Every year in Los Angeles the infamous red carpet is rolled out, stars arrive from all over the world and little gold statues are presented to the best filmmakers, actors and actresses in their category. The Academy Awards ceremony is one of the biggest events in filmmaking, while also being one of the biggest fashion showdowns of the year. So for a formal Oscar-watching party, there are definitely high standards for a great ensemble. Keep reading for a fabulous makeup look that everyone will be talking about long after the party is over!
For a perfect canvas apply a favorite foundation all over the face and concealer under the eyes and over any problem areas.
Next, take a powder pink blush and apply it to the apples of the cheeks. MAC’s Springsheen blush ($21) is a peach color with pearl shimmer that works with all skintones and will give just the right amount of highlight to the cheeks. For a more affordable option, try e.l.f.’s Studio Blush in Candid Coral ($3).
To frame the face, take an eyebrow pencil or powder, like NYX’s Eyebrow Cake Powder ($6), and fill in the brows. This will make the look much stronger and more glamourous than just running clear gel through the brows.
On the eyes, apply a matte nude shadow all over the lids from the lash line all the way up to the browbone. Then take a light brown matte shadow and softly apply it in the crease of the eye. For affordable single matte shadows try NYX’s Nude Matte Shadow’s for $6 each.
While the look may seem simple now, the true drama of the eye comes with the black liquid liner and false lashes. Take a liquid liner, like e.l.f.’s Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner ($3), and draw a thick line above the top lashes and wing it out at the ends of the eyes.
Then apply a set of false lashes on and let set for a few minutes. Follow up with two coats of black mascara to blend the false and real lashes together to give the lashes a more flawless appearance.
To complete the look, take a red lip liner and line the lips. Then apply a coat of true red lipstick all over the lips. MAC has wonderful lipstick and lip liner options that will have the perfect shade or red with the right undertone. For a more affordable option, try Revlon’s Matte Lipstick in Really Red ($8). Finish the lip by taking a tissue and blotting the lips to prevent the color from bleeding.
The combination of a classic look red lip, sultry cat eye and a flawless canvas, is perfect for any Oscar party. All that’s left to add is a great dress and a deep side part before heading to the party. While it may be exciting to see who the awards go to, it’s just as fun to see what the stars, or your friends, are wearing!
By: Flannery Underwood | Image: Source
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