She sparkled in over 125 carats of flawless Van Cleef and Arpels diamonds and shone in a graceful Oscar de la Renta gown — but it didn’t end there. Jennifer Garner‘s chic hair and makeup were the final essential components in creating her perfectly poised red carpet look for Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
Makeup artist Paul Starr’s first step in designing her Old Hollywood look was to create an all-important base with Chanel Teint Innocence foundation, $55, in Soft Beige. Next he made those famous brown eyes the focus. “I wanted to make them pop,” Starr says, “but I didn’t want to do anything that was too smoky.” He lined the upper lid with Chanel Intense Eye Pencil, $27, in Noir I, then used the Quadra Eye Shadow palette, $55, in Dunes to give her eyes further definition. Starr worked the palette’s creamy taupe color from the inner part of the eye out to the center. Next he applied the beige-brown hue along the crease, and followed with a couple sweeps of Inimitable Mascara, $28, in Noir. The Juno star’s mouth was the final step. “Jennifer has the most beautiful lips in Hollywood,” Starr said, “so I really didn’t have to line them.” Instead, he used a brush to apply Rouge Allure lipstick in Tender, a pinkish-gold beige, $30, over the entire lip.
For an equally stunning coif, Fekkai Celebrity Hair Stylist Adir Abergel, went with his vision of a romantic, Edwardian look for Jen. He started by rubbing Fekkai Shape and Set Mist, $28, from the roots to the ends to change her hair’s texture, and followed by blow-drying it while using a round brush. Abergel then made a severe side part and followed by creating curls with a 1″ iron which he pinned back in a low knotted chignon twist at the side. He used a touch of Neutrogena Shine Serum, $7, on the ends of Jen’s bangs, and ensured the look would last all night long with a final spritz of Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray, $23.