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Oh, the glitz and the glam! How the stars are getting ready for the Oscars

Lights. Primer. Action!

By Ellie McDonald

High-voltage blow-drier? Check. Litres of concealer? On it. Metres of Hollywood tape? You betcha.

Yes, you guessed it, people: your favourite A-listers are locked down in party-prep mode ahead of the 90th annual Academy Awards.

And if, like us, you've ever wondered just how much make-up artistry and man(e) power it takes to style up a celeb come Oscars' night, these stars are here to let you in on the bronzed-and-blushed action.

From Heidi Klum having her nails done on the couch (!!!) to Adriana Lima letting us in on her simple secret to achieving that glow, while being preened to perfection by her glam-squad posse, THIS is how Tinseltown's elite gear up for the film industry's biggest event of the year.

Starting with…

Heidi Klum

Klum, calm and collected, model mum and TV presenter Heidi is max-chillaxed when it comes to her Oscars' beauty prep. Nails painted whille kicking back with a couple of cute pooches? Sign. Us. Up

Adriana Lima

The longtime Victoria Secret super-strutter is prepping her peepers for Hollywood's night of nights. Because, as Adriana says, "The glam starts now!"

Nicole Kidman

Nicole may not have had her hair and make-up done yet, but she is gearing up for the Oscars with a little bit of fan love!

Allison Janney

Allison Janney's hair stylist, Jill Crosby, is sprucing up the Oscar nominee's locks, but we just can't get passed Allison's mega-watt smile!

Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari's glam squad prove that it really does take a village to get ready for the Oscars!

Ashley Judd

Ashley's go-to pre-Oscars prep? Completing her morning readings, meditation... Oh, and wearing her "borrowed' diamonds as much as possible before she has to hand them back post-event!