The Oscars are the Super Bowl of Awards Season, and far from letting the rainy weather dampen their spirits, our favourite stars brought out all the stops. From architectural side buns and sculpted updos to epic smoky eyes and showstopping lips, it was a red carpet to remember. Keep scrolling to see the most stunning looks from Hollywood's biggest night!
To let a dazzling neckline show, Anna Kendrick wore a sweeping updo with a sultry smoky eye, and lip and blush color the exact shade of her peachy-pink dress. Artist Vanessa Scali used all Elizabeth Arden products to create the pretty palette, including their Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Pucker ($25) for a satin matte finish.
Makeup artist Kira Nasrat gave Jamie Chung matte makeup in warm neutral tones with a classic cat eye, while hair stylist Daniel Marrone created sculpted side-swept waves.
A slick center part gave way to voluminous cascading waves on America Ferrara, whose brows were on point. Her glowing complexion and perfect nude lip were the handiwork of makeup artist Dawn Broussard, who used Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Adrienne ($36) with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pink Venus ($22) to softly line and define.
Margot Robbie's flawless skin and nearly-naked eyes set the stage for that electric lip to steal the show. Enviable up-groomed brows, and a blunt side-parted bob courtesy of Renato Campora rounded out the look. Makeup artist Tyron Macchausen used Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil ($28) and Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28), both in Raven, for the pop of matte orange-red we can't stop starting at.
A mid-level ponytail has never looked chicer than on it-girl of the moment, Dakota Johnson, who matched her lipstick to her dress like a pro. Her hair was the craftmanship of famed stylist Mark Townsend, who used Dove haircare products.
We're not picking favorites, but Naomi Watts pretty much won the red carpet with her tousled angled lob (the creation of Jenny Cho), mile-long lashes, and deep wine-colored lip that stood out in a sea of reds and neutrals thanks to makeup artist Pati Dubroff.
Hairstylist Robert Vetica used ghd products to create a super-sleek deep side part for Cotillard—the perfect way to show off her diamond statement earrings. Meanwhile, makeup artist Christophe Danchaud wanted to do "something pure" to go with Cotillard's white Dior gown. The result? A luminous complexion (courtesy of Baszicare's Lucem Smoothing Cream Intensive ($380) and Ilia's Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer ($42)), and a soft pink lip (he used Ilia's Tinted Lip Conditioner ($26) in Blossom Lady).
Bangs—or should we say, a fringe— at the Oscars? Why not. Jones pulls it off with a gathered undo, a hint of shimmer on the inside corner of her eyes, and a natural, glossy lip. “We wanted to bring a little sexiness to her makeup by concentrating on her eyes,” makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani says. “I decided to give her a lighter, fresher version of a smoky eye by concentrating only on the outer corner of her eye.” She used all Dior beauty products to create the modern look.
Like Cotillard, Moore opted for a deep side part and low bun (courtesy of hairstylist Marcus Francis)—also with diamond waterfall earrings, natch.
Sienna Miller is no stranger to epic red carpet moments, but the star looked more stunning than ever with slick-backed hair, a bronze smoky eye, and the perfect matte pink lip at the hands of Charlotte Tilbury. Tilbury prepped Miller's skin with her Goddess Skin Clay Mask ($70) to shrink pores and tighten, leaving behind a perfectly dewy, plumped glow. She then used her Magic Cream ($100) and Wonderglow ($55), to hydrate and create a soft-focus.
Rosamund Pike looked utterly ethereal with luminous skin, groomed brows, and a glossy lip—the most natural red carpet makeup we've seen, yet wholly glamorous. Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis prepped Pike's skin with Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer ($36) and dusted the brand's HD Pressed Powder ($22) all over the skin for a smooth finish.
Rita Ora was giving us all kinds of bombshell Edie Sedgewick vibes with her sculpted platinum pixie, exaggerated lashes, and a perfect nude lip, courtesy of makeup artist Kathy Jeung, who used Rimmel products.
One of the bold few who dared to rock a blowout in the rain, Chloe Moretz proved that it could be done. We love the Bardot-esque bit of volume at the back, done by Gregory Russell, who ensured her strands would stay smooth with Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner. Her equally big brows and fresh, youthful makeup was the work of celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh, who used Laura Mercier products.
Hairstylist Renato Campora used Wella hair products to make Chastain’s signature red strands look super-sleek and shiny, while makeup artist Kristofer Buckle used his eponymous line’s Always Flawless Day to Night Palette ($48) to create a soft, brown winged eye.
Jennifer Lopez didn't disappoint in the full-bodied ponytail department, which she paired with a candy-pink lip and shimmery peach smoky eye makeup. Stylist Lorenzo Martin was on deck for hair, with makeup by Mary Phillips, both of whom used L'Oreal products.
A sleek side-parted half-up half-down 'do was befitting for Paltrow's princess pink embellished shoulder dress. Makeup artist Leslie Lopez wanted to create a smoky eye and nude lip to pair with the statement-making dress. “I used light foundation, only where needed, so that her beautiful skin would still show through. I followed with a little bit of Max Factor Bronzing Powder ($9) towards the temples and cheek bones, and used a pretty pink-hued blush on the apples of the cheeks to give her a healthy glow.” Lopez finished the look with Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Carolina Coast ($9), the “perfect shade to achieve the nude lip look we were going for,” she said.
We’re obsessed with Washington’s fluttery lashes, peachy blush, and perfect pink lipstick, which makeup artist Carola Gonzalez created using Neutrogena products.
America's sweetheart let her dress do the talking with natural makeup and thick, full lashes courtesy of Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin. "We wanted a beige lip look, to really complement her dress, so I applied Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Louise ($36), then topped the lip color with Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Sensuel ($34) and Chanel Glossimer in Unity ($30)," said Levin.
Everyone was waiting for Emma Stone to make her grand appearance—and she didn’t disappoint, making a coral lip (courtesy of makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who used Chanel’s Precision Lip Definer ($29) in Rouge Candy and Revlon Ultra HD’s Lipstick ($10) in Tulip) look so good with her beaded Elie Saab gown. Hairstylist Mara Roszak used L’Oréal Paris products to create soft waves and a low, side chignon.
Mom-to-be Keira Knightley looked breathtakingly romantic with soft, loose waves and a barely-there makeup look by her trusted makeup artist Kate Lee. Lee used Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Marie ($36), a rosy shade, and punctuated the minimal look with well-groomed brows.
Makeup artist Monika Blunder opted for a matte red lip and feather, long lashes—the perfect complement to Prinsloo's beaded Armani Privé gown.
Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a radiant, sexy, effortless look on Reese Witherspoon using Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Highlighter & Shader Duet in Intensity One ($77), to define and sculpt Witherspoon's cheekbones, as well as Laura Mercier's Faux Lash Mascara ($25) in Black and Brown for "a softer intensity." To give her body an all-over glow, Stern used St. Tropez's One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion ($18).
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