2015 Academy Awards: Celebrity Make-up & Hair Tips Straight From the Pros

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The 2015 Academy Awards were as glamorous as ever thanks to laid-back hair and natural makeup looks. Want to re-create the looks at home for your next night out on the town? We scored tips and tricks from the pros who created the looks for the A-list attendees.

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Marion Cotillard: Hair by Rovert Vetica for ghd

 

From her hair to her jewelry to her dress, Marion was the epitome of elegance at last night’s soiree. Hair stylist, Robert Vetica, opted for a simple and chic ’20s vibe inspired by the actress herself.

WHAT TO DO:
“To begin, I dried Marion’s damp hair using the ghd air™ hairdryer in the direction of the style, focusing on a low side part,” he said. “I then used the ghd eclipse™ styler to bend and shape the hair. Ghd’s patented tri-zone™ technology allows for perfect heat distribution and superior fast styling. I then pulled the hair into a low side ponytail over her right ear, and simply rolled the hair behind her ear, pinning as I went along. To finish the look, I sprayed hairspray all over and used the diffuser attachment to set the style.”

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Ghd air™ hairdryer ($225) and ghd eclipse™ styler ($245)

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Kiera Knightly: Hair by Ben Skervin for ghd

Stylist Ben Skervin for Fekkai wanted to create a romantic look with Kiera’s hair, as well as make it appear that it had not been professionally done.

WHAT TO DO:
“I first sprayed Keira’s hair with Fekkai Blowout Primer blowout primer, then used the ghd air™ hairdryer which with its ionic technology gives a smooth, frizz-free finish,” he explains. “When drying, I took sections of hair and twisted them to give loose texture. Once each twisted section dried, I used my fingers to comb through which helps to deconstruct the look so it’s not perfect. I then wrapped 2 inch sections of hair around the and with ghd’s patented tri-zone™ technology, the whole barrel had the same temperature ensuring no hair was left un-waved. The unique oval shaped barrel also created perfect, large and loose waves. Once I had the right texture, I brushed out the hair and sprayed a beach spray all over. To finish, I used the ghd air™ hairdryer once more over the top layer to set the style before adding the Chanel headband.”

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
ghd air™ hairdryer ($225), ghd curve™ classic wave wand ($245)

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Rosamund Pike: Makeup by Melanie Inglessis for MAKE UP FOR EVER

Nominee Rosamund Pike was likely the best dressed of the night in her stunning red Givenchy dress. Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis wanted to create a look that accentuated her dress and would add to her red carpet moment.

WHAT TO DO:
“To prep Rosamund’s fair skin I applied SISLEY Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion all over the face, followed by the refreshing SISLEY Floral Spray Mist,” she reveals. “While the skin is still damp I applied SISLEY Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration to keep Rosamund’s skin nourished all night long. To reduce under eye puffiness I applied a thick layer of SISLEY Eye Contour Mask and left it on for 10 minutes. I finished with SISLEY Nutritive Lip Balm and left on until I was ready to apply lipstick. I wanted Rosamund’s skin to have a flawless matte finish and MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer, which comes out in March, locks in moisture while giving a beautiful matte canvas for makeup. It’s the perfect primer and creates the perfect base. Using a Beauty Blender I worked CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua onto the skin, followed by SISLEY Phyto-Cernes Eclat Concealer for under the eyes. To recreate depth in the face I 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. Next, I dusted MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Pressed Powder all over, which is a great talc-free and translucent powder to keep the look fresh. To define and sharpen the brows I used MAKE UP FOR EVER Brow Seal Transparent Eyebrow Gel. To enhance Rosamund’s beautiful eye shape I wanted to use earthy tones and dusted MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Artist Shadow in #M-530 Eggshell all over the lid. I then 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. I then 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. I used 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. For the perfect nude pout, I defined the lips with CHANEL Precision Lip Definer in Beige Innocent and then filled in with CHANEL Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.”

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer ($36) Available in March; MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Medium Powder Brush #126 ($55); MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Pressed Powder ($36); MAKE UP FOR EVER Brow Seal Transparent Eyebrow Gel ($18); MAKE UP FOR EVER Matte Artist Shadow in #M-530, Eggshell ($21); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liner in #M-50, Matte Bright Brown ($19); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in #M-536, Milk Tea ($21); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brush Large Blender Brush #242 ($30); MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara, Rich Black ($23); SISLEY Gentle Buffing Facial Cream ($95); SISLEY Floral Spray Mist($100); SISLEY Black Rose Cream Mask ($162); SISLEY Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion ($185); SISLEY Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration ($255); SISLEY Eye Contour Mask ($145); SISLEY Phyto-Cernes Eclat Concealer Shade 2 ($107); SISLEY Nutritive Lip Balm ($74); CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15; CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base; CHANEL Illusion D’ombre  Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirage; CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Brun; CHANEL Precision Lip Definer in Beige Innocent; CHANEL Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Mademoiselle.

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Lupita Nyong’o: Nails by Deborah Lipman

 

Famed celebrity manicurist, Deborah Lipman, focused Lupita’s nails around her show-stopping Calvin Klein number. Being that the gown was adorned with pearls and diamonds, Lipman stuck with the theme.

TO RE-CREATE THE LOOK AT HOME

  • File and shape the nails to an almond point
  • Clean the cuticle and hydrate the nails, cuticles, and hands.
  • Apply a base layer to correct and conceal imperfections, brighten, prime and fill ridges for a smooth matte flawless finish before lacquer application.
  • Apply two coats of a sheer pearly champagne nail lacquer.
  • Using a high-gloss top coat and dotting tool, liberally applied Swarovski crystals (or nomal drug-store rhinestones) to the underside of the nails.
  • Finish the look with a high-gloss top coat.
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