Oscars 2013 Exclusive: What It Takes to Prep Zoe Saldana's Beautiful Makeup Look

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Zoe Saldana’s gorgeous beauty look was created by makeup artist Vera Steimberg—and she spoke exclusively to InStyle.com about how she created the look. Her approach: Fashion is always the starting point. “I was inspired by the classic French silhouette of her Alexis Mabille gown,” Steimberg said. “It’s teamwork—we all try to agree on what and where we want the look to go.” After trying several lipsticks with the dress—to visualize the look as a whole—she settled on Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Chic ($34, chanel.com), a sheer pink with a hint of shimmer, a soft lip color that “perfectly complemented the gray in her dress.” As for her skin, Steimberg prepped the presenter’s flawless complexion with Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum ($98, chanel.com) and combined two different shades of foundation: Chanel Vitalumière Aqua 44 Beige Ambre and 94 Ambre ($45, chanel.com) to match her skintone. Of the pre-party primping, Steimberg noted, "It was fun and I love working with her. We listened to Pandora and Rihanna. We laughed and sang while we were getting her ready!" Sounds like it!

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