The Oscars are all about the movies, the actors and actresses who take their audiences’ emotions hostage and of course, the heroes – the heroes who dove in the hands of danger to present reality and awareness of what is happening beyond our comfort zones. And yet there is a type of repertoire to pay homage to and it is to find real beauty amidst the sea of people at the 2014 Oscars red carpet event.
Jennifer Lawrence smouldered in Cat Eyes J. Law braved the red carpet by wearing a red Dior gown. Minimal makeup was done with the eyes being the main focus. Her eyes were lined with Diorshow Art Pen Intense Professional Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Catwalk Black (Sephora.ca, $32) and on her lips – New Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Mirage (Dior.com, $35) which will be available for purchase on May 1st. Her pixie crop was teased and swept back revealing her beautiful facial features.
Amy Adams inspired by 1950’s glam Donning a simple navy blue strapless Gucci gown, Amy Adams was a vision of chic and elegance. Inspired by the 50’s, the ‘American Hustler’ actress put her hair up into a chignon honouring the famous Kim Novak and she plainly put it as her ‘Vertigo’ hommage. Her look was simple – day bronzed smoky eyes and her lips were swiped with tinted gloss that made her natural beauty stand out.
Sandra Bullock gravitated us with her presence America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock was voted best dressed in a navy blue Alexander McQueen dress. Her hair was styled in long retro waves cascading down her right shoulder exposing her astronomical features. A heavy smoky eye makeup made her brown eyes pop and were complimented with soft pink cheeks and nude lips.
Modern day Cinderella: Lupita Nyong’o Lupita Nyong’o is always a winner when it comes to her red carpet looks. At her very first Oscars red carpet event, she chose to grace us with her presence in a pale blue ethereal Prada dress. Her hair was styled in an updo and was embellished with a gold head band. Her makeup was all about shimmer and glow in simplicity. On her eyes, makeup artist Nick Barose mixed shades from Chanel Ombres Tracées Quadra Eyeshadow in Jardin Zen (Chanel.com, $65). Her lips were swiped with Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Melodieusse (Chanel.com, $34) which accentuated her beautiful pout.