Maybe you’re getting ready for a red carpet or perhaps another big event – a wedding, a party, a professional obligation – and you want to look your best. Here are some tips I use to get red carpet ready using, yep you guessed it, digital tools!
I’ve covered the Oscars a few times for work, and I still remember my first red carpet there. I can’t count how many red carpets I’ve done overall by now. But you can trust me when I say I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get ready for them without spending a fortune.
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Below are some ideas that can help you when it comes to looking good on a budget!
1. Watch videos online
Platforms like YouTube and Facebook have helpful tutorials when it comes to doing makeup and hair. I am not a makeup pro by any means, but I have surprised myself with eyeshadow, lashes, braids and curls just by watching videos online.
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2. Shop around
I’ve stumbled upon pretty good deals online when it comes to buying an outfit or gown. But I also like to compare what it’s like to rent options. Some sites offer photos of real people wearing the dress or outfit, which is super helpful.
And don’t forget to look for online coupons! If you want to splurge with a hairdo or purchasing jewelry try googling around to see if you can find some deals.
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3. Look for ideas and inspiration
Maybe you’re unsure of which style you want to go with – or maybe you’re in the mood to take a chance. Try looking at different inspiration boards on Pinterest and see what other people have done or even put together themselves. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you find!