Party perfect: Sandra Bullock's best beauty look
Sandra Bullock is 23 years my senior. She could be my mother. So why do I look to her for beauty inspiration? Because she always looks impeccable. Always. She’s also not afraid to play with colour, and she proves time and time again that women over 40 can sport long locks – as long as they’re styled and cut well.
This is precisely why you also need to copy Sandra’s most recent red carpet look this party season. She looks both festive and summery at the same time, and that’s exactly what we’re all trying to achieve this time of year, right?
TIPS TO ACHIEVE SANDRA BULLOCK’S FLAWLESS BEAUTY LOOK
How to replicate her skin…
In my eyes, Sandra Bullock is somewhat like a unicorn – a mysterious creature that never ages and always remains glamorous and graceful. This thinking has a lot to do with her skin. Look at it! It’s flawless. Not a pigmentation spot in sight! This leads someone (me!) to believe that Sandy never leaves the house without sunscreen on, because it is our number one anti-ageing weapon. We recommend applying ModelCo Daily Face Mattifying Sunscreen after prepping the skin with a radiant enhancing serum like NeoStrata Bionic Face Serum, and a nourishing moisturiser such as GAIA SKIN+BODY Facial Moisturiser.
How to replicate her make-up…
Just because Sandra’s starting off with a brilliant canvas, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a few make-up tricks up her sleeve. Firstly, she’s definitely used a primer; one that minimises the appearance of pores while also smoothing out her skin. We suggest using Mirenésse Pore Perfect Cover Air Mousse Primer to mimic this finish. Secondly, she’s chosen a long-lasting foundation that looks natural while also covering imperfections. We love Lycogel Breathable Camouflage because it allows your skin to breathe but doesn’t budge at all. Promise. And finally, although a little sneaky and rule-breaking, Sandra’s defined both her eyes and her lips. I know, I know – controversial, right? But in this instance it works. This is mainly because her chocolate smoky eye is subtle, and the darker hues are concentrated on the outer two-thirds of her lids, leaving the light taupe on the inner corners of her eyes to open up her peepers. (An eyeshadow quad like Avon True Color 24K Gold Eyeshadow Quad in Gleam of Gold will allow you to nail this easily.) The festive bold brick red lipstick breathes life into her fair complexion, while also drawing attention to her plump pout. (It also some detracts attention away from her eyes, which is a rather handy trick to utilise if you’re looking a little tired or hungover.) Any bright hue will do, but Chi Chi Dramatic Lip Laquer in Hot Mamma will have your pout looking like Sandy’s in seconds.
How to replicate her hair…
I have one word for you: texture. Yes, texture. Without that casual, rough-and-tumble finish of the hair, Sandra could look a little uptight and too ‘done’. This style keeps her looking sexy and playful – just what the party season is all about. The key product used in creating this look is a texturing balm. Try applying something like glo essentials Style Defining Cream to damp hair before blow-drying. Once your strands are dry, reach for a wide barrel curling tong and create natural looking waves by selecting different-sized pieces of hair each time, while also switching up the direction you wind the hair around the barrel. Once cooled, run your fingers through to loosen the curls. If you need a little extra height at the roots, boost your ‘do by using the Lady Jayne Teasing Brush to create volume that mimics Miss Bullock’s.
Are you impressed with Sandra Bullocks incredible beauty look? Is it something you’d like to copy for your next party? Do you like the hair or make-up best?