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Our Pick of the Oscars’ Beauty Looks

Margot Robbie, Rosamund PIke & Emma Stone Oscars 2015

Once I’d succeeded in dragging my covetous eyes away from Margot Robbie’s tasseled neck confection (NEVER not wanting tassels), I realised I was similarly impressed with her knock-em-dead beauty look. Those brows, those lips, that side-swept bob *SWOON*! If you too are blessed with blunt, shoulder-skimming locks then enhance their lustre with Sachajuan’s {Shine Serum} – raking through with fingers to achieve great gloss and separation. And for that gorgeous, cochineal lip look use OCC’s {Cosmetic Colour Pencil} in ‘Grandma’ to create the perfect shape (you can do some clever {contouring} if lips are on the small side), before ‘filling in’ with Julie Hewett’s {Lipstick Noir} in ‘Belle’ – a stunning, 50s coral/rouge.

Whether Margot and Rosamund deliberately coordinated pout-and-gown is not determined, but RP’s pared back make up was the perfect foil for that form-fitting frock (her best red carpet look this year). Her porcelain skin and pale pink blush enhanced her ‘English Rose’ fragility – all that was required was a hint of peachy shadow to help make those blue eyes ‘pop’. Try Sunday Riley’s {Prismasilk Eye Colour} in ‘Camille’ – a shimmering, sandy/pink that makes you ‘look alive’ in moments.

We’ve got a major girl crush on Ms. Stone. The babe has not put one directionally-clad foot wrong all season, and we’re besotted with that wavy, copper crop. Julie Hewett’s {Cat Eye Pen} is perfect for creating a precision, feline flick – while NudeStix {Lip and Cheek Pencil} in ‘Ripe’ is the ultimate, fuzzy-peach shade – creamy, convenient and clutch-bag friendly.


Naomi Watts, Lupita Nyong'o & Julianne Moore Oscars 2015

Always flawless with a hint of rock ‘n’ roll, Naomi Watts looked breath-taking. We HEART the asymmetric tousled mane and subtle, berry lip (totally ‘on trend’). Use T3 Haircare’s {Single Pass Straightening Iron} to create the chunky, segmented effect – spritzing with Living Proof’s {Instant Texture Mist} to hold and amplify the ‘tszuj’. Then apply a quick slick of Jouer’s {Lip Sheer} in shade ‘Positano’ – a sexy, blackcurrant stain – and you’re good to go.

Can we pause for a moment to appreciate Luptia’s luminescence? Her skin looked lit-from-within – perfectly pearlescent (like her pearl-encrusted gown). {Prtty Peaushun} is available in a spectrum of shades and stars shimmering, champagne highlights for a subtle, top-to-toe glow.

Julianne Moore was her usual, immaculate self. A picture of poise and perfection, her sleek, low-slung bun and minimal make up were stunningly strawberries-and-cream. Her eyebrows were enhanced to frame her features – fellow Titian’s should choose Anastasia Beverly Hills’ {Brow Wiz} in ‘Auburn’ or ‘Caramel’ – then lend lips and cheeks a subtle flush with Julie Hewett’s {Cheekie} in shade ‘Destiny’ – a delicate, dusky rose shade.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…