Jennifer Lawrence poses in the press room during the Oscars at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Photo: Jeff Kravitz
Now that the main event is over for another year and we’ve had a day or so to pore over the shots, here’s our pick of the winning hair and makeup looks from the night.
In the Buff.
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence
The trend: As far as lips go, it was a case of less is more as makeup artists vetoed the traditional scarlet-red lipstick in favour of nude balms and glosses.
Naomi Watts arrives at the Oscars on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Photo: Jeff Kravitz
Get the look: Start by prepping the lips with a hint of concealer – it’ll knock back any existing red undertones in the skin and soften the outline of the lips, before layering a clear gloss or balm over the top.
Hot tip: If you’re new to nudes, you can follow Jennifer Lawrence’s lead by substituting the clear balm with a rose-pink lipstick for a barely-there-looking hit of colour.
Winner: Naomi Watts
Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) Photo: Steve Granitz
The trend: Although there was no shortage of deep-side parts and retro waves, messy, whipped-up ‘dos officially ruled the red carpet.
Get the look: It’s all about creating a heap of height in at the crown so start by working a volumising mousse into damp hair before tipping your head upside down to blow-dry. Follow with a little teasing in at the roots, then ditch the brush and use your hands to finger-comb the hair back into a messy bun at the nape of the neck.
Winner: Amanda Seyfried
The trend: We love a charcoal smoky eye as much as the next starlet but Amanda Seyfried’s delicate lilac eye shadow was the dark horse of the night.
Get the look: Rather than contouring the eye, you want to create a soft wash of colour across the lid so the fluffier the eye shadow brush, the better.
Hot tip: As a general guide, soft pastel numbers like lilac and mauve work best on cooler complexions while rich shades, such as plum and deep violet were made for flattering warmer complexions.