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Oscar Beauty Trends I’m lusting over

This year I watched the Oscar Red Carpet coverage with quite the motley crew.

Me, Nick, Christian, My dad & my 13-year-old nephew, Brook.

I know but, it sounds much worse than it was. They got into it. They ate candy, gave their best critiques and man crushed on George Clooney, what more could I ask for?

These are the looks that stood out the most to me and my prestigious panel of judges:

Adele. You. Are. Killing. Me.
FLAWLESS. Nude…Red? Choose your pleasure, she does them both like nobody’s business. Don’t even get me started on her contouring. Her hair was gorgeous too, side part and big full waves.




Reese Witherspoon Ala Hollywood Glamour
I could not believe how beautiful Reese looked. Her makeup was so fresh and beautiful and her HAIR. Oh her hair.




Jennifer Lawrence. Championing the chignon bun.
Question..HOW DO YOU SAY THAT? I’ve never known, so in my head I read it cling-on (like the star trek guys). Someone save me.
I had to go upstairs and put my hair up just like hers the minute the Oscars were over. I also loved her makeup, smokey lid and a mauve lip, very classic.

jennifer Lawrence


All of this begs the question…which of these should be recreated in a tutorial???

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Reese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Love, love, love your blog! You have changed my life now that I HAC almost every day. If you ask me I would love the Adele tutorial. I thought she looked so beautiful.

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I love love love your blog! It definitely has to be Adele! All three were beautiful but (to me) she really stood out!!

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Thank you for doing an Oscar post. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a tutorial on Reese’s hair and makeup. It was by far my fav look of the oscars and I am getting married this summer and am tempted to do my hair this way. THANK YOU! I follow you and love all your tips and LOVE your links to amazon. This amazon prime member has definitely added more makeup purchases since I have been following you.

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    Melissa Cameron
    February 26, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Mmandl are doing a Jennifer tutorial- so I vote for Reese. Or you guys could have a “tutorial off”??? πŸ™‚ also, chignon is French, which I happen to speak and it’s pronounced “she-non”… Now that I try, it’s hard to write out phonetically…. The “non” sound doesn’t really come up in English…. Any chance you know how to say No in French? Cause that would be it… “She-non”… Well, I do love this word… Google might pronounce it for you cause obviously no help!

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      February 26, 2013 at 3:01 am

      i was thinking the exact same thing! haha love mmandl

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      Kelly Lord
      February 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Kind of like Filet Mignon? πŸ™‚ That’s how I always assumed it should sound.

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:49 am

    My vote is for Jennifer Lawrence! Can you do the hair too?

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Chignon: It should sound more like “she-nion”! πŸ˜›

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:05 am


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    February 26, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Ahhh they are all so beautiful! I think my vote would probably be for Reese’s hair and makeup though, so pretty! (:

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    Maddy Cane
    February 26, 2013 at 2:08 am

    My vote is for Jennifer Lawrence, she is such a beauty! xxx

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Jennifer Lawerance!! love her look

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Reese please!

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:47 am

    All of them!!

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Reese’s hair is phenomenal! She just looks fresh faced & beautiful! That’s my vote!

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

    oh if i see a cool hair ‘do i always have to run to my bathrm and try it too. lol p.s. ive been practicing your HACing for months now and i had it all down pretty well except the nose area was just never quite right…however it all clicked for me today! as someone with a rather large nose (my grama and mom also have it and “lovingly” refer to it as bozo nose) it feels great!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Do them all! Please do them ALL!!!! πŸ™‚ But if you only do one I say Reese!!!! She did look amazing! I would LOOOOOOVE to learn how to do her makeup AND hair!!! You’re the best Cara!!! πŸ™‚

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    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    February 26, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Reese! Thanks as always πŸ™‚

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      February 26, 2013 at 3:54 am

      Adele!!!!! When I close-up on Reese I see how pretty the makeup was, but man oh man Adele wowed me from afar. Those lids!! That hair!!!! Plus I just flipping love her guts lol, she’s amazing. Not that Reese isn’t but she had her Oscar year already, let’s honour Adele for hers! I liked JLaw’s too but I feel like it’s not too hard to recreate her look or a very similar one.

