1. Viola Davis' look is everything.
Viola Davis is one of those people who can seemingly wear anything and slay for days. She's never been a celeb who shies away from colour, but her Barbie pink Michael Kors gown and matching clutch by Roger Vivier was literally everything. I have a few favorites of the night, but no one (well, other than Nicole Kidman) come close to any kind of a fashion risk.
This year's makeup trend was clearly minimalism. Viola is no exception. Her makeup is flawless (get her look using Biofond in Raven—she is a perfect match!) She & many other stars opted to let natural beauty steal the show & well, it's obvious that Viola wins at rocking a red carpet. (And life, for that matter.)
2. My Favourite Makeup.
I love a great smokey eye as much as anyone, but I was in love with the much scaled down looks that were popular on the 2018 Oscars red carpet.
While Amanda opted for some extra eye make up, she hasn't gone too over the top. It's there, but subtle and I love the way the lighter liner softens the look, while the rest ensures her eyes pop. Get this look using Biofond in Praline, as well as two of my favourite Bioblends eye pencils: perfect grey and penny. Complete the look by perfectly blending Bioblush over your cheeks and topping it off with a muted berry lipstick. VegaLash mascara is my current go-to that doesn't irritate my eyes.
Full disclosure: I am biased as red lipstick is as signature to me as breathing. It likely comes as no surprise that Adriana Lima's dark locks, grey eyes, and barley there makeup with a splash of red lippie won me over instantly. It's everything I want when it comes to my looks: elegant, chic, not too fussy, sure to make an impression. Were I stranded on a deserted island and only able to take my Biofond (Adriana would be Top Chic. So fitting!) and any other makeup of my choice, red lipstick would be it—end of story. Get the look using Biofond in Top Chic, your a dusting of mascara, Bioblush and of course, red lipstick. Were you to ask me, I'd opt for Armani in shade 400 or 401 (depending on skin tone) or Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Liquid Lipstick in shade, 'American Doll.'
With a nude lip and highlighter and bronzer in just the right places, Alessandra Ambrosio easily has the most low key look of the three, but that doesn't make her any less stunning. To achieve this look, you'd actually want a blend of Bijou and Sahara Biofond. Key to pulling it off? Choose the right nude lipstick shade! The wrong one could have easily made the Brazilian beauty look too orange, while another could have washed her out. She played it perfectly. Add mascara and get ready to shine.
3. Gorgeous Gowns.
This is one category that made me want to grab every photo available and just paste them to this blog post. I reigned it in and went with 3 that are simple, figure flattering and just plain beautiful.
Kate Beckinsale's mermaid silhouette is often a tricky beast to pull off, but she makes it look effortless. I especially love that she opted for black nails. In a year with so many neutrals, the nails really work for me on this. The cap sleeve keeps her proportionate and the limited skin exposure made her stand out from the crowd.
Kate Bosworth is one of those people who looks good in quite literally everything I've ever seen her wear. She's a designer's dream for exactly that reason. She spent the Oscars stunning in this nude Dior paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a clutch by Jimmy Choo. Her jewellery is by Piaget.
RHW is another who manages to make me love nearly every outfit I see, from street to the red carpet. The grecian, one shoulder look typically isn't one I'd gravitate towards and honestly, it was ultimately the colour, texture and expose-my-legs-for-days high slit that made me love her Ross & Russo gown. The mint/light sea foam green with the contrasting metallic texture and long train is pure pretty princess and RHW rocks it like only RHW can.
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