The Oscars 2016 saw a return to real old school glamour in the beauty department with the red carpet stars glowing with dewy skin and vibrant lip colours like they were in softly-lit Hollywood classics.
The likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett kept the focus on their eyes, opting for glowing highlighted skin and a nude lip. Contrastingly, we also saw Rooney Mara, Naomi Watts and this year's best actress winner Brie Larson opting for a statement berry lip to make this year's ceremony a sultry and classic affair.
If you've been left wanting some Hollywood glamour in your life, here are the best products to achieve these looks:
Illuminating base layer
Start with prepping your skin with a super luminous base. Chanel, Le Blance De Chanel is the perfect way to create luminosity to the skin, without looking greasy. Smooth this over the face under your foundation to illuminate your complexion. This adds a subtle inner glow to the skin and perfectly evens out the skin's texture. Leaving you fresh-faced like Rachel McAdams.
Light but luxurious coverage
When it comes to foundation, the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder is loved by celebrities. This product has a long list of promises from illuminating the skin, smoothing, hydrating and minimising pores and it really does deliver. Take a small amount and buff into the skin until seamless creating synergy between the foundation and your skin. Build up in layers where needed, remembering that thin layers always leaves a more natural look to the skin. To achieve a look like Jennifer Lawrence this really is beautiful skin in a bottle.
Midas touch skin
Create a flawless, bronzed glow like Charlize Theron with the Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder. Once limited edition, but back due to popular demand, this highly reflective powder is intensely pigmenting and leaves your skin beaming. Apply to the high points of your face including your cheek bones, brows, down the centre of your nose and cupids bow This product is perfect for highlighting and strobing the face.
Nude lips like Julianne Moore's were seen on a great many of the red carpet favourites. For this look, the Illamascqua Glamore lipstick is the perfect nude lipstick for a glamorous look, rich in colour and has a long lasting satin finish. Apply liberally, blot and apply again. Building up layers will make the colour last longer and for an even longer lasting finish use your favourite nude lipstick as a base.
For the perfect blush that's going to sculpt the face and look like Sofia Vergara the new Nars Intensity Blushes, available in six shades, can create real dimension. These can be used wet or dry depending on the intensity required. For a flush of colour, take a fluffy synthetic brush and dust a small amount over the apples of your cheeks, bringing it up following the cheekbone. Blush is always first to fade, and doesn't show up well in photographs, so remember to add a little more that you think, and apply in thin layers to avoid the looking like Coco the clown.
Gently chisel out some cheek bones like Chrissy Teigen to add some extra definition. The Stila shape & shade custom contour duo palette is perfect for cheating your way to cheekbones or highlighting what you have. A matte formulation that gives a natural look, the formula allows you to build colour without looking muddy. Take a sculpting brush and suck in your cheeks and place the contour powder in the natural hollows of your face. Don't take the product down too far, only to the edge of your eye, this will avoid you looking muddy. For further sculpting try running a small amount of powder around your jaw line to create definition and slim the face.
For a bold look like Brie Larson, you want a stay all-day formula that doesn't smudge. Stila stay all day liquid lipsticks do just that, Aria or Beso are the strongest shades. Make sure your lips are well exfoliated as any dry patches will really show with matte formulations. To add comfort simply apply some lip balm and massage into your lips, blot before you apply your lipstick to make sure the balm doesn't effect the finish.
Big bold lashes like Kate Winslet's scream glamour and YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara is perfect for creating big fluttery lashes. The latest product has been enriched with further nourishing ingredients and the new formula leaves lashes more flexible and less likely to flake. The brush applicator combines nylon fibres to create volume and add length. Start by curling your lashes and apply your first coat of mascara followed by a second for higher impact.