Red carpet glam at its best.
At this very moment, Los Angeles is lit up with the most star-studded beauty looks at the 2019 Oscars. While I'm curious about who the winners of the films will be, I wholeheartedly believe these beauty looks deserve an entirely separate category of winners. From Ashley Graham to Constance Wu, these stunning hair and makeup looks stole the show tonight.
Tracee Ellis Ross wore her natural curls slicked back. Her glossy style was perfected by celebrity stylist Lacy Redway and that smokey eye is all Lisa Storey.
Lady Gaga is an absolute vision donning a twisted updo by celeb stylist Frederic Aspiras with the help of GHD and Joico products. Sarah Tanno kept her makeup fresh and neutral, topped off with a Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Steel(etto) ($24) to add a subtle pop of color.
Actress Tessa Thompson looks like a golden goddess with her copper metallic eyeshadow. Makeup artist Alex Babsky used Chanel Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Patine Bronze ($36) to make her eyes sparkle.
J.Lo is the red carpets' #1 stunner, always. Tonight she stuck with her regularly scheduled STUNNING program with her signature glowy, bronzed makeup look. Celeb hairstylist Chris Appleton left her roots flat and used the GHD Curve Soft Curl Iron ($199) to give a slight bend to her ends.
Danai Gurira's skin is glistening with radiance. Celebrity makeup artist Tym Buacharern used BLK/OPL products and Lashify 14mm, natural-style “A” Gossamers ($20) to complete her beauty look.
Amy Adams' wore the loose waves of my dreams on the red carpet. Celeb stylist John D. used a large barrel curling iron to shape those S-waves and added a spritz of TRESemmé TRES Two Unscented Extra Hold Hair Spray ($5) to keep them in place all night.
Redway also got If Beale Street Could Talk actress Kiki Layne red carpet-ready with a gorgeous halo braid coupled with a low bun that looks incredible. Redway used the Dyson Supersonic Professional Edition ($450) on max speed to blow-out her curls beforehand to secure that sleek texture. And that pristine complexion of hers was complemented with a brown-girl friendly trick by celeb MUA Rebekah Aladdin: she mixed two foundations together to get her perfect shade. First, she applied Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation in shade 11.75 ($64) followed up with Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 13 ($64).
Emma Stone's long-time stylist Mara Roszak pulled her new brunette bob back into a sculptural bun using Leonor Greyl products. And that chocolate brown, bronzey eye is Sisley Paris Phyto Eye Twist in copper ($50) and Phyto Ombre Glow ($54).
Serena looks like the regal queen that she is with a bronzed complexion and neutral makeup. Celebrity stylist Nai’vasha Johnson perfected her super long, sleek pony with Dove Style+Care Compressed Micro Mist Extra Hold Hairspray ($5).
I already gushed over my pure admiration for 60-year-old Angela Basset. MUA D’Andre Michael was inspired by the "Roaring 20s" for Basset's beauty look, so he used all MAC Cosmetics products to recreate something close to it.
For this country music superstar, makeup artist Moani Lee "wanted to embrace a modern take on an iconic Hollywood sultriness with a touch of freshness give this country music superstar," she said in a statement. Those angelic eyes are of course all the doing of the cool and smokey tones in the Pat McGrath Mothership I: Subliminal Palette ($125)—a splurge, but worth it.
According to celebrity hairstylist, Clariss Rubenstein for Olivia Garden, the inspiration behind this classic low chignon was french actress Brigitte Bardot. To maintain texture throughout Rubenstein used Frederic Fekkai One Up Lift and Volume Spray ($29). MUA Monika Blunder used Clé de Peau Beauté products to perfect her luminous complexion.
Regina King, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk beauty won the red carpet with her undeniable beauty. She began her glam by prepping her skin with the Red-Carpet Radiance Treatment at Los Angeles-based spa ARCONA. Makeup artist Latrice Johnson took her radiance to the next level with Pat McGrath SKIN FETISH: Highlighter + Balm Duio in Bronze ($48) topped off with Sublime Skin Highligthing Trio in Bronze Nectar ($50). And she's wearing $7 lashes from KISS Lash Couture in Naked Drama, Tulle like they're worth a million bucks.
Laura Harrier's sky-blue eyeshadow to match her stunning dress wins best monochromatic moment of the evening, IMO. Her messy top knot paired with loose, frame-framing curls was done by celeb stylist Jennifer Yepez using The One by Frédéric Fekkai hair care products.
Supermodel Ashley Graham looked stunningly sophisticated with what makeup artist Kate Synnott called a "structured feline eye and movie star lip" done with ALLEVEN London products. Before her makeup was applied, Synnott lathered all OLEHENRIKSEN products on the models' skin to ensure a bright, luminous finish. Stylist, Justine Marjan scored that ultra-sleek bun with the help of a flat brush and TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Gel ($5).
Kristin Cavallari never has to try hard, yet still looks strikingly beautiful. That inky black liner of hers was perfected by talented makeup artist Ash K Holm using COVERGIRL Outlast Active Get in Line Liquid Eyeliner ($7). Marjan gave her a good combination of sleek and texture incorporating TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 4: Extend ($5) to keep the style intact all night.
Zuri Hall always lets her natural hair flourish on the red carpet, and I'm here for it. This time, her curls were sitting pretty in a high ponytail with ample volume.
Constance Wu lit up the red carpet looking like sunshine with her yellow Versace dress. Before the show, she paid a visit to celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas to prep her skin. Makeup artist Molly Greenwald kept her look timeless with a "berry pop" lip using Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Major Red ($25) filled in with Mattetrance Lipstick in Vendetta ($38). As for her hair, Celebrity hairstylist, Derek Yuen, created a sleek, dreamy ponytail for her with Goldwell and Varis haircare products.
That perfect-looking skin of Amandla Stenberg was spoiled with some TLC from makeup artist Kali Kennedy using Yes To Coconut Energizing Coffee Eye Mask ($2) and Cucumbers Cooling Under Eye De-Puffer ($9). The one and only Vernon François gave Stenberg the most gorgeous braided fingerwaves because he said it best in his Instagram caption: "Braids are chic, too."
The stunning actress debuted a brunette bob that blew everyone away by hairstylist, Nicola Clarke, using Virtue products. Celebrity facialist Georgia Louise prepped Clarke's skin with sculpt and massage methods from her signature Red Carpet GLO facial and products.
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