Naomi Watts, Australian film actress of such movies like ‘The Ring’, ‘The Impossible’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’ graced the red carpet at this year’s 87th Academy Awards ceremony in an edgy beaded Armani Privé gown in a stunning shade of icy sea foam an black. The couture gown shined with its elegant sequin beading but it didn’t outshine Naomi Watts makeup. Created by makeup artist Pati Dubroff for L’Oréal Paris, Pati used for inspiration the graphic and edgy panels of the couture gown while at the same time maintaining a softness to the look. The main focus was kept on the outer corners of the eyes but was slightly mattified so as to not take away from the dress. Pati Dubroff shares her tips on how you created the look with L’Oréal Paris.
STEP 1: Pati wanted the skin to have a bit of a matte quality without looking flat so she prepped the skin with L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother ($24.99) and then used L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Golden Beige($12.99) focusing on the center of the face, and blending it well with a damp beauty blender sponge.
STEP 2: Using L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Rose Gold Lift ($12.95), Pati blended a touch of it onto the apples of cheeks.
STEP 3: Since the strength of the look was in the brow and eye, Pati added definition to the brow using L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Designer in Blonde ($7.99).
STEP 4: For the eyes, Pati kept the lids the same tone as Naomi’s skin with a slight shimmer using NEW L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude Smokey (shade 1+8) ($19.99, April 2015) and defined the outer corners of the eyes using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen in both Taupe Smoke and Black($9.99), giving a graphic edge.
STEP 5: Because Pati wanted a concentrated heavy lash focus she then piled on L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara in Black ($8.99) mainly focusing on the outer corners.
STEP 6: For the looks, Pati went with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Color in Violet Parfait ($12.99) on the lip, a shade she likened to a bruised plum.
Ready to get the look and recreate it at home? All the L’Oréal Paris products listed above except for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude Smokey (which will be available as of April) are available or purchase online at www.lorealparisusa.com. L’Oréal Paris products can also be purchased in select retailers like CVS, Target and Walgreen’s. To find a retailer near you just click here.