Oscars 2014 Trends

Oscars 2014 trends. Naomi Watts, moviestar, getting ready for the Academy awards. Applying makeup and styling hair. London makeup hair

Oscars 2014 Trends

Tip: Before creating any of the looks described below please prep face and or hair with retrospective moisturizer and primer for face or leave in conditioner and setting spray for hair. 

Cate Blanchett. Oscars 2014
Cate Blanchett. Oscars 2014

Natural makeup prevailed at the Oscars 2014. It is classic and unfailing in any circumstance as shown by Cate Blanchett (Oscar winner pictured above).

To achieve this look:

A good clean natural base (foundation and concealer). The less thick, the more natural.  Peachy tones for the cheeks. Mascara although Ms Blanchett is wearing fake eyelashes too. For the lips go soft – soft pink/peach tones.

 

Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2014
Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2014

Short hair was also a star look at the Oscars. Either go for sleek with a side parting (see Charlize Theron) or wavy texturized hair pushed back behind the ears (see Jennifer Lawrence).

To achieve this look:

Sleek Look: Spray leave in conditioner/heat protection and blowdry the hair down and back. Blowdry the ends curving slightly inwards. Once cooled, mesh a few drops of hair serum and or hair cream into hands to place on the hair. This will help keep the hair conditioned and the flyways down.

Wavy/Textured Look: Section hair into two. Bottom half – condition and blowdry hair down straight with ends curving slightly out. Top section –  use either tongs, straightners, or blowdry to place a few waves into the hair in the direction away from forehead. Once cooled, use texture spray for texture. Use fingers or large tooth comb to push back and help create the texture. To keep the sides back use either hairspray or gel.

Angelina Jolie. Oscars 2014
Angelina Jolie. Oscars 2014

A stronger eye makeup never hurts and definitely adds a bit of glamour to an Oscars event.

Sandra Bullock and Penelope Cruz. Oscars 2014
Sandra Bullock and Penelope Cruz. Oscars 2014

 To achieve this look:

The focus is on the eyes. Use medium to dark brown earthy tones around the crease and edge of eyes to elongate the eye. On lid a soft neutral shade. Use black or dark brown kohl pencil either all around the eye on the lash and water line (See Penelope Cruz) or mainly on top lashline but softer on lower lashline (see Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock). Lots of mascara and like all three actresses above, fake eyelashes.

 

Kerry Washington and Margot Robbie. Oscars 2014
Kerry Washington and Margot Robbie. Oscars 2014

A few actresses decided to ignore the spring colors and continue with the winter shades of dark reds and plum color on lips.

To achieve this look:

Outline the lipline with a darker shade of lip pencil than the lipstick you decide to wear. This will help make your lips look fuller and help with the longevity. Apply lipstick but do not blend too much onto the lipliner. Use concealer or foundation to clean around the edges. If no brush use cotton buds.

Emma Watson Oscars 2014
Emma Watson Oscars 2014

The edgy hair look – Emma Watson went for a tousled side faux cut.

To achieve this look:

Create texture in the hair with a few waves by using tongs or straightners. Encourage the bed hair look with shuffling the hair between your hands containing a hair cream or even a little dry shampoo. Create a side parting. With your fingers comb one side hair tightly back and crisscross a few bobbi pins to keep it in place. You can either place a hair accessory where the pins are or pin the hair back.

Amy Adams Oscars 2014
Amy Adams Oscars 2014

This look made quite a stir amongst the critics. Why? It is edgy because it looks futuristic created by the movement in the hair on the top.

To achieve this look:

Set the hair in rollers in the direction away from forehead. Once cooled, section hair into two from the temples.

Bottom section: Hairspray (or gel if needed) the hair on the sides with a tail comb/brush. Comb it clean into the grasp of your hands and create a french twist (please see ‘how to do french twist’).

Top section: Comb/brush it towards one side. Use hairspray or any other setting spray that will keep the hair neat and clean. Nothing too hard though. Let the movement of the hair guide you in how you want to place and pin it on the top of the head. Roll the rest of the hair around and along the side of the french twist.

Celebrities Getting Ready Oscars 2014
Celebrities Getting Ready Oscars 2014

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