The award season has come to a close.. And we’ve asked our Beaute specialist what their favorite looks were for the Academy Awards. They are giving you their “Kiss” of approval on the looks that are award winning. Lane Smart and Carrie Brown give us their top picks for the winning beauties.
Beaute Speciale Artist, Carrie Brown give’s us her thoughts on the winning looks:
“Loved loved loved this look. She wins for my favorite makeup because she didn’t play it so safe.”
I love how bold the rust color is on her lid and also that it is blended above her crease.
I hated her hair though. And that’s why Natalie portman was my overall favorite. She had the entire look.”
Beaute Speciale Artist, Laine Smart give’s us her thoughts on the winning looks:
We saw a few trend patterns at the Oscars this year; Retro chic, glowing skin, bouffant updos, minimalism, shimmer, and shades of nudes and reds. Here are my four favorite hair and makeup looks on Oscars night this year.
Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway.
Mila Kunis was my top choice. Her radiant skin and perfectly lined eyes were stunning. There was a brilliant cohesiveness to her hair and dress, with her elegantly sculpted up-do perfectly complimenting the soft lines and texture of her Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. She looked soft, romantic, and so feminine.
Jennifer Lawrence chose the perfect hair and makeup for the clean lines of her red Calvin Klein dress. Her makeup looked fresh, dewy, and youthful. She wisely chose to keep everything minimal, focusing on her luminous skin and gorgeous orbs. Her soft smokey eye showcased the perfect tonal choices to really make her eyes pop, while the her sleek yellow pink blush perfectly popped her cheeks and brightened her complexion. Soft flowing waves kept the look soft, and effortlessly sexy. Her look proved that less really can be more.
Channeling Mia Farrow with her soft crop, Michelle Williams was conjuring a gamine free-spirited elegance. Her soft pewter shadow liner was contemporary, and gave her an ethereal smolder. Glowing porcelain skin, and soft-focus beige pinks on cheeks and lips, projected a delicate look that spotlighted her eyes.
Anne Hathaway was the epitome of glamour, evoking a feel of old Hollywood. Her skin had a clean satin finish, the winged liquid liner made her eyes pop, without looking contrived or overdone, and her densely pigmented stained lip was beautiful with her gorgeous smile. The bright berry red tone kept the look updated, instead of going with a deeper classic red. Her graceful up-do was so chic, and added sophistication to the overall visage of the look.
How to get Mila’s makeup look:
Prime face with a moisturizing primer like Makeup Forever HD Primer to help create a glow from within and help foundation glide on easier.
Use fingertips to lightly apply a cream highlighter like Mac’s Strobe Cream on tops of cheekbones, right above the outer edges of eyebrows, and the bow of the lips using a tapping motion to create a slightly dewy look.
Buff a foundation with light reflectors like Chanel’s Vitalumiere Liquid Foundation or MAC’s Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation in with a duo fibre brush like MAC 130 brush for a soft natural finish.
Dust a translucent setting powder like Makeup Forever HD MicroFinish Powder all over face with a fluffy brush.
Prime eyes from lashline to browbone with a neutral shadow primer like Too faced Shadow Insurance.
Dab a small amount of MAC Paintpot in Rubenesque in the center of lids with fingertips.
Wash a neutral shadow like MAC eyeshadow in Brule over lids from lashline to browbone.
Blend a golden pink shadow like MAC eyeshadow in Gleam all over the lid, concentrating on the inner corners and center of lid, and then upward through the crease.
Use a soft matte brown color like MAC eyeshadow in Cork to work into the crease for definition.
Then use a shimmery brown tone like MAC eyeshadow in Tempting to blend the crease and lid colors concentrating on the outer corners and working inward.
Softly blend a little dark burgundy-brown color like MAC eyeshadow in Embark into the outer edges of the eyes to create a slight cat eye effect, focusing the density at the lashline.
Line the lashline with a black gel liner like MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, and smudge for a defused line.
Use a little matte black eyeshadow like MAC eyeshadow in Carbon to set and soften the line with an angled brush. Using the angle brush slightly pull the line out a little past the lashline.
Next take a kohl liner like Lancome Le Crayon Khôl Eyeliner and tight line inner rims(top and bottom waterline).
Take a little of the shimmery brown color(MAC eyeshadow in Tempting) and blend a little under the lower lashline with a small smudge brush to bring the look together and give the eyes a little sparkle.
Curl Lashes and add two coats of a thickening and lengthening mascara like YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils or Covergirl Lash Blast to top and bottom lashes.
Add definition by using a bronzer like NARS Bronzing Powder, to softly sculpt the cheek bones and outer edges of the face, with a contour brush like a MAC 168.
Sweep a soft pink blush like MAC Dame onto the apple of the cheeks and blend upwards. Lightly dust a highlighter like MAC Mineralize Skin Finish to the top of the cheekbones to bring out a soft glow to the skin.
Pat a fresh pink colored lip stick like, Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick Pink Sorbet or Pop Pink with fingertips to define lips.
Tell us what your favorite looks you loved from the Award season. Also tell us what looks you would like us to do tutorials for. Check out our youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/beautespeciale.
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