Celebrity Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Lopez at 2012 Oscars

Inspired by the late ’60s, L’oreal Paris embassador Jennifer Lopez got dolled up with a high chignon bun, dewy skin with dramatic winged cat eye and gold and burgundy-tipped nail at the 84th Annual Academy Awards . Read on to see how you can recreate the look!

Jennifer Lopez Hair and Makeup at 2012 Oscars



Makeup
First, Celebrity Makeup Artist Mary Phillips highlighted Jennifer’s natural glow by mixing L’oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Sun Beige with La Mer The Reparative Body Lotion to create a dewy but even and smooth canvas. Next, she dabbed L’Oreal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush in Cherubic on Jennifer’s cheeks for a subtle flush of color.

Mary used two shadows to achieve Jennifer’s sultry eye – L’oreal Paris Infallible 24H Eye Shadow in Eternal Black and Iced Latte. Then she created created a winged cat eye with L’oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Brown before completing the high drama effect of the eye with two coats of L’oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Carbon Black.

To finish the look, Marry added a glamorous touch with L’oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Le Gloss in Coral sands.

Nails
“Jennifer Lopez’s Oscar’s look was all about 60’s glamour with a modern interpretation,” said Celebrity Manicurist Tom Bachik. “It was important her nail look matched this overall feel and aesthetic. Jennifer loved the delicate shade of ‘Because You’re Worth It’ – we were excited to try something a bit more modern for the red carpet and create a nail look that could transition throughout the night, as she has a couple of wardrobe changes. We drew inspiration for Jennifer’s nail look from not only her red carpet gown, but also her makeup.”

First, Tom shaped her nails into a classic almond shape, but gave them a slight unexpected point at the tip for a modern take. He then painted a sheer coat of L’oreal Paris’ Colour Riche Nail Polish in #580 Because You’re Worth It, a gorgeous warm, champagne gold shade before gilding the tips of her nails (in a V shape) in Colour Riche Nail Polish in #470 Haute Couture Red, a vampy, burgundy wine hue.

Hair
“The look I created for Jennifer was inspired by the 60′s. I wanted a gorgeous hairstyle that defined the graceful refined sophistication of that time to complement Jennifer’s beautiful dress” said Celebrity Hair Stylist Lorenzo Martin.

Step by Step How-To
First, Lorenzo sprayed L’oréal Paris EverStyle Volume Root Lifting Spray at the roots of Jennifer’s clean, damp hair to add extra volume before blow-drying it with a round medium-sized boar bristle brush. After Jennifer’s hair was completely dry, Lorenzo distributed a dime-sized amount of L’oréal Paris EverStyle Strong Hold Defining Gel evenly throughout her hair. Next, he pulled her hair into a high ponytail, securing it with a metal-free elastic rubber band. From there, Lorenzo split the ponytail into four different sections and teased each one. Once all four pieces were teased, he sprayed her hair with L’oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray. Next, Lorenzo took one of the four sections and looped the piece into the ponytail, securing it into place with bobby pins. He followed this step with the three other sections of hair – pinning each one in different directions (front, back and side to side) to create a complete bun. To ensure there were no loose hairs or flyways and to maintain a sleek look, he added a bit of L’oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum. Lastly, to finish off this effortless yet elegant style, he used L’oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray lightly around all the hair.

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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 the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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