Fake your own glam squad

It’s no secret it takes hours of preening with an army of stylists, make-up artists and hair pros to get an A-lister red carpet-ready.

Now, we can’t provide your own ‘glam squad’, but what we can give you is the inside scoop from the industry’s best beauty bods on how to recreate awards season’s most stunning looks, from Emma Stone’s perfect red lip at the Oscars, to Claire Foy’s ethereal updo at the Golden Globes.


“Emma Stone’s Oscars look was all about 1930s Hollywood glamour,” said Rachel Goodwin, NARS director of pro artistry and red carpet.


Charles Worthington brand ambassador Ken O’Rourke used a ‘rope braiding’ technique he dreamt up on New Year’s Eve to style Amy Adams’ auburn locks for the Baftas.

To recreate the look, prep hair with blow dry primer, then pull it back into a sleek ponytail at the crown and secure with elastic.BEAUTY Awards Season 101670

Split the ponytail into two, twist the hair of one section in on itself, then twist both sections together and secure with another elastic.

Secure the ‘twisted rope’ with grips all the way down to the nape of the neck, then finish with a generous spritz of all-over gloss spray.BEAUTY Awards Season 101671


Matching your outfit with your lippy doesn’t always work, but Holly Willoughby’s pink pout and pastel dress combo at the National Television Awards was spot-on.

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Clutching a microphone on stage all night, Brit Awards presenter Emma Willis had to make sure her nails were nothing short of flawless.

Celebrity manicurist Kimberley Nkosi gave Emma a gel manicure the night before, using Orly Head in the Clouds, a pale pink.

If you haven’t got a UV lamp at home, the brand-new shade is also available as a lacquer.