Feeling bored with your go-to eyeshadow? Need some formal updo ideas that don’t scream prom? The 2019 Academy Awards is where it’s at for all your beauty inspiration.
The 91st annual Academy Awards didn’t have a host, so it invited a lot more celebrities to make up for it. The end results?
A lot more beautiful beauty looks walking the red carpet for the film’s biggest night.
With the world’s leading voices in fashion still moving through fashion month and Sunday night’s annual Academy Awards, all of the celebrities were out in their best party looks this week.
At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Kacey Musgraves dropped her “yee-haw couture” for a glittering, golden dress, while Elton John stepped out in even more glitter and jewels at his own viewing party for the event.
Away from the cinematic hubbub, Naomi Campbell showed up to Paris Fashion Week in a dress that can only be likened to a blue monarch butterfly, and Karlie Kloss went to a party hosted by Diane von Furstenberg in a silver trench coat.
Arguably the biggest night of the year in Hollywood, the Oscars red carpet yields some of the most unforgettable celebrity hair and makeup moments of all time.
And this year was no different.
From Constance Wu’s Disney-esque high ponytail to Laura Harrier’s impressive execution of powder-blue eye shadow, with inventive eye makeup looks, super glow, radiant skin, and gorgeous hairstyles that’ll make you ditch your trusty topknot.
From Melissa McCarthy’s undone updo to Emilia Clarke’s dramatic hair color change, keep scrolling for a few of the beauty looks that we’ll be talking about for… well… forever.
Here are some of these amazing beauty looks, hairstyles, and accessory moments that are worth revisiting from the 2019 Oscars red carpet.
1 A Perfect Low Ponytail
From her hot pink gown to her stunning low pony, Angela Bassett’s Oscars look will go down in history. Plus, those lashes!
2 Hair Bows Are Back
Ashley Graham just confirmed that fact with her red carpet hairstyle — a sleek chignon with a black ribbon tied around it. After flat-ironing her roots with a ghd styler, celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan applied TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Gel to the hair for a flyaway-free style.
Her makeup, on the other hand, was a nod to Old Hollywood royalty. "Sofia Loren’s iconic look, the structured feline eye, and movie star lip was our inspiration for tonight’s Oscars," explained makeup artist Kate Synnott. Before applying any makeup, Synnott prepped Graham's skin with the OLEHENRIKSEN C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème.
While natural finish foundation is a must to copy Graham's look at home, you'll also want to be sure to layer Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Audacious Mauve and Nude Attitude to score her lip look. Another interesting tip? Synnott applied ALLEVEN London’s Colour Shield GLOW to Graham's arms for added radiance on the red carpet.
3 Major Red
When paired with her yellow, off-the-shoulder situation, Constance Wu’s high ponytail and pinky-red lip (created with Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Major Red and MatteTrance Lipstick in Vendetta) made an excellent Belle redux (the cartoon version one, not the Emma Watson one). Essential by Adele, a hand, face, and body moisturizer was responsible for her glow.
4 Pink Matchy Matchy Make-up
While center parts and bobs ran the Oscars red carpet, actress Gemma Chan decided to take a different approach with a romantic swept-back updo. Celebrity hairstylist Clariss Rubenstein created volume in the hair before pulling it back by using The One by Frédéric Fekkai One Up Lift and Volume Spray. For her makeup, Chan complemented the color of her dress with a statement cat-eye using Cle de Peau Intensifying Liquid Liner in Black and a rosy lip.
5 The Brown Hair Moment
Emma Stone recently had to dye her hair dark brown. We’re glad she took a page out of Gaga’s book and picked a matching burnt-waffle dress that comes to the same exact shade of brown.
6 A Scrunchie Used As A Normal Accessory!
Few would have the gall to wear a back-up scrunchie on the wrist to a formal event, let alone a highly publicized and storied red carpet, but Jason Momoa pulled it off with confidence, poise, and grace.
7 The Sharpest Bob
Irina Shayk’s bob is so shiny, sharp, and center-parted that it’s making the Snape haircuts at Fashion Week shudder.
8 Most Delicious-Looking Hairstyle
Lady Gaga’s frosty, whipped updo definitely looks like something I kind of wants to eat. Gaga channeled Audrey Hepburn with her '60s-inspired updo.
Her hairstylist Frederic Aspiras prepped the star's hair with Joico's Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil for added shine and curled her hair with ghd's Curve Classic Wave Wand before twisting it into the updo.
Gaga's go-to makeup artist Sarah Tanno used Marc Jacobs Beauty's Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Steel(etto), matte gray shade to line her eyes. The unexpected detail gave her retro red carpet look a modern twist.
9 The Cat Eye
Zooey Deschanel’s messy updo and bangs are what early 2000s dreams are made of. She completed her red-carpet beauty look with a cat-eye and rosy lipstick.
10 A Classic Approach
From hair ribbons to frosted blue eyeshadow, Lucy Boynton definitely had fun with beauty this awards season. However, for the 2019 Oscars, she went for a more classic, subdued approach. But trust us, you’ll still want to copy it. Suave Celebrity hairstylist Jenny Cho styled her bob in Old Hollywood waves using the brand's Flexible Control Finishing Hair Spray to finish the look, while celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker created a pink and plum color palette with her eyeshadow and lip gloss. The exact lip color? Chantecaille’s Lip Chic in Wisteria.
11 Sexy Braids
Amandla Stenberg gave us a refreshing update to old Hollywood waves and updos by doing both, but with beautiful, knotted braids by Vernon François.
12 Best Lipstick
Charlize Theron’s new dark-brown bob really complemented her orange-red lipstick, the new Dior Addict Stellar Shine in #639 Riviera Star. It won’t be available until March 1, but it’s already secured a spot on the list of best Oscars lipsticks of all time. Congrats, lipstick!
13 Golden Brows
The actress Tessa Thompson looked to her gown for inspo for her black and gold eye makeup. Makeup artist Alex Babsky brought the vision to life using CHANEL Ombre Première in Patine Bronze as a base, along with the shades in the Les 4 Ombres in Codes Élégants and Les 9 Ombres in Quintesscence palettes.
As for her hair, she wore it slicked back and curly.
14 Perfect Use of Hairband
Dove Celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend styled Rachel Weisz hair sleek and straight to compliment her Cartier hairpins and Givenchy gown. To do this, he prepped her hair with Dove's Care Between Washes Restyler Re-Styling Milk and spritzed the final product with Dove's Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray for extra shine.
So here is Rachel Weisz proving that you can wear the center-part trend and the headband trend at the same time. Trends!
15 Best Use of a Barrette
16 Most Bang-Centric Look
17 Blue Eye Shadow
Laura Harrier single-handedly made powdery light-blue eye shadow seem like the best idea anyone has ever had. In this case, it was Hung Vanngo’s idea to use Chanel Ombre Première in shade 54 Nuage Bleu, to be exact.
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