Country gals certainly have a flair for the dramatic, mixed with a real down-home appeal. Our favorite country crooners left the honky tonk at home for a night of stunning beauty at the American Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on last Sunday night. Elaborate updos and whimsical waves took center stage, paired with sultry smokey eyes and sequin-lined lids for an effortlessly glam result. And, boy, do those country girls love their sequins and sparkles! Read on for a round up of our favorite looks from Country Music’s hottest night!
Seriously, can we love Taylor Swift any more? Always polished to red carpet perfection, Taylor may not have brought home any awards this year, but at least she looked beautiful in her defeat! Taylor looked super chic in a stick straight pony and her signature bangs, paired with a sexy smokey eye and ditching her signature red lips for soft pink lips. To copy her sleek hairstyle, start by applying a straightening product, like Enjoy’s Straightener to your wet hair to encourage straight, frizz free locks. Using a good round brush, blow your hair dry so it’s smooth, shiny and straight, angling the blow dryer down to combat frizz. (Check out this blog on how to get a perfect blow out!) Then pull your hair back into a tight pony. If you don’t have bang like Taylor, try adding a simple part line in the center, or just comb it all back. Avoid the side part, unless you want to look like your auditioning for a part in Cabaret!)
For Taylor’s smokey eyes, apply a charcoal colored shadow from lashes to the crease. Then, use a crease brush to dust a slightly darker shadow into the crease and the outer corners of your eyes. Line eyes with a black liner, and flick the ends out a bit for some added glamour. Finish your look by applying lashes or a few coats of a volumizing mascara (this blogger obsessed with Too Faced’s Better Than False Lashes mascara!) Top it all off with a light pink lip color (remember the cardinal rule of dark eyes and light lips!), for a look that’s totally Taylor!
Funny lady Kaley Cuoco rocked one of the best looks of the night because she wasn’t afraid to pump up the volume! To get Kaley’s funky look, apply a strong hold gel evenly throughout damp hair to give your hair some shape. Then, blow dry your hair upside down for maximum volume and texture. Next, you’re going to tease your hair from your hair line to about mid crown, focusing on the hair in them middle of your head. Pull the sides and back into a tight, high, messy bun– be careful to not pull the top of your hair too tight– while letting the front pouf stand high. Finish your look with a strong hold hair spray (this blogger really loves Color Proof’s) to keep your hair sky high all night long!
Country girls love their sequins, big hair, and glam looks, and you can get everything you need to copy them and land your own cowboy at your local Planet Beauty store!
Allie Kelley has been a Planet Beauty Buff for five years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She enjoys painting her nails, trolling Pinterest for new trends, and has an obsession with lip gloss.