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Amy Adams' Silver, Bronze and Berry for the Win

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Amy Adams backstage at the 2017 Oscars.

The Oscars presenter stunned in lip-to-hip Tom Ford.

Throughout awards season, Adams, 42, has done justice to gowns designed by her Nocturnal Animals director Tom Ford, and her Academy Awards number — a shiny, silvery, deep-V confection paired with 10 carat Cindy Chao earrings — ended the season on a final high note. The label’s presence extended to the presenter’s makeup as well, courtesy of her go-to pro, Stephen Sollitto, who called her "liquid silver Tom Ford dress" his inspiration for her look.

Rather than opt for a dress-coordinating cool-toned eye palette (think grays and silvers), Sollitto did a "smokey cinnamon" eye using the spice shade all over the lid and topping it with a shimmery bronze shade, both from the Tom Ford Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette. He did, however, stay in the cool vein by opting for a berry shade on the lips.

 

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"Berry and silver [in the dress] are beautiful together, to say nothing of how the berry brings out the blue in Amy’s eyes," Sollitto tells Pret-a-Reporter. The custom lip is a layering of lip balm, Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum (a rich reddish-purple) and frosted pink Tom Ford Soleil Lip Foil in Venus Rising. "Yes, frosted," says Sollitto, who says he normally eschews anything too trendy, including a frosty lip, but here the metallic finish gave the perfect complementary touch to the dress. Sollitto sent the trio of products in "a tiny lip jar" with Adams for touch-ups throughout the night.

Adams, considered a major Oscars snub this year, didn’t fail to garner nominations for her Arrival role from other associations and was a regular on the award circuit, which Sollitto used as inspiration for tonight’s look as well. "I look back at what I loved throughout the season that we did and try to culminate all of that in this final look. I was thrilled with tonight and her overall glamorous look." Nomination or not, Adams had a big win tonight from a style perspective.

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