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Salma Hayek’s “Sexy With a Twist” Oscars Look Is Our Valentine’s Day Date Night Inspiration

Salma Hayek’s “Sexy With a Twist” Oscars Look Is Our Valentine’s Day Date Night Inspiration

Edgy, editorial beauty looks are always fun to ogle on the red carpet — but it’s wearable, date-night-friendly hair and makeup that always grabs and holds our attention. Case in point: Salma Hayek at the 2020 Academy Awards®.

As she is wont to do, the stunning actress demonstrated the power of “sexy with a twist” on the red carpet, and we can’t wait to DIY it ASAP. The sexiest aspect of her look was definitely her makeup, and her glowing skin served as the perfect canvas for celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Hayek’s eyes looked almost feline, thanks to a slick of pitch-black liquid liner and fluttery lashes. They were framed by perfectly sculpted arches, which were filled in with Yves Saint Laurent® Couture Brow Slim Pencil in N. 2 Brun Cendre ($30). Her plump pout was enhanced by Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick in N. 8 Contrary Fuchsia ($39), a deep rose lip color that was sketched on slightly outside of her natural lip line. Dedivanovic topped off the sultry look with shimmering highlighter that made Hayek’s cheekbones pop.

Of course, her hair served as the “twist” aspect of her look. Celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez put the star’s hair up in an elegant Grecian updo using WEN® Hair & Body Care by Chaz Dean’s newest collection Bella Spirit®. She prepped the hair with Bella Spirit Volumizing Treatment Mousse ($52), and after blowing it straight and creating a smooth, taut ponytail, added a pearl-encrusted, olive branch-inspired hairpiece that coordinated with her earrings. (While this is definitely the most lavish take we’ve seen on the pearl hair accessory yet, it’s absolutely still something we’d be willing to try rocking on date night.) Yepez then curled the hair, added texture with Bella Spirit Dry Cleanser ($40), and put it into a Brigitte Bardot-inspired updo. The result: an impeccably chic look that looks just as at home on the red carpet as it would across the dinner table from your date on Valentine’s Day. Now, if only we had the secret to Hayek’s radiant skin . . .