2015 Oscar Awards hair & makeup trends

Monday, February 23, 2015
By Sara Moore

From straight and sleek to middle parts, from nude lips to orange-red lips, here’s how these lovely ladies got glam for last night’s Oscars!

2015 oscar awards hairstyle reese witherspoon

Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel gave nominee Reese Witherspoon a 1940’s wave. “I wanted to play up the duality of texture and create a look that had strength and softness at the same time,” he said.

1. First he towel-dried hair.
2. Then he created a severe middle part and applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse from roots to mid shaft.
3. Wanting to build the perfect foundation, he applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer from roots to ends.
4. Abergel then blow-dried hair away from the face with a medium-sized round brush.
5. Once completely dry, he tucked hair behind both ears and pinned into place. (Stylist tip: Avoid dents in the hair by using a business card and hair clip to hold the style in place.)
6. Next, he used a 1″ curling iron and curled the hair in a barrel curl from ends to mid shaft, pinning them in place to cool down. He continued that motion throughout the entire back section of the hair that was down.
7. He then sprayed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray and allowed them to cool.
8. Then he removed all the pins and let the hair drop, applying more hairspray on a paddle brush and brushing out the curls into a smooth 1940’s wave.
9. Abergel removed the business cards that held the front structure of the hair in place and applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum with a coloring brush to create duality in texture.
10. Finally, he spritzed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray to hold the look in place.

2015 oscar awards hair makeup marion cotillard

Celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica gave Marion Cotillard a simple and chic hairstyle that had a 1920’s vibe.

1. After washing the hair, he blow-dried damp hair in the direction of the style, focusing on a low side part.
2. He then used the ghd eclipse™ styler to bend and shape the hair.
3. Vetica pulled the hair into a low side ponytail over her right ear, and simply rolled the hair behind her ear, pinning as he went along.
4. He set the look by spraying hairspray all over the hair and then used the diffuser attachment of the blowdryer.

2015 oscar awards hairstyle gwyneth paltrow

Celebrity hairstylist Blake Erik gave Gwyneth Paltrow a chic and sleek hairstyle that drew attention to her beautiful drop earrings.

1. First, he washed hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. He then applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer.
3. Using a round brush, he blow-dried hair straight.
4. To keep it sleek, he flat-ironed hair from the chin down, keeping the lift at the roots from her blowout.
5. Erik created a deep side part and sectioned off the front side of the hair on both sides. The remaining back side of the hair was parted at ear level and pinned up.
6. Then he brushed the front sections back and under the pinned hair. He tied both sections together using a clear elastic band and let the remaining hair fall over the secured sections.
7. Lastly, he sprayed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray all over her hair, which kept it in place without feeling rough.

2015 oscar awards hair makeup keira knightley

Hairstylist Ben Skervin gave Keira Knightley, who is expecting her first child, a relaxed yet romantic hairstyle. “I wanted to keep Keira’s cool edge so it was important that the hair not appear professionally done, and more like she could have done her hair herself,” he said.

1. After washing and conditioning hair, he applied a primer to protect hair from heat styling.
2. While blowdrying hair, he took sections of hair and twisted them to create a loose texture.
3. Once each twisted section dried, he used his fingers to comb through to help deconstruct the look so it didn’t look perfect.
4. Skervin then wrapped 2 inch sections of hair around the ghd curve™ classic wave wand to create perfect, large, loose waves.
5. He brushed out the hair and sprayed a beach spray all over.
6. Lastly, he used the hairdryer once more time over the top layer to set the style before adding the Chanel headband.

2015 oscar awards hair makeup margot robbie

When it came to presenter Margot Robbie, celebrity makeup artist Tyron Macchausen said he was inspired by old Hollywood glamour and wanted to make a statement!

1. For flawless makeup application, he prepped skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.
2. He applied Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Honey & Beige on her skin and Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Sand under the eyes.
3. Macchausen lightly contoured the cheeks with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light, and then applied Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light as a highlight on the cheekbones.
4. He used both Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Blonde and Soft Brunette to fill in brows.
5. He skipped the eyeshadow but made eyes standout by applying Hourglass 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Eyeliner to the inside of the lash line.
6. Then he swept several coats of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara to top lashes.
7. He made lips pop by first lining her lips with Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil in Raven, and then applied Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven, giving her a matte orange-red finish.

