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???


  • Macarena

    26.02.2013 at 01:31 Reply

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

  • trina0625

    26.02.2013 at 01:40 Reply

    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.

  • Adrienne

    26.02.2013 at 01:41 Reply

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

  • Natalie

    26.02.2013 at 01:42 Reply

    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.

  • Melissa Cameron

    26.02.2013 at 01:48 Reply

    Mmandl are doing a Jennifer tutorial- so I vote for Reese. Or you guys could have a “tutorial off”??? :) 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!

    • kate

      26.02.2013 at 03:01 Reply

      i was thinking the exact same thing! haha love mmandl

    • Kelly Lord

      26.02.2013 at 10:39 Reply

      Kind of like Filet Mignon? :) That’s how I always assumed it should sound.

  • Deb

    26.02.2013 at 01:49 Reply

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

  • julie

    26.02.2013 at 01:51 Reply

    Chignon: It should sound more like “she-nion”! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Maycie

    26.02.2013 at 02:05 Reply


  • Clara

    26.02.2013 at 02:07 Reply

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

  • Maddy Cane

    26.02.2013 at 02:08 Reply

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

  • alanna

    26.02.2013 at 02:40 Reply

    Jennifer Lawerance!! love her look

  • chris

    26.02.2013 at 02:43 Reply

    Reese please!

  • CopyKatSGF

    26.02.2013 at 02:47 Reply

    All of them!!

  • Amie

    26.02.2013 at 02:49 Reply

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

  • kate

    26.02.2013 at 02:57 Reply

    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!!

  • Jenn

    26.02.2013 at 03:22 Reply

    Do them all! Please do them ALL!!!! :) 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!!! :)

  • Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)

    26.02.2013 at 03:42 Reply

    Reese! Thanks as always :)

    • Jules

      26.02.2013 at 03:54 Reply

      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.

      • Jules

        26.02.2013 at 03:56 Reply

        Ps oops, wrong spot haha :S

  • The Baker

    26.02.2013 at 03:52 Reply

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

  • Jamie

    26.02.2013 at 03:53 Reply


  • Brittany

    26.02.2013 at 04:06 Reply

    I vote Reese :) She looked absolutely stunning!

  • Meredith

    26.02.2013 at 04:22 Reply

    JENNIFER LAWRENCE!!! Pretty please???

  • mara

    26.02.2013 at 04:34 Reply

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

  • Marisa

    26.02.2013 at 04:36 Reply

    Reese please please please!

  • Sneza

    26.02.2013 at 04:41 Reply

    Are you crazy? ALL OF THEM

  • amie mendenhall

    26.02.2013 at 04:54 Reply

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

  • Kimberly Tunstall

    26.02.2013 at 04:55 Reply

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

  • Kaleigh Newby

    26.02.2013 at 05:18 Reply

    Jennifer Lawrence!!!!

  • Alli Hunter

    26.02.2013 at 05:36 Reply

    All of them :)

  • heather

    26.02.2013 at 05:46 Reply

    the jennifer lawrence bun!!!!

  • Courtney B

    26.02.2013 at 05:52 Reply

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

  • Ren

    26.02.2013 at 05:54 Reply

    i’m greedy! Do them all!

  • Bonnie Sweeney

    26.02.2013 at 06:02 Reply


  • cassie

    26.02.2013 at 06:09 Reply


  • Misty

    26.02.2013 at 06:12 Reply


  • Petra

    26.02.2013 at 06:24 Reply

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

  • Marjorie Meeks

    26.02.2013 at 06:28 Reply

    I’d love to see Jennifer’s hair!

  • Jen

    26.02.2013 at 06:33 Reply

    Adele – nude lip, please, please pretty please?

  • Jilian

    26.02.2013 at 06:35 Reply

    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.

  • Karen

    26.02.2013 at 06:43 Reply

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

  • jen

    26.02.2013 at 07:00 Reply

    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? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I mean really, dontcha?

  • Carina

    26.02.2013 at 07:06 Reply

    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!

  • Jolene

    26.02.2013 at 07:30 Reply

    why choose?! do ALL 3 tutorials! lol and its pronounnced หˆshฤ“n-หŒyรคn (G is silent) :)

  • Hillary

    26.02.2013 at 07:46 Reply

    Reese!!! she always looks so classic and timeless and her makeup looks great with her hair so us blondies would appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Ashley

    26.02.2013 at 07:46 Reply

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

  • Caitlin Cousins

    26.02.2013 at 08:27 Reply

    REESE! :) so beautiful, and a look for anyone to wear!

