Moll’s Beauty Bag: Oscars On-Point Glam


LOVE THIS! Bold Lips and Bold Hair

LOVE IT NOW BECAUSE: While we might not all have been award winners at this past Sunday’s Academy Awards, we can all strut our stuff with award-winning looks!

With spring knocking on our door, it was no accident that the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards was all about bold lips and bold hairdos. I felt downright inspired to try a shade of lipstick I’ve never tried before and perhaps try something different with my hair. After all, why should the stars be the only ones who get to be chameleons?

Marvelous like Margot. When I saw Oscars’ presenter, Margot Robbie, on the red carpet, I saw a star reminiscent of my favorite Hollywood icons. Between the fiery red-orange bold lips, the deep-cut black gown, and the piecey bob, she stood out as more of a golden age Hollywood icon than a flash-in-the-pan, young starlet. Thanks to her makeup artist, Tyron Macchausen, here’s how we can replicate her screen siren look at home.

Minimal Eye Makeup. With the bold lip like Margot rocked, keep the eyelids bare, and eye makeup minimal. Apply Hourglass Cosmetics Mechanical Gel Eyeliner ($45) to the inside of the upper lash line to define the lashes and apply several coats of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara ($28) to the top lashes, to keep the eyes subtly defined, while keeping the focus on the skin and lips.

As for those lips? For this iconic starlet pout, line lips with Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil in Raven ($28), followed by Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven ($28), for a pop of matte orange-red.

Regal like Reese. When it comes to the red carpet, Reese Witherspoon just can do no wrong in my book. And, again, with her look, we caught a glimpse of Old Hollywood glamour, reminiscent of Grace Kelly. I particularly adored her modern take on classic 40s waves, paired with that modern classic gown. Her hairstylist, Adir Abergel, gave the rundown, so we can try it for our next date night. It might take a little patience, but it’s sure to give you the regal Reese look we all crave.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

1) Start by creating a severe middle part and apply John Frieda Luxurious Volume Building Mousse from roots to mid shaft to towel-dried hair.

2) Continue building the perfect foundation by applying John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer from roots to ends before blow-drying hair away from the face with a medium-sized round brush.

3) Once dry, tuck hair behind both ears and pin into place with bobby pins. From Adir, himself: “A great tip to avoid dents in the hair is to use a business card and hair clip to hold the style in place.” Love that insider tip!

4) To create the soft waves in the back, use a 1″ curling iron and curl the hair in a barrel curl from ends to mid shaft, pinning them in place to cool down.  Continue that motion throughout the entire back section of the hair throughout the remainder of the hair that is down.

5) Before removing the cooled curls from their pin set, spray John FriedaFrizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray, then remove all the pins and let the hair drop, applying more hairspray on a paddle brush and brush out the curls into a smooth 1940’s wave.

6) Remove the business cards (a.k.a., secret weapons) that were holding the front structure of the hair in place and apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum with a coloring brush to create duality in texture.

7) To finish, spritz John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray to lock in style all night.

Moll’s Bag of Tricks: When applying a bold lip color like the one Margot modeled at the Oscars, define the lip line by applying a concealer around the edge of the lip line, after all lip products have been applied. It will make the lip color pop even more, and make the lips look fuller. And bonus? It’s also great for cleaning up mistakes!