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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.