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Here Are All the Awe-Inspiring Beauty Looks at the 2019 Oscars


Now that we'reВ nearing the end of this year'sВ award season (catch up on ourВ favorite looks from the Golden Globes,В SAG Awards, andВ Grammys here), we can't help but feel a renewed sense of excitement for the whimsical, artistic, andВ awe-inspiringВ beauty looks set to come down the carpet. Actresses and their teams have been turning it out-from Laura Harrier andВ Lucy Boynton to Lady Gaga and Lupita Nyong'o-making beauty feel fun and fresh again.В Not to mention, since the show is set to run for three full hours, sans host, we may need all the sparkles, shine, and gloss we can get.В

While each actor is asked about their outfit, we're busy looking at their hair and makeup. Who will do sleek and straight? Nude or bold? The anticipation is killing us. And, just in case you feel the same way, we'll be updating with our favorite looks throughout the night right down below. Keep scrolling for all the goods and check back later for even more. You know all the most exciting A-listers show up last, so it's worth stopping back over.В

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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg killed this look-her hairstylist, Vernon François created knotted braid finger waves using the Styling~Cream ($25) and Pure~Fro Hold And Shine Serum ($28) from his namesake brand, as well as Got2b's Glued Blasting Freeze Spray ($8) and Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray. It's chic, fresh, and absolutely gorgeous paired with a thin feline flick and not much else. For her first trip down the Oscars red carpet, she certainly looks like a seasoned vet.

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Ashley Graham

Our girl Justine Marjan worked with Ashley Graham ahead of the Oscars red carpet, creating a slick, middle-parted bun adorned with black velvet bows. First, Marjan prepped Graham's damp hair with TresemmГ©'sВ Thermal Creations Blow Dry Balm ($5), and ironed it once it was dry. Then, she appliedВ TresВ Two Extra Hold GelВ ($5) and Jennifer Behr'sВ Velvet Bow Hairclip ($130) to top it all off.В

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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke paired a rosy, pink cheek with a matching berry matte lipstick-creating a makeup look that is natural and joyful as well as put-togetherВ in equal measure. The secret? Clarke worked with makeup artistВ Jillian Dempsey who used a Japanese gold sculpting bar to keep her skin looking lifted, contoured, and sculpted. The 24-carat, gold plated, vibrating t-bar mimics the effects of a massage, instantly relaxing facial muscles to release tension.

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Emma Stone

Celebrity hairstylistВ Mara RoszakВ opted forВ aВ simple, sleek, sculptural bunВ for Emma Stone's Oscars look. "Emma's Louis Vuitton dress is so striking, with these strong elements," she says. Roszak continues: "It's elegant, sleek and high-shine, and I wanted the hair to match." To create the look, she partedВ Stone's hair to the side and added two-inch Velcro rollers to the tops and sides for even more volume. "I sprayed the hair with Leonor GreylВ Voluforme Styling Spray ($36), and let the rollers set and coolВ before pulling the hair into a low, tight ponytail, securing with an elastic," Roszak explains. Then,В sheВ appliedВ Г‰clat Naturel Styling CreamВ ($46).

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Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier has seemed to master looking natural and fancy all at the same time. Her hair, a romantic-looking bun with face-framing waves is the perfect example. It's not precise, but it's perfect nonetheless. The look was dreamed up by her stylist, celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez, who took inspiration from her natural curls. "We loved that it was feminine, soft, and pretty without looking too done. It's fresh and young," Yepez says. To get the right texture, she rubbed a quarter-size amount ofВ All in One Dry Shampoo Texturizing SprayВ ($29) inВ her hands and massaged it intoВ Harrier's hair to break up the curls. That paired with a sheer gloss and baby blue shadow is a recipe for Oscars excellence.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga went Old Hollywood this time around, with her own performative twist. Everything was over-the-top from her diamonds to her structural 'do.В She worked with celebrity hairstylist Frederic Aspiras, who applied Joico'sВ Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil ($23) andВ Hair Shake Finishing Texturizing Spray ($19).

