Recreate Your Favorite Red Carpet Looks With An Oscar Party

This Sunday is the 86th Academy Awards, and a perfect time to have an Oscar Makeover Party! Global Makeover Day will be here March 8th, so an Oscar Makeover Party would be good practice to perfect your application techniques. Get together with your friends and recreate your favorite looks from past red carpet moments. You can go simple, yet elegant….or full on glam!


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Alicia Keys looked glamorous at the 2009 Oscars in this Armani Prive gown. Her makeup look would be easy to recreate, for one it was done with Mary Kay products and for two, the application is light and glamorous at the same time. To recreate this look:

Eyes - Use a light shade on the eyes and a highlight with shimmer on the inner corners. Apply black liquid liner (like MK Gel Eyeliner with Expandable Brush Applicator in Jet Black) to the upper lash line and gradually make the line thicker from the middle of the lash line to the outer corners. This will make your eyes look bigger. Then simply line the bottom lash line and finish with mascara ( we recommend MK Ultimate Mascara).

Face - To finish the face apply your favorite foundation and set with powder. Lightly sweep a pink shade of blush across the apples of your cheeks and along the cheekbone.

Lips - A subtle pink would be great because a lot of focus is being drawn to the eye. The lips should compliment this your look, not overpower it.

                              Bold Lip
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Sandy B was stunning in her Marchesa silver beaded gown. Her make up was actually not suppose to be so bold but when her makeup artist was showing her some new lipsticks, she could not resist that beautiful red with light hints of pink she wore on Oscar night. To recreate this look:

Eyes - Use a grey or silver eyeshadow on the outer corners and soften around the top and bottom lids with a brown color. Softly line the eyes with a black liner and finish with mascara on top and bottom lashes.

Face - After applying your foundation, lightly apply a pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. To warm up the face, apply a light bronzer with a big fluffy brush all over the face. It will create a subtle glow.

Lips - Apply your favorite bold lipstick in a dabbing motion and blot well. It is up to you if you would like to use lip liner or not. For Sandy’s look, the makeup artist did not apply lip liner, so it looks like Sandy applied it herself. It creates an effortless look.

                                           Smokey Eye
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Was ScarJo just not radiant in her magenta Dolce & Gabbanna gown at the 2011 Oscars. She did the smokey eye perfectly, and kept it simple with lipstick and blush. The smokey eye can take some practice, but with a little time anyone can become an expert. The key to a smokey eye is lightly applying a shadow and blending, then applying and blending until your reach your desired look. To recreate ScarJo’s brown smokey eye look:

Eyes - Apply a dark brown to the lash line and beneath the eye line with an angle brush. Then apply a copper hue to the lid and blend a bronzer color in crease and right above it. Line the inner corner with a gold shimmer shade and apply a few coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes.

Face - A light foundation like MK’s tinted moisturizer would work great for this look. The skin will have a dewy glow to it. Use bronzer as your blush for this one and lightly apply it to cheekbones.

Lips - A light pink gloss is all you need. A nude lip would work great with this look too. With whatever color you choose, just keep it light, the main focus are the eyes and a bold shade would be too much.

There are so many fabulous looks you can recreate or innovate from past Oscar Red Carpet moments. An Oscar party would be an exciting way to go glam with Mary Kay and spend time with all your girls. Have fun this weekend watching the Oscars and share your makeup looks on Facebook with UnitWise.


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