CMA Awards Worthy Makeup

I dig awards shows the most.  So tonight I will definitely be watching the Country Music Awards from my comfy couch, even though I don’t really listen to country anymore, but it doesn’t matter, because it’s an awards show!  But even though I will be watching these country celebs on my flat screen, I got the pleasure of working with a lovely lady this morning who will actually be attending the awards in Nashville tonight and seeing the stars live and in person!

I just love how Jennifer’s makeup turned out and just had to share a couple pictures of her finished look.


 {Doesn’t Jennifer look like she could pass for a country music star?!! 
She looks radiant and red carpet ready!}
 {Jennifer with her darling dog, Coco.  
Yes, as in THE Coco Chanel-such a fabulous name for the cutest dog ever!!}

She wanted to go for a dramatic smokey eye with neutral lips, which happens to be my all time favorite look.  This look totally reminds me of country beauty Carrie Underwood, who is always rocking the dramatic eye and low key lips.  I’ve read numerous places that Carrie apparently does her own makeup before going on stage and found an article revealing some of her personal makeup tips.

Since I worked with her so early this morning and the awards show isn’t until 7pm tonight, of course keeping the makeup in place without fading is a big concern.

Here are some of my tips for keeping your makeup lasting as long as possible:

  1. Use an eyelid and skin primer before adding color, such as shadows and foundation and cheeks.
  2. Use waterproof products when possible, like eye liners, mascaras, lip liners, etc.
  3. Blot your foundation with a kleenex after applying to soak up run away oils, then add a thin layer of translucent powder to set.
  4. Use a makeup setting spray after it’s all said and done for lasting effect!
{The two Jennifer’s!!}
I can’t wait to hear how her night went and see which celebs run away with the most awards!   If I had to pick a fave female country singer right now, it would be Miranda Lambert.  
I think she’d be a blast to work with because she seems so down to earth, cool, and she’s so stinkin’ cute!!  She recently tweeted that she actually used a sharpie marker as eyeliner in a pinch.  Now that’s resourceful and takes guts!!
Who are you looking forward to seeing on the CMA’s tonight??