Sunday night on the Oscars red carpet, among the gorgeous hair and makeup looks, there was a beauty launch so subtle you might have missed it. Kiehl’s, the heritage skin-care brand best known for its Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado, teased a totally new type of moisturizer on Emma Stone.
Considering the widespread attention paid to beauty products during awards season, it’s no surprise that brands take the moment in front of all those flashbulbs to debut new launches. And during Hollywood’s biggest night out, Kiehl’s teased its not-yet-released Glow Formula Skin Hydrator ($38) on Stone, who was a presenter at the award show.
The hydrator, which is available for pre-order now and will officially launch in May, is a totally new kind of moisturizer. Formulated specifically for all skin tones, the hydrating formula not only boosts your glow in the moment but helps improve skin’s glow over time, thanks to a dose of antioxidants, pomegranate extract, and illuminating minerals. The 95 percent naturally derived formula can be worn alone, mixed with your regular foundation for a dewier finish, or on top of your makeup as a highlighter.
Stone’s perfectly pink, flushed skin was the centerpiece of her Oscars beauty look. Stone’s makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, inspired by “the unabashedly high glamour and powerful feeling of the late ’70s, early ’80s” created a look that started with hydrated, glow-y skin. “I had Emma use Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask ($54) the night before to begin her care routine,” Goodwin said. Day of, she prepped Stone’s skin with Kiehl’s Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask ($32), lip balm, and a moisturizing eye treatment.
To finish off the “power blush” look, Goodwin mixed Kiehl’s new Glow Hydrator with Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49) before contouring. She then used two shades from the Nars Wanted 1 Cheek Palette ($59) —”Kingpin” and “Buzzed” — to create the ’80s-inspired flush.
Later in the evening (perhaps bolstered by the empowering inspiration for her statement blush, or her lit-from-within glow), Stone called out the underrepresentation of female filmmakers as she presented the Best Director award. How’s that for a power moment?
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