How to Prep Your Skin for the Red Carpet (Or Just a Normal Workday)
Those of you landing on skincare.com surely understand the importance of a daily moisturizing cream or a face mask to give your skin some extra love on the regular. With the help of a few products, you can take your skin from dull to glowy in just seconds. Take the red carpet, for example. A scroll through your Instagram feed on the night of a big event will lend itself to a ton of celebrities sporting under-eye gels or full-on face masks. For last night’s red carpet, makeup artist Mai Quynh prepped the skin of Awkwafina to achieve the glowy, fresh-skin look we all dream of.
“I wanted to keep Awkwafina’s skin and makeup fresh and glowing with a slight definition on the eyes,” says Quynh. “Her pink suit had a flirty spring feeling, so I wanted to incorporate that into the makeup look.” To prep Awkwafina’s skin, Quynh started with Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque. From there, she left the mask on for five minutes and then rinsed it off. She then massaged Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate into the star’s skin and added Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado under her eyes and lids. Once her skin was prepped, the makeup pro added Kiehl’s Buttermask for Lips onto Awkwafina’s lips before starting makeup.
As for Awkwafina’s subtle, springy makeup look, Quynh used Giorgio Armani products, including fresh-face staples like the Luminous Silk Foundation, Nude A-Blush and Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick in 508. In total, her makeup routine ended up being less than ten steps (a biggie for the red carpet) and we all know that’s due to her glow-inducing skin-care routine.