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My Favourite 2014 Oscar Looks!

Lupita Nyong'o
The theme this year was definitely "less is more"...Most actresses opted for very subtle, understated beauty and barely there looks. While looking for some really detailed pictures of all the glamour, I came across this article on www.bellasugar.com which allows you to zoom in on all the leading ladies! All pictures here are from that article so if you want a warts and all extreme closeup view of the celebrities, then head over to Bella Sugar.


Apart from the Belle of the Ball, Ms Lupita Nyong'o (who will always win my top looks forever as she is so utterly stunning) Here are my three favourite looks from this years Academy Awards in reverse order!


3. Kerry Washington

I love everything about her makeup here. Her skin is flawless, the contour is subtle and blended to perfection and that lip colour was surely mixed just for her! Absolutely cannot fault it.  Kerry's makeup artist, Carola G used a deep burgundy lip colour topped with Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin.



2. Angelina Jolie-Pitt

Now at first Angelina was my top spot. Effortless, Hollywood glamour that just never ages. Then the more I looked at it, the more I wanted just a hint more colour. Literally a teeny splash of blush or pinkier nude on her lip. Its still absolutely flawless and as far as I am concerned she can do no wrong. Get the look with Illamasqua's Neutral palette and Mac Lipglass in C-Thru over Nars Honalulu Honey Lipstick. This look wouldnt be what it is without those incredible lashes, I personally love Eylure's Double Lash in 205



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1. Margot Robbie

The beautiful Wolf of Wall Street star dazzled us with her new chocolate brown locks at this years ceremony. Her entire look was a little bit Gothic and therefore totally up my street! Bravo on a brave lip choice and those amazing brows. I have included a picture of her look as a whole, so you can see just how fabulously it all worked together! Give it a try yourself with a mix of Illamasqua's lipsticks in ESP and Underworld and their Brow Cake in Gaze. Add extra shine to your dark tresses with my all time favourite, cant be beaten Tigi Bed Head Headrush Spray








Do you know what you should never do?

You should never ever, ever put makeup on one side of your face, leave the other side bare then take photographs. That is what you should never do.

I decided -as I had had an exponentially long break from blogging - I would return with a bang and do a "half face makeup"...I sat happily working on one side of my face all warm and cosy on the sofa. Surrounded by makeup and cats and good lighting. I was happy. Then came time to take the pictures. 

Ladies and gents: If you ever want to feel both older than your years and extremely shallow all the same time then this is the exercise for you.

I've always been one of "those" people who proudly declare that they don't wear much makeup. After all I have good skin for a 32 year old, my freckles look nice when they aren't covered and I'm generally cool with being bare faced. 

NOT ANY MORE.

I've learnt two valuable lessons from torturing myself this way though. 1. If you don't look like one of the beautiful Chapman sisters then ALWAYS makeup both sides of your face and 2. The time has come for me to make the extra effort and wear makeup. For the good of mankind. 

I am now more thankful than ever for the gift of makeup application. From the bottom of my soul I am grateful as it means I can change my funny looking face.

And on that note I shall leave you with the results. Sorry about me.





And what I usually look like with lip balm and concealer