Archive: Oscars

Kerry Washington at the 2013 Oscars in Lancôme

Kerry looked amazing last night! I love the bright pink shade of her dress fun and elegant she has been so fun to watch on the red carpet. Her makeup was beautiful and natural the perfect compliment to her gown.

In a coral Miu Miu gown, Kerry Washington brightened up the red carpet tonight. Makeup Artist Carola Gonzalez used the embellishments on the dress as her inspiration for a radiant, natural look with just a hint of color on the eyes and the cheeks.

Face:

  • Giorgio Armani Maestro #10
  • Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #11
  • Lancôme Blush Subtil in Brilliant Berry

Eyes:

  • Lancôme Color Design 5-Pan Shadow & Liner Palette in Sienna Sultry
  • Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara

Lips:

  • Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 202
  • Lancôme Rouge in Love in Rose Boudoir

Murad Gets Hollywood Ready for the Oscars

With the Oscars just three days away, all celebrities are gearing up to have all eyes on them – dressed to perfection and dazzling the paparazzi on the red carpet. It’s a time when stars shine their brightest (and they certainly make it seem effortless) by putting their best face forward. But under all the fabric, jewels and makeup, what really makes them shine? Their skincare!

We’re spilling the details on which award nominees, makeup artists and stylists rely on Murad to get red carpet ready. Check it out here:

Emily Blunt, Golden Globe Award Winner: Emily Blunt has certainly caught Hollywood’s eye and her red carpet appearances are just as captivating as her film performances. One of her favorite products, Murad’s Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30, works to restore suppleness, soften lines and provide essential sun protection to keep skin looking flawless. ($49)

Jessica Lange, Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner: Jessica Lange is a classic Hollywood beauty knows what it takes to be camera ready, and that includes prepping with Murad’s Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté. It increases firmness to restore a more youthful smoothness and even tone. ($55)

Rachel Zoe, Celebrity Stylist: Rachel Zoe is known for creating some of best looks seen on the red carpet, including for her Oscar-nominated client Anne Hathaway. She definitely knows the importance of looking your best, which includes having healthy and hydrated skin. No wonder she keeps Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture in her own beauty bag! ($65)

Nadine Velazquez, Actress: Nadine Velazquez, actress in the Oscar nominated film Flight, visits the Murad Inclusive Health Spa when she wants to pamper herself and her skin. It’s the perfect way to relax before any big event!

Ande Yung, Makeup Artist: Makeup artist Ande Yung, who works on the Golden Globe nominated series Boardwalk Empire, understands the importance of youthful skin. She says Murad’s “Time Release Retinol Concentrate has my official seal of approval.” ($65)

Another product celebrities are clamoring for is Murad’s new Rapid Collagen Infusion, a fast acting, multi-tasking formula that fights wrinkles and loss of resilience by promoting collagen and elastin production while maintaining healthy hydration levels in the skin. It is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 2 hours. ($78)

Re-Create Oscar Night Glamour with Celebrity Stylist René Fris

Stars at last night’s Academy Awards brought on a flourish of stunning hairstyles, from the glam to the modern to the sexy. René Fris reveals insider tips on how to pull off these sought after looks effortlessly! Rene’s online stylist consultation service is a unique way to get celebrity hair stylist tips (just like these) from virtually anywhere – check it out at www.renefris.com.


REESE WITHERSPOON
Presenter Reese Witherspoon’s retro ponytail evoked Sixties mod fashion on the red carpet. To begin, apply a texturizing and lifting spray to hair and blow dry using a large round brush. Make sure to really lift hair at roots, creating epic volume which is essential to the look. Next, use a 1 and a half-inch curling iron to create loose waves and movement. Gather the hair up into a ponytail high up at the back of the head. As you do this, push hair forward to create lift at the crown. Use bobby pins to keep the ponytail in place. Set the whole look off with a coat of maximum hold hairspray.

MILA KUNIS
Black Swan star Mila Kunis looked positively gorgeous in this prom-esque do. Begin by parting the hair deeply to the side. Use a ¾-inch curling iron to create a wavy, tousled texture throughout hair. Allow a top section to drape loosely across half the forehead, gather the rest of hair together at the nape of the neck. Twist hair up and into a loose bun underneath its base, securing with bobby pins. Apply a shine boosting hairspray to finish the look.

GWYNETH PALTROW
Best Song performer Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek hair complemented her shimmery form-fitting gown perfectly. The star’s modern style looked sensational on the Red Carpet, but is also versatile enough to rock virtually anywhere. For this look, apply a shine serum throughout wet locks and blow dry straight with a concentrated nozzle attachment on the blow dryer. Part hair down the middle and style hair in sections with a 1-inch flattening iron. Finish the look with a shine boosting hairspray for a polished look.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE
20-year-old best actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence, looked hip and sexy with long layered waves. This look is simple but the results are head-turning. Begin by running a thickening lotion through damp hair. Blow dry using a paddle brush. Use a 2-inch curling iron to create sultry loose waves. Feel free to use hands to create more body and movement. Finish the look off with a medium-hold hair spray.

ABOUT RENÉ FRIS

René Fris is world renown in the field of beauty and grooming. His legendary styling skills have landed him many television spots, most notably as specialist on the European Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and co-host and mentor on Bravo’s Shear Genius. Born in Copenhagen, René currently resides in New York where he appears as a star stylist at Carsten Aveda Institute. Rene’s latest project on ReneFris.com allows him to cater to clients all around the world with an innovative web-based consultation service. René hopes to reach out to people everywhere, helping them uncover their personal style to look and feel their best!


Get Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar Hair – styled by Fekkai!

Frederic Fekkai’s Didier Malige styled Best Actress, Natalie Portman. I thought her hair was gorgeous!

INSPIRATION: A glamorous bohemian style that’s soft, romantic, and feminine

HOW TO:

1) Apply an anti-frizz product and volumizer before blow-drying the hair smooth using a round brush.

2) Then curl the hair using a 1” curling iron to create soft and feminine waves.

3) Next, create a foundation for the style by backcombing the bottom layers of the hair.

4) Sweep the hair to the left side of her face, securing with bobby pins.

5) For a finishing touch Didier used one of Natalie’s earrings as a shimmery accent piece.

6) Secure the look with a sheer hairspray.

She was so beautiful last night! I thought she looked great, and I was so happy she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Black Swan’.

Frederic Fekkai’s Renato Campora styled Presenter, Reese Witherspoon.

INSPIRATION: To compliment her gown, Renato channeled a mod-60’s high ponytail over combined with the top glamour

HOW TO:

1) Create the foundation for the style by applying Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel and the Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless™ Smooth Finish Serum.

2) Blow-dry hair with the Fekkai Large Round Brush to enhance fullness and volume.

3) Divide the hair into two sections.

4) Using a 1 ½ curling iron create movement and volume on the bottom layer.

5) Tease the roots of the top section to create the volume.

6) Finish the look by spraying Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray to secure the silhouette and shape of the style

I missed seeing Reese on the Red Carpet – but when I saw her on the show – she definitely did not disappoint! She looked gorgeous! Can’t wait for her new movie, ‘Water For Elephants’.

Awesome Fekkai news – their products are now available at Target! Woohoo! (It’s all I use on my hair). You can also buy them online here.