There are few award shows as highly anticipated as the 95th Academy Awards. Better known as the Oscars, the event brings together actors, producers, and directors alike to celebrate the top performances within the American film industry. Onscreen merits aside, the ceremony also present stars with the opportunity to showcase their best fashion and beauty looks as they stroll the red carpet. In the hours before the first award is even given out, celebrities always deliver a number of iconic beauty looks and major fashion moments. And this year’s red carpet is no exception. From elegant hairstyles to bold makeup, the 2023 Oscars best beauty looks are a glamorous conclusion to a whirlwind awards season.
Of course, the stars did not disappoint in showcasing some of the season’s top trends — with the grandeur a night like the Oscars demands. Updos of all shapes and sizes dominated the red carpet, with celebrities demonstrating why the hairstyle remains an award show staple. Vanessa Hudgens and Florence Pugh are two stars who opted for sculptural shapes, while Cate Blanchett and Rihanna went for effortless, loose finishes. In the makeup department, soft smoky eyes were favored by Halle Berry and Michelle Yeoh, while Lady Gaga and Jessica Chastain went for dramatic red lips.
Ahead, TZR has rounded up the must-see beauty looks from the 2023 Oscars red carpet.
Carson is giving complete princess vibes with her sleek French roll chignon and equally bold brows and cat-eye eyeliner. Her makeup artist Karan Mitchell created the classic glam look with Valentino Beauty products.
The ‘clean girl’ beauty look is alive on the carpet with Saldaña’s chic middle-part style, which was blown out to perfection by celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak with products from her hair care line, RŌZ. Her dewy, glowy skin is the work of makeup artist Vera Steimberg, who used Chanel’s N°1 de CHANEL Revitalizing Foundations in BD71 and BD121 and Le Correcteur de CHANEL Longwear Concealer in B80 for her complexion base.
Pugh’s side-swept baby bangs and black bow adds a punk twist to her updo, and her makeup takes a similar approach. Makeup artist Alex Babsky went for a sweet but tough vibe, opting for Valentino Beauty’s Eye2Cheek Blush and Eyeshadow in 09 Poudre, “a beautifully deep plummy brown,” and Rosso Valentino Refillable Lipstick in 112R.
Oh’s canary yellow dress stands out in a sea of neutral gowns on the red carpet. She turned to her necklace for makeup inspiration, matching her red lip to her jewels, while her loose wavy updo mimicked the pleats in her gown.
Kaling is serving ‘90s glamour with her moody brown lip, full lashes, and slicked-back wet-look hair. Hairstylist Marc Mena achieved the sleek look with Fable & Mane's Smooth and Shine Hair Oil and a spritz of hairspray.
“Ariana wore a classic and elegant yet eye catching Versace dress. I wanted her hair to compliment this esthetic, so I went with a classy and timeless side part chignon bun with a molded front,” her stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew says in a statement. “The final look was giving expensive, classic beauty.” Mission accomplished, thanks to an arsenal of Matrix hair care products. Shimmery metallic silver eye makeup and a nude lip further drive the look home.
MacDowell is a true Hollywood siren in a tousled updo with a sheer plum lip. The L’Oréal Paris ambassador’s makeup artist Mary Wiles chose the brand’s Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Plum Explosion for the occasion.
Blunt’s makeup artist Jenn Streicher complimented her strapless white gown with fresh-faced makeup consisting of soft pink tones. She used Chanel’s Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick in Rosée and Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in Soleil Tan Medium Bronze to achieve the healthy glow. As for her hair, celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves created Blunt’s sleek bun with wispy tendrils using John Frieda products.
Chau went for a monochromatic moment, matching her rosy makeup look to her Prada gown. Her sleek updo keeps the focus on her makeup and her Mandarin collar.
Yousafzai is the epitome of glamour with her rich plum lipstick and glittering headscarf.
Yeoh’s soft waves, prepped with FEKKAI products by Mara Roszak, was the epitome of ethereal. To top it off, her brunette hair was accessorized with a bejeweled headband proving to be the perfect compliment to her feather-adorned gown. Then, makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani used Lashify to create those extra lush lashes and La Mer skin prep for a glowy base. As for the rosy pink lip that tied the entire look together, Bedrani layered Dior’s Rouge Dior Lipstick in Mitzah Matte and Addict Lipstick in Mallow Rose.
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De Armas oozes classic glamour with her waist-skimming dark hair and glossy pink lip. Her exact shade? A combination of Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Lipstick in shades Irresistible and Renegade.
Inspired by Hollywood sirens from the golden era, Chastain’s beauty look is the definition of red carpet glamour. The actor’s glowing skin was accented with the natural flush of Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wands and her bouncy cascading waves are the work of hairstylist Renato Campora using Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris.
Berry stuns with a new curly asymmetrical bob and glam smoky eyes. Just a flush of color from matte blush is all that’s needed to showcase her skin’s radiance, which was achieved by makeup artist Jorge Monroy via skin care prep with CurrentBody Skin LED Face Mask.
Effortless and gorgeous, Kidman’s smoldering look consisted of smudgy eyeliner and a blowout with lived-in texture. Her makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan reached for Sisley Paris products, while hairstylist Adir Abergel created the smooth, effortless style with Virtue Labs products.
“Soft glam” was Bassett’s MO on the 2023 Oscars red carpet. Hairstylist Randy Stodghill crafted her curly Old Hollywood bob with NAVY Hair Care products, while makeup artist D’Andre Michael used shades of pink to create her romantic makeup look, including the Chanel Les 4 Rouges Yeux et Joues Eyeshadow and Blush Palette in Caractère and Tendresse.
Always one to step outside the box, Monáe’s cornrows and flawless makeup perfectly embodied the actor’s flair for personality on the red carpet. Her hairstylist Nikki Nelms did it again, adding metallic thread into the protective style, which she created using Bumble and bumble products, specifically the Hairdressers Invisible Oil.
Gaga made Old Hollywood glamour modern with a clean French-braided style that her go-to hairstylist Frederic Aspiras polished with products from Joico. Makeup artist Sarah Tanno finished off the look with dramatic smudgy eyeliner, draped blush, and a brilliant red lipstick, all from Haus Labs.
Timeless is the only way to describe Blanchett’s tousled updo and glossy peach lip. Hairstylist Robert Vetica used Better Not Younger’s Lift Me Up Hair Thickener to create a voluminous base for the textured updo.
Hayek is another star who turned to her gown when mapping our her beauty look for the night. Makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic used his SurrealSkin Foundation and La Mer products to give her skin a glow that rivals her red sequined gown. Sultry, beachy waves completed the look, which stylist Jennifer Yepez achieved with Bellami hair extensions and Verb styling products, specifically the Volume Dry Texture Spray.