show off the power of pretty on the red carpet.
And, on one more note: with HDTV, zoom camera lenses and constant streaming live feed online, perfect skin is a red carpet must-have! However, skin that might look glowing in person may look greasy on camera. To insure skin looks flawlessly radiant, opt for mineral makeup. Schlip suggests, “Mineral makeup won’t slip off like a liquid can, plus its gentle enough for even the most breakout-prone skin.”
Try Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc- Free Illuminating powder duo spf 15 ($13.99, ulta.com)
Red Carpet Reality: Intense overhead lighting can leave skin looking shiny. “Stars should never apply any shimmery cosmetics to their T-zone.” Explains Schlip, “Instead apply shimmer to the cheek bone, brow bone and inner eye for a subtle sparkle.”
Celebrity Makeup Artist for Physicians Formula, Joanna Schlip She is constantly booked for TV commercials, editorials, and has worked on A- listers like Lucy Liu, Christina Applegate, Evan Rachel Wood and more for red carpet events, runway shows and more. has been the judge on “Blush: The Search For The Next Great MakeUp Artist.”