Yep, we’re making sure you’re getting the full arsenal of tips, tricks and products to nail these Oscars red carpet celebrity looks today! Watch the full segment on the PIX Morning News and dive into full details below.
Glossy, translucent, sculpted skin
Start with a neutralizing base – instead of packing on layers of foundation, correct redness and even out skin tone with green tinted primer. Follow with smoothing foundation, like CoverGirl’s Ultra Smooth Foundation that comes with a silicone applicator that minimizes flaws and flattens fine facial hair.
Contouring has just been next-leveled! You’ve seen this before with Angeline Jolie and probably wondered why the build up on her cheeks, and not on her T-zone! This trick involves applying a very thick layer of powder on the lower cheek below your darker contour shade. Let is “cook” – or melt into your skin – until you finish the rest of your makeup, then with a powder brush softly remove the excess. You’ll have a stronger line of demarkation that sculpts the face and gives it the illusion of a leaner bone structure.
Dab gloss on the upper cheekbones for shine and luminosity, especially with flash photography. Looks youthful and fresh!
Try: Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream, $21
Plush, oversized matte red lip
The red matte lip was the trend of the night. Get it by priming lips with waterproof primers and formulas that prevents lipstick from feathering. Some are packed with hyaluronic acid for deeper hydration, while still leaving lips satin/matte, not wet and glossy. Quick easy DIY – pat lips with powder blush! The drier formula will help lipstick to grip and adhere to lips without sliding off!
To fake a larger pout, celebrity makeup artists apply a brown/gray shadow under the lower lip to fake a shadow, thereby giving the illusion of larger lips!
Rose and lavender lids
Apply a wash of color over lid, with no gradation of color – just a sheer watercolor of tint. The easiest way to sport this trend without heading to the big box store? Use blush instead!
Because this look offers only a sheer tint of color, it makes lashes pop! False lashes and mascaras with add-on fibers are the go-to to anchor this look so the eye doesn’t look too sleepy.
Try: Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush, $25
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Perpetual Purple, $7.99
Urban Decay Fast Easy Sexy Partial False Lashes, $15
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme, $35