Hollywood’s most glamorous night of the year just happened, and after a decidedly un-glam year, we’re even more excited than usual to celebrate everything that the Academy Awards has to offer. First on the docket? Peeping the best beauty looks from the 2021 Oscars red carpet. From surprise bangs (we’re looking at you, Margot Robbie) to colourful smoky eye makeup, we’re thrilled to see our favourite A-list celebs showing up to the most exciting red carpet of the year donning bold beauty looks.
Below are the 14 best beauty looks from the 2021 Oscars that we’ll be talking about all week.
Like her show-stopping glow at the Golden Globes earlier this year, Andra Day once again proved that sometimes, there’s nothing more striking and memorable than glowing skin. Her subtle nod to the ’90s with brown lip liner and pink lipstick? That’s just the cherry on top of a total red carpet beauty win.
At this point we can’t help but hold Zendaya to the highest of standards when it comes to serving looks at every red carpet appearance, and she has yet to disappoint. At last night’s Academy Awards, her long, loooong wavy locks stole our hearts, and her equally beachy coral blush and effortless bushy brows tied the look together perfectly.
Zhao, who just became the first Asian woman and first woman of colour to win the top directing prize at the Oscars, as well as only the second woman ever to win the award, proved that sometimes simplicity is best. Exhibit A: her beautiful braids.
Leave it to Margot Robbie, and longtime hairstylist Bryce Scarlett, to leave us once again pondering the age-old question: should we get bangs?
Last night the iconic Angela Bassett proved that bright primary colours are anything but basic. We love any celebrity who dares to go the blue eyeshadow route, but when paired with a bright red gown? Particularly perfect.
We’ll never tire of a classic Hollywood glam look, as exhibited flawlessly by Maria Bakalova last night, who donned a vampy red lip and brown smoky eye.
Blue eyeshadow strikes again, this time perfectly matching Regina King’s stunning Louis Vuitton gown.
A sleek low chignon with a deep side part and matte red lip is a combo that never fails on the red carpet, and Amanda Seyfried proves why if it ain’t broke, you shouldn’t fix it.
From her cornrows and gorgeous baby hairs to her long, fluttery lashes and lush lip gloss, Tiara Thomas’s Oscars 2021 beauty look will live in our heads rent-free from here on out.
A soft pink lip, classic smoky eye and gorgeous curly updo proved to be a winning combination for the one and only Viola Davis.
Pairing a purple gown with purple lips, purple sunglasses and purple eye makeup might seem like a lot, but H.E.R. — whose Oscars fashion was reportedly inspired by Prince — proves that sometimes, more really is more.
This chic minimalist moment, courtesy of Vanessa Kirby, is going on our manifestation board, stat.
A copper smoky eye and soft pink lip may not sound like a traffic-stopping combo, but on America’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon it just works.
A choppy, asymmetrical blunt bob with micro-bangs? We have no choice but to stan.