At the 85th Academy Awards, there were plenty of leading ladies rocking some of the hottest beauty trends this season. Celebrity makeup artist Bruce Grayson has shared his top three trends with us, as well as tricks to pull off these looks yourself.
1. Bold Smoky Eyes
As seen on: Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried
A bold smoky eye is a classic evening look, and any woman can rock this trend with the right know-how. Grayson says:
Classic Hollywood eyes are created by incorporating just the right amount of drama and finishing off with a strong lash. I like to prep lashes with the new Olay Regnerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Serum and Lash Duo, because the serum works to instantly thicken and nourish, while separating the lashes for easy mascara application, laying the base for ultra-sexy eyes.
To re-create the look at home, swipe on a deep blue or gray shadow across lids to create depth. Don’t forget to coat lashes with at least two coats of black mascara! Finally, make sure your brows can stand up to the look: fill them in with pencil, if necessary, to create a bold complement to your smoky eyes.
2. Glowing Skin
As seen on: Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon
Every woman wants to achieve glowing, flawless and luminous skin. The good news? You totally can, with these pro tips from Grayson:
Glowing, flawless skin was seen on virtually every woman at last night’s Oscars. Skin prep is essential to create this look (deep cleansing, exfoliation and moisturization is the key to ensure a fabulous complexion). I always recommend Olay’s Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution as a tool for creating smooth skin.
After prepping your skin, mix a dab of highlighter with your regular foundation to create a lit-from-within glow. Alternatively, you can use a highlighter on brow bones, cheeks and your chin to create a more pronounced luminous effect.
3. Bold Lips
As seen on: Oliva Munn, Jessica Chastain
Even if you’re a little timid when it comes to bold lips, nothing pulls a look together more than a fierce lip color. If you do it right, you can definitely rock this trend! Says Grayson:
Hollywood glamour is defined by a bold lip. And last night we saw this look defined with a classic red lip. The great thing about a bold lip is that it really works to compliment your skin and overall look.
Whether you choose pink , red or daring orange, a bold lip can instantly transform your look. If you opt for classic red, fill in lips with a complementary lip pencil; this will act as a base and ensure your lipstick stays put. After applying your lip hue, top it off with a coat of gloss for lips that shine all night long.
What do you think of these beauty trends? Will you be rockin’ any this season?