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Angela Bassett’s Oscars eye makeup and blue eyeshadow stole the show. Shop the skincare, makeup, and eyeshadow Angela Bassett uses at Lancôme.
Thanks to Angela Bassett and her makeup artist D’Andre Michael blue eyeshadow is trending again. Angela Bassett’s eye makeup at the Oscars was dramatic bold and provided a modern and dramatic edge to a typically outdated makeup look. D’Andre Michael makeup artist for Lancôme described the look: “The overall look was royal and regal, inspired by Cleopatra, a woman in charge of her own destiny. Leading with beauty, confidence, and dignity, she doesn't bow to rules. She paves the way sets the tone and she does what others don't have the guts to do.”
To prep and nourish Angela Bassetts’s skin D’Andre created a custom Angela Bassett skincare routine specifically for the Oscars. For instant hydration D’Andre applied Lancôme Renergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Sheet Mask which gives an all over glow long-lasting hydration and makes skin feel firmer and look more radiant. For perfect makeup prep D’Andre used Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum which melts into the skin providing hydration and a smooth canvas for makeup application.
For Angela Bassetts makeup D'Andre started the look with Lancôme La Base Pro Makeup & Face Primer to ensure makeup lasted throughout the Oscars. For foundation D’Andre mixed Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Foundation in 360 Bisque and 495 Suede for an all over foundation. For added coverage D’Andre applied Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Makeup Stick in 500 Suede and blended with the included soft kabuki brush.
To ensure a matte finish throughout the whole Oscars D’Andre used Lancôme Dual Finish Powder Foundation in 450 Suede with a powder brush to set makeup into place. To ensure the face remains 3 dimensional on and off camera D’Andre applied Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter in Radiant Rose Gold to provide shimmer glow and subtle color to the cheeks and highlight the cheekbones and high points of the face.
Angela Bassett’s blue eyeshadow look is one to recreate. For a bold cleopatra inspired eye D’Andre created a show stopping regal blue eyeshadow look. Firstly he applied blue eyeshadow Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Bleu Hypnotique in shade #4 (shimmer cobalt blue) over the entire eyelid and lower lid below the lashes. To create a smoky effect D’Andre blended and smudged shade #5 (matte navy) on the upper and lower lash-line. Angela Bassett blue eyeshadow application was specially focused on the corners for dimension and a dramatic smokey eye effect. For added intensity D’ Andre applied Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Ebony on the inner lower and upper eyelid smudging it along the lower lash.
A makeup tip used by numerous makeup artists D’Andre finalized the eyeshadow with a blend of shades #1 (shimmer white) and #3 (gold) applied just on the inner corner of the eyes this technique works to draw light into the eyes and help the eyes look larger.
To complete the stunning eye look the eyes were finished with a few coats of Lancôme Monsieur Big Volumizing Mascara on the upper and lower eyelashes for length and drama.
To compliment the dramatic eyes D’Andre looked to create a soft ombre effect to the lips. To create the look D’andre first applied Lancôme Le Crayon in Plum on the corners and blended in slightly. To add shading and highlights to the lips D’Andre applied NEW Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink in shade 288 all over the lips to create a uniform base. D’Andre then applied 274 in the middle of the lips and 311 just to the center of the lips to highlight and draw light into the mouth. The patented curved applicator allows for a precision application and the high pigment high impact color is easy to layer thanks to its lightweight consistency.
D’Andre finished with a touch of Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Hallucination for a highlight and shimmer on the center and top bow of the lip.