The 27 best hair and makeup looks from the 2020 Oscars red carpet

A moment for Billie’s nails, please…

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Don’t get us wrong, we love a good outfit, but when it comes to the red carpet we’re way more invested in the hair and beauty looks than the dresses. Lucky for us then that the 2020 Oscars did not disappoint.

The 92nd Academy Awards took place in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Sunday night, with every A-list star you could think of in attendance. From Billie Eilish to Mindy Kaling, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and Beanie Feldstein.

While the winners of the night walked away with an iconic golden trophy and bragging rights for life, we wanted to spare a moment for the people behind the scenes, the industry worker bees who don’t get to make a speech, but do get to help make history.

Our favourite makeup artists and hairstylists have spent the last few months preparing for this very night and boy did they deliver. From Billie’s iconic green roots and epic nails, to Zazie Beet’s natural curls and Kaitlyn Dever’s winged liner. Whether you’re looking for a timeless red lipstick moment straight out of the golden Hollywood era, or an edgy sleek up-do to showcase the latest rising star, we’ve rounded up the best Oscars looks fro last night’s event.

1 Scarlett Johansson

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Not to be crass, but how bloody hot does Scarlett Johansson look? We don’t even know where to begin, the tan, the glossy lips, the whole Britney circa 2000 MTV VMA vibes. Pic one and we’re deceased already.

2 Lucy Boynton

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First of all, we would like to apologise to Rami Malek for cropping him out of this picture, but it really was necessary because it was the perfect angle to showcase Lucy’s incredible studded parting. Forget pear necklaces, 2020 is all about the pearly scalp…

3 Billie Eilish

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Billie swapped her double G’s for double C’s, wearing head-to-toe Chanel for the Oscars. As per usual, she kept her makeup simple, leaving her iconic green roots and lethal-looking nails to do the talking for her.

4 Zazie Beetz

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The Joker actress was one of the first to arrive on the red carpet and she did not disappoint. Showcasing her incredible natural curls and pairing them with a nude lip and smoky eye, Zazie showcased both her individuality and her diamonds.

5 Mindy Kaling

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Not to be dramatic but could Mindy be any more beautiful? Let’s break it down. That sleek, old Hollywood blow-dry paired with a modern smoky eye, lashes for absolute days and the perfect nude for her skin tone. Safe to say, we’re obsessed.

6 Saoirse Ronan

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Our little Ladybird is all grown up and we’re getting emotional over here. Saoirse teamed the lilac in the skirt of her dress to her eyelids, with a wash of bright colour, teamed with a winged liner. Someone stop us from reaching for the scissors in attempts at recreating that wispy fringe.

7 Lily Aldridge

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Proving the power of a classic red lip, Lily kept the rest of her makeup simple, with just a touch of mascara on the eyes. We love the effortlessness of her softly slicked hair especially when paired with those statement earrings, which compliment her lip colour.

8 Kaitlyn Dever

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The Unbelievable actress decided to keep things classic for her big night out at the Oscars. Going tonal on the lids and lips, with a serious black, winged, liquid liner. Hair wise, she opted for a classic side parting and sleek blow-dry.

9 Janelle Monáe

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This is the new Hollywood glam we’ve been waiting for. A bold red, matte lip, eyebrow skimming lashes and sleek side parting make for old school glam, but Janelle shook it up with this hooded see-through dress. Mark our words, this look will go down in Oscars history.

10 Florence Pugh

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Florence has inspired us to reach for our makeup bag because this look is beautiful. Keeping her hair off her face to keep the focus on her sultry eyes and lips, we really hope she got a selfie because that’s one hell of a profile picture right there.

11 Beanie Feldstein

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Who doesn’t love a head full of timeless S-waves. We don’t think we’ve ever seen Beanie look so damn glamorous and we’re very much here for it. Makeup wise, Beanie stuck to earthy, ’90s tones and kept it simple with a striking pair of lashes.

12 Regina King

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Regina went for tonal vibes, matching her elegant pink dress to her makeup. We love her soft pink eyeshadow and matching lip. Extra points for those incredible false lashes and serious side parting.

13 Natalie Portman

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This is the bob inspiration you’ve been looking for. Seriously, if this doesn’t make you book that chop, nothing will. The length, the undone texture, the fact that the colour matches her eyeshadow and compliments her lipstick, Natalie, you legened!

14 Salma Hayek

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Did somebody order a Grecian Goddess because Salma looks hotter than Icarus’ wings. Naturally, we’re obsessed with her matte cool pink lip and sleek accessorised bun. We should have known she’d been painted by none other than Mario Dedivanovic.

15 Olivia Coleman

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We almost didn’t recognise Olivia with her lighter hair, but we love it and it makes her brown eyes stand out even more. Despite changing up her colour, Olivia stuck to her classic short crop, pairing it with a peachy lip and smoky eye.

16 Kelly Marie Tran

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And the Oscar for glossiest skin of the night goes to… Kelly Marie Tran. We will be attempting to recreate her dewy glow first thing tomorrow morning, along with subtle smoky eye and seriously cool ear jewellery.

17 Margot Robbie

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Margot gave the green glitter eyeshadow a break and instead went for a classic and effortless, velvet red lip, paired with super sleek Hollywood waves for her 2020 Oscars look.

18 America Ferrera

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A pregnant and glowing America looked beautiful on the red carpet. Keeping her makeup simple with a nude lip and smoky eye, she kept her bohemian style, empire-waisted dress and gold roped headband the main focal point.

19 Charlize Theron

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Showing that sometimes less is best, Charlize went for the minimal approach with her hair and beauty. Her eyes were smoked out with a soft brown rather than black and she kept hair gently swept back.

20 Silbley Scoles

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There’s matching your eyeshadow to your dress but Sibley Scoles took it one step further, matching her hair colour to her silver gown and can someone pass us the bleach immediately, please?

21 Margaret Qualley

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Looking fresh, Margaret let her incredibly good skin shine though with minimal makeup and a braided halo up-do.

22 Sandra Oh

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We have one question and one question only. What highlighter was used on Sandra’s face for the Oscars and where we can buy it? Okay, so that’s two but would you just for a minute look at her skin!

23 Cynthia Erivo

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Possibly our best dressed of the entire night, Cynthia made like Sibley and also matched her ice white dress to her hair. Her peachy nude lip was the perfect balance for her seriously smoky eyes and I’m just glad we bought our tickets to the gun show because those arms are incredible.

24 Rooney Mara

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Do you know what we love about Rooney? She has a signature look and she sticks to it. Just like her BAFTA appearance, Rooney went for a slicked-back bun and chic red lip to the Oscars.

25 Brie Larson

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We’re pretty sure if you looked up ‘healthy’ in the dictionary this picture of Brie Larson would pop up because did she, or did she not, look like the embodiment of health and wellness on the red carpet? That tan, that glow, that smile, still didn’t stop us ordering a McDonalds though…

26 Gal Gadot

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If you don’t wear a red lip Oscar night then when will you? Gal switched things up with her orange-toned lip that complemented her olive features.

27 Camila Morrone

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Wearing the blush pink dress of dreams and the blush pink makeup of dreams… life really isn’t fair sometimes. We love how Camila stuck to a very loose wave, keeping her look effortless.

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.

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