Oscars 2016 beauty: The 25 best hair and makeup looks of the night
Still feeling weird about that Stacey Dash moment at the Oscars? So are we. But if you can manage, shake off that uncomfortable memory and join us as we walk through the Oscars 2016 beauty moments that we’re still swooning over.
First, let’s talk trends. As we’ve mentioned before, we don’t think celebrities take enough risks on the Oscars red carpet. The Grammys, sure. The VMAs? Definitely. But the Academy Awards are usually reserved for romantic updos and smoky eyes. Maybe a statement lip, if we’re lucky.
This year, yes, we saw those things. But we also saw some celebs taking real risks—and they paid off. For example, Rooney Mara showed up in bold, straight brows, a red lip, and a triple knot updo. Chrissy Teigen also wowed us with her epic braids, and Alicia Vikander‘s half-bun was a pleasant—and refreshingly chill—surprise.
A standout trend on the Oscars red carpet was matching your makeup to your dress (a look we’ve been pushing for over a year now). Rachel McAdams wore green liner to match her gown, Charlize Theron added a touch of red eyeshadow to her smoky eye (an impressive feat), and Olivia Munn wore an orange lipstick that matched her dress perfectly.
On the statement lips front, Priyanka Chopra, Reese Witherspoon, and Sofia Vergara showed up to represent the colourful side of things, while Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan and Alicia Vikander went the nude route.
Browse the gallery below for all the Oscars 2016 beauty looks.