Reese Witherspoon reveals her full Oscars beauty prep process

Julie Delahaye

Reese Witherspoon has revealed what it's really like to be an A-lister getting ready for the Oscars. The 39-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday to post a short video documenting her day as she prepared for the academy awards in February.

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Reese Witherspoon revealed how she got ready for the Oscars

"It takes an army… and cupcakes," Reese quipped in the video's accompanying caption to her 5.4 million followers, before listing all the people who had helped her prepare on the day.

The star revealed that ahead of the ceremony she received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, as well as a box of delicious-looking cupcakes from Sprinkles bakery founder Candace Nelson.

Once Reese had stepped into her gorgeous purple Oscar de la Renta gown – which later saw her topping best-dressed lists around the world - the Legally Blonde actress stood still as her glam squad began putting the finishing touches on her hair and make-up. Hairstylist Lona Vigi, the woman behind Reese's striking poker straight style on the night, can be seen using a toothpick comb to even out any stray hairs on Reese's side parting.

Reese shared a short clip as she got ready for the ceremony

There's no doubt that the Cruel Intentions star wowed on the night, showing off her beauty credentials with her black winged eyeliner and statement lipstick – and in the video she revealed it was make-up artist Molly Stern who created her dazzling look.

It's not the first time that Reese has given fans a glimpse of her preparation for the Oscars red carpet. On the day of the awards itself Reese delighted fans by sharing a series of photos while getting ready, joking around with her team as they styled her hair and began applying her make-up.

Arriving at the Oscars she kept her fans updated with pictures both on the red carpet and backstage at the ceremony, including a selfie with fellow actress Kerry Washington.

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