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Whether you're walking the red carpet or watching the awards show from the comfort of home, we all want to look like a star. Fortunately, Oscars Makeup Department Head Bruce Grayson is here to help! Check out Bruce's tips to achieve your own on-trend, award-worthy look.

What trends should we expect to see this awards season?

Red, tangerine, and nude beige are the hot lipstick shades that will be all over the red carpet this year. To get your own perfect pout, apply the first coat straight from the lipstick tube, then dab a second coat just on the center of the bottom lip. For the eyes, you can expect to see gold in sheer metallics and shimmery textures. One trick I like to do is apply a dash of gold in the inner eyelid to lighten the area next to the bridge of the nose.

What are three essential items for all makeup bags?

To keep you bright-eyed throughout the night, I recommend the new Olay Total Effects Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush. This clickable brush pen is an on-the-go beauty essential that reduces the appearance of darkness under the eyes — with just a sweep of the brush! Not only does it provide a great base for makeup, the formula fights seven signs of aging — like uneven tone and loss of elasticity — for long-term skin benefits.

A red lipstick or gloss. Even if you are in a hurry, taking a few seconds to apply a bold lip color helps give your overall look an extra pop. And you can't go wrong with red — there's a shade out there for every skin tone.

A sweep of blush over your cheeks is the best way to wake up dull, tired skin especially during cold winter months. A cream blush is a beauty must have as it gives a sheer, natural healthy glow, while contouring your face.

What is the best way to prepare your skin for a big event?

Stick to your usual skincare routine — cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing — before your big event. You don't want to try anything new or drastic that your skin may react poorly to.

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