When I saw Olivia Culpo’s purple eye makeup for the 2017 Oscars on my Instagram feed, I gasped! She looked incredible with a halo of violet shadow around her brown eyes, tight dark eyeliner, and lush lashes paired with dewy, bronzy skin and perfectly outlined neutral lip.
The artistic makeup was done by Sir John (who is Beyoncé’s makeup artist), and he captioned the look on Instagram: “This is how we do,” dubbing his creation: “lavender smoked eyes.”
He shed more light on the post in a press release from L’Oréal Paris. “We decided to go for a lavender wash on the eyes, nude lips and glowing skin to complement Olivia’s vintage-inspired dress,” he said. “I would call this look Ice Princess meets Great Gatsby.”
The makeup pro relied on Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Shady Violet ($8) and Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Violet Amour ($9). He applied the purple colors all around hey eyes, adding the lighter shade of the Infallible Paints Shadow to under her lower lash line.
That flawless neutral lip is Colour Riche Lip Liner in Au Naturale ($6), drawn all over her pout. It is topped with Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Bare Attraction ($8).
Olivia’s sleek ponytail was done by stylist Justine Marjan, who is known for wrapping updos with fabric. It looks like this was done on Olivia’s hair, and it’s a chic alternative for a rubber band. We also love her wet side-swept bangs. She used Tresemme products and GHD hot tools.
Keep reading to see more angles of Olivia’s gorgeous red carpet style!