2015 Oscars: Best Hair & Makeup

The Academy Awards were broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. on Feb. 22, 2015 and I couldn’t get enough of the red carpet hair and makeup styles. These are my favorite looks on stunning stars Reese Witherspoon, Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Lopez and Zoe Saldana. Now you can recreate the looks following the below expert tips!

 

HAIR – 40s Waves

Reese Witherspoon

I was left in awe when I saw Reese Witherspoon‘s modern take on classic, 40s waves! Inspired by the sleek and beautiful lines of Reese Witherspoon’s dress, celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel gave the Best Actress Nominee a deep middle part that transitioned into soft cascading waves for the red carpet. “I wanted to play up the duality of texture and create a look that had strength and softness at the same time,” said Adir.

 Here’s his step-by-step breakdown: 

  • Adir started by creating a severe middle part and then applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse from roots to mid shaft to towel-dried hair.
  • To continue building the perfect foundation, Adir applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer from roots to ends before blow-drying hair away from the face with a medium-sized round brush.
  • Once dry, Adir tucked hair behind both ears and pinned into place. “A great tip to avoid dents in the hair is to use a business card and hair clip to hold the style in place,” said Adir.
  • To create the soft waves in the back, Adir 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.  
  • Before removing the cooled curls from their pin set, Adir sprayed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray. He then 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.
  • Adir then removed the business cards that were holding 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.
  • To finish, Adir spritzed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray to lock in style all night.
  • After washing, massage L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Straight Perfecting Balm  all over wet hair to fight against humidity

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HAIR – Sleek High Ponytail

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Hairstylist Lorenzo Martin for L’Oreal Paris was inspired by Jennifer’s dress. He wanted to keep Jennifer’s big, beautiful dress the star of the show, and so her hairstyle was simple and chic. The sleek high ponytail was also great for the rainy weather.

STEP-BY-STEP:

  • To begin, wash hair with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Shampoo, Pre-Conditioner, and Conditioner
  • After washing, massage L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Straight Perfecting Balm  all over wet hair to fight against humidity
  • After washing, massage L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Straight Perfecting Balm  all over wet hair to fight against humidity

  • Blow dry hair with a round brush
  • Set hair in big, hot rollers to create volume. Once set, remove the rollers and brush through the hair spraying on L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Strand Smoother Serum Spray
  • Gather hair into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic with metal hooks on each end to keep the ponytail high
  • Finish the look off with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray to combat the rainy weather
  • AT-HOME HAIR COLOR RECOMMENDATION: Get Jennifer’s gorgeous highlighted hair at-home with L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Glam Lights in GL50 

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MAKEUP – Radiant Skin

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o

Lancôme Ambassadress Lupita Nyong’o’s skin was nothing short of radiant at the 2015 Academy Awards and her makeup look by artist Nick Barose was sublime glory. A modern take on 20’s glamour – Makeup Artist Nick Barose gave Lupita  a metallic, smokey eye paired with a romantic aubergine lip.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown: 

FACE:

  •  Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

  • Génifique Eye Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate
  • La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
  •  NEW Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact in 500 (available April 2015)
  •  Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit in 550

  • Blush Subtil Shimmer in Petite Pomegranate
  • Le Duo Stick in Suede

 

EYES:  

  • Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolor Base in Sienne #5
  • Artliner in Noir
  • Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir

  • Color Design 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee
  • Grandiôse Mascara

 

LIPS:  

  • Kiehl’s Lip Balm
  • Le Lipstique Lip Coloring Stick in Sheer Chocolate

  •  L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Aubergine Velvet

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MAKEUP – Dewy Diva

ZOE SALDANA

ZOE SALDANA 

Makeup Artist Vera Steimberg for L’Oreal Paris was inspired by screen gem Sophia Loren creating an Italian-inspired look to match her Versace dress. She has such a gorgeous, new-mom glow so she wanted her skin to stand out and focus more on the eyes balanced out with a soft lip color.

STEP-BY-STEP:

  • Vera prepped skin with L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream

  • She then applied L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Tan on cheekbones and Crème Cafe for shading 
  •  She used the NEW L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude (available April 2015), using the lighter colors from the palette in the middle of the eye and going darker towards the corners of the eye

  •  Vera finished off the eyes with a few coats of L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Black 
  •  Since the eye was more of a dramatic look, Vera wanted a softer lip and used L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor in Timeless Rose 
  •  She set everything withInfallible® Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray  to ensure the look stayed fresh throughout the night

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