There was a surprising amount of skin on show at the MTV Movie Awards – and we’re not just talking about a shirtless Zac Ephron. Next to nude makeup, shimmering skin won big. In a rare instance in Hollywood, less really was more. Silver-screen glamour with side-swept curls also had a starring role. Here are our five favourite trends:
1 GOLDEN GLOW
Jessica Alba was all sun kissed and gorgeous, while Rihanna showed off bronze makeup, long legs and long, long lashes. Bronzing powder and volumizing mascara is a must for knock-out looks this season.
2 TECHNICOLOUR LIPS
Holland Roden sported vivid fuchsia and Kat Graham shone in bright tangerine. A strong lip doesn’t necessarily have to be scarlet – have fun finding the signature shade that complements your colouring and your personality.
3 AU NATUREL
Ellie Goulding’s pared-down makeup was a winner. Start with a sheer foundation and slick on nude gloss to get a shiny pout that’s still neutral enough to wear every day.
4 THE EYES HAVE IT
All shades of grey dominated the night. Mila Kunis and Katie Upton had sumptuous smoky eyes and Lupita Nyong’o wore a shimmering silver shadow as a foil for her colourful Chanel dress. Choose a cream shadow to create a similar look.
5 OLD SCHOOL GLAMOUR
Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, and – somewhat surprisingly – Snooki were all polished to perfection. Even though held-in-place hair looks great on the red carpet, a slightly tousled look is more wearable outside the spotlight.
Makeup deluxe or nearly nude – which look is your favourite?