OnlyOnAOL: Olivia Wilde's Oscar secrets, revealed

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Consider it brung, Oscar watchers.

Olivia Wilde simply killed it in super-sexy Valentino on Sunday night.

"The dress is always the inspiration. That's where we draw our inspiration," says her makeup artist, Melanie Inglessis, who used all Revlon on the actress, who's a spokeswoman for the brand.

Wilde attended the ceremony with her partner, Jason Sudeikis. "We just wanted to go for a soft, beautiful, ethereal look. Olivia is just really cool. She's modern. That's always what you have to take into consideration," says Inglessis.

88th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
88th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

In person, Wilde is attentive, quick-witted and deeply interested in the world around her. She's the same with her glam squad. "With her, it's easy, because she's my friend. It's not stressful. It's super chill. It's about two hours before she walks out. i like to prepare her skin and do an eye mask. We play a little music. We have some nibbles," says Inglessis.

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And she gets her client ready to do her own touch ups. But how is that possible, given the tiny clutches all actresses carry? "It's a problem. I can't lie," says Inglessis, who puts key products into a small baggie. "I leave pressed powder, lip liner, lip balm and a concealer. They can leave their bag in their car. It depends on the size of the clutch but they can put lipstick in there."

Key products used:
ColorStay 2-In-1 Compact
Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow, Decadent
Revlon Super Lustrous - Pearl Lipstick, Champagne On Ice

So there you have it.

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