How to Get Margot Robbie’s Oscars Makeup for Your Next Date Night
It seems safe to say that there was an overall consensus that Margot Robbie’s beauty look hit it out of the park at this year’s Academy Awards. Even Lupita’s pearl-dotted gown and and Zendaya’s elegant dreadlocks — two of the top looks of all of award show season — couldn’t compete with her bombshell makeup, which was what got the most “ooohs” and “ahhhs” out of us all night long until now. We mean, just look at her: she’s the epitome of modern glam with strong brows, sharp eye makeup and that fiery lip. Naturally, we had to break it down into a DIY-able routine you can do for your next date night or really any time you want to feel extra fab. Scroll through to learn the three tricks to getting Margot’s Oscars night look. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
Prep: Base Makeup + Heavy Bronzer
Apply your base makeup using our flawless face tutorial, stopping after Step 3 (so skip the blush). Margot’s face has a full-on bronzed goddess glow, so to mimic this particular look, be a little more generous with your bronzer.
Use a cream eyeshadow on your brow bone, crease, lid and inner corners of your eyes to create a clean palette that will make your eyes pop. On Maddie, I used Autumn Blonde from Sephora + Pantone Universe Palette, which has been discontinued, but you could use($27).
Trick 1: Skip the Smokey Eye
To get the subtle pop of color around your eye, use a warm bronzey eyeliner like($8) around the rim of your eyes as the base to your eyeshadow. Apply a slightly thicker line toward the outside corners of both your upper and lower lash line to create definition.
Use a small fluffy brush to smudge the top and slightly over the top of your eyeliner with a warm mauve shadow. Again, we used Metallic Marsala from the Sephora + Pantone Universe Palette (discontinued, boo). Instead, try($9).
To achieve a similar no-eyeliner look, you’ll be applying your eyeliner in a very discreet way: by tightlining. To “tightline” means to apply eyeliner into theof your eye. In this case, you’ll only apply it to your upper waterline. Use a smudge-proof black liner like L’Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Carbon Black ($9) so the liner does not bleed onto the lower lash line — you don’t want to lose that slick and sharp vibe.
Mascara: Apply a couple coats of mascara to get her full lashes on your top lashes only. Avoid applying to the lower lashes (resist!).
On Maddie, we went with a lighter color —($7) — to blend in with her natural blonde lashes (match the pencil with your natural brow color here too, whatever that may be). You can opt for a darker brow if you’re looking for a more extreme contrast, but we say keep it simple here.
Trick 2: Gel Your Brows
First, line your lips with any cherry red lip liner you have just to keep the application looking sharp and precise. It looks like Margot’s lips are enhanced a bit, so if you want to pull a Kylie Jenner on this one, plump up your pout using our f. Or, just fill in what your mama gave ya with a red-orange lipstick like Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick Creme in Hot Coral ($9). Just look at that pucker! *Smack*
Trick 3: Ditch Your Go-to Red Lip
This look is good news for makeup minimalists out there: “less is more” seems to be the most well-received beauty trend right now. Margot proves with her three-step Oscars makeup look that we can use less without losing the wow factor (and yes, our jaws are still dropped).
What were your favorite hair and makeup looks from the Oscar that you would DIY? Share in the comments below!