Awards season may have wrapped last weekend with the 2017 Academy Awards, but we can’t stop thinking about the stunning beauty looks we saw all along the circuit. And thanks to Ruth Negga’s makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis, we can co-opt the Loving actress’ bold Oscars glamour for ourselves. In this exclusive tutorial, Mélanie shares a slew of universal pro tips—from properly blending shadow to flawless lipstick application to choosing the right mascara wand—as she re-creates the gorgeous red-carpet makeup look on our editor. Ahead, shortcuts to Mélanie’s expert tricks, plus the full video. And shop the exact Chanel products she uses, below.
• Use a shimmering cream shadow as a primer. [1:18] • Always use a blending brush without product on it to perfect your shadow. [5:38] • Leave the brow bone and inner-eye corner free of color when creating a smoky eye. [11:22] • Use brown mascara on bottom lashes and apply it before the upper lashes to keep lids clean. [12:40] • Wiggle mascara throughout application, and always comb lashes upward at the end. [14:01] • If you have small eyes, use a small mascara wand. [14:24] • For everyday makeup, choose one part of your face with which to make your statement. [15:00] • Apply loose powder along the rim of the lips to prevent lipstick from bleeding. [17:51] • Clean off excess lip product with a pointed cotton swab dipped in makeup remover, then blend the area with concealer. [22:25]