Although I have not been to a movie theatre in over a year, I like movies. I also like to watch the Oscars, and more so,  watch the makeup at the Oscars. I find that observing makeup and hair at the Oscars can tell me a lot about what is trending in my field. It is also inspiring. Some very talented hair stylists and makeup artists work with the actors featured on these shows and seeing their work always inspires me. I also feel a bit in awe as they have the opportunity to work on some amazing faces! The bone structure! That skin! Events like the Oscars are great as we get to see a large group of influential, fashion conscious people together, on a level playing field so to speak.

Check out this great slideshow of hair and makeup shots from Glamour UK.

Here are some trends that I noticed at this years Oscars:

1. I felt there was less dewiness or shine to the skin. I still detect luminosity, which is a strong trend now. However I felt that skin texture  was more velvety than we have seen in years past. A lot of this might be due to the new formulations in foundation we are seeing that have a softer matte finish to  them. They are well suited for HD and look very real on the skin. I think that this trend will continue as women demand foundations that look good to the naked eye and feel light, however will hold up to a camera when needed.

Products- Make Up For Ever “Lift”and HD Foundation, Terri Tomlinson HD Liquid (Available this spring), Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet

Who had the LOOK? Laura Dern, Chrissy Teigen, Emma Watson

2. Soft Warm Lips were all over the place. Why you ask? Because they are just easier to wear, and that is the bottom line. A soft warm toned lip adds youth and freshness to the skin, keeps the teeth looking white, doesn’t show if it bleeds, and most of all is easy to maintain. A deep red can start to look dry, an orange can make the teeth look yellow, and a plum can photograph very gothic. With all of the hype about the Radiant Orchid color trend, I only saw one actress wearing it. I admit the color wasn’t dazzling enough on its own to “wow” me.

Products-Rather than re-hash please peruse my past posts. I’ve been all over a warm soft lip for a while. 🙂

Who had the LOOK? Jennifer Garner, Anna Kendrick, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence

3. The natural combed brow was also very apparent. If you are still plucking away, it is time to let those puppies grow! Brows frame the eye and a fuller brow helps to keep focus on the eye itself. Brows at the Oscars were groomed and defined without being super angled or filled in.

Products-Tricia Sawyer Brow Define, Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel, MUD Brow Gel

Who had the LOOK? Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett

4. Hair: The swept to one side hair style was so happening at the Oscars last night it almost got redundant. However, if you have long hair this is a great way to dress it up without putting it up, especially if going from day-to-night. It is sophisticated and glamorous, and also age neutral. The trick is to first get your curls in, then shape the hair, get volume, then smooth and sweep over. Pinning at the nape of the neck can help keep it in place. For short hair I love the look of having it all swept back which we saw with Jennifer Lawrence.

Products- Aquage Finishing Spray, Bed Head After Party, Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel

Who had the LOOK? Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock

And lastly, who did I think was most amazing? It has to be Emma Watson. I love how she keeps herself age appropriate but also so fashion forward with just a touch of wicked. Who was your favorite?
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Emma Watson Until next time, Terri Tomlinson Makeup Artist Dallas TX

Terri Tomlinson- Makeup Artist based in Dallas, TX creating hair and makeup for print, film, video, runway, Television and the real world for over 20 years. She loves super natural, clean makeup, HD, and getting people “camera ready”. Terri owns Makeup Training Academy offering professional training to new and existing makeup artists. She consults on makeup for HD, speaks publicly, and serves as an on-camera Beauty Expert.