Celebrity Beauty

How to Recreate Renée Zellweger’s Effortlessly Flawless Skin at the Oscars

Renée Zellweger's hair and makeup at the 2020 Oscars

Because of all the advancements in technology these days, achieving a fresh, radiant complexion on the red carpet seems more challenging than ever. Let us explain: cameras are incredibly high-definition now, meaning that any dry fleck of skin or unblended pigment is visible, and it can be impossible for makeup — or its wearer — to live up to the test. 

Yet, Renée Zellweger proved on the 2020 Oscars® red carpet that it is not only possible for skin to look flawless and real, but it can look completely effortless too. The star, who won the top honor of Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Judy, stepped out looking ethereal due to her glowing complexion and subtle makeup.

Using Pat McGrath Labs®, makeup artist Dana Hamel made Zellweger’s skin look radiant by prepping it with the brand’s primer, then smoothing on Skin FetishTM: Sublime Perfection Foundation ($68) in a blend of Light 5 and Light 6 to even out her skin tone. For those who haven’t tested this formula, it’s a unique serum-like texture that doesn’t sit on top of the skin, but sinks in like a face oil. Then, Hamel layered a bit of the new Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer ($32, launches February 21) under her eyes, finishing with a setting powder. A swipe of Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo in Golden ($48) on cheeks, collarbone, shoulders, and elbows (!) completed the makeup artist’s dewy canvas. From there, Hamel added metallic eyeshadow from the MOTHERSHIPTM: Sublime Golden Opulence Eye Shadow Palette ($65), Lashify Curl Gossamer® Lashes in C12 ($20), a sweep of pink blush, and rosy lipstick for a subtle, natural look.

To finish off the effortless beauty look, celebrity hairstylist Richard Marin used Biolage® Glowtion® Blow Dry Lotion ($18) to prep her strands, blew her hair out, then used the T3® SinglePass® Luxe Flat Iron ($180) before creating a low ponytail. Marin wrapped her hair into a chignon, then secured it with pins and Biolage Styling Freeze Fix ($18). Simple, sophisticated, and stunning.