History was certainly made last night at the Academy Awards when Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian to bag a best actress award at the iconic event. This was for her role in sci-fi comedy film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The most memorable line from her now-viral acceptance speech for the Daily Vanity team is this: Ladies, don’t let anyone tell you you are ever past your prime.”
This is true in so many ways, including how the 60-year-old award-winner glowed at the award ceremony. We’ve previously shared Michelle Yeoh’s beauty tips, now, read on for the complete lowdown on the secrets to her glow yesterday.
Michelle Yeoh’s skincare at the Oscars
Besides great makeup artistry, her radiant skin was first and foremost prepped thoroughly.
Michelle Yeoh says that La Mer products are her go-to whether she’s getting ready for red carpet events or getting off an international flight because of how they make her skin feel hydrated and fresh.
Yeoh’s makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani revealed that she used products from the actress’s favourite brand at the Oscars for a soft and effortlessly hydrated canvas for her evening’s beauty look.
“The key to achieving flawless skin on the red carpet always starts with hydration. For Michelle’s look tonight, we wanted a soft, ethereal feeling and opted for La Mer to prep her skin. We began with La Mer’s Treatment Lotion (S$330) and followed with The Concentrate (S$995) and The new Moisturizing Soft Cream (S$625) to create a super hydrated canvas for her look,” said Bedrani.
From the photo of Bedrani’s stash, we also spotted La Mer-branded facial ice globes. From what we know, these aren’t sold publicly.
For the uninitiated, ice globes are round glass tools filled with liquid that are chilled in the fridge and used while they’re still cold. By massaging them over the face, they help to reduce redness, puffiness, minimise the appearance of pores, and even lighten the look of dark eye circles.
Michelle Yeoh’s makeup at the Oscars
For makeup, Bedrani used Dior Beauty products on Yeoh.
“For Michelle’s Oscars look, we wanted a soft, ethereal glow with a defined but not too dark eye and gorgeous nude-pink lip,” Bedrani shared.
The new Dior Forever Skin Correct (S$69) in #2.5N and Dior Forever Foundation (S$99) in #2.5W were used to create a flawless canvas.
The latter is a no-transfer foundation that has a floral skincare base, perfect for providing long-lasting comfort for Yeoh throughout the awards night.
Bedrani also used Dior Forever Couture Luminizer (S$94) in #05 Rosewood Glow to add to her glow. This exact shade is, unfortunately, not available in Singapore.
On her eyes, Bedrani created a soft look using the Diorshow 24H Stylo (S$42) in #091 Matte Black and Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette (S$108) in #669 Soft Cashmere.
The former is a waterproof eyeliner with a creamy texture while the latter is a five-pan eyeshadow in nude shades that are glamorous but wearable.
Yeoh’s brows were enhanced with the Diorshow Kabuki Brow Styler (S$54) in #05 Black and set in place with the Diorshow On Set Brow Gel in #00 Universal.
Her lips were lined with the Dior Contour Liner Pencil (S$38) in #525 Cherie and a mix of two lipsticks: Rouge Dior Lipstick (S$62) in #625 Mitzah Matte and Dior Addict Lipstick (S$62) in #526 Mallow Rose. The exact shades of the former two products are not available in Singapore.