One of the biggest days in Hollywood for celebrities to go full glam is The Academy Awards. Every award show leading up to this most talked about night makes it even more exciting and of course for us our favorite part of the evening are the red carpet arrivals. A day when celebrities go all out to look their very best from head to toe. Designers have already approached each celebrity months in advance in the hopes that one of their gowns will be featured on the red carpet but for us, it’s the hair and makeup that we’re interested in and nothing goes unnoticed. From their perfect skin, to their carefully contoured and highlighted faces, alluring eye makeup and trending hair styles. One of the most important steps especially before applying any color to the face is skin care and the stars spare no expense when it comes to getting the perfect glow.
Celebrities like Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts begin the process at least 3 months before the Oscars even air. How you ask? They start by eating healthier, cutting out carbs and sweets and replacing them with fruits and vegetables. They also pump up their exercise routine for a more toned physique and to ensure that the designer gown they’ll be wearing to the Oscars fits like a dream. This is also when the skin care industry definitely sees a spike in sales as many of the stars spend a small fortune prepping their skin with facials, laser treatments and good skincare.
They drink A LOT of WATER! It keeps your body hydrated which is a huge benefit for good skin. It is also known to help prevent wrinkles and crepey looking skin especially around your eyes. They also schedule facials a few times a month to keep their faces looking toned and bright which definitely helps them look amazing on the Red Carpet with all those cameras and lights shining directly on them! One of our favorite facialists is located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Adina Diaz Skincare Guru. Adina is hands down one of the best facialists we have worked with. This gal knows skin and how to get that “glow”.
To keep up their skin regime at home they use top quality skincare products like Murad, which has an extensive line for all skin types. We suggest using their facial cleanser to cleanse your entire face and neck before using any of the actual face serums and/or moisturizers. Murad’s Essential C Cleanser is a patented antioxidant with Vitamin A,C, and E that will neutralize and help rehydrate your skin that has been damaged by free radicals and other environmental toxins. It removes impurities from your skin getting it ready to fully absorb the facial serums and moisturizers you apply directly after.
Recently Murad launched an amazing Eye Lift Firming Treatment that when used two to three times a week will instantly lift, firm, and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in your delicate eye area.
It is wonderful. After cleansing your entire face, apply three generous pumps of the eye lifting serum under your eye area and do not rub into the skin. Then place eye pads on top of the serum pressing lightly to keep pads in place. Leave the pads on for 10 – 15 minutes then remove and gently pat any excess serum that is there. You might experience a slight tingling sensation which is to be expected. We suggest using it at night just before bed. This way you will wake up looking refreshed.
This award season celebrities are also using Murad’s Hydro Dynamic Quenching Essence, which is a silky moisturizing enhancing treatment that will optimize your skins ability to retain hydration and will leave your skin feeling so soft. Not to mention more plump and youthful looking.
This product is a skin care dream. The coconut extract used in this product provides the ultimate moisture retention that will stop dehydration and give your skin a more youthful and smoother texture. Other ingredients include: shea butter, avocado, sunflower and olive fruit oils that will condition your skin and help to restore suppleness while supporting your skin’s own protective barrier.
We suggest using it in the morning and evening gently massaging it evenly over your face and neck then applying Murad’s Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisturizer for five times the hydrating power and ultimate results.
Once the celebrities have their skincare under control, (which usually needs to be dealt with several months before getting on the carpet), they are ready for Oscar Sunday morning when their team of makeup, hair and styling experts arrive at their home or hotel to transform them for the big night. For the perfect winged eyeliner look Beth Bender Beauty’s Cat Eye Makeup Stencil & Smokey Eye Stencil comes in handy for even those celebrity makeup artists who are counting every minute until their clients hit the red carpet. Perfect for any occasion red carpet or not.
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