Parading down the 2020 Oscars® red carpet were some aptly-cinematic hair and makeup looks — from Margot Robbie’s red lips to Zazie Beetz’s gorgeous curls, there was no shortage of inspiration. Consequently, picking our favorites was akin to choosing amongst the nine masterpieces nominated for best picture: presque impossible! Yet, after much deliberation, our panel of critics — er, editors — have compiled a shortlist of beauty looks we’re dying to try for ourselves. Keep reading for our nominees.
The nominee looked incredibly chic with cropped platinum hair, glowing skin, and lashes so long, they practically grazed her eyebrows.
Johansson looked positively bright-eyed sporting a shimmering bottom waterline; her lids were a smokey silver. We loved her breezy updo with loose tendrils framing her face.
The always-fabulous singer/actor extraordinaire maintained a gleaming complexion that rivaled his gilded outfit.
Makeup: Anna Bernabe for e.l.f.® Cosmetics
Key product used: e.l.f. Bite Sized ShadowsTM in Truffles ($3)
The Bombshell star was channeling classic old Hollywood glamour with a deep, slick side part, a crimson lip, and cascading waves.
Makeup: Pati Dubroff for Chanel®
Hair: Bryce Scarlett for Moroccanoil®
The Harriet star stepped down the red carpet wearing a breathtaking crystal-encrusted gown with a hood — yet that was only the beginning of her glamorous look. Monáe paired her signature matte red lip with gleaming rows of rhinestones on her lash line, showcasing her fluttery falsies.
Makeup: Jessica Smalls for Lashify®
Hair: Nikki Nelms
Key products: Maui Moisture® Thicken & Restore + Bamboo Fibers Blow Out Mist ($13), Lashify DramaTM Gossamer® Lashes in D12 ($25), DERMAFLASH® Luxe $200
The star’s chin-length crop, complete with subtle ombre and beachy waves, is making us want to go short at our next hair appointment.
Makeup: Lisa Storey for Dior®
Maya Rudolph’s vibrant lilac eyeshadow was an unexpected — yet delightful — pop of color on the red carpet.
The 29-year-old looked undeniably gorgeous with her smokey eye, bold brow — and, most notably, her stunning curls.
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Bathe was pure elegance in a towering updo, a glossy nude lip, and radiant skin.
We’re impressed by the unparalleled sleekness of Larson’s modern updo. Paired with her understated makeup look, she looked positively fresh-faced.
Rebel Wilson was the epitome of classic beauty with an extremely deep side part, soft waves, and a cherry red lip.
The This is Us star succeeded at the difficult task of accurately matching her red lipstick with her dress. We’re ogling over her perfectly-shaped, enviable brow arches.
The actress’s signature shiny black hair cascaded down her back, revealing a swath of ultra-smooth, luminous skin from her decolletage to her face.
Makeup: Janice Kinjo
Key products used: No7TM Protect and Perfect ADVANCED All in One Foundation ($16), Alpyn Beauty® PlantGenius® Melt Moisturizer ($60)