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Our favourite beauty looks from the Oscars – and the products to try them for yourself

Lights, camera… and ahem plenty of action: that sums up this year’s 94th Academy Awards. But while everyone sifts through Chris Rock and Will Smith memes, we’re channelling our energy into recreating some of the showstopping looks that graced the red carpet. Here’s a few that caught our eye, using brands close to our hearts.

LUPITA NYONG'O


To complement her spangly gold Prada dress, Nyong'o’s makeup artist, Nick Barose, created a gold foil eye paired with a pop of berry red on the lips using Lancôme products. For eyes, Barose used gold leaf to create a burnished finish and for lips – a very fitting shade choice: L'Absolu Rouge in shade ‘Mademoiselle Lupita’. And let’s take a moment for Nyong'o’s ethereal skin, no doubt prepped with Advanced Génifique Serum for one of the juiciest complexions we spotted on the red carpet.

LILY JAMES


Fresh from rocking thin brows, icy eyeshadow and false teeth as part of her role as a ’90s-era Pamela Anderson in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, James opted for fluffy arches and a dusty pink monochromatic look using Anastasia Beverly Hills (applied by makeup artist Hung Vanngo.

Vanngo started with Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation before adding a little extra coverage under the eyes with Magic Touch Concealer. To keep mid-ceremony shine at bay, Vanngo applied Loose Setting Powder. To contour James’ face, Vanngo used a mix of Cream Bronzer and Powder Bronzer then added a touch of colour with a Stick Blush and highlighted the high points of her face with the Sugar Glow Kit.

James’ brows were the real hero of the look thanks to Brow Wiz, to fill in any sparse areas, and Brow Freeze to set them in place. On the eyes, a combination of ‘Wild Child’, ‘Love’ and ‘Volatile’ from the Norvina Eyeshadow Palette — and plenty of layers of Lash Brag Volumising Mascara for good measure.

A little lip liner and a swipe of Satin Lipstick in the perfect nude shade topped off this dreamy look.

OLIVIA COLMAN


The Best Actress nominee’s makeup artist, Sarah Uslan, created Colman’s dark smoky eye and fresh, radiant complexion using Charlotte Tilbury. No surprises, Hollywood Flawless Filter was a key player, along with the Beautiful Skin Foundation and Magic Away Concealer under Colman’s eyes in an ‘upside down triangle’ shape to brighten her features. Uslan prepped Colman’s skin with Magic Cream, Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum and Magic Lip Oil — a glow-giving trio we’ll be trying before our next night out.

On Colman’s cheeks, Filmstar Bronze & Glow for natural definition and Cheek to Cheek in ‘Love Glow’ for a soft flush. For her sultry charcoal eyes, Colman’s makeup artist applied the Rock Chic Palette and Hollywood Exagger-Eyes Liner Duo. For added drama, she blended in Easy Smokey Eyes to Hypnotise along the lash line.

Brow Cheat kept Colman’s arches looking lifted and full, while a soft wash of rosy pink lipstick let the eyes do all the talking.

JESSICA CHASTAIN

We couldn’t get enough of Chastain’s naturally radiant base and subtle shimmer across the eyes. The Best Actress winner turned to Charlotte Tilbury for her Hollywood glow. Hollywood Flawless Filter, Airbrush Flawless Foundation and Magic Away Concealer all played a part in her natural-yet-luminous look.

Blush and highlighter were the only thing on the actor’s cheeks – it was about creating light and dimension without any harsh lines, according to her makeup artist Kristofer Buckle. He used a yet-to-be released highlighter (watch this space) and Cheek to Chic in ‘Ecstasy’.

For brushed up brows: Brow Lift; on the eyes — Eyes To Mesmerise and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes. For a lip look worthy of its own award, the makeup artist combined Lip Cheat in ‘Pillow Talk ’ with ‘Super Cindy ’ Hot Lips Lipstick.

NATHALIE EMMANUEL

The Game of Thrones star had makeup artist Beau Nelson create her Oscars afterparty look using all Chantecaille beauty and skincare. “We wanted Nathalie to have a fresh, modern pinky-nude look and bring out her natural beauty. We started with a beautiful, radiant complexion thanks to Future Skin and built up coverage in sheer layers to create the most natural skin possible,” said Nelson.

Nelson prepped Emmanuel’s skin with the 24 Karat Gold Firming Moisturizer (launching soon!) and a few drops of Rose de Mai Face Oil: “I massage it in to help depuff the face, firm the skin and relax the client; then a few spritzes of Orange Flower Water (also launching soon!) to hydrate and calm.”

On the cheeks, Beau started by tapping Cheek Gelée in ‘Vibrant’ onto the apples of the cheeks, then brushed on Philanthropy Cheek Colour in shades ‘Grace’ ( also applied on the eyes) and ‘Joy’ for maximum impact and longevity.

Luminescent Eye Shades in ‘Zebra’ and ‘Pangolin’ were applied wet on the eyelids for added impact and Lip Veil in ‘Tamboti’ finished off the lips.

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

Ross’ plunging red dress was a standout on the red carpet — one that required a head-turning beauty look to match! A bold red lip was achieved using Byredo Lipstick in ‘Red Armchair’; on the eyes, a wash of Byredo Colour Stick in ‘La Scene’.

EMILIA JONES


According to Jones’ makeup artist, Misha, the aim was to "keep Emilia’s skin very fresh and glowy while adding some extra drama to her eyes using gold earthy tones" using Shiseido.

Jones’ skin was prepped using Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, White Lucent Brightening Gel Cream and Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate.

To conceal and even out overall skin tone, a light layer of Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation and Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer were worked into the skin. Then, a light dusting of Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder before InnerGlow CheekPowder in ‘Cocoa Dusk’ and Aura Dew in ‘Cosmic’ were added on the tops of Jones’ cheekbones.

For defined brows, Misha applied Brow InkTrio and then lined Jones’ eyes with MicroLiner Ink in ‘Brown’ and ‘Black’, before layering Kajal InkArtist in ‘Tea House’ for added dimension. A little PowderGel Eye Shadow in ‘Zoku-Zoku Brown’ and Kan-Kan Gold added a little drama before a swipe of Controlled Chaos MascaraInk in ‘Black Pulse’.

On the lips: LipLiner InkDuo in ‘Mauve’ to complete the look.

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