Oscars Makeup 2016

Oscars Best Makeup for Brides 2016

If there’s anything that stood out to us most at the 2016 Oscars, it was the makeup+bling combo! 

With makeup looks a glamorous mix of natural with shimmer, (soft) statement brows & flawless, incandescent skin - coupled with the perfect ultra bling on the side!!! - here's a break down of the top looks, what we thought & the most aisle-worthy elements...


We adored Saoirse’s natural brows & luminous skin! Her overall look was soft & fresh, anchored by a sharper, smudgier smokey eye and touch of lid-shimmer that gave her look a boost of sass and sophistication.

Most bridal-worthy elements: skin


A bolder, cooler-coloured & assertive makeup look that challenged many of the nude-lipped, bronzed looks so on trend right now. Keeping it modern with a statement brow & liner-less eye (defined instead by a taupe smokey eye), Rooney easily pulled off this striking, polished look that screams attitude!

Most bridal-worthy elements: brows & lips


Loving Kerry’s glamorous bold liner & perfectly shaped eyes complimented by THAT bling! Utterly stunning & a gorgeous balanced look with polished brows, bronzed cheeks and a classic nude lip.

Most bridal-worthy elements: eyes & bling!


Of course, those brows are speaking right to us! A minimal look with the right features doing the talking, we are definitely taking that lip, those brows & bling to the aisle.

Most bridal-worthy elements: brows & earrings


While Reese always pulls of gorgeous radiant beauty looks, we’re almost feeling a lil competition between the intensity of lips and blush in this look. Definitely aisle-worthy is her all around golden eye shimmer combined with a healthy rosy cheek.

Most bridal-worthy elements: eyes & cheeks


Champagne & glow. A beautiful feminine look & perfectly bridal. All about the eyes & diamonds to go. LOVE the hair!!!!

Most bridal-worthy elements: eyes, lashes & earrings


This whole look could go to the altar! Superb feminine look, striking and radiant. Don’t hold back on the bling though:)

Most bridal-worthy elements: skin & cheeks

POWDER BEAUTY TIP: While many celebrities may undergo expensive facial and skin treatments to help them attain a flawless, photographic look, this is not completely unattainable nor the only way to beautiful skin! A balanced, nutritious diet (organic where possible) & drinking plenty of water (preferably filtered) are essential, easy and natural ways to skin performing its best! Attention to skincare is also vital. 

Ella Bache and Laser Clinic Australia are some venues that offer diverse skin services that are personalised to suit your individual needs and skin type. Their services include cosmetic injections and skin treatments like microdermabrasion if you have specific skin concerns, or even just want a facial or some time-out which always helps skin too!

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