Skip to main content

Red Carpet Beauty: Modern Glamour

Finding the balance between done and overdone isn't easy, but these winners proved red carpet beauty doesn't have to be stiff.

When it comes to red carpet beauty, there’s a fine line between too much and not enough. These women found the perfect middle ground, opting for hair and makeup that was done but not overdone. Take Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson at the Academy Awards. “Her bob was modern and chic and brought a graphic vibe to the whole look,” says Abergel. Natalie Portman also struck a perfect chord, with lilac lips that played off of her Rodarte gown and softly smoked eyes. “She had a chic simplicity,” says makeup artist Pati Dubrof, who worked with Jessica Biel and Megan Fox this season. “She was clearly having fun with makeup and the whole look is so harmonious that it worked.”

NEXT: Over 40 and Fab >>