Oscar Beauty 2011: Sandra Bullock


Sandra Bullock

OSCARS, 2011

Sandra Bullock, presenter at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards looked elegant and graceful with a chic and textural updo and complementary classic makeup . Celebrity Hairstylist David Babaii, known for achieving red carpet perfection, created “Texture Infusion” for Sandra Bullock’s 2011 Oscar look, while Celebrity Makeup Artist Angela Levin was inspired by old Hollywood glamour. “My inspiration for Sandra’s look was glowing, princess,” says Levin, “Sandra represents elegance and simplicity, and I wanted her makeup to reflect just that.” Keep reading to see Bullock’s full beauty breakdown with Chanel at the 2011 Oscars.


Celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin prepped Sandra’s skin with Chanel Hydramax + Active Serum around her eyes lips and cheeks. Over that, Levin applied a bit of Chanel Sublimage Concentrate which creates a gorgeous, healthy complexion. For a base she used Chanel Vitalumiere Fluid Makeup in Clair. On the lower jaw line, chin, and forehead, Levin added CHANEL Mat Lumiere Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup in Clair. “I wanted the glow to be focused on the center of her face.”


For her eyes Levin used the Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Kaska Beige. She applied the darkest colour and the taupe colour, blending them very lightly, using only a small amount of shadow, and she used a bit of the mauve shade under her lower lash line. Levin used the Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Noir to create a very thin, delicate line. For her cheeks, Levin used Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Fuchsia.


Finally, on her lips she wore Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Gabrielle. I applied it with a lip brush, then had Sandra rub her lips together, and applied again with the brush, creating the look of a dark stain."


Start with a clean canvas by rinsing all the shampoo and conditioner from the hair. After gently towel drying, David applied Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment to the hair, using a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute the product. The Pequi Oil tames frizz, mends split ends while providing hair with incredible softness and shine. Then, he dried her hair with a round brush for a smooth finish. Once dry, David applied additional Pequi Oil and brushed her hair straight back. With the IT &LY HAIRFASHION Digital Styling Iron, he took random half inch sections starting at the front and twisted the hair.

Once the strand is twisted, take your flat iron and press down the entire length of the strand to set a wavy texture in. Allow each strand to cool and release itself naturally. David continued taking half inch sections throughout the front half of her head until he achieved enough texture. When complete, additional Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment was added to his hands to finger comb the hair back into a ponytail above the nape area. He then wrapped her hair around the band and secured with bobby pins allowing any loose hairs to fall naturally.

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