Oscar Winner Laura Dern’s Red Carpet Lip-Plumping Secret

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Though she always looks stunning, Oscar winning actress Laura Dern really brought out her A game on the Academy Awards red carpet last night. If you thought she looked especially luminous, you’re right! Certainly part of that is thanks to good genes, but she also collaborated with celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass to get her ready for the biggest night of award season. And that meant using a special lip plumping red carpet secret: the NuFACE Fix.

NuFACE Fix is the perfect way to prep the lips for a red-carpet-ready pout,” Bass tells E! News exclusively. “The microcurrent technology creates fuller-looking lips without needles and smooths fine lines in just a few minutes!”

In addition to using the NuFACE Fix to get Dern’s pucker into perfect shape, she also used the NuFACE Trinity to prep her skin for a night of spotlight-ready makeup. The result was a beautifully fresh-faced look that stole the spotlight from anyone else who stood near Dern’s orbit!

If you’d like to get Dern’s luminous look from last night’s Oscars, and try out her red carpet lip-plumping secret, shop her beauty breakdown below!

Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer

Then, it was on to the makeup! Bass started with this hydrating primer, known to boost radiance and blur the look of imperfections. The hydration comes courtesy of ingredients such as shea butter, rice bran, and glycerin, which also smooths and softens the skin.

Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation

Next up, Bass layered on this award-winning oil-free foundation in shade number 5.75 to smooth out any imperfections. The foundation also offers medium coverage and gives a luminous finish for a flawless second-skin look. 

Armani Beauty Power Fabric Concealer

Time for concealer! “For extra coverage where needed I applied Armani Power Fabric Concealer in 4,” Bass says. It’s long-wearing, high-coverage, and color corrects while hiding imperfections, with a matte finish that doesn’t crease or cake.

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Blush

Next up, a little blush. “For a rosy flush I added Neo Nude Blush in 51 on the apples of her cheeks and blended with my fingers for a seamless finish,” Bass says. This formula is a water-based liquid color that fuses with the skin for a natural flush.

Armani Beauty Neo Nude Fusion Powder

Bass then set Dern’s face with this finishing powder, giving the finished look of a luminous liquid foundation with the clean application of a compact with high-performance and advanced pigments that make for a weightless, skin-matching veil that lasts all night long.

Armani Beauty Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow

Bass then moved on to Dern’s eyes, prepping the lid with this water-infused liquid eyeshadow in the shade 24. It’s crease-proof, buildable and easily blendable without primer, and lasts for up to 16 hours.

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil

“Then, I lined top and bottom lash lines with Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in 8, keeping the line thicker and well blended on the outer corners for a smoky elongated effect,” Bass says. The pencil’s formula is silky soft and easy to apply, whether you want a smoky look, or something more precise.

Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Mascara

After applying eyeshadow, Bass completed Dern’s eye look, noting, “I curled her lashes and finished with a few coats of Eyes To kill Mascara.” The formula was created to give high-impact length, volume and definition with an oversize bristle-weave brush.

Giorgio Armani High Precision Brow Pencil

To define Dern’s brows, Bass used this dual-ended brow pencil in shade 3. It offers six hours of wear in a waterproof formula with rich color payoff, with a micro pencil that offers precise application, and a comb that helps shape the brow.

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil

Now to finish off those freshly-plumped lips! Bass lined Dern’s lips with this soft lip pencil in shade 2 to give her lips flawless defenition and shape throughout the night, and to show off the results of the NuFACE Fix.

Armani Beauty Rouge D’Armani Matte Lipstick

Bass then painted Dern’s pucker with this full-coverage, intensely-colored matte lipstick in shade 102. Even though it’s matte, it’s still hydrating, thanks to the inclusion of jojoba and ester oils. And it lasts for up to eight hours of wear.

Make sure you check out all our 2020 Oscars coverage, and take a look at the best accessories from last night’s red carpet!

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