OSCAR HIGHLIGHT: BLOOMING ROSES

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Spring is so close we can smell the floral bouquet in the air! And Oscar night highlighted the season’s pink lip trend beautifully in all shades + skin tones. Because as makeup artists, we know that pink is unquestionably the most universally-wearable + feminine shade. So I simplified things by showing you three skin tones (fair, tan + dark) and how three different shades of pink (pale, petal + bright) look on each. Here’s exactly what their makeup artists (including myself!) used:

FAIR: For a pale pink like Anna Paquin’s, try Hourglass Femme Rouge in Edition, the color I used Sunday night on her. For a petal pink like Emma Stone’s, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin used Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Crystal Lilac. And for a bright pink lip like Michelle Williams’, makeup artist Angela Levin blended two shades together; Chanel Rouge Coco in Paradis + Destinee.

TAN: For a pale pink like Selena Gomez’s, makeup artist Jenn Streicher used Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in 76. For a petal pink like Li Bingbing’s, unfortunately I couldn’t track down her makeup artist, but I’m obsessed with Bite Beauty Luminous Creme in Granache and it’s a close match. And for a bright pink lip like Cameron Diaz’s, her makeup artist Robin Fredriksz used Lancome Rouge in Love in Love in Roses.

DARK: For a pale pink like Octavia Spencer’s, her makeup artist Valerie Noble used a light shimmer gloss like Iman Luxury Shimmer Gloss in Velvet. For a petal pink like Maya Rudolph’s, makeup artist Molly Stern used NARS Matte Velvet Pencil in Never Say Never with Laura Mercier Lip Gloss in Bonbon on top. And for a bright pink like Rashida Jones’s, makeup artist Jamie Greenberg used Emani Hydrating Lip Color in Drama Queen.

Hope that helps you find the perfect pink shades that brighten your face and make your heart smile!

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