Glam Slam: Oscar Beauty ‘How To’
First Published: March 9, 2010 6:25 PM EST Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The gowns always get 99.9% of the attention at the Oscars, but let’s not overlook the beauty trends! There were some gorgeous ladies working several trends on the carpet… luminous skin, shimmer and sparkle, bright lips and smokey eyes, among them.
I particularly liked Jennifer Lopez and Zoe Saldana’s makeup and both looks were created using NARS cosmetics. Here is the step-by-step “how to” from their makeup artists.
JENNIFER LOPEZ Makeup by Matthew Vanleeuwen for NARS Cosmetics.
THE INSPIRATION The look is ethereal movie star. There is a focus on the eyes, while keeping the cheekbones high and highlighted.
EYES The eyes were prepped with Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to create a smooth canvas before applying the eyeshadow. This also prevented the eyeshadow from creasing and to keep the color strong all night long. D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow was used as a base over the entire lid and up to the brow. The purple side of Brousse Duo Eyeshadow was then applied onto each lid. Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo was applied on the top and bottom lash lines to define the eyes. Lashes were curled and finished with two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.
CHEEKS Desire Blush was applied to both cheeks, followed by Orgasm Illuminator on top for a light shimmer and finished with a layer of Enchanted Cream Blush.
LIPS For a natural look, Cruising Lipstick was applied on lips and finished with Sweet Dreams Lip Gloss to add a beautiful shimmer.
BODY Orgasm Illuminator was also lightly applied to décolletage, arms and legs for a light finished glow.
ZOE SALDANA Makeup by Vera Steimberg for NARS Cosmetics.
THE INSPIRATION The look is balanced with heavy eyes, soft lips and a lot of shimmer.
EYES Vera used the purple side of Brousse Duo Eyeshadow and blended with Zardoz Cream Eyeshadow in the crease for a deep-set look. She used the Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo to line the top and bottom lash lines. The most important part of the eyes was the line drawn up to bring the eyes “upward”. Zoe has almond-shaped eyes so she wanted to create the effect of her eyes moving up and did this with the Eyeliner Stylo.
CHEEKS For the cheeks, she contoured with Lamu Multiple to add depth and then added Enchanted Cream Blush to the apples (to highlight). For an overall shimmering effect, she blended Orgasm Illuminator on cheeks, forehead and nose.
LIPS On the lips, to keep them from overpowering the rest of the look, she went with neutral-toned hues. Love Devotion was used as a base to brighten the lips and then Ophelia was layered over it to give a glossy, polished finish.
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