Yesterday we introduced you to our new bestie Bruce Grayson. He's the man in charge of making sure the celebs look flawless when they take to the stage at the Academy Awards this Sunday (our Monday). He's already spilled the beans on how far out celebs start prepping for the event, what they carry in their clutch for touch-ups and how a red carpet look gets decided upon. Today, he's talking about what we can expect to see on this year's red carpet, what he liked about last year and how it can all go oh so wrong . . .
What kind of looks do you think we'll see this year? I think the theme for this year is simple elegance. It’s always the simple elegant looks that we remember long after the Oscars are over. And great makeup, maybe just a simple shimmer eyeshadow on the lid — I think we’re going to see a lot of sparkling champagnes, polished bronze, rich golds; we’ll even see some soft lilacs or violets this year against simply lined eyes, not too thick, but defined.
Keep reading . . .How about lips, Bruce? Lips I think bright. We always see red lipstick — it wouldn’t be the Oscars without it. We’ll also see berry and pinks, a lot of pinks in multiple shades — coral pink, rose pink, beigey pink, and of course, fuchsia pink.
We've shared our favourite looks from last year, what are yours? I loved the really bright lipstick on Sandra; it was sort of a fuchsia red. It really really spoke to me. I also liked Cameron Diaz last year with her red lips and bronzed complexion.
Now Bruce, we do sometimes see a DISASTER on the red carpet. What's the biggest mistake a celeb can make with her look? Well I think the biggest blunder is trying to accomplish too much in the makeup. Y’know having a bold lip that has a too high a gloss and then using a dewy highlighter on your face and then having shimmering eyes. It’s just too much going on. Take one of those elements and really, really perfect it. Take the shimmering eye and make that your focal point. Too much going on and you can’t really concentrate.