Red Carpet Beauty: 2012 Oscars Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley & Sarah Hyland Friday 02 March, 2012

Two newbies and a red-carpet veteran: Sarah Hyland, Shailene Woodley and Penelope Cruz glam up for the 2012 Oscars red carpet. Here’s how to get their beauty looks.

Yes, the Oscars happened last weekend (my, how time flies when you’re working and writing, writing and working), but I just couldn’t keep all the beauty know-how to myself! So, here’s a little bit more red-carpet beauty whatsits and why nots to lay your eyes on (and perhaps be inspired by?). Two fresh-faced newbies pull out the full-on glam, while a red-carpet mainstay (Penelope, you look marvelous, though I wish you’d gone with a different gown silhouette) takes the retro route. It’s all gorgeous! Strap on your beauty how-to gear; here we go!

 Penelope Cruz Oscars 2012 Hairstyle

Penelope Cruz: hair by Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte

(Products Used: Wella Professionals)

Overall Inspiration: The Old Hollywood glamour of screen sirens, such as ’50s icon Grace Kelly, to complement Penelope’s off-the-shoulder Armani Privé gown.

Get the Look:

1. On dry hair, disperse a small amount of Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse at the roots.

2. Set hair in steam hot rollers by rolling hair straight back from the head, lending hair needed texture. Use smaller rollers in the back to create a tighter curl.

3. Release the rollers, gather hair in the back of the head and fold it under to create a faux bob. Pin it into place.

5. Lightly mist hair with Wella Professionals Dynamic Fix 45 Second Crafting Spray, then backcomb and tease at the root.

6. Brush through the curls to create fingerwave patterns, and set with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray.


 Sarah Hyland Oscars 2012 Makeup

Sarah Hyland: makeup by Allan Avendaño for Bellapierre Cosmetics

(Products Used: Bellapierre Cosmetics)

Overall Inspiration: “Sarah’s eyes inspire me! She has the most stunning green eyes and I love to make them the focus of her make-up. She also has amazing skin and beautiful lips, so I wanted to subtly bring all her features out while keeping the focus on her eyes,” Allan says.

Get the Look:

1. Even skin tone with Mineral Foundation in Cinnamon.

2. Lend an all-over glow to skin with Mineral Bronzer in Starshine.

3. Bump up cheek color with Mineral Blush in Desert Rose.

4. Sweep on Penny Shimmer Powder over the entire lid. Deepen the outer corners of the eyes with Diligence Shimmer Powder, and then blend Lava Shimmer Powder in the crease and under the lower lash line.

5. Create a cat eye with On the Go Trio black liquid eyeliner, which “pulls the eyes up a bit,” Allan shares. Line the waterline using Black Natural Eye Liner.

6. Pop the eye design by applying Champagne Shimmer Powder on the inner corner of the eyes, creating a “beautiful highlight and accent,” Allan says.

7. Coat lashes, top and bottom, with On The Go Trio mascara.

8. Finish the look with a layered lip design: Line lips with Nude Lip Liner, then fill in with Catwalk Lipstick, and finally top off with Champagne Lip Gloss.


 Shailene Woodley Oscars 2012 Hairstyle

Shailene Woodley: hair by Campbell McAuley for Matrix

(Products Used: Matrix)

Overall Inspiration: Taking her Valentino Couture gown as a starting point, stylist Campbell McAuley sought to give Shailene a simple, glamorous hairstyle that plays nice with the high neckline and subtle pattern of the gown. The result: a 70’s style textured chignon with a Moroccan twist. “The wrapped pieces of the chignon were intended to mirror the textures of the dress,” he says.

Get the Look:

1. Beginning with wet hair, apply Matrix Total Results Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter to give the base of the hair volume.

2. Blow-dry hair with a round brush to smooth hair.

3. Set larger sections in Velcro rollers for one hour.

4. Remove rollers, brush out curls and work Matrix Total Results Sleek Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil from roots to end for extreme shine.

5. Gather hair into a ponytail at the crown. Begin twisting small sections of the ponytail, wrapping each section up to the base of the hair to create a round shape.

6. Halfway through, wrap the remaining sections around the round shape to create a crisscross design.

7. Lock in the style with Matrix Design Pulse Hard Lock Hairspray.


Which is your favorite Oscars beauty of this bunch?

Karie L. Frost Signature


(Images: via Celebutopia)


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