Celebrity Makeup and Hair Breakdown: Anne Hathaway at 83rd Annual Academy Awards

To complement the red Valentino Couture archive dress Anne Hathaway wore at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards last Sunday, makeup artist Kate Lee gave her “a thin black lined eye with a defined socket and a deep rose lip stain”.

“For a base, I used Chanel Vitalumiere Fluid Makeup in Limpide, which I used throughout the show. For concealer, I used Kanebo Sensai Brush Type Concealer in CB 1 Light,” says Kate.

“To create a fresh glow on her cheeks, I used Chanel Powder Blush in Fresque, and defined cheek bones with Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium. I created a black line created with Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Liner in Black Ink. The eye socket was defined with Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Truth, and I applied Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir. On her lips, I used Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Rivoli, and lightly powdered over her mouth for a matte effect. In between changes I used By Terry Rose Salve to remove lip colors and keep lips fresh.”

As for Anne’s hair, the soft, loose style was created by Frederic Fekkai’s Adir Abergel – a modern take on an Edwardian-influenced style accented with a bohemian flair.

1. Begin by parting the hair down the center and apply Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Styling Whip to the hair from roots ends.
2. Blow-dry the hair using Fekkai Round Brush.
3. Next, pull hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, making sure to cover the ears.
4. Then twist the ponytail into a loose knot.
5. The key is keeping it loose for a touch of bohemian flair. It’s almost like a draping around the face with wispy pieces of hair coming out softly.
6. Finish the look by spraying the Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray.

Photo: Celebutopia.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Anne Hathaway ALWAYS looks so beautiful! Is it my imagination that it looked like she was wearing glittery false lashes on stage, though?

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