The Oscars: Julie Delpy Channels Old Hollywood Glamour

by Austin Beauty Guide on 03/03/2014 - 09:49 am

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The Oscars: Julie Delpy Channels Old Hollywood Glamour

Actress Julie Delpy exuded glamour at this year’s Academy Awards. The ‘Before Midnight’ star, whose makeup look was created by celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson for Elizabeth Arden, simply glowed in a dress reminiscent of 1950’s Hollywood.


Julie is truly a classic beauty, and on such a special occasion, I wanted her makeup look to be glamorous but still natural—a nod to the iconic beauties of 1950’s Hollywood.

Skin Prep

I wanted Julie’s skin to be the perfect canvas to her natural makeup, so I treated it to a spa-facial glow using Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial. I followed this with PREVAGE Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum and Eight Hour® Cream Nourishing Lip Balm Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20.


To achieve Julie’s semi-matte, soft complexion, I swept the skin with Flawless Finish Sponge-on Cream Makeup in Vanilla Shell, and then dabbed Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector in Shade 02 under the eyes for added luminosity. I set the foundation with Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20 in Shade 2.


I washed Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Sandstone over the lids and up to the brows to really open the eye. I then shifted the focus to her perfectly groomed brows and feather like lashes with Beautiful Color Brow Shaper in Soft Blonde and two coats of Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara on the top and a light coat on the bottom.


I gave Julie’s cheeks a subtle wash of color with Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Sunburst.


The moist red lips are the focal point of this look, and I loved pairing the iconic feel with Elizabeth Arden’s signature hue. To ensure long-lasting color, I lined Julie's lips with Beautiful Color Precision Glide Liner in Red Door Red, using the lip paddle to flood the lips with pigment, and then topped with Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Door Red for a moisturized and supple pout.

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