Oscars 2013

Jennifer Lawrence poses in the press room during the Oscars at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, ...

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)

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. 

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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.

Messy 'Do's
Winner: Naomi Watts

Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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.

 

Purple Reign
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.