Ruth Negga’s Hair and Makeup at the 2017 Oscars: Ruth Negga Took This Eye Shadow Trend to the Next Level on the Oscars Red Carpet

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Ruth Negga Took This Eye Shadow Trend to the Next Level on the Oscars Red Carpet

We’ve been seeing red eye shadow all over Instagram, but Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga dared to rock that trend to the Oscars . . . and even paired it with crimson lipstick, ruby accessories, and a matching gown. The monochromatic look was as stunning as it was bold.

Celebrity makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis crafted the carmine beauty creation. “My inspiration is ‘fierce pagan goddess,’ or ‘the lady in red!'” Inglessis said over email. The artist used Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eye Shadow in New Moon ($36) as a wash all over the lid and beneath the eyes. She then layered shades from Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Candeur et Expérience ($61) on top, creating a matte, rust-hued smoky eye. The red eye was finished with a sweep of burgundy mascara on Ruth’s bottom lashes.

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Ruth’s lip was just as showstopping, which Inglessis admitted was not a traditional move. “Normally, especially for the red carpet, I don’t pair such a strong eye with a strong lip, but this time it just called for it,” she explained. “We didn’t focus only on the eyes or lips. We managed to achieve a strong but well balanced, editorial look.”

Inglessis layered Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Expérimenté ($37), a rich burgundy, on top of lip liner, dabbing a bit of extra liquid lipstick in the center of Ruth’s pout for a “melt-in effect.” Read on to see the look from more angles.

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