Lopez: Oscar Night’s Blue-Ribbon Beauty

Save the best for last! The red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards was a hotbed for the chicest beauty trends brought to vida… And, Latina celebrities like Jennifer Lopez brought their A-game with their flawless skin, makeup and hair.

Hispanically Yours’ guest beauty editor Yara Ocasio—a Tampa Bay-based hair & makeup artist—paid close attention to all the coverage of the alfombra roja coverage to share her thoughts on Oscar night’s most inspired beauty looks that you can take from the red carpet to the real world:

I must say this was very hard decision… so, hard I needed an extra day to get my thoughts together. Go figure! But let me tell you… these Latina bomshells are just bien exotic.

Jennifer Lopez
One of the most talked about stars of the night was our beautiful Boricua Jennifer Lopez, who was wearing a Zuhair Murad gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. I was absolutely encantada con el dress.

Her makeup was what I like to call a subtle smoky; white with a light shade of gray in the crease. I did see a little bit of a wing liner; you can use a shadow to make the line softer, just like J.Lo did.

Jennifer Lopez at the Oscars

Jenny from the Block had gorgeous lashes; they were full and long, yet subtle. She had a bit of a sun kiss glow, as always. The best part is that it was subtle. The American Idol judge had a great neutral lip shade. (I actually did see a lot of neutral lips on the red carpet!)

I know you’re probably thinking… “What about the hair?” It took me a while to approve of the top bun, but it was very clean and simple. I actually like it and think she made a great choice allowing the dress to be the focal point.

Penelope Cruz at the Oscars

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz looked gorgeous in her custom Giorgio Armani organza evening gown.

When I saw her hair, I thought it looked vintage with the soft wave and her hair off her face. It just worked well with the dress. This hot Española had soft smoky eyes, very beautiful! (Please don’t forget to color or fill in your eyebrows; the look will be perfecto then!)

Penelope Cruz at the Oscars

At this awards show, we saw a lot of soft smoky looks for the eyes and lots of neutral lips. A few ladies stepped out of the box and I love to see that taking place.

Miss Piggy at the Oscars

Miss Piggy
Ay! I must say that I was impresionada with the one and only Miss Piggy…. She is always perfect! Her hair was perfect; the hair “bump” was just right and the curls were great. That hair color is bello on her. She always has the best makeup and hair. What is her secret to not aging? In my opinion she beat everyone. I know she is not “Latina”, however with her strong character, she just might be!

Yara OcasioYara Ocasio, one of Tampa Bay’s rising beauty stars, is a double-threat makeup artist and hair designer who had a passion for beauty, fun designs and an eye for fashion since she was a youngster. A licensed cosmetologist with more than seven years experience, Ocasio has had a fascination with makeup since she started modeling at the age of 15. And she has been doing makeup ever since. Ocasio has extensive training and has worked with Mary Kay, Guerlain, Bare Escentuals and MAC Cosmetics. After working for different ​​​​​​cosmetics companies and hair salons, she decided to venture out on her own launch El Shaddai Makeup and Hair Designs, a company that focuses on special events like commercial and editorial photo shoots and commercials, weddings, quinces, fashion shows and more. She has even created how-to videos for Tyra Banks’ website typef.com. Click here to visit El Shaddai’s Facebook page.

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