THE ULTIMATE A-Z OF OSCARS GLAM!
From bee venom face masks to armpit, pantyliners, we reveal all things stylishly Oscars, just in time for the ceremony this month...
A is for Angelina Jolie Angelina is surprisingly anti-Hollywood glam when it comes to Oscar night style. “The whole issue of clothes shouldn’t be discussed so much, so people can be a little more creative, and have a lot more fun with their look,” she says. “I love clothes as much as anyone. I enjoy wearing beautiful outfits on occasions but I don’t want that to be my image.” B is for Boob Botox Some stars are trying ‘boob botox’, whereby the face-freezer is injected under breasts to up cleavage. USbased dermatologist-to-the-stars, Dr Patricia Wexler, says the jab is perfect for the backless and strapless dresses on the Oscars red carpet. C is for Cover Girl With many A-listers rocking smokey eyes, Olay Celebrity Make-up Artist Bruce Grayson, reveals his secret to the look—cover Girl Smoky shadow blast. “If I need to do a quick smokey eye, I’ll use Smoky shadow blast. Under dark and shaky circumstances, I can do a smokey eye really quickly with them,” says Bruce. D for Dutch Courage Actress Emily Blunt’s advice on handling the media: “I used to look like a d deer in headlights on the red carpet. You step out of the car and it’s bedlam. E Everyone’s got crazy eyes,” she says. “Now, I have a martini before I leave—to take the edge off it.” E is fo for Eyelashes Katy Perry and Dita von Teese are rumoured to visit Luxlash, for a set of $450 Bad Boy lash extensions. The lash and eyebrow spa also offers the ‘Eye brite’ package, which aims to make the eyes whiter and brighter! F is for Facial Facialist to the stars, Tracie Martyn’s Ma clients include Jen Aniston and Sandra Bullock, Bullo who book one of Tracie’s Resculpting Re Facials before D-day (a (at $585!). Facial fan, Kate Winslet insists, “It makes you look b brighter, healthier... like you got some extra rest.”
G is for Golden Glow When stars need to shine, they book spray-tanner-toner-tothe-stars, Jimmy Coco. Counting Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham and Megan Fox among his clients, Jimmy visits their mansions to not only give them a red carpet glow, but also to add muscle tone to complement cutaway dresses. H is for Hydrocortisone Acne-prone celebs such as Cameron Diaz, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, look flawless thanks to hydrocortisone injections. Their doc will inject it into the spot, so it disappears within 24 hours without leaving a blemish, just in time for their close up.
I is for Ice Kate Hudson splashes her face with icy water to calm and de-puff skin. “It sounds old-fashioned, but my mum told me this one,” reveals Kate. “You get a bowl and fill it with ice, wash your face with the ice water and pouf! The puffiness is gone!” J is for Jillian Dempsey The real-life Mrs Mcsteamy is a make-up artist who boasts an A-list client list, including Kristen Stewart. Jillian has some hot tips to achieving Oscars glam for 2012. “Use definition with the Avon Glimmer-sticks eyeliner,” she says. “It has a little hint of glitter, and you can trim your eye with highlights. It’ll add a little edge to your look.”
k is for bee-stung Kisser For perfectly plump lips, the more natural stars eschew collagen injections in favour of diluted cinnamon oil mixed in with a lip gloss, which increases blood flow to temporarily plump and turn out the lips. Effects last up to four hours, so it’s perfect for that lengthy stroll down the red carpet. L is for ‘Lean and Green Regime’ Liv Tyler swears by trainer David Kirsch’s ‘lean and green regime’ to prep for Oscars. In addition to six-day-a-week training sessions, David puts Liv on a diet, with a pal spilling, “She eats mostly broccoli, spinach and protein shakes. No bread and no fruit.”
m is for Mask Stars give their skin a boost with at-home beauty products, in the run-up to the Oscars. Demi Moore is a fan of The Organic Pharmacy Collagen Boost Mask, which lifts and tightens the skin, and Victoria Beckham swears by Heaven’s Bee Venom Mask, which has been dubbed ‘nature’s botox’.
