Nothing says style like the Oscars. As the world’s most iconic cinematic event, the annual awards show epitomises Hollywood glamour.
While the Academy Awards is often praised for being the most prime example of red carpet fashion, the beauty looks that accompany the amazing designs are equally notable. Every year, celebrities step out in front of the camera looking their best — and we’ve decided to catalogue it.
Below you’ll find some of the best Oscars beauty looks that have withstood the test of time. Have a browse, and let these classic looks inspire your inner makeup artist.
Timeless Oscar’s Beauty Looks
Sophia Loren, 1963
Loren’s perfect cat eye is equally chic and elegant. Her sculpted brows and enviable pout look extremely on-trend in 2020, despite the many decades in between.
Madonna proved to be the queen of timeless beauty in 1991 when she emulated a classic Marilyn Monroe look on the red carpet. With bleach-blonde curls and a bright red lip, the singer’s elegant look is one that could be replicated in any decade.
Jennifer Lopez, 2003
J.Lo is always fabulous, but her makeup look at the Oscars in 2003 is truly one to remember. With pastel eyeshadow to complement her tanned skin Lopez’s subtle makeup let her natural beauty shine through.
Michelle Williams, 2006
This is the year that Williams wore a memorable yellow gown, but it is her makeup that really pulled the look together. With a bright red lip and dramatic lashes, the star complimented the yellow dress in a way that wasn’t overpowering.
Kate Winslet, 2009
Winslet’s beauty look at the 2009 Oscars was deserving of its own awards. Her slicked-back hair, silvery eyeshadow and rosy lip somehow struck the perfect note between feminine and powerful.
Emma Stone, 2012
Emma stone looked classically feminine with her flicked eyeliner and pink eyeshadow. Finishing it off with a peachy lip colour, Stone’s makeup look is one that would look perfect for any special occasion.
Margot Robbie, 2015
The Australian actress nailed Hollywood glamour with her bright blonde hair and a strong red lip. Finishing it off with dramatic lashes, Robbie’s look is oh-so-classic.
Rachel McAdams, 2016
The actress nailed the smoky eye with this look, in a way that didn’t look too harsh against her fair complexion. While the dark eyeshadow added some drama apt for the red carpet, her metallic eyeliner kept things from looking too harsh.
Olivia Munn, 2016
This look makes a strong case for the less-popular coral colour. Matching coral blush with coral lipstick, Munn’s red carpet look was pretty yet natural.
Jennifer Lawrence, 2018
If you don’t remember Jennifer Lawrence’s perfect waves from the 2018 Oscars, you weren’t paying attention. Pairing the beachy hairdo with an overstated cat-eye, the actress’ beauty look was the perfect juxtaposition of ease and edge.
Kate Bosworth, 2019
This star nailed Oscars beauty, by adding some subtle sparkle to the look. Her slicked-back ballerina bun had jewels woven through, while her gold eyeshadow was just the right amount of glitter.