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Exclusive: Adriana Lima Sent Us Her Camera Roll from the Oscars

And we learned the makeup tricks Patrick Ta used for *both* of her looks.

By: Katie Becker

Last night, model Adriana Lima sent us a play-by-play of her two beauty looks for Oscars night. Why two? Because she had two parties, of course! Makeup artist Patrick Ta prepped Lima for both the Elton John Oscars viewing party and the Vanity Fair after-party with two gorgeous makeup looks using Maybelline New York.

“This is only my second year going to the Vanity Fair Oscars party,” she told us. “Last year was my first time, and I thought, ‘Why haven’t I been coming to L.A. for Oscars weekend all along?’ My favorite part about it is seeing all of the winners walk in with their awards with big smiles. The excitement of such a huge honor is amazing, and you feel it in the room.” It’s also fun in the hotel room, too. “We listened to ’90s music and had our own little hotel-room dance party,” said Ta.

For more on Lima’s looks—plus her go-to selfie pose and Ta’s secret olive oil trick—click through below!


“What’s not to love about Patrick? He is a huge talent at such a young age. I send a huge group text to my team and include glam, and we work out looks, and he just gets me. His energy is great, and I always feel good when I get on the red carpet. Patrick always preps my skin with a great base. I love all of the Maybelline primers.” —Adriana Lima

“A fun little gift from my hotel! It’s made entirely of chocolate.” —AL

“Some of my favorites that make me shine bright!” —AL

“I can’t wait to see my fellow Angels, both new and veteran, and other great friends I’ve met throughout the years. I will be supporting the Elton John Aids Foundation at his viewing party and of course going to Vanity Fair and then seeing where the rest of the night takes me.” —AL

“This dress deserves some Kirakira love.” —AL

“We did a concentration on light and dimension of the eyes with a natural application of lighter pink shadow tones from Maybelline Total Temptation palette, also a thin application of Maybelline Superstay Matte Un-Nude Liquid Lipstick in the shade Driver—perfect color!” —Patrick Ta

“Tesla hooked me up for the night. Being green and fashionable!” —AL

“We used olive oil to create a glow on her body! It’s my secret weapon. Olive oil shine spray is the best to apply thin amounts of and massage in for all-over flawless shine.” —PT

“When we switched to the second makeup look, I actually took off the whole look and started over!” —PT

“We used Maybelline Python Metallic Lip Kit in the color Passionate. Since the look was about the red lip, it was crucial to ensure the lips were moisturized and sharp. To do this I applied a lip balm during prep, followed by using an angled brush to create a sharp lip line. Finally, I used foundation and a clean angle brush along the edge of the lips, creating the perfect pout!” —PT

“Last step: To the skin, apply Maybelline Gigi Hadid East Coast Glam Liquid Strobe to the high points of the face [to] ensure the skin will look glowing and flawless!” —PT

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