Award ceremonies offer an excellent opportunity to honour the arts. However, they also provide a fantastic chance to gawp at the looks celebrities pull together. Indeed, this year’s Oscars didn’t disappoint. Although there are many stunning makeup looks, we’ve selected three of the best. Plus, the products you need to recreate them at home.
Oscars Artist: Priscilla Ono
You can always count on the Fenty Beauty founder to pull it out of the bag with her makeup looks. Indeed, her red-carpet attire was no exception. I love her dewy skin and the creamy matte red lip, but the real star is that hairdo! Riri brings fun and playfulness to an otherwise classic award show attire by opting for a spiky topknot. But then, we wouldn’t expect anything less.
Get the look: The Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in The MVP is the ultimate red lip. The whipped formula feels comfortable on the lips, but the long-wearing formula means it’ll stay put without smudging all night!
Oscars Artist: D’Andre Michael
Angela Bassett’s royal purple dress was one of the night’s best outfits. She kept her makeup more neutral-toned to avoid any colour clashing. But neutral tones don’t have to be boring, as this look proves! The warm, slightly pink-toned shimmery eyeshadow paired with the almost first-finished cappuccino lips gives ’90s supermodel glam but with a modern twist. Moreover, her stunning old Hollywood waves ensure the look is eminently Oscar-worthy.
Get the look: You can’t beat MAC for authentic frost lipstick. The shade Spanish Fly is the perfect cool-toned brown with a soft, glowy finish.
Oscars Artist: Alex Babsky
Florence Pugh always looks good, but her appearance at this year’s Oscars took the internet’s breath away. By pairing a similar tone on her eyes and lips, she looked classic and cohesive, but the faux micro-bangs were the real highlight of the look. Finally, Flo’s signature septum piercing and thick, fluffy brows kept the makeup fresh, youthful, and fun.
Get the look: The Gen See Mixed Media Matte Liquid Eyeshadow in Chocolate Brown is the most easy-to-use eye product on the market. Apply to the lid, tap with fingers to blend, and enjoy a soft-focus wash of flattering colour that will never crease or flake.
Annie Walton Doyle is a writer based in Manchester, UK. She typically writes about beauty and other "personal aesthetics," with a healthy dose of both social commentary and stupidity. When not touching makeup, she enjoys pubs, knitting, nature, and mysteries. Find her on Instagram @anniewaltondoyle.