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 glamorous. 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.
Hidden Figures No More
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.
1. Dove Derma Care Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti Dandruff Shampoo
He prepped their hair using Dove DermaCare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. Dove Derma Care Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti Dandruff Conditioner
Both alleviate any scalp dryness and itch but keeps hair soft, nourished and manageable.
3. Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Detangler
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.
4. Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum
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.
5. Dove Extra Hold Hairspray
And to finish off both looks, he applied a layer of spray, ensuring that each look stayed put throughout the night.
The Secret to Viola’s Silky Smooth Skin
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:
1. Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion
Janelle Monae, Your Royal Highness:
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 L’Oreal products. Shop it all below:
1. COVERGIRL All Day Color & Gloss in Profound Peach
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.”
2. COVERGIRL truBlend Bronzer in Bronze
For a bronze goddess look, she took some COVERGIRL truBlend Bronzer in Bronze and mixed it in into her moisturizer to prep the skin.
3. COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Ebony Bronze
She then defined the cheeks a bit more by blending with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Ebony Bronze.
4. COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Fill + Shape + Define Brow Powder
Wondering how she got such full and natural-looking brows? Small filled in the sparse areas with a brow powder.
5. COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Shape + Define Brow Mascara
And she brushed all of the hairs up with a tinted brow mascara. Voila!
6. COVERGIRL So Lashy! BlastPro Mascara
And what’s any makeup look without a pump or two of mascara?
7. COVERGIRL TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette
Next time you ask someone to send nudes, make sure it’s this palette.
Read about the rest of the drugstore beauty looks at Essence.com
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