Last night, we celebrated the 84th annual Academy Awards. With a lot of awards being passed out, I’m giving the best red-carpets looks to to Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara and Gwyneth Paltrow! Although Octavia Spencer also deserves a shout out for glowing head-to-toe in Tadashi Shoji. Here’s the inside scoop on the beauty looks and how-tos for some of my favorite leading ladies:
EMMA STONE (wearing Giambattista Valli):
HAIR: Emma had a fresh and modern bun with an elegant twist created by Mara Roszak for Couture Colour.
“I wanted to keep Emma’s hair structured without feeling too stiff and the bun allowed for her look to be simple and elegant yet fresh,” said Roszak.
She began by using Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment on Emma’s wet hair working the product in from the ends and working up to keep her locks looking healthy and shiny. Roszak then blow-dried it straight keeping it sleek and simple in front. To create the bun, Mara pulled hair into a mid-height ponytail and began wrapping pieces of hair keeping it loose and wide and securing each piece with bobbypin. She then finished the look with Couture Colour’s Pequi Oil Finishing Polish to complete the look.
BODY GLOW: Emma basked in a pastel tan thanks to Rachel Goodwin for St. Tropez, who used their Rose Skin Illuminator on Emma’s arms, shoulders and collar bones to add a pink undertone to compliment her dress.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS (wearing Louis Vuitton):
HAIR: Michelle Williams was fashionably glamorous with her blonde pixie by Chris McMillan for Couture Colour and Wella Professionals.
Chris began by using Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment on Michelle’s short hair to keep it fresh and vibrant without weighing it down. Then applied Sebastian Professional Mousse Forte to wet hair, and let it to air dry. With a small round brush, he finished off with a blow dry to give the hair more height. Then used his hands to set the part and bangs and finish with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to set in place.
Chris says, “The reason I love the Wella products is that they are light and don’t weigh the hair down as the night wears on. Some stylers can actually make the hair look darker if they’re too heavy, but with the Wella hairspray hair is shiny and touchable.”
GWYNETH PALTROW (wearing Tom Ford):
TAN: Gwyneth Paltrow complemented her white gown (complete with cape) with a flawless tan created by Leslie Lopez for St. Tropez; using their Gold Skin Illuminator on her cheek bones, brow bone, and collarbone.
MAKEUP: Gwyneth Paltrow then worked with celebrity makeup artist, Leslie Lopez using NARS Cosmetics to enhance her sun-kissed glow.
“It’s elegantly bronzed,” said celebrity makeup artist Leslie Lopez for NARS Cosmetics. “The dress makes such a statement, but it also has no color, so we needed to create a makeup look that complemented the dress and was still sophisticated enough for the red carpet. I really loved the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer because it gives a sun-kissed look to her skin, and perfect against a white dress!”
Here are the products Leslie used so you can recreate the look:
FACE – NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 PA +++, with Super Orgasm Illuminator patted onto the apples of the cheeks.
EYES – The champagne side of NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow was applied on the eyelid for a pop of gold, followed by a Maybelline brown liquid eyeliner along the lashline. The look was then finished with NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.
As for my other favorite look (and new girl crush), Rooney Mara, she wowed the crowd with her edgy bangs and bold lips; which perfectly contrasted her stunning Givenchy gown. I wish I had more details to offer as it’s now time for me to scour the internet in search of that red lipstick!
Who sported your red carpet look? Leave a comment below or tweet me @PrettyConnected