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Oscars 2009 Beauty: Diane Lane


For the 81st annual Academy Awards, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin dressed Diane Lane’s beautiful face in products from Chanel.

Beauty Inspiration:
“The first thing I noticed when I saw Diane was her va va voom black dress! I wanted her makeup to be super sexy and stong, like she is. Because it was the Oscars, I focused on bumping up the eyes with lots of mascara and lashes, and sent her down the carpet glowing and gorgeous.”

Beauty Tips:
Rachel opened up Diane’s eyes with browns and taupes from the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Demure. She created a sultry look with soft browns in the crease and a soft ivory on the lids up to the brow bone. The eyes were lined with an Elizabeth Arden smoky eye pencil, and several coats of Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black gave her a dramatic, seductive look. To
give Diane’s skin a dewy, glowing look, Rachel applied Chanel Teint Innocence Naturally Luminous Fluid Makeup mixed with a bit of Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer. On the contours of the cheeks, she applied a peach cream blush from Jouer. Finally, to complete the strong, sexy look, Rachel gave Diane a bold orangey red lip with Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick in Fuego.

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Oscars 2009 Beauty: Natalie Portman


“My inspiration for Natalie on Oscar night was her dress,” explained Jeanine Lobell. The colour was a fantastic orchid, and being Rodarte, I wanted to do cool punk rock sexy fairy make up.”

Jeanine was going for a smoky eye, and used Chanel Silky Eye Shadow Duo in Orient Express. She used the pale pink as a base and the dark purple smoked around the eye on the lid and smudged in lower lash line. She added Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Noir inside the eye, and lots of Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black for thick sexy lashes. She used Chanel Perfect Brows in Brun, using the two colours to make a strong brow, but keeping it soft. Jeanine then used Chanel Powder Blush in Narcisse, a flattering, bright pink shade, high on the cheekbones. She then added Chanel Glossimer in Galactic for a more pale lavender lip. Finally, for a sexy, bronze sheen, Jeanine applied Chanel Sheer Brilliance in Sunkissed on Natalie’s arms, shoulders, and décolleté.

Kevin Mancuso, Creative Director for Nexxus Salon Hair Care, created the modern and romantic updo worn by presenter Natalie Portman. With a sweeping side part and soft curl, pinned into a beautiful knot at the nape of her neck, the look was deceptively easy to create. Kevin described how to get the look below in a few simple steps.

Get the Look

Step 1:
* Apply a volumizing styler to the roots, like Nexxus Root Exxtend Volumizing Root Lifter, to add body into the hair.
* Distribute a medium-hold mousse, such as Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam Styler, throughout hair to and maintain and support the structure of the style. More modern updos employ product instead of teasing to build body, for a softer, healthier look.
* Blow dry hair with a large round brush, concentrating on the ends to smooth the hair.

Step 2:
* After drying, use a medium sized curling iron throughout the hair to create uneven waves and set the shape around the face.
* Once curled, create side part and pull hair back and away from the face.
* Then, take various sized sections of the curled hair and twist and pin back to create the updo.
* Insert an elegant, decorative pin above the updo to draw attention to the intricate details of the style.

Step 3:
* Finish look with a light-weight hairspray, like Nexxus Comb Thru Natural Hold Design and Finishing Mist, to help secure the style throughout the evening.

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Oscars 2009 Beauty: Nicole Kidman


Beauty Inspiration:
“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.”

Beauty Tips:
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.

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Oscars 2009 Beauty: Jennifer Aniston


Makeup Artist Angela Levin used Chanel products on presenter Jennifer Aniston for the 81st Academy Awards.

Beauty Inspiration:
“When I spoke to Jen before the Oscars, we decided we wanted to create a look that exuded modern glamour. She had just returned from vacation, and she had that relaxed, glowing feeling, which we wanted to display on the red carpet. She is the quintessential California glamour girl, and she was radiant as always on Oscar night.”

Beauty Tips:
Angela prepped Jennifer’s skin with Chanel Hydramax + Active Moisture Boost Cream. She then used a foundation brush to apply Chanel Lift Lumiere Firming and Smoothing Fluid Makeup in Beige all over the face. Under Jennifer’s eyes, Angela applied Chanel Lift Lumiere Smooth and Rejuvinating Eye Contour in Beige Lumiere. Instead of a traditional blush, Angela dabbed a bit of Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick in Coco Red on the apples of Jennifer’s cheeks. She then applied Chanel Sheer Brilliance in Sunkissed around the tops of her cheekbones, closer to the eye, for a bit of shimmer. Jennifer’s eyes were a combination of LORAC eye shadows in Jade, Black, and Serenity, and a Tina Earnshaw shadow in Aubergine. Her lashes looked extra glamorous thanks to Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black. On Jennifer’s lips, Angela used Chanel Aqualumiere Lipshine in Panarea (available in April). To complete the look, she dusted Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer.

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