From edgy lip colours to glittering eyes, the 86th Annual Academy Awards witnessed a host of effortless trends. PRIYA CHAPHEKAR dishes out tips to achieve the smoking hot looks that rocked the red carpet.
Who? Anna Kendrick
Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick spells sophistication in a J Mendel number with a thigh-high slit and a sleek side-parted ’do. The perfect eye make-up makes her a head-turner.
Start off with a basic coat of foundation or primer to even out your skin. If you have bright eyes like Anna’s, make them pop by creating subtle, smoky eyes, with a sparkling silver shadow, heavy liner and an inner-eye highlighter. Fake those voluminous lashes with falsies and swirls of mascara. Finish off the look with matte coral lippies instead of a gloss.
Pull your hair back into a low, chic chignon for a more feminine vibe.
Who? Penelope Cruz
The Spanish enchantress looks glamorous in just about anything. Wowing the audiences in a one shoulder Giambattista Valli number, Penelope kept things natural with a radiant complexion and nude lips.
Begin by working up a skin serum to maintain the skin’s radiance. Later, opt for an oil-free foundation for a flawless finish. Dab off the excess shine by applying some loose powder. Love eye-shadows? Make sure you pick peachy bronze hues and tad bit glitter gold for the inner corners. A gel liner and a mascara wand are the go-tos for your peepers. Give those cheekbones a warm apricot glow and perk up that pout with a nude lipstick.
Apply foundation by using a sponge for a better coverage.
Who? Amy Adams
She was the Oscar nominee and she knew she was going to be the centre of attention. The American Hustle star played it really well in the stunningly sexy, navy Gucci gown. Amy brings back the ’20s glamour by pairing a deep side part with a slick French twist. We love!
Foundation is one beauty essential you just can’t afford to miss. For those sculpted cheekbones, dust some blush to create a warm pink glow and team it up with eye colours in a neutral shade. Frost the inner corners with rosy gold shimmer. Black baked eye-shadow, swipes of mascara — and you’re set to make your kill. Give that pout a glossy makeover with a nude pink high-shine gloss to make a sultry statement.
Play around with neutral shades of pink. You can never go wrong with those!
Who? Emma Watson
While most celebs at the event were going gaga about desaturated nude make-up looks, Miss Watson, dressed in a Vera Wang metallic ensemble, made an edgy statement with classic thick lashes and carmine lips.
After a basic coat of your favourite foundation, apply a brightening concealer under your eyes. Eye-shadows in hues of champagne and matte brown will brighten your peepers. Finish off with a super-thin gel liner and precisely two strokes of mascara to keep the look natural. Define your cheekbones with strokes of pink blush and complete the look with a scarlet lipstick that has a glossy finish.
Go low on accessories and let that fresh face do the talking!