The Oscars ceremony isn’t only about films and stars. It is also about fashion and beauty trends. Here’s how you can get the Oscar red carpet look in no time and without hassle.
Shailesh Moolya, national creative director, hair, at Lakmé Salon, and Sushma Khan, national creative director, makeup, at Lakmé Salon, have decoded the best of hair and make-up look flaunted at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, which was held in Los Angeles on Sunday.
* Messy braid bun as seen on Olivia Wilde: Separate hair at the crown. Tease it lightly, working the comb downward. Separate the hair into three parts. Braid the parts very loosely, allowing strands to pop out.
Secure two of the three strands at the end of the braid with an elastic band, leaving the last strand free. Pull the loose strand at the end of the braid, pushing up the rest of the hair until you’ve formed a bun. Holding the hair in one hand, tuck it under, then insert a large bobby pin horizontally to secure the bun. Let strands pop out, or pin them up if you prefer. Spray hair lightly to hold the style.
* Jennifer Garner’s subtle smokey eye: To get a clean surface to apply make-up, use an eye primer from the lid to the brow bone. Then, use a shadow base from the inner corner to outer edge of the eyelid. Lightly apply brown eye shadow, avoiding any smudging or smearing around the eye.
Fill the water line with grey kohl pencil and smudge on the outside with a pencil brush for a smokey effect. Add a touch of mascara for a little drama. Lastly, shape eyebrows with a clean raised arch for a shapely and sculpted look. For a nude look, use a foundation shade, matching your skin tone.
Using a brush, start from the centre of the ear and go downward towards the corner of the lip, stopping halfway at the cheek. Add a peach blush for slight colour and to shape cheekbones. For nude lips, line your lip with a lip pencil three shades darker than your lip colour and fill in with a natural nude shade to bring out your eyes.