Who did Rosamund Pike turn to for inspiration for her stunning Oscars makeup? None other than Grace Kelly, specifically when she attended the Academy Awards in 1954 (right). We have to say, the resemblance is uncanny. “As soon as I saw Rosamund’s dress, I knew this was going to be a ‘moment’,” Pike’s makeup artist Melanie Inglessis tells InStyle. “I wanted makeup that was beautiful, chic, modern and balanced,” she says. “Not one specific feature standing out, but an overall sense of beauty.”
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To properly channel the Hollywood icon, Inglessis first focused on creating flawless, milky skin. First, Sisley Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion ($185; sisley-paris.com) was applied to clean and tone the face, followed by the brand’s Floral Spray Mist ($100; sisley-paris.com) to invigorate her complexion. “I worked Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($47; nordstrom.com) into the skin, starting from the center of the face and blending outward,” she tell us. “I then buffed in Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base ($48; nordstrom.com) below the cheekbones, blending it slightly onto the cheeks, forehead, jawline and bridge of the nose.”
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Next, she moved on to the star's eyes. “A matte defined eye is what I had in mind to enhance Rosamund’s natural beautiful eye shape with earthy tones.” To do so, she applied Makeup For Ever Matte Artist Shadow in Eggshell ($21; makeupforever.com) all over the lid, smudging the brand’s Artist Liner in Matte Bright Brown ($19; sephora.com) near the lash line. “I blended the liner with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirage ($36; chanel.com) and worked the eye crease with Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow in Milk Tea ($21; makeupforever.com)," she says. A classic nude pout finished off the look.