Naomi Watts Hair & Makeup Tutorial Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Naomi Watts Academy Awards 2014 4 Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

The earlier shot of Naomi really didn’t do her justice. With better lighting, she looks amazing—fresh, hydrated skin, nice strong brows and soft but sleek straight hair. (I agree there is some weirdness in the texture of her lips, and can’t quite figure that out, but maybe it’s just that she’s prone to lipstick-bleeding.)

Let’s talk about how this all came together.

The Hair

Giannandrea was the celebrity stylist who did the hair. “The inspiration behind Naomi’s look was Grace Kelly. I wanted that Grace Kelly elegance that Naomi possesses to shine through,” he says. “We wanted a little more shape for the dress, so I decided to continue with the trend of sleek, chic and straight with some height.”

He first blew-dry her hair with a large round brush. (He used the Macadamia Natural Oil Hot Curling Boar Brush.)

Macadamia Natural Oil Hot Curling Boar Brush Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Next, he separated the front of the hair into 1-inch sections, and rolled it in three Velcro rollers to create the volume on top. He then sprayed the front with hairspray (Macadamia Natural Oil Control Fast-Drying Working Spray).

Macadamia Natural Oil Control Fast Drying Working Spray Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Letting the rollers sit, Giannandrea then flat-ironed the rest of the hair before smoothing with a few drops of oil (Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment) to create shine.

Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Finally, he unrolled the Velcro rollers and brushed the hair all the way back through the ears, creating a deep side part. Another spritz of Macadamia Natural Oil Control Fast-Drying Working Spray completed the look.

The Makeup

Now on to her fresh face (by one of my favourite celebrity makeup artists, Matthew VanLeeuwen). Here’s the close-up:

Naomi Watts Academy Awards 2014 3 Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

It’s modern but classic, with a pearlescent, lilac eye and a sultry, plum-red lip.

The Skin

Matthew prepped Naomi’s skin for makeup application with Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Face Serum, which evens out redness and tightens pores.

Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Extrema Face Serum Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Next came the new Lancôme Le Correcteur Pro Concealer Palette in #300 Bisque, to conceal imperfections. (This cool-looking palette is already out in the UK and coming soon to North America.)

Lancome Le Correcteur Pro Concealer Palette Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Her foundation is Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Compact Foundation SPF 25 (the cream compact version of the original Maestro dry oil foundation) in #4.

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Compact Foundation SPF 25 in 4 Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

The Cheeks

Matthew created the palest pink flush using Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in #10 Beige. (Not sure why it’s called beige.)

Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in 10 Beige Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

The Eyes

The shadow palette Matthew chose for Naomi is the Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Mauve Chérie. (Described as soft yellow shimmer, plum shimmer, matte taupe plum, silver taupe and black shimmer.)

Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow Liner Palette in Mauve Cherie Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

He applied the base (top) shade all over, and then layered the palest lilac on top, blending them together to create a pale lid. To add depth, he then dotted the dark plum liner in between each lash.

Next came Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee, also in between the lashes on the upper lash line.

Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

On the lashes, he first applied Lancôme Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base to bulk them up.

Lancome Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Then came the classic (and still the best) Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara.

Lancome Hypnose Custom Volume Mascara Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

The Lips

The base for Naomi’s lipstick was Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil in #7.

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil in 7 Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

The final touch was Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in #502 Scarlatto.

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in 502 Scarlatto Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Here’s the finished look:

Naomi Watts Academy Awards 2014 2 Found! The exact makeup Naomi Watts was wearing at the 2014 Academy Awards, plus how to recreate her chic hairstyle

Simple, classic, pretty and chic. I think most of all, Naomi seems comfortable and like herself—which is SO important when choosing a special occasion look.

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Have Your Say

What do you think of Naomi’s Oscars look?
Have you tried any of the products Matthew used?
What do you think of the volume at the front of her hair?

3 Comments

hami
Tuesday, March 4/2014 at 4:37 pm

Don´t like the lips, thay look so flaky and on the upper lip is less more lipstick then on the bottom.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, March 4/2014 at 6:11 pm

Yes, noticed that – maybe she ate a burger before hitting the red carpet :)

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PCC
Wednesday, March 5/2014 at 11:02 am

she is so delightful in that last shot – one of my favorite actresses and a classy woman all around. thanks for featuring her!

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