As far as fashion trends go, the red carpet has produced some eyebrow-raisers as of late. (Case in point: pelvage.) When it comes to beauty, however, classically chic makeup is trending heavily—a fact that was especially evident at this year’s Oscars. Since the pick-me-up powers of a great lipstick hue know no age, we were thrilled to discover that Elle rounded up the exact brands and shades some of our favorite starlets donned. Read the full report here.
When we think of using makeup to look younger and more radiant, mainstays like mascara and eyeliner come to mind. But Molly Stern, the makeup guru who got Best Actress nominee Reese Witherspoon ready for Hollywood’s biggest night, took a different approach—and the results were undeniably gorgeous.
“I wanted Reese to look like she’d just come back from a relaxing vacation, even though she’s been doing so much press and so many red carpets over the past few months,” Stern told Allure.
To create a just-back-from-the-tropics glow in the dead of a particularly mean winter, she employed a combination of body bronzer, darker foundation and blush, all strategically applied not only on Witherspoon’s face, but on her arms, neck and chest to ensure a subtle, even look. Get the full how-to on Allure.com.