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Oscar Makeup Trends

Monday, March 07, 2011

I loved watching the Oscars!  The trends where beautiful strapless dresses in this seasons popular red, silver and plum shades.  In regards to makeup, the winning looks were flawless faces with red and nude lips and smoldering smoky eyes!  Here’s how to get the look…
-To get Sandra Bullock or Ann Hathaway’s bold red lips first apply a Lip Primer (e.l.f. Lip Primer & Plumper) to keep color staying on all night.  Then with a Lip Brush (e.l.f. Lip Brush) apply a Lip Stain (e.l.f. Lip Stain in Red Carpet) to lips making sure to trace the lips perfectly for clean lines.
-For Smoky Eyes like Jennifer Lawrence and Halle Berry begin by applying an Eyelid Primer (e.l.f. Eyelid Primer) to help set in eyeshadow for creaseless long lasting color.  Then apply an Eyeliner Pencil (e.l.f. Mineral Eye Liner) all around the eye and smudge in and line the bottom waterline for an enhanced look.  Then apply a light highlighter eyeshadow to  the brow bone to create lift followed by a mid tone shade all over the lid and finish with a deep color on the outer corner and blend for that smoky look!
-For that Hollywood nude lip like Reese Witherspoon and Michelle Williams begin by conditioning the lips with a lip balm (e.l.f. Lip Balm SPF 15) for hydrated lips.  Next apply a lipstick (e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph) all over lips in a pink tinted nude for a natural look.  Finish by applying a coat of a soft shine Lip Gloss (e.l.f Mineral Lip Gloss in Au Naturale) all over lips for that polished look.

