April 5, 2013 Caitlin Larwood Looks

Beauty Predictions: Academy of Country Music Awards

Country Glamour. Not to be confused with Country Grammar by Nelly. This weekend the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas will be sparkled with beauty looks and trends. Makeup.com plans to bring you a round-up of our favorites next week, but in preparation for the big event, we spoke with Terri Apanasewicz, celebrity makeup artist who has worked with many of country music’s finest including Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, whose makeup she will be doing for the awards on Sunday.
Terri broke it down for us on what’s hot in Nashville right now, and what to expect on the red carpet this weekend.
Flushed, natural cheeks: Spring is in the air and fresh makeup is the way to go. Terri explained that nothing says fresh and clean like the perfect amount of blush.
MDC Recommends: Try L’Oreal Paris True Match Blush or Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric.
Bright lips: Bring out the color! It is all about the pop of color making the lip the center of the makeup focus. Terri told us that Hillary Scott and Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry bring it home on this front.
MDC Recommends: Try Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color, Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids, Calvin Klein Crème Lipstick
Softer eye, heavy on the mascara: Eyes are taking a back seat to lips. Terri notes that the smoky eye is never out of style, but a softer approach is key. Long luscious lashes are all the rave.
MDC Recommends: Try L’Oreal Paris Voluminious Million Lashes, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara.
Nail art: Fingers are no longer sporting a classic colored manicure. Terri said the nail art craze is alive and well on the country music scene. There’s nothing typical about this trend- the more bedazzled or over the top, the better.
Check out our latest nail art DIY article!
There you have it! The overall takeaway? Country loves glamour and like any country awards show, this weekend will not disappoint.
Comment below or tweet @makeupdotcom and tell us your predictions for the awards on Sunday! Check back next week for our favorite looks!
Terri will be in Nashville for a two part seminar this month. Whether you are a beauty professional, a product junkie, or just looking for quick fixes for a natural beauty look, click here for more information.


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