It's no question that stars have been spectacular on the big screen this past year, and their films deserve all the praise at the 2020 Academy Awards. The red carpet is rolled out in Los Angeles, and is filled with recipients ready to accept their awards. Of course, the fanciest evening for film calls for the most gorgeous glam. From Janelle Monáe's sparkly hood to America Ferrera's gold headband, these dazzling beauty looks are everything. Scroll on for my favorites.
The Academy Award for Best Beauty Look goes to...Janelle Monáe. Celebrity MUA Jessica Smalls prepped her skin with Dermaflash Luxe Device for the ultimate glow, and topped off her look by layering three sets of Lashify Gossamers Lashes with a red lip for peak glamour. Celeb stylist Nikki Nelms used Maui Moisture products to perfect Monáe's side swoop under her crystallized hood.
Theron, we bow down. MUA Kate Lee complemented her ever-glowing complexion with Dior's new Capture Totale C.e.l.l. Energy High-Performance Treatment Serum-Lotion followed by Dior Makeup products. As far as that sleek pixie's concerned, stylist Adir Abergel raked Virtue's Healing Oil through her hair from root-to-tip for smoothing, then threaded a half moon shape in the back of her cut for an added detail.
Johansson looks so dreamy in her metallic gown paired with dazzling eye makeup to match by makeup artist Frankie Boyd. Her loose updo is jazzed-up with a sparkly wire weaved throughout created by hairstylist Jenny Cho.
Raise your hand if you want your winged liner to look as good as Dever's? Same. Makeup artist Jenna Kristina did that, while stylist Chad Wood gave her a fresh chop.
Kaling looks absolutely gorgeous with her luminous skin prepped by skin guru Joanna Vargas, then done-up by Janice Kinjo who used No7 Protect and Perfect ADVANCED All in One Foundation in Toffee. "The inspiration for the look was Classic Hollywood glamour with a modern twist," Kinjo said.
45-year-old Cruz is a vision with her sleek, straight hair, which is a departure from her usual red carpet curls. This next-level makeup was mastered by Hung Vanngo: "Penélope loves the glamour and makeup looks of the '90s," he said. "So we decided to go in that direction by enhancing her beautiful eyes and lips using smokey bronze shades and a defined salmon-y lip color," which is all courtesy of Lancôme skin and makeup products. Her lip is Lancôme's L'absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick in Coeur De Rubis.
Actress Ronan wowed everyone with her brand-new, wispy bangs by Adir Abergel using Virtue Labs and Dyson Hair products. Kara Yoshimoto Bua is responsible for that shimmery lilac shadow from the Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Au Fil Des Fleurs.
“French chic meets young Hollywood," is how hairstylist Jenny Cho described Boynton's pearl-studded part. Cho used Hair Rituel by Sisley-Paris Volumizing Spray from roots to ends, finished off with the Hair Rituel by Sisley-Paris Precious Hair Care Oil. Her cherry red lip and feathery "doll like" lashes courtesy of generous coats of Chanel Le Volume Révolution de CHANEL in Noir were perfected by Jo Baker who used WELEDA Skin Food Lip Butter on her eyelids for a "beaming natural healthy skin lid."
This, my friends, is how you remix an updo. Stylist Peter Lux played-up Pugh's oily texture by working it into "an intricate row of knots with thin sections of hair shaped into fans." Lux sprayed Dove Style+ Care Micro Mist Flexible Hold Hairspray throughout for a long-lasting hold. Makeup artist Alex Babsky glided Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance lipstick in Femme Bot for a soft berry finish.
"Cynthia’s look was simple fairytale glam," celeb stylist Coree Moreno said, who used an extra hydrating combo of Dove Amplified Textures Hydrating Cleanse Shampoo and Dove Amplified Textures Moisture Spa Recovery Mask to preserve her icy white color. MUA Terrell Mullin gave her the brown smokey eye of my dreams using Giorgio Armani's Eyes To Kill Eye Quattro Eye Shadow in 2 on her crease. Lastly, those fire nails were courtesy of nail artist Gina Oh using Christian Louboutin Beauty.
