From old Hollywood glamour waves to barely-there make up, these are the Oscars' best beauty looks from this year's ceremony
Words by Katie Thomas
Unlike the Golden Globes and the Grammy’s, where the stars comfortably push boundaries with beauty, modern takes on classic looks reigned on the 2018 Oscars red carpet. From jewelled hair accessories, the long bob continuing to reign supreme and Glossier Lidstar making its Oscar debut, this year’s beauty winners at the Academy Awards were not messing around.
We’re just going to say it; we think the bob is back with a vengeance. Margot Robbie’s killed it with the side parting and flat iron waves.
Another lob makes it into our top ten. Allison Williams looked classic Hollywood last night. The stunning waves, the fluttery lashes and the glowy skin get top marks from us.
Zendaya’s Oscar beauty look is simply stunning. Her gorgeous, healthy-looking skin, the sleek topknot and the timeless smokey eye were safe choices, but executed perfectly.
Oh how we love Emma Stone – who chose to wear a suit over a big gown. And her beauty choices were just as magical – a pretty pink eye, nude lip and sleek side-parted hair.
One of the edgier looks of the evening, we love the combination of Salma Hayek’s berry-toned lipstick, with the roughly tied hair, loose tendrils and braids.
She might not have won the best actress Oscar, but she won the best beauty award in our eyes. We love the straight choppy structure to her bob created by GHD. That, plus the middle parting, high shine and minimalist makeup, gives us all the 90s throwback feels.
As ever, Jennifer Lawrence, made an impression this year by acting like a normal person caught up in the crazy world they call show business. But really it’s her combo of heavy winged liner, orange-red lipstick and that perfectly waved hair that deserves the headlines.
Lupita is yet to make a mistake on the red carpet and last night was no difference. The golden goddess shone bright thanks to the gold threading in her hair that beautifully picked up the metallic in her dress. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate how luminous her skin was?
This is wearable, relatable beauty at its finest. The brows, the cheeks, the skin and the eyes. Why? Because Maya Ruldolph was sporting our favourite Glossier products, including Boy Brow, Cloud Paint, and more excitingly the new eye shadow (cue ecstatic screams) Lidstar, which was debuted by Beyonce on the Grammy’s red carpet.
The Black Panther actress showed us that a closely shaved head makes just as much of an impression as a classic up-do. The intricate design cut into her hair, then painted white, was a striking nod to the SS18 jewelled hair accessory trend you’ll be seeing everywhere.