Positively Beautiful by Carmindy

Oscar Beauty Highlights

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Modern Glamour
Rooney Mara was a vision of modern glamour, wearing that stunning white Givenchy dress with pulled back jet-black hair. I loved her look, and her makeup was pure high fashion with that strong brow and bold modern red lip.

Achieve this look at home by applying foundation, concealer and powder. Next, use a brow pencil that matches your hair, and slightly feather the color into your brows, extending them slightly at the ends. Next, apply a shimmering highlight across your lids, and give your lashes a big sweep of black mascara. A light swirl of pink blush to the apples of the cheeks and a bold matte super red lip finishes the look. Try Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Really Red ($7.99, Drugstore.com).

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New Hollywood
Michelle Williams had glowing perfect skin that was paired with a raspberry lip. Her amazing coral red dress was a new twist on an old favorite, and her look proved you don’t need to be matchy matchy with your dress and lip color. By keeping the lip bright and bold and a slightly different color from the dress makes her look new and fresh.

To achieve this very Carmindized style look and amazing glowy face, apply Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Luminizing Face Primer ($7.99, Cvs.com) to the face, and then blend on a sheer foundation and concealer. Dust on powder to the t-zone, sides of the nose and the eyelids. Next, apply a swirl of powder blush to the apples of the cheeks. Use a slight chocolate brown liner and black mascara on the eyes. Last, Carmindize the skin by sweeping on a champagne shimmering highlighter under the brows, on the inside corners of the eyes and on tops of the cheekbones.

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Cat Eye Chic
Emma Stone’s ultimate cat eyes were paired with a soft rose lip, creating the perfect balance of trend and classic simplicity. With her daring reddish big-bowed dress, the makeup was exquisitely done.

To achieve this look at home, apply foundation, concealer and powder. Next, sweep a liquid liner across the upper lash line, or try a liner gel, like Mac Fluidline Gel Pots ($15, Maccosmetics.com), and use an angled brush to sweep it on. Wing it at the ends, and if it does not end in a perfect cat eye, simply take a small tipped concealer brush and dip it into a little foundation. Clean up the edges to create the perfect wing. Keep lids fresh with a simple sweep of shimmering pale pink shadow and black mascara on top lashes only. Apply a soft moist lip color in a rosy hue.

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Fresh And Fabulous
Cameron Diaz not only had a great new haircut, but also played with pink on her lips and her cheeks, which created a very young and fresh look that is universal. Pink is the quickest way to wake up a face and take years off your look.

To achieve this at home, apply foundation, concealer and powder, then sweep a soft brown shadow across the lids. Carmindize the face with a sweep of highlight under the brow, on the inside corners of the eyes and on tops of the cheekbones. Apply a dose of black mascara to finish the eyes. Next, swirl on Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Natural Powder Blush in Ethereal ($10.95, Drugstore.com) and put a perfect pink color on the lips. For true staying power try Nars Velvet Gloss Stick in New Lover ($24, Narscosmetics.com).

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Classic Elegance
Always a class act and a total beauty, Meryl Streep wore amazing makeup that looked perfect for her at the Oscars. She looked classically romantic. It also complemented her gold Lanvin dress. A true screen queen!

To achieve this look at home, start by adding a few drops of liquid shimmer into your regular foundation to create skin that looks radiant. Next, apply concealer and powder, and keep your eyes smoldering with brown shadows in different hues. Try the ones found in my Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Instant Definition Eyeshadow Palette in Mountain ($7.95, Drugstore.com) and finish off the look with black mascara. The perfect shade of peach was applied to her cheeks and on her lips to create a classic rosy brown lip color that balanced the face.

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