  • Lizzie

    26.02.2013 at 08:48 Reply

    ADELE! The other ones are pretty but boring!

  • Leslie

    26.02.2013 at 09:14 Reply

    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. :-)

  • Justine

    26.02.2013 at 09:56 Reply

    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!

  • Stephanie H.

    26.02.2013 at 10:17 Reply

    Jennifer! :)

  • Mary

    26.02.2013 at 11:14 Reply

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

  • Agnieszka

    26.02.2013 at 11:54 Reply

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

  • sarah

    26.02.2013 at 12:20 Reply

    reese’s hair!!!

  • Evie

    26.02.2013 at 13:18 Reply

    REESE!! hair and makeup((:

  • Jess

    26.02.2013 at 13:29 Reply

    Adele’s makeup with Reese or Jenn’s hair please. :)

  • Sarah

    26.02.2013 at 13:45 Reply

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

  • Katie

    26.02.2013 at 13:54 Reply

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ I read your blog everyday – long time fan!

  • Marina

    26.02.2013 at 14:18 Reply

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

  • Emily

    26.02.2013 at 14:43 Reply

    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!

  • Jessica Jones

    26.02.2013 at 15:11 Reply

    Jennifer Lawrence!

  • Loren

    26.02.2013 at 15:36 Reply

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

  • Mel

    26.02.2013 at 15:36 Reply

    Reese…she looked so beautiful!

  • Kylie

    26.02.2013 at 15:40 Reply

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

  • Lachelle

    26.02.2013 at 17:19 Reply

    Reese or Jennifer for sure!!

  • lillymint

    26.02.2013 at 18:46 Reply

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


  • Audrey D.

    26.02.2013 at 18:50 Reply

    reese or jennifer

  • Rachel

    27.02.2013 at 00:05 Reply

    Adele’s hair!!!!!

  • Maite

    27.02.2013 at 01:12 Reply

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

  • Rachel

    27.02.2013 at 02:34 Reply


  • Wendy Cline

    27.02.2013 at 03:27 Reply

    Jennifer or Reese!

  • Deegan

    27.02.2013 at 04:04 Reply

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

  • Danielle Van Wilgen

    27.02.2013 at 04:14 Reply

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

  • Hannah

    27.02.2013 at 04:34 Reply

    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! :)

  • michetique

    27.02.2013 at 04:56 Reply

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

  • Lauren

    27.02.2013 at 09:22 Reply

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

  • Wendy

    27.02.2013 at 11:33 Reply

    reese and/or Jennifer Lawrence. Please!! :)

  • Sarena

    27.02.2013 at 13:39 Reply


  • Kristina

    27.02.2013 at 13:49 Reply

    Reese, she is stunning!

  • Liza Lu

    27.02.2013 at 17:45 Reply

    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.

  • Sabrina

    28.02.2013 at 00:21 Reply

    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!

  • Brooke

    28.02.2013 at 01:26 Reply

    Old Hollywood lets see a recreation of Reese!

  • Sarah Marie

    28.02.2013 at 03:32 Reply

    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!

  • Kim anderson

    28.02.2013 at 07:24 Reply

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

  • Kate

    28.02.2013 at 14:53 Reply


  • Sheperd

    28.02.2013 at 16:14 Reply

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

  • Allison Morway (@allimor)

    28.02.2013 at 16:28 Reply

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

  • Laurel

    01.03.2013 at 02:23 Reply

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

  • Jenafer

    01.03.2013 at 04:41 Reply

    i’ve always wanted to know how to do that nice hollywood glam hair like reese :)

  • Kaitlin K.

    01.03.2013 at 05:49 Reply

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Kristen

    01.03.2013 at 18:16 Reply

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

  • Sonja

    02.03.2013 at 07:20 Reply

    Jennifer Lawrence :) She is so beautiful!

  • Erika

    04.03.2013 at 16:01 Reply

    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.

  • Carey

    05.03.2013 at 16:17 Reply

    All three, please!

  • Meaghan

    05.03.2013 at 16:23 Reply

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nikas

    23.04.2014 at 16:43 Reply



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