Giuliana Rancic’s Red Carpet Makeup Secrets
by Ning Chao
Published Mar 03, 2011
Whether you're a nominee or a star news reporter, working the red carpet is a tough job--that you have to do while staying glam and gorgeous! Beautylish chats with E! News authority Giuliana Rancic about what it's really like to be in front of a camera on the red carpet. Keep reading for E! News authority Giuliana Rancic's red carpet makeup secrets, including why she skipped foundation at the Oscars this year!
Beautylish: What were the biggest makeup trends you saw on the red carpet this year?
Giuliana: One of the biggest beauty trends today is taking care of your skin so that it's healthy and naturally beautiful. On the red carpet at the Oscars this past weekend, glowing skin and a lighter makeup look were huge-this will also translate into spring, where we will see the eau de natural look-softer, neutral shades for eyes, pale lips and no foundation. That's right. Say buh-bye to heavy duty face make up.
Beautylish: Natural makeup sounds pretty for spring, but how do you glam it up for the red carpet?
Giuliana: At the Oscars, some ladies, like Sandra Bullock and Mandy Moore, added red or tangerine-red lips to make their looks pop-enhancing lips on and off the camera. In fact, my favorite red lip liner is NARS Dragon Girl lip liner. As for Oscar-ready hair, most locks were clean and classic-pulled up and away from the face-showing off their healthy skin and glow.
Beautylish: Are there any makeup tips you've learned for looking good in front of the camera?
Giuliana: Being constantly on the go can be exhausting, but I try to always look bright eyed and awake. The key to achieve a brighter-eyed look is the eye lash curler. My personal fave is the Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler. This unique little gadget lifts and curls like no other, and it saves you the extra effort of having to apply mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc.
Beautylish: How much more makeup do you really wear in front of the camera than in real life?
Giuliana: Thanks to HD television, celebrities are really upping their skincare routines to achieve incredible-looking skin [instead of piling on extra makeup]. In fact, I didn't wear foundation to the Oscars this year, thanks to my DDF Revolve 400X. For red carpet events, the stars really take the time to prep their skin, maybe even a few weeks in advance, in order to create the perfect canvas that will guarantee their makeup will stay the day and night. Twice a week, prior to the Oscars, I used the DDF Revolve 400X's foam exfoliator. At the end of each day, the cleansing brush helped me polish away my skin's imperfections, making it look absolutely beautiful. The day of the big event, I was red carpet and camera ready in no time with a bit of concealer, eyeshadow/liner, lip gloss and bronzer.