Get The Look: Fresh-Faced At The Oscars


by Megan McIntyre

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When Oscar night rolls around, we expect to see the usual array of smoky eyes and red lips making their way down the red carpet. Instead, this year we saw more starlets ditching the old-school glamour makeup in favor of a softer, more seasonally appropriate beauty look. In a continuation of the romantic hairstyles and makeup trend we saw at the Golden Globes, the Oscars were all about nude and pastel tones on eyes and lips.

Check out these makeup tips from the pro’s to find out how you can get the look at home.

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If there’s one thing Jennifer Lopez loves, it’s a shimmery pastel eye. This year she teamed up with makeup artist Matthew Vanleeuween to create a look that really highlighted her gorgeous lavender dress. Working with Nars, Vanleeuween used D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow and Brousse Duo Eyeshadow to create a soft lilac eye with just the right amount of definition on the lashline. Another important feature for this look were the cheeks. “I wanted to create an ethereal movie star look. I kept the cheekbones high and highlighted with the Enchanted Cream Blush (on counter in April) for a soft and supportive look,” said Vanleeuween. Lips were layered with Cruising Lipstick and Sweet Dreams Lip Gloss to create a warm, pinky-nude lip that kept the pastel shadow and shimmery cheek from veering into ice princess territory.

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Rachel McAdams’ trendy tie-dye dress was the inspiration for her pretty red carpet makeup. “There was a wash of cool tones in the dress–blue, green, purple, pink–so we wanted the eye, cheek and lips to all have this same water color sheerness to it,” said makeup artist Kayleen McAdams. On the eyes, Kayleen used Chanel Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Fountain, keeping the grey tone on the outer corners of the lid and underneath the eye. On the lid and up to the browbone she swept a rose gold shade, then finished by applying Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Slate on the inner corners of the eye. Kayleen chose Rouge Coco in Rose Comete on the lips to give them that beautiful, healthy pink color. A dab of Glossimer in Futile accentuated the hue and gave it a modern gleam.

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After spending all of her on-screen time in Avatar sporting CGI blue skin, it makes sense that Zoe Saldana would want to keep her makeup minimal on the red carpet. Makeup artist Vera Steinberg balanced out Zoe’s confection of a dress with a sophisticated, creamy nude look. She kept skin luminous with Nars Orgasm Illuminator and Enchanted Cream Blush and lips were neutral and glossy with Love Devotion Lipstick (available in April) and Ophelia Lip Gloss. Steinberg kept the focus on Zoe’s amazing almond-shaped eyes, using Brousse Duo Eyeshadow on the lid and lashline, then defined their shape with Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo.



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i like your tutorials and your website. i think part of the reason so many people watch your videos is because your personality is accessible, warm and open. Keep up the great work! Perhapse you can do some tutorials for a more neutral eye, fewer and more wearable colors.
Thank you Marlena!

hi Marlena I love your website but would you please recreate this natural looks please? it will helpfull me a lot thank you

Hi Marlena, thanks for this great article, however could you pls do a tutorial for this kind of look? Gracias ;-)

Thanks for this article, Marlena. Please recreate Zoe Saldana’s and Jennifer Lopez’s look? Again, greetings and best wishes from Amsterdam!

I completely agree!!!! It would be GREAT if you gave a tutorial on JLo’s eye make up at the Oscars!! I love that look and I know I could do it, if you showed me how :) Thank you as always Marlena for your fabulous website and excellent tutorials and advice = ) Can’t wait for the next one!! Lots of love and support~ Marla

Yes yes yes!! Please do a tutorial on JLo’s whole oscar look! Especially with less expensive alterantives!

Hey Marlena,
I just started going to your site and it is absolutely fantastic! I have got new techniques and i just love them. You can teach old dogs new tricks! lol I am a 46 year (not Old) woman and i was afraid all these looks were for the young and not for my age, yet, i have been able to wear some of the looks! if you have any new or different techniques for my age send them on! Thanks so much Shar!

hey marlena =]
i know this is kinda random but ive been thinking about buying the urban decay 24/7 eyeliner pencils but theyre kinda expensive and i wanted to make sure they would work before i buy them. i have really sensitive eyes and have been looking for a long time for a good, long lasting liner that i can use on my waterline without my eyes getting irritated.
do you think the urdan decay pencils would be good for that?
if not, do you have some other suggestions?
thank you!

Marlena, I just want to say thank you for your videos. They have made it easier for me to do my eye make-up and countouring so natural. I have gotten so many compliments on my make-up since I have watched your tutorials. Thank you so very much.

Hey! I have sensitive eyes and wear contacts so it is hard for me to do eyeliner in my waterline. The waterproof ones dont work so do you have any sugestions for my probloms?

hey, great tips/advices marlena!
please, what is the colour of the lipstick JLo is wearing in the above pic? thank you.