By Laura Medina
The Oscars are Hollywood's first and most prestigious awards show, again the standard-bearer that other awards shows attempt to follow.
The Oscars also try very hard to award movies that reflect society's challenges and progress. Oscar beauty is no different.
These cosmetics and hair styling and conditioning are today's current items, maintaining classic, elegant beauty for people reflecting today's society. Being classy doesn't mean being staid or stuck in the past. Progress can be timeless, too. It doesn't have to be faddish or trendy. Progressive never means being a fashion victim;..but that can be fun, too. Shoot, it can even be retro.
Full Brows and Glossy Lips
Hailee Steinfeld and Janelle Monae both looked stunning with their full brows and glossy lips. Get the look with Palladio’s Velvet Matte Lip Color ($7) in Sateen and use the Silk FX Eyeshadow Palette ($12) in A La Mode for those smoky eyes. To get the boldest of brows, use the Brow Definer Micro Pencil ($7) and finish it off with the Brow Obsessed Mousse with Fibers ($8) to build sparse brows and fill in any gaps.
Bold Reds on the Red Carpet
Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Roberts rocked the red lip on the red carpet last night, and matched it with classic black liner and mascara for the eyes. Get the look with Palladio’s Dreamy Matte Lipstick ($7.50) in, of course, Red Carpet for the lips, and for the eyes, the Fifty-Fifty Cat-Eye Liquid Liner + Smoky Kajal ($15) and the Double Agent Lash Extender + Undercover Fiber Booster ($12).
Classic makeup can be retooled and revamped in that society's advanced technology, such as waxy red lipstick transformed into healthy, all-natural classic red lip gloss, jane iredale Red Currant PureGloss® Lip Gloss imparts an ultra-glossy finish without feeling tacky! The soothing and hydrating formula has a base of organic oils including Moringa Butter, Lotus Flower Wax and Orange Peel Wax.
Since winning any award involves luck, according to Jane Iredale, smoky quartz gem is said to protect the wearer from negativity, bad vibes, and jealous haters. jane iredale Mystikol® Powdered Eyeliner contains a built-in, removable brush which works wonders to create a perfectly rich line. The water-resistant powder/cream formula makes a shadow that won’t fade, crease or smear. It's a good thing that jane iredale Mystikol® Powdered Eyeliner is waterproof as it is elegant, since it rained this past "Oscar Sunday." How's that for good luck, look winning while wet!
jane iredale Peaches & Cream Bronzer Refill ($44 at janeiredale.com) contains four hues that can be mixed and matched for an all-over sun-kissed look. The product will be available on March 13th.
1. Start off by washing hair using Schwarzkopf GLISS™ Oil Nutritive Shampoo & Conditioner
Schwarzkopf GLISS™ Oil Nutritive
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
WHAT LONGER HAIR, PRONE TO SPLIT ENDS NEEDS
Long hair brushes against your shoulders or back leaving it weak: often breaking it. To keep
hair soft and healthy-looking it needs intense care that deeply restores from length to tip.
GLISS™ OIL NUTRITIVE
1. Deep repair without weighing down hair
2. Up to 90% fewer split-ends*
3. Touchably soft and shiny hair
*Using GLISS™ OIL NUTRITIVE Shampoo & Conditioner
THE REPAIR WITH 8 BEAUTY-OILS & KERATIN
This non-greasy formula with 8 BEAUTY OILS & KERATIN not only nourishes the hair, but also deeply repairs stressed hair structure, for fewer split ends.
$5.49 each, mass retailers nationwide
Next, blow dry then flat iron hair. Prep with Schwarzkopf got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm
3. Use and Schwarzkopf got2b Glam Force Hairspray to finish the look!
Smooth 'N Shine Polishing Instant Repair Hair Polisher
Concentrated polishing formula instantly makes hair soft, shiny and smooth. Conditions and detangles dry, damaged hair, eliminates frizzies and helps prevent breakage.
· Makes hair soft, shiny & smooth
· Conditions & detangles dry, damaged hair
· With aloe vera
$4.99, mass retailers
Schwarzkopf got2b mess-merizing texturizing hairspray
The texturizing hairspray is the ultimate styling tool to achieve touchable textures with a causal natural finish. How to use: Hold 8-10 inches from hair. Spray over dry hair, tousling hair with your fingers to create desired style, then spray again on dry styled hair to hold finished style.
$5.99; mass retailers
Regardless, who represents each era and decade, timeless is always classy. It's just the products, the texture, the shades, and the technology that changes to keep it timeless.