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How to get an Oscar look for Prom

Monday, April 05, 2010

The 82nd Academy Awards was a true return to Hollywood Glamour!  The stars shinned with exceptional elegance and grace down the red carpet!  This year’s makeup trends were a range from the classic smoky eye to bold pink lips.  Here’s the hottest trends you can get a jumpstart on to prepare for Prom or to just glam up your everyday!
Hair: The favorite choice among the stars like Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet was a beautiful side part with sweeping hair to the side. Another fabulous look was the popular updo with added volume seen on Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Penélope Cruz.
Dresses: The stunning gowns that draped the hottest celebrities were the classic strapless and single over the shoulder dresses in enchanting champagne and blush hued palettes. Beautiful blossoming dresses in floral patterns also made a presence on stars like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams.
Accessories: Keep it simple was the overall theme of this year’s Oscar, many dresses were accented with stunning cuffs and sparkling chandelier earrings. The neck was kept bare to accentuate the beautiful décolletage on many of the strapless gowns.
Skin: Flawless porcelain skin with sculpted brows and barely there soft pink cheeks took center stage at this year’s Oscars. Glowing dewy skin gave a healthy radiance on the cheekbones with the softly added shimmer. Product recommendations: Studio HD Powder, Studio Shimmer Palette
Eyes: Mesmerizing eyes was dominant on the red carpet, from added sparkling eyeliner seen on Monique and Sara Jessica Parker, to the staple smoky eye seen on Faith Hill, Kristen Stewart and Diane Kruger. Dramatic eyeliner paired with glittering neutral eyeshadow like that on Miley Cyrus was a perfect paring of soft and bold. False lashes created picture perfect eyes to add depth and volume. Product recommendations: Mineral Eyeshadow, Liquid Eyeliner and Hollywood Eyelashes
Lips: One hot trend making a statement was the bright pink lip seen on Sandra Bullock, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Vera Farmiga. The classic matte red lip like that on Charlize Theron and Cameron Diaz was a beautiful complement to the softer more natural facial makeup. And of course the natural blush and nude lips was ever so popular paired with dramatic eyes. Product recommendations: Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph, Studio Lip Stain in Red Carpet, Plumping Lip Glaze in Fire Coral
How will you work these trends?
{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}

