Marcia Cross is just peachy

Marcia Cross

Desperate hausfrau Marcia Cross may not have won a best actress Globe. But she definitely looked peachy on the awards show red carpet in a pale orange Marc Bouwer flowing goddess gown.

A redhead in orange? Wow. That's dicey.

But, according to her personal makeup artist Collier Strong, the secret is the right makeup colors.

"Orange is considered a tough color for a redhead," says Strong, a spokesman for L'Oreal cosmetics, the beauty company that cosponsored the Weinstein brothers' Globes after-party and has hired hot young actress Scarlett Johansson as their new face. "But by using makeup in the same color family, a redhead can look amazing in orange."

Strong used bronze eye shadow for definition, champagne for shimmery highlights, a light apricot blush and a coral lip liner and gloss.

The finishing touch: "Lots and lots of black mascara."

Wait. Aren't redheads always supposed to wear brown mascara?

"No, NO ONE — blonde, brunette or redhead — should ever, ever wear brown mascara!," Strong exclaimed.

Unless they want to look like — well, you know.

Photo: Orange you glad Marcia Cross wore the right peachy makeup at the Golden Globes?
(George Pimentel / WireImage)

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