“When I asked Nicole what we wanted to do for the Oscars, she told me she just wanted to look beautiful,” said makeup artist Angela Levin. “So I decided to go for basic, beautiful makeup that shows who she is – an unbelievable beauty, timeless and glamorous. Her look was pure and gorgeous, just as it should be for the 81st Academy Awards.”
Angela prepped Nicole’s skin with he favorite skin care product, Chanel Hydramax + Active Moisture Boost Cream. On her eyes, she used the sultry shades from the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Reflets d’Ombre. Several coats of Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black were applied to create a glamorous, modern eye. She applied Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Rose on Nicole’s cheekbones. For an added flawless effect, Angela used Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Translucent 1 all over Nicole’s face. To create a sophisticated, glossy wine coloured lip, she applied CHANEL Aqualumiere Gloss in Bubble Plum.
Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii says that Nicole’s Oscar look “was all about glamorizing the bob.”
“After thoroughly towel drying, I applied David Babaii for WildAid Amplifying Whipped Mousse for volume and hold. I dried the hair by dividing it into 3 sections: top, sides and back leaving the nape area free. Creating small sections, start at the nape and use the David Babaii for WildAid Blow Dryer with the nozzle attachment. I dried each section with a medium round brush to smooth and create a soft round bend to the ends. Once again, section the hair into 3 sections: top with a side part, sides and back leaving the nape area free.”
“To create waves, I formed “V” shaped pieces and use the David Babaii for WildAid Styling Iron. I then ran the styling iron down the hair shaft from close to the roots to the ends to create a sleek, smooth look. Then I repeated, half way down the hair shaft utilize the beveled edge by turning the styling iron (like a curling iron) to create a soft curl.”
“I clipped each curl and sprayed with David Babaii for WildAid Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray. I then alternated the direction of each row of curls in order to achieve a finger wave effect. When finished, gently brush and form into soft waves using my David Babaii for WildAid Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray for a soft long lasting hold. To finish, I brushed back one side and secured with a decorative hair pin.”
Styling Tip: Use “V” shaped sections helps to eliminate the appearance of partings.