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        February 26, 2013 at 3:56 am

        Ps oops, wrong spot haha :S

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    The Baker
    February 26, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Adele! Very Bridget Bardot, retro…want to know how to do that!

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:53 am


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    February 26, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I vote Reese πŸ™‚ She looked absolutely stunning!

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    February 26, 2013 at 4:22 am

    JENNIFER LAWRENCE!!! Pretty please???

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    February 26, 2013 at 4:34 am

    do an adele or jennifer lawrence. that skyfall performance was so beautiful… and j-law’s back necklace was gorgeoussssssss

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    February 26, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Reese please please please!

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    February 26, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Are you crazy? ALL OF THEM

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    amie mendenhall
    February 26, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Reese’s hair FOR SURE!! Her’s is the same style as Jessica Chastains was, but executed MUCH better. Stunning.

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    Kimberly Tunstall
    February 26, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Reese please! I love her makeup in general. She always looks great but not over done.

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    Kaleigh Newby
    February 26, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Jennifer Lawrence!!!!

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    Alli Hunter
    February 26, 2013 at 5:36 am

    All of them πŸ™‚

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    February 26, 2013 at 5:46 am

    the jennifer lawrence bun!!!!

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    Courtney B
    February 26, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Please teach us how to get Jennifer Lawrence’s look!! Hair and makeup both! Dying to know how to get the hair!

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    February 26, 2013 at 5:54 am

    i’m greedy! Do them all!

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    Bonnie Sweeney
    February 26, 2013 at 6:02 am


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    February 26, 2013 at 6:09 am


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    February 26, 2013 at 6:12 am


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    February 26, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I would love to see you do Reese’s hairdo and makeup! She looked sooo classy and natural!

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    Marjorie Meeks
    February 26, 2013 at 6:28 am

    I’d love to see Jennifer’s hair!

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    February 26, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Adele – nude lip, please, please pretty please?

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    February 26, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Cara, girl I am so counting on you to figure out Reese’s amazing do and then teach us!
    Love ya and your fabulous blog.

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    February 26, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Adele! I’m still trying to find the perfect nude lip:)

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:00 am

    ADELE!!!!!!! I also am trying to find the perfect nude lip and I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVED her look in the nude lip. her whole look really NEEDS to be recreated don’t you think? πŸ˜‰ I mean really, dontcha?

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I think you should do the Adele with the nude lip and red lip. It seems like she kept the same eye makeup and just changed up her lip color. She looked so amazing on Sunday!

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

    why choose?! do ALL 3 tutorials! lol and its pronounnced ˈshΔ“n-ˌyΓ€n (G is silent) πŸ™‚

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Reese!!! she always looks so classic and timeless and her makeup looks great with her hair so us blondies would appreciate it πŸ˜‰

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    February 26, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I would kill for the Reese Witherspoon…She is so girl-next-door and classy

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    Caitlin Cousins
    February 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

    REESE! πŸ™‚ so beautiful, and a look for anyone to wear!

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    February 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

    ADELE! The other ones are pretty but boring!

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    February 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

    With spring and summer on there way I vote for a Reese tutorial. Fresh and springy. Love the blog. I’ve been stalking for awhile now. πŸ™‚

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    February 26, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I would really, really LOVE if you could do a tutorial for Reese’s hair and a HAC tutorial for fair skin with dark hair. I know you did one for fair skin a little while ago. But I feel like with my very dark hair and pale winter skin (no joke, i’m like casper the friendly ghost), it’s a whole other ballgame. PRETTY PRETTY please!

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    Stephanie H.
    February 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Jennifer! πŸ™‚

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    February 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Please choose Adele’s look with the natural lipstick, pretty please!

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    February 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Can you do all 3 ????Humm,just dreaming:)

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    February 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    reese’s hair!!!

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    REESE!! hair and makeup((:

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Adele’s makeup with Reese or Jenn’s hair please. πŸ™‚

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Please do a J Law!!! I want to learn to do a chignon (I think it rhymes with filet mignon…?).