2015 oscar awards hair makeup laura dern

Inspired by Laura Dern‘s metallic pewter dress, Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan decided to incorporate different metallic shades in her makeup. “Instead of using the same metallic tones as the dress I wanted to play with different shades and include mauves and bronze metallics in the look,” she said.

1. She first applied a thin layer of Murad Hydrodynamic Moisturizing Cream followed by Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield to smooth fine lines and creases.
2. Once the skin was hydrated, she applied a thin veil of Chanel VitaLumiere Foundation to the face and décolletage with a medium fluffy brush.
3. She then applied Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura on the cheeks and followed with mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes for a rosy radiant glow.
4. Deenihan used Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation to create her metallic colored eyes. First, she swept the #1 shimmery bone color across the brow bone under the brows, the #2 pewter color across Laura’s entire lid and finished with the #3 warm brown shade in the crease and outer corners of the eye. (Makeup tip: By keeping the darker shades in the crease and outer corners, the eyes will appear larger.)
5. She then swept a little of the #3 metallic brown from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Metal Eyes under the bottom lashes.
6. She applied a thin line of Avon Super Shock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Intense Brown across the top lash line.
7. She completed the eyes by using a few coats of Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara in Blackest Black.
7. To complement her metallic eyes and luminous skin, she kept the lips natural with a hint of pink by applying Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in Honey Flower.

2015 oscar awards hair makeup rosamund pike

Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis had this to say about Rosamund Pike, “As soon as I saw Rosamund’s custom Givenchy dress, I knew she was going to have a moment on the red carpet. I wanted to create a classic beauty look like the iconic Grace Kelly.”

1. First, she prepped the skin by applying Sisley Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion all over the face.
2. Then she spritz the skin with Sisley Floral Spray Mist.
3. While the skin was still damp she applied Sisley Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration to keep skin nourished all night.
4. To reduce under eye puffiness, she applied a thick layer of Sisley Eye Contour Mask and left it on for 10 minutes.
5. She then applied Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm and left on until she was ready to apply lipstick.
6. Inglessis applied Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer on the skin to lock in moisture while giving a beautiful matte canvas for makeup.
7. Using a Beauty Blender, she worked Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua onto the skin, followed by Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat Concealer under the eyes.
8. To recreate depth in the face, she blended Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base with Make Up For Ever Artisan Medium Powder Brush #126 and worked the product below the cheek bone, then gently swiped it across the top of the forehead and bridge of the nose for a sun-kissed glow.
9. Afterward, she dusted Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder all over the face to keep the look fresh.
10. Moving on to the eye area, she defined the brows by using Make Up For Ever Brow Seal Transparent Eyebrow Gel.
11. She then dusted Make Up For Ever Matte Artist Shadow in #M-530 Eggshell all over the lid.
12. Then she used Make Up For Ever Artist Liner in #M-50, Matte Bright Brown along the lash line and smudged it with Chanel Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirage to create a softer look.
13. She added Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in #M-536, Milk Tea, to the crease to open the eye and used Make Up For Ever Artisan Large Blender Brush #242 in a back and forth motion to blend the shade and also added it along the lower lash line. 14. She finished the eyes by applying Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Brun on the bottom lashes and then applied Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara Rich Black to the top lashes to create more volume and lengthen the lashes.
15. And finally, she created her nude pout by first defining the lips with Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Beige Innocent and then filled the lips with Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.

Celebrity hairstylist Kylee Rae Heath gave Pike’s hair a lot of texture using Oscar Blandi hair products.

1. She sprayed Oscar Blandi Protein Mist throughout damp hair.
2. Then she applied Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse and combed the product through for even distribution.
3. Heath then blow-dried hair to create volume and movement.
4. Next, she sprayed Oscar Blandi Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray.
5. Then she used the Sultra 3/4 inch sized barrel and a 1inch sized Marcel iron to create texture.
6. Once the texture was in place, she used a comb to section from behind the left ear, over the head to the top of the right ear.
7. She pulled the back section into a ponytail. Then, looking in a mirror together, she pulled the front section back to meet the ponytail, securing with bobby pins.
8. She sprayed the look into place and twisted the ponytail into a bun and pinned it.
9. Lastly, she set the look with Pronto Lacca Medium Hold Hairspray and applied the Polish Glossing Creme to the short hair of her undercut.

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