The 2017 Oscars were far from uneventful. Between Viola Davis’ long overdue win, an appearance from “hidden figure” Katherine Johnson and that “Best Picture” snafu, we’re still reeling from the excitement of last night’s telecast.
And as expected, the red carpet proved to this year’s most glamourous. Our favorite fashionistas came to slay for the grand finale of another awards season and thankfully, there weren’t too many missteps.
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From Janelle Monae’s primped pixie to Taraji’s tousled bob and Viola Davis’ buttery brown skin, moments like these make us wonder how these beautiful Black women manage to look camera-ready at the drop of a dime.
As it turns out, the stars are just like us…kind of. Before slipping into their couture and sky high heels, glam squads are lacing them in products we can pick up at the local drugstore. Keep scrolling to see the brands being coveted by the A-list.
Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer were a trifecta of beauty at last night’s ceremony. The latter two were styled by hair guru Tymothe Wallace, who was inspired by legendary Black icons Diahann Carroll and Dorothy Dandridge. Using all Dove products, he gave Taraji and Octavia beautiful bobs. Shop each product below.
He prepped their hair using Dove DermaCare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner.
Both alleviate any scalp dryness and itch but keeps hair soft, nourished and manageable.
Once hair was cleansed, he sprayed Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler on 2-inch sections of hair before blowing them dry with a Dyson blow dryer.
Wallace used this serum to smooth and shape both Henson and Spencer’s strands. For the former, he applied and then set with pin curls to create texture, while he applied the serum to Octavia’s hair after using a flat iron to straighten her coif.
And to finish off both looks, he applied a layer of spray, ensuring that each look stayed put throughout the night.
The Oscar winner (!) always has a glow and it isn’t just because of her many accolades. Proving that adequate skin care must precede makeup application, Davis is an advocate for lotion–Vaseline’s Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion, to be exact! Who knew red carpet radiance was that easy?! Shop it below:
Last night, the Moonlight and Hidden Figures star was crowned “best dressed” by many and her beauty look was equally regal. While Nikki Nelms held court over her poppin’ pixie, makeup artist Jessica Smalls crafted a makeup look, using all CoverGirl products. Shop it all below:
Smalls shared, “I wanted to keep Janelle’s lip look soft with a peach toned nude lip, I started by lining and filling in her lips with COVERGIRL LipPerfection Liner in Smoky, then applied a swipe of COVERGIRL All Day Color & Gloss in Profound Peach to give a muted touch of color that would last throughout the entire award show.”
For a bronze goddess look, she took some COVERGIRL truBlend Bronzer in Bronze and mixed it in into her moisturizer to prep the skin.
She then defined the cheeks a bit more by blending with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Ebony Bronze.
Wondering how she got such full and natural-looking brows? Small filled in the sparse areas with a brow powder.
And she brushed all of the hairs up with a tinted brow mascara. Voila!
And what’s any makeup look without a pump or two of mascara?
Next time you ask someone to send nudes, make sure it’s this palette.
The Scandal star rarely hits the red carpet without Neutrogena in her pre-show routine. And the Vanity Fair Oscar party was no exception. Celebrity hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew prepped her strands with a residue-fighting duo. Shop both of them below:
Sturdivant-Drew shared, “I shampooed Kerry’s hair with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo to remove any buildup from her hair.”
The mask added moisture, soften her locks and added shine.