Best Actress Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Vera Farmiga all lit up the red carpet with eye-popping pouts.
Classic Hollywood was the inspiration. "We took the Veronica Lake regal, smooth, classic Hollywood look and gave it a modern but glamorous twist. We kept the warmth and added a little edge," said makeup artist Robin Fredriksz of Diaz's look.
Fredriksz lined Diaz's lips with Chanel with Lip Definer in Rouge, and applied true red Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle.
Bullock's look was also meant to channel Tinseltown glitz. "I wanted her to look like the true movie star she is, so we went with modern classy Hollywood - dewy skin, soft eyes, and a bold classic red lip," said makeup artist Angela Levin. She used Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris to create this bold fuchsia-ish twist on the classic red lip.
But the lipstick may not have stayed on for long. "I'm thinking a big, juicy burger, and maybe a milkshake of some kind," said Bullock on the red carpet of her post-Oscars plans.
With Gyllenhaal, statement lips came as no surprise. A self-professed lipstick girl, she's told StyleList that "It's kinda the only makeup I usually wear when I'm not working."
"Maggie is the muse of spring," said celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern for Covergirl, who created best-supporting actress Nominee Gyllenhaal's look. "Her Dries Van Noten gown is a swirl of bright colors that fades into white; for her makeup I wanted to bring out the color of her eyes with some depth while keeping with the brightness of her overall style."
She used bronzy Covergirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire on Gyllenhaal's lids to make her blue eyes smolder, and then drew the focus to her lips with Nars Lipstick in Schiap.