The 87th Annual Academy Awards aired Sunday on ABC with actress Julianne Moore winning the coveted Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Still Alice.” Julianne walked the red carpet as a winner, exuding confidence before the big reveal. Moore’s makeup was picture perfect for Oscar night, as was “Birdman” costar Naomi Watts, both receiving their looks from the professionals at L’Oréal Paris. The starlets’ makeup artists divulged how to recreate the picture perfect faces exclusively for readers of zoomdune.com
Starting with the big winner of the night, Julianne Moore dazzled at the Oscars in a strapless white with floral appliqués and embellishments custom-made Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld gown. Her low bun and side swept bang added an elegant touch with old Hollywood charm. Elaine Offers for L’Oréal Paris was inspired to “create classic, glamorous beauty” for the 54-year-old Oscar winner.
“Julianne loves lilacs and taupes on her eyes, and a rich lip served as bold contrast against her white Chanel dress,” said Offers who used the new L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude for “intensity” followed by the makeup brand’s Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara on Moore’s eyes. But first Moore’s face was prepped with L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Serum and RevitaLift Miracle Blur for a smooth base before a flawless complexion was crafted with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. A youthful glow was mastered on Julianne’s face with Visible Lift Blur Blush in Soft Pink, applied high up onto the apples of Moore’s cheeks.
The latest infallible Pro Lip Colour in Raisin Revival with the included lip balm brought out her lips. Julianne Moore’s Oscar winning makeup was set with Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray for an enduring look well into the Oscar after parties.
Pati Dubroff, also for L’Oréal Paris, was the makeup artist behind one of the costars from the Academy Award winner for Best Picture “Birdman,” Naomi Watts. To complement one of the best hairstyles from the red carpet set atop an icy sea foam and black Armani couture gown with graphic panels and shine that inspired the makeup artist, Dubroff “maintained Naomi’s softness, but at the same time gave her a bit of an edge.”
“The focus was kept on the outer corner of the eyes and slightly mattified skin, letting the dress stand out,” said Pati. To do this L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Golden Beige was applied to the 46-year-old, “focusing on the center of the face, and blending well with a damp beauty blender sponge.” Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Rose Gold Lift was used on the apples of cheeks.
According to Naomi Watts’ makeup artist, “The strength of the look is in the brow and eye.” She “added definition” with L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Designer in Blonde, but kept the eyelids the same tone as Naomi’s skin, adding a touch of a light shimmer using the new Colour Riche La Palette Nude Smokey (shade 1+8), and defined the outer corners with Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen in both Taupe Smoke and Black for “a graphic edge” worthy of the couture.
The Oscar look has a “heavy lash focus,” completed with layers of Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara in Black, “focusing on the outer corners,” Naomi Watts’ lips were the color of a “bruised plum,” noted the actress. The red carpet makeup was completed with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Color in Violet Parfait.