And the greatest night of Hollywood happened! Here are my favourite hair and makeup looks from the Oscars – it’s worth saying that we never see incredible innovations at the Oscars, but I thought the red carpet was full of good ideas and interesting “twists”!

Later I will publish a post with the actresses that showed up at the red carpet & at the Oscars after parties

* To see the pictures in more detail, just click on them to expand!

{Photos: Getty Images}

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When I filmed the “Crazy for concealer” video (here!), the readers shared great recommendations on the comments section – as always, by the way, I have to say I LOVE the tips you give on the “crazy for…” videos. I thought gathering the Brazilian and/or affordable ones that got the most mentions would become a nice post, so here they are:

Alta Cobertura Concealer Natura – a great option for those who want a more powerful coverage – for dark circles, spots, pimples… (here)

Velvet Concealer Contém 1g – this one was the second most mentioned concealer, perfect if you want a more powerful coverage, you only need a tiny bit for a great effect so it lasts long (here)

Anti Aging Concealer O Boticário – due to its anti-aging properties, this one is the “richest”, meaning it is ideal if you have a under eye area that needs more hydration, no matter your age (here – it seems that the packaging changed, perhaps the composition also changed?)

Flash Iluminador Concealer O Boticário – your favourite from the “illuminating concealer pen” category by a Brazilian brand. Lighter coverage, can be used under another concealer or on its own (here)

Concealer Tracta – this was the most mentioned one! Creamy, with the right amount of coverage, works well with any skin type… This Tracta concealer has had its own fan club for a while now! (here)

Concealer Quem Disse Berenice – a thinner creamy one, for lighter coverage, that allows you to build up in layers in case you need a bit more (here)

Aquarela Concealer Natura – this one is part of the creamy team, with a buildable coverage and an applicator tip like the ones from lip glosses, great for a spot on application (here)

{And as usual, please leave your tips in the comments!}

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In this section I invite some men I admire to share their skincare routine, tips and beauty secrets.

And to start, we have the creative director and my dear former colleague at Vogue Brazil, Italo Massaru. King of minimal life, he is capable of organising his vanity bag like if it was for a shooting, which obviously only makes me love him more.

“In general, people who just met me always think I am five years younger than I really am. Perhaps because not even a night without sleep gives me dark circles, and just now, close to turning thirty, I started having my (subtle) first wrinkle. The advantages of having an Asian skin… I save loads of money in concealers and anti-age creams. But since it’s not all flowers, people with yellow skin like mine have other problem: melanin. Asians have a considerable production of this substance, which explains SUCH dark hair and eyes. And although the skin tends to be light, anything (from insect bites to acne) will leave a dark spot that can take years to disappear, especially if you expose it to the sun all the time. To minimize the existing spots, I use the Clarifiant serum, by ROC. Also because of this, I became a sunscreen maniac – lately my favourite for the face is Anthelios AIRlicium, by La Roche-Posay, which has a component derived from silica gel (providing a clean skin sensation), besides having an oil-free effect. So, just its composition is enough when it comes to mattifying the T-Zone throughout the day. As for the night, the Photo Finish primer, by Smashbox, fulfils that role also in a subtle way.

However, my issue is having a combination skin, which makes me keep an eye also on the moisturising. Since I don’t enjoy the sticky feeling of some lotions and creams, especially on the body, I became a fan of the shower lotions and nowadays I have a lot of them in my shower, like Crema da Bagno, by Ada Tina. The Cold Cream lip balm, by Avène, is perfect because it moisturises without leaving a shine on the lips, so it’s always in my pocket. But when my skin gets too dry due to weather or due to the acid (tailor-made by my dermatologist) that I apply religiously, I go for Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, which guarantees a very intense hydration. At night I switch between the acid I mentioned and the TriAcnéal, by Avène, always applied after I clean my skin with a gauze (and never a cotton pad) soaked in an also tailor-made tonic.

Another issue Asian people have is the hair: yes, lots of people envy it, but the extreme thickness and the sleekness of our hair is not very useful when it comes to cool hairstyles. In my case, I tackle the issue with Moving Rubber, by Gatsby, to shape it as I want, and a bit of Osis spray, by Schwarzkopf, to keep it all in place. On the other hand, my beard is thin, so I use my electric shaver on a daily basis, which is more practical than using a razor and doesn’t irritate the skin. Last but not least, I spray a bit of Chanel Bleu (my signature fragrance) and I am ready to leave the house pretending I woke up like that. Little do women know that just because we do not wear makeup it doesn’t mean we don’t have our own beauté routines.”

