‘Ethereal and sparkling’ is how make-up artist Jeanine Lobell described Williams’ look, and here is how she achieved the look, so you can get it too.
Since the star’s hair is blonde, her skin pale and her Oscars dress bone white, Lobell wanted to add a hint of colour to her face, ‘I didn’t want her to look like a sea of white,’ she said.
‘Michelle’s skin is so fresh and beautiful,’ Lobell said, so rather than caking on the base, she kept things light by using a sheer foundation, topped with a light dusting of translucent pressed powder.
‘For eyes, we went for a light, ethereal smoky look by mixing the shades in the Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Smoky Eyes,’ she explained. ‘I used the silvery shade as a base, and then used the pewter shade, taking it from the lash line up into the crease, adding shape to the eye. I then smudged the same shade in the lower lash line. I used the black shade, blended into the pewter, as a liner.’
A red carpet look wouldn’t be complete without false lashes, so she applied a few false lashes to the middle of the lash line, followed by several coats of mascara. And not forgetting brows, she used Chanel Precision Brow Definer in Blond Claire to define.
‘To create a glowing pink cheek, I applied Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Pink Tweed. I mixed her lip colour, Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Rose Dentelle, with a bit of the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, which creates the effect of the lips as part of the face, not a separate statement.’ We’ll definitely be using that expert trick.