The Most Head-Turning Beauty Looks From the Oscars Red Carpet

Janelle Monae, Billie Ellish, Laura Dern at the 2020 Osars

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Awards show season officially kicked off in January, but everything has been leading up to what is arguably the most coveted nomination in Hollywood: The Oscars. For tonight's 92nd annual Academy Awards, we'll be seeing nominees like Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) and Charlize Theron (Bombshell) taking the red carpet, doubtlessly in unforgettable beauty looks. Whether it's statuette-inspired gold lids or playful eyeliner looks, the Oscars have long been considered a carpet where celebrities and their glam teams can go full throttle (and tonight is no exception). Ahead, our favorite beauty looks from the Oscars, from Janelle Monáe to Margot Robbie.

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Scarlett Johansson



It's hard to miss Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet tonight. She's nominated for two Academy Awards tonight, Best Actress (Marriage Story) and Best Supporting Actress (Jojo Rabbit). For her big night, she's wearing a pop of silvery highlight on her inner eyes, bronzy contour, and the perfect pinky-nude lip.

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Cynthia Erivo

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Cynthia Erivo is nominated for Best Actress for her role as Harriet Tubman in Harriet. She's been making our best beauty looks list all awards season long, and tonight's bleached buzz by Coree Moreno for Dove Hair is no exception. Pay close attention to Erivo's nails and you'll notice she's sporting a different Louboutin Beauty manicure (by Gina Oh) on each hand: One nude-toned and one Van Gogh-inspired, a nod to Tubman following the North Star.

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Lucy Boynton



Boynton is the queen of awards season beauty. For tonight's 92nd annual Academy Awards, her hair part is studded in pearls (a look created by Jenny Cho using Hair Rituel by Sisley-Paris). Her makeup look features a blue-red lip and Twiggy-inspired lashes by celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker, who prepped Boynton's skin using Weleda Awakening Eye Cream ($30) and Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter ($8).

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Janelle Monáe

There's no contest—Janelle Monáe's bright red lip, d lashes, and sequin Ralph Lauren hood stole the red carpet tonight. Makeup artist Jessica Smalls prepped Monáe's skin with Dermaflash to create a smooth, radiant canvas for makeup application.

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Saoirse Ronan



Nominated for her role in Little Women, Ronan is celebrating this Oscars evening with new bangs, lilac eyelids, and the subtlest flick of jet black liner. Her hair was carefully styled by Adir Abergel using Virtue styling products and Dyson tools.

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Margot Robbie

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Bombshell actress Margot Robbie is walking the Oscars red carpet wearing her signature blonde lob and a pop of red on her lips. Her hair was styled by Bryce Scarlett using Moroccanoil products: Treatment Light ($44), Hydrating Styling Cream ($34), Root Boost ($29), Luminous Hairspray Medium ($24), and more.

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Regina King

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Regina King makes our list for her spidery lashes and baby pink lips to match her blush Versace gown. Her look was created by Latrice Johnson using Charlotte Tilbury products: Airbrush Flawless Foundation ($44), Magic Away Concealer ($32), Beauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk ($38), and more.

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Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish has kept her famous slime green roots going through awards season, and the Oscars are no exception. Tonight she's topping off her look with matte black coffin nails.

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Laura Dern

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For tonight's Oscars, Laura Dern is wearing swooping bangs tucked into a half-up, half-down style. Makeup artist Gita Bass prepped Dern's skin using the NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device ($325), then created her makeup look using Armani Beauty products: Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer ($42), Luminous Silk Foundation ($64), Neo Nude A-Blush in 51 ($31), and more.

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Zazie Beetz



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Joker star Zazie Beetz is walking the red carpet with her natural texture on display in an updo by hairstylist Lacy Redway (using Nexxus products).

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Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever earns a spot on our list tonight for her a-line lob and over-extended cateye⁠—old Hollywood meets new Hollywood.

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Lily Aldridge

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For tonight's 92nd annual Academy Awards, Lily Aldridge is pairing her signature arched brows with a matte red lip by Carolina Gonzalez using Armani Beauty products. Flowing hair tucked simply behind the ears puts her ruby and diamond chandelier earrings on display.

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Beanie Feldstein



Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein is walking the red carpet wearing her take on old Hollywood glam, with side-swept waves, thick lashes, and peachy cheeks.

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Sandra Oh

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Sandra Oh's look of the night features an intricate updo, plus bronzed cheeks and fluffy lashes by makeup artist Mai Quynh using Armani Beauty products: Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer ($42), Luminous Silk Foundation ($64), Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in 34 ($30), and more.

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Maya Rudolph

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Maya Rudolph is dressed head-to-toe in jewel tones this evening, from her burnt orange gown, to emerald earrings, and lavender lids. Her look was created by makeup artist Molly R. Stern using Armani Beauty products.

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Florence Pugh

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Little Women star Florence Pugh has been turning heads on the red carpet all awards season long, but her braided updo by Peter Lux for Dove Hair is one of our favorites of all time. Her makeup look was created by Alex Babsky using Pat Mcgrath Labs: Sublime Perfection Foundation ($68), Sublime Perfection Concealer (available February 21), Mothership VII: Divine Rose Palette ($125), and more.

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