Get the Look: Jennifer Garner's Oscar Beauty

02/26/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

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She sparkled in over 125 carats of flawless Van Cleef and Arpels diamonds and shone in a graceful Oscar de la Renta gown — but it didn’t end there. Jennifer Garner‘s chic hair and makeup were the final essential components in creating her perfectly poised red carpet look for Sunday night’s Academy Awards.

Makeup artist Paul Starr’s first step in designing her Old Hollywood look was to create an all-important base with Chanel Teint Innocence foundation, $55, in Soft Beige. Next he made those famous brown eyes the focus. “I wanted to make them pop,” Starr says, “but I didn’t want to do anything that was too smoky.” He lined the upper lid with Chanel Intense Eye Pencil, $27, in Noir I, then used the Quadra Eye Shadow palette, $55, in Dunes to give her eyes further definition. Starr worked the palette’s creamy taupe color from the inner part of the eye out to the center. Next he applied the beige-brown hue along the crease, and followed with a couple sweeps of Inimitable Mascara, $28, in Noir. The Juno star’s mouth was the final step. “Jennifer has the most beautiful lips in Hollywood,” Starr said, “so I really didn’t have to line them.” Instead, he used a brush to apply Rouge Allure lipstick in Tender, a pinkish-gold beige, $30, over the entire lip.

For an equally stunning coif, Fekkai Celebrity Hair Stylist Adir Abergel, went with his vision of a romantic, Edwardian look for Jen. He started by rubbing Fekkai Shape and Set Mist, $28, from the roots to the ends to change her hair’s texture, and followed by blow-drying it while using a round brush. Abergel then made a severe side part and followed by creating curls with a 1″ iron which he pinned back in a low knotted chignon twist at the side. He used a touch of Neutrogena Shine Serum, $7, on the ends of Jen’s bangs, and ensured the look would last all night long with a final spritz of Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray, $23.

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I thought she looked beautiful except her hair was
to loose and messy

lily on

Gown was pretty…make-up was too washed out. Hair looked too messy.

Lorie on

Is it me or do she look like jlo in this pic?

Heather on

I think she looks great!! Love the hair and makeup! Don’t know what you people are seeing but i’m going with the classic..less is more.

Suzi on

There are those of us who LIKE to look natural (aka washed out) and I just love Jennifer Garner. She always looks real. She can be gorgeous on the red carpet (like in this case) or real in the park with Violet. If there’s any star I feel I can relate to, this is the one. Jen rocks!

shauna on

it’s a little too tousled. it verges on bed head. i would have preferred this same style, but with smoother more groomed curls instead of this hand shaken curl version.

susan on

i love you jen! jen was my absolute favorite of the night on everything. dress, jewels, hair, makeup… everything. jen looked gorgeous and she was glowing. jen just knows what works for her, and what doesn’t. she’s one of the best dressed women in the world that’s for sure. head to toe she was stunning. that oscar de la renta gown, those diamonds, her updo and her makeup… jen looked incredibly elegant, chic, and ultra sophisticated. dressed up or down, girl always looks amazing, no doubt about that.

Eloeeze on

Wow, just read the article on Tori Spelling. Talk about sense of entitlement. I guess we cant really blame her as her parents created the problem. Struggling as a young adult is not such a bad idea. You learn to live in this world and make it your own.

jen on

he is SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy on

I absolutely LOVED Jennifer Garner’s red carpet look! Everything about this look is perfect! In my opinion, Jennifer Garner was the most beautiful celebrity on the Oscar’s red carpet! Great job!

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