The 2015 Grammys were all about understated makeup, with Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Beyoncé and even Gwen Stefani rocking barefaced chic.
Minimalist red carpet beauty involves contouring, strong brows and nude lipstick- all of which can be easily achieved at home.
We’ve found the best products from Lookfantastic for understated beauty on a budget- and our cheeky Lookfantastic promotional code for 20% off all first time orders will undoubtedly help!
1) Too Faced LA Creme Colour Drenched Lip Cream in Nude Beach, £18 from Lookfantastic
Even Gwen Stefani ditched her trademark scarlet lipstick for a nude alternative at the Grammys this year- and Rihanna, Beyoncé and Miley all followed suit. Get the look with Too Faced Lip Cream from Lookfantastic- it comes in a variety of colours, but we like Nude Beach best.
2) Make Up by HD Brows Brow Colourfix, £22 from Lookfantastic
Statement brows are the key to understated beauty, so you best make sure they’re looking strong and perfectly groomed. This Brow Colourfix can be worn alone for a natural look or over eyebrow pencil for a stunning HD finish, and comes in three different shades.
3) Daniel Sandler Sculpt and Slim-Effect, £24.50 from Lookfantastic
What do Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé and Rihanna all have in common? Defined cheekbones of course! You can achieve the same sculpted face using a contour kit like this one from Daniel Sandler- highlight your good features and contour the ones you want to hide.
4) Benefit High Beam, £19.50 from Lookfantastic
Barefaced chic wouldn’t be chic at all without a luminescent dewy complexion, and Benefit High Beam is the ultimate choice for the discerning beauty addict. Use a little around your brow bone and on your cheekbones to immediately appear fresh faced and wide awake.
5) Eylure Lashes No.031 (Natural), £4.95 from Lookfantastic
Not all of us are blessed with naturally long eyelashes, which is why we sometimes need a little extra help- particularly when wearing minimal makeup. Eylure Lashes No.31 will enhance the natural beauty of your eyes without looking like spider legs, and they are really easy to apply.
6) Natio Smooth Eyeliner, £6.80 from Lookfantastic
Finish off your Grammy inspired face with a touch of soft eyeliner on your top lids. Natio Smooth Eyeliner is super smooth to put on and blends faultlessly, and comes in a range of different colours. We recommend choosing black if you are channelling Gwen Stefani, or grey/ brown for a subtler effect à la Beyoncé.