{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}


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missy-white wrote:
1) 3/7/2011 11:10:20 AM
I just discovered e.l.f cosmetics and I am hooked!! the quality and prices are amazing. Thank you for making great makeup affordable!
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Ms Peabody wrote:
2) 3/7/2011 11:31:25 AM
Love e.l.f. and love all the makeup tips. Can't wait to try this!
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Clarified wrote:
3) 3/7/2011 11:33:40 AM
I just loved Halle eye makeup, I am still trying to master the smokey eye!
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Celassara wrote:
4) 3/7/2011 11:36:19 AM
This is great! Going to try both of these out for sure :D
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AACSchwartz wrote:
5) 3/7/2011 11:38:40 AM
I LOVE the smoky eye but haven't been able to pin down a really good technique so I can't wait to try this one! thanks! I just hope it doesn't drown out my blue eyes!
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Kimhoay wrote:
6) 3/7/2011 11:39:02 AM
Red lips (and nude!) is such a classy and timeless way to go!
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That_Tiffany wrote:
7) 3/7/2011 11:39:07 AM
Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock both looked stunning. Halle's simple smoky eye, and Sandra's Classic Hollywood look, were really great.
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Aki wrote:
8) 3/7/2011 11:39:35 AM
I have to say, I love the whole nude lips and bold eye combo. Natural Nymph lipstick is awesome and the mineral eyeshadows are amazing for doing lovely, colorful smokey eyes.
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Kash wrote:
9) 3/7/2011 11:40:05 AM
Red lips, Loooov it!
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Daijah wrote:
10) 3/7/2011 11:40:42 AM
I love the Jennifer Lawrence look, i actually do all those steps with those products when i do my own makeup at home with my elf stuff!
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grapetastic wrote:
11) 3/7/2011 11:44:36 AM
I love these looks and I just ordered from elf so i am so excited for it to come in!! (:
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urastar wrote:
12) 3/7/2011 11:44:49 AM
Halles look was my favorite but I enjoy pulling inspiration from the get the look portion of elfs site. It keeps me up to date and lets me know what to buy next.
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JulieEDowning wrote:
13) 3/7/2011 11:51:02 AM
I've been really into creating a purple eye lately, dramatic and otherwise. I'm going to try the smokey eye technique with the purple, which I think will look amazing. I love red lips, but since nude became so "in", I've been loving nude nails, lips, eyes, and shoes. I'm loving all of these make up trends, & I love e.l.f. :)
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Bani wrote:
14) 3/7/2011 11:51:21 AM
I love all the products from ELF. I discovered them through a blog post by a makeup guru. They are very good in quality and plus affordable.. Just recently I ordered makeup brushes from ELF and really love them.. Love these celebrity makeup looks...
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Aishah wrote:
15) 3/7/2011 11:52:02 AM
I think it's awesome that you show women how they can get red carpet looks for less. I feel sorry for the women that waste their money on more expensive makeup!
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Jaxeroni wrote:
16) 3/7/2011 11:55:20 AM
e.l.f. is the best! Can't wait til I get my next order.
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Octavia wrote:
17) 3/7/2011 11:56:58 AM
I absolutely ADORE this line (E.L.F) just discovered it a few weeks ago! Made a huge order online about 15 things and now every other day that I go into Target I can't help but to pick up ONE or TWO more things. Does not matter if I have an Eye Liner already, I just get a color I don't have! It's like I'm now blessed to have multiples in one product not only that but different COLORS! <3 :) Super happy with this line .. yes there's one wobbly thing here and there but the product still does it's job! There's nothing more I could ask for than that
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Linhxn wrote:
18) 3/7/2011 11:57:15 AM
This is my first time trying out ELF, I'm excited to get my makeup soon!
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pintsizedmarina wrote:
19) 3/7/2011 11:57:42 AM
Love a smokey eye! I use it often on date night! Thanks for the tips on how to get Reese Witherspoons look! She is so gorgeous!
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Ash0214 wrote:
20) 3/7/2011 12:03:47 PM
i love this article! my favorite part of the oscars is seeing all the amazing dresses
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ashlei wrote:
21) 3/7/2011 12:05:59 PM
I Love the smoky eye and nude lips its simple yet makes your eyes pop! Not so much into the stars doing red lips glad they toned it down this year !
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Chrissy86 wrote:
22) 3/7/2011 12:06:20 PM
Oscars are the perfect way to keep on makeup trends!
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Sara H wrote:
23) 3/7/2011 12:11:33 PM
I definitely love the nude lip look. So cute for spring!
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vball91 wrote:
24) 3/7/2011 12:12:06 PM
Love the tips and tutorials. Please keep them coming.
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butterfly_72176 wrote:
25) 3/7/2011 12:12:19 PM
I love these tips, can't wait to try them out!
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bumblebeeness16 wrote:
26) 3/7/2011 12:19:17 PM
Ahhh I fouund my next product to buy! Superrr excited.
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leelee89 wrote:
27) 3/7/2011 12:59:55 PM
Thanks so much for the tips! I am definitely going to look into purchasing the items you mentioned.
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senderella wrote:
28) 3/7/2011 1:36:54 PM
i love the eyeshadow tip!
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ss75 wrote:
29) 3/7/2011 1:56:15 PM
I just love ELF products. Good quality at a very affordable price! And my favourites are 'the minerals' and 'get the looks':)
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mixedness87 wrote:
30) 3/7/2011 2:32:37 PM
I just made my first elf order sat and i'm so excited about what i have coming,i got alot of stuff for a great price compared to other places.I can't wait to get my stuff
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Meggoz wrote:
31) 3/7/2011 4:57:56 PM
I too just discovered elf. I'm in loveeeeeee. I can't wait to try this out.
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Altaira wrote:
32) 3/7/2011 5:21:49 PM
I'm loving ELF cosmetics and tips so far. Thanks!
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Bunches wrote:
33) 3/7/2011 6:08:11 PM
Great tips! I'll be sure to use some of these combos soon. Thanks Achelle :)
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BitsnPieces wrote:
34) 3/7/2011 6:08:37 PM
I never thought eyelid primer was neccesary until I found one that actually worked then i decided I can't live without it!
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Sandy r. wrote:
35) 3/7/2011 7:11:39 PM
I did smokey eyes for saturday for my friend. Definitely my favorite look.
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nancyv wrote:
36) 3/7/2011 11:58:08 PM
still waiting for my first order from elf. Can't wait to try this line of products.
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Rawrrimriley wrote:
37) 3/8/2011 12:46:25 AM
I'm still waiting for my order of e.l.f. but from what I've heard it's great. And I can't wait for it to get here. :)
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jojo722 wrote:
38) 3/8/2011 4:30:56 AM
Love the look of the smokey eyes! definitely will be trying it. thanks for the step by step tips!
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dariensolaris wrote:
39) 3/8/2011 8:33:32 AM
thank you for making your makeup tips so easy to understand! i cant wait for my order to come in so i can try out all these different methods!
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maggie09 wrote:
40) 3/8/2011 2:12:58 PM
I made my first e.l.f.purchase this weekend and I am really excited to get all the products. I am venturing outside of my normal eyliner and mascara routine into all over face makeup and I think elf is perfect for me to get started with. Cant beat the prices!!
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laura0was0here wrote:
41) 3/8/2011 2:45:45 PM
i like the way you do the smokey eye...a lot easier then the way i tried. XD i can't wait to try some of these looks!
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solivarez wrote:
42) 3/8/2011 3:40:51 PM
I tried the Halle Berry smokey eye with my elf cosmetics and it looked great!
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peachesyaj wrote:
43) 3/12/2011 1:46:54 PM
Thanks for the makeup tips! They work really well! I especially loved the smoky eye trick!
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Luvbeingagirl wrote:
44) 3/8/2011 9:14:50 AM
I'm a first time E.L.F product buyer and so exited for my first order to come in. I've heard many good reviews on ELF. What I find super awesome is the affordability and how the products on the website has a description and how to apply. Not to forget to mention all the helpful makeup tips throughout the site. I'm so looking forward on receiving my package and ordering more,I'm hooked!
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