Oscar's winning beauty looks

by LIZ STOUT, femail.co.uk

Which Oscar-winning looks should we rush to re-create in the aftermath of last night's star-studded ceremony? We asked top make-up artist, Arianne Poole, for her verdict.

Nude make-up is the winner...

Soft, natural and understated was the winning make up look at this year's Oscar ceremony according to Arianne Poole, celebrity make-up artist and beauty expert for This Morning.

Check out our gallery of beauty winners and losers by clicking on the link opposite.

The best of the Hollywood beauty brigade took to the red carpet sporting soft sunkissed complexions and the latest nude shades for eyes, lips and cheeks - creamy caramel eye colours, lots of gloss for lips and a subtle splash of warm blush.

Natural and nude was the hottest make-up look in tinseltown last night and according to Arianne Poole, it's going to be the big trend here for summer.

'The latest nude colours are very flattering', she says. 'In the past nude make-up has been considered a bit plain and boring but with the new breed of colours now available, it's become a very sexy and understated look.'

Because the emphasis is on using soft, subtle colour to enhance rather than mask what's already there naturally, it's easy to achieve and hard to overdo. The key is to step out looking like you're wearing hardly any make-up at all.

'The one rule', says Arianne, 'is to steer clear of products that are too matte in texture or ashy in tone.

'It's also very important to keep your skin well moisturised. Pale colours on dry skin can be very ageing and draining.'

Otherwise, these new nudes are going to work for everybody - whatever your skin colour.

Halle Berry's exquisite caramel coloured complexion was glowing and her soft neutral eye make-up and perfectly polished set of glossy nude-coloured lips finished off an award winning look.

Understated, natural-looking make-up worked equally well for fair-skinned Cameron Diaz, whose piercing blue eyes were enhanced by a soft hint of caramel eye colour and a porcelain complexion to die for.

So were there any beauty losers last night? Well, if there was a look NOT to go for, it belonged to Gwyneth Paltrow.

Usually a faithful patron of natural tones and shades, she ditched her barely-there make-up for a very full-on look. Coupled with a fair complexion and a harsh, slicked-back hairstyle, that mammoth helping of black eyeliner and charcoal shadow left her looking pale and washed out.

See Gwyneth and the other beauty winners and losers in our picture gallery.

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