We loved watching the Oscars this past Sunday night and had our eyes peeled on all the amazing gowns, jewels, makeup and hair on all our favorite celebs! Charlize Theron stunned in a red gown with subtle makeup, hair parted on the side and slicked back with a beautiful long necklace which accentuated her gown with a deep plunging neckline. Best Actress winner, Brie Larson (winner for her role in “The Room) walked the Red Carpet in a showstopping sapphire blue gown by Gucci, which had a generously adorned jeweled belt, and a gentle cascade of ruffles that went down to the bottom of the gown’s train. There were other standout gowns (too many to name!) and lots of white gowns (maybe to show off that California tan/Spray tan?). We noticed lots of bold red lips, hair off the face which was either pulled back in buns or worn half up and half down. Other trends we saw were gowns off the shoulder and statement earrings.
That aside, we saw one dewy skinned beauty after another with perfect hair and makeup and not a panty line in sight! So how do these famous celebrities get so glam? We did some sleuthing and are sharing with you some beauty secrets from the Red Carpet!
DEWY SKIN: For a dewy glow first apply primer then mix a skin illuminator with some foundation and apply. This will give a glow, as it reflects light to give skin a fresh faced look. We have also heard of beauty pros using a couple drops of argan oil mixed with foundation for luminous skin.
TRY A BRONZER: Look for a natural looking bronzer in a pinkish-brown shade and avoid anything orange looking or anything with metallic, as it can make your pores appear larger and emphasize wrinkles.
GIVE YOUR HAIR A BOOST: Give hair a boost by putting on hairspray from underneath which will give roots a lift.
LIMIT SUGAR AND CARBS AND GET A FITBIT: Many of Hollywood’s trainers have their clients limit sugar and carbs for weeks before the big night. They also recommend a Fitbit which keeps track of the amount of steps walked in a day. As the Awards approach, they up the amount of steps their clients should walk to burn extra calories.
WIG TAPE? Yes, you heard correctly! Wig Tape is used to keep parts of their gowns in place (i.e. plunging necklines!). You can find this at your local beauty supply store or on Amazon.
USE A FIGURE SHAPER: Shapers, like Spanx (which offer lots of options for every figure) make body-hugging gowns and dresses look better by flattening your tummy and taking pounds off visually, creating a waist and a tighter butt!
NO MORE PANTY LINES: Dresses that are clingy and show off your figure are sexy but panty lines are not! Combat this dilemma by cutting the legs off of a pair of nylons and you will have a thin pair of undetectable boy shorts!
NIX THE STATIC/FLY-AWAY HAIR: Lightly touch hair with an unscented dryer sheet to keep static at bay. Save the sheet for your next dryer load (celebs also like eco friendly so using this for two purposes is something you can feel good about).
SUPER CURL: We aren’t talking about the hair on your head here. We are referring to your lovely lashes! For extra curl, heat your eyelash curler with your blow dryer. Curl while still warm (NEVER hot!…ouch!) and apply mascara!
PERFECT WINGED LINER: Get that “Cat-Eye” look with Scotch Tape! For perfect winged liner apply the tape from the corner of your eye toward the temple. Line your eye, following upwards with the tape as your guide. Remove tape and voila! Perfect lines! Can you say “meow”!? Please…. as a side note DO NOT use duct tape or other harsh tape which can rip at delicate skin. Scotch also makes a tape called “Expressions” which is almost like a “Post-it-Note” tape which is less sticky and even gentler than the regular Scotch Tape). See what works for you.
WANT ALL NIGHT LIP COLOR? Mixing a bit of red cherry Jello powder with some vaseline and rubbing on your bare lips will give instant color. Even after your lipstick (if you put some on over it) has worn off, the red color from the Jello will still have your pucker looking great! Who said Jello was just for kids?
PLUMP UP THE VOLUME: Want a plumper pout? Try Cinnamon Oil which will puff up lips. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some people are allergic to Cinnamon Oil so it is extremely important to test a small area before applying to your lips!
SMILE: It makes everyone more beautiful and costs nothing!