It was all about statement eyes at the Oscars
Find the perfect palette to master these red carpet looks
The 2018 Academy Awards red carpet brought us bold gowns and even bolder beauty moments. The breakaway make-up trend from the night? The glamorous statement eye shadow looks worn by Hollywood’s leading ladies. Thanks to the latest line-up of eyeshadow palette’s these red-carpet looks have never been easier to emulate.
From Jennifer Lawrence’s dramatic smoky eyes and Emma Stone’s sunset lids, to Lupita Nyong’o’s bold blue liner and Salma Hayek lavender look, we’ve rounded up our favourite memory-making eyeshadow looks from the Oscars – and picked the palettes to help you get their looks at home.
Copy the Red Sparrow star’s look by concentrating dark chocolate hues around the lash line, before blending warm brown tones up and out to lift and flatter the eye. Finish with a shimmery amber along the lower lash line.
The Black Panther actress stunned in shimmery blue eye shadow. If bright aqua is a tad too bold for you, opt for grey-based blues nudged along the lash line to make all eye colours pop.
The Australian actress showed us that often the subtlest eyeshadow moves can make the biggest impact. Balance out ethereal, shimmery pastel hues with defined brows and a hint of rosy blush across the cheeks.
A neutral palette is easily the most versatile eyeshadow investment and as Zendaya proved, nude hues needn’t be boring. Blend rich brown shades through crease, move into medium tones on the lid and finish a pop of shimmery champagne in the inner corner to open up the eye.
Who can go past a classic, glamourous smoky eye equation? Black eyeshadow can be hard to blend at home but building up a user-friendly dark chocolate hue will offer the same impact. Line the upper and lower waterline with black eyeliner first for added definition and complete the look with golden highlights.
Who said matchy-matchy make-up was over? Update the trend for today by choosing multiple tones of the same colour. Teaming a deep plum lip with soft, lavender eyes Salma proved that purple is well and truly reigning again.
Sunset pink is the hottest hue for the season but can also be one of the trickiest tones to pull off. The secret? Use a flat brush to pat the brightest shade directly onto the lid, hazing out edges with lighter tones. Finally, always apply dark pencil or gel eyeliner above upper lashes for definition.