While celebrities in general don’t inspire me beauty and fashion-wise—I get way more pumped up about what my Supermoms are into—I can’t resist a glamour red carpet show. Last night’s Oscars didn’t disappoint. While some style critics are complaining that there weren’t any big upsets, I actually loved how everyone looked chic, elegant and perfectly polished. All of Hollywood was channeling their best Old Hollywood. Some may say everyone just played it safe, but I call it dressing right for the occasion. There were a lot of gorgeous beauty looks, but here are a few of our favorite ones—and the exact products used to create their looks. Check out our Oscar Beauty 2014 recap:
Best Glow: Lupita Nyong’o
Her Secret: Chanel LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in No 70, $58.
Did you know that Lupita is 31 years old? I had no idea! I thought she was in her early twenties. She’s got it going on—and her glow last night was spectacular, in part thanks to this super-powered brightening powder. “I dusted it on specific areas—the forehead, under the eyes, the bridge of the nose and chin—to brighten up the complexion. The camera loves it when the face looks all lit up!” says makeup artist Nick Barose. I’ve used this powder too and love how versatile it brightens and bronzes, giving your skin a luminous finish.
Best Oscars 2014 Moment: Lupita won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years A Slave. Her acceptance speech made me cry. You too?
Best Brows: Camila Alves
Her Secret: Vôtre Vu Arch De Triumphe Brow Definer in Fair, $24.
Camila’s nude makeup look was flawless and the perfect complement to her salmon Gabriella Cadena dress. “Our inspiration for tonight’s look on Camila is very old classic Hollywood with a modern twist featuring warm and golden tones,” says makeup artist Patrick de Fontbrune who used Votre Vu products. Camila’s look is such a great example of how important a defined brow is when you’re playing with pale pinks and soft golden shades. Patrick de Fontbrune filled in and defined her brows with this Vôtre Vue brow powder. “It went on so smoothly and didn’t move, but still was easy to blend,” he said.
Best Oscars 2014 Moment: Camila’s husband, Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dallas Buyers Club. Yes, she is a lucky lucky wife.
Best Lips: Jennifer Lawrence
Her Secret: Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Mirage (#338), $35 (Note: Available March 15th on Dior.com) OK, obviously nude lips were the most popular beauty trend on the red carpet, which is why Jennifer’s sheer, juicy coral lips stood out in a fabulous way. Makeup artist Ve Neill had a preview sample of this new Dior spring shade, which I know I’ll be wearing as soon as I get my hands on one.
Best Oscars 2014 Moment: Getting grilled by host Ellen about falling out of her car when she arrived on the red carpet. And for falling while walking up the stage steps to accept the award for Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook. Too bad she didn’t win this year, but at least she just had to sit in place all night.
Best Rain-Proof Blowout: Idina Menzel
Her Secret: John Freida Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum, $8. As soon as Frozen was available on iTunes, our clan was all over it. In fact, we had a double-family sing-a-long playdate dinner this weekend—even the dads got into it! I wasn’t familiar with Idina until my friend yelled, “That’s Elsa!” while we were watching the arrivals. You can tell Idina isn’t as comfortable on the red carpet as the usual suspects, but I thought her blowout rocked. “Idina has really curly hair and with the rain in Los Angeles, we wanted to make sure her hair stayed sleek and frizz-free,” said celebrity hairstylist Roque. To begin styling, Roque created a cocktail of John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Styling Crème and two drops of Frizz Ease Extra Strength Six Effects + Serum, then applied it throughout Idina’s clean, wet hair. Next, he created a side deep side part, then used a Mason Pearson Brush to straighten her hair while blowdrying. “It’s important part the hair before you begin heat styling,” he said. Noted!
Best Oscars 2014 Moment: Winning a gold statue for Best Original Song “Let It Go” for Frozen. I cried when she sang. You too?