Whether you're primping for your own Oscar party or just want to glam up, find out how to get some of the most all these gorgeous lip, cheek, and eye effects from the makeup artists who created them. Plus, gear up for this year's Academy Awards by checking out the best and worst gowns ever seen on the red carpet.
Natalie Portman: Pink Cheeks and Lavender Lids
Makeup artist Jeannine Lobell used Natalie Portman's orchid Rodarte dress as inspiration for this makeup effect. To get Natalie's deep purple smoky eyes use a pale pink shadow as a base and dark plum shadow in the crerases. Lobell recommends Chanel Silky Eye Shadow Duo in Orient Express. Finish off the eyes with lots of black liner and mascara. Next, blend a bright pink blush high on your cheekbones and swipe on a pale lavender lip gloss like Chanel Glossimer in Galactic. For a sexy, bronze sheen, apply bronzer to your arms, shoulders, and décolleté- and make sure your cleavage looks as sexy as possible.
Jennifer Aniston: Golden Glow
It's hard to believe Jen is 40! Find out why she still looks so fantastic. Makeup artist Angela Levin wanted Jennifer Aniston to look luminous and sunkissed. Her trick: Prep your skin with a light moisturizer like Chanel Hydramax + Active Moisture Boost Cream before using a foundation brush to blend a sheer base all over. Instead of a traditional blush, dab a bit of lipstick like Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick in Coco Red onto the apples of your cheeks and a shimmery liquid bronzer around the tops of your cheekbones. Remember "The Rachel"? Take a look back at Jen's hottest hairstyles.
Anne Hathaway: Lush Lashes and Berry Lips
Anne Hathaway donned a major jewel-encrusted Armani Privé gown, and her makeup was equally elegant. To get this look, start by enhancing your brows with a soft pencil like Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Sable. Then, blend a neutral shadow over lids and apply lots of black liner (smudge it until it's really smoky) and several coats of mascara. Keep the blush to a minimum to draw more attention to your lips. Swipe a deep berry hue onto your mouth, then blot with a tissue to remove the excess. Find out more of Anne's style secrets!
Kate Winslet: Old Hollywood Glamour
Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey gave Kate Winslet a classic, polished look. To recreate it, start with a makeup primer to create a smooth canvas. Then, brush a soft brow pencil like Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre over your brows to enhance their natural shape. To accentuate your eyes, blend a shimmery white shadow on your lids (Dempsey used her own Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Eyeshadow Trio in Ice Shimmer) followed by several coats of black mascara. For a soft, matte lip color, try a deep red hue. Dempsey used Lancôme Color Fever Lipstick in Old Flame. Got a girl crush on Kate? Here's what it means.
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