Best of Beauty: Academy Awards

Learn how to create the evening’s statement-making looks with Red Apple Lipstick, the safe lipstick!

In last night’s whirlwind of glamour that’s best known as the Academy Awards, stunning old Hollywood hair, luminous skin and wistful smoky eyes reigned supreme. The night’s leading ladies accessorized their statues with some of the most natural and iridescent looks of the season.

We’re looking past the Armani Prive and Dior gowns of stars like Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence to get to the bottom of our favorite beauty looks of the night.

Catherine Zeta Jones
Seriously, does Catherine Zeta Jones even age? Her skin glowed amidst the metallic embroidered dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. And then she surprised us all with her performance of “All That Jazz” and the reprise of her starring role in Chicago.

On the red carpet, though, the actress kept her look simple and bronzed by adding a shimmering-gold eye shadow and perfectly contoured cheeks. Attempt Zeta-Jones’ look by sweeping a mixture of Red Apple Lipstick’s Champagne and Golden Girl across the eyelid and into the crease. For those with a darker complexion, substitute Golden Girl with Lucky Penny.

Jessica Chastain
The Zero Dark Thirty star and best actress nominee stunned the red carpet with her vintage ginger mane and Armani Prive gown. Her soft complexion and luminous skin was coupled perfectly with a crimson lip. To get Chastain’s old Hollywood lips, I’d try pairing the cool undertones of Rebel! with the brightness of Red Apple Lipstick’s Red. Pair with a subtle smoky eye and a side-parted wave for the full Chastain effect.

Jennifer Lawrence
The 22-year-old can do no wrong in my book. The young knockout had sophistication – and the award for Best Actress – in the bag. Lawrence chose to mix taupes and grays for a dark, smoldering eye. The pale lips and slight use of liquid liner let the Dior Haute Couture gown do the talking.

To get Lawrence’s icy, deep-gray eye, dust a mixture of Graphite Glam and Dirty Girl on the eyelid. Line Black Magic across the top lid and outside corner.

Jennifer Hudson
Hudson’s performance last night from her 2007 Oscar-winning role in Dreamgirls earned her a standing ovation and brought on some major goosebumps. And while her slick hair and metallic-blue dress turned heads on the red carpet, I couldn’t help but notice J.Hud’s glowing skin. Wow.

She kept the makeup simple with sleek eyeliner and a nude lip. “Make sure you bring your lips with you,” Hudson joked when asked how she prepared for the night.

To get this look, remember all nudes are not created equal. Choose a hue that most matches your natural lip tone. Anything from Flirt With Me to Pinky Promise to Foxy should do the trick! Add a clear or pale pink gloss to top it off, like Nude Peppermint.

Amanda Seyfriend
The Les Miserables star donned an amethyst version of the smoky eye. She contrasted the romantic gown and hair with plums and an edgy liner, and the smoldering look earned her a top beauty nod on my list. To create Seyfriend’s plum cat eye, try our Grape Expectations Z Palette.

Hollywood’s leading ladies experimented with statement making and traditional beauty looks. Who made your Best of Beauty list at the 2013 Oscars?

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