From bee venom face masks to armpit, panty­lin­ers, we re­veal all things stylishly Os­cars, just in time for the cer­e­mony this month...

Cosmopolitan (India) - - COSMO’S A-Z - By Gemma White

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.”

San­dra Bul­lock

Jen­nifer Anis­ton

Emily Blunt

Angelina Jolie

Katy Perry

Dita von Teese

Vic­to­ria Beck­ham Eva Lon­go­ria Me­gan Fox

Mi­ley Cyrus Kate Hud­son

Re­nee Zell­weger

Demi Moore

Ju­lia Roberts

Cameron Diaz

Jil­lian Dempsey

Mariah Carey

Jes­sica Szohr Kim Kar­dashian Jen­nifer Lopez

Kate Winslet et Carey Mul­li­gan

Lady Gaga

Keira Knight­ley

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