Stars gathered at Los Angeles's Dolby Theatre to celebrate the best in film at the 89th annual Academy Awards. And while the star-studded spectacle had us gathering around screens to witness who would take home the gold, we were also eager to see how our favorite leading ladies and nominees would be making their entrances. If Hollywood history is made at the Academy Awards, it's on the red carpet where we get the indelible visual. Oscars red carpet beauty looks from the archives become synonymous with our collective memories of today's icons when they were still the ingenues of yesteryear, and 2017's lineup of leading ladies was a mix of veterans and fresh faces. From classic beauty looks that screamed old Hollywood glamour to more modern takes that featured undone waves and electric color, this year's Oscars beauty looks did not fail to impress.
Scroll below to see the most head-turning beauty looks from the 89th Academy Awards.
The actress, nominated for best actress for her role in Loving, was on fire in a bold red ensemble complemented by a coordinating red lip and warm eye shadow.
The French actress nominated for her role in Elle stepped out in a classic red carpet beauty look of side-parted wavy locks and a red lip, modernized by a dramatic ear climber.
Jones was fresh-faced with a light coral pout and a black-lined eye.
The actress, model, and singer opted for a smoldering look that added drama to her airy feminine frock with a dramatic smoky eye and bronzed cheeks.
Roberts looked every part the screen siren with polished side-swept locks and a bold red lip.
The model glowed in a coral lip, eye makeup, and highlighter.
Henson opted for a bold side-sweep of textured waves that complemented her playful beauty look courtesy of makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff, who lined her eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in LSD ($20), a shimmering navy shade. To polish off Henson's Oscar-worthy beauty look, Sheriff added St. Tropez Luxe Dry Oil to all exposed areas for a gorgeous dewy glow.
Teigen kept her beauty look subdued with a no-fuss chignon via Jen Atkin who kept her effortless tresses in place with Ouai Texturing Hairspray ($26) and a bronze palette that worked off her natural tan.
Mann worked a playful beauty vibe with a hot pink lip and beachy waves.
Dunst paired a charcoal eye with a bold red lip for a vampy vibe that worked with her side-swept textured blond waves.
Berry made a bold statement with a head full of curls and a natural neutral makeup look that enhanced her natural beauty.
Johansson's look was light and romantic, with an apricot smoky eye with a bit of shimmer and her short cropped faux-hawk worked into a soft curl.
Kidman went classic with a red lip and updo that allowed one tendril to fall.
Stone looked the part of a seasoned screen siren with her impossibly shiny red waves, a smoky copper eye, and a deep red lip.
Davis worked a short side-swept hairdo with a bold charcoal-lined eye and shimmery bronze lips.
Vikander looked bronzed and fresh-faced in minimal makeup and a no-fuss updo.
Chopra wore her long locks slicked to the side and went with a dramatic charcoal-lined eye pared back with a light pink lip.
Theron showcased her diamond drop earrings by sweeping back her blond tresses in a sleek ponytail with retro bangs thanks to hairstylist Enzo Angileri and the Ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand ($199), which he says is ideal for creating Old Hollywood–inspired waves.
Harris was pretty in pink, rocking a smoky sunset shadow and light rose petal lip.
We love the subtle sixties feeling of Hayek's hair. Plus, her eyeliner is on point.
Meryl Streep shows how to keep things simple with a nude makeup palette and her hair softly swept back. Beautiful.
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