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Charlize Theron

My first reaction when I sawВ Charlize Theron come on the screen was, "Oh shit." I couldn't help it. She is a flawless piece of art and I'll never stop lusting after her hair and makeup looks (and toned bod, obviously). Tonight, she stepped out with a new chocolate brown crop, orange-red lipstick, and cheeks to match.В She prepped with Dior'sВ Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution ($65) and appliedВ Forever Skin Glow Radiant Perfection Skin-Caring Foundation ($52) and Dior Addict Stellar Shine in Riviera StarВ ($30). For her enviable hair, she worked with celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel. He says of the look: "I envisioned taking her hair to a luxe and rich shade of brown that would enhance those gorgeous blue eyes. I wanted a sexy side-swept bob that was luxurious, timeless, and chic."В AbergelВ used Ghd'sВ Platinum+ StylerВ ($249)В to createВ thatВ shiny finish and "just the right amount of movement to accentuate the cut," he explains. Goals, you know?

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close is Hollywood royalty, and it shows: "There's something regal about how she looks tonight,” her hairstylist Brant Mayfield gushes. He continues, "I wanted to create something with movement and pieceyness, but that would hold,” Mayfield shares. He applied Leonor Greyl's Au Lotus Volumizing Mousse ($46) from mid-shaft through the ends and finger dried her hair, shaping it with his hands, until it was about 90% dry. Then, he smoothed and fine-tuned, section by section, keeping the hair tight to her neck to keep it soft. Next came Leonor Greyl's Éclat Naturel Styling Cream ($46), "probably my favorite product ever made," Mayfield muses.

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Maya Rudolph

Maya RudolphВ worked with celebrity makeup artistВ Molly R. Stern who used "feminine and romantic colors to complement Maya's statement-making outfit," she says. Hero products were Kat Von D Beauty'sВ Studded Kiss CrГЁme Lipstick in NobleВ ($20), a combination of Con Amor, Lolita, Promesa, and Eterno from theВ Lolita Eyeshadow PaletteВ ($39), as well as Everlasting Lip Liner in LovecraftВ ($19).

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Constance Wu

Constance Wu kept things fairly natural as well, opting for a rosy lipstick, lashes, and a few sparkles below her lashline (to match those diamonds in her ears). Celebrity makeup artist Molly Greenwald used Pat McGrath Labs'В Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette ($125) to create depth andВ Perma PrecisionВ Liquid Eyeliner for impact. On the skin, she UsedВ Skin FetishВ Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio ($50) across her cheeks, temples, and bridge of nose to give the skin a high beam.

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Yalitza Aparicio

Yalitza Aparicio,В who made her film debut as Cleo in Alfonso CuarГіn's RomaВ (which yielded a best actress nom, by the way), looks absolutely radiant on the carpet. Her makeup is clean, glowy, and natural (seems a trend is brewing, no?), courtesy ofВ peachy gloss, a light dusting of pink shadow on her eyes, and a whispy lashes.В Celebrity makeup artistВ Carissa FerreriВ used 100% clean, vegan skincare and makeup. The hero products, according to Ferreri, includedВ Arbonne'sВ RE9 Advanced Prepwork Hydrating Dew CreamВ ($46),В It's All in the Eyes Volume 1 Eye Shadow Palette ($56), andВ Starlight Glow Palette ($65). Her hair, long, straight, and parted down the middle, is a beautiful complement.

For her sleek yet voluminous 'do, stylistВ Matt CollinsВ preppedВ Aparicio's hairВ withВ OribeВ Volumista MistВ and blowdried 90 percent of the way with the DysonВ Supersonic Hair Dryer Professional EditionВ on the highest heat setting and speed. He then took a round brush and over-directed at the root using theВ Supersonic's smoothing nozzleВ for added lift.

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Awkwafina

Awkwafina stunned in a lilac, sparkly number and matching makeup-the finish was glossy, glowy, with a sheer shimmer all over. She paired theВ makeup with long layers with just a slight bend for an overall relaxed yet refreshing beauty look. Unsurprisingly, the genius behind the waves was celebrity hairstylistВ Anh Co Tran-as he's been serving up enviable lived-in waves for years. "It's a modern tweak on classic waves, Tran says. "I wanted something youthful and chic to cohesively vibe with the pussy bow power suit and the soft makeup," he adds. To get the look, TranВ applied a good amount of medium-hold mousse on dry hair and then used Ghd'sВ Air Professional Performance Hairdryer ($199), lifting at the roots for volume. "Once the hair has been fully prepped," Tran says, "I used Ghd'sВ Platinum+ Styler ($249) to create what I like to call the #nuwave. It's a loose, sexy, lived-in texture."

