Train Wreck? Hot Mess? Who Cares! Academy Awards Gay Replay!

What gave Harvey gay chills, who needed better makeup, and James Franco's pink dress at the Oscars
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Jennifer Lawrence Sandra Bullock Oscars red

Red was definitely the color of the evening! Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein and Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang … Spectacular! 

Show Stopper? The stunning tangerine Atelier Versace worn by the ultra skinny Jennifer Hudson. She looked so fab I almost called Jenny Craig during the awards!  Their point system really works!  I decided to finish my popcorn before making the call.

Reese Witherspoon Oscars

My favorite actress of the evening who wins Best Everything — Hair-Makeup-Gown — is Reese Witherspoon in black and white Armani Privee. Perfection!  

Just so you know, the main difficulty for stylists during this special day is make up and  lighting. The event begins with natural daylight and ends late, virtually in the dark, at the post Oscar Balls. It’s a nightmare.  Add HDTV and it’s a holy terror!  A good example of why we need to be careful is Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone

The normally stunning face of Dior cosmetics has on a little too much concealer and foundation that makes her look older than she is. She has amazing skin that’s not apparent in this photograph. The choice of dark eyes and lips accentuated the problem as well. It’s a lesson for us all: Make up is important and lighting is everything! 

Well here’s to the 83rd Academy Awards!  Already looking forward to 84th….

And the Oscar goes to……………You, Gorgeous!



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Harvey HelmsHarvey Helms is a beauty culturist and writer, drawing on 30 years of experience in cosmetics, fashion and design. Harvey has held positions ranging from Global Director of Beauty for Revlon Cosmetics to Executive Director of Special Events for Donna Karan Beauty. Harvey currently lives and works in Silicon Valley, where he just finished writing his first book in a trilogy of three: an engaging tell-all on the fashion industry. Follow Harvey on Twitter at

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