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The Oscars – Best Beauty & Hair Moments

There’s a buzz in the air as everyone is talking about the Oscars of 2013. Not only an award show for films, actors and directors, the Oscars is a showdown of the a list titans all preened from head to toe to make jaws drop and heads turn.

Here are some of our favourite looks from the biggest red carpet event of the year.

Beauty

With much attention being spent on the dresses going along the red carpet, the beauty side of things was kept relatively classic with red lips and bronzed eyes being a sturdy favourite amongst a listers.
Stars like Guiliana Rancic, Kristen Stewart and Kelly Osbourne all opted for this look with Kelly choosing a more coral red lip than Guiliana’s siren red.

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Shop the look with Red lipsticks and Coral lipsticks to suit your skin tone.

Bronzed eyesBronzed Smokey EyeTransform your eyes with a slick of bronze eyeshadow, working with any eye colour to add colour to your complexion.

 Hair

There were a few distinct styles taking over at the Oscars including textured pixie crops, Hollywood wave side sweeps, romantic up do’s and the loose curls up do.

The Side Sweep – Take it all on one shoulder with a style championed by Jessica Chastain and Reese Witherspoon, illustrating that old Hollywood glamour is far from dying off. Keep this style sleek with big bounce for a decadent, classic finish.

Side sweep styleSide Sweep hairAnother look that the celebrities fell for this year was a messy or romantic updo with loose curls rounding off the face. Jennifer Garner and Nicole Kidman both sported this effortlessly chic look.

curl updo

Texture was a big part of this year’s Oscars, with the likes of Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron leading the way for short pixie crops balanced out with texture for feminine yet trend setting style.

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To achieve this style the best products to use are texturising products and also pastes and pomades to add texture and define the hair.

Bumble and Bumble Sumotech

Bumble and Bumble Sumotec

Alterna Caviar Pliable Control Paste

Alterna Caviar Pliable Control Paste

Matrix Mega Dust Volume Texturiser

Matrix Mega Dust Volume Texturiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sweptback and romantic updo look has been revamped for this year’s Oscars, with Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lawrence both opting for hair brushed of the face in a messy style.

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To achieve this style you need to prep the hair with the right products and make sure you set the hair with the correct spray. The results are gorgeous!

What was your favourite look?

LF Kath x

 

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Laura

Laura

Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid