LOTW: Golden Globes-Inspired Pink On Pink Makeup

This is my new go-to “I only have five minutes to get ready!” routine.
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This is my new go-to “I only have five minutes to get ready!” routine.

I ALWAYS get excited for awards season, but it’s not the awards themselves that get me hyped up, it’s the red carpet coverage. I tap so much beauty inspiration from the glammed out celebs dressed to the nines. And this year's Golden Globes carpet was no slouch. 

The look that stuck out to me the most? Julianna Margulies rocking pink on pink.  

juliana margulies golden globes 2015

So gorgeous and fresh! (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images via

How To Dupe Julianna's Look For Everyday

I started with my base and concealer applied and primed my lids with the E.L.F. Eyelid Primer. Next I added just a touch of Buck from the Naked original palette to my crease area with a fluffy blending brush for a little bit of dimension.     

applying eye shadow

I dusted Buck very lightly for a more diffused finish. 

I then packed Alien from the UD Vice 3 Palette onto the mobile lid area. 

applying pink eye shadow

Any soft pink will do for this, but Alien reads best against my skin tone.

To define my upper and lower lash line, I dipped a pencil brush into a matte brown shadow (Shea Moisture Pan Shadow in Claudia) and softly smudged it on.

eye shadow upper lash line

The look here is soft and smudged. No need to be ultra-precise with your line. 

I finished the eyes by filling my brows in with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade and coating my lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Lashes Original.

pink eye shadow

I made sure to coat the bottom and lower lash line to open my eyes up more since I didn’t use liner.

For a pink pout I used MAC Lipstick in Brave and topped it with the Urban Decay Naked Nourishing Lipgloss in Beso. To give myself a fresh flush, I used MAC Powder Blush in Pinch Me and dusted the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant light across the top to add a nice glow. 

soft pink makeup

Soft and glowy!

I went a more subtle route with this because I think it translates well as a quick, fresh-faced, look for daytime. You can add more drama by darkening up the crease a bit and lining your lids, but I think this look will be my go-to “I only have five minutes to get ready!” routine



L-R: Beso, Alien, Buck, Pinch Me, Brave, and Claudia

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