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These 2024 Oscars Beauty Looks Raise The Red Carpet Bar Forever

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Even if you’re watching the 96th annual Academy Awards at home a thousand miles away from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater, the electricity and excitement in the air are still practically palpable. The culmination of the months-long awards season, the attending stars have saved their very best outfits and beauty choices for last — and that’s really saying something.

From the moment famed red carpet rolled out, early arrivals like Eva Longoria, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jamie Lee Curtis set the (very glamorous) scene with their sleek, smoky eye makeup and immaculate blowouts — not to mention Vanessa Hudgens’ baby bump reveal. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Union, Issa Rae, and Emily Blunt all tapped right into the beloved ballerina bun trend with a pair of impossibly sophisticated, high-pulled updos. An overarching theme of the night seems to revolve around subtle but impactful details, like meaningful nail art, a touch of glistening highlighter, or an especially dramatic set of lashes. What’s fun, though, is the red carpet is only half the fun, with fresh looks incoming for both on-stage presentations and an assortment of famed afterparty.

Ahead, explore the best Oscars beauty of the night, including hair, makeup, nails, and more.


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With one of the very best bobs in the game, Zendaya closed out the red carpet in classic fashion. She simulated the look of side-bangs with strategic styling by Tai Simon using Joico hair products, while delicate touches of pearly highlighter act like a wearable spotlight.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Offering a taste of summer with warm bronzer and a gelled-back side-part, Lawrence is so luminous on the red carpet. The glow is courtesy of celeb-favorite makeup artist Hung Vanngo and Dior Beauty products.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph

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Randolph’s look is exactly why Oscars beauty is always the best of the year. She brought all the glamour and drama with an icy blue gown, complementing it with an intricate, jewel-studded nail design and a glossy caramel lipstick. Her radiant skin is courtesy of Iván Pol of The Beauty Sandwich, who gave Randolph the brand’s signature facial ahead of the event. Makeup artist Sheika Daley used Lancôme products Beautyblender tools for a seamless, radiant complexion, while hairstylist Tai Simon shaped her glossy blonde waves using Joico hair products.

Lily Gladstone

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Gladstone couldn’t be more stunning with long, loose curls and pearly silver nails. Keeping her Chanel makeup, applied by Fiona Stiles, on the subtle side, her soft matte lipstick color plays off the cobalt color of her gown. Celebrity hairstylist Marc Mena created the alluring hairstyle using a combination of Indigenous-owned brand Sister Sky and Better Not Younger products, as well as Great Lengths hair extensions and the new Pearl Pink Shark FlexStyle. Before makeup, Lord Gavin McLeod Valentine gave Gladstone the Augustinus Bader’s The Method facial.

Margot Robbie

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With a gown that feels so anti-Barbie, Robbie’s tousled waves and matte nude lips continue the lightly edgy theme with their artfully undone feel. For inquiring minds, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in Intemporelle is the exact lipstick Pati Dubroff used.

Ariana Grande

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Channeling her Wicked character with a big, puffy pink gown, Grande continued the drama with her curled updo and massive, doe-eye lashes.

Michelle Yeoh

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Always a standout on any red carpet she walks, Yeoh’s 2024 Oscars look proves why she’s such a beauty icon. Her low, glossy ponytail practically cascades down her back while her immaculate skin — made up by celebrity artist Sabrina Bedrani using Dior Beauty products — is dewy and glowing. Her hair was styled by Robert Vetica using Olaplex products and the viral Shark FlexStyle.

Greta Gerwig

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Keeping true to her beauty signatures including her close-cropped blonde hair and dewy skin, Gerwig looks full of life on the red carpet. Her healthy, natural glow comes via makeup artist Molly R. Stern, who prepped the director’s complexion with Le Domaine skin care.

Florence Pugh

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So many stars seem to be into silver tones this year, and Pugh demonstrates why it’s so popular. Her soft gray nails are studded with crystals, coordinated with the stone-covered bodice through her gown. Adir Abergel created Pugh’s sculpted yet tousled waves using Virtue styling products.

Emma Stone

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With a new hair color that features only a hint of her signature red, Stone enters a fresh era at the Oscars. Her rose-pink lipstick is a standout makeup color, but attention must also be paid to the silvery, moonlit highlighter illuminating her nose tip, collarbones, and shoulders — all applied by Rachel Goodwin, using Charlotte Tilbury products. Iván Pol of The Beauty Sandwich gave Stone the brand’s red carpet-favorite facial ahead of the evening, too. Her soft curls are by Mara Roszak, of course, who created them using products from her own RŌZ hair care line.

