Additional research by Catherine Toh
Only 24 years old and already the Academy Award’s and Golden Globe Award’s title winner for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence is the It girl. The Hunger Games star isn’t just a commendable actress, but also a darling on the red carpet. Here are seven red carpet looks of J. Law that we love:
Tip #1: Focus on one feature and go OTT
Attending The Hunger Games Premiere in 2012, Jennifer appeared with gold-and-taupe smoky eyes that complemented not just her gold dress, but also her golden girl status.
Learn from J. Law: Line not just your upper lash line but also your lower one to complete the sultry smoky eyes look. This will make your eye makeup look more well-balanced, instead of top-heavy. Also, if you’re going crazy with your eye makeup, stick to an understated lip colour.
Tip #2: Add braids to a classic hairstyle to update it
Katniss Everdeen scores with her signature braids, and in real life, Jennifer Lawrence makes a grand appearance with this pretty braided chignon at the Golden Globe Awards 2013.
Learn from J. Law: While a regular chignon make for a safe bet at any gala event, adding braids to the hairstyle immediately makes it look more interesting and youthful.
Tip #3: Glamorise a casual look and take it to the red carpet
The wet hair look may usually be associated to summer and the beach, but at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2013, Jennifer Lawrence managed to pull it off, looking casual, but very chic.
Learn from Jennifer Lawrence: To avoid looking sloppy at a glamorous event, the flyaways for her wet look was tamed, and a pair of long, dazzling earrings were worn so the overall look is elegant.
Tip #4: Dare to wear hair accessories
You’d think her hair options are limited after she got her pixie cut, but if anyone thought she was going to be boring, she’s anything but. She plays it smart by acccessorising her ‘do with a veiled hairband at the 2013 Met Gala.
Learn from J. Law: Pick a signature hair accessory to turn the focus on it instead of your understated hairstyle.
Tip #5: Less is sometimes more
No smoky eyes nor bold lip colours, Jennifer Lawrence turned up at the Academy Awards 2014 with a minimalistic look.
Learn from J. Law: To avoid looking like you didn’t sleep well with understated makeup, remember to give your eyes an uplift with eyeliner with a flick at the ends of your eyes. Lip colour with hints of red will also ensure your lips won’t look too pale.
Tip #6: Let your fringe take centrestage
While celebs show off complex styles at the back of their hairdos, Jennifer Lawrence stood out with a side-swept ‘do, turning the focus on her fringe at the X Men: Days of Future Past premiere this year. We also love how she paired this sleek look with a bold red lip colour.
Learn from J. Law: Great for when you’re growing out your hair and have reached a “difficult” length, this hairstyle works by turning the focus away from the awkward parts you’re trying to hide.
Tip #7: The devil is in the details
At the recent premiere for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Jennifer Lawrence hits all the right notes – from her hair and makeup, to her nails. Her hair exudes relaxed elegance, complementing her makeup, where the focus was on the pale pink lip colour that brought out her flawless and radiant complexion. But what stole our hearts is the half-moon on nude colour nail design done by manicurist, Jenna Hipp. If you’re wondering, the half-moons were created using a colour called Night Cap, from Jenna’s own nail lacquer line.
Learn from J. Law: Never neglect even the tiniest detail, especially if you’re attending an important event. If you’re going for elegant look, nude nails topped with details like embellishments, glitter or half-moons can never go wrong.