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What Are The Celebs Doing To Their Skin? Because It's Working!

While the internet scrutinized the bodies of celebrities for signs of Ozempic and Botox at the Oscars, I couldn’t help but notice how hydrated everyone looked. Was it just because I finally stopped watching TV off of my laptop, or did everyone look absolutely stunning on the red carpet this year?

From Lupita Nyong’o’s sparkles to Jennifer Lawrence’s tan, the celebs were glowing at the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony. So, was it really just a good night of sleep and eight glasses of water that had their skin looking so plump? I have my skepticisms.Whether it was through the magic of ring lights or TikTok tutorials, I was desperate to discover the secret behind the beauty looks at this year’s Oscars — and I think I found it.

Flawless, glass-like skin has always been the goal (at least since I hit puberty in sixth grade), but in 2024 a new trend has emerged to solidify its place in the zeitgeist: pearl skin. And no, just because it creates a shiny finish it doesn’t mean we’re letting oily skin run unchecked. It’s a “skin-first” look, which means hydration is truly the key. (Time to break out the serums, girlies!!) Excuse me while I add these skin and makeup products to cart to recreate these celeb-inspired pearl skin looks.

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How To Achieve The Pearl Skin Look

Emily Blunt 

Beauty Light Wand

John Krasinski wasn’t the only one in awe of Emily Blunt at the Oscars red carpet. “For Emily’s beauty look, we went for a Grecian editorial vibe,” makeup artist Jenn Streicher shared. The Oppenheimer star wore a nude-pink liquid highlighter-blush from Charlotte Tilbury that made it look like her cheekbones could cut glass.

 Lupita Nyong’o

Ultra Le Teint

Makeup artist Nick Barose used Chanel’s Ulta Le Tient on Lupita Nyong’o to provide a soft matte finish as a foundation for all that beautiful shimmer, according to Marie Claire. A more matte primer is especially helpful if you struggle with oily skin before you apply the glowy layer on top.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Dior Forever Glow Veil

Even with a giant diamond hanging around her neck, Anya Taylor-Joy’s complexion was glowing far brighter, thanks to Dior’s Forever Glow Veil. It’s a literal glow primer that offers 24 hours of hydration. It’s perfect for the pearl skin trend.

Jennifer Lawrence

Dior Forever Natural Bronzer

J-Law went full Dior in makeup and outfit. But I couldn’t stop staring at her tan. What vacay did she just come back from?! Turns out it was the work of Dior Beauty’s bronze. I mean, of course it was.


ColourPop Pretty Fresh Concealer

I could not believe it when I learned Lizzo’s concealer was $9. She looks like a million bucks! “We wanted to go for a clean approach to the Y2K trend,” makeup artist Alex Mayo says. “Keeping it fresh with subtle sharp nuances.”

Vanessa Hudgens 

CabanaGlow SPF50 Mineral Glow Serum Drops

Besides her literal pregnancy glow, the High School Musical star relied on Naked Sundays to emphasize her incredible skin. “To prep Vanessa’s skin I applied the (pregnancy safe!) CabanaGlow SPF50 Mineral Glow Serum Drops in the shade bronze by buffing it into the skin with the SPF BFF Brush,” celebrity makeup artist Tonya Brewer shared. “I love the warm, glowy and illuminating finish this serum gives!”

Sandra Hüller

4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand

Celebrity makeup artist, Jo Baker, used the tried-and-true Solawave Radiant Renewal Wand to prep Sandra’s skin. From there, it was all minimalistic details. “We wound up going for a jet black winged liner with a severe upright angel to mimic the shoulder detail and keeping skin pretty clean and healthy with a soft glowing flush and simple lip balm on the lips.”

Emma Stone

Charlotte's Magic Water Cream

Besides taking home an Oscar for Best Actress, the Poor Things star wowed in monochromatic beauty with a pale pink blush and candy lipstick. But the true winner was her skin, thanks to Charlotte Tilbury’s magic water cream that promises 100 hours of hydration!!! Emma Stone is the official queen of skin prep.

Melanie Whyte
Melanie Whyte
Melanie Whyte (she/her) leads the lifestyle and relationship content at Betches. As an amateur New Yorker and professional bisexual, she enjoys writing about the bane of sex and relationships in the city. She is also perpetually in her messy house era despite spending all of her money on Instagram ads.