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beauty queen: emmy awards

here's how to nab our 5 favorite looks.

by: liza darwin

all photos by zimbio.

September 23 2013

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Usually one Beauty Queen a day is enough. But considering last night's Emmy Awards was filled with makeup, hair, and nails that we want to copy--immediately--there's no point in having to choose just one favorite when you can have them all.

We've narrowed down our top beauty looks to the ones below, and got the scoop from the experts behind them on how to score them for ourself. So whether you're obsessed with Zooey Deschanel's manicure, Sarah Hyland's dark lip, or Kate Mara's slick hair, get the step-by-step guide here and click through the gallery to see them all up close. The 2013 Emmys beauty school is now in session!


Kate Mara's Hair:
To show off Mara's new bob, she and her stylist Alex Pollilo went for a sleek, glossy 'do. 

1. Start with wet hair and apply Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel. Comb through evenly, then create a deep diagonal side part.
2. Using a flat brush and a blowdryer on a medium setting, brush hair flat to the head and then follow with heat from the dryer.
3. Spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray from the roots to the length  (you can also run a flat iron through if your ends flip out). Finish the whole look with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extreme Smooth Combing Crème.

Zooey Deschanel's Nails:
Deschanel and the man behind her manicure, Tom Bachik, went for a geometric-inspired checkerboard look with teeny mustaches on her thumbs. See the close-up version here

1. Apply L’orealParis Colour Riche Nail in I Will! to all nails. Then, draw a plus sign on the nail to divide it into four quarters.
2. Apply L’oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail in After Hours to create the checkerboard pattern in a reverse pattern from finger to finger.
3. Using the back of a makeup brush for a tip, paint on tiny dots for to create the 3D textured sequin effect.
4. Spin the brush of the After Hours shade on thumbs to create a tiny mustache.

Michelle Dockery's Perfect Skin:
Makeup artist Jordan Long wanted to keep the focus on Dockery's perfect, porcelain complexation--we don't blame her one bit.

1. Prep face with moisturizer, eye cream and lip balm.
2. Apply fine layer of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Soft Ivory using a damp sponge. Use Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to cover dark circles.
3. Mix Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander with Secret Brightener, then brush onto the apples of the cheeks. 
4. Next, she applied a light dusting of Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder on the t-zone before layering the Oleander blush on top.

Allison Williams' Shimmery Smokey Eye: 
Makeup artist Julie Harris played into Williams' all-American beauty with a subtle take on the smokey eye.

1. Dab Cargo HD Picture Perfect Eye Shadow Primer, then apply Flower Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in Orchid-Ing Around on the lids and under the lower lash line to achieve a soft smokey eye. Set it with Cargo Eye Shadow in Pasadena.
2. Apply a light coat of Cargo OneBase to conceal dark areas, then conceal the under eyes with Cargo Jet Lag.
3. Highlight the inner corners, brow bone and cheekbone with Cargo ColorStick in Champagne.
4. Apply a very thin black line of Cargo TexasLiner close to the lash line, then apply two generous coats of Cargo TexasLash Mascara on the top and bottom lashes

Sarah Hyland's Berry Lip: 
Hyland and Allan Avendano went for Gatsy-inspired Old Hollywood glam, with bold oxblood lips front and center.

1. Layer Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in Wanted Red.
2. Swipe on a coat of Elegant Brown on top in order to create a deep burgundy shade. 

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