Steal the Style: Oscar Beauty
Oscar night. The night that Tinseltown comes out in full force to celebrate it's brightest and best. And to, of course, dish all about both the hits and misses after the night has wrapped.
Beauty was a big win this year on the red carpet, so I thought we could look at 2 of the evenings biggest looks, as well as some tips for how to get these looks at home!
2011 may have been witness to the worst host/hostess combo in history (did you hear that James Franco even skipped his OWN after party? Ouch!) but it also bore witness to a red carpet chock full of wavy hair. My favorite hairstyle of the night was probably Scarlett Johansson's wavy and tousled bob which looked both effortless and sexy.
For all of you short-haired gals that have your eye on this look - try spritzing your hair with a heat protectant, then wrapping large sections of your hair around a 1 1/2 curling iron to add volume. Spray with hairspray and allow to cool before running your fingers through your hair. Then take a 1 inch curling iron and curl several sections around the face and in the back of the head for a tighter curl and letting them cool before pulling each curl gently apart with your fingers. Voila! Insta-Scarlett!
I also loved seeing Amy Adams and a pregnant and glowing Natalie Portman rocking some serious waves as well. It was a great throwback to old Hollywood glamour.
I know, I know, at first it sounds...well, scary. But have no fear because Mandy Moore pulled this look off with considerable grace and absolutely no cringing from me. Her matte orange lips, while tough to pull off, were muted and beautiful. The lack of gloss made them completely inoffensive to they eye and for the first time I could visualize an orange lip on someone other than a runway model (who is so over the top that it almost looks normal).
To pull off this orange-lipped look, prime face AND lips with a light foundation, filling in lips with a matte orange lip pencil in lieu of lipstick. Makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, who was responsible for Moore's stunning look, used Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil before softly playing up the rest of Moore's features with illuminating powder and a brown eye shadow.