Lupita Nyong’o

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Everything about Nyong’o’s Oscar looks sparkles. There’s her gown, of course, as well as her spangly glitter eyeshadow (created using Chanel products applied by Nick Barose) and all-over body shine. Take a closer look at her nails, though, and note the iridescent polish — the perfect finishing touch, created by Deborah Lippmann. Her chic, shimmering hairstyle come courtesy of Vernon François, using Matrix products.

Kirsten Dunst

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Against her pale blonde hair and soft white gown, Dunst’s red lipstick pops extra-bright. It feels just a touch retro, emphasized by her deep side-part and gentle curls.

Cynthia Erivo

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Did you expect Erivo to arrive in anything other than a dashing shade of Wicked green? For the Oscars, she opted for deeper, more goblet-green tone, matching her eyeliner and luminous green tips to her gown. Celebrity artist Joanna Simkin created the makeup look using Kjaer Weis products and skin prep by La Mer.

Emily Blunt

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Blunt too got in on the balletcore trend on this Oscar night, but she went the deconstructed route with a looser updo. Pearlescent makeup adds to the elegant feel. Her hairstylist, Laini Reeves, explained in press materials that the pair decided on a Grecian theme for the updo, created using Hidden Crown hair extension and Hair Rituel By Sisley Paris styling products. Celebrity facialist Lord Gavin McLeod Valentine used Augustinus Bader’s The Method practice on her skin before makeup, which consisted of Charlotte Tilbury products applied by Jenn Streicher.

Anya Taylor-Joy

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Everything about Taylor-Joy’s look is perfectly color-coordinated, from her oyster nails to the smoke-gray eyeshadow (and even her icy hair color), all fitting right in with the cool-toned palette of her gown. Celebrity makeup artist Georgie Eisdell used Dior Beauty products to get the soft matte eye look.

Danielle Brooks

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Old Hollywood glamour is always a great choice at the Oscars, but it’s rarely done as well as Brooks’ 2024 look. Her full, curled bob by Tish Celestine using Wella Professionals is an all-time classic, as are her arched brows and winged liner by Rebekah Aladdin and Benefit Cosmetics.

America Ferrera

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She might have played a human in the movie, but Ferrera looks completely Barbie-fied at the Oscars. Hairstylist Aviva Perea turned to Briogeo products to ensure her short, flipped bob is loaded with volume and shape while her makeup is classic and demure to let her glimmering pink gown shine. Her artist Linda Hay used COVERGIRL products to create the timeless makeup look.

Billie Eilish

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Totally antithetical to her usual edgy beauty and outfit choices, Eilish went the preppy route this year with round brush-shaped curtain bangs, warm pink cheeks, and lip-defining liner. Though one her more low-key looks, it’s all so captivating.

Hailee Steinfeld

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As one of the youngest Oscar nominees ever for 2010’s True Grit, Steinfeld knows it’s all about how a red carpet beauty moment and fashion choice play off each other. Because her gossamer-light gown is so flowy, she brilliantly paired it with a deep side-parted, slicked-down bun.

Quannah Chasinghorse

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Striking in a stain-finish scarlet lipstick that matches her equally silky gown, take a look at Chasinghorse’s eyeliner — it too is red, one of the coolest makeup picks of the night so far.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Radiant is the only way to describe Hudgens’ internet-breaking red carpet look. Revealing her pregnancy in a form-fitting black down, she complemented her beautiful bump with long French tip nails and a flowing half-ponytail complete with Y2K-inspired, face-framing strands. The retro updo was created by her go-to stylist Danielle Priano using SexyHair products.

Issa Rae

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Rae’s tall, twisted updo is a true work of art. The intertwining twirls show off some pretty cinnamon-red highlights, peeking through the darker strands like an accessory. A gentle liner wing makes her lashes look even fuller, and her lip gloss matches the body shine through her décolletage — and the sequins on her gown.

Eva Longoria

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So classically glamorous and more than a little sultry with her long, nude-polished nails and dramatic eye makeup by Elan Bongiorno using L’Oréal Paris cosmetics and skin care, Longoria’s look is a high water mark of the evening — and that’s to say nothing of her extra-shiny hair, blown straight with a center-part by Ken Paves, using L’Oréal Paris products.

Gabrielle Union

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At once so ethereal and elegant, Union’s neat, high bun keeps the balletcore trend going strong for another year. Her fluttery lashes and delicate pink lipstick, all Chanel products applied by celebrity artist Tasha Reiko Brown, heighten an effect that’s frankly rather fairylike, too. As for her soft gray nails, they’re the work of Thuy Nguyen using CND products.

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Blowouts simply don’t get better than Curtis’ sleek silver take, expertly brushed back and shaped with plenty of manageable volume. Softly smoky eyeshadow and dewy skin round out her Oscar night look, applied by makeup artist Grace Ahn using Beautyblender tools and Beauty Pie makeup and skin care.