N is for Nails Manicurist-to-the-stars Deborah Lippman, predicts that soft shades will prevail on A-list nails at this year’s Oscars. “My spring shades are soft and one has my signature glitter,” says Deborah. “Well-maintained cuticles are key to beautiful hands.”
O is for Orange Gwyneth Paltrow uses orange to keep calm before a big event. ent. Shes tries a ‘winter bath’ made of sea salt, almond oil, sweet orange oil, lavender oil, and ginger oil. “Sweet t orange and lavender calm the nervous system. The ginger warms the muscles and relieves pain,” she says. P is for Protein In addition to preventing a bloated stomach, swapping carbs for protein-based meals is how the A-list gets such glossy, gorgeous locks come Oscar time. New York stylist Paul Labrecque, who has worked with Renee Zellweger, reveals that his clients maximise the condition of their hair by indulging in protein as often as possible.
Q is for Quick Fixes When stars still aren’t looking their perfect best, it’s time for the quick fixes in the shape of dermal fillers such as Restylane and Radiesse, used to nix wrinkles and enhance lips. Jessica Simpson admitted she’d tried Restylane, but was no longer a fan: “I had that Restylane stuff. It looked fake. My lips are back to what they were.”
R is for Regulate Blood Sugar Hollywood nutritionist Oz Garcia, says that of all the pre-oscars fixers, maintaining stable blood sugar levels is critical. “A light breakfast, light lunch, late afternoon snack, and light dinner helps regulate levels, and keeps you from feeling too hungry at any point.”
S is for Spanx Red carpet veterans like Kate Winslet and Nicole Richie are fans of body-shaping underwear Spanx. But some don’t just wear one pair—they wear two. “Nicole likes the shape they give her, holding her in in all thee right places,” spilled an LA celeb stylist. “She sometimes wears two pairs at once.” T is for Teetotal Carey Mulligan reveals she doesn’t drink at awards shows, after drinking before winning a gong at the Independent Film Awards meant having to get up on stage drunk! “I was hammered,” she spilled. “I didn’t think I was going to win, so I was like ‘Whatever’. Then I got up there and it was lucky I kept it very short and got off the stage.” u is for Underarms Stars most certainly don’t want to be snapped with sweat circles under their arms, or have to hand a gown back to Mr Armani with perspiration patches. So they turn to two options: Botox injections or ‘clothing shields’— a panty liner-esque pad that sticks to the underarm of the dress to stop sweat from reaching the fabric.
V is for Vela shape For those lumps and bumps that simply can’t be shifted, celebs like Kim Kardashian turn to Vela shape for some lastminute smoothing. Using a combo of suction and infrared light, Vela shape contours, shapes and slims stubborn areas, and even claims
to help fix cellulite. W is for Wrinkle busting When they want to be sure their complexion appears linefree and super-smooth in unforgiving hi-definition TV, stars including Keira Knightley thank their make-up artists for prepping their pre-foundation skin with primer, known for its wrinkle-filling properties.
X is for Xcess Water Water retention is an A-list no-no come Oscars day.ay. And that’s why stars includingg J.LO have been trying out the Dukan Diet. The initial 10-day ‘attack phase’ of the diet allows you to eat only protein and drink 1.5 litres a day, so that water gets ‘extracted’ from your body.” ”
Y is for Yoga For a lastminute spot of toning, stars fit in a final yoga session before the ceremony. Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga and Sandra Bullock are all yoga devotees. Jen insists of her fave relaxation technique, “My legs got leaner, my arms got strong. I’ve maybe even grown half an inch from aligning my spine.” Z is for Rachel Zoe Uber-stylist Zoe shows no signs of loosening her grip on red carpet style. Rachel says regardless of their style, she always has the same advice for her star clients— “have a snack like a power bar in your bag, stand up straight and bring a back-up pair of shoes for the car, so you can switch after the ceremony.”
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Victoria Beckham Eva Longoria Megan Fox
Miley Cyrus Kate Hudson
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