We find it fitting that each year the beauty looks at the Oscars round out award season by going out with a bang. Practically regal in nature, the red carpet–grazing dresses are oft accompanied by swoon-worthy hair and makeup we can only one day dream of replicating ourselves. It truly is an evening fit for Hollywood's royalty, and we've been chomping at the bit waiting for each look to make its debut. And after the jaw-dropping looks at last year's Academy Awards (remember Emma Stone's pinned-updo and Chrissy Teigen's vampy plum lip?), we knew we'd have a lot to look forward to this year. Keep scrolling to check out our favorite looks of the night!
What we love most about this look is that Vikander dared to wear a hun on the red carpet—and boy, did it pay off. The simple updo is the perfect juxtaposition to the glamorous pale yellow gown she wore.
Wilde's makeup artist, Mélanie Inglessis for Revlon, said that she was inspired by the ethereal look of Wilde's Valentino Couture dress. She also wanted to "incorporate [Olivia's] coolness"—which we totally get (psst—check out her seriously cool-girl braided updo). To get that soft, smoky eye, Inglessis swiped Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow ($8) across Wilde's lids and also smudged colors #2 and #4 along the lower lash line.
While we were totally entranced by the multi-braid happening on the back of Chrissy Teigen's head, we also couldn't keep our eyes off of her mocha pout. Using Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color ($18) in Nude and Rose Brown, makeup artist Mary Phillips lined the mom-to-be's lips, and filled them in using Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss ($16) in Socialite.
Keeping the makeup simple to pair with Ridley's gorgeously knotted updo (kind of Rey-esque, don't you think?), makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua wanted to frame Ridley's face with a "strong, graphic brow" using Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil ($29) in Brun Cendré. As for the hair, stylist Robert Vetica achieved her high-shine strands by working Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Nourishing and Protective Styling Cream (($46) throughout the ponytail.
We're in love with the simplicity of Chopra's low ponytail—the perfect complement to her flawless complexion and rosy lip.
Lawrence's mega-blond mane didn't need to be placed into a fancy updo—it speaks for itself. With a simple middle part and well-placed volume, we couldn't imagine a better 'do for the nominee.
While we often see Vergara in a middle part and loose waves, we were pleasantly surprised to see a pretty low ponytail with a bit of volume placed at the back of the head.
Who says you can't match your lip color to your dress? Olivia Munn proved that pairing an orange pout with her stunning orange gown was a smart choice. The hue-matcher was none other than makeup artist Patrick Ta, who painted Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color ($36) in Excentrique and Pimpante on Munn's lips.
To achieve Watts's soft, glam waves, hairstylist Cervando for L’Oréal Paris combed Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse ($4) through wet strands, blow dried the hair for volume and texture, and placed three front sections into Velcro rollers. Once they set for 20 minutes, he then combed through the waves with a wire brush and finished everything off with cult favorite Elnett Hairspray ($15).
The secret to Blunt's long-lasting Hollywood glam waves? Curling the hair while it's wet (yes, seriously).
To create the glow to match Robbie's show-stopping metallic dress, makeup artist Tyron Machhausen combined two shades of foundation, Laura Mercier's Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation ($48) in Butterscotch and Dune. He then set the foundation with Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo ($80).
For those effortless, tousled waves, Renato Campora used Matrix Total Results products throughout her strands.
Rooney's structural three-tiered updo is just the sort of hard-hitting style we'd expect from the Carol actress, but pair it with her flawless pale complexion and deep crimson lip and we're totally entranced by the look.
To mirror Washington's bold leather dress, hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew teased the roots of the hair "just a bit" before placing the hair back into a ponytail, securing it with what else—a leather Versace band.
Reese had quite the glow about her this evening, though that may be due in part to her perfectly carved out cheeks. Makeup artist Molly R. Stern dressed up the actress's cheekbones with Chantecaille Cheek Gelee Hydrating Gel Cream Blush ($39) in Happy followed by Chantecaille Cheek Shade ($26) in Flair.
To play up McAdams's eyes and mimic her emerald gown, makeup artist Kayleen McAdams placed Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36) in Griffith Green on the lids, keeping the color tight to the lash line.
"Simply stunning" is what we're calling Jennifer Garner's classic look this evening. Her simple—albeit glamorous—low bun and nude makeup were heightened by way of a sultry smoky eye. To get the look, makeup artist Genevieve Herr applied the soft grey and black colors from the Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow palette ($10) in Soft Taupe. For more definition, she also lined the top lashline with Neutrogena's Nourishing Eyeliner ($8) in Cosmic Black and the lower lashline in Brushed Pewter. Paired with a low, sweetheart neckline, we couldn't take our eyes off the presenter.
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