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Regina King

Regina King showed off theВ haircut of the year, a textured bob with layers, as well as the night's makeup look-glossy pink lips and clean skin.В To create that lovely, glowy canvas King started preparingВ on the day of the showВ at The Arcona Studio in Beverly Hills, where sheВ received an 80-minute treatmentВ to collagen production and boost radiance. And, though you can't see it in this picture (find it here), King added a little glam with her manicure. Celebrity nail artistВ Rae Getter shares, "To compliment Regina's gorgeous white dress, we started with CND'sВ Shellac Nail Polish in Winter Glow ($9) as theВ light pink base and a rose gold glitter reverse French trim at the cuticle. This design was a way to keep a classic look with a little pop of color and shimmer."

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Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan shows off textured, wispy waves pulled back into an easy bun, which looks incredibly chic with her high, ruffled collar, winged liner, and, yup, you guessed it, pink gloss. Her stylist,В celebrity hairstylist Clariss Rubenstein, explains the inspiration, "I love how Brigitte Bardot's hair always looked intentional and had a point of view, while still looking totally effortless. I had that in mind when creating Gemma's look today." Rubenstein usedВ The One by Frederic Fekkai'sВ One Up Lift and Volume Spray ($29) andВ All in One Dry Shampoo Texturizing Paste ($26) to create the look.

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Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves looks absolutely angelic in a pink taffeta confection with makeup to match. Her glow looks like frosting, with a finish that is both glowy and etherial. Her skin is sculpted with a blinding pink highlight (by Pat McGrath, of course) and icy shadow patted along the inner corners of ere eyes. Celebrity makeup artist, Moani Lee, says of the look: "As always, I take my cues from Kacey's fashion choice and her stylist Erica Cloud dressed her in what she calls 'cotton candy confection.' I have always been inspired by the old Italian film stars and I wanted to embrace a modern take on an iconic Hollywood sultriness with a touch of freshness." To do that, Lee used Pat McGrath Labs' Highlighter + Balm Duo in NudeВ ($48), Skin Fetish Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio in Iridescent PinkВ ($50), and Lust Lip Gloss in Flesh FantasyВ ($28).

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson decided to go fresh and glowy tonight as well. Her skin looks incredible paired with a middle-parted bun and gold, glint-y lip gloss.

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Brie Larson

We're so into this side-swept lob every season-it never, ever goes out style. The waves are soft while her root is a bit more structured, the perfect combination for a winning look (and gives us Margot Robbie vibes in all the best ways, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett). "I wanted her hair to have a cool-girl, slept-in texture," Scarlett said of the look. "It's soft, but not overly shiny." He used Moroccanoil'sВ Volumizing Mousse ($28),В Dry Texture Spray ($28), andВ Luminous Hairspray Medium Hold ($24)

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Kiki Layne

Celebrity makeup artist Rebekah Aladdin worked withВ Kiki Layne ahead of her walk down the red carpet. Aladdin shares, "We wanted to create a luminous, fresh-faced glow to match her excitement about the evening." In order to do so, Aladdin mixed two Giorgio Armani Foundations to get the most flawless finish-first, she appliedВ Power Fabric Longwear High Cover Foundation ($64) down the center of her face to cancel out any shininess and thenВ Luminous Silk FoundationВ ($64) everywhere else. To get the eyes just right (sexy but still subtle), she usedВ shades from theВ Eyes To Kill Quattro Eyeshadow Palette in FestivalВ ($58) onВ Layne'sВ lids and creases to add dimension, andВ dabbed Eyes to Kill StellarВ Mono Eyeshadow in 5В ($35)В on justВ her lids for aВ little of sparkle.

FYI: See how Lucy Boynton's award season beauty became my entire 2019 mood.