At the 2012 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, red carpet expert Penelope Cruz turned out a spot-on look: Retro set hair courtesy of hairstylist Andy LeCompte, and pitch-perfect makeup to match, courtesy of Matthew VanLeeuwen. Using Lancome products, VanLeeuwen created a modern take on '20s glamour with lush eye makeup, a warm complexion, and muted nude lips. Keep in mind that nude lipstick is not one size fits all: Because of Cruz's natural olive complexion, the makeup artist filled in her lips with a bronzey pencil before topping it with a neutral mauve lipstick.
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