Penelope Cruz looked fantastic on the red carpet at last night’s Oscars. The inimitable Charlotte Tilbury did the makeup honors, saying, “Penelope’s look was inspired by the sultry silver screen siren Sophia Loren. I wanted to really exaggerate her incredible almond shaped eyes and make them the main focus of the look. When I am creating a look for the red carpet it’s so important to marry the make-up with the dress, because Penelope’s dress was so bold I wanted to keep the look neutral and glossy but with that touch of old school Hollywood glamour.” Here, the beauty breakdown.
Penelope’s skin was prepped using Charlotte’s Magic Cream (available Fall 2014) to create a gorgeous, dewy, luminous complexion which is especially important in the dry humidity of L.A.
WonderGlow (available Fall 2014) was lightly applied all over the face to create a flawless soft focus, candle light effect on the skin creating the perfect base for makeup. A thin layer of Lancôme Teint Miracle foundation in Medium 6 was applied to even out Penelope’s skintone and a touch of concealer was used on any areas of redness, under the eyes, around the nose and on any imperfections.
Using Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Taupe, Penelope’s brows were filled into a Sophia Loren inspired arch for perfect facial framing and were set in place using Lancôme Modele Sourcils brow gel.
An elongated, feline eye was created using a black Kohl eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line, dragging it upwards and outwards into a feline flick and into the inner corners of the eyes to accentuate Penelope’s beautiful almond eye shape. The inner waterline was also lined with black eyeliner for added intensity.
Penelope’s mesmerizing copper brown smokey eye was created using the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette (available Fall 2014) all over the lids and into the socket to bring out the gorgeous amber highlights in Penelope’s brown eyes.
A corner eyelash was applied at the outer edges of the eyes for extra red carpet drama to really accentuate and draw out the feline shape of her eyes. Plenty of Lancôme Hypnose waterproof mascara was applied top and bottom for an incredible filmstar flutter.
The sculpt shade of Filmstar Bronze and Glow (available Fall 2014) was traced under the cheekbones and around the jawline to really accentuate Penelope’s facial framework using a powder and sculpt brush. The sculpt shade was applied onto the temples using a bronzer brush where the sun would naturally hit for a healthy glow. The highlight shade was applied onto the high points of the cheekbones, down the nose and onto the bow of the lip for a dreamy candlelight effect on the skin.
Lancôme blusher in Rose Subtil was applied on the apples of the cheeks to add a subtle pop of colour.
The lips were prepped and hydrated using Lancôme Baume in Love lip balm. The lips were lined and then followed by the perfect pinky nude lipstick shade, “Penelope Pink” from the Charlotte Tilbury range (available Fall 2014) which was inspired by and created in homage to Penelope herself.
What do you think of Penelope Cruz’ makeup at the Oscars? Yay or nay?