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Penelope Cruz at the Oscars: How to get her look

How-To: Penelope Cruz's Oscars Makeup

At last night's Oscars ceremony, Penelope Cruz looked positively stunning with her lightly smoky eye and clean, fresh face. I got the scoop from Rachel Goodwin, her makeup artist for the evening, on how she created Penelope's glowing red carpet look.

Rachel was inspired by Penelope's simple yet chic dress, but wanted to add a flair to her look with the makeup. To find out how to recreate the look at home,


  • Face: Start with clean, moisturized skin and apply a touch of foundation primer to the apples of your cheeks, forehead, and chin where shine tends to show up. Apply light foundation with a tapered makeup sponge. Rachel used Chanel Teint Innocence Foundation in Soft Honey.
  • Eyes: Penelope's eyes are the centerpiece of this gorgeous look. To start, Rachel created a navy cat-eye with Chanel Precision Eye Definer in Blue Jean, then smudged a navy shadow from the Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Bleu Celeste on top of the liner to create a smudged, smoky line.
  • Cheeks: The key to a smoky eye is going easy on the rest of the face, so for this look Rachel kept the cheeks practically bare, a light dusting of bronzer for definition is all you need.
  • Lips: Ditto on the lips; bare is best with this look. Rachel enhanced Penelope's natural lip color with Chanel Rouge Allure in Naive.
  • Et voila! Rachel set the look and added a luminous glow with a light dusting of Chanel Poudre Cristalline.


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Niki-Lovebug Niki-Lovebug 9 years
She looks gorgeous! She has beautiful eyes 2 :-)
Foxxy Foxxy 9 years
I dont like her anymore,, but she looked stunning!!!
capeartist capeartist 9 years
She is just a classic beauty. Classy, flawless.....beautiful!
thegiraffe thegiraffe 9 years
Timeless beauty :)
Meka_suga Meka_suga 9 years
jknocking jknocking 9 years
She was definitely one of my favorites last night... I'm going to have to try this look.
emalove emalove 9 years
Beautiful, as always.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I loved her look!!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I loved her makeup!
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I love this look! Too bad I am not the best when it comes to applying make up and doing hair!!!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I thought she look so beautiful last night! Thanks for re-creating the look, Bella :)
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
She's beautiful!
gigill gigill 9 years
She's always a fave of mine on the red carpet and last night was no exception. Great makeup!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Absolutely Gorgeous! LOVED her dress too
scully22 scully22 9 years
She looks amazing all the time!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I think she looks amazing...
Thiv04 Thiv04 9 years
She always looks so put together, even when she is just out running errands. *SO jealous*
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
She looks fab and flawless.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Very pretty!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
She always looks stunnning :love:
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