Lupita Nyong’o: Precious and Pearlescent
Lupita Nyong’o’s stunned at the Oscars afterparty in an Oscar de la Renta white feathered confection. Her makeup artist Nick Barose said “…Lupita’s white feathery dress called for a feminine, flirty look”. Barose achieved this with pearlescent eyes, raspberry toned lips and loads of lashes. For Nyong’o’s base Barose kept things velvet matte with Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Longwear 24H foundation. He applied Teint Idole Custom Highlighting Drops in Bronze Glow to the tops of the cheekbones, collarbones and shoulders. For her silvery, pearlescent shadow look he worked from the Color Design and Starlight Sparkle palettes. He applied lighter metallic shades wet to make their pearlescent finish pop. He finished off the glowing look with loads of mascara, a little black eyeliner and a matte berry lip.
Lily Collins: High Romance
In a whimsical Marchesa gown and dripping in Cartier Collins cut a romantic figure at the Vanity Fair after party. Indeed, the next day the internet was awash with rumours she was spotted canoodling with actor Noah Centineo, so seemingly the romantic vibes extended beyond her outfit. Lily’s makeup artist Fiona Stiles said her doe-eyed look was inspired by the “mix of soft and dark shades of her dress.” She worked from the Lancome Starlight Sparkle palette and applied lashings of Monsieur Big Mascara for soft flirty smokey eye.
However, the real statement was on the cheeks. Stiles used a draping technique blending two shimmering blush tones up Collins’ cheek and onto the temples. Draping has been referred to as an alternative to contouring, popularised in the 80’s it is being used by artists to frame the face in a romantic, rather than Kardashian-esque way. Often a softer blush tone will be applied up to the temples and a stronger tone on the apples of the cheeks. In this case “Pink Fling” a soft pastel pink was blended towards the temples. “Rose Paradise”, a deep fuchsia was then added to the cheeks to give dimension. Stiles finished off the look with Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Si Seulement for mauve-pink neutral lip and left Collins gorgeous brows lightly filled in and brushed upwards.
Julia Roberts: Pretty in Pink
The presenter stunned at her first Oscars ceremony since 2014. She was bang on trend in hot-pink Elie Saab gown and Cindy Chao jewellery (seriously, who put out the Oscars memo for pink gowns?). Makeup artist Genevieve Herr focused drama on the eyes. Herr says “Julia’s silver look was created to match the silver tones of her jewellery, her classic waved hair and to complement her bright pink dress”. She used only two single shadows, sleet grey Clock Strikes 12 and metallic silver Lustrous Opal. Herr created depth by applying Clock Strikes 12 to the crease and lash-line before sweeping Lustrous Opal from the inner corners all across the lid. The silver colour contrasted perfectly with Robert’s hazel eyes.
Herr finished off the look with jet black liquid liner, winged out slightly to elongate the eye. Then she added Lancome Hypnose Drama for lashings of instant volume. She applied Lancome Genefique Hydrogel Melting Sheet Mask and Absolue Revitalizing and Brightening Rich Cream to Robert’s skin pre-application, so skin was plump and dewy. She then selected soft pink tones on cheeks and lips. She applied petal-pink shimmer blush “Petite Bisou” to the cheeks, followed by pink liner and gloss for a just-bitten look.