Follow Italo on @italomassaru

Shop the post

  • Sérum Clarifiant – RoC
  • Sunscreen Anthelios Airlicium – La Roche-Posay
  • Primer Primer Photo Finish – Smashbox (here)
  • Crema da Bagno – Ada Tina (here)
  • Lip balm Cold Cream – Avène
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion – Clinique (here)
  • TriAcnéal – Avène
  • Moving Rubber Grunge Mat – Gatsby (here)
  • Spray Osis – Schwarzkopf (here)
  • Perfume Bleu – Chanel (here)

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I went to Paris, invited by Lancôme, to cover a super launch event for Vogue Brazil – three new products in fragrance, skincare and makeup were presented to the journalists in the morning (skincare and makeup are still a secret!) and, i the afternoon, there was a bloggers event that I also attended. There was Daria – one of my all-time favourite top models – sharing skincare tips & the presentation of the new Juicy Shaker with Lisa Eldridge – love her!! During the break, I went to visit the Lancôme Beauty Institute, at Rue Saint Honoré, and get a facial.

We filmed the whole experience (or at least what I could share now!) for the new episode of Beauté Por Aí, my program for Vogue Brazil’s online TV channel.

(I’m planning a special review for the Juicy Shaker in the near future – loving it)

Products I used to do my makeup after my facial – all by Lancôme:

  • Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation in 01
  • Blush Subtil in Sable
  • Art liner
  • Grandiôse Mascara
  • La Base Paupières Pro
  • Ombre Hypnôse Stylo in Taupe Quartz
  • Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm

Lisa Eldridge’s lipstick: Shine Lover in 212

{Direction: Camila Guerreiro @studiocamilaguerreiro}

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Let’s put monotony aside when it comes to tying the hair up on a daily basis – you don’t need to be super talented to leave your hair tied up in a more charming way, with twists, unexpected buns, accessories… I love these details that make such a huge difference

Play with it!

{Photos: Pinterest}

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On one side there was ethereal beauty, with a fairy/princess touch, on the other, the more “radical” beauty, with a punk touch or unusual details – this would be a good summary of what we saw in terms of makeup and hair at the Spring 2016 haute couture shows, that took place in Paris in the end of February.

Check out my favourite looks on the gallery below!

{Photos: Fashion to Max, Vogue, Violet Grey, Byrdie, Instagram and courtesy of the brand}

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The award season keeps going at full speed, and with a lot of nice inspirations from the red carpets. I gathered here my favourites both from the Grammys and the BAFTAs. We have exciting makeup looks, and also more discrete ones, and the same goes for the hairstyles… there is something to please everyone!

(Just a comment on the BAFTAs: the light was terrible, it was a light that didn’t work in favor of the actresses skin, poor ladies – they must have hated it! Good light is everything!)

(Photos: Getty Images)

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This week’s TV Beauté is another one under the “going out” category – I filmed it before the event I did with Space NK in New York last Saturday! I hope you enjoy it ;)

  • Priming Moisturizer – Glossier 
  • Sheer and Perfect Foundation – Shiseido 
  • All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in light 3 Gobi – Nars 
  • Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer – Charlotte Tilbury 
  • Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly and Custard – Nars 
  • Setting Brush – Real Techniques 
  • Filmstar Bronze & Glow – Charlotte Tilbury 
  • 156 Brush – Make Up For Ever 
  • Blush in Orgasm – Nars 
  • Blush Brush – Real Techniques 
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light – MAC 
  • Setting Brush – Real Techniques 
  • The Multiple in Copacabana – Nars 
  • Prep+Prime Highlighter in Light Boost – MAC 
  • Setting Brush – Real Techniques 
  • Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light – Hourglass 
  • 156 Brush – Make Up For Ever 
  • Brow Sculptor in 4 Espresso – Tom Ford 
  • Full Lash Curler – MAC 
  • Color & Glow Eye Pencil in Black Paparazzi – Eudora Soul 
  • Velvet Shadow Stick in Oaxaca – Nars 
  • Roller Lash Mascara – Benefit 
  • Audacious Mascara – Nars 
  • Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels So Grand – MAC 
  • Oval 6 Brush – Arti

Nail Polish in Austere – Jin Soon
Cocoon and Marina Vicintin Rings
Topshop Dress

{Video edition: Renata G. Corrêa}

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