18 Beauty Looks You Have to See From the Oscars After-Party
After the show is the after-party, and after the party come some of the best beauty looks you didn't see while avidly watching the Oscars arrivals. Along with Moonlight taking home well-deserved honors for Best Picture, we're still reeling from the gorgeous hair and makeup moments we saw lining the red carpet, but at the official after-party, that's when celebrities really went all out in the beauty department. From Kerry Washington and Katy Perry's warm-toned shadow and lip pairings, to Emily Ratajkowski's steely smoky eye, we put together a list of the best beauty looks you may have missed. Take a break from those fake winner memes flooding your Instagram feed, and check out some of our favorites from the Oscars after-party below.
Emily Ratajkowski will wear that statement eyeshadow, and she will wear it well. The mirror-like finish of her silver gown was extended into her smoky eye, thanks to some careful blending by her makeup artist Hung Vanngo, and the Marc Jacobs Beauty shadow palettes in both Starlet 204 and Vamp 208 ($59 each; sephora.com). “We chose a color palette for her makeup that would make a big statement. The final look complements rather than competes with the dress,” he says. Her long brunette layers were piled high into an oversized bun, while prom-like tendrils fell out around her hairline.
Washington’s earthy pink lip, warm blush, and gold shadow were the perfect complement to her warm caramel highlights, which were blown out sleek and parted in line with the arch of her well-groomed brow.
Perry gave her platinum bob a bone-straight texture, and mirrored her warm bronze smoky eye with a coral lip.
Adams's strawberry curls were pure Hollywood glam, with their structured, yet touchable, appearance and their megawatt shine. Her makeup artist Stephen Solitto mimcked the natural color of her lips by mixing Tom Ford's Lipstick in Bruised Plum ($53; nordstrom.com) with the Tom Ford Soleil Lip Foil in Venus Rising ($53; nordstrom.com).
In lieu of a beige and brown-toned colors, Newton's makeup artist Jo Strettell chose to work with the bold colors of her gown, and contrasted the vivid pink sequins with Charlotte Tilbury's aquamarine-toned cream shadow in Cleopatra ($32; nordstrom.com).
Picking up pewter and noir hints from her dress, makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a metallic smoky eye, which was given a subtle wing. The careful blending gave the look a soft-focus finish, preventing the shape from appearing too severe. Peach tones on her lips and cheeks enhanced her already-glowing complexion. Witherspoon's flaxen, side-parted strands held a loose curl spanning from just above her ears, to her ends.
Airy ringlets fell to one side of Beckinsale's updo, slightly covering one eye. We're loving that glossy melon lip, which played perfectly against her sheer, petal pink blush.
A steel-flecked asphalt shadow was used around the perimeter of Iman's eyes, walking the line between the smoky and metallic categories. A cool pink gloss and a swipe of pale gold highlighter tied together the elegant look, which was topped off with buoyant waves.
The icon gave off some serious beachy vibes with her tousled golden waves, while her insanely glowy skin, lush lashes, and glossy nude lip further added to the appeal.
In true Rooney Mara fashion, the star’s makeup artist Kate Lee paired her enviable brows with minimal eye makeup, subtle contouring on her cheeks, and a crimson lipstick.
That “pregnancy glow” is the real deal, you guys – that is, if we can offer the supermodel’s insanely radiant complexion as evidence. Huntington-Whiteley complemented her statement nude-pink lip with a soft kitten wing, while her long layers were anchored into a shiny bun.
A few face-framing wisps fell out from the bottom of the star’s low ponytail, while her velvety lip provided the perfect complement to her red gown.
If there were ever a night to channel Old Hollywood, it would be on the evening of the Oscars. Collins did just that with her hair styled in a curled-in retro set, and her sanguine red lip, while her negative space liner added an unexpected, current twist.
Paulson's new brunette bob was slicked back on one side, and curled out on the other, which made for an interesting contrast in texture. Her winged liner-smoky eye hybrid was so perfectly blended, you can't tell where one effect ends and the other begins.
By keeping her lower lash line bare, Hudgens’s thick Winehouse-esque cat eye looked even more dramatic. Her sleek, inky layers were pulled into a low chignon, complemented by a precise center-part.
Lovato's bedhead waves were parted in the center, with extra volume at the top. The sultry feeling was carried into her makeup, with a super-smoky eye being the focal point. Soft apricot tones on her lips and cheeks balanced the dramatic look, and added a touch of warmth.
With her highlights slicked back and twisted into a knot just below her crown, the pearlized shadow placed on the inner corners of Williams's eyes created a doe-like effect.
As if it were possible for Dobrev to give us more hair envy, her layered bob somehow looked even cooler than ever with a deep side part, and airy waves. To keep all the focus on that statement winged liner –which was swept up from her bottom lash line, then connected over to the top – the rest of her makeup remained pretty neutral, save for a little well-placed shimmer. We especially love how that matte pink lip added a slight punk rock feeling.