Star struck

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.

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Who? Anna Ken­drick

Look?

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.

De­cod­ing it:

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.

Tip:

Pull your hair back into a low, chic chignon for a more fem­i­nine vibe.

Who? Pene­lope Cruz

Look?

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.

De­cod­ing it:

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.

Tip:

Ap­ply foun­da­tion by us­ing a sponge for a bet­ter cov­er­age.

Who? Amy Adams

Look?

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!

De­cod­ing it:

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.

Tip:

Play around with neu­tral shades of pink. You can never go wrong with those!

Who? Emma Wat­son

Look?

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.

De­cod­ing it:

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.

Tip:

Go low on ac­ces­sories and let that fresh face do the talk­ing!

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