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The 2017 Oscars saw celebrities strut down the red carpet sporting the most striking make-up looks. From smokey eyes, to red lips, we’ve rounded up the most chic beauty looks from Hollywood’s biggest night out and asked make-up artist James McKnight how to recreate them…


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The best supporting actress nominee oozed glamour in a sparkly nude Armani dress, which she complimented with a vibrant red lip and flawless porcelain complexion.

JAMES’S TOP TIPS: “For a long lasting finish, start by exfoliating the lips with a toothbrush. Then, use a lip brush to apply your lipstick, this will give you a precise finish. Try i-pout in Ruby Red, which is perfect for fairer skin tones. For a clean and pristine lip line, dab a small amount of concealer around the mouth using a small synthetic brush. Keep the rest of the face minimal. Coat the lids with i-shadow in Provence, which includes four neutral shades and sweep on a generous amount of i-flutter on the lashes. Finish with a soft flush of colour on the cheeks – I like i-glow in Ice Pop.”



Biel gleamed on the red carpet in a gold Kaufmanfranco gown. Her flawless skin, peach lips and standout graphic liner looked modern and ever so elegant.

JAMES’S TOP TIPS: “This liner look will suit all eye shapes, but works particularly well on women with hooded eyes, as it creates an illusion of a deeper socket. Recreate the look by using i-gel in Carbon. Begin by drawing a thin line starting at the outer corner of the upper lash-line working inwards. Build up the line until you reach your desired thickness. Finish the eyes by using the flesh-toned i-open on the lower waterline – this will instantly make the eyes appear bigger. Fill in sparse brows with i-groom and coat the lashes with i-flutter. The multi-tasking i-crayon in Brown Sugar can be used on the cheeks and lips for a warm burnished glow.”


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When planning Stone’s make-up look for the Academy Awards, make-up artist Rachel Goodwin was inspired by the glamorous movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s. This berry lip screams vintage Hollywood glamour and it’s a shade that can work on almost all skin tones.

JAMES’S TOP TIPS: “This look is all about the bold lip, so the rest of your make-up should work around it. Keep the eyes neutral by applying i-shadow in Choca Mocha. Take the deep bronze shade and smudge it into the outer corners of the lids for definition. Next, use i-gel to draw a fine line across the upper lids, then, brush on i-flutter on the lashes.

Fill lips with i-pout in Plumberry before blotting with a tissue and applying another layer. This step will help give your lipstick longer staying power.

Finish the look by brushing i-bronze across the cheekbones then swirl i-glow in Ice Pop on top – this adds a beautiful, multi-dimensional look to the face.”



The Quantico star paired a silvery, kohl lined smokey eye with a muted pink lip shade. This look complimented the architectural design of her white Ralph and Russo dress perfectly.

JAMES’S TOP TIPS: The focus here is on the eyes. Start by smudging i-smoulder in Charcoal along the upper lash line. This shade is much softer than black and will give eyes a multi-dimensional effect. For added drama, fill the lower waterline with i-gel in Carbon and finish with lashings of i-flutter mascara. i-pout in Pomegranate is the ideal lip shade for this polished look.”


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Luminous skin, rosy cheeks and soft pink lips worked beautifully with Johansson’s flowy dress. This look is universally flattering and can be worn both day and night.

JAMES’S TOP TIPS: “This fresh look is perfect for brides, a first date or even to wear to work. The neutral, gold smokey eye can be created by using i-glow in Sirocco across the lids and on the inner corner of the eyes. Blend i-smoulder in Chocolate on the outer corners of the lids for more definition.

Open up the eyes by applying a thin stroke of i-gel along the upper lash line. To get these rosy cheeks, swirl on i-glow in Ice Pop on the cheeks followed by i-glow in Sirocco across the cheekbones to enhance the bone structure. Finish this feminine look with i-pout in Pomegranate on the lips, which will brighten the face, followed by a dab of i-gloss in Tickled Pink on top.”