Like millions of others, I was tuned in to last night’s 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, checking out the hair, makeup and fashion. One of the standouts was L’Oréal Paris Spokesperson Julianna Margulies, who looked stunning in her Giambattista Valli couture gown and Fred Leighton jewels.  Read on for details on how to get her hair and makeup look!

Makeup artist Molly Sterns was inspired by Julianna’s beautiful couture gown, which looked like an impressionist painting. The gown was one of the many colorful choices that peppered the red carpet. Molly wanted to keep with that painterly theme and make her face look like it was done with watercolors vs. makeup.


-First, I prepped Julianna’s skin with By Terry Rose de Balm Serum to give her natural complexion dew and glow.

-Next, I sparingly applied L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Repair Absolute Foundation only where she needed it. This is one of my favorite new foundations that I recently wrote about!

-On her cheeks, I contoured using HOURGLASS Illume Sunset Cream Bronzer Duo and highlighted her bone structure with NARS Sex Appeal Blush.

-For her eyes I based the lid with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H in Slate which is the most perfect gray I’ve ever used (Memo to self:  must try this eyeliner!).

-Over top and up into the crease, I dusted a combination of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Sultry Smoke mixed with NARS Ecstasy Pressed Shadow. If you haven’t tried the Infallible Eye Shadows, you should! There’s a nice range of colors and finishes and the price belies the quality.

-Under the eye I smudge the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H in Slate and highlighted the under inner eye with a spot of gold using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush.

-Lastly, I topped off her lashes with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara in Black.

-On her lips to keep with the wash of color, I pressed into her pout L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour in Merino Mauve to give them an earthy pinky/peach hue.

Hairstylist Adir Abergel was inspired by the simple lines of the dress and wanted to mimic it with the hair. He went for a shiny, healthy texture that reflected light and had strong lines to it. A deep side part swept back into a classic chignon placed right in the middle of the head gave the illusion of a longer neck.


-First, I started out by having the hair freshly washed with L’Oréal Paris EverCréme Intense Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.  This is an important step to get as much shine and hydration to the hair.

-I applied L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum from roots to ends to seal the cuticle and to help get a smooth finish.  I followed the arch of the eyebrow to place my deep side parting.

-I then took a round brush and blow dried the hair until it was completely dry.

-Once it was completely smooth and dry, I applied L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Crème to the ends and went over them with a flat iron to flatten the cuticle and create as much shine as possible.

-Before pulling the hair into a ponytail, placed right in the middle of the head, I applied some Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream.  This helped me tame any flyaways and created extra shine.

-To finish the look, I wrapped the ponytail  around its base into a bun making sure it wasn’t too tight, pinned it in place and had a few of the ends showing.  This gave it a little softness I was looking for.

-For all night hold, I finished with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray.

What did you think of Julianna Margulies‘ look last night at the Emmy’s? Let me know in the comments!


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