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Oscar Beauty 2017

by Karim Orange

Photo Credit: @markfloresgt

Nude and Red Lips

This year’s Oscars displayed talent and beauty at its best! In its 89th year, the Academy Awards ceremony was reflective of America and all of its diversity. 

In terms of beauty, we saw two very consistent themes last night on the lips of the nominees and winners. That trend was a variety of shades in the nude and the red family. Just like the women themselves, both nudes and reds are very diverse, and can be worn by almost anyone.

Ruth Negga

Ruth wore a stunning red dress by Valentino. Her lipstick overall was semi-matte deep blue-red. Her lips were highlighted in the bottom center with a “true red” (that was more like the color of her dress). To achieve this look, Try ZuZu Lipsticks in shades such as Vino De Amour, Starlet and Femme Fatale (depending on your shade and color of dress)

Emma Stone 

Emma wore a striking beaded light gold dress by Givenchy. She also chose a blue red toned lipstick for her acceptance speech for best actress. Try Siren Lipstick in Bold by Vapour Organic Beauty

Viola Davis

Viola looked striking in a bright red dress by Armani Prive. She was the big winner last night, making history as the first African American to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony. Her lipstick is what I like to call a “brown girl nude.” It requires a deeper shade on top, almost the color of your skin. (Makeup artists will sometimes use foundation for this). You place a beige color in the center or a gold or orange toned gloss in the center to highlight. We like shades by Vapour Organic Beauty for this look. Try the Siren Lipstick in Naive and Elixir Lip Gloss in Suite and Pout.

Meryl Streep 

Meryl was elegant is a beaded blue dress by Elie Saab. Her lipstick was on the nude peachy side (not to matte and not to glossy). For this effect try Lip Shine by RMS in Honest or Bloom). Her lips accented her simple but flawless and timeless makeup.

I hope you enjoyed this year's Oscars. If you are a nude-lip gal, try diversifying your lipstick palette with a red or two. If you are a faithful red lipstick-wearer, add a nude to your collection for Spring. Anyway you look at it, diversity is good.

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