Oscars hair and makeup: The best beauty looks from the red carpet

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Oscars hair and makeup: The best beauty looks from the red carpet



You’re keeping an eye on who wins big, you’ve marvelled at celebs’ outfits, now it’s time to admire the best beauty looks from the Oscars red carpet.
Whether with a bold lip or a sharp fringe, celebs made sure to bring their A game when it came to hair and beauty for the Academy Awards.
Everyone looked incredible, obviously (we blame good genes, top styling teams, and obscene wealth), but there are some makeup looks we especially adored – and would consider copying in real life.
Take a look below at our top picks, study the pictures closely, and feel free to use this article as a reference point for your next night out/date/evening at home when you feel like finally using that glitter eyeliner from the back of your cupboard.
Charlize Theron

(Picture: Andrew H. Walker/BEI/REX)We love a high-drama look done well.
 
Kiki Layne

(Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)A swipe of metallic shadow and a soft pink lip lets Kiki Layne’s natural beauty shine through. Her braided bun helps set the stage for her earrings and dress to be the focal points.
 
Marie Kondo

(Picture: Andrew H. Walker/BEI/REX)Alongside being the most obviously excited guest in attendance (which we love), Marie Kondon further sparked joy with a fresh, clean makeup look.
Flawless skin with a pink lip and a touch of blush makes us think of cherry blossoms in spring time, while Marie’s fringe is as neat as we’d expect from a tidying wizard.
 
Danai Gurira

(Picture: Andrew H. Walker/BEI/REX)Danai Gurira topped her gold dress with the only possible accessory: a gold headband. Super regal.
 
Laura Harrier

(Picture: David Fisher/REX)Laura Harrier may have actually convinced us to try two things we left behind in the early noughties: blue eyeshadow, and matching your eye makeup to your outfit.
 
Lady Gaga

(Picture: David Fisher/REX)We all suspected Lady Gaga would continue her awards show streak of old Hollywood inspired styles, so this look wasn’t particularly surprising.
It’s lovely, though, with defined brows, an elegant up-do, and a thin dash of baby blue liner.
 
Elsie Fisher

(Picture: Christopher Polk/REX)It is simply not fair that Elsie Fisher – who, let us remind you, is 15 – looks so much cooler than us.
That Margot Tenenbaum bob, complete with barette!
That perfect double eyeliner flick!
We are dead.
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Amandla Stenberg

(Picture: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)To complement her flapper style dress, Amandla went for a twist on the classic Hollywood wave, using braids to get that signature S shape.
Full eyebrows and matching lips and cheeks gives the actress a glow we can only dream of emulating.
 
Hannah Beachler

(Picture: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Will face chains be the next big thing? If we all look as great as production designer Hannah Beachler, we’re up for that trend.
Her lashes and that red lip are splendid too.
 
Maya Rudolph

(Picture: Getty Images North America)Another matchy-matchy look we love: Maya teamed her pink floral dress with pink eyeshadow, a pearly pink lipstick, and a touch of blush in – you guessed it – pink.
You’ll spot a lot of pink on this year’s red carpet. It seems to be a real trend.
But no one’s done pink makeup better than Maya.
 
SZA

(Picture: Andrew H. Walker/BEI/REX)Those undone curls are the epitome of effortless cool.
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