This year’s Academy Awards were a night to remember…for more reasons than one. While it will go down in history as the evening of two Best Pictures, our eyes were glued to the TV screen long before that. We were completely enamored by all of the gorgeous hair and makeup looks seen on the red carpet. From bold lips to daring hairstyles, it was all about A-list beauty. Keep reading to discover our favorite looks of the night…plus, inside scoop on the products used so you can get the looks at home.
Janelle Monae: The Hidden Figures and Moonlight star looked like a glowing, regal queen on the Oscars red carpet. From her headband-adorned short hair to her old brows and luminous skin, everything about her look was perfect. Her makeup artist Jessica Smalls achieved her radiant glow by mixing powder bronzer and moisturizer together. She added CoverGirl truBlend Bronzer in Bronze into her moisturizer, then topped it off with CoverGirl Natural Hue Bronzer in Ebony Bronzer to intensify the look.
Emma Stone: This year’s Best Actress recipient looked like a winner with her elegant hair and makeup. From her side-swept, retro waves to her striking choice of lipstick, this look will stand the test of time. That lipstick was actually NARS’ Audacious in Mona, which is nearly always sold out, but currently available on NARS’ website. As for her hair, hairstylist Mara Roszak used L’Oreal’s Boost It High Lift Creation Spray to achieve the look, and L’Oreal’s cult-classic Elnett Satin Hairspray to keep every hair in place.
Taraji P. Henson: No one works a red carpet like Taraji. She just exudes confidence and attitude. She’s been looking consistently fabulous all season, but she took her look to the next level at the Oscars. From her tousled, wavy lob to her shimmery eyes, her entire look was fierce. Makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff used a mix of high-end and budget-friendly products to achieve her eye look. She used Urban Decay’s Eye Primer Potion as a base, and shades from UD’s Naked Smoky Palette. That shimmer is courtesy of NYX’s Roll-On Eye Shimmer in Salmon. A glamorous, glittery finishing touch for $4? Sounds good to us.
Nicole Kidman: There’s something so striking, almost otherworldly about the beauty of Nicole Kidman – she is a true movie star. Part of her je ne sais quoi is her porcelain skin. That flawless skin comes from a mix of good genes and great skincare. Her makeup artist Jeanine Lobell prepped her skins with Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream to add some hydration, plus Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye and Hydro Boost Hydrating Skin Gel-Cream. Her bold lip is Armani Ecstasy Lacquer in #402.
Olivia Culpo: The former Miss Universe went bold with her look for her first Oscars, and we love it. The weather’s slowly warming up, and this spring is going to be all about a colorful eye. She paired her wet-look ponytail with a shocking wash of bright purple all around her eyes. Beyonce’s favorite makeup artist, Sir John, created the look with the lighter shade from the L’Oreal Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Shady Violet and the violet shades from the L’Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Violet Amour.
Halle Berry: There were a lot of polarizing thoughts over Halle Berry’s standout hair, but we absolutely loved it. She was having fun, she was making a statement and, above all, she looked so glamorous. Halle knows how to work a carpet, and her larger-than-life hairdo was a major moment.
Hailee Steinfeld: At only 20 years old, Hailee Steinfeld is quickly becoming one of the starlets we can’t wait to see on the red carpet. Her looks have been getting consistently more daring and beautiful. Her updo, groomed brows and smoky eye at the Oscars were sheer perfection – edgy, interesting complements to her ultra-feminine gown. Her matte brown smoky eye called attention to her legendary arches. The entire look was fresh, young and cool – what every rising star should strive for.
Emma Roberts: The Scream Queens stars was giving off major Jessica Rabbit vibes at the Oscars, and she looked absolutely stunning. While her Old Hollywood-inspired hairstyle was a classic, the red color was definitely eye-catching. She and makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury took a bit of a beauty gamble that paid off endlessly by pairing her red locks with crimson lips. Tilbury used Matte Revolution Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick in Red Carpet Red from her eponymous line for the look.
Naomie Harris: Mario Dedivanovic created an ultra-modern makeup look to complement Naomie Harris’ trendy Calvin Klein dress and mismatched shoes. Using all Chanel products, he created a burgundy smoky eye for the Best Supporting Actress nominee. To get the look yourself, use Chanel’s Quadra Eyeshadow in Candeur et Expérience and Le Volume Mascara in Noir.
Viola Davis: The Best Supporting Actress winner kept her look sleek and simple for her big night. She paired her bright red dress with a gorgeous, new pixie cut and neutral makeup. As for her gorgeous, glowing skin? She keeps it looking luminous on the red carpet with Vaseline’s Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion.
Jessica Biel: There is no look quite as sultry and powerful as a strong cat eye. Her makeup artist, Kara Yoshimoto Bua, used Chanel’s Ecriture de Chanel Eyeliner Pen in brown, rather than black, for the look. Brown keeps the look strong, without being too heavy. Her lips were accented with a swipe of Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Coco.
Michelle Williams: Michelle Williams’ ethereal, fresh-faced look is so ridiculously beautiful – it just doesn’t get old. She can do no wrong. She emerged on the Oscars carpet with a shorter-than-ever pixie cut and her ever-present best friend, Busy Philipps. Williams paired her Rosemary’s Baby-inspired cut with luminous skin and sheer, glossy lips.
What was your favorite beauty look at the 2017 Oscars?