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It's impossible to miss gifted singer and actress Idina Menzel wherever she goes, but she really turned up the volume on last night's 2020 Oscars red carpet! In collaboration with makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen, Menzel had a glow that played up her natural beauty in the best of ways.
"The inspiration for Idina's look tonight came from her classic fuchsia dress and the epicness of the Academy Awards," VanLeeuwen tells E! News exclusively. "We wanted her look to be simple and elegant."
To create her look, VanLeeuwen partnered with No7 for both Menzel's skincare and makeup for the evening. VanLeeuwen says the entire line is fantastic, but adds, "My favorite products are the No7 Protect and Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation, which instantly smooths and blurs lines and wrinkles, and also the No7 The Full 360 Mascara, which has an amazing volumizimg defining effect."
If you want to recreate Menzel's look at home, VanLeeuwen has a recommendation. "People should keep features equally balanced," he notes. "We are breaking the rules in a beautiful way here."
So what's it like to collaborate with such a megastar on her red carpet glam for film's biggest night? "Idina is such an amazing, sweet person in addition to being a mega talent," VanLeeuwen says. "It's always exciting to collaborate with Idina on for any event, but nothing compares to the excitement of the Academy Awards! Especially since she was performing. I had that nervous excitement when you just want to give your best!"
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Restore & Renew Multi Action Face & Neck Day Cream
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Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation
VanLeeuwen used this foundation in Warm Beige all over, and Warm Ivory to highlight Menzel's glowing skin. Not only does it conceal blemishes and the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pores thanks to age-defying skincare ingredients, it also offers 24 hours of hydration.
Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Concealer
For the next step, VanLeeuwen says, "I applied No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Concealer in light/medium under eyes, around the mouth and nose and also on eyelids as a shadow base." The formula is pigmented and buildable, made to instantly conceal imperfections and last all day long.
Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Palette
"Using the No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Palette in Smoky, I blended shadow from lid to to crease stretching the color slightly outward and coming back in and deepening the outer corner of the lid," VanLeeuwen notes. Its highly-pigmented formula is crease-proof and offers smooth, even application.
Moisture Drench Lipstick
And last but certainly not least, lips! "To finish the look I applied No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Rose Mist," says VanLeeuwen, adding, "For Idina's performance of 'Into the Unknown' we changed the lip color to honey bloom for a more beige look!" Whichever shade you choose, your lips will benefit from moisture that will last up to eight hours, with intense color in a semi-satin finish.
Don't miss all the fashionable stories and inside scoop from the 2020 Oscars! And make sure you check out Mindy Kaling's gorgeous red carpet beauty breakdown.