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Here’s how your favourite celebrities prepped their skin for the Oscars

The 94th Academy Awards came and conquered – and with it came perhaps our favourite part: the red carpet beauty looks! While luminous skin and high-definition contour may seem like it’s all in the makeup, we know the secret to acing any base lies in the skin prep that happens beforehand. And, this just in: we’ve got the scoop on the skincare our favourite celebrities used, so you can get that A-list glow, too.

JESSICA CHASTAIN

All eyes were on Best Actress winner Jessica Chastain this year. With her flawless face (and that show-stopping Gucci gown) came an impressive lineup of skincare before the big event. Using all La Mer, the actress prepped with the hydrating yet lightweight Treatment Lotion, before applying the Hydrating Infused Emulsion. Finally? But of course, Crème de la Mer – the lush, ultra-luxe moisturising cream that delivers plump, glowing, nourished skin (and the power player behind Chastain’s red carpet glow).

SHAWN MENDES

Swooning over Shawn Mendes this awards season? We know we are. Between his signature smize and luminous skin, Mendes was as polished as can be this Oscars. And we got the lowdown on his skin prep — it's all thanks to 111SKIN’s and the brand's Celestial Black Diamond Eye Masks. While getting ready for the big night, Mendes used the highly potent eye patches that are full of both hyaluronic acid and retinol to help boost elasticity, fade darkness and smooth the under eye area.

MILA KUNIS

If there’s any way to prep skin for Hollywood glam, it’s with 111SKIN’s seriously innovative and glow-bestowing skincare. Take note from Mila Kunis, who started with the brand’s Antioxidant Energizing Essence, which is inspired by advanced South Korean skin rituals. Unlike a traditional toner, it soaks into the deepest layers of the skin for a plump and hydrated complexion, instantly. Next, Kunis used the brand’s Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2 and Y Theorem Day Cream NAC Y2 which provide powerful anti-ageing benefits (fun fact: these were originally created to support skin’s recovery post-surgery, with powerful restorative and healing effects!). For added hydration, Kunis used the Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster Serum and finished with none other t han the brand’s Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Masks – rich in colloidal gold and rose damask to boost the radiance and luminosity of the under-eye area. Fancy!

ARIANA DEBOSE

If anyone knows how to produce red carpet-ready skin, it’s long-time makeup artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury. And this year’s lady in red, Best Supporting Actress winner Ariana DeBose, went all out with the brand’s glow-giving skincare collection. Starting with the Cryo Recovery Mask – chilled be forehand in the freezer – DeBose tapped the brand’s secret weapon to achieving a more lifted, refreshed complexion. Next up? Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Magic Cream, the divine duo that flood your complexion with moisture and transform any sign of dullness into a dewy canvas for makeup. Finally, DeBose’s complexion also soaked up some Collagen Superfusion Face Oil, the super plumping, calming and nourishing formula designed to provide lit-from-within skin.

VANESSA HUDGENS

Hosting the Oscars red carpet was none other than Vanessa Hudgens, who did some serious skin prep with all things Mario Badescu this year. Starting with a light exfoliating cleanse with the brand’s Enzyme Cleansing Gel and following with the smoothing and brightening Vitamin C Serum, Hudgens’ skin looked bright as can be. Rocking a nude lip takes preparation too – and Hudgens used the brand’s cult-favourite Lip Balm to soften, smooth and leave the lips super supple all night long. No skincare routine is complete without a spritz of Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater, or a little love for the body with the Coconut Body Butter – both used on Hudgens to get red carpet-ready from top to toe.

JAMIE DORNAN

Admittedly, we can’t be sure exactly which sheet mask Jamie Dornan used to put a little pep in his skin’s step before hitting up the red carpet. But, if the men among us want to get in on his glow – or if you want to turn your boyfriend/husband/partner/friend into Jamie (we don’t blame you!) – Go-To’s serum-drenched Transformazing sheet masks will do the trick, as will Dr. Dennis Gross’ C+Collagen Brightening Treatment Masks. Thank us later!

It's all in the skin! Shop MECCA’s full range of skincare to up your skin-prep game and perfect your beauty base – whether it’s your own night of nights, or every day!

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