The Academy Awards are my favorite awards show of the year. Partly because of the makeup and the dresses, and partly because my dad and I like to predict the winners of every category, even the ones we know nothing about, and compete to get the most right. (Trust me, this makes the other categories much more interesting to watch when you’ve got something riding on it!) We always watch the pre-awards show too, and this year there were a few makeup looks that I definitely noticed right off the bat on the red carpet. And as always, it’s a great source of inspiration (not to mention a challenge!) to take these looks and try to recreate them with the makeup you have at home. Here are this year’s Oscar looks that really made me stop and take notice.
Lips – She ditched her usual nude lip for a bright baby pink. You can mix lipsticks like Baby Love and Blushing to get the right shade of pink and apply it over a layer of Neutral lip liner to make it even lighter.
Face – For that effortless glow, apply Twilight radiance shimmer.
Lips – Try a bright coral shade like Peachy Keen lipstick, which is also perfect for spring!
Face – Her skin looks perfect here. Since she didn’t use any color on her cheeks, just stick to Loose Mineral Foundation. Take varying shades to get the look of natural highlights and contours like you see here.
Brows – Use Brush-On Brow Gel for a bold, sculpted brow. The shape is really the key here, and brow gel is perfect for keeping every hair in place.
Lips – For a bright orange-red lipstick, Mineralogie will be releasing Devil’s Advocate for Summer 2015. This color is just the right shade to imitate her look here!
Lips – Her deep purple red lip here does everything right – not too dark, not too bright, perfect for her skin tone. Use Showstopper lipstick to get the same look.
Cheeks – Apply Barcelona Bronze pressed bronzer to the cheeks for that sunkissed glow of hers. Don’t go too heavyhanded though!
There were plenty of other beautiful makeup looks to inspire you from this year’s Academy Awards! Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga, to name a few. Who were your favorites? Any looks you’d like to recreate for yourself? Leave your comments below!