Of all the red carpet events during awards season—Emmys, SAGs, Golden Globes, Grammys—the Oscars are known for being the most glamorous, and this year didn’t disappoint. Sure, the gowns were beautiful, but the stars’ beauty looks were gorgeous without looking high-maintenance. And you don’t need a gala on your calendar to try their best looks at home: a date night, evening wedding, or night out with your girlfriends will do. Here’s how to recreate the hottest beauty moments of Hollywood’s big night:
Lady Gaga's monochromatic makeup
Gaga was the most-Tweeted-about celebrity at the Oscars, in part because of her understated makeup. Her makeup artist was inspired by vintage photos by Helmut Newton, and gave Gaga an old-Hollywood-worthy look of soft waves and subtle makeup, proving rose gold works just as well for makeup as it does for jewelry.
Get the look: Keeping within the same color family, she used sparkly rose gold eyeshadow (Paul &Joe's Eye color trio refill in ballet shoes ), applying it in the inner corners of her eyes, all over lids, and up to her brow bone. Gaga’s lip and cheek color were also in the rose family; pair a satiny neutral-pink lipcolor (like By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude in Nude Pulp) for a monochromatic look that won’t wash you out, thanks to the warmth of rose gold.
Chrissy Teigen's nude makeup and messy braid
With a fancy-schmancy beaded gown, it's fun to have hair and makeup be slightly casual and undone so the overall look doesn't feel so stuffy—and that's exactly what Chrissy did with neutral lips and a long, loose braid with tons of volume from her hairline to her crown, and casual, beachy strands pulled loose around her face.
Get the look: Spritz wet hair with a salt spray or texturizing spray so it has grip and doesn’t look so shiny and polished; try John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender. Blow dry, teasing at roots, then loosely weave the braid and secure the bottom with a clear elastic. To keep volume at the roots, mist with a light, non-sticky hairspray, like Sahajuan Strong Hair spray. To keep lips and cheeks perfectly monochromatic and nude, try Stila Convertible Color in Peony, a brownish dusty rose, on both.
Olivia Munn's orange lips and cheeks
The current wisdom is that it feels dated to match your makeup to your outfit, but maybe that’s now wisdom of the past. Why? Because we had an orange crush on Olivia’s asymmetrical tangerine gown, which she played up by matching its hue to her bold, matte orange lip and coordinating cheek color.
Get the look: Orange lips are like coral kicked up a notch to be extra juicy, so the result feels fun and playful. Apply light-handed neutral eye makeup, then a heavily-pigmented tangerine lipstick with shine (like Illamasqua Lipstick Matte Finish in Flare). For cheeks, stay in the same citrusy color family but tone it down a little with a light sweep of orangey cream blush (like Anna Sui Cream Cheek Color in Super Orange) just below your cheekbones.