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You'll Never Guess Who Inspired Charlize Theron's Oscars Makeup!

03/03/2014 at 06:40 PM ET

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When Theron stepped onto the red carpet at the Oscars Sunday, we have to admit we were all a bit undecided on her gown — but her ‘60s inspired makeup was a whole different story. Thankfully, her makeup artist, Pati Dubroff for Dior Beauty, spilled all the details on what went into prepping the star for her big night.

“The makeup look was all about Twiggy,” Dubroff told PEOPLE, adding that She was inspired by the ‘60s mod vibe that she saw on the runways in Milan. “Twiggy and the cool girls, they each had their own thing that was part of their personality.”

She started by using two primers to prep the star’s face and applied foundation where needed. Dubroff used a soft gloss (in this case, Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Frisson) for the lip and a peachy blush on the cheeks. She then added a little brow definition before focusing on the eyes — and more specifically, the lashes.

“The upper lashes were delicate, not too extreme. They didn’t feel like a reality star,” Dubroff says. “False lashes can look refined. They don’t have to have a trashy factor. Lashes have gotten a really bad rap from certain people!”

Here’s Dubroff’s recipe for instant Twiggy eyes:
Step 1: Use a liquid pen at the base and apply from one end to the other (don’t create a wing).
Step 2: Add upper and lower lashes.
Step 3: Finish with a couple of coats of mascara – but not too much!

Voilà! Instantaneous edgy eyes with a vintage twist.

Charlize’s reaction? “I love it, I love it!” Dubroff shares. That makes six of us, Charlize!

Dubroff suggests playing around to make the look your own – how will you switch it up? Tell us in the comments below!

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