The steps to copy Sofia Vergara’s copper-inspired makeup

Advertorial: The red carpet look to recreate on your next night out

Beauty Crew Editor / February 14 2017

When Sofia Vergara steps out onto the red carpet, it’s usually her bouncy, voluminous hair that takes centre stage. So when she rocked up to this year’s Golden Globe Awards with her hair slicked back, her gorgeous, slightly sparkly copper makeup look was all we could pay attention to. And man, it was good. 

We’re used to seeing brown-based smoky eyes and your-lips-but-better lipstick on the red carpet, so Sofia’s decision to add some copper tones was a welcome change, and gave what could have been a subtle glam red carpet look a little extra pizzazz. 

So the next time you’re getting ready for a night out, up the ante on your go-to look by following these easy steps.


Prep your base

Always start your makeup look with a primer – this will ensure your makeup stays put and looks fresh for hours. If your biggest concern is lines and wrinkles, we recommend you double-up your priming step with a skin-loving serum that’ll keep your complexion hydrated and smooth. COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless Primer contains anti-ageing ingredients found in Olay skin care that work to renew your skin’s surface over time, while the priming formulation smooths your skin and prepares it for your foundation step. Simply dot the primer on your forehead, cheeks and chin, and blend all over your face.

Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Primer


Pick your foundation

Sofia’s skin looks flawless and radiant, so to get the same effect, look for a foundation that’ll even out your skin tone and give you a natural finish. If you’re worried about any lines interfering with a smooth finish, try one of the COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless foundations, which have been formulated to nourish and hydrate skin so that wrinkles and skin tone are taken care of. 

Our picks: The Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation, which contains niacinamide and vitamins B and E to deliver firming hydration and improve the look of wrinkles and skin tone, offers more lightweight coverage if you prefer to keep your look low-key, while the Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation will offer medium coverage that can easily be built up to suit the finish you’re after. It offers broad spectrum SPF, making it a great option for daytime wear, too.

COVERGIRL + OLAY Simply Ageless
TOP TIP: Whether using a brush, sponge or fingers, make sure to dot your foundation at the centre of your face (inside of the cheeks, middle of the forehead, and chin), and blend outwards. This will make for a natural finish around your hair and jaw lines.


Create your copper-inspired eye

To get a similar result to Sofia’s eye makeup look, you’ll want to combine some brown and neutral shadows with shades of copper. Use the brown shade in the COVERGIRL Eye Shadow Quad in Go For The Golds across your lids and just under your bottom lash line to create a smoky finish, then dab COVERGIRL Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast in Copper Fling across your eyelid, and use an angled brush to apply the shadow to your bottom lash line to give your eye look a shimmery finish.

covergirl copper eye makeup


Give lashes length and volume

A standout makeup look requires some standout lashes, so add instant volume and length to your lashes with COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Mascara.

covergirl clump crusher mascara
TOP TIP: If you’re looking for maximum lash volume, try a pair of false lashes to up the ante on this look.


Add warmth to your cheeks

Ditch your contour and highlight powder for this look, and instead grab an illuminating blush to give you that gorgeous rosy look. Sweep COVERGIRL TRUblend Blush from the apples of your cheeks, up towards your temples. It may be a habit to smile as you do this, but try avoid it. When you smile, your cheeks lift up, and then when your face is at rest, your blush will sit lower than it should, which could make you look older.

trublend blush


Finish with a statement lip

A neutral lip colour could finish off this look very nicely, but picking a colour with some brown and ginger tones will complement the gorgeous eye makeup you’ve just created. Slick on COVERGIRL Outlast All-Day Lipcolour in Canyon to give your lips pigmented colour and shine.


Love celebrity red carpet makeup inspiration? Then you'll want to learn how to recreate Zendaya's neutral glam look.

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Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.