Oscars 2019: The best hair and makeup looks
The Oscars – glitz, glamour and the elegant finale of award season. While the gowns worn are typically more ‘safe’ than other events in the lead up, Hollywood stars aren’t afraid to up the ante with their hair and makeup looks. From Adriana Lima's makeup switch to Ashley Graham's $30 bargain foundation there were plenty of show-stopping makeup moments to get excited about. Here are a few of our faves...
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Freshly brunette Dior ambassador Charlize debuted her new hue and chic bob on the red carpet, which was chopped the morning of! The style and precise cut was the perfect contrast to her light indigo, backless couture gown.
-Hydrate and nourish hair with a mask, then rinse out completely and towel dry.
-Apply a volumising primer at the roots and create a deep side part, then blow dry, keeping the dryer pointing downwards to ensure a super-sleek finish.
-Run through the ends with a straightening iron, this helps to create those razor-blunt tips and light-reflecting shine.
-Apply a shine serum to ends to finish the look.
-Skin preparation is key for a flawless finish, so amp up the skincare products prior to create the perfect canvas for makeup – try an oil-based serum and good eye cream.
-Choose a primer with blurring effects that enhances radiance and apply it all over the face before a luminous, long-wear liquid foundation.
-Use a warm neutral palette to create a soft eye look – the focus here is lips – and coat lashes with black high-impact mascara.
-To create this iconic, orange-based bold red lip, Charlize’s makeup artist used the brand new Dior Stellar Shine Lipstick in Riviera (available in New Zealand on the 1st of April).
Oozing classic glamour created with a budget-friendly kit, Revlon Ambassador Ashley channelled Sophia Loren’s iconic look with a classic smoky eye and nude lip, then took her slicked-back ballerina bun to the next level with lots of tiny custom mini velvet hair bows.
-Spritz shine spray to locks and comb through from roots to tips.
-Create a precise centre parting then pull hair back into a tight ponytail. Twist hair around on itself and swirl into a bun, securing with bobby pins.
-Add decorations, whether it's bows like Ashley, cute clips or diamantes.
-Once the entire look is in place, give it another blast with hairspray to ensure it stays looking its pulled-back best.
-Apply foundation and conceal where needed - makeup artist Kate Synnott used the new Photoready Candid range, which is perfect for big events.
-Define cheeks with a cream bronzing stick and add a sweep of warm pink powder blush to the apples.
-Create a soft, blown-out smoky eye by applying a bronze cream shadow, then blend out and sweep charcoal tones across the lid. Finish with black liner and lots of volumising mascara.
-Mix together two demi-matte lipsticks to create the perfect mauvey nude lip.
To round out awards season with a bang, Emma’s dramatic look was heavily inspired by her sculptural, sequined Louis Vuitton gown and its futuristic metallic vibe – a change from her often retro-inspired looks.
-To ensure dark chestnut hair is looking its vibrant best for a big event, make sure to use sulphate-free shampoo to avoid colour fade and if you’re between hair appointments, a colour-depositing treatment will have locks gleaming.
-On damp, rough-dried hair, apply conditioning mousse for volume and hold, then serum to the ends for shine.
-Create a deep side part blow dry with a medium sized round boar bristle brush, then add Velcro rollers to the top for even more volume.
-Spray with setting spray, let the rollers set and cool, then pull out hair and secure into a low ponytail and bun.
-Create luminous skin by using a perfecting primer, then use foundation sparingly, especially if you have freckles like Emma. Conceal only where needed, like under the eyes and around the nose.
-The graphic eyes are definitely the focal point of this look. Use a thick, waterproof copper pencil on the lid, crease and lower lashline, then blend and wing out an amber shade to intensify the colour even more.
-Create a dewy-looking, not shimmery, look by applying a strobe cream to the tops of cheekbones.
- Apply a warm, pale pinky gloss to lips, one with subtle gold flecks will tie the look together nicely.
The soulful songstress brought the dancer emoji to life with her fiery red Elie Saab couture gown. The dress’ vibrant hue and dramatic asymmetrical ruffles were the star of the look, so Jennifer opted for a sleek bun and soft, subtle makeup.
-An incredibly simple style to achieve at home - and the perfect way to show off diamond drop earrings - prep hair with smoothing cream and comb through.
-Pull hair back into a low pony at the base of the neck, securing with an elastic.
-Twirl hair around the base of the pony, keeping it in place with bobby pins.
-Baby hairs pulled out gently at the sides soften the look, so take small pieces in front of the ears, then finish with hairspray.
-Before applying makeup, spritz skin with a hydrating facial mist for an added dose of moisture. Apply a glowy liquid foundation, then a dusting of mattifying powder to ensure unwanted shine is kept at bay.
-Use a golden shimmer highlighting stick to illuminate the high points of the face – think tops of cheekbones, down the nose and on the centre of the forehead.
-Define brows and fill in where needed, then apply a black liquid liner across the upper lashline. Blend a soft rosy bronze shadow to lids and two coats of mascara.
-Finish with a natural-hued lipstick to create a plump-looking pout.
Which look is your favourite?