Wilson's bright and beaming complexion is thanks to the Knesko Rose Quartz Antioxidant Face Mask and the Grown Alchemist Detox Hydra-Mist used on her skin before makeup application. Makeup artist Matin then went in with the the Surratt Beauty Automatique Lip Crayon in Alluring to paint on that pop of red. Those Old Hollywood waves were sealed with Leonor Greyl Laque Souple hair spray to keep them in place all night, adorned with the Kitsch x Justine Marjan XL Rhinestone Chain Bobby Pin Set in Gold.
Can we all please pay our respects to Beetz epic crown of curls that were crafted by the one and only Lacy Redway using Nexxus Haircare products, including the Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist. " I wanted to keep the look authentic to Zazie and really showcase her natural texture," Redway said. "We didn’t use a ton of product outside of the Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist, because I wanted her hair to feel light & airy, and have movement.” Her soft smokey eye was touched by Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Mat Taupe and in Black Wood.
Ferrera literally looks regal with her bone-straight, center-parted hair done by Aviva Perea who used Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream to secure this sleek texture. Her natural makeup was made possible with makeup artist Vanessa Scali who completed her look with Lorac's Alter Ego Lipstick in Beach Babe.
All eyes were on King's next-level lashes this evening and awe-worthy glow. King pampered herself with a visit to The ARCONA Studio for a Red-Carpet Radiance Treatment, and I must say her skin looks incredible finished off with a full face of Charlotte Tilbury's new Pillowtalk Collection including the new Pillow Talk Medium lipstick and liner.
Aldridge paid skincare expert Joanna Vargas a visit before the carpet to prep her skin for lights, camera, action. If you also want to recreate her red lipstick right now, go get the Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in 400, which was done by MUA Carolina Gonzalez. As for this picture-perfect glossy texture, celeb stylist Laura Polko worked in the Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play to nail this look.
Gerwig's luminous complexion was prepped with Sisley-Paris Instant Perfect to create a smooth base."I was really inspired by the olive tone of Greta’s custom gown, and I have always loved the idea of pairing pink and green together," celeb MUA Jenn Streicher said to describe Gerwig's lips. So, to play off of her flushed cheeks she swiped Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick in 500 on top.
When does Robbie ever not stun on the red carpet? QTNA. This evening, her long-time stylist Bryce Scarlett used Moroccanoil products, including the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium to set the style. "To compliment Margot’s vintage, off-the-shoulder Chanel gown, I created a sculpted, modern take on an old Hollywood style with crisp, sharp waves," Scarlett said explaining the style. As for that bright cherry rid lip, makeup artist Pati Dubroff used a combination of Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres in Rouge Cerise and Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder in Invincible.
Pause Well-Aging skincare, a premiere line made for women with mature skin, was applied all-over Louis-Dreyfus' skin before hitting the red carpet by Celebrity makeup artist Karen Kawahara.“Julia arrived with clean skin, so I first applied the Pause Collagen Boosting Moisturizer to her face," Kawahara explained. "Then I massaged her face with the Pause Fascia Stimulating Tool...Julia said that the coolness of the metal tool felt really good on her skin. I found that it made the moisturizer penetrate beautifully. Julia’s skin looked really hydrated, and a little firmer and tighter, too.”
I didn't think Hayek's Brigitte Bardot-inspired updo could get anymore glamorous until she turned to the side and revealed this decadent hair piece. Celebrity hairstylist, Jennifer Yepez created this look with Bella Spirit products, namely the Bella Spirit Finishing Treatment Spray for finishing touches. Her stunning makeup was done by makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic using YSL Beauty products.
Oh is the epitome of peak elegance with her curly braided updo mastered by stylist Peter Butler who used Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream to lock this style in place. "All and all, I wanted her skin to glow and her makeup to be chic and elegant," makeup artist Mai Quynh said who used Giorgio Armani's new Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer followed up with the Luminous Silk Foundation in 6 for a luminous glow.
There's only one word that adequately describe's Porter's energy on the red carpet: f-i-e-r-c-e. "To keep with the royalty theme, we wanted his beautiful facial structure to shine through so we used radiating products that complimented and accentuated his natural complexion," MUA Anna Bernabe said who used e.l.f. Cosmetics' new Matte Putty Primer and Hydrating Camo Concealer to do the job. Berber also used Suave Professionals for Natural Hair Define & Shine Gel Serum to perfect Porter's waves.