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nicoleslaw wrote:
1) 4/5/2010 11:04:43 AM
my prom theme this year is masquerade, so i bought tons of elf mineral eye shadows for the occasion. i'm planning on going with the last sentence- "natural blush and nude lips was ever so popular paired with dramatic eyes." i like the idea of the cuff bracelets, ill probably end up wearing those because my dress is very showy as it is around the neckline
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cassecat wrote:
2) 4/5/2010 11:17:35 AM
this look is so beautiful!
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Alliedahlia wrote:
3) 4/5/2010 11:21:36 AM
Super Awesome tips!
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MakeupLvrSteph wrote:
4) 4/5/2010 11:47:35 AM
I loved the Oscar looks that were on the red carpet this year. I'm in college so no prom for me :( but definitely using these tips for the weddings I'm attending this summer :)
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Jennsen wrote:
5) 4/5/2010 11:53:24 AM
I can't wait to use some of these tips for my spring formal this year. I think I'll go with some super dramatic eyes.
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KTZ wrote:
6) 4/5/2010 12:04:44 PM
It takes a certain strong woman to pull off some of those looks. But most are so classic that I think just about anyone can pull something. I bet it might not even be too bad to commission a copy of a similar dress. Hmm.
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alwayspink10 wrote:
7) 4/5/2010 12:27:13 PM
I absolutely love the new glowy, dewy face look. I've been looking for the perfect powder, blush, and bronzer and I have found the perfect e.l.f. combo for my skin! The Clarifying Pressed Powder, Candid Coral Blush, and Golden Bronzer give me that fresh, soft and naturally pretty face!
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Miss Joygasmic wrote:
8) 4/5/2010 12:58:52 PM
You have no idea how much this helps! I have been having a hard time on what kind of make up to apply and how to get my hair. Thank you so much for this blog!
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Renee... wrote:
9) 4/5/2010 1:03:42 PM
In my next order i'll definitely be getting the Studio HD Powder and Studio Shimmer Palette. I also really like the natural blush, nude lips and dramatic eyes trend, thanks for product recommendations and colours.
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Leonora wrote:
10) 4/5/2010 2:09:17 PM
I love the looks on the red carpet this year. Definitely some very classic looks and others very modern! I love Sandra Bullock's bright lips paired with her more neutral dress, beautiful!
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cheyenne1996 wrote:
11) 4/5/2010 2:09:40 PM
Love this look!
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Dakota<3 wrote:
12) 4/5/2010 2:25:44 PM
These tips are awesome! I will definitely use them for my prom this year. And I love these blogs. It's an awesome way to learn new tricks and tips...Way to go :) btw, the Studio Shimmer Palette is the best!
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Hi! wrote:
13) 4/5/2010 3:06:49 PM
These looks are gorgeous!
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Hi! wrote:
14) 4/5/2010 3:12:18 PM
+ you can use them for graduations, weddings and summer parties. Awesome ideas.
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soccerstar97 wrote:
15) 4/5/2010 4:16:17 PM
I have a bat mitzvah party for my cousin and I'm going with the nude lips, glowing face, and a brown, shimmery smoky eye. Thanks for the advice on eyes, face, and lips
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Cherity wrote:
16) 4/5/2010 4:30:17 PM
YAY!!! I love elf makeup!!! It really does make you feel like a celebrity without the cost!!!
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LibertyBelle78 wrote:
17) 4/5/2010 4:33:02 PM
I can't wait to try the HD powder! I have LOVED every ELF product I have tried so far. I can finally look like a million bucks without spending it!
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Kayla528 wrote:
18) 4/5/2010 4:52:58 PM
I love the classic look some women wore on their faces to the Oscars. I've fallen in love w/e.l.f. products for that reason, and even with my skin conditions, I can look flawless!
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Jaki wrote:
19) 4/5/2010 5:03:54 PM
This is so prettty!
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winner adendyut wrote:
20) 4/5/2010 5:11:17 PM
so fabulous
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turquoisebutterfly wrote:
21) 4/5/2010 5:14:54 PM
thanks! this was really helpful
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jenna_miller2004 wrote:
22) 4/5/2010 5:15:59 PM
I wish I were going to prom. Those ideas sound cool.
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MrsCuffs wrote:
23) 4/5/2010 5:28:55 PM
I think the bright pink lip color is a great and easy tip for the summer. As someone who likes to keep things as natural as possible the pink is something I could definitely pull off.
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chjoed wrote:
24) 4/5/2010 5:32:37 PM
wow this is so awesome! I love elf a lot and can not wait to share it with my neice who is new to makeup and is attending her first prom this year!
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MAilise wrote:
25) 4/5/2010 5:48:09 PM
I love the nude lip and dramatic eye combo!
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racheltseng wrote:
26) 4/5/2010 6:02:39 PM
i have the hollywood eyelashes and i wore them to my prom i got so many compliments on it! :]
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Katherine Anne wrote:
27) 4/5/2010 8:30:48 PM
thanks for the tips! me and my friends are going to use some of these for prom this year!
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springsummer wrote:
28) 4/6/2010 12:29:38 PM
LOVE the low maintenance side part swept hair. i would definitely go for that.
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kyliers wrote:
29) 4/6/2010 7:21:23 PM
I love E.L.F Cosmetics!!! They have really improved my self confedence!! Thank you sooo much Achelle!!!!
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copious beauty wrote:
30) 4/12/2010 3:07:58 PM
I <3 ELF!!! I love the quads because the colors really do go together perfectly.
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