So many star studded makeup looks, so little time…
1. Emma Stone:
Full on Old Hollywood glamour!
Let’s start with my absolute hands down favourite.
Emma’s bouncy, shining, copper red, va-va-voom curls (there are never too many adjectives to describe incredible hair) were swept to the side lightly grazing her shoulders and stood out beautifully against her milky pale complexion and lightly flushed cheeks. The shimmering gold eyeshadow matched perfectly with her embellished Givenchy gown and of course, it’s not old Hollywood glamour without a stunning red lip… anyone else getting Lauren Bacall vibes?
The background and inspiration for Emma’s Oscar beauty look is pretty interesting actually! Check out this interview with Rachel Goodwin, the make up artist behind the look. Apparently mood boards were involved – Certainly paid off methinks!
2. Lily Collins
Classic with a twist.
Oh boy, where do I even begin with this? Do I start with the glossy, classic hollywood hair? Okay how about the negative space winged liner? The deep almost gothic red lip? Those trademark Lily Collins brows perhaps? Ah all of it is simply perfect! The images speak for themselves.
3. Felicity Jones
Soft and Sweet.
Felicity truly looks as if she ballerina twirled right out of a Dior perfume ad and onto the red carpet (well to be fair she was actually wearing Dior). Soft and feminine was the order of the day with her hair styled in a relaxed yet romantic half up do. A very subtle blush was dusted over her cheeks and matched with peony pink lips and a flick of liner to polish the overall look.
4. Hailee Steinfeld:
Soft brown smoky eye and thick brows took centre stage here. Hailee’s hair was pulled back and off the face while her lips were kept neutral to truly accentuate the stunning eye make up.
5. Brie Larson:
Wet look tousled curls, dramatic lashes, orange hued red lips.
Brie is majorly on trend with this look considering the whispers that the 80’s are next to make a big bold fashion come back.
6. Naomie Harris:
Once again Mario Dedivanovic stuns us all with his insane skills, just look at those peachy gold tones that literally look like a soft mist gently floating across her lids… I’m sorry was that too much? Never! It’s Mario guys.
The brows were kept sleek and structured to frame this blending masterpiece while like Hailee, an under the radar slightly glossy neutral lip make sure that the eye action was the main star in this look.
Jessica Rabbit is that you?
Okay I have to confess, I am majorly lusting after this hair! This is very much reminiscent of Jessica Rabbit’s flowing retro waves. What is especially impressive is just how well the truly bold red lip (painted on by none other than Charlotte Tilbury herself) coordinates with the vibrant red hair without clashing in the slightest.
Like Emma Stone, her moonlight pale complexion coupled with the vivid shades of red create a stunning contrast that really makes the overall aesthetic stand out.
8. Priyanka Chopra:
Silver screen siren.
Priyanka tends to go for warmer, deeper, sultry looks with her makeup which to be perfectly honest, I understand why as she looks positively regal in those shades. At the 2017 Oscars however, the make up look was a slight departure from the usual but quite honestly? Regal all the same! It was sleek, put together silvers and metallics coupled with yet another muted lip (seeing a trend here?). Pati Dubroff was the celebrity make up artist behind this and explains the inspiration and idea behind it all to Allure.
Is it just me or does this woman literally have a year long glowing tan? I am green with envy at that even dewy skin that clearly (judging by this look and countless others) really doesn’t need anything other than neutral lips and subtle winged liner to look absolutely perfect. Not to mention her top knot is what I only wish mine looked like at the end of a long day at work but alas, the Messy Bun God’s have clearly decided to shine their blessed light elsewhere.
11. Emily Ratajkowski:
Hung Vango go go!
Dramatic metallic turquoise smokey eye, soft contour and a highlight to rival the shimmers from the many extravagant engagement rings adorned by the perfectly manicured hands of the Hollywood elite. Emily looks jaw dropping in this look created by the immensely talented Hung Vanngo. If you have instagram and you are not following him already make sure you do stat! Trust me.
12. Salma Hayek:
La Dolce Vita.
Yet another Charlotte Tilbury masterpiece. Salma is sultry and playful with a soft mauve smoky eye adorned with CT’s signature feline flick liner, perfectly arched brows and a glossy pink lip.
Honourable mentions: Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba, Janelle Monae
Till next years Oscars… that’s all folks!