We look up to the performers walking the Oscars red carpet this year probably more than ever before. In a political climate where sharing your activism with reporters is just as important as revealing why your brows look so good, women are freer than ever to express themselves, intellectually and physically, in an authentic way.
That became really clear as the Oscars 2018 red carpet looks started to roll in. This year's top films feature a diverse array of fresh faces, from Get Out's Betty Gabriel to Baby Driver's Eiza González and more. This year, we saw super-glowy skin, pink and purple lips, and romantic hairstyles—perhaps a loving homage to the power of femininity itself. Want to feel majorly inspired by the 2018 Oscars red carpet beauty looks? Just click through.