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    February 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I see that everyone is asking for a recreation of Reese – which is what I predicted most of the readers would ask for… but I say be BOLD and go for Adele! She is like no celebrity you have done before and the bold look would be a great switch up! Reese looks gorgeous, but it is a soft glam look that you have done similar things with already… Just a suggestion πŸ˜‰ I read your blog everyday – long time fan!

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Reese!!! I have been waiting for the Hollywood glam tutorial!!!

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    February 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chignon Here is the correct pronunciation although I like cling on better! I looked it up a few years ago becauses it was bugging me…that and chambray….LOL…great pics!

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    Jessica Jones
    February 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Jennifer Lawrence!

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Please do the Reese look- I want that big bouncy wave.

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Reese…she looked so beautiful!

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    i love reese”s look, but i think jennifer’s makeup is the best!

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    February 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Reese or Jennifer for sure!!

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    February 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    All of them!!
    I’d really love to see Reeses hair in a tutorial and Jen’s make up!


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    Audrey D.
    February 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    reese or jennifer

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    February 27, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Adele’s hair!!!!!

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    February 27, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Reese please!! Its not easy to get those old Hollywood glamour curls to look good, please help!

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    February 27, 2013 at 2:34 am


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    Wendy Cline
    February 27, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Jennifer or Reese!

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    February 27, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Adele please I LOVE her Modern Retro Glam she has going on….so pretty!

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    Danielle Van Wilgen
    February 27, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Reese! Definitely Reese! Loving the old hollywood look, so cute.

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    February 27, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Hi Cara – I was wondering what kind of self tanner you would recommend for fair skin? I am hesitant to go with your fave (Sun Labs) because you seem to have a much more olivey skin tone than I do. Any suggestions? Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    February 27, 2013 at 4:56 am

    shee-non I think. I want to be able to do Reese’s hair!!!!!!!!!!

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    February 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

    jennifer please!!!! hair and makeup if possible! Love your blog!

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    February 27, 2013 at 11:33 am

    reese and/or Jennifer Lawrence. Please!! πŸ™‚

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    February 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm


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    February 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Reese, she is stunning!

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    Liza Lu
    February 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Adele! The other looks are certainly beautiful but also a little generic? Not bad or anything it’s just Adele seems to always bring a uniqueness to the table.

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    February 28, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I love all of them<3 but Adele's nude lip look just stick out to me so much more. Would love a tutorial on her makeup!

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    February 28, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Old Hollywood lets see a recreation of Reese!

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    Sarah Marie
    February 28, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I vote for Reese! I am obsessed with her hair! I have a Wedding coming up in a couple of weeks and would love to be able to do this hairstyle myself!

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    Kim anderson
    February 28, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Reese’s makeup (because I’m blonde, blue eyes) and Jennifer’s hair!!

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    February 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm


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    February 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Reese’s hair and Adele’s makeup! That would be a gorgeous combo!!! LOVE this blog btw

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    Allison Morway (@allimor)
    February 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    as much as I adore J Law, I want to see a tutorial on reese’s eye makeup. its different!

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    March 1, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Choose?!?! Why would you ask such a thing?? πŸ™‚ I’m loving that bun on Jennifer, but Reese is such a breath of fresh air. Both of these have my vote.

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    March 1, 2013 at 4:41 am

    i’ve always wanted to know how to do that nice hollywood glam hair like reese πŸ™‚

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    Kaitlin K.
    March 1, 2013 at 5:49 am

    For me it’s a total draw between Reese and Jenn. I NEED a good tutorial for retro waves on long hair (think waist-length) and a summery look, but I’ve also always wanted to do the chignon and done up night-time look. I say… BOTH! πŸ˜€

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    March 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Reese’s hair! Love that classic old Hollywood glam!

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    March 2, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Jennifer Lawrence πŸ™‚ She is so beautiful!

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    March 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I would love to know how to get waves like Reese. Whenever I have heard chignon pronounced it is “shin yawn.” Straight from the mouths of the E! Network.

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    March 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    All three, please!

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    March 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Agreed, I have always heard it pronounced “shin-yon”. Think a silent ‘g’ like champagne!
    My memere spoke French Canadian and French, then english as a third language.
    I am guessing that, plus 50years in the south adds a slight drawl to it. Imagine Reese saying it. πŸ˜‰

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