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Oscars 2012 Beauty Report: Rose Byrne’s Sleek Bob, Radiant Skin And Nude Lips


Bridesmaids actress Rose Byrne dazzled at the 2012 Academy Awards — and not just because she revived an incredibly dull and dragging awards ceremony when she downed a shot of Grey Goose on stage with fellow presenter  Melissa McCarthy as part of a bit about a Martin Scorsese drinking game(in essence, every time an Oscar winner mentions Marty, you drink). When Byrne hit the red carpet, she did so in a dazzling asymmetrical gown by Vivienne Westwood covered with black sequins and featuring a simple strap along one shoulder that sloped down her otherwise open back, creating a simple, slinky, elegant silhouette.

To complement the modern vibe of her Westwood gown, Byrne’s hair stylist Hary Josh, John Frieda’s International Creative Consultant, focused on keeping her strands looking effortlessly polished and alluringly glossy. To create the look, Josh started by applying the new John Frieda Full Repair Style Revival to Byrne’s wet strands, spraying it all over her head to protect strands from any potential damage incurred by heat styling tools and ensure that the final look would appear sleek but not flat or limp. Next, he blow dried her hair using a round brush and flat ironed it section by section, starting slightly below the roots so as to maintain the volume at the scalp. He then gave her a side part and, using the John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer, swiped the mascara-like wand along any stray hairs and along the crown and bangs to ensure that they would remain in place and to bolster shine.

NARS makeup artist Maud Laceppe, meanwhile, created a makeup look that oozed glamour and sex appeal without detracting any attention from Byrne’s glimmering Westwood gown.

To make skin appear transparent but dewy and radiant, Laceppe applied the new Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer to Byrne’s skin, brushing the lightweight moisturizer onto skin until the desired level of coverage had been achieved. A bit of Clé de Peau concealer was smoothed beneath the eyes to make Byrne’s complexion look brighter and more refreshed and, for a youthful perkiness, the NARS Gaeity Blush , a bright pink hue, was brushed atop cheeks ever so gently, following the natural line of the cheekbone.

The eye look was extremely simple —with just the Lhasa Single Eyeshadow, a demure grayish lavender color, swept atop lids and the Coconut Grove Eyeshadow, a deep muddy taupe brown color, applied to the outer corners of eyes and blended in to contour the area.

Lips were kept almost transparent, with just an inkling of color and an icy finish added, thanks to the NARS Bilbao Lipstick, a nude topaz shade with a creamy satin finish.

To complete the effect and make Byrne’s complexion appear all the more luminous, Laceppe relied on the NARS Copacabana Multiple, a glistening silvery pink shade with lavender undertones and dewy silver pearl particles, patting the multi-purpose color all over eyes, cheeks, and lips.

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