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It’s all about the order in which you apply the color, says makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, who perfected CoverGirl diva plum pout by applying her lipstick (CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Everlasting) before her lip liner (CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipliner in Beloved). “This keeps the lipstick from bleeding,” says McAdams, “but makes it easier to apply the line.”
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FREIDA'S SMOKY EYES
fellow lady in peacock blue, Freida Pinto, played up her peepers with “a young Sophia Loren” look courtesy of makeup artist Leslie Lopez, lots of eye shadow (of course!) and L Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner. The black liner adds an extra layer of smokiness for a sultry effect.
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Dior makeup expert Shane Paish spared no expense when it came to making best actress nominee (and face of the brand’s J’adore fragrance) look flawless. He primed her skin with the ultraluxe L’Or de Vie La Crème before applying Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation.
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SHAILENE'S LUSH LASHES
Makeup artist Gloria Noto wanted to “allow Shailene’s natural beauty to shine through,” and she did just that by playing up Woodley’s fringe. To maximize the Descendants starlet’s lashes, Noto loaded up on layers of Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir on top and bottom lashes, along with extra swipes on the outer edges.
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What to wear with a red-hot va-va-voom dress? Matching red lips that are equally va-va-voom, of course! Makeup artist Monika Blunder used L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Bold Bordeaux on Dianna Agron since it features a saturated lacquer with extra shine – and serious staying power.
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EMMA'S EYE SHADOW
Revlon brand ambassador saw eye-to-eye with Chanel celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who crafted an edgy gaze using pewter and gunmetal shades from Revlon ColorStay 16H Eyeshadow Quad in Precocious.
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“We brought out the big guns,” makeup artist Jorjee Douglass says of New Girl star Zooey Deschanel’s over-the-top cat-eye shape, which features a feathered line along the bottom lashes, achieved with precise strokes of Rimmel London Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Eyeliner.
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All the attention’s got Jessica Chastain blushing! Actually, it’s just her makeup, but it does look natural, right? Mark celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh used an insider’s trick to achieve the perfect cheek hue: She mixed two colors, Just Pinched Instant Blush Tints in Peachy and Cheeky.