My S.O., Boss, and a Makeup Artist Chose My Makeup for a Big Event—See the Pics

Amanda Montell

Lucky me! This year I've been invited to a fancy-schmancy Oscars viewing party, where there's a more-than-likely chance I'll run into a beautiful Hollywood type or two (eek!). My dress is already cued up: It's a simple black-and-white number I've had for a few years and like to whip out whenever a classy black tie affair comes around (what's up, fellow outfit repeaters?). I have a hair stylist friend who's graciously agreed to do my updo. But I am super picky about my makeup, so that part will be left up to me.

Admittedly, I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to my makeup. (Whenever a professional does it, I can't help but want to go back and make a few tweaks; I know it doesn't make sense, but my face is my face, ya know?) Typically when a formal affair pops up, I always opt for the same look: a sharp cat eye, long lashes, and a tomato-red lip.

But this time around, I decided it was time to give up a little of that control. So, I asked three people with totally different takes on beauty to design my Oscars makeup look: my boyfriend, my boss, and a celebrity makeup artist. This way, I'd still be in charge of executing the makeup myself (don't worry, this isn't one of those "my boyfriend does my makeup" tags), while getting the chance to step outside my comfort zone.

Curious to see how my boyfriend, my boss, and a professional makeup artist think I should do my makeup for the Oscars? Keep scrolling to see the three looks. Then, vote for your favorite in the comments, and that's the one I'll choose! (See? Told you I was giving up some control.)

Which of these looks is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below, and that's the one I'll re-create on Oscars night!

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