The Academy Awards are obviously one of the most talked about award shows of the entire season. I mean, what’s not to love about our favorite celebrities getting dressed to the nines in fashion’s most drooled over dresses? I will admit, while I love the fashion and the awards, what I really tune in for is the hair and makeup!
While it was impossible not to notice Jennifer Garner’s flawless and fresh skin or Rooney Mara’s insta-glam worthy red pout in that Givenchy dress, my absolute favorite looks of the night had to be Saoirse Ronan, Naomi Watts, and of course, who couldn’t love Chrissy Teigen in all of her pregnancy glow glory. These three beauties were not only stunning but their hair and makeup was inspirational and they’re definitely looks I plan on incorporating into the hair and makeup I create here at Spa One!
Every award season, I always get bombarded with questions from friends and clients about makeup tips for recreating red carpet looks at home so this year I decided to highlight some of my favorites and break down how to get those looks on your own.
For us non-preggos who don’t have that natural glow radiating from their skin, don’t fret! A little highlighter goes a long way and it can absolutely help replicate Chrissy’s beautiful hue that is simply stunning. In fact, Mary Phillips the celebrity makeup artist that did Chrissy’s makeup shared an Instagram picture of the LORAC Cosmetics gold makeup palette she used to create the look. What I would recommend is to dust a shimmery gold bronzer across your forehead, lower face right under your cheekbone and your jawline. Be sure to blend this in nicely so it doesn’t look streaky. A smaller blush brush or blender sponge works great! Next, I would chose a pinkish bronze blush and apply it to the apples of your cheeks. Again, blending is key when creating a look like this. Lastly, grab a pinkish-opal colored highlighter and apply it to your cheekbones, down the middle section of your nose and on your brow bones. This will help make the edges of your face really pop when light hits it! I would recommend finishing the look with a nude colored lip and a golden smokey eye.
Speaking of smokey eyes, how about best actress nominee Saoirse Ronan’s emerald green shadow that complimented her green eyes with that gorgeous green sequin Calvin Klein gown! WOW! That plunging neckline and bare back were simply breathtaking. I’m not usually one for the monochromatic look but in this case, Saoirse killed it. Her longtime makeup artist, Mai Quynh, used a palette of grey and charcoal colors from Chanel. To recreate this look, I would recommend starting with a charcoal colored wet liner on the bottom and top lids. Be sure to smudge it just a bit to help enhance the smoky look. Next, I would brush a lighter emerald green color across the base of your lid. Perhaps something with a bit of shimmer to help really make the look pop. For the crease of your eye, I would use a darker shade of green and blend it in nicely extending to your lash line on the top and bottom outer lids. Mascara is a must to finish this look. My mascara secret is to apply 2 even layers on your top and bottom lashes, wait a few minutes so it can dry and then add another layer of mascara to really make your lashes appear longer and thicker. Finish the look with some nude lip gloss and a very light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks to really make a statement.
Lastly, how can I write a blog on makeup and not talk about the red lip. One of my absolute favorites for classing up any look! While plenty of celebs pulled off the signature pout perfectly, one really stood out for me. Naomi Watts. That Armani Privé dress was to die for and her makeup didn’t disappoint. She wore that midnight blue and purple mermaid-esque dress that was embroidered in stripes of Swarovski crystals. While the dress itself was jaw-dropping what I loved was her effortless makeup. It was so simple and fresh and complimented the dress wonderfully. This look is probably one of the easiest to recreate. Since it is all about the lips, I would just use a matte foundation underneath a sheer cloak of powder on the face with layers of black mascara. For the lip I would use Jane Iredale’s Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in forever red. Because this is a stain the color will last all night and it will leave you feeling silky smooth.
What were your favorite looks of the night? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! #oscars2016 #oscarsglam #makeup #beauty