Oscar Worthy Makeup Tips from Molly Stern, Makeup Artist Genius


mollyWe love Molly Stern at Babble. She’s a rockstar of a mom, and she takes makeup artistry to an entirely new level. Molly is ridiculously busy getting her high profile talent ready for a small show that takes place this Sunday. You may have heard about it; The Oscars are just around the corner and Molly is as busy as ever getting ready. Molly will help us capture the “Award Show Glow.”

She shares some TOP SECRET tricks of the trade to help women everywhere rock awesome. The coolest part? Molly offers both a HIGH and LOW price point comparison. I love that. Sometimes you feel like splurging, but other times you have to hold back and hit the drugstore. And sometimes you can spend bucko bucks at CVS. It’s all good when you look amazing. For every one of Molly’s exclusive picks, there will be two selections in both the high and low price point. Mix and match and find what works best for your own skin.


Without furtho ado, the slideshow:

  • 1. The night before apply a moisturizing mask. 1 of 8
    1. The night before apply a moisturizing mask.
    This will help the skin feel refreshed and lay great ground work for a luminescent complexion. High: Natura Bisse Diamond Ice Lift.  
    Find it at Natura Bisse, $155.00. Low: John Master Organics Calendula Hydrating & Toning mask. 
    Find it at John Masters, $26.00
  • 2. First thing in the morning, enrich the body. 2 of 8
    2. First thing in the morning, enrich the body.
    Take a warm soak in the tub to relax (Even for 5 minutes) and enrich the body.  High:  REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil.
    Find it at Ren Skincare, $48.00 Low: Dr. Hauschka aromatherapy bath kit
    Find it at, $19.95
  • 3. Quench the skin. 3 of 8
    3. Quench the skin.
    Quench the skin with a full rub down of body cream to seal in the 5 minute relaxation bath.  High: Josie Maran Argan Oil Body Butter in Sweet Citrus
    Find it at Josie Maran Cosmetics, $35.00.   Low: Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream.
    Find it at Drugstore, $9.59  
  • 4. Apply a serum or moisturizer. 4 of 8
    4. Apply a serum or moisturizer.
    This depends on your own individual skin and what it feels like to you. High Serum: Revive Intensite Moisture Serum
    Find it at Revive Skincare, $350.00. Low: Serum: Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum
    Find it Amazon, $16.14 </i High Moisturizer:  Natura Bisse Vitamin Cream
    Find it at Natura Bisse, $110.00 Low Moisturizer: Moisturizer: Burts Bee's Radiance Day Cream
    Find it at Burts Bees, $18.00
  • 5. Clean up your skin. 5 of 8
    5. Clean up your skin.
    Clean up your skin using as little or as much as you need.  Start by applying a tinted moisturizer and then use additional concealer if needed. High:  Hourglass Illusion tinted moisturizer
    Find it at Hourglass Cosmetics, $55.00 Low: No.6 Boots No.7 Soft and Sheer Moisturizer.
    Find it at Boots, $11.99
  • 6. Add radiance. 6 of 8
    6. Add radiance.
    For added radiance get a great highlighter to give the light in the room destinations to bounce from. (You can even dab this on the lid to add a little drama to the eye).   High: Cle De Peau touche sublime brilliant enhancer.  
    Find it at Nordstrom, $64.00 Low: Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Shimmering Highlighter.
    Find it at Target, $9.79  
  • 7. Add beaming heat. 7 of 8
    7. Add beaming heat.
     Add some beaming heat to your skin by applying your pop of color to the cheeks. High: Laura Mercier in Sunrise 
    Find it at Nordstrom, $24.00 Low: NYX rouge cream blush in Red Cheeks (CB07)
    Find it at nyx cometics, $6.75
  • 8. Add a golden pout. 8 of 8
    8. Add a golden pout.
    To top off the look apply a golden lip gloss to the pout of the lip.   High: YSL Golden Gloss in Golden Sand
    Find it at YSL cosmetics, $30.00 Low: NYX Glam LipGloss Aqua Luxe in VIP (GLG07) 
    Find it at nyx cosmetics, $6.00

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