The Best Beauty Looks from the 2019 Oscars
Feeling bored of your go-to eyeshadow? Need some formal updo ides that don't scream prom? The 2019 Academy Awards is where it's at for all your beauty inspiration.
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, with inventive eye makeup looks, super glow, radiant skin, and gorgeous hairstyles that'll make you ditch your trusty topknot.
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From her hot pink gown to her stunning low pony, Angela Bassett’s Oscars look will go down in history. Plus, those lashes!
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.
Emilia Clarke isn’t so convinced that blondes have more fun, so she showed up for the 2019 Oscars as a brunette to find out for herself. Celebrity hair colorist Nicola Clarke created her new color using Virtue products, and celebrity hairstylist Jenny Cho was behind the actress’ sleek styled bob. When it came time for makeup, celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey prepped her skin with a massage using her Gold Sculpting Bar. Then, she highlighted Clarke’s radiant smile with a bright pink lip using Dolce & Gabbana Dolcissimo Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink 5.
Who says ponytails aren’t red carpet appropriate? Constance Wu wore her hair pulled back into a gorgeous high ponytail. Celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen eliminated the chance of flyaways by smoothing Goldwell StyleSign Creative Texture Roughman Matte Paste over the top of her hair with his hands.
Drawing attention to her canary yellow dress, celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald created the perfect red lip hue by mixing Pat McGrath Labs PERMAGEL Ultra Lip Pencil in ‘MAJOR RED’ and Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in ‘VENDETTA’.
Glenn Close added volume and texture to her pixie cut with effortless-looking waves, which celebrity hairstylist Brant Mayfield created by using the Leonor Greyl Eclat Natural cream. While pairing makeup with a gold sequin dress can sometimes prove to be difficult, the actress showed us it’s actually quite simple with ILIA Color Block High Impact Lipstick in Rococco and lengthy Lashify lashes.
Further proof that blue shadow is the one trend you HAVE to try this year. Laura Harrier gave it a whirl on the Oscars red carpet, thanks to celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo who applied CHANEL Ombre Première in Nuage Bleu on the center of her eyelids.
Harrier rocked the trend alongside an undone updo with loose face-framing strands. Before pulling her hair up, celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez applied the Frédéric Fekkai One and Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray to each section in order to give the hair more movement.
Octavia Spencer wowed on the Academy Awards red carpet with cascading waves and a gray-blue smoky eye that perfectly matched her gown.
Need some volume-boosting hair tips? Melissa McCarthy has all your answers. Try her favorite texturizing spray, or copy this undone updo, which features lots of height at the crown of the head and an on-trend hair accessory to secure it all in place. To keep the hair set all night long, celebrity hairstylist Richard Marin finished off the look with a spray of Matrix Biolage Freeze Fix.
McCarthy paired her voluminous hairstyle with equally as voluminous, full lashes, and glowy skin, courtesy of 100% PURE Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Cocoa Kissed and MINERAL AIR's Air Mist Mineral Foundation System.
A chic bob with loose waves has been Regina King’s red carpet signature this awards season. For the 2019 Oscars, the actress rounded out her go-to with a subtle smoky eye with KISS Lash Couture Naked Drama Lashes and a pretty pink lip. Before makeup was applied, celebrity makeup artist Latrice Johnson hydrated King's skin with the Koh Gen Do Herbal Mist.
Amy Adams’s loose, beachy waves and soft smoky eye is a fail-safe red carpet beauty combo. Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created the eye makeup look using the shades in Charlotte Tilbury's Luxury Palettes in Dolce Vita and Golden Goddess.
Celebrity hairstylist John D. made sure those waves would last all night long with a spritz of the TRESemmé TRES Two Unscented Extra Hold Hair Spray.
Jennifer Lopez turned to two of her favorite signatures for the 2019 Oscars: a smooth, shiny blowout thanks to celeb hairstylist Chris Appleton and the Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment, plus light-catching nude lip gloss.
There’s no better place than the red carpet to debut a dramatically different hair color. And that’s exactly what Charlize Theron did at the 2019 Oscars. Her new almost-black hair color is the first time she’s gone this dark in over a decade. As for that smooth, frizz-free finish? Her hairstylist Adir Abergel prepped her hair with Virtue's Polish Un-Frizz Cream before blow-drying it.
Brie Larson took the hottest haircut of the year to the 2019 Oscars. Her hairstylist Bryce Scarlett gave Larson's asymmetrical bob more volume by running Moroccanoil's Volumizing Mousse through her hair and flipping over the part.
As for her makeup, Larson kept things subtle with copper eyeshadow and a peachy nude lip. To get the perfect lip shade, Larson's makeup artist Nina Park used three Chanel products: Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur in N°5 – Rouge to line and define the lips, Le Crayon Lèvres in Bois de Rose to fill in the center, and a layer of Rouge Coco Flash in Chicness on top.
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), a matte gray shade to line her eyes. The unexpected detail gave her retro red carpet look a modern twist.
The actress 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.
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.
“Emma’s Louis Vuitton dress is so striking with these strong elements, and I really didn’t want to compete with that. It’s elegant, sleek and high-shine, and I wanted the hair to match,” said Stone’s stylist Mara Roszak. To give Stone’s hair a super glossy finish, Roszak ran Leonor Greyl’s Sérum de Soie Sublimateur through the ends of her hair.
Stone took a classic approach to her makeup, too. Her makeup artist Rachel Goodwin gave her a winged-out smoky eye for the night. To tie in the colors of her dress, Goodwin applied a swipe of the Sisley Paris Phyto Ombre Glow in Amber across her eyelids.
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.
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.
Dove Celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend styled Rachel Weisz hair sleek and straight to compliment her Cartier hair pins 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.