Thoughtful Beauty: How To Get Red Carpet-Ready

The Oscars are fast approaching and behind the scenes, Hollywood’s biggest stars are busy preparing to get themselves red carpet-ready. You may not be going to the biggest showbiz event in the world, but you can still channel your inner star. Whether it’s a hot date, a fun night out with friends, or a prestigious event, you want to look and feel your very best. Let us (and our trusted community of brands that care) show you the way!

Start from the top

“I think the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course is her hairdresser” – Joan Crawford.

Avoid getting a cut or colour the day of your big event. Instead, treat your hair to a deep condition at least once a week in the run-up to keep it looking luscious. 

What do experts recommend? Aside from salon favourites, Aveda, we also adore Weleda. The brand’s Oat Replenishing Shampoo is ultra-moisturising, but also ticks all the right boxes when it comes to being both sustainable and ethical thanks to Weleda’s ‘Fair Labour Pledge’. 

WELEDA
Oat Replenishing Shampoo

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AVEDA
Shampoo Dry Conditioner

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AVEDA
Shampure Dry Shampoo

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SEASCAPE
Les Petits Hair& Body Wash

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Glow on

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel.

Prepping skin for the big event is essential; you’re looking for that lit-from-within glow. Alexandra Soveral’s skincare range is not only at the cutting edge when it comes to science but is also free from GMO, artificial colours, and mineral oils, and housed in recycled packaging. Our hero product choice? The multi-functional Angel Balm.

 

ALEXANDRA SOVERAL
Angel Balm

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KIEHL’S
Midnight Recovery Concentrate 50ml

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AVANTAGE
Intense Hydration Serum

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F.O.Y
Rejuvenating Night Cream 50ml

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Make it up

I believe in manicures, I believe in overdressing. I believe in priming at leisure and wearing lipstick” – Audrey Hepburn

A good base is essential for keeping your make up fresh throughout the night. We love Lisa Franklin’s Pro-Effect Luminous Base which evens out skin tone effortlessly, providing stunning radiant skin. The best part? All Lisa’s products are free from parabens and synthetic preservatives, too.

LISA FRANKLIN
Pro Effect Luminescence Base

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KAPLAN MD
Perfect Pout Lipstick

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VIRGINIA STONE
Eyes for Kavesi

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AEOS SKINCARE
Refreshing Hydrating Mist

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Body language

“For me, exercise is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic” – Michelle Obama

There are ways and means of improving your fitness and toning up prior to an important event. Any exercise is positive and is also great for your overall wellbeing, too.

Opt for a Wildfitness retreat, or unleash your inner dancing queen with Bold Bodies, which fuses jazz, disco and ballet for a fun but effective workout. By taking this class, you won’t only just tone up and have fun, but you will be helping philanthropic causes like WomenDance which promotes positive relationships with your body.

 

BOLD BODIES
Re-discover yourself through an immersive dance experience in Italy

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WILDFITNESS
Wildfitness: Cost Rica Retreat

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NO KA’OI
U’I Jacket

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NO KA’OI
Kala Performace Leggings

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All in the mind

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

The most important thing is not to put pressure on yourself. If you are starting to feel the nerves, try a relaxing massage or try lighting a therapeutic candle and do some deep breathing. Be Genki’s Vibrant Candle aims to revitalise you and is made from non-GMO soy and coconut wax – making it good for both you and the environment. 

 

BE GENKI
Vibrant Candle

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SEASCAPE
Uplift Awake Oil

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MARINA VAPTZAROVA
Tsataslung Sketchbook

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LOLA’S APOTHECARY
Inner Light Ritual – Delicate Romance

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What’s your favourite way to get ‘red-carpet ready’ for a big event? If you enjoy reading our top tips, check out Hardworking Trousers: A Style Edit for the Modern Woman and Timeless Essentials for the Modern Gentleman.

 

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