The Oscars 2014 will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 and I was requested to do an Oscars Red Carpet inspired makeup look by the wonderful twinsies, Michelle and Katherine of M + K (they're tomorrow's Ur Made Up Face featured bloggers too!) ^^ Perfect, coz I never really am interested in award shows except for the celebrity makeup and fashion on the red carpet. I will only watch awards shows if I'm looking forward to a performance or if I really want some of the nominees to win.
So here's my version of a red carpet makeup look: simple, classy and glamorous.
- For a red carpet event, with lots of cameras, clicking to take amazing photos of you, you would definitely want to start with a face primer to cover up those nasty pores, smooth the skin and help the makeup last all night long. I'm using Benefit Porefessional Face Primer, applying it on the cheeks, T-zone and chin - apply it on the areas where your pores are concentrated.
- I'm using two foundations first is the Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 003 Shell. This foundation is full coverage and great for photographs, however, I find that applying this all over the face gives a thoroughly bright and highlighted look. The shade Shell is also too light for me so I'm using this foundation as a highlighter/concealer. I'm applying this under my eyes to cover up under eye circles, forehead, bridge of the nose, forehead, and chin. I'm blending this out with a synthetic brush, Real Techniques Setting Brush.
- With a foundation that matches my skin tone well, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220, apply it to the areas where the first foundation wasn't applied. Blend well with the other foundation.
- Lightly set the foundation with a powder which has a slight coverage, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep.
- Since we are going minimal on the eyes and sporting red lips, contouring the face is very important to achieve a sculpted and put together look. Using NARS Laguna Bronzer, contour the cheeks, temples, jaw, and the nose.
- Apply a peach/pink blush at the back of the cheeks to help contour but add a little bit of color to the face - NARS Deep Throat Blush.
- Highlight the high points of the face, the tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, Cupid's bow, chin and forehead - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle.
- Mist on MAC Fix+ to prevent a cakey look and for your makeup to stay throughout the night.
- I'm really defining my brows and darkening them up to frame my face using the Graymelin Seven Tattoo Eyebrow in Dark Brown
- The first step in eye makeup is always priming the eyes, so starting off with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original all over the lids.
- Using a copper toned shadow, L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush, apply it all over the lids with a flat eyeshadow brush. With the tip of the same brush, apply it all over the bottom lash line as well.
- With a crease brush, take a deep chocolate brown shade, NYX Eyeshadow in Rootbeer, apply it on the outer V of the eyes to lightly define the crease. With a pencil brush, bring this shade to the outer half of the bottom lash line.
- For the brow bone highlight, use a matte crean shadow, Wet n Wild Eyeshadow in Brulee.
- Apply a water proof black liner to both upper and lower waterline, NYX Eyeliner in Jet Black.
- Create a dramatic sharp wing on the upper lash line, Graymelin Control Sharp Liner Waterproof Black.
- Highlight the inner corner of the eyes with the MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle using a pencil brush.
- Curl the lashes and apply a thin coat of Maybelline Volum' Express MegaPlush Mascara Waterproof to the upper lashes. Apply two coats to the bottom lashes so they will stand out as well.
- Apply false lashes to bump up the look, Ardell Natural Wispies.
- I'm lining the lips with Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil in Naked and topping it with a matte red lipstick, MAC Riri Woo. Use a lip brush to perfect the red lip application.
Red Carpet look done! Now you can rock this look to any glam event.