The Oscars are like my Super Bowl, so with two days left, I'm stalking out the pre-awards show parties and of course, look who caught my eye – Lupita Nyong'o. Honored yesterday for her performance in "12 Years A Slave" at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, her makeup artist, Nick Barose created a polished look with coral shades to compliment her ivory dress. Here are the exact products he used and how to get the look.
STEP 1: Gently dab the YSL Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream Skintone Corrector in Dark into skin to hydrate, soothe and add radiance. Then gently apply L'Oréal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation in Soft Sable over the foundation to give skin a flawless finish and even out skin tone.
STEP 2: Use the YSL Eyebrow Pencil in 005 Ebony ($30) sparingly to fill in and shape brows, and then brush with a clean spool brush to even out and distribute color.
STEP 3: To highlight eyes, first add a winged line above the upper lash line and beneath the lower lash line using the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Plum as it’s a perfect color for daytime that plays well with darker skin tones. Gently tap Lancôme Color Design Infinité Eye Shadow in 102 Timeless Taupe above the liner onto the lid to add a more bronzy color to the eyes. Apply two coats of L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black to the upper lashes.
STEP 4: Dab cheeks lightly with a cream blush first, such as Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric in Fresh Baby Pink, to add a natural flush. On cheek bones only, dab a little bit of L'Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blush in Coral Lift to add a finished soft glow. STEP 5: Create a polished glossy lip using L'Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in 303 Rouge Allegro ($9.99).