{iStyle} Get The Look: RAMY’s Red Hot Oscar #Makeup

By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

This Sunday marks one of Hollywood’s biggest and most celebrated events—the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Every year, awards season means much more than just recognizing the talent of deserving actors and actresses; it gives fashionistas a reason to curl up next to the television and day dream. We drool over the luxurious gowns, the sparkling jewels and of course the shoes—waiting patiently for the day that we can feel A-list glamorous.

But why wait?

It’s easy to create a red carpet-worthy look on a budget—if you have the right tools.

I’ve always been a bit skeptical of cosmetic lines who boast about their ability to make you look like a starlet. Many brag that you can create a celeb-inspired look with little to no effort; but time and time again I’ve been let down.

That was until I discovered RAMY beauty therapy ® .

I’ve never been one who can easily recreate a sultry smoky-eye or properly line my lips and shape my brows for that matter—but with a little help from renowned celebrity makeup artist, Ramy Gafni, I’ve been able to master some serious skills I never knew I had.

It’s true—celebs need to look their absolute best on Oscar night, but what every day fashionistas? We all love to look and feel our best, and thankfully, Ramy has been gracious enough to share his red carpet makeup tricks; all which certainly are easy for you to try at home for your own special event.

Ramy’s Oscar winning clients include Cher, Halle Berry, Marisa Tomei, Renee Zellweger and Timothy Hutton…oh yes, you heard right…Mr. Hutton! Ramy’s easily-to-implement approach lets each and every individual create flawless, natural looks—a major plus when you want to look effortlessly fierce.

Want to recreate the glitz, glamour and excitement of the Oscars? Give it a try with these trouble-free tips:

  • 1. Add a highlighter high up on cheekbones to add a dewy glow to skin while simultaneously playing up your cheekbones.

For this look, I used RAMY Pure Juice Highlighter; little did I know it could be used for so much more! Waking up before the sunrise every morning typically leaves me looking puffy eyed and worn—no matter how many hours of sleep I may have gotten. After exploring the RAMY website I found a great tip to help you wake up your eyes—simply add the Pure Juice Highlighter across your lids, focusing on the inner corner of your eyes, near the tear ducts, where the darkness is most intense. This simple trick made me look more awake than ever and I’ve never thought my eyes have looked more big and beautiful.

  • 2. Apply bold eyeliner to upper lash line, extending the liner slightly past your outer eye. Add mascara to upper lash line only.

For my eyes I used RAMY’s Perfect Eye Wand and for my lashes it was RAMY’s One Stop Shopping Mascara that came to the rescue. Now, it may have been my severe lack of makeup know-how, but I had never realized how much of an impact mascara could have when only used on your upper lashes. It dramatically lifted the look of my eyes and made my cosmetic-enhanced face seem cleaner, and frankly less made-up. No heavy clumps or spiky lashes either; the end result was a smooth, defined lash line.

To take my lashes one step further—and a bit more va va voom bling, I went over my mascara with RAMY OMG! This glitter line and mascara gave me just the right sparkle—and will certainly come in handy this weekend while out celebrating my birthday! A quick brush over my lashes and I felt like my eyes were more distinct and noticeable than ever.

  • 3. Choose a bold lip color. If red is too much out of your comfort zone, choose a sheer red lip gloss. It’s a great way to wear bold color without overwhelming your features.

With fair Irish skin I have to be honest, I have never applied red lipstick. I’ve shied away for many reasons—well for one, because I thought it would clash with my red hair, and because I’ve never found a shade I felt comfortable in. To create an Oscar-worthy look I figured I’d need to go big or go home.

I tried both the RAMY Red! Lipstick as well as Call Me Red 2 Lips gloss—both are rich red shades; but as Ramy’s expert opinion suggested, the gloss was the way to go. I felt much more confident in the gloss, I didn’t feel like the deep color was too dramatic for my fair skin tone; and better yet 2 Lips wand unscrews at the top to reveal a matching lip liner!

  • 4. For a real red carpet look, fill in your brows. If in doubt what color to use, opt for a universally flattering product like the RAMY Perfect Brow Wand. Apply to brow, then brush through with a spooly or Browtility brush. Add the built in highlighter to the underside of your brow and blend and you will really be ready for your close-up!

I could never do this product justice by simply explaining its ease and usability. I’ve always struggled with my brows—from frustration over their shape – or lack thereof – to my complete inability to perfect the use of a brow brush and filler. To truly get the look I watched the Brow Guru in action…

The thing about RAMY beauty therapy ®, which makes it so powerful, is that its namesake truly believes in effortless beauty.

“Minimum Makeup, Maximum Impact!”

The one catch phrase is what the RAMY cosmetic line really boils down to—and to be perfectly honest, it’s the truth.

“As a makeup artist, I discovered that when clients wanted to look natural but at their best certain colors blend into the skin better than others and call less attention to themselves. Certain colors really enhance one’s eye color. That you can achieve almost any look in minutes if you use multi-purpose products,”

Ramy open heartedly admits on his website.

If Ramy’s extensive list of celebrity clients – which includes Taylor Swift, Katherine Heigl, Nicole Richie, Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Barbara Walters, David Spade, Rob Morrow, Regis Philbin, Debra Messing and Renee Zellweger; just to name a few – doesn’t convey the power behind these products , I’m not sure what else will.

As if the line couldn’t get any better, Ramy has seamlessly integrated his “less is more” philosophy with an overall holistic approach to well-being.

The entire multi-purpose product line is formulated with anti-oxidant vitamins, Avocado Oil and sunscreens.

The oil-free powder formulations are silicone treated and micronized for incredible wear and a lightweight feel—and most incredibly, this basic face collection is suitable for any skin tone, from the lightest to the darkest complexions.

With RAMY beauty therapy ® it’s all about you; your personal preferences, your style and achieving your best, most flawless look.

“I created RAMY beauty therapy ® to enable you to find and enhance your own natural beauty with style and ease. All my products and techniques allow you to create any look – from natural to dramatic – without overwhelming your features!”

Ramy’s work has been seen on national television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” E! Entertainment Television’s “Fashion File,” Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Entertainment Tonight.”

Ramy’s looks have also graced the runways of recognizable fashion shows such as Valentino and XOXO.

It is without a doubt that RAMY beauty therapy ® will continue to take the cosmetic industry by storm.


Kelly Ahern is a recent Roger Williams University graduate living in New England. Graduating with a degree in Communications-Public Relations and a Core Concentration in Italian, Ahern is an aspiring PR professional who loves social media, fashion and traveling. Currently she is a Social Media & Content Strategist for a Rhode Island-based digital marketing firm. You can find her on Twitter @Kelly_Ahern.

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  1. Love it!

    Great job, Kell 🙂

  2. Thank you 🙂 I've been using the Perfect Brow Wand everyday, I love it!