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Oscar red carpet beauty: Get Sandra Bullock's old-school glam look

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Best actress front-runner Sandra Bullock paired her pale gold Marchesa gown with old Hollywood beauty. Chanel makeup artist Angela Levin, who regularly works with Bullock, said the look was "all about the lips."

Here's how she took a thoroughly modern star into classic territory, using all-Chanel products:

--Levin applied Sublimage fluid to her face to prep the skin, then used Vitalumiere foundation to smooth out skin color (using Chanel's synthetic brush #30).

--Then she applied Rouge Coco lipstick (#22) -- a pinky-red color -- to her cheeks and lips (no lip liner was used, to get an imperfect look "like a girl would wear," said Levin.)

--Then came a breezy brush of powdery bronzer on the cheeks (Desert Corail) to "warm up the skin," said Levin, who added, "We went for that slightly exaggerated cheek color."

--Eyes were defined using a mauve-y grayish brown shadow, with a darker brown shadow applied to upper and lower lash line in the place of traditional liner.

--Levin topped off the look with #10 Inimitable mascara (in black). A waterproof formula was key, she said, because, "this could be a very big night for her."

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: Matt Sayles / Assocaited Press

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