Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, and Cate Blanchette at the Academy Awards (Getty Images).
More than a few actresses at the Academy Awards on Sunday night went with subtle, soft, nude makeup to accentuate their features on the red carpet. This look is all about bright and radiant skin.
Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez perfected Kerry Washington’s skin using Marc Jacobs’ Beauty Genius Oil Free Foundation in Cocoa Light ($48) and applied Washington’s signature Neutrogena Healthy Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Raisin Glow ($12) to cheeks. On lips, Gonzalez applied Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Healthy Peach ($9).
Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin was inspired by a summer night while creating Jennifer Aniston’s red carpet look. Levin used Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup in 50 Beige ($47) and Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Destiny ($38), followed by Chanel Powder Blush in Angélique ($45). The look was finished with a touch of Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour in No. 50 ($58) as a bronzer.
After an SK-II Facial Treatment Mask ($135), makeup artist Jeanie Lobell applied Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #4 ($62) and used Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric #306 ($46) to contour and flush cheeks on actress Cate Blanchett.
Nicole Kidman at the Academy Awards (Getty Images).
Makeup artist Maki Ryoke started by treating Nicole Kidman’s skin with La Mer Treatment Lotion ($130) and Eye Concentrate ($190), to give skin a healthy glow and prime for makeup application. Ryoke used Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($48) along with Copacabana and South Beach Multiple ($39) on Kidman.