A variety of awards were given at last night’s Oscars, but in true NewBeauty fashion, it’s the beauty that really caught our attention—more specifically, the use of nude lip color along the red carpet. Here, the best nude lips seen last night and the exact lipsticks used to create them.
To create this perfectly nude lip on Olivia Culpo, Sir John first applied L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in “Au Naturale” all over the lip. Then he applied L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in “Bare Attraction” right on top.
Because celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff wanted Priyanka Chopra’s lips to have a softness to them, she applied a blend of two nude hues from Laura Mercier: Velour Lovers Lip Colour in “Sensual” ($28) topped with Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm in “Amaretto Swirl” ($26).
For nude lips with a subtle pink sheen on Taraji P. Henson, makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff lined her pout with MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in “Cork” and used Surratt Beauty Lip Lustre in “Pompadou Pink.”Image/Getty
Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh achieved the perfect nude lip on Ginnifer Goodwin by combining two textures of the same hue. “I layered LORAC Alter Ego Matte Lipstick in ‘Supermodel’ and LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss in‘Supermodel.’” The result: a showstopping pout that’s matte with a subtle hint of shimmer.
Victor Haneo lined Adriana Lima’s lips with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner in “Purely Nude” and followed with Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon in “Toasted Taupe.” To complete the look, he applied Lip Studio Shine Shot Lip Topcoat for a glossy finish.Image/Getty
Because Emily Ratajkowski’s eye shadow look was so intense, Hung Vanngo kept her lips natural to balance it out. He traced her lips with Marc Jacobs Beauty Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner in “Nude(ist) 300” and filled them in with Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in “No Angel 242,” an apricot-nude shade.Image/Getty
Makeup artist Allan Avendaño prepped Nina Agdal’s pout with Glossier’s Coconut Balm Dot Com before lining the lips with Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. He finished off the look with Hourglass’ Girl Lip Stylo in “Idealist” for the ultimate hydrated nude lip.Image/Getty
“I wanted to keep her lip look soft with a peach-toned nude lip,” says celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls of the Oscars look she created for Janelle Monae. “I started by lining and filling in her lips with COVERGIRL LipPerfection Liner in Smoky and then applied a swipe of COVERGIRL All Day Color & Gloss in Profound Peach to give a muted touch of color that would last throughout the entire award show.”Image/Getty
Makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez paired Alessandra Ambrosio’s stunning red gown and statement earrings with a classic nude lip to tone down the drama. To create the classic pout, she used BITE Beauty’s Multistick in “Blondie.”Image/Getty
To create a shade that would perfectly compliment Chrissy Teigen’s glowing complexion, celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips used Glossier’s Generation G Lip Colors in the shades “Leo” and “Cake” to mix the perfect hue.
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