Oscars 2013 Beauty: The secrets behind Jennifer Lawrence’s red carpet hair, makeup and manicure

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2013 hair makeup nails

Photography courtesy Dove

If you’re a fan of Jennifer Lawrence, her appearance and win at last night’s Academy Awards was the epitome of JLaws amazingness. (And if you still need convincing that she’s the best, watch her post-Oscars win interview. If you don’t have a mega crush on within the first 60 seconds, please see a doctor to check your pulse.) While Lawrence has had both red carpet hits and misses over the past year, from the dress to her hair and makeup, last night’s look was completely flawless. As such, it makes sense that you’d want to know all the secrets to Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar style.

First up: Hair. Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend was the man behind Jennifer Lawrence’s Academy Awards hair and clearly he’s on team Jlaws: “Jennifer Lawrence is a dream to work with, she is so unbelievably fun and inspiring,” he said of the experience. And leave it to a celebrity stylist to make her romantic, textured updo sound incredibly easy to master. After applying a few drops of Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum and a “large dollop” of Dove Style+Care Nourishing Curls Mousse to her damp hair, Townsend blowdried it through with a round brush. Dove Style+Care Frizz-Proof Cream-Serum was added for texture and shine and Townsend then “ took random pieces from each side and loosely twisted them and pinned them together at the back of the head with eight bobby pins in crosses.” The remaining bits of hair was gathered into a loose bun and the look was finished with hairspray.

As for the makeup, Allure spoke with makeup artist Jillian Dempsey moments after she left Lawrence’s home yesterday afternoon. The look was intended to be simple in order to let the stunning Dior dress shine and Dempsey shared a clever trick for ensuring the eye makeup was subdued. “I worked backwards. Normally, you would do the eyes and finish with the mascara (so the powder doesn’t fall on the lashes) but I did the opposite. I did her lashes first to see how much more shadow and liner we would even need,” she told Allure. (The eyelash application also involved a hilarious mishap with a falsie glueing itself inside Lawrence’s eyelid—it’s a post certainly worth reading in full.)

And finally, for a manicure worthy of holding an Oscar, Jennifer Lawrence turned to celebrity nail artist April Foreman. Lawrence “wanted something understated and classic, that was opaque but dressier than a sheer nude” and so Foreman painted her nails in Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish in “Forever Frosted”—a creamy pale-pink shade that certainly complemented both her dress and entire look.

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