Courtesy Scott Barnes
Celebrity makeup artist and author of Face to Face Scott Barnes is the man responsible for Catherine Zeta-Jones‘s flawless Oscar beauty look, and he’s giving PEOPLE the inside scoop on how to recreate the actress’s makeup at home. Check out his blog below for a how-to, and his thoughts on the show!
If I had to pick one theme for Sunday’s Academy Awards, it would most definitely be ‘Everything that glitters is gold.’ Halle Berry! Naomi Watts! Catherine Zeta-Jones! Yowzers! There was a lot of metallic walking down that red carpet, and I loved every minute of it. If you ask me, it was the best Oscars event in years, from start to finish.
I thought all the women and the men looked amazing; host Seth MacFarlane was funny and charming and kept things moving; and the musical theme was unexpected and so dramatic — which is what Hollywood is all about. Awards shows can be so serious, and while yes, these awards are career-defining moments for many actors and actresses, this is also the entertainment business. It’s supposed to be entertaining. So I’m glad it was.
I was fortunate enough to be behind the scenes with the ever-gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones, who stunned audiences in two parts. First, she walked the red carpet in an eye-popping gold dress by Zuhair Murad, jewels by my good friend, Lorraine Schwartz, and makeup by yours truly.
It was a tricky job: Though the Oscars are an evening event — with endless photo ops — the red carpet starts at 3 p.m. Los Angeles time, outside and under natural lighting. That means makeup has to be substantial enough to hold up to flash photography, but still natural enough to not look like a mask beneath the light of day.