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Red Carpet Beauty: Lea Michele at The People's Choice Awards 2013

Lea Michele goes for purple mascara with a fuschia lace-and-sequin dress, and an intricately braided hair style. Yes or no?
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At last night's People's Choice Awards, Lea Michele, a celebrity face for L'Oreal Paris, wore coloured mascara with shimmery nude lips and a very braid-y ’do. I'm rather liking the purple lashes and liner against the fuschia of her dress. Simple, but punchy.


This will seem odd, but I have to give props to my 11-year-old niece Erin. She's expertly braided my hair just like this (Erin has mad skills for her age). I'm just not sure I love it on Lea with such an intricate lace + sequins dress, though -- I'd have gone for a less textured hairstyle against that fabric. Love the delicate earrings!

Here's the makeup breakdown from Melanie Inglessis herself, who's been doing the star's makeup for some time (Melanie also gave me the best false-lashes application tip ever):

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
L'Oreal Paris Magic Smooth Souffle Blush in Angelic

L'Oreal Paris Le Khol Pencil in So Plum
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara in So Purple (no plans for availability in Canada; try Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Plum -- or YSL Luxurious Mascara in Fascinating Violet -- thanks for the tip, Jane)

Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer Lipgloss in 526 (March for the US, April for Canada)

What do you think re: Lea's makeup and hair? Yes and yes? Yes and no? No and no?