Whether you watch awards shows like a normal person or take diligent notes (guilty), we all know the red carpet is where the magic happens — in the form of the best hair, makeup and nail inspo. And if you’re planning out your potential future red carpet debut, we encourage you to check out last night’s looks — especially our favorite three. Ahead, discover makeup, skin and nail looks that we can’t get enough of, including tips on how to get the look on your own from celebrity makeup artists.
Makeup: Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita’s Egyptian blue look was created by celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose.“I wanted to keep the theme of her dress, which was reminiscent of an ancient Egyptian goddess,” Barose explains. “Keeping true to the Egyptians, I wanted to draw attention to the eye with accents of Egyptian blue with subtle bronze tones on cheeks and lips.”
Most of the manicures on the red carpet were understated, but this shade felt special. “The warm terracotta Less Is Aura from Essie’s new Desert Mirage collection was the best beige nude to complement Viola’s rich skin tone in addition to her hot pink Michael Kors gown. For a high-shine finish, we topped the look off with Essie’s Speed Setter,” said celebrity manicurist Christina Aviles.
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.