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Talk about a red-carpet warrior. Felicity Jones took on her first Hollywood awards season like a pro, which culminated in her biggest moment to date Sunday night: the Oscars. Nominated in the category of best actress in a leading role for The Theory of Everything, Jones made her Academy Awards debut in a custom, one-of-a-kind Alexander McQueen embroidered confection with a “Victorian vibe,” says hairstylist Tommy Buckett. So it’s no surprise that the inspiration for her hair and makeup was what Buckett describes as a modern-day “Joan of Arc.”
Riffing on the trend of hair with natural texture (as seen on last week’s runways at New York Fashion Week), Buckett worked with Jones’ hair to create a look that’s “not super sleek or super polished, with that slept-in ’90s texture to it,” he explained. “But in this case, she wanted to feel a little more regal,” he noted of their decision to go with a swept-up look using Garnier Fructis products, including the De-Constructed Texture Tease ($3.50) and Disorder Powder Wax Spray ($4) for texture.
The look not only played up Jones’ newly trimmed bangs (she cut them into a heavy fringe for a role she’s currently filming in London), but also her perfect smoky eyes, as envisioned by makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani.
Highlighting the starlet’s femininity against her bold Alexander McQueen confection, Bedrani called attention to Jones’ lids by dusting them with Diorshow Mono eyeshadow ($30) in nude and lining them with Diorshow Khol Stick ($32) in smoky black. Using a violet Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($31), Bedrani accentuated the corners of Jones’ eyes, leaving the centers nude to keep the look fresh and light.
“She feels beautiful and confident,” said Bedrani. “So in a way, she’s already won.”
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