Cate Blanchett scooped up the award for best actress in a drama for her role in Blue Jasmine, but she had already won in our book when she took her first step onto the red carpet. Both her hair and her makeup were soft and romantic, making for an incredibly regal look. Hairstylist Robert Vetica was inspired by Grace Kelly's classic style when crafting Cate's faux bob.
He first prepped her damp hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost and Lift Foaming Air Mousse ($5) all over before creating a low side part and blow-drying the hair away from the face.
Once her hair was dry, Vetica spritzed Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect and Shine Spray ($4, originally $5). Next, Vetica took a three-quarter-inch curling iron to Cate's hair and arranged it in the back of her hair, curling it into two-inch sections. After it had cooled, he backcombed Cate's hair to create texture and rolled it up into a faux bob, pinning it in place. A spray of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray ($5) finished the look.
For her makeup, artist Jeanine Lobell wanted something soft and feminine. "We didn't want to do the expected red lip to go with her gorgeous Armani black gown," Lobell said. "So we went the softer route. No harsh lines. Instead, I blended colors for dimension." On Cate's lips, she painted a mix of Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick ($34) in Scarlotto (a raspberry rose) and Boudoir (a nude rose). Her eye look was created using the pink-beige and gold-beige shades of Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition ($59) from the lid to the lash line and then a pop of Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Emervielle ($36) to add dimension without liners.
The overall look was one of regal elegance. Are you a fan? Vote in our red carpet poll!