“Rockin Romance”: Pantene & COVERGIRL Pros Recreate Grammy Awards Look

Last weekend, Dee and I joined the rest of the #beautyunited team at an exclusive Grammy viewing party hosted by Procter & Gamble in Toronto. While we watched the Award show, we each interacted with our readers during a Twitter Party hosted by Arianne over at the Glitter Geek. Thank you to everyone who participated!! It was such a fun-filled night… we spent the evening tweeting, watching the live show, dishing about our favourite and least favourite looks and connecting with great bloggers from Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal. Check out #MusicGlam for all the details.

Throughout the night, the Beauty United team voted on our favourite Grammy beauty look and Rita Ora’s sultry smokey eye and pale lip was victorious. There is something so edgy and mysterious about a good smoky eye even if the rest of the look doesn’t seem to work. We also voted Paris Hilton’s tousled Victorian updo as our favourite hairstyle. She looked incredible this year! Beauty experts Justin German (Pantene Pro-V consulting stylist) and Amélie Ducharme (Cover Girl makeup pro) then recreated Rita’s makeup and Paris’ hair on a model right before our eyes and dubbed it “Rockin Romance”. (see photos below)

Favourite Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards – Paris Hilton 
Favourite Makeup at the 2014 Grammy Awards – Rita Ora

Here’s How YOU can re-create these looks at home:

Paris Hilton Grammy Hair

Step 1
Wash your hair using Pantene Pro-V Damage Detox Weekly Deep Cleanse Purifying Shampoo. Blow dry using a round brush, then start pinning sections of hair (like you would with rollers).

Step 2

Set your hair with Pantene Pro-V Stylers Anti-Humidity Maximum Hold Hairspray. After a few minutes, remove the clips and shake out your curls.

Step 3
Spray in some Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KERAGLOSS Oil Mist to relax the look and build texture.

Step 4
Next, part the hair in two sections. Start by collecting hair from temple to temple and pile it in a knot on top of your head. With the remaining hair, gather and put into a ponytail just below the crown. 

Step 5 

“Backbrush” the ponytail, while misting it with hairspray. Twist the ponytail downward and pin into the head all the way down. Finish by tucking in the ends with a few bobby pins at the nape of the neck.

Step 6 

Undo the top section of hair and “backbrush” with a few spritzes of the Pro-V Stylers Anti-Humidity Spray. Then lift hair at the front, creating tons of volume, roll and pin into the top of the hair roll that was created with the bottom section of the hair – connecting the top and bottom into one.

Step 7 

To complete the look, pull out a few pieces of hair from the front, lifting and spraying for even more volume and texture. Finish with a few sprays of KERAGLOSS for extra shine.

Rita Ora Grammy Makeup

Flawless skin and captivating eyes are the key to achieving Rita’s beauty look. To achieve her look using Cover Girl products follow the simple step by step instructions below:  

Step 1 – Create a Flawless Base
Apply COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation. (I’ve heard great things about this product and can’t wait to try it!) To even out any dark circles, use COVERGIRL+ Olay Eye Rehab CC Cream. Apply some product in a triangular shape underneath the eye – from corner to corner and down toward the nose. Lightly apply COVERGIRL Clean Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder under the eye (this will set the concealer), on the forehead, nose and on the chin.

Step 2 – The Eyes

With your finger, apply COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow in Ohh La Lilac all over the lid, up to the crease and along the bottom lash line using a flat shadow brush. Next, Apply COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black to the outside corner of the lid and then from the inside corner, blending toward the center of the eye, connecting both sides in the crease. To create dimension, apply the plum shadow from the COVERGIRL EyeEnhancer 4-Kit Shadow in Prom Queen to the middle of the lid, just below the crease. Sweep this plum colour under the eye. Then, rim the bottom of the eye, tighter to the lash line, with the Shadow Pot in Molten Black, blending slightly wider toward the outer corner of the eye. 

Eye Liner
Line the entire waterline with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast Eye Liner in Black Fire. To intensify the look, use this same pencil to trace over the shadow on the outer corners of the eye and blend out and up using the sponge tip on the other end of the pencil. Using a shadow brush, connect the shadow from the top and bottom lids just beyond the outside corner, lifting up and out toward the temple, elongating the eyes. Using COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion, trace along the upper lash line starting from the inner corner and creating a thicker line as you move to the outer corner extending just beyond the lash in an upward movement. 

Coat lashes with COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black. Start with multiple coats of Step 1 for extreme volume, then apply Step 2 for a pitch black glossy finish.

Finishing Touches
Finish the eye look by applying the silver shade from the Prom Queen palette under the brow

Step 3 – Brows
For this smoldering look, you also want to create a thick, strong brow. Fill in your brows with COVERGIRL Brow & EyeMakers Pencil. Choose a colour one shade darker than your natural colour.

Step 4 – Contour
To contour the face, use COVERGIRL Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices. Starting with the darkest shade of the palette, apply just under the cheek bone at the temple. As you move toward the apple of the cheek blend the middle and lightest shade.

Step 5 – Lips
Finally, prep your lips by applying moisturizer topped with a thin layer of your foundation to cover any redness around the mouth. Then, fill in your pout with COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Yummy – a great pastel pink shade. A nude would also work well. For a more matte finish, apply a light dusting of Clean Pressed Powder.

The P&G Model’s Finished Look
Photo Credits: Arthur Mola
What do you think of the Justin & Amélie’s re-creation? What do you like/dislike about it?
 Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.