Best Oscar Celebrity Beauty
Makeup Mirror blog
The standout celebrity beauty trend at the Oscars this year was soft, feminine and shimmery. Many of the best looks on the red carpet -- including those of Mila Kunis, Halle Berry and Natalie Portman -- featured fresh glowing skin, washes of color on the eyes, and softly stained lips.
To get these celebrity beauty looks for your own special nights out, just follow these easy tips:
- A good serum and moisturizer, or a primer, will make all the difference in keeping skin looking hydrated and glowing.
- Before adding eye and cheek color, dab a soft, creamy and shimmery (not glittery) highlighter on the following parts of the face: forehead, center, chin, cheek bones, inner corners of the eyes, and Cupid’s bow. (A stick is easier to use at home.) Make sure to blend.
- Next, create a shimmery, soft eye by using either dark brown, medium brown or gray eyeliner -- blended so there are no hard edges -- on the upper or lower lash lines. Get creative with cream or powder shadows in champagne, bronze or taupe on the lid, tracing the upper and lower lash lid as well.
- For the defined lashes that are key to this look, apply false lashes on either the entire upper lash or the outside corners, along with lengthening and volumizing mascaras on the upper and lower lashes.
- Create a soft, lit-from-within healthy skin glow with cream blushes in shades of peach, soft rose, baby pink, or dusty rose. Apply on the apples of your cheeks only.
- For lips, the Oscar look was kept soft and diffused by using matte or semi-matte formulas. Start by prepping lips with a good scrub and then a layer of lip balm. Try using matte lip pencils in soft tangerine or coral as an update to red. Or, go for semi-matte lipsticks or lip stains in nude, peach, pink or lavender shades.
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