Getting ready on a normal day is challenging enough—add in TV’s biggest stars and hundreds of flashing cameras, and the pressure reaches a whole other level. A veteran at these events, TV host and fashion expert Louise Roe gave us a behind-the-scenes peek at how she primped and prepped for her red-carpet debut.
Take a look to see who, how and, what made her look so fabulous at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards!
“I decided to go for a clean, minimal look for the Emmys, as my red and orange Monique Lhuillier dress was so bright and dramatic. I've always wanted to wear my hair in a severe, slick bun with a center part. I've never styled it like that before! I picked some moodboard photos—Alessandra Ambrosio for the hair, and Olivia Palermo for the makeup—and showed my team, hairstylist Tommy Cyr and makeup artist Karen Simon.”
“Tommy began by blow-drying my hair straight with a few spritzes of Tresemme’s Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray ($6). Then he carefully combed my hair into a neat center part, leaving two small sections free at the front.”
“He tied a low ponytail at the back and then he curled sections of the hair so that it would fit into a simple bun. We wanted it polished and small, not voluminous or messy. Then he fastened the front parts of my hair back behind my ears, with bobby pins.”
“He carefully twisted and wound my ponytail into a bun, fastening it all around with bobby pins.”
"Then, to stop flyaways, he covered it with a thin hairnet that matched my hair color—great tip! Finally, he sprayed my hair with Tresemme’s Climate Control Finishing Spray ($5), which kept it shiny and in place. Even after standing in the sun for five hours straight!”
“Karen and I decided upon a glowy, bronzed look. My main aim was to have bright skin, natural lips, and a warm, brown eye. For the eyes, she applied one-and-a-half (we chopped them) false strip lashes from Ardell, but no mascara on top, to keep them wispy. However we did apply waterproof mascara, from Givenchy, on my bottom lashes, to open up the eye.”
“Karen layered brown pencil liner from YSL thinly along my lid, and mixed a bit of MAC’s Eye Shadow ($16) in Motif and Folie. She finished with a bit of contouring along the cheeks with Lancôme bronzer and a dusting of peachy blush by Stila.”
“I lined and filled in my lips with my favorite product-Lancôme’s Le Crayon in Beige Rose ($25). I love it. It plumps the lips up in a subtle way. And a slick of Mii’s Shimmering Lip Sheen (which I stock up on in London) in the color Flow.
From left to right: Mary Kay Satin Lips Lip Balm ($10), Butter London Nail Lacquer ($15), Jouer Matte Moisture Tint SPF 15 ($38), NARS The Multiple ($39), Mii Shimmering Lip Sheen, and Lancome Le Crayon ($25).
*This piece has been edited for clarity.