Hayek: The Golden Globes’ Top Trendsetting Beauty

The red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes was the place to witness some of the hottest beauty trends brought to vibrant life… And, Latina celebrities like Salma Hayek were ahead of the trend with their flawless skin, makeup and hair.

Hispanically Yours’ guest beauty editor Yara Ocasio—a Tampa Bay-based hair & makeup artist—paid close attention to all the action on la alfombra roja for an important trend spotting mission. And, the oh-so-talented Puerto Rican stylista shares her thoughts on the night’s most fashion-forward looks that you should try yourself:

While watching the red carpet arrivals at the 69thAnnual Golden Globes, I spotted some fabulous looks, as well as some not so fabulous one. I think some of Hollywood’s bright stars need my number. Call me! (I’m whispering it while willing the phone to ring!)

While some Latina celebrities sported bright lips, others opted for neutral colors. But, what they all seemed to have in common… natural looking makeup. No one really elected to lay on the heavy makeup.

Here’s a look at my three standout starlets and the beauty trends they rocked:

Salma Hayek at the 2012 Golden Globes

Salma Hayek
There’s only one word to describe Salma Hayek… “Perfection!” The 45-year-old Mexican  actress—who was one of the night’s fashion standouts in her black and gold Gucci  gown—was my absolute favorite of the evening. Hayek dazzled in eye-catching eye makeup in shades of gold, brown and beige. She completed the simple-but-beautiful look with just a tad of blush and a perfect shade of lip color. And, can we talk about that hair? So soft and natural! And she rocked two tones like nobody’s business. Hayek’s beachy, loose waves were a definite theme of the night, with fellow actresses Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel and Laura Dern sporting the carefree but sexy look.

Naya Rivera at the 2012 Golden Globes

Naya Rivera
While Naya Rivera’s slinky grey dress with a dominating large seam down the front didn’t land her on many best-dressed lists, her face looked flawless. The 24-year-old part-Puerto Rican Glee star, the new spokesperson for Proactiv, has such a beautiful visage. Rivera elected to keep her eye makeup subtle and focusing more attention on the apples of her cheeks and her luscious lips. Personally, I’m a true fan of black hair and red lips. After all, the color red is one this season’s sexiest trends… And, it never gets old! One word: Stunning!

Sofia Vergara at the 2012 Golden Globes

Sofia Vergara
There’s no denying this sexy Latina, who gave one of the night’s most memorable acceptance speeches, looked spectacular. While Vergara’s eye makeup was kept to a minimum, the 39-year-old Colombian actress set fire to her lips with an oh-so-haute berry lip shade. The colors completely complimented her skin! And the Modern Family star wasn’t the only one rocking trendy and sexy fiery-red lips. Stars like Claire Danes and Missi Pyle joined suit! But Vergara, who looked stunning in her custom Vera Wang dress, did have one slight miss. Her hair left me slightly disappointed. Otherwise, she was thisclose to perfection.

So now that you’ve seen my top three Golden (Globes) girls, here’s some advice to help you be an absolute beauty…

Never be afraid of makeup, try something new as often as possible; you might just fall in love with that new shade. And, don’t forget the hair completes the look. But most of all, remember to always make it your own!

Yara OcasioYara Ocasio, one of Tampa Bay’s rising beauty stars, is a double-threat makeup artist and hair designer who had a passion for beauty, fun designs and an eye for fashion since she was a youngster. A licensed cosmetologist with more than seven years experience, Ocasio has had a fascination with makeup since she started modeling at the age of 15. And she has been doing makeup ever since. Ocasio has extensive training and has worked with Mary Kay, Guerlain, Bare Escentuals and MAC Cosmetics. After working for different ​​​​​​cosmetics companies and hair salons, she decided to venture out on her own launch El Shaddai Makeup and Hair Designs, a company that focuses on special events like commercial and editorial photo shoots and commercials, weddings, quinces, fashion shows and more. She has even created how-to videos for Tyra Banks’ website typef.com. Click here to visit El Shaddai’s Facebook page.

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