When Oscar night rolls around, we expect to see the usual array of smoky eyes and red lips making their way down the red carpet. Instead, this year we saw more starlets ditching the old-school glamour makeup in favor of a softer, more seasonally appropriate beauty look. In a continuation of the romantic hairstyles and makeup trend we saw at the Golden Globes, the Oscars were all about nude and pastel tones on eyes and lips. Check out these makeup tips from the pro’s to find out how you can get the look at home.
If there’s one thing Jennifer Lopez loves, it’s a shimmery pastel eye. This year she teamed up with makeup artist Matthew Vanleeuween to create a look that really highlighted her gorgeous lavender dress. Working with Nars, Vanleeuween used D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow and Brousse Duo Eyeshadow to create a soft lilac eye with just the right amount of definition on the lashline.
Another important feature for this look were the cheeks. “I wanted to create an ethereal movie star look. I kept the cheekbones high and highlighted with the Enchanted Cream Blush (on counter in April) for a soft and supportive look,” said Vanleeuween. Lips were layered with Cruising Lipstick and Sweet Dreams Lip Gloss to create a warm, pinky-nude lip that kept the pastel shadow and shimmery cheek from veering into ice princess territory.
Rachel McAdams‘ trendy tie-dye dress was the inspiration for her pretty red carpet makeup. “There was a wash of cool tones in the dress–blue, green, purple, pink–so we wanted the eye, cheek and lips to all have this same water color sheerness to it,” said makeup artist Kayleen McAdams. On the eyes, Kayleen used…
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