How to get red carpet ready

The award season is well and truly under way and we are constantly seeing Hollywood stars on the red carpet, looking amazing.www.pexels.com

While you might not have the budget and entourage of an A-lister, we have had a look at how you can look red carpet ready, any time!

Be a hot stepper
Let’s face it, killer bodies don’t just appear overnight, and even Jennifer Aniston and Rhianna have to work at it! Set yourself of goal of daily steps, maybe 10,000, and this will help you to keep active and burn calories from the moment you wake up until you get into bed. Going for a run, walking the dog, dancing and even doing the house work will all help you reach your magic number, and if you put the effort in and work up a sweat, your body will thank you for it! If you want to take a holistic approach, add a Pilates or yoga class to the mix, think Jessica Biel, this will help you stretch out your muscles, strengthen your core and calm your mind.

You are what you eat
Eating salad everyday won’t make you happy but if you want film star glowing skin, healthy nails and shiny hair, skipping breakfast and then heading for sugary snacks and energy drinks when you are feeling tired, won’t help. We aren’t talking about dieting but we do advocate a balanced diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat and protein so your body works at its best. Also drink lots of water and ease up on your caffeine, salt and alcohol intake as these can make you retain water and leave you feeling lethargic and dehydrated, neither of which are what you are aiming for.

Add heels
You can’t wear them every day, not even Victoria Beckham does that, but if you want your legs to look instantly longer, then heels can help do this. While there is no substitute for exercise when it comes to toning, heels can help to elongate your curves and make your limbs look leaner. Choose a pair that you can actually walk in and are comfortable (think about a cushion sole or platform style) and you will be surprised how this can enhance your height, shape and confidence.

All in the sizing
If your outfit isn’t the right size you won’t look your best, so go for fitted rather than tight or baggy if you want a winning look. Match a pair of tailored trousers with a silk blouse for a classic look, or opt for an A-line dress that nips in at the waist and flares out and this will instantly give you a feminine shape and will make you look, and feel, fabulous.

Minimal make up
If you on Instagram right now, those red-carpet looks are simple and that’s what you are going for. Rather than adding masses of make-up and fake eyelashes, remember that a little goes a long way – just look at Lady Gaga at the 2019 Golden Globes. Yes, add a red lipstick but you don’t need this as well as bronzer and a smoky eye, just pick one and make it work for you. Lip gloss, a little blush and a strong lengthening mascara, together with a smile is all it takes to look a million dollars.

It’s all about the polish
A pretty, fresh manicure is a red carpet must, but it is also something you can have all the time to tie your look together. If you have an event coming up, book in with your beautician and get the full works, and then between appointments you can correct any chips to ensure you looked polished all the time.

Team Pure Beauty

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