Get The Scoop Behind Ellen's Glam Oscar Look

02/26/2007 at 01:31 PM ET

Though the debate continues over Ellen Degeneres’ skills as an Oscar host (click here to weigh in) we were impressed with her sharp tuxedoes and bright blue eyes. “It’s definitely a new look [for Ellen] in the sense that it’s more glamorous,” her makeup artist Meghan McClain told PEOPLE right before the show. To create Ellen’s smoky eyes, McClain used Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eye Powder Pencil in Espresso and Midnight. “When you layer the blue over the brown, you get this really beautiful charcoal with a hint of blue,” she says. For Degeneres’ lips McClain used Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide lipstick in Fig. “I really just want to enhance her natural pigment.” And to even out Degeneres’ skin tone, McClain applied Ceramide Plump Perfect foundation in Warm Sunbeige. “It’s just beautiful on her,” she says. “It’s designed for women her age.” And here’s a tip from McClain that all busy women (even those not performing live before 38 million) can use: “I keep Ellen’s eye cream in the fridge. That always helps to relieve puffiness.”

Click here to see all the Beauty Favorites from the Oscars. And for more of the latest news and gossip on the Academy Awards, check out our Red Carpet Confidential blog.

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KC on

I really didn’t care what she looked like, she always dresses well to me. ( my boyfreind wants to raid her closet). What I’m most impressed with is, what a wonderful job she did. The Academy Awards, is the one show I actually watch from beginning to end, and this is the first year it wasn’t “painful”. The show didn’t seem to long, and she was really funny and entertaining, as Ellen would say ” I would hate to follow that up”!

R on

I have to admit, I was a bit timid on what she would show up in, but when I saw her appear I was impressed. I think she looked great and she still looked like a host with her own personal edge.
Good job Ellen.

Mary on

Loved Ellen she has great humor. This is the first year that it was not boring and watched the entire show. But was too long.

Elda on

Ellen was so funny last night but it was long. I was a faithful watcher, i saw the whole thing! P.S. i was hoping to see Ellen in a dress but oh well.

Night on

I like ellen. But how is this a “New look”? This is how she dresses most of the time. A velvet leisure suit is most definitely not a new look for her. It is old and she has done it countless time before. Besides…NOBODY looks good in a velvet leisure suit. It is a fashion crime. Her hair and makeup look fantastic though. A agree with the person who said it would have been great to see her in a dress. Not that she should change who she is or anything…but a dress would have been shocking, and would have kept her in the news for days to come.

Poor Ellen on

Ellen is kinda funny and friendly, and seems like a nice person, but it’s very sad that she has chosen such a horrible lifestlyle. Homosexuality/Lesbianism is immoral and disgusting, but God gave her a choice, and she is choosing to go against Him. I hope she knows the price she is going to pay. It’s in the Bible for all you aetheists.
Anyway, she is one of those masculine lesbians, who seems to like the feminine lesbians like Portia. She thinks she’s a man and can’t stop wearing suits. Hello?? You’re a woman!
God created Adam and Eve, not Eve and Eva!!!

Poor Ellen on

Ellen is kinda funny and friendly, and seems like a nice person, but it’s very sad that she has chosen such a horrible lifestlyle. Homosexuality/Lesbianism is immoral and disgusting, but God gave her a choice, and she is choosing to go against Him. I hope she knows the price she is going to pay. It’s in the Bible for all you aetheists.
Anyway, she is one of those masculine lesbians, who seems to like the feminine lesbians like Portia. She thinks she’s a man and can’t stop wearing suits. Hello?? You’re a woman!
God created Adam and Eve, not Eve and Eva!!!

ST on

Ellen wasn’t funny at all,and she always wears the same thing for every event, just a different color.Tacky?

abby on

I dont care what she wears Ellen looks good in everything she puts on. She did wonderful at the awards. I watch her all the time on her show. Some people really need stop hatin on her because she doesn’t like to wear dresses and heels all the time. She has her own style and she looks great!!!

rachel on

to the poster “poor ellen”: i know that i am a “christian” and i know the bible very well. am i right that it says that all sins are equal? so really if you actually think two women in love is wrong, its no worse than say you being prideful or deciving someone. i think you wouldnt want someone says horrible stuff about you for those things and you would brush it off because it wasnt a big deal. well think about what you say next time. god loves ellen and i think she is amazing, i am bisexual myself and i hope someday i will be accepted.

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